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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 #2 of 2 Hotels in Little River
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21 reviews 21 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
“Fantastic, must stay!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

We were on our way to San Francisco and ran across the Little River Inn. The view, service and food in the restaurant is unmatched. I would highly recommend this nice little venue to anyone. We will be making a trip back just to spend more time here!

Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
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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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Shaker Heights, Ohio, United States
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62 reviews 62 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 31 cities Reviews in 31 cities
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

This is one of the best inns I've ever stayed at. Even the lowest-priced rooms have ocean views and the place has all the right touches. Surprisingly, the food at the restaurant was outstanding (as evidenced by the many locals eating at the bar). You will not be disappointed!

Room Tip: Second floor rooms probably have better views and are more quiet.
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Lincoln, Ca.
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37 reviews 37 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 14 cities Reviews in 14 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2014

Haven't stayed at the inn for awhile, and found it freshly painted and with red, white, and blue banners on the front. Charming. We were in our favorite room with fireplace and view of beach through a grove of trees. Food for dinner was not gourmet but very good. Breakfasts are superior and always a treat - yummy scones, wonderful scrambled eggs, and my husband devoured those pancakes in no time! We'll be back!

Room Tip: End rooms overlooking the ocean are very quiet.
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Francisco, California
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204 reviews 204 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 47 cities Reviews in 47 cities
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

We didn't stay here but we did eat at the restaurant one evening while we were staying elsewhere in the area. We learned that the Little River Inn is managed by the fifth generation of the family that founded it in 1939. It's one of those places in which guests brag about how many seasons they have returned for. We talked with a lady who was back for her 37th. That says a lot. The food was excellent - the crab cakes and clam chowder were particularly memorable. It has a pleasant bar with views of the ocean as well as a nicely appointed restaurant. The staff were very friendly and welcoming. We were really glad that we went to Little River for dinner and are eager to go back soon. All in all, we can see why people return year after year. It's just that kind of place.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sacramento, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Little River Inn is my favorite place to relax and let the Pacific Ocean rejuvenate me. I love this place. My sister and I stayed in the oceanview fireplace room with a balcony looking towards the ocean. We had a gas fireplace which worked well for us as we could turn it on and off and we came and went. It was clean, comfortable, and perfect. We took advantage of the restaurant almost every night that we were there. We stayed a week. When my husband was still alive, he and I played the golf course that sits behind the Inn. I love this place. We will be making this a yearly getaway. The staff is more than helpful and friendly. We had the pleasure of meeting the owner also.

Room Tip: I think we will rent one of the deluxe oceanview rooms next time. Little more expensive but I think...
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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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Boulder Creek, California
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

My wife and I enjoy staying here so much the Little River Inn has become our yearly retreat. The rooms are great with an amazing vie of the ocean. The food is good and not overpriced. The hotel is pet friendly and even have a pet friendly dining option. The staff are all very friendly and helpful and go out of their way to make our stay as enjoyable as possible. There is a spa on site and so you can pamper yourself as much as you like. I highly recommend the warm stone massage.

  • Stayed May 2014, 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

Comfortable accommodations for family and very dog friendly, so the WHOLE family could be together. Rooms could use an update but then the prices would be updated too. The Christmas dinner is great, very popular with guests and locals. Very traditional, with roast beef and mashed potatoes and gravy. The guy spontaneously singing carols is the owner.

Stayed December 2013
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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 #2 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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Also Known As:
Little River Hotel Little River
Little River Resort

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