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The Jenner Inn

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San Francisco, California
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The Jenner Inn is a great place to stay. Our room was quite clean, the staff was friendly and helpful, and the free continental breakfast was nice. The inn is clearly well managed. We went for a weekend away and to check out the wildlife. It was incredible. We saw seals, 2 eagles, several deer, river otters, and a whale!...

1Thank Susan B
San Ramon, California
Reviewed 1 February 2017

The Jenner Inn is only a few feet off the pacific Coast Highway, where the Russian River meets the Pacific Ocean - awesome setting, very relaxing. The inn has cabins and cottages right on the banks of the river with a wonderful view of the ocean.

1Thank skipparmson
Mountain View, California
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Our room had cobwebs all over. Bugs in the sink of the bathroom. Kitchen appliances were broken. We were overcharged by $100 and had to request a correction to be credited the money back. On our first night, I leaned over to put a log of wood in the fire and my hair got stuck to the handle of the...

2Thank ttfowler
CharlieCoyne, Owner at The Jenner Inn, responded to this review

Ms. Fowler, The condition of the property you describe was under prior ownership, more than a year ago. We did not witness the conditions at the time of your stay, but it is certainly not what our guests encounter today. We have made extensive renovations and amenity improvements. We did appreciate you wanting to return to the property. New ownership...

Reviewed 23 January 2017 via mobile

After reading previous reviews I was hesitant to stay there but wanted a walk down memory lane as years ago we camped in the area. I rented two cabins for my four adult kids and I, the Gray Whale and the Pelican. It was raining when we checked in so we figured we would not do much exploring. The inn...

1Thank Lost_In_Iowa
Reviewed 30 December 2016

No Heat. No Warm water. Very cold inside. No wi-fi, no phone, no tv. Sloppy work all over doors, windows. Not a nice place. Breakfast in cold room, with stale bread. Everybody sittning inside with jackets and mits. Bar and restaurant closed.

1Thank HenrikSHangoe
CharlieCoyne, General Manager at The Jenner Inn, responded to this review

Good Morning Henrick, thank you for visiting The Jenner Inn and for posting your feedback. The Jenner Inn, like most rural coastal hotels does not have dependable wi-fi, cell service or televisions. Our website home page and confirmation letters both so advise and emphasis that Jenner is a rural enclave. The attractions are extraordinary wild life (seals, eagles, whales, deer,...

El Dorado, California
Reviewed 13 November 2016 via mobile

Super disappointed that the Jenner Inn no longer does a home cooked breakfast. All we got was cold cereal, yogurt, and toast. Not the definition of a bed and BREAKFAST! Plus there were a ton of fruit flies in our room. The new ownership has not improved this place, more so taken away from what once was a super comfy...

2Thank ehodge42
CharlieCoyne, Owner at The Jenner Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Jenner Inn. We are not a bed and a breakfast- We provide a complimentary continental breakfast for our hotel guests as we do not currently have restaurant on-site. Thank you for your feedback.

Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Situated right on the highway the room was very noisy. The wifi they said they had was non existent and the breakfast was of the simplest kind. That said the view was amazing, the room was spacious and located on the river I am sure being there on a hot summer day is very nice.

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Reviewed 27 October 2016

I loved staying here because of the remoteness of the scenery and the beautiful landscape here. We ate at the restaurant and it was very good. Our room was very comfortable, though it was furnished with an older style. We liked it and would go back again!

1Thank Taryn B
Reviewed 12 October 2016

Girls know how to have fun... and my long time buddy and I meet up on the California coast every September for a fun couple of days together. I am sorry to say that the Jenner Inn tested our fun having abilities. It takes a little effort to love a gray foggy day that turns into a cold misty night...

1Thank SueArow
CharlieCoyne, Owner at The Jenner Inn, responded to this review

We really appreciate the positive comments. There is not much we can do about the weather. Many, many people are attracted to Jenner for the weather; relief from the hot inland areas and experience the dramatic coastal changes. Winter and fall have some of our nicest sunny days. We find Jenner beautiful in sunshine and rain and fog and wind....

Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

We were given a really musty cottage to start with and we had to pay extra to have a cottage with river view . The room was ok it's what you expect on places like this. At least you have your own privacy. It's better to pay extra so you don't get a very basic cottage which was dingy at...

2Thank Roses_travelgram2016
CharlieCoyne, Owner at The Jenner Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Jenner Inn and for posting your review. The Jenner Inn has 21 unique rentals, most with extraordinary views. We encourage everyone to book a room with a great view. After all, Jenner and the Jenner Inn are all about the scenery. Some of the units have attractions other than views, including pricing. Our website is...

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About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Suites
  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
NEW OWNERSHIP AS OF FEBRUARY 2016. Where the scenic Russian River meets the crashing Pacific, the landmark Jenner Inn is being reborn. Its new owners are painstakingly restoring the historic inn, room by charming room, transforming the hostelry into a destination worthy of its breathtaking setting. Charlie Coyne, along with wife Katie and his cousins Marty and Tom, are the principals of Dublin Square, the family-owned company that is behind the renovation and rebirth of the Jenner Inn. The Coyne family has demonstrated its ability to breathe new life into historic properties and create superior hospitality experiences. A native Northern Californian, Charlie was practicing law in the 1980’s in San Rafael when his brothers brought him on board to join them in resurrecting the foundering Delta King stern-wheeler that used to ferry passengers across the San Francisco Bay. Under the Coyne family’s leadership, the Delta King is now a thriving hotel and restaurant operation moored on the Sacramento River in Old Sacramento. Tracing its roots to 1904, the Jenner Inn began life as a lumber mill, and played a critical role in the rebuilding of San Francisco after the 1906 earthquake and fire. The mill closed in 1914 when the town consisted of some fifty buildings, seven of which are today part of the Jenner Inn. After the original hotel on the site was destroyed by fire in 1948, the current main structure was built—a one-of-a-kind redwood building with galleon windows, wheel beamed ceilings, and solid oak floors—its design reminiscent of a sailing ship (not surprising since the craftsmen who constructed it were Swedish boat-builders). The building is believed to have been designed by an associate of famed architect Julia Morgan. Today the Jenner Inn is a collection of 21 rooms and free-standing cottages scattered throughout the village, many of them dating to the era of the town’s founding. The Coyne family’s vision for the property is to maintain the inn’s legendary charm while updating its decor, furnishings and amenities. Most important, the inn aims to meld seamlessly with its setting, capitalizing on the surrounding natural scenery, quaint village atmosphere, and proximity to Sonoma Wine Country. Because each room is unique, prices will vary, but the goal is to offer a romantic destination emphasizing the natural beauty and activities of west Sonoma, including kayaking, whale and seal watching, abalone diving, fishing, bicycling and the world class Sonoma wine and food bounty. Several rooms are being designated as pet friendly. Renovation of the inn is occurring in stages, one building at a time, with the hotel continuing to operate throughout the process. Guests may choose from any of eight lodging types, ranging from the cottages with waterfront, meadow or grotto views; to the Jenner House’s comfortable creek side rooms and suites; to private studios. Many have kitchens, most have water views, some have private decks, and all offer comfort, privacy, and charm. In coming months the Jenner Inn’s dining room will include a full bar, and restaurant, beginning with full made-to-order breakfast for guests. The Coyne family’s vision for the Jenner Inn grows from Charlie’s experience as general manager of the Delta King Hotel and Restaurant for twenty-two years, as well as involvement in other hospitality projects in Northern California. An avid abalone diver, Charlie happened upon the Jenner Inn while returning from a diving trip. Dublin Square LLC purchased the Jenner Inn in February 2016, opening the door to another adventurous chapter for the Coyne family. Says Charlie Coyne, “ Our attraction to the Jenner Inn mirrors what motivated our purchase of the Delta King. We will be guardians of an incomparable asset with significance that transcends our ownership. We view the Jenner Inn as a treasure of historic proportion and natural beauty that cannot be duplicated. Our emphasis will be to accent the inherent attractions of the Jenner Inn and west Sonoma County. We were elated at the opportunity to acquire such a unique property located so close to the Bay Area. “ ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Jenner Inn

Address: 10400 Coast Route 1, Jenner, CA 95450
Region: United States > California > Sonoma County > Jenner
Price Range: $188 - $512 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — The Jenner Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 21
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Jenner Inn And Cottages
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“The rooms on the river/ocean side of the highway are worth the extra money”
C7570VZsusanb, 24 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you want to save a little money, get one of the cottages behind the lodge rather than on the river bank.”
skipparmson, 31 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't go to this place. You will leave angry”
HenrikSHangoe, 29 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Best move on to the next town.”
FrankyMe, 6 Aug 2016 | Read review
“We were up the road from the registration desk, river view rooms are the best”
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