The Olema

10000 Sir Francis Drake Blvd., Olema, California, 94950, USA

Fodor’s Expert Review

Built in 1876, this rustic inn and restaurant—a sister property to Manka's Inverness Lodge—retains all its 19th-century architectural charm with the added flair of Margaret Gradé's eccentric details. Each room is uniquely decorated with hand-picked bed frames, vintage wardrobes, and other original furnishings, some straight from a Parisian flea market. The main attraction of The Olema is the top-notch cooking served at the on-site restaurant Sir and Star. Using ingredients sourced within a 15-mile radius (many from the farm across the street), the kitchen kicks out creative local dishes Wednesday–Sunday evenings.

PROS

  • great restaurant
  • magnificent scenery
  • romantic foyer with a 7-foot-high fireplace
  • in-room breakfast

CONS

  • no elevator means carrying your luggage up the stairs
  • amenities and bathrooms are basic
  • service is hit and miss

Location

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Historical, Romantic, Views
Intimate
Central
Design

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 415-663–1034

HOTEL DETAILS

5 rooms
Rate Includes: Restaurant closed Mon. and Tues. No lunch weekdays, Breakfast

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