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“Probably Our Best Stay Ever”
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Little River Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Little River
Certificate of Excellence
Kalamazoo, Michigan
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15 reviews
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“Probably Our Best Stay Ever”
Reviewed 20 April 2012

When we booked our traditional ocean view room with deck at the Little River Inn, we had no idea the ocean view would be so upfront and dramatic. Wow! The Inn is situated right on the Ocean Road as it winds around the rocky shore just south of Mendocino. Our second floor room gave us probably the most dramatic oclean views we have ever had, and we had it from day break to sunset every day we were there. And at night we had the sound of the waves thrashing against the rocky North Pacific Coast.

There was nothing fancy about our room, but it was tastefully decorated, clean and functional. It was only a short walk to an excellent restaurant, which, again, offered a lovely view of either 1) the ocean across the road or 2) a beautifully landscaped garden. We felt we were in heaven and will be doing everything we can to return for some special occasion--maybe our 50th anniversary.

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  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Reviewed 19 April 2012

We loved our stay at the little river inn , this was our first trip with our 5 month old baby. It's hard to find a place that accepts babies around Mendocino, so we settled for little river- and I'm delighted we did. We chose the ocean view standard king and the view from our room was a dream. The restaurant at the hotel is a great addition It was the best meal we had on this vacation and it had some hard competition from napa. Great deal for a reasonable rate!

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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decatur, tx
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Reviewed 2 April 2012

First we were in the older unit room 137 upstairs, but do not fret the stairs are not too many and not too steep as the parking lot height is somewhere between the first floor and second floor. the ocean facing balcony was so nice evern with the temps in the 40sand 50s on this visit. We could hear the ocean breaking on the beach blow when the tide and wave conditions were wright. heat was perfect we like a room on the cool side but not cold but since it was rainging off and the 3 days we there we only used heat for short perionds of time. This facility has a golf driving range and a full 18 hole course. Please do not wear your cleated shoes onto the stairs or rooms. ITs posted that way. It is pet friendly for limited rooms, some have fireplaces but be prepared to pay up for these rooms. It is a very nice place to stay and relax. Summer prices go way up winter is OK. The restuarant is also very good, breakfast is ample and evening meals were very good. I hope your stays is as pleasant and relaxing as ours was.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 26 March 2012

never having been to mendocino i was uncertain of the area and really wanted to be close to the water. i couldn't have asked for anything better. we splurged on the Brackenwood room which sits on the ocean side of the hwy. the majority of rooms are on the opposite side of the hwy but still have wonderful views. the brackenwood room wasn't overly luxurious but was very comfortable with a small sink/fridge area, huge bathroom and great fireplace. loads of wood outside your door which was great as it was very cold and rainy duing our stay. a private deck with jaquzzi and rocking chairs was perfect even though we didn't get to use it much due to the rain. if you are going to stay in the main area, i would ask for the rooms north of the main office area on the second floor although not all of the rooms have fireplaces. the view is the best from there, a large grassy area is in front of the building helps, where as some of the other rooms may not be as private and have some parking areas near by. great little 9 hole golf course that we will use on our next visit, they even have tennis courts.

we had one dinner and two breakfasts at the inn. breakfast was incredible and huge, really huge. dinner was also good not outstanding but very good. great clam chowder and nice wines. allen was our host the night we were there and he was great, set us up in a area that wasn't originally open so we could have a water view, very nice. we are thinking of going back for our 20th anniversary next year if i can just get over the roads that get you there, beautiful but curvey!!! overall, i would recommend to anyone, great place.

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New York City, New York
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Reviewed 20 March 2012

We spent three nights at this inn, and would not hesitate to recommend it. The rooms (we had one of the simplest ones) are unfancy but comfortably appointed. They all seem to have lovely views of the ocean. From our little deck we could see whales spouting offshore. There's tennis and golf, but, surprisingly, no fitness facility. Both the bar and restaurant are pleasant, and the service is excellent. My wife found a hair in her food, and the staff was appropriately horrified and apologetic. There seemed to be an unusual generational difference within the staff -- the younger people were amiable and helpful, where as the older people in the front office seemed uninterested, rather unfriendly, and even a bit surly. On balance, a very good, if somewhat flawed, hotel.

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Property: Little River Inn
Address: 7901 N Highway 1, Little River, CA 95456-9500
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Region: United States > California > Mendocino County > Little River
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Little River
Price range (per night): ₹ 14,468 - ₹ 21,896
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Little River Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A classic coastal resort with spectacular ocean views, scrumptious breakfasts and dinners in the garden-view dining room, lighter fare and libations in the popular Ole's Whale Watch Bar, golf course and tennis courts, inspirational meeting facilities, and pampering in the Day Spa. A tradition of family hospitality since 1939 will make you feel welcome. ... more   less 
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