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Point Arena Lighthouse

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Jefferson City, Missouri
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

BEAUTIFUL SIGHT. You can take a wo derful tour. You'll recognize this lighthouse from the movies. Last movie scene shot on site was the scene at the end of NEED FOR SPEED. Also this is the closest point from the mainland to Hawaii.

Thank Robert R
Mark H, Executive Director at Point Arena Lighthouse, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed visiting our unique and iconic Lighthouse. I am very proud of our guides and am glad you found the tour wonderful - we try to be entertaining and informative! We look forward to seeing you again. More 

Honolulu, Hawaii
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143 reviews
45 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 218 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Aloha everyone, As part of a 10 day summer vacation road trip, my significant other and I stayed at one of the Point Arena Lighthouse "keepers" cottages. More specifically, we stayed in the Head Light Keeper's Cottage (#1). First off, Point Arena is a beautiful spot, roughly 150 miles up Hwy 1 on the Pacific coast north of San Francisco.... More 

Thank Fritz59
Vacaville, California
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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

Great experience! If you are up to climbing the 175 steps the view is amazing and there is a guide that will answer your questions. You can rest on several landings and the trip down is easy. The gift shop is nice and there is a little museum. Well worth a stop!

Thank Karen960
Mark H, Executive Director at Point Arena Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thanks, Karen, I couldn't agree more except that everyone should visit MORE than once - it is different every day of the year out here. You never know what amazing sites you will see from the Tower and grounds. We get the migrating gray whales and pelicans flying by from October through June, harbor seals basking on the rocks most... More 

Tyler, Texas
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440 reviews
53 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Drove to the lighthouse while driving up the coast and I was just left breathless. The views are amazing and even our teenagers loved it. The wind, the views, and the lighthouse are just amazing. We even saw seals on the rocks, my son thought they were sheep when he first saw them. I would recommend this stop to anyone!

Thank WildHaireHiking
Mark H, Executive Director at Point Arena Lighthouse, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, and I have to say that even though I am here all the time the views always take my breath away, too. I am particularly glad that your teenagers loved it, I fell in love with this area when I was 16 and it has always been very special. I hope that it gets into... More 

Fresno, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

The trip to the lighthouse was great, mostly due to the fact you can actually go up into the lighthouse to the light room, then outside and walk around the lighthouse. The only downside was our tour guide, found once you make it to the top, was uninspiring and made comments not relevant to the area or the lighthouse.

Thank cudamank
Mark H, Executive Director at Point Arena Lighthouse, responded to this review

Glad you made the trip and found it worth it! Sorry our guide was uninspiring, we try to have our guides be enthusiastic, informative and friendly and I'm sorry that wasn't your experience on your visit. Maybe he/she was having a bad day. I will discuss this in our next staff meeting, and I really appreciate the feedback. More 

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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2016

We were here in the middle of a huge storm in March and the experience was incredible. We drove over Mountain View Road, which nearly gave me a stroke. We are from Montana and accustomed to mountain driving, but with all the rain there were so many small slides and washed out areas that I wasn't sure we would make... More 

Thank gypsynw
Mark H, Executive Director at Point Arena Lighthouse, responded to this review

So glad you braved Mountain View Road to come see us, and that you were awed by the storm! There are few things as humbling and awe inspiring as experiencing a winter storm on our exposed peninsula. I'll make sure we put some DVDs into the Keeper's Apartment, we generally try to make sure there are a few in each... More 

Elkview, West Virginia
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15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

All along the 2 mile drive out to the lighthouse are mesmerizing views of rugged seascape and rolling farmland. The iconic lighthouse is perched on a point that allows for excellent photographs. The salt air, sea mist and gentle sun make the experience unforgettable.

Thank Lqchar
Mark H, Executive Director at Point Arena Lighthouse, responded to this review

I never get tired of those last 2 miles to the Lighthouse myself! I love seeing Larry Stornetta's cows grazing, the red tailed hawks sitting on the power lines or swooping down on their prey, the harbor seals hauled out on the rocks, the whales blowing and breaching and our resident great blue herons strutting around the grounds. Hope you... More 

Anaheim, California
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210 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2016

If you enjoy wind swept rocky bluffs and the smell of ocean air you'll love this place. There's something about standing on a rocky cliff with the ocean pounding away at the rocks and the wind blowing through your hair that I find so relaxing. It's almost as if I've become one with nature if only for a short time.... More 

1 Thank Mark B
Mark H, Executive Director at Point Arena Lighthouse, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit to this special place. I never get tired of the wonderful salt air and the ever changing "living oil painting" off of the point. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Soquel, California
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7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2016

This is a stunning location with everything you could hope for in a rugged Northern California Location. We spent three night on Valentine's Day Weekend for our Anniversary at the Keepers Quarters. The location was perfect. Large full kitchen, huge living room with satellite tv and wood stove. A hallway with shelves of books, puzzles and games. And an adequate... More 

3 Thank dinobosco
Mark H, Executive Director at Point Arena Lighthouse, responded to this review

Wow, what a great review - you should do our PR for us! So glad you enjoyed your stay at this unique and stunning place, and that you explored the area and found some other gems. We look forward to seeing you again! More 

Phoenix, Arizona
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61 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2016

We visited three years ago and stayed at the Keeper's House but the lighthouse itself was undergoing renovations at the time and we didn't get to see it in it's true grandeur. Recently, we were in the Bay area and decided to make the one day trip north to visit the place one more time and it was absolutely worth... More 

3 Thank 19860802
Mark H, Executive Director at Point Arena Lighthouse, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your stay, and that you came back again to see the Tower - we are very proud of how the renovations turned out. For those of you out there that want to make the trip, we are still offering our Seasonal Special through the end of March. If you stay 2 nights you get a 3rd... More 

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  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
In your room
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Point Arena Lighthouse accommodations feature four Keeper's homes, one Keeper's Apartment & one Keeper's room for your vacation pleasure. Whether you stay one night or one week, your experience here in our vacation rentals and incredible location will leave you feeling rejuvenated and inspired. Fall asleep to the sound of crashing waves against the cliffs, or be serenaded by the howling wind as it rushes across the Point. Perhaps you will hear the faint barking of sea lions or the call of a black cormorant or two, your closest neighbors at this remote location. Each three bedroom, two bath Keeper's Home vacation rental sleeps six, is pet friendly, and includes a wood burning fireplace (we provide the wood), full kitchen, satellite television, gas fireplace in the master bedroom and the most incredible views along the California coast, as the Point is surrounded by water on three sides. Renting an historic Keeper's Home is a great way to have fun and support the ongoing preservation of the Point Arena Light Station at the same time. We offer seasonal specials. Reservations are required. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Point Arena Lighthouse

Address: 45500 Lighthouse Road, Point Arena, CA 95468
Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Point Arena
Price Range: $185 - $240 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Also Known As:
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