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Bodega Bay Lodge

With its rugged shoreline and rolling countryside, the Sonoma Coast offers a vast and striking landscape. The Bodega Bay Lodge sits atop a tranquil bluff overlooking the Pacific Ocean, bringing a rustic elegance that reflects the wild beauty of the romantic region. Within easy reach of Sonoma County’s many offerings, guests can watch fishermen ply the bay for the day’s catch, spot migrating whales in the waves, scout for rare birds in the Coastal Bird Walk—a location prized by the Audubon Society and Alfred Hitchcock—or simply stroll two miles of soft sands, hand-in-hand.

Lodge Amenities

  • Outdoor Fire Pits
  • On-Site Restaurant & Bar
  • Bocce
  • Ocean Views
  • Fitness Center
  • Complimentary Beach Cruiser Bikes
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#1 hotel on the Sonoma Coast

Consistently rated as the #1 hotel in Bodega Bay and on the Sonoma Coast on TripAdvisor.com with guests returning to our Lodge again and again.

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#2 Naturally Harvested Cuisine

Drakes combines bucolic décor and breathtaking Pacific Ocean views with warm, sophisticated service to create the Sonoma County’s premier dining destination.

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#3 Coastal Treasure Trove

Offering picturesque views of the Bay, Bodega Head and the Pacific Ocean, our lodge is just a 10 minute amble down to Doran Beach Regional Park. Immerse yourself into the beauty of the North Central Coast, home to 25 marine protected areas. 

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#4 Wine country retreat with resort amenities

Unwind at Drakes Fireside Lounge or indulge in our restorative spa services, heated pool & Infinity Edge hot tub. With a remote setting and warm hospitality, the Bodega Bay Lodge invites you to shift gears, slow down and savor the relaxed pace of our intimate coastal resort.

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#5 Locally owned, locally run

We are an independent, locally owned and operated hotel. Our down-to-earth team offer the best local knowledge and arrange interesting itineraries for unforgettable Sonoma Coast adventures.

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#6 Authentic and unpretentious

Made of local timber and natural stone, the Bodega Bay Lodge is warm and inviting, with the authentic feel of a coastal retreat.

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#7 We don't nickel and dime you

We don't charge a resort fee and ensure your stay isn’t interrupted by unnecessary costs. We provide excellent value with signature complimentary amenities including free Wi-Fi, free parking, and coffee and teas in our lobby until noon each day.

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#8 Intimate, Spacious Rooms

All of our rooms have cozy down comforter beds and private balconies or verandas, and nearly all have memorable Bay views and fireplaces.

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#9 Staff who are local insiders

Our friendly, down-to-earth team has the best local knowledge and access to activities, excursions and adventures. Whether it's your first or your 50th visit to the Sonoma Coast, we are pleased to assist you with reservations, great ideas and to arrange interesting itineraries.

Bodega Bay

Where wanderlust finds wondrous

Overlooking the rugged Sonoma Coast, our boutique Lodge is an unexpected getaway where the wine country meets the coast. Go beachcombing for driftwood. Fly a kite. Scout for whales. Share a farm-to-table feast. Discover boutique Russian Valley wineries and sip your way through handcrafted Sonoma County wines. Explore rugged hiking trails through untamed countryside. Or cruise one of America’s most scenic and unspoiled waterfront drives. Follow your heart off the beaten path, and find your own Sonoma Coast adventure.

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Sonoma Coast Vineyards

Start your wine tasting tour on our doorstep at the Sonoma Coast Vineyards, located just down the road from our lodge.

13 min walk
0.6 mi
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Fort Ross State Historic Park

Enjoy panoramic Pacific Ocean views from the historic Russian era Fort in hilltops of the Fort Ross State Historic Park.

46 min
23.8 mi
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Sonoma Canopy Tours

Zip-line the mighty Armstrong Redwoods - among the tallest trees on earth.

23 min
15 mi
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Valley Ford

Visit the quirky town of Valley Ford, a centre for artistic expression and the site of the famous Running Fence art installation from the 70’s.

8 min
7 mi
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Goat Rock Beach

Go beachcombing along this wild stretch of beach at the mouth of the Russian River, also a protected harbor seal nursery.

24 min
11.8 mi
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The Barlow

A 12-acre Bay Area outdoor market district in Sebastopol, California featuring local food, wine, beer, spirits and crafts made onsite by Sonoma County artisans.

21 min
14.5 mi
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Cowgirl Creamery

A store offering a wide range of specialty cheeses with the best quality organic milk sourced from the top producers as well as cheese tasting, tours and an on-site deli.

45 min
30.6 mi
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Armstrong Redwoods
State Natural Reserve

Explore the outdoor amphitheater, self-guided nature trails, and a variety of picnic facilities.

42 min
25 mi
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Wild Flour Bread

Features brick oven baked sourdough breads, scones, biscotti and coffee drinks.

10 min
8.8 mi
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Fireside Lounge
Drakes Fireside Lounge

A casual coastal lounge, offering a cozy indoor setting to relax around our stone fireplace or step outside to take in a fabulous sunset, ensconced in a teak rocking chair by our outdoor fire pit.

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Drakes Sonoma Coast
Drakes sonoma coast

The anchor of the region’s artisan craft food movement, Drakes Sonoma Coast serves up the freshest Sonoma Coast cuisine with imaginative flair. Sought out for our fresh local seafood offerings, infused with Executive Chef Brendalee Vialpando's multi-cultural influences to create dishes that excite.

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  • “ Everything about this lodge is more than great. Binoculars in the room, a fireplace, thick towels, and wonderful view. I was so pleased. The restaurant met our needs with good food and very friendly waiters. There were many places to walk and explore.”
    - pprinz126502
  • “ Beautiful location and venue. Rooms are cozy and clean. Outdoor pool, hot tub and fire pit overlook the bay. Close to all the restaurants in Bodega Bay and the town of Bodega. Drake's restaurant on the property has good food at a fair price. Also close to hiking trails and many beaches. ”
    - debikins86
  • “ Wow! We had such a beautiful stay here! Our room was spacious, with an amazing spa tub and beautiful fireplace. We also had a great view. We were able to jog right behind the lodge on the beach and a great walking path. The restaurant on site was delicious as well! The lodge is perfectly located! We will definitely stay here again!”
    - Kayanderson1020
  • “ Great location, great suite, good food, great staff and great views. This is what a nice resort should offer and the Bodega Bay Lodge delivered. Also, as a disabled traveler (in wheelchair) the suite and the grounds were very accessible. ”
    - Guy B