I have been staying at the Little River Inn for over 40 years--gasp!!--but it's been at least 15 years since my last visit, and I can say it's only gotten better with time. I was traveling with my aunt, and so we got separate (and the cheapest) rooms, the Traditional Ocean View. From the minute we walked in to our rooms we were in heaven. The first thing you notice are the room-length floor to ceiling sliding glass doors, with deck and full ocean views. Then you see how beautifully the rooms are decorated, simple but tasteful. As you start exploring the room, you will find robes in the closet, a flashlight in the dresser, wine glasses chilling in the mini-fridge in the full bathroom, and even a corkscrew in the coffee goodie basket! Then you are drawn back to the deck and the rocking chairs and table, and the incredible view. Great spot for reading or sipping wine and watching the ever-changing ocean. I always worry about hotel beds (usually not too comfortable) but the bed was great and I slept like a rock. The sound of the ocean and the ringing of the buoy bell might have helped.
The restaurant at the Inn is pricey but worth it. The large windows look out in to the gardens and it's particularly lovely in the morning. The inn is located just up the hill from Van Damme State Park and there is a nice walking path down to the park entrance. I know this is a bit of a golf resort, but it's certainly not defined by it. The proximity to the ocean and the town of Mendocino make this a perfect place to stay, and I truly cannot wait to go back again. ASAP!!
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Little River Hotel Little River
- Little River Resort