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El Dorado, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Super disappointed that the Jenner Inn no longer does a home cooked breakfast. All we got was cold cereal, yogurt, and toast. Not the definition of a bed and BREAKFAST! Plus there were a ton of fruit flies in our room. The new ownership has not improved this place, more so taken away from what once was a super comfy...

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CharlieCoyne, Owner at The Jenner Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Jenner Inn. We are not a bed and a breakfast- We provide a complimentary continental breakfast for our hotel guests as we do not currently have restaurant on-site. Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Situated right on the highway the room was very noisy. The wifi they said they had was non existent and the breakfast was of the simplest kind. That said the view was amazing, the room was spacious and located on the river I am sure being there on a hot summer day is very nice.

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

I loved staying here because of the remoteness of the scenery and the beautiful landscape here. We ate at the restaurant and it was very good. Our room was very comfortable, though it was furnished with an older style. We liked it and would go back again!

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Seattle
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Girls know how to have fun... and my long time buddy and I meet up on the California coast every September for a fun couple of days together. I am sorry to say that the Jenner Inn tested our fun having abilities. It takes a little effort to love a gray foggy day that turns into a cold misty night...

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CharlieCoyne, Owner at The Jenner Inn, responded to this review

We really appreciate the positive comments. There is not much we can do about the weather. Many, many people are attracted to Jenner for the weather; relief from the hot inland areas and experience the dramatic coastal changes. Winter and fall have some of our nicest sunny days. We find Jenner beautiful in sunshine and rain and fog and wind....

Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We were given a really musty cottage to start with and we had to pay extra to have a cottage with river view . The room was ok it's what you expect on places like this. At least you have your own privacy. It's better to pay extra so you don't get a very basic cottage which was dingy at...

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CharlieCoyne, Owner at The Jenner Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Jenner Inn and for posting your review. The Jenner Inn has 21 unique rentals, most with extraordinary views. We encourage everyone to book a room with a great view. After all, Jenner and the Jenner Inn are all about the scenery. Some of the units have attractions other than views, including pricing. Our website is...

Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

A friend and I met in Jenner for our annual rendezvous. We got the last room available, the rose water cottage. The location and views were excellent. The woman at the desk could not have been more helpful. ( she literally led us to the location of our cottage.). Unfortunately I got the sofa bed which was not comfortable. My...

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Kenosha, Wisconsin
Reviewed 20 August 2016 via mobile

If you are looking to leave the grid for a night.....it works well. You stay in cottages that are clean and quaint. Our Verizon cells had no service and wifi did not work. No television....so totally not connected. Service was good at checkin and looks like the are remodeling main lodge.

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san francisco
Reviewed 12 August 2016

I think the new management should have waited until they had more done until they reopened. It feels half done and maybe should offer reduced rates until they were finished! Perhaps offering vouchers for breakfast at the local coffee shop would be a nice touch.

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CharlieCoyne, General Manager at The Jenner Inn, responded to this review

Thanks for the suggestion. All rooms now include a very nice continental breakfast.

Northern California
Reviewed 7 August 2016

Stayed in a "cottage" near the office. Bed was not good. Room didn't lock (door did but large window could not be (latch broken). Bathroom was up some steps, and you could injure yourself if not careful coming down. Would have left but for the late arrival. Also nothing of any quality to eat nearby.

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Sacramento, California
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The previous reviews were really a mixed bag but because of the new management we decided to give it a try and were very pleased. We were in the Grey Whale Room which is right on the water with expansive river views. Lots of windows and cozy deck and a fireplace that we fired up when the fog started to...

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Amenities

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  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Free Parking
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
NEW OWNERSHIP AS OF FEBRUARY 2016. Where the scenic Russian River meets the crashing Pacific, the landmark Jenner Inn is being reborn. Its new owners are painstakingly restoring the historic inn, room by charming room, transforming the hostelry into a destination worthy of its breathtaking setting. Charlie Coyne, along with wife Katie and his cousins Marty and Tom, are the principals of Dublin Square, the family-owned company that is behind the renovation and rebirth of the Jenner Inn. The Coyne family has demonstrated its ability to breathe new life into historic properties and create superior hospitality experiences. A native Northern Californian, Charlie was practicing law in the 1980’s in San Rafael when his brothers brought him on board to join them in resurrecting the foundering Delta King stern-wheeler that used to ferry passengers across the San Francisco Bay. Under the Coyne family’s leadership, the Delta King is now a thriving hotel and restaurant operation moored on the Sacramento River in Old Sacramento. Tracing its roots to 1904, the Jenner Inn began life as a lumber mill, and played a critical role in the rebuilding of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake and fire. The mill closed in 1914 when the town consisted of some fifty buildings, seven of which are today part of the Jenner Inn. After the original hotel on the site was destroyed by fire in 1948, the current main structure was built—a one-of-a-kind redwood building with galleon windows, wheel beamed ceilings, and solid oak floors—its design reminiscent of a sailing ship (not surprising since the craftsmen who constructed it were Swedish boat-builders). The building is believed to have been designed by an associate of famed architect Julia Morgan. Today the Jenner Inn is a collection of 21 rooms and free-standing cottages scattered throughout the village, many of them dating to the era of the town’s founding. The Coyne family’s vision for the property is to maintain the inn’s legendary charm while updating its decor, furnishings and amenities. Most important, the inn aims to meld seamlessly with its setting, capitalizing on the surrounding natural scenery, quaint village atmosphere, and proximity to Sonoma Wine Country. Because each room is unique, prices will vary, but the goal is to offer a romantic destination emphasizing the natural beauty and activities of west Sonoma, including kayaking, whale and seal watching, abalone diving, fishing, bicycling and the world class Sonoma wine and food bounty. Several rooms are being designated as pet friendly. Renovation of the inn is occurring in stages, one building at a time, with the hotel continuing to operate throughout the process. Guests may choose from any of eight lodging types, ranging from the cottages with waterfront, meadow or grotto views; to the Jenner House’s comfortable creek side rooms and suites; to private studios. Many have kitchens, most have water views, some have private decks, and all offer comfort, privacy, and charm. In coming months the Jenner Inn’s dining room will include a full bar, and restaurant, beginning with full made-to-order breakfast for guests. The Coyne family’s vision for the Jenner Inn grows from Charlie’s experience as general manager of the Delta King Hotel and Restaurant for twenty-two years, as well as involvement in other hospitality projects in Northern California. An avid abalone diver, Charlie happened upon the Jenner Inn while returning from a diving trip. Dublin Square LLC purchased the Jenner Inn in February 2016, opening the door to another adventurous chapter for the Coyne family. Says Charlie Coyne, “ Our attraction to the Jenner Inn mirrors what motivated our purchase of the Delta King. We will be guardians of an incomparable asset with significance that transcends our ownership. We view the Jenner Inn as a treasure of historic proportion and natural beauty that cannot be duplicated. Our emphasis will be to accent the inherent attractions of the Jenner Inn and west Sonoma County. We were elated at the opportunity to acquire such a unique property located so close to the Bay Area. “ ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Jenner Inn

Address: 10400 Coast Route 1, Jenner, CA 95450
Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Jenner
Price Range: $224 - $411 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Jenner Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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Jenner Inn And Cottages
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“Best move on to the next town.”
 of 5 bubbles FrankyMe, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We were up the road from the registration desk, river view rooms are the best”
 of 5 bubbles 916mac916, 26 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Ask a lot of questions. Each room/cottage is different.”
 of 5 bubbles ke312, 24 Jul 2016 | Read review
“If using the kitchen bring most of your food. No large groceries near by. We did take advantage of a "Farm Stand" on the way!”
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