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Little River Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Little River
Certificate of Excellence
Fresno, California
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16 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Amazing Location and Service”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2013

From the helpful folks on the phone when we first called until our final wave out of the parking lot the staff at the Little River Inn did everything they could to make our stay perfect.

Our room had a fireplace and large windows that looked out to the surf. The rooms were very clean and comfortable. The grounds were very quiet, allowing the sound of the waves to be the only distraction.

There is a restaurant on-site that was quite good. And there was a complete room service menu that we took advantage of for breakfast a couple of times.

The location is close to Mendocino and Fort Bragg so you have a good selection of dining and shopping choices.

If you need it, there is internet available, but cell phone coverage is a little spotty. Not a bad thing if you are looking for a great get-away. There is no pool, but there is a golf course and spa on-site. One of the best features of the rooms are the comfortable rocking chairs that are on the deck of each room.

We shared this vacation as a family, but the Inn would certainly make a wonderful romantic getaway. It's a little drive, but well worth it to get away to the coast for a while.

We have stayed in Fort Bragg several times before, but the Little River Inn has now become our coastal "home away from home."

Room Tip: Almost all of the rooms have a great view of the ocean. We opted for a deluxe, fireplace room. A lit...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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1 Thank R_Stine
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stafford
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9 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2013

We recently stayed at the Little River Inn on a trip to California. We had a great stay here unfortunately only marred by the fog which kept rolling in and obscuring the fantastic view over the ocean. The room we had couldn't be faulted. It was spotlessly clean with a porch and large rocking chairs to relax in. We ate in the restaurant once and the bar area aswell . The food and service were excellent. Maria who worked as the bar tender was very friendly and efficient especially in mixing me a very good chocolate martini ,yum! My only warning would be that if you book with expedia they offer a bed and breakfast rate, this isn't quite the case. We checked with the lady on reception and were told that this wasn't the case although as we had been offered this we were given vouchers to the value of $20. Talking of breakfast I must recommend Oles fruit scones possibly the best scones I have ever tasted! Be warned you do get three per portion so they are good to share. The Inn is situated in beautiful grounds with very easy access to the nearby Van Damme state park and the beach.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fairfield, Connecticut
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2013

What a gem of an inn!!!! Located on Route 1, literally across the street from the ocean, this charming property provides guests with all they could ask for and more. Friendly service, wonderful rooms (all with views of the water), balconies overlooking the Pacific, and a golf course and spa to top it off! And we haven't yet raved about the magnificent gardens throughout. Sitting at breakfast was a botanical delight!
For the golfers, it is interesting to know tat resort guests do not pay a fee for rental clubs.

Possibly the best find was the Botanical Gardens just down the street!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Brecksville, OH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2013

Loved our experience at Little River! The location and grounds are awesome and the staff was very helpful and friendly. We just loved keeping our door open a bit at night and falling asleep to the sound of the crashing waves! Highly recommended! One side note - we booked their "Skunk Train" package only to find out that there's been a tunnel collapse and the train trip is only an hour. The hotel was most accommodating in reimbursing us for the difference in the trips. But, the train trip was really bad. Unless you have young kids (which there were a lot of), avoid the train until they fix the tunnel. You can see more cool stuff hiking Van Damme State Park (right next to Little River). Overall though, I highly recommend this hotel!

Room Tip: If you choose one of the "basic" rooms, ask for a 2nd floor unit closest to the lobby (sou...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Newark, CA
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167 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

We spent our anniversary here in May and were greeted with chocolates in our room and a special welcome note. A great way to start the weekend celebration. Our room had a porch with rocking chairs looking out at the grand Pacific ocean. Sip on wine or your choice of drink while we simply let all the cares slip away...and it was a clear day so we could see the horizon as far as ocean's end. The garden was beautiful with rhododendrins in full bloom. The restaurant served up top notch food, and we hung out with other locals and guests at the bar and watched the glorious sunset. We will definitely return.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank stepsinthesand
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Gardnerville
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36 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

Booked a night t the Little River Inn on my west coast vacation next year I will book three.
Was not aware of how fabulous of a place this was. The rooms are all facing the ocean and it is a stone throw away from your patio.
The staff was the best. There restraint is gets five stars. They have golf. Tennis courts. Hacking trails just something for everybody.
A must stay if you just like to have a glass of wine and relax.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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Palm Springs, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2013

This is one of the nicest places I've ever stayed, and to make it even nicer, they are dog friendly. Beautiful ocean views from most rooms, an award winning restaurant, and only 5 minutes from downtown Mendocino.

Room Tip: If it's a real special occasion, I highly recommend the Combs Cottage which is located across th...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Little River Inn
Address: 7901 N Highway 1, Little River, CA 95456-9500
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Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Little River
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Little River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Little River Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 66
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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