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7901 N Highway 1, Little River, CA 95456-9500
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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. Offering pet-friendly rooms upon advanced request. Minutes away from the Historical Village of Mendocino.
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Golf course
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Business Center with Internet Access
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24-hour front desk
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Private balcony
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Janet C wrote a review Sep 21
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So, here is the down low on Little River Inn, two miles south of the village of Mendocino, California. 1) Location is tops: Two miles south of the town of Mendocino, which, under normal circumstances, has fun shopping (if you like shopping), amazing views of the ocean, good selection of restaurants (again, under normal conditions), and even a little hike out to an ocean view from the town. So, the proximity to Mendocino is a big plus. 2) Other pluses: A nice golf course on the property, tennis courts (albeit, often wet in the a.m.--you may need to play afternoons/evenings) 3) Trail head at the entrance to the property which leads to the Van Damme State Park. The park boasts a great campground, and a hiking trail into " Fern Canyon", a pretty little 2.5 miles trek, that is mostly flat into a lush canyon. 4) Basic but clean rooms and a staff that is responsive and polite. A view of the ocean from just about every room that is to die for. The only disappointment for us was the restaurant. The food was very overpriced and sub-par. One night we ordered "fried chicken" as a take-out (due to Covid) and it consisted of two chicken thighs, from which they had not removed the fat layer. The fat layer was not fried, as you would expect, but was almost raw... under a thin fried coating. It was gross and felt downright unhealthy. So, the kitchen needs some new blood. We ate the balance of our meals in Mendocino and had good luck with Mendocino Cafe for breakfast (deelish) and MacCallum House for dinners. Plan to make adjustments to your service expectations during Covid. And many of the restaurants are closed. Overall, we would recommend Little River Inn to all those seeking to escape Covid, the smoke from fires, and anything else that is currently plaguing us. Be patient: Things are a little different at this time with the pandemic and fires.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Macleod74 wrote a review Sep 8
San Ramon, California8 contributions1 helpful vote
What a wonderful holiday weekend at Little River Inn. My family and I loved our stay in this picturesque location by the sea. Sitting on our ocean view patio rocking in the chairs, taking in the spectacular scenery, and listening to the ocean made this such a memorable weekend! Our room was clean and comfortable. Check in was easy with the touch-free process; they have bags ready with amenities to be used in the room as well as sanitized keys. We enjoyed on site activities like the beautiful golf course and the walk down the hotel’s path to Van Damme state park & beach. Highly recommend. We did not eat dinner from the Inn as we were out most nights, but breakfast was so delicious and easy to order with drop off delivery to our room. This is a great hotel and we will definitely be back soon!
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Ted R wrote a review Sep 8
Kihei, Hawaii84 contributions15 helpful votes
Little River Inn is situated on the California coastline just south of Fort Bragg. It has a wonderful restaurant and a challenging golf course. The folks here are very efficient and friendly. We stayed during the COVID pandemic and were impressed by the attention paid to the safety of the people staying here. A really nice getaway from the heat and smoke inland.
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Date of stay: September 2020
Travelpurple wrote a review Aug 2020
Boston56 contributions36 helpful votes
This place came recommended by a local friend. We had a partial ocean view which was nice. They did well with COVID precautions, with pre registration and minimum contact with staff. Room was clean and the fire place warmed us up nicely. Cool and foggy the days we visited but air was lovely compared to the smoke in other parts of the Bay Area. Ate dinner at the inn and the beef dish was delicious. All outdoor dining but they had heaters and the dining was towards the back of the property and shielded from the wind.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
GeoSanFran wrote a review Jul 2020
San Francisco, California53 contributions14 helpful votes
Currently staying in room 271, a Deluxe Ocean View and if feels like our own little ocean side cottage. Huge room with large bathroom and amazing view of the ocean. Even with limited service due to quarantine all requests have been met in a timely and friendly manner. We always look forward to returning and relaxing to the sound of the crashing waves and the bell on the bouy in the harbor. Easy 5 minute drive to Mendocino on Highway 1. They provide a welcome packet for our dog including water and food bowel, towels and sheets to put on the furniture so we don't have to worry about leaving fur behind.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: The deluxe ocean view rooms are worth it for space. The cottages are even better for privacy....
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Frequently Asked Questions about Little River Inn
Which popular attractions are close to Little River Inn?
Nearby attractions include Mendocino Coast (2.4 miles), Mendocino Headlands State Park (0.3 miles), and Russian Gulch State Park (4.4 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Little River Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Little River Inn?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Little River Inn?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Little River Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Circa '62 at the Inn at Schoolhouse Creek, Luna Trattoria, and Goodlife Cafe and Bakery.
Is Little River Inn located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.04 miles away from the center of Little River.
Are pets allowed at Little River Inn?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Little River Inn?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kelley House Museum (2.4 miles).
Does Little River Inn have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Little River Inn accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access and reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.