This Winter on the Coast, we have
been blessed w Sunshine & Windless Days, the Redwoods & Flowers have been Celebrating. You can still, walk the beach,
hike MT. TAMALPAIS, visit Muirs Redwoods, Steep Ravine Trail & Red
Rock Beach..& retire to our Inn. Our Rates, are affordable for All. Call ASAP & insure your PLACE on the Coast.
DAILY SINGLE PERSON NIGHT RATES*Sunday-Thursday*
Redwood Room from $65. single(Winter Rate)
Pink Room- $130. weekdays, $160 Wknds.
Crows Nest $140.-for two
Wknd Rates $160
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Call 415 868-1034, email
The Stinson Beach Redwoods Haus Inn(SBRHInn), www.stinson-beach.com, Phone 415 868-1034.
King-Sized Breakfast+ WiFi/Computer on Site, HBO/Cable T.V., VCRS+400 Videos, Piano/Acoustic Guitars on site, etc.
Equilibrium is overrated. We're told to find balance and seek everything in moderation, but in reality. . . life is a lot more fun and interesting when lived slightly off-center every so often than spot-on one hundred percent of the time. The SBRHINN invites each guest to renew their sense of wonder and imagination by shifting their perspective slightly askew - to get caught in the whirl of hip and playful style, and at-your-whim, bird/whale/surf/forest denizen watch At the SBRHINN, become dizzy with possibilities - sleep 'til noon, self serve your mistress in bed w picks from the provided buffet breakfast downstairs, pull the shades catch blue uncluttered skies from the bed. Sometimes one needs to risk new heights(Crows Nest or Pink Room) to take in the best view of themselves & the Magic of the Redwoods Coast of MT Tamalpais, Bolinas Ridge & Pacific Ocean.
When guests arrive at the SBRHINN- it feels less like 'checking-in' and more like arriving at their own Stinson Beach pied--Ã --terre peripherially located near eclectic stores & shops, neighborhood restaurants frequented by a diverse mix of people that make the beach village so unique. Friendly, engaging and a broad-smiled proprietor sincerely greets each guest as they would an old friend. The all volunteer SBRHINN staff is an extension of the design -- 1910 built by Norwegian Captain Nielson whose colloquail seven sea style and shoreward liberty holiday celebration has been brought to life. While Hitchcock was called the Master of Suspense, the guest will rarely be left waiting for anything given the transcendental powers of the Miwok Sacred Mountain of Tamalpais, the surrounding Enchanted Redwoods Forest(whose denizens frequent the grounds) and/or the Mother of Us All, the Pacific Ocean. The only mystery will be "When will the Whales surface in the nearby Pacific", just ask the deer, fox, coyote, skunk, raccoon, possum & house cat turned wild on the grounds of the SBRHInn & all the Animals, Aquatic Birds & Sea creatures that abound nearby in the Bolinas Lagoon, enchanted Redwoods of Muir, western slope of Mt Tam and the White Sands of Stinson Beach & shallow depths of the nearby Pacific. How did they know what I wanted to see, before I even did?"
Weaving the inimitable eccentricity, style, and playfulness found in the Villages of West Marin and the visionary details that the SBRHINN has come to be known for, our establishment is a sophisticated, multi-sensory escape with appeal to many points of view. Whether it's sleeping-in or working-out by bike or hike, calming-down or living-it-up on the grounds of the SBRHINN & nearby oasis of bottled spirits, at any given time guests can shrug off equilibrium and let themselves become dizzy with possibilities, the choice of what to see, where to go, what sport to pursue on the Coast, are endless...
Adventure, thrills & spills are awaiting the traveler, at the White Sands Beach of Stinson, 55 minutes No. of S.F. Golden Gate Bridge, Way out West in West Marin. Inexpensive Accommodations, at the
World at Peace, Stinson Beach Redwoods Haus Inn, www.stinson-beach.com or in German, .de, for those having difficulty w spam, see, www.redwoodshaus.com, or www.stinson-beach.de, 415 868-1034. Walk the Beach, Scribe Love Letters in the Sand, Hike atop heartshaped Mt Tamalpais, Bike the Coast Redwoods Hwy. #1, Kayak the Bolinas Lagoon, witness the Love Ballet of the Snowy Egrets, Great Blue Herons/Egrets & Fish Diving Pelicans..
..Backpack the many legs of the Pacific Coast Trail, to Destination, the Stinson Beach Redwoods Haus Inn, www.stinson-beach.com, 415 868-1034... ...
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From $75.+ Bridge Toll(Sausalito), A/P Marin County, Ride to & From SFO, Oak.
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Question: If you were a pricey corporate or privately owned start-up or continuing commercial hotel or motel establishment? In the sparsely populated & sometimes even less visited, rural & environmentally sensitive West Marin & Sonoma County Pacific Coast Area. Would your agenda as such be to corral all the available prospects for lodging in order to make it through the off-season? Would you, spend-spend-spend & detail your office staff to use Trip Advisor as an advocate for your corporate or privately owned start-up or long established business? Would not the Machiavellian Principle, "the end justifies the means", be your Mantra & Creed? The end of course meaning, that your lodging opportunity could survive the off-season, at the expense of your competition, by all means necessary. Your answer, can be ratified by reading the negative reviews posted on Trip Advisor in reference to our beloved outreach, by Machiavellians, their associates, minions, Murphys Law misfits, Real Estate Futures Motivated, Business Agended Entrepreneurs & mean spirited plagiarists. We publicly thank our many positive reviewers who have dropped in(seeing our posted signs, from $55.+10% Marin County Hotel Tax, on Coast Redwoods Hwy. #1 & Belvedere in Stinson Beach), on their respective journeys visiting the Coast of Paradise & that have enjoyed our unbeatable lodging, amenities & rates. As well as those that have followed our suggestions on what to do, where to go and what to see in Natures
Bountiful Coast as well as the Wine Country, S.F. & Marin.We have been in the hospitality industry, for over 20 years, serving our clients in a non corporate atmosphere, offering our opinions & living a lifestyle, where all can speak their mind on topics & opinions seldom heard in the corporate media. We offer Our way of coping w the vagaries of life in the maddning Megalopolis to all who enter our door, for a respite, a rest or a visit to the Coast, extending our One World Family around the Globe.All who enter are welcome, visit us, soon, retirement due to age, health considerations & our yen to travel, are our prevailing agenda. Read the following diatribe against Trip Advisor, by those concerned w its policy of being an accessory to misinformation agendas, that are economic sabotage to small mom & pop outreaches, in the lodging/hospitality industry. New York Times, Business Day Section
Hoteliers Look to Shield Themselves From Dishonest Online Reviews
By SUSAN STELLIN
Published: October 25, 2010
The 35 million hotel reviews posted on TripAdvisor reveal everything from snooty staff to filthy toilets, and sometimes the reviewer's overly picky standards.
But those comments can also cross the line between honest criticism and unsubstantiated, inflammatory claims, with potentially damaging consequences for some hotels.
Although TripAdvisor does allow property owners to post responses to reviews, some hoteliers want the site to monitor comments more actively and take action when managers express concerns, especially when reviews border on libel.
As TripAdvisor's influences grow, these tensions reveal how the free-for-all of online customer feedback differs from an era of professional reviewers operating under clearer guidelines.
"The world of the Internet and particularly social media has pretty much outstripped ethical guidelines, and some legal ones as well," said Chris Emmins, a founder of KwikChex, a British reputation management company that is seeking to organize a lawsuit against TripAdvisor on behalf of its clients.
Mr. Emmins said more than 800 businesses had inquired about participating in the case, but he expected only a few dozen would meet the criteria the company hoped to test, including the legality of reviews that accuse hotel staff of theft, assault or discrimination.
"I don't think they belong on a review site," he said. "They're allegations of criminality."
In the United States, the Communications Decency Act generally protects sites like TripAdvisor from being held liable for third party posts. But some hoteliers contend TripAdvisor goes beyond the neutral role of host by sending e-mails highlighting "hotel horror stories" -- in effect, endorsing those opinions.
Other complaints are that TripAdvisor is unwilling to remove questionable reviews from the site, declines to retire older reviews (even when a property is under new management) and screens owners' responses more vigorously than members' comments.
Jon Grabowski, an owner of the 24grille in the Westin Book Cadillac Hotel in Detroit, sued TripAdvisor over this issue last year, after the site failed to remove or investigate an anonymous review claiming that his business partner had entertained a prostitute in the restaurant.
"The review stated that this person witnessed the owner of 24grille waving a prostitute into the restaurant and then purchased her drinks," Mr. Grabowski said, explaining that the woman was a client of a record label the partners operate.
"All we asked is that, because it could not be backed up by any fact, that it be removed from the Web site," he said.
Although the lawsuit was dropped, the review was eventually removed, Mr. Grabowski said. But it left him and his partner frustrated.
"I want to find out if people had bad service or if they had a meal that wasn't good," he said. "Unfortunately, the Internet is sometimes just a cesspool of negativity."
Adam Medros, a vice president at TripAdvisor, said he could not comment on cases involving litigation, but he noted that hotel owners had the option to post a response to any review.
"We encourage every property to do this, because at the end of the day, travel is never a perfect experience," Mr. Medros said. "I've certainly heard from more than one user that they're willing to pass over a bad review when the owner addresses it."
As for the thorny problem of anonymous reviews, he said giving guests that option was crucial to getting good feedback and to achieving the critical mass that has made TripAdvisor successful.
Even Orbitz, which previously limited reviewing privileges to guests who had booked a hotel through the site, recently started allowing nonverified customers to post comments. But reviews from verified guests are weighed more heavily when Orbitz calculates the hotel's rating, said Brian Hoyt, an Orbitz spokesman.
The tension over these reviews highlights how much is at stake as hoteliers obsess over TripAdvisor ratings, fostering speculation that some properties offer guests incentives to post positive comments. )
But at the least, monitoring and responding to customer reviews has given rise to companies like Revinate in San Francisco, which charges $200 to $600 a month to track a hotel's online reviews, analyze trends and benchmark that data against competitors.
Niki Leondakis, president and chief operating officer for Kimpton Hotels, a Revinate client, said these tools streamlined the process of responding to reviews, which Kimpton encouraged its managers to do "as quickly and as frequently as possible."
HKHotels goes even further, setting a company goal to have its hotels in New York -- the Casablanca Hotel, the Library Hotel, the Hotel ElysÃ©e and the Hotel Giraffe -- occupy the top four slots on TripAdvisor's traveler rankings for the city.
"For years, we have been completely obsessed," said Adele Gutman, the company's vice president for sales and marketing. "We talk about it every day."
Employees focus on personalized service, and the hotels offer guest-pleasing amenities like free Internet access, a breakfast buffet and a wine and cheese reception. It's that service that leads to positive reviews, which, in turn, leads to bookings, she added. "We can walk around our club room and talk to people and ask, 'How did you hear about us?' " Ms. Gutman said. "They say, 'TripAdvisor, TripAdvisor, TripAdvisor.' "After reading this article, sent by one of our clients, that has complained to us, many times of the unfair practice of denigrating our hospitality. We have come to the opinion, that large concerns in the hospitality business, that can afford to subscribe to Orbitz or any one of many corporate advertisers, get positive reviews on Trip Advisor, by managing the input, with large office staff & large expense advertising budgets. Another reason, why we can offer the rates we do, our advertising budget & office staff is but a small fraction of theirs. We perform all the necessary functions offering our personnel & lack of advertising expenses as savings & amenities to our extended World Family & guests of the SBRHINN. Our obsession is to be of service & savings to all who enter our doors. see New York Times Article, Rambol No. of the Golden Gate...excerpt on the SBRHINN..