Looking out to the ocean across a wetland, a group of shingle-and-river-rock buildings houses Bodega Bay's finest accommodations. Spacious rooms are appointed with high-quality bedding; almost all have fireplaces, patios or balconies, and ocean views, while some have vaulted ceilings and jetted tubs. In the health complex, state-of-the-art fitness equipment sparkles and the spa provides a full roster of pampering treatments. The quiet Duck Club restaurant ($$$–$$$$;
no lunch), a notch or two above most places in town, hits more than it misses; in season, try the Dungeness crab cakes with tomato-ginger chutney.