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Point Arena Lighthouse

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Minden, Nevada, Usa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We spent some time in the gift shop and museum. I love to look at the old photos and they had plenty. The docents were friendly and informative. We aren't in great shape and were able to make it to the top without much effort. Would be a great place for whale watching.

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Ruskin, Florida
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Is a must see for anyone that loves lighthouses and great views. We stayed in the Lighthouse Keeper's Apartment and the room was fine. These are old rooms from the early days. Does have a full kitchen and a large room and no phone. You must bring your own shampoo, lotion, conditioner, toothpaste, etc.The rooms do have free wireless internet... More 

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Fountain Valley, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were there during days of heavy fog and the lighthouse was in and out of it. We did not climb too the top. Too many stairs for us. There is a nice museum and gift shop. I added to my collection of pins and patches.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Without doubt one of the most beautiful places i have ever visited. Superfriendly staff. I had a small problem which they not only solved but even upgraded us - what was never expected by us. If you can, go there. And keep your Windows Open at night and listen to the Ocean!

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

Glad we were able to make your dreams come true, Jan! Great suggestion about keeping the windows open at night, I recommend that to all our guests - nothing like the sound of the ocean to insure a great night's sleep. More 

Bayfield, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2016 via mobile

What a lovely spot to wake up in. Ocean on either side and newly renovated cottage between. Just bring your food, lots of warm coffee and a good book or canvas. Close to town for supplies but feels isolated too. Just 4 cottages so very quiet before the lighthouse opens st 10 am for tours. The house is 3 br/2ba... More 

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

So glad you enjoyed your stay in our newly renovated Assistant Keeper's House 4 and found our quiet peninsula a great place to relax. Hope to see you again soon! More 

Columbus, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

My son, my niece, and I stayed in the Assistant Keepers Apartment number 4 for one night in early August. We were the first guests in the newly remodeled space. I'm stunned! I've stayed at many of the world's finest hotels including the Ritz in Paris and several Four Seasons. They all live up to their standards. But, when a... More 

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

Thanks so much for your review, Doug, and it was a pleasure to have you, your son and niece as our first guests! You are lucky that your son found us on the internet and got you this reservation, and it was nice of you to give him the master bedroom as a reward. We hope you make us part... More 

Tucson, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016 via mobile

Every possible need is met here. Beautiful 1 bedroom cabins fully stocked, great staff (especially the redhead...can't recall her name), wonderful heated pool and jacuzzi, convenient to all good things, private parking, easy accessibility, maid service and full kitchen. Love it here and we will be back soon. We are in unit 3 which is close to the front office,... More 

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

I wish we could take credit for Michelle's visit, but I think that this was actually for our neighbor, the Lighthouse Pointe Resort, which is a timeshare 2 miles down the road from us. We do offer six great vacation cottages out on the rugged Point Arena Lighthouse peninsula, bounded on three sides by the Pacific Ocean and the fourth... More 

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8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

A great history lesson provided by Isaac atop the tallest lighthouse on the West Coast. We stayed in their Asst. Keepers Quarters - a great cottage, right by the sea and lighthouse. A great value for the accommodations. The views can't be beat - both from the ground and 100+ feet in the air (and it was foggy on the... More 

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

So glad that Isaac did his usual fine job of giving a great presentation in the Tower, he is very passionate about the Lighthouse and loves sharing its history and details with our guests. Also glad that you enjoyed staying in our Assistant Keeper's house. It is truly a unique place to stay on vacation and we hope you visit... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2016 via mobile

We had quite the mixed bag of a family group; elderly, injured, pregnant and new born needed to be carried and we all made it up to the top. Beautiful view and worth the climb! Resting points along the way made it possible 😉. Cute gift shop too. A little pricy to get into the park, but we were able... More 

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

Glad you were all able to make it up the 145 steps to the best view on the coast from the tallest Lighthouse you can climb to the top of! Thanks for visiting us, we are a non-profit that receives no funding from any government or philanthropic agencies so your visit helps us keep the gates open to our many... More 

Jefferson City, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016 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.

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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 

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Amenities

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Beachfront
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
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  • Free Internet
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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. We offer the luxurious Assistant Keeper's House 4 as our showplace cottage. It is a a fully renovated and re-imagined 3 bedroom, 2 bath home with gourmet chef’s kitchen, beautifully furnished living and dining rooms, custom tile baths, designer furniture and linens in all bedrooms, unique art and decorative features and more! Like all of our Assistant Keeper's Houses it includes a a wood burning fireplace (we provide the wood and kindling), full kitchen, satellite television, CD/DVD player, 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. Our other two Assistant Keeper's homes offer more rustic accommodations, but still offer full 3 bedroom, 2 bath houses with fully stocked kitchens, comfortably furnished living and dining rooms, unique art and decorative features, satellite television, CD/DVD player, gas fireplace in the master bedroom and more! These units are also pet friendly, and share the same incredible views that all of our cottages offer. The Head Keeper's House is a 1 bedroom, 1 bath full home with a fully stocked kitchen, dining room, sleeper sofa in the nicely appointed living room and of course the wood burning stove with all the wood and kindling provided, satellite television, CD/DVD player, books, games and more. The Keeper's Apartment is great for a couple looking to have a romantic cottage on the ocean that allows them all the comforts and amenities of home. This cottage has a queen bedroom, living room, dining room and fully stocked kitchen, and bathroom with shower. It is beautifully furnished and offers a gas fireplace in the living room to keep you warm and cozy on those cool coastal nights. Our most intimate and romantic option is the Keeper's Room. This small but fully featured room boasts a queen bed, sitting area with table and chairs, gas fireplace, microwave and mini-fridge and a full bathroom. This is our only cottage that does not offer a kitchen, but you can find many fine restaurants in the area. All of our rentals include unlimited Lighthouse Museum & Tower tours and full access to our 23 acres of grounds for all guests during their stay. You will also find a welcome gift of a bottle of Husch Vineyards wine and chocolates from Mendocino Chocolate Company waiting for you in the dining room of your Assistant Keeper’s home. Finally, you will sleep deeply and awake refreshed because of the sound of the ocean lulling you to sleep on our super comfortable Tempur-Pedic mattresses. 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
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