We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Howard Creek Ranch

40501 North Highway One, PO. Box 121, Westport, CA 95488
Howard Creek Ranch
Write a Review

157 reviews from our community

Rate and write a review
Roll over, then click to rate
  Click to rate
Traveler rating
    89
    36
    5
    9
    18
See reviews for
19
93
6
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (33)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (157)
  • Mar-May only
    (29)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (69)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (39)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (20)
All months
North Port, Florida
Level Contributor
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First off, this is a true review. I am not affiliated with Howard Creek Ranch Inn, although I wish I could move there. My wife and I stayed with our 14 year old daughter and her friend a little over a week ago. We have become accustomed to the finer things in life and through hard work, are fortunate enough... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Level Contributor
33 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I don't know where to start, The wonderful hosts, the cats, the amazing breakfast, we arrived about 8:30pm, Sonny showed us to our amazingly unique room the Lucy room it felt like a real adventure staying here its a little old but the bed was comfortable the shower was hot its like going back in time.. we woke the next... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
germany
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed in the beach cabin. It was not fancy by any means, but it was still awesome. The owners and employees are warm and welcoming. The breakfast (made on an old fashioned wood stove) was so yummy. Eating family style and conversing with other guests was so much fun. From our cabin we could easily walk to the beach,... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
sacramento
Level Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at Howard Creek Ranch at least three times. I love the creative unique accommodations and the homey atmosphere. The hosts are very interesting people. The breakfast was a great part of the experience. The nearby beach requires a bit of a pleasant walk. We will stay again.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Magalia, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The place was very rundown and smelled badly. it does not resemble anything of what the web site looked like. The road getting there was horrible. When we got out we thought it was the Adams Family House . I felt it was complete false advertising on how the actual place compared to the pictures on their website. Be careful... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Sydney, Australia
Level Contributor
33 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I am not so sure about writing this review of Howard's Ranch. We want to go back sometime and I suspect it will become too busy or Sally and Sonny will have found it all to much. I apologise to all those people who go back repeatedly and want it to themselves. It is certainly a unique mix of homespun... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
San Diego, California
Level Contributor
31 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

The reviews here on Tripadvisor are mixed, and understandably so. This is a very eclectic place catering to those adventuresome people looking for a relaxing but unique experience. Most of the other guests had been there previously, and were returning because this place is really special. We loved it, and will be returning ourselves soon for a longer stay. We... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 4
Los Angeles, California
Level Contributor
16 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

Please check this place out before deciding to stay or make a reservation. The pictures on the website are misleading, and I question the stellar reviews from people who claim they have stayed here. We made reservations in advance because of its location and charming photos on the web. When we arrived, we thought it was a movie set for... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Level Contributor
17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

My wife and I stayed in The Howard Creek Ranch on Labor day weekend this year. We were torn about staying here because of the mixed reviews. While most reviews were positive, there were some serious concerns on some of the less than stellar reviews. So I will try and put this in terms so you understand what you are... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 7
Ojai, California
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

In starting to write this review I realized the "Judy M" had almost perfectly described our stay (except for the late arrival), clear down to the grey kitty. The Redwood Suite had a beautiful long copper tray that held 10 years worth of guest books that were a wonder to read ( and, no, I did not read them all!).... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 2
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

212 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (211)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (65)
Viewed
Pool/beach area (23)
Viewed
Dining (8)
Viewed
Room/suite (23)
Viewed
View from room (9)
Viewed
Family/play areas (5)
Viewed
Bathroom (3)
Viewed
Other (75)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (1)
Viewed
Other (1)
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Westport
16.7 mi away
Shoreline Cottages
Shoreline Cottages
#1 of 22 in Fort Bragg
4.5 of 5 stars 353 reviews
13.4 mi away
Ocean View Lodge
Ocean View Lodge
#3 of 22 in Fort Bragg
4.5 of 5 stars 260 reviews
15.7 mi away
North Cliff Hotel
North Cliff Hotel
#5 of 22 in Fort Bragg
4.0 of 5 stars 454 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
13.6 mi away
The Beachcomber Motel and Spa on the Beach
24.3 mi away
Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites
15.7 mi away
Harbor Lite Lodge
Harbor Lite Lodge
#13 of 22 in Fort Bragg
4.0 of 5 stars 149 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question

Amenities

Ready to book?