Sea Ranch Lodge
What We Love
- A tranquil, rustic-chic atmosphere amid a dramatic seascape
- All rooms have fireplaces and ocean views
- The California-inspired dishes at Sea Ranch’s Black Point Grill
- The hotel’s commitment to sustainable living
What To Know
- Guestrooms are TV-free, but you'll be too busy gazing at the coastline to care
- The spa currently offers only massages
- The Black Point Grill’s award-winning wine list focuses exclusively on wines from Sonoma and Mendocino wineries
- The hotel is very pet-friendly, but there is a cap of two dogs per room and a one-time fee of $50 per dog
- Eco friendly
- Free WiFi
- Parking On Site
Originally built in the 1960s, Sea Ranch Lodge remains true to its roots, with a Midcentury Modern aesthetic. The redwood and cedar cabins are done in muted earth tones, complete with cozy wood-burning fireplaces and large windows that look out onto the water. The hotel’s anchor is the main lodge, which once housed the community’s general store and is still home to the historic town post office. Locals and visitors alike gather at the lodge’s Black Point Grill to feast on farm-to-table dishes and sip local wines.
Bed and Bath
The hotel’s recently remodeled oceanfront rooms all have breathtaking views of the Pacific Coast and feature custom-made California King beds. There are cozy seating areas and fireplaces that are perfect for snuggling up, and private patios that come equipped with dramatic views. The chic bathrooms have vessel sinks, eco-friendly bath products and deep soaking tubs.
A delicious California breakfast at Black Point Grill is included in your stay, and the restaurant is open for lunch and dinner, too. Dog-friendly rooms are available and come with a comfy dog bed, tasty treats, water and food bowls (with placemat) and activity suggestions for you and your buddy. Don’t miss a self-guided wildflower hike and a trip to the Spindrift Gallery to see works by local artists.
In the Area
Start your vacation off with a deep tissue massage at the spa, then hike down to Black Point Beach to look for shells (keep an eye out for whales, too). Don’t forget your camera: The area hosts more than 100 species of native birds. Sea Ranch town is a haven for artists, and there are countless local galleries to explore. Another must-do: a trip to nearby wine tasting rooms such as Annapolis Winery and Fort Ross Vineyard.
How to Get There
The resort GM Paul is perhaps the most irresponsible and rude hospitality person I've ever encountered. If you want hassle and heartache, feel free to book at Sea Ranch where the guests are treated like garbage from the reception to the management. If you scroll the reviews, you'll see many with the same complaints. Of course, Paul should have a salty response to this, but pay no attention to his silly retort. Stay away from this property.
This place is very special to me. This was my 2nd visit to the lodge and I loved it all over again!
Check in was quick and easy and I got a glass of wine. I had a king room upstairs which was clean, spacious and comfortable.
This is a place to run away to and just be at peace with the spectacular surroundings.
We were greeted by a woman who really didn't understand what customer service was, she rushed us right from the start and acted as though any question we had was just an annoyance. Not a great first impression.
Our rooms were great! The view is AMAZING, and the trails that start at the deck of the hotel were wonderful. We got some use out of the fireplace and our first morning we saw 2 deer outside of our window. The lack of TV was the perfect was to reconnect with each other and and nature.
The restaurant was okay. Dinner was tasted great and our service started out really good. Then it seemed like our server got busy and we didn't see him again, we had to ask another server for our bill, Mother's Day breakfast was kind of a let down as well. Not only was our server knowledgeable, but our food was cold when it came out to us. My mother-law didn't eat her potatoes because they were cold right from the start.
All in all I would recommend this hotel, because it really was great, just don't expect good service most of the time.
Our stay was prompted by what we had read and heard about the philosophy behind the development. The style and philosophy in the design of the buildings has held up so well over the years. There are the beautiful picture windows with stunning views, our room with it’s window seat, and many other small details that make good design and make it special. The room was toasty warm with good heating. WiFi was good. The bathroom was to today’s standards and very nice. They have a covering note explaining that the sound proofing wasn’t to today’s standards, which was good to be forewarned as they were right about that. The walking trails are fabulous. Wonderful way to experience this beautiful coastline. We ate breakfast in the restaurant, the staff here were very friendly and helpful. The American Coffee was good but unfortunately the cooked breakfast was cold.
We did end up having an issue with the way our account was settled. From our point of view they are let down by what appears to us to be outdated processes. Management did their best to be helpful and sort out the issue, but in the end, it is their processes that need updating to meet the reasonable expectations of their customers in 2018. We would have rated our stay as 5 stars if not for one of the front desk personell, who seriously let down the rest of the team. This person was unwelcoming, barely helpful with body language that really set you on edge. A great disappointment for the rest of the team who were helpful and friendly. Reception is the face of the Organisation and unffortunately such an experience clouded our enjoyment of a stay that otherwise was outstanding with a few hiccups.
We stayed here 2 nights with our 3 year old for a family getaway before baby #2 arrives. It was so incredibly peaceful and quiet. We actually enjoyed the lack of TV, it really gave us quality family time. At at the restaurant for 2 dinners and a breakfast, lots of kid friendly options.