The Continental Inn

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


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.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.0
  • Value3.8
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining3.3

Fantastic, storybook stay in Tomales Bay

4.0 on September 20, 2016

The Continental Inn is a beautiful, no-fuss hotel, in a quaint, historic town; we loved it! We drove up to Point Reyes from SF and chose to stay at the north end of Tomales Bay so we'd see as much of the area as possible. This was perfect in every way for us, a couple traveling with two young children. We were pleasantly surprised by the level of comfort, the lovely decor and the approachability of this hotel; we will stay again for sure.

Nice kayaking stay in Tomales area!

3.2 on September 07, 2016

Enjoyed relaxed atmosphere, small venue & small village appeal. Great location for kayaking Tomales Bay-put in at Miller Boat ramp. Bed great, very comfortable, private bathroom lrg/clean. Street noise constant during day: quiet at night. NO Continental Breakfast despite advertising this. Great sticky buns at Tamales Bakery across street. Only complaint is 2 living room chairs older and low-could be upgraded. Will consider staying here again when kayaking or hiking Pt Reyes National Seashore!

Great Stay

4.2 on August 29, 2016

My wife an I stayed for our 28th Wedding Anniversary. We enjoyed the room and the quaint berg of Tomales.

Great Stay

3.4 on August 21, 2016

One night. Very nice room. Clean. Friendly staff.

July 31, 2016

3.0 on August 17, 2016

Our stay was very nice. The inn was comfortable. It would have been nice to have had breakfast items during the week. The restaurant next door was closed both nights were there.

Charming Retreat

3.8 on July 11, 2016

Quiet, clean comfortable rooms in a charming victorian setting. The staff was attentive and courteous. Not much to do in town but 15 minutes away from shopping & dining. Dining-Bar next door with good food and a General Store & Bakery-Coffee House in walking distance.

Birthday getaway

4.6 on July 07, 2016

We had a great day at the beach followed by a nice dinner next door at the William Tell house - and an excellent quiet night in a great room overlooking the town


4.6 on July 02, 2016

Adorable place. Great value.

Nobody at desk

2.8 on June 20, 2016

When we arrive there was nobody in reception. Front door was closed with a code number. We try to phone but our phones didn't have service. We were lucky because two people arrived at this moment and they let us to come inside. They said the same thing happens to them. So, we didn't see innkeeper at any time. Only a envelope with my name, and the door code inside!!! If you know there are problems with phone signal, it would be so easy send the door code when the reservation is confirmed And ... for $176 they would serve some cookings or muffins with the cofee. Room and hotel are very nice. Beautiful and clean.

Innkeeper Response
I'm so sorry you had problems at the hotel Someone is at the front desk from 4pm which is check in time until 6 or 7 depending how busy we are. if you check in after hours or very early, we do not guarantee that someone will be there, and intact we give each guest a door code immediately after they book, by email if we have one, or by phone if they book by phone there is a binder on the bed in each room and it lets you know that if you do not have verizon, then are welcome to use the phone at the front desk. The complimentary coffee, tea and juice are for guests in the week.

Lovely, Clean, Surpassed all expectations

4.6 on June 12, 2016

We stayed in the Ivy Room of this lovely, well-kept, 4-room Inn. The room was charming, very clean and comfortable, decor was tasteful, and we were welcomed and checked in with warmth and professionalism. It surpassed our expectations in every way. They have a continental breakfast on weekends, but we were there on a Monday, so cannot comment as to onsite dining, but can't submit this review without checking a box. Highly recommend!

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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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

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
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

10 poppy room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

11 innkeepers room

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

ghost room

for b& b errors

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

13 lavender house

  • Maximum Capacity: 4

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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


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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  • 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.




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weekends only

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