Smiley's Schooner Saloon

Smiley's Schooner Saloon


Before Lincoln was president...

Before baseball was a game...

Before Jingle Bells was a song...

There was Smiley's.


Est. 1851

Welcome...


One of the only things West of the infamous San Andreas fault, clinging to the edge of the North American continent, is the little township of Bolinas. The well-hidden community is home to an enclave of artists, writers, musicians, fishermen and other colorful characters.

Smiley's Schooner Saloon and Hotel, established in 1851, is one of several overnight accommodations. The Saloon is open seven days a week with live entertainment Thursday, Friday and Saturday night, featuring top Bay Area musicians. The establishment also offers board games, a pool table, darts, light meals, snacks, an ATM machine, and the towns only check cashing facility. The cafe opens at 8:00 am, Monday-Friday; 9:00 am Saturday-Sunday. 

A walk through the village reveals shops, art galleries, a museum and two restaurants. The Bolinas lagoon flanks the edge of main street while a block away the surf breaks on a southern-exposed protected bay. The Point Reyes National Seashore and the Pacific Flyway are around the corner.

West Marin offers many outdoor activities including swimming, fishing, surfing, boating, hiking hang gliding, golf and horseback riding, all just minutes from Bolinas. Our staff will be glad to help you with any arrangements necessary for these pursuits or any other questions you may have.

Smiley's Saloon
Smiley's Saloon
Smiley's Saloon

Our Staff

Our friendly and helpful staff will make sure you have a comfortable and enjoyable stay. This is our home, and it's our mission to help you feel at home too!

Customer Reviews

"GREAT HOTEL!!!  We had a perfect miniature vacation here, 2 nights over the weekend. It's a short walk to the beach, close to hiking trails, there's an excellent restaurant across the street, and a magical garden and patio at your door.." -- Teddy W., San Fransisco


"Smiley's is one of the better bars I have been to.  Clean, nice wood floors, and bar.  The bartender was extremely friendly and created our bloody mary's like they were a piece of art.." -- C.S., San Fransisco

41 Wharf Road, Bolinas, California | 415-868-1311