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.

“Beautiful Setting” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Little River Inn

Save Saved
You added Little River Inn to your Saves list
Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 7 more sites!
Little River Inn
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   7901 North Highway 1, Little River, CA 95456   |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Little River
Los Gatos
Top Contributor
255 reviews 255 reviews
84 hotel reviews
Reviews in 127 cities Reviews in 127 cities
194 helpful votes 194 helpful votes
“Beautiful Setting”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012

We arrived just as the sun was going down and we had the perfect sunset over the ocean to enjoy from the deck off our room. The views were fantastic. We loved our extra large room. It was very comfortable and had ample sitting area and lighting for reading and a small bistro table to eat our breakfast at the next morning. Loved the large spa tub and the fireplace worked to perfection. The bed and bedding was excellent and we had a great sleep each night. The only improvement we would have liked is to have a breakfast provided in the cost. Little River is very deserving of the outstanding reviews.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

460 people have reviewed this hotel

Traveler rating
    345
    84
    21
    8
    2
See reviews for
59
307
15
15
Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (114)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Mexico City, Mexico
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

Just got back from a family reunion , where we stayed at Little River Inn. The view from our porches was spectacular, the food in the restuarant was great and all the staff was very friendly and make the vacation special for us all.
Definitely a do again vacation!

Room Tip: Ask for the second floor suites- they have a better view of the waves
See more room tips
  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Calistoga, CA
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2012

This is convenient to the town of Mendocino, as well as a couple of excellent restaurants in Albion. About 20 minutes south of Fort Bragg, which is getting better and better. Check out the Pacific Star Winery about 10 miles north of Fort Bragg.

The restaurant at the Little River Inn is very good. For less expensive meals you can eat good food at the bar and look out over the water. There is even an indoor dining area where you can eat with your dog by your side.

We have stayed at the Little River Inn about a half a dozen times. Highly recommended.

Room Tip: Any room with a bay or ocean view, which is most of the rooms. There are lesser expensive ocean vie...
See more room tips
  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2011

Wonderful, large inn with beautiful grounds and gardens. I had no real qualms about the stay or decor, but my spouse did with the latter, which is why I gave TLRI 4 stars. I've included his input with my personal review.

We stayed in room (cabin) 106. My spouse felt that we should have been told that this cabin is for handicapped guests upon booking on the Internet and on the Inn's web site. The bathroom is one, stark huge tiled room with a steam-room look to it, with the shower, jacuzzi tub and seating area all joined; the toilet is higher than average and the sink has space for a wheel chair to roll up under it and no counter space anywhere in the vastness. My spouse minded all this, however, I didn't.

My praise lies with the staff--very attentive at all levels. Maid service was excellent with a focus on details. The dining room is excellent. Everything from the food to the wait staff rates high with me. We ate our breakfasts and dinners here and each meal was lovely. A warning though: meals are pricey.

This cabin offers a fantastic, birds-eye view of the coast and ocean, and despite it also facing Hwy 1 and being only a couple yards from it, the room/cabin is well sound-proofed and no highway noise is heard. There's also free Internet, 60 TV channels, wood-burning fireplace with daily pre-assembled fire logs so all one has to do is light it and up it goes, and in-room coffee/tea. Because we went in the off-season, rates for our room/cabin were reasonable.

There is no gym or basic work-out room on the premises. I hope TLRI reconsiders, as it does offer a golf course, pro shop and spa.

Also, it should be noted there is absolutely no cell service in the area until one approaches the village of Mendocino, some 4 miles up the road.

Still, this is a romantic inn and my spouse and I plan on returning next year, same time.

Room Tip: Ocean view cabins are quiet and an uphill walk to the main inn and dining room.
See more room tips
  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
San Jose, California
Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2011

My wife and I have visited many places on the coast of Northern California and the wine country, but without a doubt, Little River Inn is #1. It's true, some of the furnishings are a little dated, but the hospitality is first class, and the views spectacular.

Our favorite past time is sitting on the deck, first thing in the morning, with a cup of hot coffee, a blanket, and the binoculars, watching whales as the sun comes up.

Well, actually our favorite is sitting in the hot tub on the deck, having a glass of champagne , sitting under the stars.

Close 3rd is sitting at the window, playing scrabble, with a fire going, and watching the rain come down.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Flower Mound, TX
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2011

We stayed here one night, had a lovely fireplace room, overlooking the beach.
Very homey feeling here, and everything was perfect.

Room Tip: Don't pick one toward the end, past 126, because the trees block the ocean view. we were in 127...
See more room tips
  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Boerne, Texas
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2011

Little River Inn was a 1 night stay for us, but we certainly would have loved to stay longer.
This Inn is off by itself, secluded from any hustle and bustle. The room was so relaxing with a fireplace, jacuzzi tub, and terrace view of the water. This was one of our stops while exploring the coastline all day. They have a wonderful restaurant, and even though we were not dressed for dinner we did not feel out of place. I have very fond memories, as my family enjoyed the fireplace and sat out on the terrace admiring the view. I hope to go back soon!

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Been to Little River Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Little River Inn

Address: 7901 North Highway 1, Little River, CA 95456
Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Little River
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 hotels in Little River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Little River Inn 3.5*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A classic coastal resort with spectacular ocean views, scrumptious breakfasts and dinners in the garden-view dining room, lighter fare and libations in the popular Ole's Whale Watch Bar, golf course and tennis courts, inspirational meeting facilities, and pampering in the Day Spa. A tradition of family hospitality since 1939 will make you feel welcome. ... more   less 
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Booking.com, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Tingo, Priceline, BookingOdigeoWL, Venere and Agoda so you can book your Little River Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Little River Hotel Little River
Little River Resort

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Little River Inn, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.