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“Disappointed” 2 of 5 stars
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Greenwood Pier Inn
5928 Highway One, P.O. Box 336, Elk, CA 95432   |  
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Ranked #4 of 5 Elk B&B and Inns
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2004

We planned to stay at the Greewood Pier Inn to celebrate our 25th wedding anniversary and reserved 4 nights beginning Sept.9, 2004. The location is beautiful, the Inn has several problems however. The Cliffhouse was not very clean and we had to leave after two nights as the room had a terrible mice problem which kept us up both nights. Upon closer review there were mice feces all over the room. The breakfast was meager, no juice and only one small pastry for each of us. The Innkeeper was not very accomodating and we had to ask for a refund, of which he only returned for one of the nights. He did not charge for the remaining reservation once we left.

  • Stayed September 2004
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2004

My husband and I decided to try Elk for our anniversary this year and stayed two nights at the Greenwood Pier Inn. We were very disappointed. We stayed in the Garden Cottage which was ok. The gardens were nice and it definitely is more of an eclectic artsy type of place. But, things like our blanket on our bed was dirty, the coffee maker didn't work nor the outside jacuzzi, just made the experience less than par. The first night we were going to have dinner there at their restaurant but they just decided to not open it. We were given a coupon for $5 off each entree that we were never able to use. (We did have a very nice dinner at the Elk Cove Inn which we decided that when we go back, that is where we will stay!) Elk is a great place to get away but just look into staying somewhere else.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2003

If you are looking for a Mendocino romantic gateaway without the Mendocino crowd or going into debt, this is the place to stay. The town has less than 300 people. "Downtown Elk" consist of 2 blocks and no more than a handful of very small business. It's quiet, pretty, quaint, and yes, "away from it all." We spent 2 nights in the Starfish room in original inn building. Each room in the Inn Building has its own private entrance and patio/balcony overlooking the lovely cliffside garden and waterfall. The view from our room (and the 2 person jacuzzi by the window) was lovely: beautiful cliffside garden, rock formation into the ocean, and of course the ocean. No cliff view from Starfish room though. The breakfast is a good but light. The Inn restaurant is comparable in quality and price to a moderate restaurant in San Francisco. Our only complaint is that the ceiling is not soundproof at all. We spent all morning (from 6:00am-11am) listening to every step our upstairs neighbor took - not exactly my idea of a romantic getway!
I would go back but stay in one of the upstairs rooms or splurge and stay at the more expensive cliffside cottages (better view, newer, more privacy).

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Additional Information about Greenwood Pier Inn

Address: 5928 Highway One, P.O. Box 336, Elk, CA 95432
Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Elk
Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #4 of 5 B&Bs / Inns in Elk
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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