In June 2009 my husband and I booked a vacation rental online that turned out to be a nightmare, nothing like the pictures and pest infested. After spending one miserable night we got up first thing the next morning and went looking for another place to stay. We had driven by the Little River Inn numerous times over the years and had always said we should stay there, so that is where we went. There was only one room available (since it was a Saturday in June), the Electra suite in Mallory House. It is one of their luxury ocean side rooms and had a price to match. We were a little hesitant to book it because we had already spent quite a bit on the vacation rental from hell. The woman at the front desk was able to give us a discounted rate because the room was going to sit empty for the night if we didn't book it. We decided to go for it. We did not and do not regret spending the money, it was worth every penny!
Mallory House is located about a mile down the road. There are 2 guest rooms on the bottom floor of the house and the entire top floor is the Electra suite. We had a huge private deck with two rockers and a jacuzzi that overlooked the ocean. The view was amazing. Double glass doors opened into an luxurious suite that included a sitting area, tv, fireplace, bar, small eating area and bed. The bathroom was wonderful! A huge jacuzzi tub and separate shower for two all in a sparkling clean, modern design made my day! We were exhausted after the awful first night we spent at the aforementioned vacation rental so we decided to order room service and stay in and enjoy the fireplace, jacuzzi and view. The food was excellent and the room service was fast. The next morning we had breakfast at the restaurant before heading home and it was also excellent and our server was very nice and attentive.
We have plans to head back for a week this summer and can't wait to relax and enjoy the peaceful and rejuvenating atmosphere at LRI. We can't say enough wonderful things about the hotel staff, restaurant staff and superior accommodations. We wouldn't think twice about recommending LRI to a friend.