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Los Angeles, California
Reviewed 16 February 2012

I was given a night stay to this charming spot for a Christmas gift. My fiance and I were on a northern california road trip and we made this one of our stops. It was such a special trip especially because of our stay at Griffin House. It was winter time on the Mendocino coast and a cold storm came...

Thank Cugiemon
Chatsworth, California
Reviewed 3 February 2012

We have stayed at the Griffin house in Elk California 3 times and each time totally enjoyed every aspect of our stay. The cottages are on the water they are quaint, clean and very comfortable. There is a pot belly stove stocked with wood to keep you warm on a cold night. About 9AM the staff will knock on your...

1Thank jerrykritzman
Santa Rosa, CA
Reviewed 11 November 2011

We stayed in the LiFoo cottage at Griffin House Inn last weekend after visiting Ft. Bragg's Sea Glass Beach -- a must! We were checked in at the inn's pub by a worker who said she was new to the place. She was friendly and did a fine job making us feel welcome and leading us to the cottage nearby....

2Thank DeniseElia
Reviewed 11 October 2011

I stayed here a while ago and I'm still thinking about it! It's very rustic and relaxed, so if you are expecting luxury, you will be disappointed. If you are looking for seclusion, quiet, and a million dollar view, then this is the place. I would suggest paying the extra money for a cabin with a direct ocean view. Overall...

1Thank sistergoldenhair
Mountain View, CA
Reviewed 3 October 2011

We have been going to the Griffin House Inn for more than 20 years, mostly because we love the quiet and beautiful location of Elk. The view from the spacious decks of the three ocean-view cottages at Griffin House is gorgeous, and you can hear the ocean clearly below. The cottages are old (there's a pot-bellied stove for heat), but...

1Thank BeeVee
Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 7 August 2010

We stopped at the Griffin Inn while traveling along Highway 1, and it proved to be a wonderful place to rest and relax. The staff was really nice, and welcome us with a bottle of wine. When making the reservations, they inquire about our food preferences, etc. The Inn is just a short walk from the top of a cliff...

Thank backatfour
Woodland Hills, CA
Reviewed 25 March 2010

What an absolute amazing find! The cottages are so cozy, the view fabulous, breakfasts yummy and the hospitality most welcoming. We were on a trip along the Mendocino Coast celebrating my husband's retirement when we stumbled upon the Griffin House, it was one of the lighlights our trip. The Bridget Dolan Pub on the premises is also a great find....

Thank Kat&Mac
Reviewed 13 September 2009

We went away for labor day weekend, Me and my boyfriend have never visited mendocino, so I was very excited. We like traveling with our dog, and the griffin house was dog friendly and from the pictures look amazing. The ONLY nice thing about this inn, area is that it is dog friendly. The cottages were very very old, and...

3Thank hawaiingirl
Sacramento, CA
Reviewed 17 August 2009

My husband and I just got back from a 4 day trip to Elk, and this was our 1st stay at the Griffin House Inn. We were pleased with our ocean view cottage (the Matson). We found out after we got there, that the Matson is the smallest of the 3 ocean-front cottages and we had brought a lot of...

3Thank SameTimeNextYear_7
Reviewed 1 July 2009

We booked an oceanfront cottage several months in advance and I asked the innkeeper to recommend one since we had not been to the property. I was surprised to find that the one he gave us was the only one not renovated and definitely much more rustic; I would choose a different one if we returned. All the cabins do...

1Thank Chico99

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Restaurant
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about The Griffin House Inn

Address: 5910 South Highway One, PO Box 190, Elk, CA 95432
Region: United States > California > Mendocino County > Elk
Price Range: ₹ 7,931 - ₹ 15,996 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
The Griffin House Hotel Elk
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“Pick the rooms that "hang" over the cliff - the view from your patio is priceless. (really)”
 of 5 bubbles thomasdD7020EC, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Pick one of 3 ocean front rooms.”
 of 5 bubbles smmdkm, 1 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay here.”
 of 5 bubbles MBx2014, 23 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Get one of the three ocean view rooms. Totally worth it.”
  • View from room - Donohue cottage.
 of 5 bubbles Bhaswar1989, 4 May 2015 | Read review
“Pick one of the cottages facing the ocean - the view is unbelievable!”
 of 5 bubbles swcerc, 7 Apr 2015 | Read review
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