As a world traveller and photographer, I like to recognize places where we travel, where we stay, and where I believe we were treated above and beyond the minimum.
Located in Bodega Bay, The Inn at the Tides is by the ocean and very convenient to Sonoma County and Marin County.
This hotel is about 40 miles north of San Francisco.
We went there on the weekend of President’s Day and Valentine’s day. As we left San Fransisco and took the Pacifica road 1, we were in and out of service with our phones and my reservations with Expedia did not go through over and over. I try to call the Inn at the Tides and literally each times after I introduce myself to ask if my reservation went through with Expedia, I would hit a bad service spot and the connection was lost. I must of called back at least 1o times, and the person at the front desk , never lost her patience.
When we finally were able to get an entire conversation we found out our Expedia reservation and payment as predicted had not go through. We were going to call back Expedia and the receptionist told us not to worry about it, that she would match the price we had.
We arrived late around 9pm. We were jet lag, wired, excited and hungry.
We went to our “room”. It was an absolutely incredible setting. Set as little Cottages, we were very pleased to see our rooms. We were welcomed by a complimentary bottle of wine, that was wonderful.
The pillowtop bed came with down comforters and was so comfortable.
The wireless Internet access was complimentary. We had a beautiful flat screen TV with cable programming. The very spacious bathroom had complimentary toiletries and hair dryer. There was a spa and an outdoor pool right outside of our cottage.
Breakfast was complimentary at the Tides restaurant across from the Inn. The menu had many choices.
The restaurant was also incredible, and for those that know me, I do not easily giving compliment on a restaurant. The view on the water, very clean, good service and fresh food.
This is really a place I would recommend anybody to stay!
I was very lucky and very grateful to be able to spend some time in this beautiful castle. The gardens are amazing, the restaurant is incredible…the company was fantastic.
I also was for once on the other side of the camera, that was a little bit different but I had an excellent photographer that put me at ease.
What a great place to stay. It is located right on the Dordogne river. The view is stunning.