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Cottages at Little River Cove
3.0 of 5 Inn   |   7533 North Highway 1, Little River, CA 95456   |  
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Ranked #4 of 6 Little River B&B and Inns
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Dallas, Texas
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Great place to stay with dogs”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

The cottages are very clean, and the staff is super nice. We stayed in the Caspar cottage, which was a dog friendly cottage. You would never know that dogs had been there before. No smell or hair anywhere! We had two small dogs with us, and they provided a dog bed, dog towels and two doggie bowls. Very sweet!! They had a very low pet fee of $25/night. Our cottage also had a lovely view, and we booked it because it also had a spa on the back deck. The spa was meticulously clean, and nice and hot. What a great way to end a long day of hiking with the dogs! There were a few negatives about the place to be aware of: 1) This is a family friendly place, which is normally not a negative. But, there were 5 kids staying in the cabin next to ours, and their parents let them run around and scream like wild creatures for hours on the shared lawn next to all the cottages. Not very relaxing for the rest of us. I'm not sure how much the owners/managers could do about this... maybe ask them to tone it down a bit? 2) The spa in the Caspar cottage has a loose jet, which tumbles around and makes a bit of racket. Since it is right outside the sliding glass door next to your bed, it can be annoying. We let management know, and hopefully, it will get fixed. 3) There was a bit of mold around the shower area, which I smelled when entering the bathroom - it took me a while to find it, because it had been painted over. This should probably be remediated to rid the bathroom of the mildew smell. Thankfully, it was not overwhelming, and we shut the bathroom door.

They also provide a booster for your cell phone so you can get service and have a wi-fi service that worked great. They have a small selection of movies for you to borrow, and books to read. These were very nice touches that added a little extra to make your stay more comfortable. Very much appreciated.

This is a great place to stay, and we would go back. Little River is a very quiet place, and after the kids went to bed, it was so relaxing... to hear the ocean and the buoy bells, with the fog rolling in over the ocean.

Room Tip: Caspar cottage has a private spa and an ocean view
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2013

My amazing daughter treated me to a weekend at the Mendocino art
s fair & we stayed in the Elk cottage. So nicely appointed with a lovely ocean view and full kitchen. The grounds were awash with lavender & lush plants. Our stay was filled with artistic inspiration & staying in this beautiful setting made it extra special. More than 5 stars!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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El Cerrito, CA
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31 hotel reviews
Reviews in 49 cities Reviews in 49 cities
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2013

Two of us just stayed here for 3 nights --- lots of space, outstanding wireless connectivity, and within walking distance of a great trail to the blowhole behind the cemetery. The kitchen had all of the tools to prepare a real meal, and any used the barbecue facilities. Also, we had a wonderful view of the trees and the ocean.
Every time we asked for something, they were immediately responsive.

Room Tip: We were in the Gualala, and it had a particularly good view.
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Green Features: This hotel makes a special point of being environmentally correct, down to the paper towels that they provide.
  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Orland, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2013

We stayed in the Gualala cottage which was perfect for us! I'm so glad I ran across the Cottages at Little River when searching for a place to stay. We have two small children and it was just right for us! The cottages have all the amenities, VERY CLEAN which I really appreciated, and such a great alternative to being cooped up in a hotel room. The view was excellent, the grounds and lawn were gorgeously landscaped, and it was only a 2 minute drive to the beach! (Easily within walking distance if we didn't have a two year old.) These cottages are absolute perfect place to stay for a family or anyone looking for a quiet and relaxing place to stay, listen to the ocean, and feel at home while away from home.

Room Tip: Our cottage was on the north side of the property, and we had a nice ocean view
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

My partner and I decided to venture up the coast a ways and decided to stay at the this place. We selected this place online and while the pictures and reviews were very good, one never knows what the reality might be until they stay there. First, let me say the setting is beautiful, the location is perfect. We stayed in the Albion cottage which was spacious, very clean and tidy, great light from the skylights, great view of the ocean and very quiet. We plan on staying there next year when we return. This place is an extraordinary value. Loved It!

Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Alamo, CA
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We stayed at Jenner cottage which is a two story one at the back. It has a fold out couch downstairs for our son and a nice bedroom upstairs. The deck upstairs is great and we enjoyed sitting in the nice chairs and soaking in the view and the warm weather. Our son had a TV downstairs, DVDs you can borrow, and internet connection, as well as a kitchen and private bathroom - perfect for a teenager ;-)
The upstairs has decent room to walk around, its own nice bathroom, and multiple skylights.
We loved the location and access. You can order room service which comes from next door (LIttle River Inn), but we just walked over and had a very enjoyable dinner there twice. We made our own breakfast in the fully equipped kitchen.
It is a short drive to the beach and to Mendocino (3 minutes or so) as well as the State park.
This place was really perfect for us and we will be back.

Room Tip: You do select the rooms, so you can pick what fits. Jenner and the one across from it are 2 stories...
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Green Features: All eco items in bathroom and kitchen. Recycling waste can as well as garbage. Soaps and shampoo in pumps so not thrown out each time. Only do maid service every other day unless you need more often.
  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Danville, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2013

No more Little River Inn for my family...... A group of my friends and their families took to the Mendo Coast to escape the heat of the East Bay. How fortunate for us that the Little River Inn was booked and that there were vacancies at the Cottages. Each cottage that our group inhabited, 5, were spacious and decorated nicely. For families with infants and pre-teens, the full gourmet kitchens were ideal. The grounds have a nice grassy area to relax or toss a ball around, a grilling area and a fire pit with a view. The staff was friendly and very accommodating. Whether it is a dive trip with my buddies or a family vacation, The Cottages are my new Go To place........

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 7533 North Highway 1, Little River, CA 95456
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Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Little River
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 B&Bs / Inns in Little River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Cottages at Little River Cove 3*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Cottages at Little River Cove are a haven for travelers who want to enjoy the best that the Northern California Coast has to offer. The unique property is situated high on a bluff, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Comprising 9 stand-alone cottages, the cozy, two-acre property is perfect for travelers who desire private accommodations, fireplaces, modern, full kitchens and baths, comfortable bedrooms and amazing ocean views. While our cottages are luxurious and our views are spectacular, we're still the best value on the Mendocino Coast. Come check us out soon! ... more   less 
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