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The Griffin House Inn

5910 South Highway One, PO Box 190, Elk, CA 95432
The Griffin House Inn
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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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Ione, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

My husband took me away for a weekend to this lovely place. Our cabin was on a bluff of the ocean...talk about beautiful and peaceful. The staff was so nice and accommodating. They have a restaurant on site which is yummy...they also bring coff and breakfast to you...just awesome...of course we will be back...Ft Bragg is only a half hour... More 

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San Francisco, California
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6 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a cute property in the past and some of the cottages have stunning views. But it has become very dilapidated. The deck on the edge of the cliff shuddered with the breeze (not a windy day), and everything was crumbling inside the room, the surrounding gardens were once nice, but are now unkempt, weedy, with broken walkways, and... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Its a really nice B&B. I looked at the pictures before going but what I saw was beyond my imagination. The ocean view rooms are gorgeous. Its worth paying extra for these rooms as the view and the wooden porch is totally worth it. The pub and restaurant also serves really good food. I had the clam chowder and the... More 

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

We stayed 2 nights at The Griffin Inn in Elk, CA. We stayed in the Greenwood Cottage and our deck overlooked the ocean. Fantastic view!!! The cottage was quite nice, very large and comfortable. Our breakfast was brought to our room and was delicious. Elk is a just a very small town on the coast, not much there, but this... More 

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Alabama
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We stayed here two nights in the Matson and we didn't want to leave. The views were so gorgeous. We loved the peace and quite. It's a small room but perfect for us. Plenty of great outdoor day trips to take from here. I want to go back. Breakfast delivered to our door and it was delicious. The restaurant at... More 

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Virginia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Nor should it be. My wife and I stayed here on a trip up the Pacific Coast Highway. It is a wide spot in the road. That is part of its charm. It is rustic, but comfortable. The views are among the finest I have ever enjoyed from a hotel room. The staff was friendly, and the atmosphere was romantic.... More 

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Sacramento, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014

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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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2014 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
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11 helpful votes 11 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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