The romantic escape over the hills to the beach. . . an inn capturing the spirit of 16th century England’s west country awaits you.

Barely 20 minutes from the Golden Gate Bridge, the hospitable Pelican Inn rests at Muir Beach in the sea-blown fog, among the pines and alders, the honeysuckle and jasmine … a lodging refuge between the ocean, Muir Woods and the Northern California National Recreational Area parks.

The Pelican opens its doors to you for the fellowship of its Tudor bar, country cooking, overnight lodging or for a getaway of carefree feasting and relaxation.



Exclusive use closures

Please note, at 2pm the inn stops service to the general public on the following days:

Sunday August 12th
Friday August 24th
Saturday August 25th
Saturday September 8th
Saturday October 20th
Saturday October 27th


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Celebrating the Pelican’s 40 years: Tea & History

We are now, as you read this, enjoying our 40th year of service at the Pelican Inn and we have enjoyed your faithful patronage every step of the way. We are excited to announce the first of our celebratory events planned throughout 2018.

The Pelican Inn will be hosting the vast knowledge of James Norwood Pratt. Mr. Pratt is the definitive guide to all things tea and the author of “James Norwood Pratt’s Tea Dictionary”.

He will be joining us for an afternoon of tea and history where he will be discussing tea, as it pertains to Great Britain. We will be tasting teas from Harney and Sons and serving teatime snacks to go along with them.

The date of the event is March 8th, please call our front desk to reserve your seat in our orangery @ 415 383-6000. Seating will begin at 3:30 and Mr. Pratt will begin speaking at 4:15 There are only 40 available seats, so be sure to call ASAP to secure your spot. The cost of admission is $30, to be paid after the event at your table through our service staff. That includes tea and snacks. Any other items like alcoholic beverages will be added to your bill. Mr. Pratt will also be selling his books after the event.




The hotel is located a short walk or hike from a beautiful Northern California beach, Muir Beach, and a few minutes drive from Muir Woods National Park. It is a 20 minute drive from the Golden Gate Bridge on Highway 1.

Directions from Golden Gate Bridge: Proceed north on Highway 101. After five minutes, take the Stinson Beach / Highway 1 exit in Mill Valley. After 2/3rds mile, turn left at the Arco Station (3rd light), staying on Hwy. 1. Drive about 15 minutes. At bottom of hill—after miles of wilderness—the Inn is the first building on the left.


The Pelican Inn
10 Pacific Way
Muir Beach, California 94965

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