Muir Beach, California 94965
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Why We Like This Place
The two-story Tudor-style inn, made of rough-hewn timbers and stucco, is patterned after Shakespearean-era country inns. Set in West Marin’s rolling, chaparral-covered hills, which look like the heather and gorse-swathed hills of Britain, the inn seems an apparition from the English countryside. Vines grow up the chimney and first story, and there are flower boxes on the second-story windows. There’s not a straight line in the place. Nooks, crannies and twists are everywhere, and stairways run hither and yon. Memorabilia and bric-a-brac from 400 years of British history adorn all the walls: entering here is like walking into a favorite old story from childhood.
All the guestrooms, different from one another, feature queen beds, bathrooms, and little sitting spaces that seem designed for wine and conversation. The period construction details are authentic, including short doors, odd door widths, late medieval-style hinges, timbers and floor planks. Room Seven, atop a flight of stairs, has a king-size bed, bookcase, dormer window with a seat, and the only bathtub in the place. Great little touches abound: one room’s ceiling beam was recycled from another building, probably a barn. The beam has scores of names and initials carved on it over the years by lovers.
The Pelican Inn’s restaurant’s constantly updated menu has a wide range of options including vegetarian, British, continental and California-style dishes. A superb selection of British brews and California wines is also available.
Guest Room Rates
Room rates range $190–275 a night. Rooms are priced according to their size.
Spa ServicesNo spa services onsite
Hot Tubs/BathsStandard bathtub
Wheelchair AccessAccess limited
Guest rooms have canopy or four-poster beds
Some rooms have balconies
Full English Country Breakfast included
Organic wool mattress toppers
Bedchambers are Phone, TV & VCR free
Complimentary wifi in guestrooms
Pelican Country Kitchen restaurant’s menu is a hearty blend of country English fare
The Pelican English bar is pub-style: fine ales, draught beers, stouts, pilsners and a whole range of wines, sherries and ports from around the world.
Afternoon Tea Service
Site ViewsForest/Wooded Area
Nearby AttractionsBeach within 1 mile
Nearby Attraction Details
20 Minutes from Golden Gate Bridge. The hotel is located a short walk from a beautiful Northern California beach, Muir Beach,
and a few minutes drive from Muir Woods National Park.
The Pelican’s produce is organic and in season comes from its next-door neighbor, the Green Gulch Zen Center.