by Joanna Nesbit
Located across the bridge from Old Town Florence, this BEST WESTERN is situated near the sand dunes and the beach. Hotel amenities include a complimentary hot breakfast with made-to-order omelets, sausages, waffles and more; indoor pool with river views; two hot tubs; sauna; small fitness center; guest laundry; pet area; parking and Wi-Fi. Room options include Two Queen Beds, One King (includes sitting area), or King Deluxe with a sofa bed in the sitting area. The rooms include a mini-fridge and microwave. Larger families may want to opt for a suite with a full kitchen, bedroom and sofa bed in the living room.
The hotel also offers an onsite restaurant, the Bay View, serving dinner nightly and featuring a full bar. From the hotel, it’s a 20-minute drive up the coast to Sea Lion Caves, the largest sea cave in the country, where you can view sea lions in a natural cave habitat.
Our Editor Loves
- Complimentary full breakfast with omelets
- Indoor pool
- Rooms with full kitchens and views
- Water Parks
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
- Onsite Dining
The somewhat tired looking building, location away from downtown, and cramped access and parking made us wonder. But our top floor room was very clean and comfortable and had a wonderful view of the river and bridge. The staff, in particular, was excellent –friendly and helpful and always, it seemed, in a good mood. Breakfast was also excellent with eggs made to order. Recommended.
by Bud K
This is a great hotel....The room was clean and comfortable, front desk people were very pleasant and helpful, Bay View Bistro was amazing...great food, and Shanna was the perfect hostess and wait person....Breakfast was made to order...That was a first time experience....We would stay there again....If just passing through around 4pm, stop and have something to eat....You will not be disappointed....