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Little River Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Little River
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18 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“Worth the drive!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

We are wrapping up a two week tour of california, starting in sonoma and ending back in santa rosa. We just left Little River Inn in Mendocino, and it was the most beautiful and romantic place ever!! I booked early and got the white cottage, which is a completely private piece of heaven! The restaraunt has excellent food reasonably priced. Golf and tennis on site....we wished we stayed there rather then come back to the sonoma area. Our higher priced inn here has turned out to be a bust so far......vintners inn :(

Room Tip: Get the white cottage!!!!
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Chicago, Illinois
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23 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2013

Stayed here for one night and felt like we got our money's worth. Family owned for decades this place has a vibe all its own - relaxed, unpretentious with a lot of charm.

Our room was at the very end and very private and quite large - no one above or below us. Our balcony was nearly private with a great ocean view. The room was very quiet and clean; the furnishings while not new, were well maintained.

The front office was terrific.

The bar scene was a mix of locals (golf course on site) and tourists. The mood was friendly if not jovial.

The restaurant fare was good as was the service. The wine list contained some smaller, lesser known vineyards and offered a good selection.

This was truly an Inn and one I would recommend to anyone looking for something with a little more charm and conviviality among the staff and guests alike.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hampshire, Illinois
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24 reviews
21 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

This is our second time at the Inn. We stayed in a Traditional room on the second floor, and while the view was amazing, the view from the room on our first stay (8 years ago...yes, it was that memorable) was a smidge better. There is nothing that will wash away your cares like relaxing on the porch, watching the sun dance on the ocean, and sipping a glass of fine wine.

I gave this a 4 rating only because the room looked a little tired. The carpet needs a good cleaning and the trim around the sliding door had begun to peel. We didn't really mind because our eyes were on the view!

We are planning our next stay for next March. No, we don't want to wait so long again for this treasure!

Room Tip: Ask for a room upstairs in the middle of the north building for an awesome view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Anacortes, Washington
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7 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2013

What a jewel we found here! We stayed 2 nights and wish it would have been longer. Lovely, comfortable rooms. We traveled with my sister and her husband. We spent MANY hours just sitting in the rockers on the huge covered porch. The view is so peaceful! The restaurant on the premises was absolutely wonderful!!! We had just come from the Napa area but Little River Inn was the highlight of our whole week. We will definitely be back!!! Since we have been home, whenever life gets stressful (which is often) we picture ourselves in our rockers on the porch of The Little River Inn!

Room Tip: make sure you get an oceanview with porch!
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank thor283
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Red Bluff, California
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158 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2013

We have been coming here for more than 25 years ~ and it never disappoints. It is absolutely the most incredibly romantic and beautiful place to stay ~ and the service/kindness just makes everything better. From the moment you make the reservation, you are treated as a special guest by Pat at the front desk (there for more than 30 years) and every other person that works there. One of the best parts of this place is that you can be alone or you can go to Ole's Bar and have the best cocktails (anything you want) served by the best bartender (in my opinion) in the country. You can watch the sunset from your room or inside the bar with others...and you have your choice of eating informally in the bar or formally in the dining room. I cannot possibly say enough about this place. We hope to be coming here for the next 25 years ~ a "home" away from home...and I am certain you will feel the same way, too.

Room Tip: Every room is excellent ~
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Willits, California
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15 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 3, 2013

We went for a friends B-day. The guys golfed and the girls had a spa day. We all had dinner and brunch at the restaurant it was all amazing . I have been telling everyone about what a nice place it is. Every room has a great view of the ocean.

Room Tip: Room 104 it has a steam shower
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank EnDDilello
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Redding, California
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139 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

After a terrible lunch at an establishment across the street, we decided to give this place a try for dinner. The Inn definitely redeemed the area's reputation for fine dining. We would highly recommend this place dinner. Don't know about other meals, but I would assume that they would measure up as well.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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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 star — Little River Inn 3*
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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