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Bodega Bay Lodge Hotel Review: Just one hour north of the Golden Gate Bridge along the romantic Sonoma coastline, this hotel brings to mind the estates of Scotland. Instead of being near castles hiding Bonnie Prince Charlie, you're near the schoolhouse where Hitchcock filmed "The Birds." Also nearby: bird-filled marshes, flower-covered dunes, pristine beaches, championship golf, deep-sea fishing and great food. Guest rooms feature panoramic views, private balconies or terraces and beds topped with downy, European-style duvets. All guests are invited to participate in a complimentary evening wine hour. The Duck Club restaurant provides one of the best dining spots on the Pacific coast. Treatments at the understated on-site spa incorporate materials from local farmers and the sea.