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“Oceanfront view” 4 of 5 stars
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Little River Inn
3.5 of 5 Resort   |   7901 North Highway 1, Little River, CA 95456   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Little River
Certificate of Excellence
Richmond
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17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Oceanfront view”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

We drove up from Sonoma and spent two nights in early Oct. The Inn is beautifully situated and fronts the blue Pacific across Hwy 1. It is an older property that could use some room upgrades, but otherwise very clean and very nice. Our room had a private front porch with rocking chairs. Note: there is no AC and no coffee in lobby, and an extra charge for a newspaper. At the time of our stay internet service was hit or miss. Good food at the onsite restaurant with a fun bar. Par 3 golf course in rear of the property. Located only 2 miles from historic Mendocino. Overall this is a very charming inn with efficient, friendly service and we would definitely stay again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
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Sonoma, California
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29 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Just spent 2 nights at this lovely inn with our daughter and small dog. We were able to upgrade to 2 queen beds, ocean view, fireplace, and jacuzzi tub. The views are amazing, the room is quiet, and the beds are comfortable. The weather could not have been better. You can walk a short path down to the ocean and Van Damme Park. It is just across the street from the Wild Fish restaurant which is delicious. My daughter and I had massages at the spa which were very good and a pleasant environment.

  • Stayed October 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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maryland
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

We are wrapping up a two week tour of california, starting in sonoma and ending back in santa rosa. We just left Little River Inn in Mendocino, and it was the most beautiful and romantic place ever!! I booked early and got the white cottage, which is a completely private piece of heaven! The restaraunt has excellent food reasonably priced. Golf and tennis on site....we wished we stayed there rather then come back to the sonoma area. Our higher priced inn here has turned out to be a bust so far......vintners inn :(

Room Tip: Get the white cottage!!!!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Chicago, Illinois
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2013

Stayed here for one night and felt like we got our money's worth. Family owned for decades this place has a vibe all its own - relaxed, unpretentious with a lot of charm.

Our room was at the very end and very private and quite large - no one above or below us. Our balcony was nearly private with a great ocean view. The room was very quiet and clean; the furnishings while not new, were well maintained.

The front office was terrific.

The bar scene was a mix of locals (golf course on site) and tourists. The mood was friendly if not jovial.

The restaurant fare was good as was the service. The wine list contained some smaller, lesser known vineyards and offered a good selection.

This was truly an Inn and one I would recommend to anyone looking for something with a little more charm and conviviality among the staff and guests alike.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hampshire, Illinois
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17 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 25, 2013

This is our second time at the Inn. We stayed in a Traditional room on the second floor, and while the view was amazing, the view from the room on our first stay (8 years ago...yes, it was that memorable) was a smidge better. There is nothing that will wash away your cares like relaxing on the porch, watching the sun dance on the ocean, and sipping a glass of fine wine.

I gave this a 4 rating only because the room looked a little tired. The carpet needs a good cleaning and the trim around the sliding door had begun to peel. We didn't really mind because our eyes were on the view!

We are planning our next stay for next March. No, we don't want to wait so long again for this treasure!

Room Tip: Ask for a room upstairs in the middle of the north building for an awesome view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Anacortes, Washington
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11 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2013

What a jewel we found here! We stayed 2 nights and wish it would have been longer. Lovely, comfortable rooms. We traveled with my sister and her husband. We spent MANY hours just sitting in the rockers on the huge covered porch. The view is so peaceful! The restaurant on the premises was absolutely wonderful!!! We had just come from the Napa area but Little River Inn was the highlight of our whole week. We will definitely be back!!! Since we have been home, whenever life gets stressful (which is often) we picture ourselves in our rockers on the porch of The Little River Inn!

Room Tip: make sure you get an oceanview with porch!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Red Bluff, California
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105 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

We have been coming here for more than 25 years ~ and it never disappoints. It is absolutely the most incredibly romantic and beautiful place to stay ~ and the service/kindness just makes everything better. From the moment you make the reservation, you are treated as a special guest by Pat at the front desk (there for more than 30 years) and every other person that works there. One of the best parts of this place is that you can be alone or you can go to Ole's Bar and have the best cocktails (anything you want) served by the best bartender (in my opinion) in the country. You can watch the sunset from your room or inside the bar with others...and you have your choice of eating informally in the bar or formally in the dining room. I cannot possibly say enough about this place. We hope to be coming here for the next 25 years ~ a "home" away from home...and I am certain you will feel the same way, too.

Room Tip: Every room is excellent ~
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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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*
Number of rooms: 66
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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