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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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Sacramento, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
21 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is our third stay at Grffin House. We love the quiet and the magnificent view from the sea view cottages. There have been many upgrades since our last stay several years ago. The gardens are beautiful and the cottages fresh with new pillows, linens, and coffee and tea making facilities. The hot breakfasts brought to your room are a... More

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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My wife and I and our son were cruising the PCH, and were a bit late in trying to get to the Redwoods. We stopped here, knocked on the door, and luckily they had one room left. This is not the Hilton we are staying at (right now) in SF. Of course, the Hilton did not provide us a half... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2014

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
8 helpful votes 8 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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65 reviews 65 reviews
5 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
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
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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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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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