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Captain's Inn at Moss Landing

Unique Accommodations in Moss Landing, California

Welcome to Captain's Inn at Moss Landing. Conveniently located, between Monterey and Santa Cruz, just one block off California's scenic Highway 1, we're the perfect location for a weekend retreat, family vacation, or romantic getaway. 

About Our Inn

Come and enjoy a relaxing getaway here at the Captain's Inn. Our lovely Inn is conveniently located directly on the Old Salinas River Tidal Channel. Here, you can enjoy the river's wetlands and see a wide variety of wildlife, including shorebirds, harbor seals, and even sea otters. The waterfront views are outstanding.

Our inn has a total of ten guest rooms in two unique buildings. Rooms in the Historic House (the Pacific Coast Steamship Company building) have views of beautiful gardens, Fremont's Peak, or the Elkhorn Slough wetlands. Rooms in our Boathouse Building are on the edge of the Elkhorn Slough, offering fantastic views of its wetlands. Regardless of location, the use of antique furnishings and nautical decor gives each room its own unique charm.

Our rooms typically accommodate two guests; however, we also have suites available if you need more space.

Why Moss Landing?

Moss Landing is a quiet fishing village, located along the shores of Monterey Bay at the gateway to Elkhorn Slough, one of California's largest wetland areas. This unique habitat makes Moss Landing an excellent place to view a variety of wildlife in natural surroundings. For example, Moss Landing and the surrounding areas are considered one of the best places for birding in the United States. Hundreds of bird species migrate through here, each year. Moss Landing is also known as one of the best locations in the world to view sea otters.

The town of Moss Landing is also a great place to simply unwind and relax. Here, you'll avoid the crowds associated with other nearby towns. Spend the day visiting our town's many unique shops, art galleries, restaurants, and pubs. Or head over to Moss Landing State Beach and enjoy any number of activities, including surfing, windsurfing, fishing, horseback riding, or picnicking.


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Boathouse Rooms

These rooms are located along the edge of the Elkhorn Slough. Rooms feature beach and boating themes. Enjoy panoramic views for the slough's wetlands and wildlife. Each room accommodates two guests.
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Historic House Rooms

Most of these spacious, historical rooms feature antique furnishings, private baths, and stunning views of Fremont's Peak, the Elkhorn Slough wetlands, or our own gardens. Each room accommodates two guests.
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Need more room? The family-sized Hideaway featues a living room and kitchenette. It sleeps three guests. The Dock Holiday has a walk-in shower, gull kitchen, and balcony. Sleep up to six guests.

Inn-House Beverages

At Captain's Inn at Moss Landing, you can enjoy a relaxing drink from the comfort of your room or suite.

We offer a wide selection of alcoholic beverages, including Scotch, vodka, and whiskey. Wines include red wines, white wines, and bubbling/sparkling wines. We also have a variety of international and domestic beers. (And, on a side note, we offer a selection of locally-handcrafted Lula's Chocolates.)
Do Check-Out our Gift shop for more info.

You can order directly from your room. Just dial "0" from the room phone, or call our business number (831-889-0815).


Captain's Inn at Moss Landing isn't your typical home away from home. When you stay with us, you have easy access to a variety of places to go and things to do...all within a short distance from the inn.

Explore the Elkhorn Slough wetlands for extraordinary views of rare bird species, entertaining sea otters, and ever-present harbor seals. Take a stroll along our nearby beaches, including Salinas River State Beach, and Moss Landing State Beach. Or take a whale-watching tour with an experienced local guide, like Sanctuary Cruises or Blue Ocean Whale Watching.

For more ideas about activities and places to visit near Moss Landing, visit our Things to Do page, or give us a call. We'll be happy to help.


Moss Landing and the surrounding areas have numerous restaurants, featuring a variety of cuisines, for you to enjoy. Choose from classic American diners, Mexican restaurants, quaint coffee shops, and much more. And, don't forget seafood. Our area has some of the best seafood restaurants you'll find on the California coast.

Visit our Restaurants page for more dining ideas. And, if you'd like recommendations or suggestions regarding local dining, feel free to give us a call at your convenience.

COVID-19 Information

We would like to assure our friends visiting Captains Inn that our inn is operating at the highest standards for hygiene and cleanliness. Our hotel's health and safety measures are designed to address a broad spectrum of viruses, including COVID-19, and include everything from handwashing hygiene and cleaning product specifications to the guest room and common area cleaning procedures.

For the specific steps Captain's Inn At Moss Landing is taking, visit our COVID-19 Information page.

Reviews and Awards

Excellent Comfort & Hospitality

What a treasure! I booked one night in the main house, queen bed, gas fireplace, claw footed tub. It was so perfectly cozy and warm and welcoming that I extended another night. The on call inn keeper was very responsive and brought me cold beer in the garden. Does it get any better than that? Moss Landing was a wonderful happenstance and I found the small locality a pleasure to explore. Next time, I'm taking my husband and going to Moss Landing on purpose
Marjorie C, TripAdvisor 

Best Hidden Gem

Spent my evening watching major sunset from the comfort of the gigantic deep soaking tub in my room. Highlight were the sea otters, ospreys, turkeys, assorted birds wandering by like a Nat Geo documentary. Ridiculously comfortable bed, cute little themed rooms, but highlight is the rooms are right on top of the protected wetland of the Elkhorn Slough which is teeming with wildlife.The rooms are like Disneyland with cute themed beds that look like boats, "sails" hanging from the ceiling, super clean, great maid service, self serve everything so you have zero contact with anyone. I cant say enough. Its quirky and special.
Arti C, TripAdvisor 

So Glad We Booked Here!

This is way overdue but we stayed at Moss landing in June 2020. We absolutely loved the place. Great location, wonderful shower, unique fun design and suuuper comfy bed. We loved that we had binoculars and could watch the otters every morning. The staff was super helpful and kind and since COVID was in full swing, left a wonderful breakfast by our door each morning. Would absolutely return if we visit the area again.
Mandy W, TripAdvisor 


Our sister property, Chateau Coralini, might have your dates available. Located less than 20 miles south, we're the perfect alternate location for a weekend retreat, family vacation, or romantic getaway. 
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