We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

Motel Inverness

Certificate of Excellence
Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Inverness
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Show Prices
View Map
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

154 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
  • More
There are newer reviews for Motel Inverness
See the most recent reviews
Showing 147: English reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2016 via mobile

Our third stay here and we love it! The rooms appear to have been redecorated for the better since we were last here two years ago. The coffee machine is all set up (with fresh ground beans and clear and concise instructions) to be brewed by the first guest arising in the morning. The room pricing is fair. And the...

Thank undertone
Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your review. Nice to hear from a guest that appreciated the natural beauty of Point Reyes and how you can take it all in while staying at Motel Inverness. You perfectly listed all of our amenities and how we provide everything our guests needs to make them feel welcome and comfortable. Your comments about the...

Portland OR
Reviewed 15 February 2016

Spent 3 nights here during a long overdue trip to explore the Point Reyes area. It is a lovely place to stay, reminiscent of a small lodge or inn---rustic but extremely comfortable. Room #3 was a bit small, but it was clean, the bed was comfortable, and I slept well. Coffee is in the room, and the main room has...

Thank MsMacPortlandOR
Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Thank you so much for writing such a nice review. I remember you and our conversations about Point Reyes and the surrounding area. I wish you could have stayed longer as well, the area has so much to see and explore. Nice to read the time you spent was relaxing which is what this nature reserve is all about. People...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 24 January 2016 via mobile

Stayed in Room #5 for 2 nights. Very relaxed setting. Had the feeling of a bed and breakfast. Everything in the room seemed new. Room was clean and secure. TV, nice heater, bathroom has a new slate floor and shower. Plenty of hot water. Hair dryer, shampoo, condition, liquid soap, lotion - large quantity in wall dispenser. Plenty of mirrors...

2Thank pjmdvm
Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. We love hearing that we have met the needs of our guests. Sounds like you enjoyed all the amenities and had a chance to relax in the Main Lodge. We encourage all of our guests to take time to enjoy the amazing views of Tomales Bay...

Reviewed 7 January 2016

Second time we've stayed here with friends while visiting Point Reyes, and I'm sure we'll be back again. Our room was well appointed and the great coffee, tea and biscuits in the lounge were much appreciated. The owners are helpful and interesting - much more of a B&B feel than a "motel" - just without the breakfast. (Very nice nearby...

Thank Loves_good_service
Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We love knowing our return guests are still enjoying the motel and all it has to offer. We also appreciate it when our guests introduce their friends to Point Reyes and to Motel Inverness. That says volumes about how you feel about our place and the surrounding area. We look...

Asiain, Spain
Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

The room is with a heater (but gets noisy at night). Hot showers and a very nice comfy bed. Looks like a paradise for bird-watchers. Common lounge has fire place, a small pantry, big sofas and binoculars to spy on the birds outside. Overall very good experience. But unfortunately, most probably will not go back as the cost is very...

Thank ivonnax
Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write a review. The room you stayed in is one of our higher priced rooms and was the only one available when you found us driving. Nice to hear you had a good experience and used our Lodge room. The bird watching is amazing and it can all be done in main Lodge...

Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 5 December 2015

Once again Motel Inverness proved to be a great base of operations while touring the Point Reyes area. The rooms are cozy and the lobby provides a good escape if you want to enjoy the fireplace, food, bird-watching or reading.

Thank jjojr
Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

We love our returning guests especially when they enjoy their stay and share their experience. Looks like you continue to find Motel Inverness your special place in Point Reyes. Look forward to your next visit. The main Lodge is a great room for all that you mentioned, bird watching, reading, playing pool, or relaxing by the fire. Glad you had...

White Hall, Virginia
Reviewed 12 November 2015

It was a great stay, with a clean, cozy room, and I really enjoyed hanging out in the comfy lodge. The staff was very personable, friendly, and extremely helpful, especially when we found ourselves in a bind, without transportation, and needing to do wedding related activities. Our wedding brunch was literally SAVED due to the kind and sacrificial efforts of...

Thank Bob T
Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience during your stay. Our interim Innkeepers were here for 10 days making it possible for us to take a vacation. We knew they were a great choice from all their references but nothing beats hear it from guests that experienced first hand their superlative customer service. We also want to acknowledge Bob...

Reviewed 29 October 2015

We stayed in October. Check in was a breeze. The lady at the desk made us feel welcome and gave us great information about local restaurants and showed us a map of point Reyes national seashore and told us what we could expect to see. Our room was clean and cozy. I loved to the boardwalk located off the back...

Thank MaRyJiM64
Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Thank you for all the compliments. We appreciate hearing what our guests enjoyed about their stay. We always make you feel welcome from your first step n the door. Point Reyes National Seashore is a very special place with so many natural wonders, we do our best to make sure you see the highlights if you have only a day...

san francisco
Reviewed 30 September 2015

The rooms and bathrooms were well appointed with beautiful bay and mountain views and very attentive, warm, personable, friendly innkeepers. Peaceful ambiance with a large lodge room for people to meet, prepare a meal, play pool and share travel stories. Good home base location for day trips to Drakes Bay, the lighthouse and the elk herd. Close proximity to many...

Thank GaryTours
Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Thank you Gary for the nice review. I appreciate you mentioning the peaceful ambiance which we consider one of our best features. The view from the main Lodge room and its deck set the mood fro whatever you choose to do. Our setting is so amazing that once you are here many say they do not want to leave. Look...

Upland, California
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Have come here multiple times both as a solo and as a couple and recommend it without reservation. The rooms are a bit quirky, but at least a couple of them have wonderful views out over the southern end of Tomales Bay. Among other things this is a great place work quietly (I frequently have to write with intensity) and...

Thank William S
Janice A, General Manager at Motel Inverness, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write your review. Your compliment about the great views of Tomales Bay are well founded. The views from four of our rooms as well as the Lodge are so peaceful and tranquil that our guests are inspired to write, draw, paint and most often photographic the amazing landscape. Sounds as if you are...

124 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (100)
View from Room (9)
Bathroom (7)
Room/Suite (19)
Hotel & Grounds (32)
Pool/Beach Area (5)
Dining (1)
Family/Play Areas (1)
Other (26)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

All Management Photos (24)
Room/Suite (6)
Hotel & Grounds (6)
Pool/Beach Area (3)
View from Room (1)
Other (8)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Inverness
7.0 km away
The Lodge at Point Reyes
18.5 km away
The Continental Inn
The Continental Inn
#1 of 1 in Tomales
83 reviews
30.6 km away
Bodega Bay Lodge
Bodega Bay Lodge
#1 of 5 in Bodega Bay
1,188 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
32.2 km away
Inn at the Tides
Inn at the Tides
#3 of 5 in Bodega Bay
484 reviews
36.1 km away
Acqua Hotel Mill Valley
Acqua Hotel Mill Valley
#1 of 5 in Mill Valley
533 reviews
26.6 km away
Valley Ford Hotel
Valley Ford Hotel
#1 of 1 in Valley Ford
109 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Perfectly located on Tomales Bay in Point Reyes National Seashore. The natural setting is peaceful and relaxing. Each of our rooms is unique and has it's own personality. The main Lodge is available for our guests 24 hours a day. The lodge is anchored by a Yosemite stone fireplace, pool table, 48" TV, and Kitchenette which make this the perfect place to gather and enjoy the view. The adjoining deck is directly on the bay overlooking the rolling hills and a great place for bird watching. Nature awaits at this Boutique Motel in Inverness, CA. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Motel Inverness

Address: 12718 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Inverness, CA 94937-9716
Region: United States > California > Marin County > Inverness
Price Range: $201 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Motel Inverness Hotel Inverness
Hotel Inverness
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from Motel Inverness staff and other travellers.
8 questions
Ask a question
Fremont, California
Oxford, New Jersey
Dublin, California
over a year ago

See all questions (8)

Questions? Get answers from Motel Inverness staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“I would go for a room with a patio outside your room.”
IslandSunSeekers, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Want a kitchen?”
  • Nice lamp & desk in room #5. Good wifi.
  • Window above room #5 - good lighting
  • Coffee stand & tv in corner of room #5
  • View of bay from porch of room #5
  • Nice seat & lamp in room #5
  • Toilet in room #5 with view from window of bay.
  • Door from the bathroom to the room. Plenty of rack space in bathroom of room #5
  • Sink & wall dispensers for lotion & soap. There is a heat lamp above as well. This is in the bat
MihirMeghani, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“The Room With a View was relatively quiet with little noise from neighboring rooms.”
tigerseye, 12 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Heart's Desire Suite - If you want a bigger space with a view.”
tlb91, 25 Jun 2016 | Read review
“We loved our room although it was the most expensive they offered: perfect for us!”
Tahosa, 20 Jun 2016 | Read review
5 of 5