There are usually a couple options when staying at a coastal lodging property.
One, stay down in the hub of activity, getting into the excitement of the area and all the hustle and bustle it brings with it.
Two, stay at a property away from the maddening rush, enjoying the peacefulness and tranquility the coast has to offer.
Both work and in the end, it comes down to personal preference. If you’re looking for the latter, the Inn at Morro Bay is a perfect escape.
The only lodging property in Morro Bay located on the water, the Inn at Morro Bay is a short distance from the Embarcadero area, but when you are on property you feel miles away.
There are five types of rooms, all tastefully appointed, three with views of the Bay. We enjoyed a Deluxe Partial Bay View room, which was on the ground floor. While it reads “partial view,” we thought it was a wonderful view as we sat on our private patio, enjoying a bottle of wine and reading.
It’s exactly what you are looking for when relaxation is the name of the game as you get the sound of the water mixed in with the sounds of the coastal wildlife to soothe away the stress of the day.
The fireplace in the room was perfect for the evenings when the fog rolled in, warming the room and providing romantic atmosphere. There is also a 32-inch TV and free Wi-Fi in the room. There is ample work space, as well as a coffee pot in the room.
The 60 State Park Restaurant and Lounge is a wonderful compliment to the lodging, offering a relaxed vibe with a menu that showcases fresh seafood and colorful produce, as well as the wines of the region.
Windows looking out on to the Bay make up one entire side of the restaurant, giving it a wide-open feeling.
Our waitress was Mo and she definitely added to the pleasure of our dining. Full of personality and local knowledge, you will be lucky if you get Mo as your server.
We started with the Ahi Wonton Tower and it was a great beginning. The Ahi Tuna came with avocado and mango salsa, layered in wontons.
From there I went with the Scallops, while my wife opted for the Sunday special – Prime Rib.
The Scallops were prepared perfectly, cooked in a Thai sauce and served over Asian Slaw and Risotto cakes. The portion size was great and left me content upon finishing.
My wife loved the Prime Rib – always a favorite of hers We topped the meal off with a cobbler – a great end to a great meal.
We had our meal at a window table when the sun set, and the view was all you could ask.
My wife also enjoyed breakfast at the restaurant – I was out golfing – mentioning that the options were plentiful and very tasty.
You can also enjoy a glass of wine or cocktails out on the deck – we did – as it provides a sea-side experience.
There is an outdoor heated pool, as well as a Jacuzzi. The property also has a large patio are that is perfect for weddings or a reunion. The patio overlooks the water, creating wonderful vistas for your special event.
The Inn is located centrally in Morro Bay, right across the street from the golf course and a short drive or long walk from the Embarcadero region where most of the shopping and dining are located.
Having never been to Morro Bay before, the Inn was a fantastic welcoming spot for us. It would be an ideal location for a couples or buddy golf trip with the golf course so close. It’s also a sensational spot for the weekend getaway with your spouse. Check out our story on the Morro Bay Golf Course!
By Dennis Miller