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10021 Coastal Highway One PO Box 39, Olema, CA 94950
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Recently voted #1 Hotel in the USA and California in the 2020 Condé Nast Reader’s Choice Awards, Olema House features 24 comfortably chic rooms, 2 private cottages and a recently refurbished Tavern and Market located adjacent to the one and only Point Reyes National Seashore Park. Only a short drive from San Francisco and some of the most picturesque beaches in Northern California, Olema House is an idyllic retreat for those seeking adventure, tranquility and seasonally fresh local fare. Olema House is designed to feel like a private country estate with all the amenities of a modern inn. All rooms offer private bathrooms, telephones, radiant heat warmed floors, down comforters and pillows, as well as views of Olema Creek, our lush lawns and gardens, the Inverness Ridge and Mt. Wittenberg. Rooms are private and some may feature a Jacuzzi tubs or a fireplace, please inquire about the room specifics as each room has it's own feel, bathroom type, and layout. We also feature 2 cottages onsite available for rental if you need more room to spread out and enjoy your Marin county getaway.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Coffee shop
Hiking
Canoeing offsite
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Baggage storage
Convenience store
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Complimentary Instant Coffee
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Happy hour
Outdoor dining area
Snack bar
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Non-smoking hotel
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Picnic area
Shared lounge / TV area
Shops
Sun terrace
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jopope2015 wrote a review Jan 2023
Napa, California1 contribution1 helpful vote
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!
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Date of stay: January 2023
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Avatar627 wrote a review Aug 2022
Chicago, Illinois171 contributions65 helpful votes
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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.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Responded 10 Aug 2022
Thank you so much for the wonderful review. We are thrilled to see your family enjoyed their visit. We hope to welcome you back and host you all again for another worthwhile experience. Stay well!
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Dan F wrote a review Nov 2022
4 contributions4 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: November 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Keep driving.
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Response from Jose Barajas, General Manager at Olema House
Responded 14 Nov 2022
Dan, Thank you for taking the time to share your detailed feedback. While I wish you had a better experience, it is feedback like this that we learn from and use to improve. Our team is always happy to assist - whether that be maneuvering the flight of stairs or explaining the coffee options both in and out of the room. We work hard to deliver an exceptional guest experience, and it's apparent in this case that we fell short. If you give us a chance to earn back your trust, I can assure you that we will do our best to give you the great hotel experience that so many of our guests have grown so fond of.
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bonnie88 wrote a review Oct 2022
3 contributions1 helpful vote
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.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid the ground floor
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Response from Jose Barajas, General Manager at Olema House
Responded 14 Nov 2022
Thank you for sharing your experience! We appreciate your time to outline specifics of your trip and are glad to read you enjoy the hotel. We're constantly seeking ways to improve the guest experience and your comments will be shared with our team for room improvements. Please reach out directly before your next visit so we may better ensure a quieter and more peaceful night's sleep. Safe travels!
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Julian V wrote a review Oct 2022
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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.
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Date of stay: October 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 27 Oct 2022
Thank you for your kind review! We truly appreciate your kind words about our staff and grounds. It's definitely a boost for us every time we hear positive reviews such as this. We will be sure to let Rebecca know that she made an impact during your stay. We look forward to many more visits. Please let us know if we can ever be of any assistance.
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Minasantaclara wrote a review Sep 2022
Santa Clara, California6 contributions1 helpful vote
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 !
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Date of stay: September 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Avoid this place in summer. Room is tiny and bathroom is small, overpriced B&B without breakfast...
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Responded 3 Oct 2022
Dear Minasantaclara, Thank you for taking the time to leave such valuable feedback. It appears our attempts to contact you directly and offer our personal apology were unsuccessful. Our team works hard to provide a positive guest experience, therefore I’m sorry to read your visit fell short of expectations. It has been an unusual year with the weather and as we work to adapt, we’re working to update our property accordingly. We’ve updated several amenities throughout our rooms with pictures and descriptions to match, including AC units and fans. We are glad to see you enjoyed the grounds and do hope you’ll reconsider a visit back. Please feel free to reach me directly should I be able to assist with future arrangements. Thank you again for your time and consideration, we wish you safe travels.
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Yuri K wrote a review Sep 2022
San Francisco, California305 contributions99 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: August 2022
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Room Tip: Lots of stairs, so request a grand floor unit.
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Responded 27 Oct 2022
Dear Yurikitamura, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback. We sincerely apologize for your less than stellar visit. We do hope you afford us another opportunity in the future to welcome you back. Stay well!
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Sophia M wrote a review Aug 2022
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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.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Room Tip: Each room is unique. Most do not have televisions. Simply inquire and make a request.
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Responded 27 Oct 2022
It was such a pleasure to host your family for such a beautiful weekend! Thank you again for sharing this special day with us and furthermore sharing your experience. We hope to welcome you all back for more memorable visits. Please reach out directly may we ever be of any assistance.
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Christine wrote a review Apr 2022
Kenwood, California2 contributions
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.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 20 Apr 2022
Dear Trip31150075531, We look forward to your next visit! Thank you for the kind words and we hope you'll be back soon to explore more of what the Point Reyes area has to offer.
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gorzd wrote a review Apr 2022
San Francisco, California10 contributions5 helpful votes
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.
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Date of stay: April 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Responded 20 Apr 2022
Dear Gorzd, Thank you for taking time to leave such detailed feedback on your recent trip. Our chef will be delighted to hear the great comments and we thank you for dining at Due West! We hope you'll allow us an opportunity to host you again for a much better experience. Although our rooms vary slightly between different layouts, we make every attempt to accommodate to guests requests. Please reach out directly before your next visit so we may personally ensure a room that may be better suited to your liking. Thank you again for your time and consideration, we look forward to hosting you again.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Olema House
Which popular attractions are close to Olema House?
Nearby attractions include Tule Elk Preserve (5.6 km), Samuel P. Taylor State Park (5.6 km), and Earthquake Trail (1.8 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Olema House?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Olema House?
Top room amenities include a refrigerator, a view of the mountains, and a walk-in shower.
What food & drink options are available at Olema House?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, complimentary tea, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Olema House?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Olema House?
Conveniently located restaurants include Inverness Park Market, Bovine Bakery, and Cafe Reyes.
Is Olema House located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.1 km away from the centre of Olema.
Are pets allowed at Olema House?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Olema House?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, Spanish, and Japanese.
Are there any historical sites close to Olema House?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Marconi RCA Wireless Stations (3.3 km).