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The Continental Inn

26985 Highway One @ DIllon Beach Road , Tomales, CA 94971 USA (Show map)
13 Reviews
$150 - $235
per night

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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 ten unique, spacious rooms - each with private baths 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.

Rooms & Rates

Deluxe King Room

Large room with pillowtop King bed, sattelite TV, DVD and Wireless Internet access in room. Private bathroom with shower and bathtub!

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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  • Guest room4.2
  • Services4.2
  • Value4.0
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Dining3.8

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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.

getting ready for the wedding

4.0 on June 15, 2011

I rented two rooms here for my wedding party to get prepared in. (We were camping nearby), two of my bridesmaids actually stayed in the rooms. In the morning when we were getting ready there was a great breakfast spread. The innkeeper was really nice and the rooms were very clean and classy. Tomalas is a tiny cute town very close to the ocean and offers itself to a sweet weekend getaway. I would totally recommend the contintnetal inn,

A hidden gem.

4.2 on April 17, 2011

The Continental Inn is at a quiet crossroads that is convenient to whatever you want to do, and the little town of Tomales has exactly what you want on a casual morning after sleeping in. The rooms are lovely, clean, and comfortable. The Inn is large enough that you don't feel like you're staying in someone's house, but it's cozy. We've been going two or three times a year for four or five years.

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5 on April 10, 2011

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Location Type

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


San Francisco, CA (SFO) 58 miles

Directions to property:

Take 101 north, over the golden gate bridge continue until Petaluma. Exit Washington Avenue. Go west through downtown Petaluma, (Washington turns into Bodega highway)Continue west on Bodega to Tomales road (approx 8 miles) Turn left and continue to highway 1, turn right into the town of Tomales. The hotel is on the left at the corner of highway 1 and Dillon beach road.

Area Attractions

Art Galleries, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Nature area, Nick's Cove 3 1/2 Miles south, Point Reyes National Seashore, Napa & Sonoma Wine Country within 1 hour drive, Kayaking on Tomales Bay, River, Vineyard, Winery, Bird watching, Boating, Fishing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Rent a boat and go fishing, A mile of white sand and clamming, Local Oysters 15 minutes drive south, Bodega Bay 17 miles north, Dillon Beach 5 minutes drive away

Inn Details

Establishment type

Country Inn, Other, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

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

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

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

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 4 - 5 pm
  • Check Out:: 11 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: children only allowed in magnolia and lavender room
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 night minumum on holiday weekends and specified rooms
  • Deposit Amount Required: Reservations are secured with a credit card at the time of booking.
  • Cancellations: If your cancellation is received 7 days prior to the booking date, your payment less $20 will be refunded. If you cancel less than 7 days ahead, your payment less $20, will only be refunded if the room is re-rented. Group bookings have a 30 day cancellation policy.




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About the innkeepers

Penny is originally from England and so there is a definite English influence here.

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weekends only

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

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

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