Little River Inn

Address: 7901 North Highway 1, Little River, California, 95456, United States | 3 star resort
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This 3 star resort, located on 7901 North Highway 1, Little River, is near Mendocino Headlands State Park, Van Damme State Park, Big River, and Ford House Museum.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Little River Inn

    Love it - a family tradition.


    We love it: good food, friendly people, clean & beautiful. It's a family tradition to return every year. They now have designated dog friendly rooms. The only problem is that you cannot leave your dog unattended in the room, which is probably good for other guests, in case of barking. But as a dog owner, we had to leave our dog in the car when we went to dinner which only works "OK" in when temperature is low and mild. I wouldn't recommend bringing your dog during warm months because of this rule. Downtown Mendo is very dog friendly as are the beaches and botanical garden in Ft Bragg.

    Perfect stay near mendocino


    Very friendly staff and good rates. Perfect room. Great view on the beach. It's one of the few locations where we got REAL coffee in the room according european standards..

    Much more cost effective than the tourist traps in mendocino.

    It saved our day.

    Only thing what is missing is good internet, but dataport worked well.

    It was very pleasant that they gave instructions for cost effective phone usage.

    For net addicts i suggest the internet cafe in mendocino (5 min drive), you can log on wireless and it reaches to the restarant across the street even after the cafe is closed...

    Beautiful view, lovely room. Can't wait to return!


    We loved this place. Beautiful views, nice room, and friendly staff. We got a room with 2 beds and it was very clean and had a vcr with several pages of movies to choose from. The room was on the first floor with a communal balcony. It did not feel crowded, even though the inn was full. The restaurant had very good food. (And it was expensive, but worth it.) We enjoyed walking through the garden with all the flowers. Breakfast and dinner were both impressive.

    I only wish we could have stayed longer.

    We will definately go back.!

    Our favorite spot


    Our favorite spot in the Mendocino area. The restaurant has always been wonderful. Outstanding service and the staff is always cheerful. A variety of lodging options available. Try the first little cabin to the south. We will return often.

    Beware, they allow smoking on the balconies.


    I agree that this is a lovely Inn, with friendly staff and a great dining room. We had one of the deluxe rooms, which means that the deck overlooking the ocean is one long balcony, shared with many other rooms in this older building. Upon arrival we grabbed our bottle of wine and stepped out of our room to enjoy the ocean. Alas, we were downwind of a cigar smoker five rooms away, and with the overhang keeping the smoke low, we soon beat a retreat to our room. We had to close the door because the smoke followed us. Later, after the cigar smoker had gone, we had two more rooms with cigarette smokers. It appears that this hotel attracts a lot of more senior golfers who still like their ciggies. We won't go again, but if you don't mind smokers this is a wonderful place.



    A Place I Will Always Remember!

    Our cozy room. Sitting on the porch right outside our room overlooking the calm and serene part of the Ocean. The Sunsets. The two Tall Pine Trees. The Moon and Stars. The Trail to the Beach. How Romantic- even with my kids there. They liked the free movies. The staff were very accomodating. What a wonderful ending to our Coastal vacation. You will be forever thankful if you choose this Inn.

    Mendecino a great getaway


    Spent three nights at the Little River Inn. Room(in their Mallory House) was beautiful(jacuzzi bath, another jacuzzi on the porch overlooking the ocean). very friendly and helpful staff.

    Beautiful hiking trail next door at Van Damme State Park, Bike rental around the corner with a great old logging road path paralleling the river for miles. Many good resturants including the hotel"s, Albion River Inn and Maccallum house.



    Clean. Balcony rooms have great view. Friendly staff. Good, but expensive, dining room. Nice spa on the premises. One of the best "hotels" in the area.

    Love Little River Inn


    Little River Inn up in our top five places to stay for romantic getaways. They have such an assortment of rooms that it's always like a brand new place, except the food at the restaurant is consistently excellent, always a constant. My husband and I have been coming here yearly in February for 4 years now and have always been wowed by the cuisine. (And some say I'm picky, living right next to Napa with Mustards and all.) Say "Hi" to Sue at the bar. One fantastic bartender!! My hubby and I were so enthralled with LRI that we wanted to get married there. They don't do weddings, but Albion Inn down the street does. I highly recommend them as well, but we still come back to LRI. You can have the rustic, inexpensive rooms with sounds of the ocean and a fireplace. Or you can have the sophisticated, modern clean feel of the rooms behind the main building complete with a hot tub you can loose each in -- (And if you use a tad too much bath bubbles, you probably will. Hee Hee.) You can have the cottages across the street right on the bluff overlooking the ocean with your own, private hot tubs. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and watch the sun come up in the hot tub. Steaming water, cool, fresh air in your face, and pounding surf with seals, birds ---- this is living!!!!

    An Oldie, But A Goodie


    Discovered the LRI on the coast highway out of necessity. (sundown and no reservations anywhere) They had one small room (Granny's Attic) available and so we stayed. That was 8 years ago and we go back every year. We've stayed in the original "old house", the more modern "cabins" and the newest units, complete with jacuzzi tubs. The restaurant and the "Whale Watcher" bar combine to make one feel pampered , well-fed and entertained. The staff is like family, the housekeeping staff is sharp, quick to respond, and detail-oriented. All this with plenty of parking, easy access to Mendocino, Fort Bragg, and points north and south on the coast highway, and spectacular sunset views of the Pacific! Did I mention the spa and the golf course????? An easy pitching wedge shot from your clean, comfortable accomodations! Family-owned and operated since God knows when, this place is THE PLACE.

    TripAdvisor Reviews Little River Inn

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding

    Travel Blogs from Little River

    Towering Redwoods and twisty roads

    A travel blog entry by on Aug 24, 2014

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    Crossed the California border very soon after leaving Brookings, Oregon. Heard about the earthquake at breakfast but so far it is not impacting us. Drove Newton B. Drury scenic highway in Redwoods National Park, which is a collection of state and national parks with groves full of old growth redwoods. Truly a majestic and awe-inspiring sight. And …

    Highway 1 The Mutts Nuts

    A travel blog entry by oneworldonebike on Apr 19, 2015

    ... when we arrive in town, Starbucks is Ok but harder to find.
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    Whales, lighthouse and other adventures

    A travel blog entry by malonetravels2 on May 12, 2014

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    ... the United States. They had a live feed of the lens and it was very interesting to watch.

    From there it was off to Fort Bragg to do a little thrift store shopping. Had discovered I had not packed our bowls and so were in search of something to work in their place. Nine inch pie pans were the ticket and should do us well.

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    Van Damme State Park

    A travel blog entry by chrisleslie on Jul 14, 2013

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    We were lured in by a mention of a Pygmy Forest. Who doesn't want to see tiny nutrient starved trees? The ranger asked us if we were "ready for a hike". If you know us well would say 'no, never'. But there we were ready to explore and set off on a nearly 6 mile loop. The man somewhat convinced us when he said "I'm 60 and I did it the other day"
    Encountered a mama deer and her two ...

    Ahhhh, THIS Is More Like It!

    A travel blog entry by jilnmike on Sep 24, 2012

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    Sunday morning we packed up and headed north on US101 for the 120 mile journey to Fort Bragg. Fort Bragg is located on the coast where it will be at least 20 to 30 degrees cooler than the almost 90 degree weather here. We will transition to Highway 128 in Cloverdale.

    Highway 101 runs from the US/Mexican border north through the states of California, Oregon, and terminates at Tumwater, Washington hugging the coast the ...