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Bodega Bay Lodge
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Bodega Bay
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Reviewed 29 October 2017

Bodega Bay became a "fallback" destination for us when the wine country wildfires broke out in early October and we could not get to our initially planned accommodations in the town of Sonoma. We had to come up with a 'Plan B' while in transit to San Francisco and we came up with Bodega Bay Lodge and we are happy that we found this place based on a quick internet search and a telephone call to confirm that they were open and largely unaffected by the fires.
Our single king room was clean and spacious and the room was comfortably furnished, including a Keurig coffeemaker. The room also had a fireplace (we didn't use) and a balcony.
Bodega Bay is a quaint little fishing village with the added attraction of being fairly close to a number of nice wineries in the Sebastopol area. The Lodge also had several local wines for tasting in the lobby each evening. We also had a very good breakfast at the on-site restaurant (Drakes).

Room Tip: Best views would be from second floor rooms.
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  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Nathan D, General Manager at Bodega Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Glenn,

Thanks for sharing your fire story. While this was not part of the plan, neither was the discovery of this Bodega Bay and harbor by Sir Francis Drake many years ago. A true journey of discovery should have some nice surprises along the way and we appreciate that you were open to exploring some of ours!

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Reviewed 29 October 2017

The service that I experienced is All employees (aka) Staff are received as being very happy in their positions.
It is always nice to be around a positive environment, which is displayed by
the employees.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Robert E
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Nathan D, General Manager at Bodega Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Robert,

Your vote of confidence is worth more than you know. Thank you and look forward to the next time.

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Reviewed 28 October 2017

We are typical "branded" hotel travels so we were not sure what to expect with the Lodge. We were pleasantly surprised on how nice the property was and the amenities it included. The hotel and dining staff were all very nice and helpful. Two onsite dining options (one more formal and the other a pub/lodge feel) were good.

  • Stayed: October 2017, travelled as a couple
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Thank Jordan S
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Nathan D, General Manager at Bodega Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Jordan,

Thanks for your trust in us for your stay! Being a small company with Woodside Hotels means we get to be independent at Bodega Bay Lodge. This does not mean we can cut corners or take our guests for granted and so we work that much harder in our space to define our brand. We consider this brand to be specific to who we are and we work very hard to ensure we never lose sight of this in our interactions with each other and our guests.

Thanks and hope to tear more layers of the onion back with you on your next visit!

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

This is our third stay at the Bodega Bay Lodge & Spa. Every stay left us with the impression of wanting to come back again and again. The setting and the well maintained grounds are a joy to behold.
The staff is very friendly and efficient. The rooms, with and without a fireplace are very cozy. We got a good night's sleep in the comfortable beds. All he rooms provide provide special little touches, like the nightlight in the bathroom, the Q-tips and cotton balls in a pretty little jar, of course a soft, warm bathrobe and slippers, an umbrella and a Keurig Coffeemaker. After a day of sightseeing we came back to an offering of wine and cheese in the lobby - nice touch.
one thing though I like to mention for improvement . The showers or bathtubs could use a grab bar for us older, less physically flexible guests. This has been my "gripe" in many other places we stayed at, too. Overall - this is a great place for relaxation and comfort.

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Thank Inge P
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Nathan D, General Manager at Bodega Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Inge,

Thank you for your stay and balanced feedback! We listen to our guests and employ their thoughts to the best of our ability. So much of who we are and where we have come from has been shaped by people just like you!

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Reviewed 27 October 2017

The Bodega Bay Lodge was pretty close to what we expected it to be. Big, well-appointed room with a balcony featuring a great view of the bay. The Drake Lounge had a limited but sufficient menu featuring great burgers. The fire pit outside the restaurant lounge was a welcoming place to commiserate with other guests. The very large spa attracted guests from morning into the night, non-stop. We would have loved to use the in-room fireplace, but, alas, the weather was far too warm. A problem with the TV was addressed quickly and resolved in a friendly manner. Parking was particularly handy. Upstairs rooms (guestrooms are on two floors) require use of stairs, there are no elevators. Beware of lack of cellphone service (the desk told me Verizon is the only provider in the area, I don't have Verizon). It took a little while to establish an internet/WiFi connection. Thankfully, I was able to use the WiFi calling feature in my smartphone to enable me to piggy-back on the WiFi signal for calls and texts. There is a warning buoy in the bay, near the Lodge, that emits an electronic sound every 10 seconds. My wife stopped noticing it, but it bothered me throughout the second night, which was quite warm. In warm weather, the sound cannot be mitigated by closing the balcony door as there is no air conditioning for this normally cool weather, NoCal coastal location.

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Nathan D, General Manager at Bodega Bay Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 November 2017

Steven,

Thank you for sharing your experience with us. So sorry that everything was not perfect from the fog horn disturbing you to the warmer than normal weather you experienced. I am appreciative of how you explored all your options and yes even discovered the wifi calling/texting feature on your phone! We show many folks this trick and do not stumble over details like charging for wifi as we think this should be free for your stay. I hope that you continue to discover more about us with future visits. Let me know how I can assist in any way with welcoming you back!

ndavis@bodegabaylodge.com

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Additional Information about Bodega Bay Lodge

Address: 103 Coast Highway 1, Bodega Bay, CA 94923-9723
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Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Bodega Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 5 Hotels in Bodega Bay
Price Range: RM 834 - RM 1,722 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Bodega Bay Lodge 4*
Number of rooms: 83
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An Unexpected Getaway in a Soul-Stirring Hideaway With its rugged shoreline and rolling countryside, the Sonoma Coast has its roots firmly planted in the land. The Bodega Bay Lodge—a Bodega Bay hotel poised atop a tranquil bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean—reflects the wild beauty of this romantic region and offers an array of incredible things to do in Sonoma. Watch the fishermen ply the bay for the day’s catch. Spot migrating whales in the waves. Scout for rare birds in a location prized by the Audubon Society and Alfred Hitchcock. Stroll two miles of soft sands, hand-in-hand. Signature Service Whether it’s our popular wine hour, in-room fireplaces or complimentary Taylor Maid Farms organic coffee and organic Numi teas in the lobby, our signature service offerings are noteworthy extras that make every moment something to savor. Our staff is available 24 hours, ensuring you have a memorable and inspiring stay. Complimentary services include: •Luxurious, oversized guestrooms and suites •Concierge services •Complimentary morning newspaper in the lobby •Ocean-view pool, whirlpool spa and sauna •Bay-view fitness room •Wireless internet access •Free parking •Taylor Maid Farms Coffee served in the lobby throughout the morning •24-hour business desk with PC and printer access •Complimentary wine and cheese reception (daily from 5-6pm) •Safety deposit boxes •Non-smoking hotel •Views of Bodega Bay throughout the property Services available for an additional charge: •Drakes Sonoma Coast Kitchen •Spa treatments ... more   less 
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