This 4-star hotel on the Sonoma Coast has ocean views and a farm-to-table restaurant
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Hotel at a Glance: Bodega Bay Lodge
Located along California’s famous coastal highway, this 4-star hotel has an enviable setting. An infinity hot tub overlooks the city’s namesake bay, and ocean breezes waft across the landscaped grounds and heated outdoor pool. To cap it all off, each guest room has partial views of the bay or the Pacific.
- Pacific Coast rooms are outfitted with fireplaces, minibars, and free WiFi.
- Seasonal cuisine such as fresh seafood and omelets made with locally sourced eggs and cheese is served at the onsite Drakes Sonoma Coast (reservations are highly recommended for breakfast, lunch and dinner).
- Healthy habits are easy to keep with the hotel’s ocean-view fitness room and the area’s hiking trails.
- Accolades: AAA Four Diamond Award and TripAdvisor’s 2018 Certificate of Excellence
- Click here to find their Spa Day for One or Two with Choice of Massage, Facial, Body Scrub or other Spa Treatment offer.
Bodega Bay, California: Tiny Fishing Village and Site of Hitchcock Film
Bodega Bay is set along California’s rocky Sonoma coast, roughly 70 miles north of San Francisco. Much of the town’s activity centers on its namesake harbor. Professional and sportfishing fleets haul in dungeness crab, king salmon, and cod. You can watch boats bring in their catches, and then dine on fresh seafood at local restaurants. Whale-watching tours are also popular; thousands of gray whales pass through the area from December to May as they migrate south.
Fans of Alfred Hitchcock may recognize Bodega Bay as the setting for his 1963 film The Birds. Potter Schoolhouse, which has a prominent presence in the movie, still stands today. But don’t worry: in real life, there’s nothing murderous about the local bird population. As you hike along the trails and granite bluffs of Sonoma Coast State Park, keep an eye out for warblers, pelicans, and sandpipers.