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The Griffin House Inn

5910 South Highway One, PO Box 190, Elk, CA 95432
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The Griffin House Inn
Ranked #2 of 5 Elk B&B and Inns
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

On a long camping trip with my wife, we decided to take a break from the tent and check in to the Griffin House. We stayed in July after all the hotels in Mendocino were too pricey. What a great find Griffin House was. The staff were friendly, the rooms were cozy and clean, and the food from the restaurant... More

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London, United Kingdom
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Stayed here on drive down from Seattle when we couldn't get in to anything we liked the look of in Mendocino (Memorial Day Weekend). Would now choose it over anywhere else. Stayed in 'Donahue', one of the three ocean view cottages. It's not 5* luxury in the generally accepted sense, but the whole place provides something general 5* doesn't -... More

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Plano, Texas, United States
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

We elected to stay in the Donahue, despite being warned about the smallness of the bathroom. Sitting in the window seat (tho only cabin with one), watching the sun set on the magnificent rock formations below was a very favorable trade. The cabin had the scent of the wood stove when we entered (not unpleasant) but we were enjoying the... More

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Moraga, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We took a chance and went up without a reservation Easter weekend. We were headedto another b n b, but drove past this one and decided to check it out. Glad we did as it was just what we were looking for. We stayed in Donohoe cottage overlooking the ocean. The balcony isabout twelve feet back from the cliff so... More

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Seattle, Washington
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59 reviews 59 reviews
5 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

It was quite literally a dark and stormy night when we first fell upon Bridget Dolan’s Pub and the Griffin House Inn. Attracted by the only light on the road - a neon sign in the Pub - we stopped to get out of the rain, We had some great pub food and much-needed adult refreshments. Too weary (and refreshed)... More

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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7 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2013

If you blink, you might be through Elk, CA., and find yourself heading on up the coast toward Mendocino. If that happens, you will have missed the chance to have stayed at The Griffin House Inn, and that would be a shame. Try to plan your trip so that you get to stay a night or two. Get one of... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2013

We've stayed here several times, always before in ocean facing room. Views there are spectacular, and worth every penny of the price. This time was a last minute trip, and we had garden view room. Still a cute room, but we spent daylight hours at Greenwood State Park, .2 miles away, in order to have the same great view. Room... More

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Sacramento, California
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2013

LOVED the wood stove! We are from Alaska and appreciate a REAL fire!! But the real draw here is the VIEW, because you are literally on the edge of the bluffs!! WOW!! We had so many plans, but instead decided to stay on our deck and enjoy the incredible view. Solitude and tranquility were what we needed and we got... More

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San Francisco, California
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5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2012

Quaint little B&B on the north coast of California, about a 4-5 hour drive north of San Francisco. Probably longer if you're taking the scenic route up CA-1 and stopping a few times to take in the views. We stayed in the ocean view cottage, which was cozy and adequately furnished for a weekend getaway. The deck yields spectacular views... More

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43 reviews 43 reviews
28 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2012

My wife and I stayed at this place for one night in October...and it was one night too many. Our first mistake....when we walked into the room, the entire room smelled like a wood stove. Obviously, the owner never airs the room out after use. We should have left then, but we were too tired from the long drive that... More

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Address: 5910 South Highway One, PO Box 190, Elk, CA 95432
Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Elk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Also Known As:
The Griffin House Hotel Elk

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