We booked one night here because we had our horses staying at the Oceanriders' stable and needed some place near by. It was our misfortune to plan our trip during one of the hottest weekends in recorded history for the Bay Area with temperatures in triple digits. This place has no air conditioning and it appears that most businesses and homes in this area have no air conditioning because it is so rare for the temperatures to get much over 80.
So, it was 103 degrees in our room with no air conditioning. Staff provided us with an electric fan, but as you can imagine, it barely helped. I suffered from mild heat stroke, taking some ibuprofen, a cold shower,and using cold compresses. My husband and I were pretty miserable.
The room was beautiful, with a lovely bed, flat screen TV, a private balcony overlooking the forest. It was quiet and peaceful.
Breakfast is included. Breakfast was served outside on the patio. It was so hot, but it was actually cooler outside than inside, because at least there was a light breeze. By 8 am, temps were already approaching 90 degrees. So imagine sitting outside with no shade umbrella in 90 degree temperatures and trying to enjoy breakfast while recovering from heat stroke.
Some of the heat issue might have been our age because we are seniors and the millennials did not seem to be suffering as much.
You are provided a breakfast menu and may choose between four or five different entrees. My husband had the vegetarian omelette and I had the pancakes. The breakfast was HUGE. His breakfast included breakfast potatoes and toast. My breakfast included fresh fruit and sausage. I overheard several other clients customizing their orders and the wait staff appeared to be extremely accommodating trying to please everyone. I was very impressed with that level of service.
I would like to give this place another try when the area is back to normal temperatures.
- Also Known As:
- Mountain Home Hotel Mill Valley