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The Continental Inn

26985 Highway One @ DIllon Beach Road , Tomales, CA 94971 USA (Show map)

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About

Nestled in the hills, in historic downtown Tomales, California, the newly-built Continental Inn is a replica of the original turn-of-the-century hotel that stood in the same spot - the cornerstone of this picturesque community's quaint downtown. With nine unique, spacious rooms - each with private baths and fridge, and brim full of antiques, the Continental Inn offers that elusive combination of unhurried charm and modern comfort & convenience. Read relax, stroll through the historic village and enjoy Tomales. We're a 5 minute drive from Dillon Beach and outdoor attractions, like kayaking, birdwatching, cycling, whalewatching and clamming, that makes us the perfect choice for a weekend getaway.Only a 45 minute drive birngs you to the wine country of Sonoma and Napa. Experience the history and beauty of peacful Tomales on the Marin coast in California.

Reviews

Overall
4.1

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.1
  • Value3.9
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining3.6

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Clean, comfortable rooms

3.2 on April 19, 2015

The rooms were great and it was quiet. There wasn't anyone onsite and our phones didn't have service (ATT) which made it hard to communicate and we needed to a few times. The Inn keeper was really responsive on email but we had to drive a few miles to have service. Have all your needed info printed out- "just in case"!


Exclusively ours midweek offseason

4.8 on January 23, 2015

We took advantage of the January-February off season and had the place all to ourselves. Despite our late arrival after a nice dinner in Petaluma, our host welcomed us warmly and we enjoyed a great night's sleep on one of the most comfortable beds I've experienced. Room and general ambiance of the Inn were elegant but low key and relaxing. Great stop of the way to Point Reyes.


Continental is Nice

4.2 on January 16, 2015

Our 1-2 day trip to Tomales Bay was made better by our stay at the Continental. After a day of birding and eating seafood on Tomales Bay (we love Tomales Bay Oysters, Marshall Store and Hog Island) - we slept well in a comfortable room at the Continental. Everything was real good - clean - period décor - and quiet. I recommend this hotel (there is no restaurant connected to the hotel - so I left the dining question empty - you get coffee in the AM - which was just fine).


Adam M.

4.0 on December 14, 2014

Clean room, good value. Will definitely use again!


Stay in Tomales

3.2 on September 26, 2014

The room was very clean and well appointed. It was very noisy at night and early in the morning. Cars and motorcycles roaring by and gunning their engines.


We've been there before and would go back.

4.8 on August 20, 2014

Coffee could be richer. Also, we both barked out shins on the bed frame. But I think we'll ask for a room off the front due to the nighttime traffic noise. The town is very quiet, but the nighttime traffic just screams thru town. I wonder why there's not a 4-way stop sign at that intersection.


One Night Stay

3.4 on August 13, 2014

We only stayed for 1 night. The room was clean and just what we were looking for. We were given the door key code and our keys were waiting for us upon our arrival. The road nearby was a little noisy, but not too bothersome. We were a little disappointed in the continental breakfast but luckily there is a fabulous bakery across the street.


NorCal Coastal Road Trip

4.2 on July 14, 2014

Best night of sleep during this family road trip. So quiet and peaceful. The beds were so comfy. We would definitely stay here again.


Problems with our stay

2.4 on September 05, 2012

The Inn has a lot of promise. Our room was very spacious and wonderfully decorated, so we were very pleased with that, and the upstairs has a lovely sitting area with magazines, etc. However, we stayed there two nights during the week, and only saw anyone connected with the inn very briefly on the second night. There's a note on the door that says to call a number for assistance, but there were three of us standing there with three different cell providers, and no one could get a signal, so it was impossible to contact anyone -- we weren't given any other option for contact. They had a notebook of restaurants, etc., but it wasn't up to date. The Direct TV didn't work on the second night, and there was no way to contact anyone. The only thing provided as breakfast in the common area was a coffee maker where you made the coffee, single packets of microwave oatmeal, and milk and juice in a small fridge. Unfortunately, the temperature wasn't cold enough in the fridge, and the milk had curdled. It would be easy to add a small bowl of fruit and put some yogurt in the fridge. This standard would be OK if it were a hostel setting and/or only cost $75/night, but for the amount of money they charge, they must do better or they will have no returning guests.

Innkeeper Response
I'm so sorry you had a bad experience at our inn. We do leave 2 phone numbers on the front desk incase of any problems,and someone is 2 minutes away. The staff come in everyday to clean, etc. But if it is a quiet week they only come back for a couple of hours in the evening, so I'm so sorry that you missed them. Thank you for letting us know about the fridge we will definitely look into this and change if necessary. We only provide breakfast on the weekend. sincerely,


Perfect Getaway!

4.0 on September 20, 2011

Quaint Tomales - country by the sea - what could be better? Continental Inn - gracious staff, impeccably clean, tastefully decorated rooms in a quiet environment. Continental breakfast included! Next door to CI is a beautiful historic and fully functioning Catholic Church and community play/picnic area, and just down the road Dillon Beach with a casual cafe boasting delicious home cooked food reasonably priced and an incredible view of the Pacific Ocean. I'd stay there again in a heartbeat and recommend it highly to anyone who'd ask.


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Rooms & Rates

04 Ivy - 2 queen beds

Our largest room, the Ivy Room, located at the side of the hotel, will make you want to spend a quiet evening relaxing indoors. Features include 2 queen beds, private bath & shower,cozy electric fireplace, small fridge, flat screen TV and wireless internet access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

08 Tiger Liily - 1 king bed

Our most romantic! Located in a corner at the back of the hotel, this room is private and special. Features include a cozy electric fireplace, king bed with pillowtop mattress, fridge, private bath & shower, flat screen TV, and wireless internet access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

06 Magnolia - 2 queen beds

This spacious, comfortable room contains two queen beds with pillowtop mattresses, private bath & shower, small fridge, flat screen TV and wireless internet access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

01 Rose garden - 1 king bed

The Rose Garden room, located in the corner of the hotel, features two windows that look out at the surrounding hills, and also down on picturesque Main Street. Features include a King bed with pillowtop mattress, fridge, private bath & shower, fridge, flat screen TV, and wireless internet access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

03 Primrose - 1 king bed

The quiet, elegant simplicity of the Primrose Room echoes that of Tomales and the surrounding quaint downtown. The Primrose Room has a king bed with pillowtop mattress, private bath & shower, small fridge, flat screen TV and wireless internet access, and a desk to address postcards to friends and family.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

02 Bluebell - 1 king bed

This is a corner room, with two windows that give incredible views of the surrounding hills, as well as a look at picturesque Main Street. The Bluebell Room features a king bed, with pillowtop mattress, private bath & shower, flat screen TV, small fridge and wireless internet access. Need to get a little work done? This room has a table/desk for just that purpose.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

09 Daffodil - 1 king bed

The Daffodil Room is located on the ground floor, with a private entrance from the street. The room features a king bed with a luxurious pillowtop mattress, a cozy electric fireplace with two comfortable chairs, a kitchenette complete with a microwave and fridge, and a large bathroom with a tub/shower and grab bars. A flat screen TV and wireless internet make this the perfect place to unwind. Daffodil Suite has a two-night minimum stay.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

05 Lavender - 2 queen beds

Great for family and friends, this spacious room features two queen beds with pillowtop mattresses. The Lavender Room also has a private bath & shower, small fridge, flat screen TV and wireless internet access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

07 Lords & Ladies - 1 king bed

This room is true indulgence! Located in our most sumptuous corner at the back of the hotel, the Lords & Ladies Room is private, features two windows, a large king-size bed, private bath & shower, fridge and cozy electric fireplace, flat screen TV and wireless internet access.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location

Location Type

Dillon Beach 5 minutes drive west, Nick's Cove 10 mins south - waterfront fine dining, Oyster beds 10 minutes drive south, Point Reyes Seashore 20 minutes drive south, Napa and Sonoma Wine Country 1 hour drive east, Bodega Bay 20 minutes north, Countryside, Village

Airport

San Francisco, CA (SFO) 58 miles

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Nature area, Nick's Cove 3 1/2 Miles south, Kayaking on Tomales Bay, Point Reyes National Seashore, Napa & Sonoma Wine Country within 1 hour drive, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Other, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Telephone , Wireless internet in every room, Fireplaces in some rooms

Room amenities

Amenities Basket, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fridge, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Dillon Beach 5 minutes drive away , Rent a boat and go fishing, A mile of white sand and clamming, Local Oysters 15 minutes drive south, Bodega Bay 17 miles north

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Policies

  • Check In:: 4 - 5 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited children only allowed in rooms with 2 queen beds
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minumum on holiday weekends and specified rooms
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations are secured with a credit card at the time of booking.
  • Cancellations: If cancelled or modified up to 7 days prior to date of arrival, a fixed amount of $25.00 will be charged. If cancelled or modified later or in the case of a now show, the total price of the reservation will be charged. Group bookings have a 30 day cancellation policy.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Penny

Languages spoken

English

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Meals

Breakfast

weekends only

  • Time Served: weekends only
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Details

26985 Highway One @ DIllon Beach Road , Tomales, CA 94971 USA (Show map)

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