We stayed here for our 40th wedding anniversary. We were greeted with friendliness and information. We were also surprised with a bottle of Prosecco and chocolate to celebrate! Very nice gesture. We stayed in a King room upstairs # 15 which had a view of the creek. Those rooms either have a balcony or a window seat and I requested a window seat (January you know!) The window seat is large and lovely to lounge on. Bed was comfy. The shower had two shower heads for saving water..wink, wink! The room was not large but appointed nicely. There is a safety night light near the steps that was too bright for us but we just used a pillow to cover. Fireplace was gas at one time but now is a three wicked candle. (forgot to mention when we checked out that the candles gather too much wax and just go out so maybe a different brand or beeswax.) Cozy, warm atmosphere especially in the rainy season. There are lots of spots to sit and relax inside and outside of the property. Olema is a very small community and most hotels and shops are near the road. Daytime of course there are cars and you can hear them but at a certain point after sundown there are basically no cars on the road. Thank you for the hospitality and service!…
We visited with family (2 couples) for 2 nights. Had selected the property on the basis of the beautiful backyard, with many spots for gathering, birdwatching and happy hour, and this did not disappoint. Several comfortable common areas inside which are good for working, if one must. Our room was not large (no closet; tiny narrow shower), but bed is very comfortable. Coffee is available in lobby every morning; breakfast is not served here. Loved the "Wabi Sabi" book available (for purchase) in rooms. Be aware, this place is rather pricey, especially in high season - for us, it was worth having a place to chill out between excursions.
Beware old folk and those with heavy suitcases. There were 5 flights of stairs from our car to the room. And two steps between the bedroom and bathroom. The place is new…not historical. The decor and finishes are first class but the design is seriously flawed: rooms too small, fireplaces don’t work, motion detector night lights ( for the stairs to the bathroom) which annoy you at night. And not one chair in the room…you have to lie in bed to watch tv. The shower had a sloped ceiling. And electric kettles instead of coffee makers. No breakfast and no where to go…sorry, the muffins next door are not breakfast. Over priced.
Olema House is a cozy get away from the city. We love coming up here and enjoy the hotel and surrounding town/ national seashore. We stayed in room #11 - king terrace. It was a bit on the small side, no closet, no full length mirror but cozy and with a nicely sized private patio. The only thing that was a bummer is that the sound proofing is pretty poor. Our upstairs neighbors were very loud the first night we were there - sounded like someone dropping heavy things on the floor until 2AM + reverberating footsteps. If you book, I’d highly recommend an upstairs room to avoid the noise if you’re a light sleeper.
Had a wonderful time at Olema House. We stayed for one night and it was perfect. Read mixed reviews going into it, but all in all it was so worth it. Upon arrival Rebecca greeted us with a glass of wine she was super courteous our entire stay. We booked a creek view room but I guess somehow got upgraded to a terrace king? Bed was so so comfy. Jacuzzi tub was a nice touch and really enjoyed the semi-private terrace. Our dog loved the room too as far as we could tell. There was no tv but honestly we didn’t miss it. There is a radio with Bluetooth fwiw. Grounds were so beautiful - we went in October which is not normally foggy, but it was this time. Olema is a little further inland from the shore so the fog isn’t so bad here. We spent the day at nearby limantour beach (15 min drive) - so beautiful, but very foggy. Still recommend checking that out. We had a really nice dinner at due west next door. Californian pub/tavern food but elevated. Pricy, but worth it. Cocktails were really great. We had shrimp cocktail, wedge, and tavern burger. All were delicious, well cooked and well seasoned. In the morning we had coffee by the fire pit. They sell breakfast in the market but we opted to drive over to point Reyes station to check out brickmaiden breads for pastries (highly recommend). All in all a really wonderful stay. Thanks again to Rebecca and crew for taking care of us.…
Beware that there is No AC in some of their rooms ! There is no description about having no AC on the booking page, only realized that when we arrived in a day with 100 degrees. Inside is like an oven, could not even sleep at night with all the fans on and windows open. Loft style room with bed on the upper level made it even worse. There is limited on site parking shared with their restaurant, which was full at the time when we checked in. No free breakfast included in the $550 per night charge is very unusual for a B&B. Will never return !
I usually don't write a negative review. I don't mind paying hotel taxes but Olema House charged me for Resort Fee where they have no swimming pool or any sort of resort amenity. In addition, according to their website, California residents receive 10% discount, however since my friend who booked my room when she made her own, didn't mention it, we didn't receive the discount. So, a California resident, don't forget to mention it when you make a reservation.
This past June we celebrated the marriage of our daughter with 30 other family members. Several of us stayed at the property for the weekend, and the remaining wedding attendees arrived the day of the ceremony. From the staff, the wedding and events coordinator, to the venue, we couldn't have been more pleased. Guests were equally impressed with the level of service and warmth expressed throughout the afternoon and evening. You receive what you give. That's truly what we felt. It was a celebration and we were happy to share it with Olema House and they responded in kind, making the day one we'll never forget.
Beautiful place to stay while exploring Point Reyes sea shore. Friendly, accommodating staff. Will visit again. Lovely grounds, Room clean and inviting. Love the floor heating. Dining at the restaurant was a pleasure with excellent service.
Title says it all. King room was very small. Comfortable bed. No sitting area - high window seat but no privacy when sitting there and not good for eating or reading. “Special” price on room $376 after taxes and fees. And breakfast not included. Due West Restaurant chef is terrific: we really enjoyed our dinner.