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The Harbor House Inn

5600 S Hwy 1, Elk, CA 95432
The Harbor 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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Sequim, Wa.
18 reviews 18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2006

The Harbor House Inn is a 2 story house on the outskirts of the small Ocean side town of Elk. The inn is very nicely done and the gardens are pretty. It is a property where you could sit out on the lawn and just look at the ocean for the entire stay and be happy. When you stay there... More 

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Kansas City
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10 reviews 10 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2006

We stayed in this lovely Inn for 3 nights. The setting is gorgeous and the views are stunning. We enjoyed the daily breakfasts and the dinners were terrific. We consider ourselves "foodies" and we were very pleased with the cuisine. The wine list is extensive and reasonably priced. We found all the staff to be delightful and very accomodating. We... More 

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Newport Beach CA
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2006

We spent the weekend here and were happy to get away. Unfortunately the staff was less than pleasant and seems to be not used to dealing with clients that expect service. Seems too bad that such bad hospitality exists at such a lovely location. Don't expect to be pampered. And don't expect help lugging your suitcases up two flights of... More 

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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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28 reviews 28 reviews
18 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2006

My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon. Granted, being from Texas, I was easily impressed by the coast and the climate, so I could have been impressed by a Motel 8 in the same area. However, we have stayed at several B&B's across the nation and found this one to be one of the best. We stayed in... More 

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Northern California
2 reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2006

This place is in a beautiful setting, but that is all it has going for it. We have stayed at the Harbor House previously and have always had a pleasant experience. It recently sold to some corporation and we could really tell by the service we received and the food we ate. We like to think of The Harbor House... More 

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Management response:

While it is true that Harbor House is under new ownership, it is not true that we were purchased by "some corporation". Our new owner is simply off-site. While the new owner is considering some upgrades, such as the in-room phones you mention, he is also planning on upgrading our rooms and cottages. Most guests, new and old, are excited... More 

1 review
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2006

We booked this hotel for two nights over New Years. It was a special occasion and the staff was alerted to this fact (no acknowledgement of this fact was made when we checked in and the room which I had called about several times was smaller than expected and offered none of the luxuries touted on the website or by... More 

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We make every effort to please our guests. This guest desired an ocean view room for the New Year holiday and decided to book our last ocean view room. We did have several discussions prior to her booking, as she states in her post. At all times, I stressed that this was a small room with a queen bed, but... More 

San Francisco/Orange County
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47 reviews 47 reviews
37 hotel reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2005

My finance and I were driving down the California coast when we stumbled upon the Harbour House Inn. The Inn was stunning, very well kept and very comfortable. Our room was decorated well with a warm fireplace and large king-sized bed. We drank wine in the gardens while watching the sunset. We also took the path down to the beach... More 

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Huntsville, Alabama
18 reviews 18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2005

Breathtaking scenery, wonderful room, pleasant inn keeper, and delicious food. This place will spoil you for other bed and breakfast inns.

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Winnipeg, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2004

Just came back from a three night stay at Harbor House. I have to say that it was somewhat disappointing for the price. The scenery is incomparable and the gardens are beautiful. But although the rooms are very nicely decorated and well kept, it is somewhat cold and aloof. This may be what the couples who stay here want but... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2004

My husband and I eloped here in June 2003 and had perfect privacy and a beautiful and serene experience. We rented the first floor suite which had a little deck with climbing vines overlooking their impeccably maintained gardens and stunning ocean view. The house and rooms are well maintained and in good taste and the food and wine list were... More 

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