Whale Watch Inn

35100 Highway 1, Gualala, California 95445
Innkeeper(s): Gretchen, Tracy, Marilyn, Jane, Christina
  • Introduction

    Whale Watch Inn - Gualala, CaliforniaThere 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 is The Whale Watch Inn, in Gualala. The Whale Watch Inn is truly one of a kind, with an ocean view 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.

    "After Whale Watch Inn, no other bed and breakfast will measure up."

    Inside your suite you will find designer comforts with richly upholstered couches and easy chairs, all with fireplaces, and an atmosphere that invites getting close to the natural wonders just out of your door. No telephones or televisions... you can leave all that behind at Whale Watch Inn. The caring staff is ready to help in any way to aid in your enjoyment of this natural, rugged coastal experience in plush comfort.

    The Views from Whale Watch Inn are Spectacular!Whale Watch Inn is comprised of five separate buildings with a total of eighteen unique accommodations. These range from romantic hideaway honeymoon suites to rooms with a more traditional bed and breakfast hotel atmosphere. Each accommodation offers a spectacular Northern California ocean view, private bath, fireplace and deck area. The stunning rooms are individually decorated. Most have whirlpool baths, small refrigerators, or ice makers and skylights. Beach access is provided to all guests by a private stairway completing the perfect Northern California Romantic Getaway.

  • Breakfast

    Breakfast is served to our guests in their rooms at a prearranged time between 8 and 9:30 a.m.

    A sample breakfast menu includes:

    • Freshly brewed coffee or teas
    • Fresh-squeezed orange juice
    • Locally-grown organic apple juice
    • Seasonally Fresh Fruit (Melon ball salad honeydew, cantaloupe, and watermelon balls)
    • Blintzes filled with sweetened cream cheese, and covered in blueberry sauce
    • Fresh Baked Goods

    Breakfast offerings change daily. Special diets can be accommodated. Gift Certificates Available.

  • Northern California Weddings at the Whale Watch Inn

    The Whale Watch Inn is the most romantic hotel on Northern California's coast. We understand the importance of your wedding and our objective is to make your wedding exactly what you want it to be! We will assist with as much or as little of the wedding planning and preparation as you wish. We can put you in contact with the very best local wedding support people who will provide flowers, catering, photography, music, and all of the rest, including the cake!

    Every year a number of imaginative folks get married here on the Northern California Coast and we believe that the Whale Watch Inn provides one of the finest locations for an intimate and romantic wedding and reception. Please give us a call today. 1-800-WHALE-4-2 (800-942-5342)

    Whale Watch Inn has several wonderfully scenic wedding venues on it's grounds. These include the Whale Watch Room, the deck of the Whale Watch Building, the Wedding Deck, the Bluff Edge, and The Point. Reception facilities the Whale Watch Room and Deck (max 50 guests) or the lawns if tenting is arranged (max 120 guests). Parking on site is limited to about 25 cars, there is available street parking along Highway One, as well as several nearby areas from which shuttles can be operated.

    If the entire Inn is engaged for the wedding, there are no time restrictions within normal check-in and check-out times. If the entire Inn is not engaged for the wedding, the event must be held between 12 noon - 4pm on Saturday, and 12 noon - 6pm on other days.

  • Northern California Whale Watching at the Whale Watch Inn

    Whale watching is possible from any hotel room at the Whale Watch Inn during the migration of these gentle giants from the Bering Sea to Baha, California. You may also enjoy Northern California whale watching with a glass of wine in the Whale Watch Room or take a local boat excursion.

    Whales, including the California Grays, Humpbacks and Orcas can be seen heading north along the Mendocino Coast generally from March through April. Mother whales and calves swim close to shore and may even linger in Anchor Bay beside the Whale Watch Inn. Whales can be seen heading south from late September through December.

    Enjoy a weekend of whale watching in one of Northern California's most romantic bed and breakfast hotels. The Whale Watch Inn staff will provide phone numbers for seasonal whale watching boat excursions.