There is no other bed and breakfast on the Northern California Coast closer to nature than the Whale Watch Inn For a truly quintessential bed and breakfast experience that contrasts the rugged outdoors just off your deck featuring hawks gliding the thermals, whales in season, majestic woodscapes, and surf tossed beaches, it’s The Whale Watch Inn, in Gualala. The Whale Watch Inn is truly one of a kind, with an ocean views from EVERY first class, uniquely designed room. Even the walk to your own individual, one of a kind suite is lined with a carefully tended riot of exotic plants and flowers.
2.8 on July 21, 2014
Beautiful views. peaceful and relaxing.
3.6 on July 11, 2014
We enjoyed our stay at WWI and would return. The view is wonderful and being lulled to sleep at night by the sound of the crashing waves is wonderful. However, the Inn is beginning to show its age. The employees we saw were excellent and could not have been more helpful. The new owner needs to invest in this gorgeous property. The journals in the room are priceless!
3.6 on July 09, 2014
My husband and I stayed at the whale watch inn for our 23rd anniversary. I was a little disappointed at first. I looked at the reviews and photos and had great expectations. I even called to ask about the room and the view. When we arrived we found the inn in a little disrepair. When we got in our room our view was marred by a huge blue tarp, the jets on the tub where dirty, and the toilet clogged when my husband used it. We were told they were fixing some things in the inn. I asked how long the owner had been there and we were told he just took over less than a year ago. This Inn has great potential and we look forward to seeing how the new owner spruces up the facility. On a good note, the management did an awesome job and gave us a new room with a lovely view, very clean, and made our stay fantastic. We will make another trip up to the Inn and give the new owner time to tidy up :)
3.8 on July 05, 2014
Absolutely gorgeous setting!! Our room was extremely private with stunning ocean views. We kept our room door open and screen closed to enjoy the crashing of the waves all night long. Excellent, private beach where we could continue to kick back and relax. Truly a one-of-a-kind place! The general area has limited evening dining but we made do. Afterall, we came for the scenery and solitude and for this, the Whale Watch Inn can't be beat.
5 on July 03, 2014
Third time here - awesome as usual.
4.8 on June 12, 2014
We love our 2 night stay at the Whale Watch Inn. Our room was fantastic, with a beautiful view of the ocean & a deck with lots of morning sunlight. The breakfasts each morning were delicious, what a luxury having them brought directly to the room! We look forward to returning for another visit during whale watching season. The staff were friendly & helpful.
4.8 on June 07, 2014
3.8 on June 04, 2014
Very comfortable accommodations; beautiful grounds and views of ocean and beach; wonderful breakfasts brought to your room. Very restful and luxurious!
4.6 on May 26, 2014
What a jewel of an Inn! Perfect place to just unplug (although, they do have high-speed WiFi, if you must) - no phones, no TV, just you (and your sweetie, of course - I'd recommend taking her/him along), the pounding of the waves along the NoMendo Coast and the best hospitality to be found! The new owner, Elgio, is just wonderful. And Gretchen whips up a breakfast - delivered to your room - that can't be beat. No day-old bread and processed yoghurt; this is the place for BREAKFAST: quiche, homemade muffins, fresh squeezed juice and a thermos of fresh-brewed coffee...yum! We enjoyed our mornings savoring breakfast on our private deck (all rooms feature similar private decks) and our evenings soaking in our private hot tub. Ahhhh...the surrounding landscape and gardens just added to the experience. We'll be back!
4.0 on May 17, 2014
The location was great. The breakfast was wonderful. The room was a bit smaller than I expected but I was very happy overall. The site's internet router had to be reset and then the internet was very good.
Mendocino, Beachside, Oceanside, Small town, Wine country
San Francisco, CA (SFO) 170 miles
Follow Highway 101 north thru San Francisco, across the Golden Gate Bridge, to Petaluma. Exit at Washington Street, turn left and proceed west thru Valley Ford to Bodega Bay. Continue north on Highway 1 to Whale Watch, 50 miles north of Bodega Bay.
Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Movie Theater, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Fine Art galleries, Gualala Arts Center, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Vineyard, Winery
Bed and Breakfast, Other
Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Library, Radio, Telephone, Wedding Facilities , White water views from every room, Utmost privacy and comfort in every room, Gourmet Breakfast served in your room each morning, Relaxation, Rest and Rejuvenation, Beach access, Pet Friendly
Bath robes, Coffee/Tea facilities, In-room internet, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Private entrance, Wet bar, Wi-Fi
Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Whale Watching Tours, Shopping, Sight-seeing
Gretchen, Tracy, Tina, and Lisa
English, Japanese, Spanish
Full Gourmet Breakfast is delivered to your room
Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian , Vegan, Diabetic, Gluten Free
Scones and Frittata