New Hotel Opens in Morro Bay

Written by Neil Farrell

Neil has been a journalist covering the Estero Bay Area for over 27 years. He’s won numerous journalism awards in several different categories over his career.

March 1, 2024

Jon Elliot, Carocha, Timothy Cleath and his wife, Kezia Cleath, Bobby Cleath, Just Salamacha, Ryan Blevins.

The Morro Bay Chamber of Commerce recently held a mixer at the new, Rhapsody in View boutique hotel, located at 2790 Main St., Morro Bay.

Rhapsody in View is a themed family-built project by Tim and Allie Cleath along with their son Robert and his wife Kezia Cleath.


Twilight time during the mixer. Photo by Dean Sullivan

The hotel features just seven rooms — five regular rooms and two suites — though each is tastefully decorated with a theme taken from the music of composer Ira Gershwin. Hence there’s “An American in Paris” (a second-floor suite); “Summertime;” “I Got Rhythm;” “Moonrise on the Sea;” “Rhapsody in Blue;” “Shall We Dance;” and, “Love is Here to Stay,” rooms.


The ‘I Got Rhythm’ room is highlighted by a purple accent wall with matching bed covers.

Each has a huge flatscreen TV mounted on the walls with the suites having two, including one in the sizable bedrooms.

The new hotel is bathed in luxury down to the walk-in showers and sculpted bathtubs.

The Chamber held their monthly mixer at the same location following the ribbon cutting. 

“We had an amazing turnout and got to tour the beautiful hotel,” said Jody Hollier, Chamber marketing Coordinator  “We ate some amazing food that was all prepared on-site, listened to smooth jazz from three students from the Cuesta Jazz program, sipped some delicious wine from Rhônedonnée Wines, and of course, had wonderful conversations with the business community!”

The owners of Rhapsody in View are shooting for a mid-March official opening.

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