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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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,
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.
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,
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.
5 on April 10, 2011
The Port City guest house exceeded expectations in all ways. The accomodations were excellent and the host was great. The location provided quick and easy access to the Convention Center and harbor area. I can recommend it.
5 on July 28, 2009
I've been vacationing in the Tomales area since childhood and had never stayed here. What a surprise that this gem was hiding under my nose the whole time. The room was spacious yet cozy, and the furnishings were lovely. We loved the delectable cheese danish that was one of the many breakfast options. The restaurant next door is outstanding as well.
3.8 on December 03, 2008
OK. You have asked for a review, and so I will share the actual email I sent to the hotel itself after our stay. It should prove just as insightful in this review venue, I believe! quote: I just wanted to let you know we had a wonderful stay at your hotel over Thanksgiving (11/26-11/27). You were a gracious host, and made our stay an even more memorable one! As a 4th generation Northern Californian, your area has always been familiar to me, and even though I may have "aged", the regional beauty of Marin County never seems to change! A couple of points we'd like to address about our room (the Bluebell, I believe): 1) The bed's height. The old style bed is normal for the period, but possibly a period "bed step" would be nice for us shorter people! Attaching it to the floor would deter theft. 2) Hallway chatter. We could hear people talking and chatting out side our door near the condiment table. This is an understandable occurrence, but it was not conductive to peace and quiet inside the room. Perhaps some simple weather stripping around the room's door frame would solve the noise factor. 3) No screening on windows. We opened our window a little bit for fresh air, but there were no screens to prevent any flying "critters" from coming in. Please do not take this as criticism but only as a friendly observations! We truly enjoyed our stay in Tomales and look forward to doing it again one day. All the best for the holidays and the New Year! Steve & Wendy Auldridge P.S. We believe someone did sneak in a small dog around 9 PM on 11/26/08, but I cannot prove it of course... Regards ....unquote.
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
San Francisco, CA (SFO) 58 miles
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.
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
Other, Historic Inn, Country Inn
Telephone , Wireless internet in every room, Fireplaces in some rooms
Alarm clock, Amenities Basket, Board games, Coffee/Tea facilities, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Satellite/Cable TV, Wi-Fi
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