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Abalone Inn

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Reviewed 25 June 2010

From the beginning, The Abolone Inn is not user-friendly. If you make a reservation, you must pay in full in advance with a check. No e-receipts or other receipts are given. All is done by instruction on phone, which, by the way, is not always answered. he Inn is well-located for convenience to all the desirable locations in the Tomales...

4Thank Elsie011
Reviewed 21 June 2010

I wish I had checked Trip Advisor first but going up to Pt. Reyes was a last minute vacation. Pro's: Friendly dog, Nice location and views, Beautiful landscape and garden, knowledgeable owner Donna, outdoor hot tub, infrastructure of a charming farmhouse Con's: Lacks special touches usually found at B&B's, dusty attic suite (cobwebs on the fake flower centerpiece), old pipes...

2Thank GreenBeanMom
Reviewed 20 May 2010

I chose the Abalone Inn because I was meeting up with my hiking group in Pt. Reyes the next morning, and, driving from San Jose, wanted to spend the night locally. If I'd known what to expect, I would NOT have stayed there! I'm an experienced B&Ber, so I know what to expect, but this place was gravely deficient on...

5Thank Mary M
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 18 March 2010

Innkeeper says she tries but has lots of rules. Too many and rattles them off. Noisy back room. Could hear people having sex in other room. Paltry breakfast. Unsafe use of space heaters. Unheated hallway to bathroom. Too cold to use bathroom or shower. Lots of stairs. Poorly lit. Not clean. Tiny room. Pictures are doctored on web.

2Thank Shakti1
Madison, Wi
Reviewed 15 March 2010

I wish I had read the reviews before going. Pt Reyes is great but we spent as little time as possible at the Inn. Our room was small but the bed was very comfortable. I didn't appreciate the ancient septic system that doesn't take TP and the bathroom floor (formerly a porch) was wet. What about building codes???And, I did...

2Thank lovethebayarea
Marquette, Michigan
Reviewed 22 September 2009

My husband and I stayed at the Abalone Inn for 2 nights so that we would have a 'home base' from which to hike in Pt. Reyes. The Inn served our needs perfectly. It was like a 'home away from home'. We had long chats with Donna, our hostess, over coffee in the mornings. She had numerous suggestions for mini...

Thank WIPuck
Reviewed 1 September 2009

We stayed in the back room and it was so incredibly small. Besides the bed, there was only 3 ft or so of walking space around the bed or may be even less. The owner was very nice but we felt like unwelcomed guests. Not sure why. Could be because there seemed to be so many "don't do" in the...

Thank travelers3Ca
Reviewed 24 May 2009

We found the Abalone Inn by accident while looking for a place to stay while exploring the Point Reyes area, but our stay at the Inn became one of the most memorable experiences of the whole trip! The whole place has been lovingly restored by the owners and each room has a distinctive personality. What we liked best was the...

Thank screen_name94
San Luis Obispo, CA
Reviewed 4 May 2009

This was our second visit and we enjoyed it as much as we did the first time. Donna is welcoming and friendly, the house is charming and comfortable with some of the quirks of an older house to be sure - but if we wanted to stay at a Best Western, we would have! The breakfasts are tasty, fresh and...

Thank Rumeley
Penngrove, California
Reviewed 17 November 2008

My boyfriend and I returned from our 5 year anniversary trip to Pt. Reyes yesterday and we still feel like we are floating on cloud nine! We stayed in the "Attic Suite" at the Abalone Inn and experienced a large room that was warm and cozy. We were able to make ourselves dinner just like we would at home (aside...

Thank giantsfanSF

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
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  • Hot Tub
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Overlooking Point Reyes wetlands, the Abalone Inn welcomes you with hospitality and old-fashioned ambiance. The restored Victorian has 3 unique guestrooms, a congenial atmosphere, and a parlor with fireplace, library, antiques, and local art. A perfect retreat for outdoor enthusiasts, birders, kayakers, bicyclists, and those who appreciate efforts toward living in a more eco-friendly manner. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Abalone Inn

Address: 12355 Sir Francis Drake Blvd, Point Reyes Station, CA 94956
Region: United States > California > Marin County > Point Reyes Station
Price Range: $152 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 3
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“This is not a corporate hotel, it is a shared living experience. The garden room is probably the least road noise.”
CharlesP364, 23 Jan 2016 | Read review
“If you plan to be out more than in, take a room downstairs.”
  • Looking out over Tomales Bay
Don04221958, 15 Dec 2015 | Read review
“two rooms downstairs and the attic room upstairs - I got a glimpse of the downstairs rooms - small - one just large enough for the bed with a bathroom in the hall and the other a bit larger.”
300ser, 11 Nov 2014 | Read review
“Bring your bathing suit- there is a hot tub :)”
patricias313, 27 May 2014 | Read review
“There are very few rooms here. Reserve one early. If you absolutely need an ensuite bath, ask for a room other than the Mountain Room, but frankly, it was not inconvenient to walk the few steps.”
Cynthia-Peter, 19 Aug 2013 | Read review
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