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The Harbor House Inn

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The historic Harbor House Inn rests on the edge of the rustic Pacific Coast in Mendocino. The Inn was first built in 1916 by American Architect Louis Christian Mullgardt, and recently remodeled by Roff Barnett, to showcase the beauty of the redwoods. It has since evolved and stands as both a timeless sanctuary and culinary destination. The Inn is surrounded by the majestic old growth redwood forest, and the dramatic coastline of California. Following a recent remodel, the property features classic and antique furnishings, fireplaces, decks, and pathways to magnificent gardens with vistas that lead to a private beach. Guests can relax in our stately sitting room and take in the breathtaking ocean views from our dining room. The Inn features a restaurant with a hyper-local tasting menu, primarily of seafood and vegetables. The redwood dining room faces the breathtaking views of Wharf Rock and the Pacific Ocean. Reservations are required for dinner.
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Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Breakfast included
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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There are only a few places I've stayed that have actually taken my breath away, and this was one of them. We stayed one night on a Saturday, and will definitely be back. The grounds of the Inn are absolutely stunning, and offer a truly stunning view from the garden. You can
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We've been coming here for the past 2+ decades, but having been living abroad for the past 5 yrs, we were delighted to get re-acquainted with the Harbor House in its new incarnation (post extensive renovation). The owners have done a top-notch upgrade, more than compensating for
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Response from Amanda N, General Manager at The Harbor House Inn
Responded Dec 9, 2018
Thank you for this kind review! We enjoyed having you both in, and hope to see you again :)
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We recently stayed and dined at The Harbor House Inn (late October) and loved every moment! From booking our reservation to check out, we felt cared for and welcomed. The team at Harbor House has done an incredible job building a warm and inviting experience, it truly shows in
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My husband and I have been coming to Elk for more than 20 years and have experienced almost all the evolutions of the Harbor House. We came back this past weekend to celebrate our retirement and enjoy the peace, quiet and beauty of this part of the coastline. It was fantastic!
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Response from Amanda N, General Manager at The Harbor House Inn
Responded Dec 9, 2018
Thank you so much for the review! It was a pleasure having you in to celebrate your retirement. Cheers to many more relaxing years ahead!
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We recently celebrated our 45th wedding anniversary at the Harbor House Inn, and we loved every minute of it! General Manager Amanda, Matt, chef extraordinaire, and four-legged child, Ruby, were warm, energetic, welcoming and so conducive in making our stay memorable and
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Response from Amanda N, General Manager at The Harbor House Inn
Responded Nov 25, 2018
Thank you for the kind review John! We enjoyed having you in to celebrate your anniversary :) Congratulations again!
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The Cypress Room, facing the ocean, and the Harbor House gardens where we grow our own vegetable
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The Meadowview Room. Includes plush bedding, fireplace, antique furnishings, and views of the ga
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Enjoy oceanviews from our clawfoot bathtubs, pictured here in our Seaview Cottage.
"We enjoyed one of the separate cottages located next to the main building."
"Seaview or Oceanveiw Cottages"
"cottages and rooms facing the ocean"
$458 - $666 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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