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Northern California
Reviewed 31 March 2014

If you're looking for someplace with character, this is it. The inn and its furnishings were obviously a labor of love. The details are what make it so charming. Nothing cookie cutter about it. Although the bar is small, there is a snug with a fireplace for use by overnight guests. It is spacious and comfy, and it opens onto...

1Thank WickedThistle
Palo Alto, California
Reviewed 5 January 2014

The Pelican Inn is very pretty, there's no doubt. It is like an old English pub and I know that because I'm British. But trying to get a table, or speak to someone about reservations, is like seeking the Holy Grail. God only knows what the process is. The woman in the cubbyhole at the front is utterly mannerless; the...

4Thank EMT64
Reviewed 29 November 2013

We booked online for the largest (and most expensive -$335) Pelican Inn room for the night weeks before our intended stay. I thought the website read the room could fit 3 if needed. Upon arrival, I informed the front desk person that our daughter was with us (18 years old). The receptionist seemed very put out and I explained that...

11Thank Shetho
Richardson, Texas
Reviewed 22 October 2013

This Inn was bult in 1600s in England and torn down and rebuily near the entrance to Muir Woods. Great loging, great food and a wonderful, romantic getaway. There is a minute walk to Muir Beach and a great sunset view.

1Thank jmctex60
Revelstoke, Canada
Reviewed 15 October 2013

Stayed in room 5. very small but pleasant. Note access is only from one side of the bed, so if you both need your own exit from the bed, do not book this room. A bit of squeaking from the room above, nothing serious. So why am I rating this a 5. It was a wonderful unique experience, felt like...

2Thank RevyAdventure
Caldwell, New Jersey
Reviewed 14 October 2013

From the woman who took our reservation over the phone to the last woman who helped us check out and everyone in between, the Pelican Inn was upbeat, helpful and friendly. They make it a point to reward exceptional staff and will give you a short survey about your stay. We like this. The Inn itself is charming and historic...

1Thank a_couple_from
St. Paul, MN
Reviewed 23 September 2013

This Enligsh-style B&B is located admist the Golden Gate National Recreational Area and is accessed by narrow winding roads. The surroundings make one feel far away, though San Francisco is a 30 minute drive. The rooms are nice, although small. The pub is warm and the bartender was friendly and knowledgeable. There were some great local musicians playing the evening...

1Thank aashleyj
Leicester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 14 August 2013

We stayed here on the last day of our honeymoon after a friend recommended it and found it to be a great place away from city. Only 28 minutes drive on the sat nav from Union square the location and surrounding area of Muir woods is lovely. The inn itself is a very authentic English with a great menu and...

1Thank edz2136
Barrie, Canada
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Based on reviews from other travellers, decided to surprise my love with a Birthday lunch at the Pelican Inn. That Monday morning, we had headed to Muir Woods (not to be missed), and I had realized that as we left to return to San Francisco we would pass by this lovely Inn. Great atmosphere, attentive service, excellent & plentiful food....

1Thank RickCanSki
Washington DC, District of Columbia
Reviewed 11 August 2013

Stayed here the night of Aug 7 as part of a short getaway to celebrate a milestone birthday. We never encountered the innkeeper so cannot comment on that aspect, but each member of the staff was very friendly, cordial and professional. We had a delicious dinner in the Pelican's restaurant where my sticky toffee pudding was served with lit candle...

Thank enigmajean

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Additional Information about Pelican Inn

Address: 10 Pacific Way, Muir Beach, CA 94965-9729
Region: United States > California > Marin County > Muir Beach
Price Range: $277 - $390 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
Pelican Hotel Muir Beach
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“Check out the photos of the very limited number of rooms on their website.”
 of 5 bubbles LAXLimey, 14 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Go to another hotel--”
 of 5 bubbles mollymu, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
“I didn't stay at the hotel; only ate at the Pelican Inn. These review choices should indicate that.”
 of 5 bubbles 90042, 18 Jul 2016 | Read review
“Room 7 is large but subject to more noise”
 of 5 bubbles juliunruly, 9 Feb 2016 | Read review
“Call before you travel there.”
 of 5 bubbles F8119YCcraigm, 29 Oct 2015 | Read review
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