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Press Reviews and Awards

Recognised for the "Most Attentive Staff", Winter 2012, Lanier Guide Books

Selected for Romantic Inns of North America", Spring 2012, Inns, the magazine for finding exquisite getaways

Reader's Choice First Place Gold Seal for Best Weekend Getaway, Register Pajaronian newspaper, 2009

"...Cooks delicious multi-course breakfasts each day from her own cookbook. ...Boathouse with floor to ceiling windows and waterviews, oversized tubs with view, and comfortable beds. ... Heaven for birders.", Examiner.com, romance travel, March 2011

"It's worth the extra cost to book one of the boathouse rooms, which overlook a gorgeous marsh section ... Spot wildlife from a cozy windowside armchair or your deep soaking tub," Sunset Magazine 2009

"The seashore theme of the room blended seamlessly with the beautiful natural view, creating a calming, pleasant atmosphere. I was content to sit at the window in my waterside room, lights dimmed, fire in the fireplace, glass of wine in hand, and gaze out over the pristine slough. I finished off the lovely evening with a relaxing bath in my room's large, luxurious soaking tub.... Morning, a delightful breakfast cooked by Melanie" Good Times Newspaper, 2012

"Moss Landing: This fishing village is THE place to spot wildlife. Stay: Snuggle up in fishing boat turned bed at Captain' Inn, a B&B.... photograph harbor seals and sea otters...", US Airways magazine, 2010

"Guests can enjoy great views from their rooms and can see a variety of wildlife" Birds and Blooms magazine, Oct. 2009

Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. Travelers shared opinions and are impressed with the quality of this business. May 2011. May 2012.


"Watching birds and wildlife became a day-long pastime, because our room at the Captain's Inn boathouse faced a marsh, dunes and ocean. We saw seals and otters playing in the water, just ourside our windows, every day of the three day visit." Toronto Star, 2012

"Nature lovers come to Moss Landing for its wildlife: there are countless bird species, ... as well as Sea Otters, Harbor Seals, and Sea Lions. From my room in the Captain's Inn , I could sit and look out onto the estuary where birds soar....its welcoming bed, soft sheets, down pillows, and terry cloth robes.", Jet Set Extra, 2011

Featured on CBS' Eye on the Bay, "Nice place to stay, sit in room and watch wildlife, Wow!". 2008.

Business of the Year. For community involvement and support. Chamber of Commerce. 2011.

Received: "Highly Recomended Inn" rating from Wine and Country Magazine, 2011

"Launch from the Captain's Inn at Moss Landing, a B&B with a lovely setting and charming building" Bay Area Backroads, KRON-TV, Nov. 2007

One of "Top 8 Inns of the Year", California 2011. Lanier Bed and Breakfasts.

New York Times, Frugal Traveler Recommended Captain's Inn as a special bed and breakfast with value added offers, February 2009

As praised in the "Feast Section" - "At their storybook bed and breakfast, [where] she constantly whips up a wide selection of hearty and heartfelt dishes for the captain and their visitors - many of whom, not coincidentally, are return guests." Monterey County Weekly, Oct. 2007

"Captain's Inn at Moss Landing on Monterey Bay has it all, and is currently celebrating 100 years of coastal residence. ... you can watch wildlife, even from bed." Sea magazine, Jan. 2007

"Editor's favorite - California" Innside Scoop, July. 2007

"It was the charming and relaxing atmosphere of the Captain's Inn and the warmth and friendliness of their owners, ... that makes it a top notch B&B." Norm Goldman, Sketch and Travel, Nov. 2006

"It would be hard to beat a hideaway at Captain's Inn, a place that is still off the mainstream radar." Tom Stienstra , San Francisco Chronicle Feb. 2006

best getaway triple A

"NBC's Today Show" with Peter Greenberg visited with us July 2005

Newsweek Magazine's Travel column advised staying at Captain's Inn for its views and wildlife experience, May 2005

"AAA Traveler's Companion: VIA Magazine stated "luxuriate at the Captain's Inn ... with windows fronting the slough ... and study more birds and seals - without ever leaving your bed."

"Maritime Charm", Coastal Living Magazine, Oct. 2003

"The rooms are delightful, chock-full of items that once functioned in the real maritime world - but now are striking decorations. .... well worth visiting." Sacramento Bee, 2005

Approved lodging partner by Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

"As Seen On Huell Howser's California's Golden Coast, PBS, KCET-LA"


"Selected BEST SLEEP in North Monterey County by locals, Monterey Magazine, 2003"

"As Featured on Travels with Romney Dunbar, Cable-TV"

"Audubon Bird-A-Thon Sponsor, Santa Clara Chapter"

If you like sportfishing you may have seen NFL quarterbacks come to stay while on "Familiar Waters" May. 2006

"Featured as Wedding Reception Site: Bridal Guide Magazine, 2005"

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