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The Griffin House Inn

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San Diego, California
Reviewed 6 February 2017

I found this romantic Inn on Sunset magazine, one of the top 10 romantic places to stay in CA. My wife and I have spent two wonderful anniversaries here. The rooms are cozy and super comfortable. Breakfast each morning is hand made and excellent. If you like the outdoors - we went horse back riding on the beach, hiked the...

Thank Thomas D
Reviewed 30 December 2016

I love it here. It's very simple, small and sweet. Several cottages painted blue. The cottages have little fireplaces. Some have extraordinary views of the Ocean, ours did not. Try to book an ocean view but if they are taken, the cottages without the view are still nice. One cool thing is breakfast is brought to your room. First, they...

Thank HappiTravelerChicago
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 22 June 2016

The staff were incredibly friendly and accommodating, everyone went out of their way to make sure our stay was comfortable. I think they will remember us, because we lost our car keys and spent an entire day looking for them, we pretty much had the whole town searching for us (we eventually found them, hidden by our 2 year old...

Thank Amy-in-paris
Reviewed 2 January 2016 via mobile

We were on a mini-road trip driving south on the Shoreline Highway and on the advice of a friend in San Francisco booked a one night stay. We were not disappointed, all the creature comforts were at our disposal. We were fortunate to be in one of the 3 cottages with an ocean view, no complaints! Breakfast delivered to the...

2Thank sigoLondon
Sacramento, California
Reviewed 1 January 2016

We found this place just driving down the coast highway. These are small, old cabins but have been updated and are cozy, warm and comfortable. Like others have said get one of the 3 ocean front cabins with decks right on the cliff edge overlooking the ocean. The other cabins are cute but have no view. And this view from...

Thank smmdkm
Reno, Nevada
Reviewed 26 September 2015 via mobile

Stayed in the ocean view Greenwood cottage! The view was better than we imagined!! The cottage was quaint and comfortable with nice bedding and a gas stove ! The breakfast delivered to our room was really quite tasty! Loved not having to get up and go out for breakfast, it comes to you!! The only thing that was not great,...

Thank Heatha1177
Santa Barbara, California
Reviewed 19 September 2015

A year ago I convinced my fiancee to join me on a trip to Elk. Funny enough, my great uncle, Bart Burke, is buried in the Cuffey's Cove cemetery. I'd never been to Elk but I'd heard that it was well worth a trip. I was totally satisfied with my trip to Griffin House Inn. The facilities are a bit...

1Thank Brett M
Fort Wayne, Indiana
Reviewed 9 September 2015 via mobile

The Griffin House is the perfect place to relax and unwind. Our cottage looked like it belonged on the pages of a catalog. It was so beautiful! Breakfast was fantastic! First they delivered coffee and tea to our room, then a half hour later they brought the most delicious breakfast I have ever had! We wished we could stay longer...

Thank Heather M
Ione, California
Reviewed 1 July 2015 via mobile

My husband took me away for a weekend to this lovely place. Our cabin was on a bluff of the ocean...talk about beautiful and peaceful. The staff was so nice and accommodating. They have a restaurant on site which is yummy...they also bring coff and breakfast to you...just awesome...of course we will be back...Ft Bragg is only a half hour...

Thank marla m
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 23 June 2015

This was a cute property in the past and some of the cottages have stunning views. But it has become very dilapidated. The deck on the edge of the cliff shuddered with the breeze (not a windy day), and everything was crumbling inside the room, the surrounding gardens were once nice, but are now unkempt, weedy, with broken walkways, and...

1Thank MBx2014

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  • Restaurant
  • Beachfront
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
About the property
  • Beachfront
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Babysitting

Additional Information about The Griffin House Inn

Address: 5910 South Highway One, PO Box 190, Elk, CA 95432
Region: United States > California > Mendocino County > Elk
Price Range: £91 - £183 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 7
Also Known As:
The Griffin House Hotel Elk
The Griffin House Inn Elk, California
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See which rooms travellers prefer

“Pick the rooms that "hang" over the cliff - the view from your patio is priceless. (really)”
thomasdD7020EC, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Pick one of 3 ocean front rooms.”
smmdkm, 1 Jan 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay here.”
MBx2014, 23 Jun 2015 | Read review
“Get one of the three ocean view rooms. Totally worth it.”
  • View from room - Donohue cottage.
Bhaswar1989, 4 May 2015 | Read review
“Pick one of the cottages facing the ocean - the view is unbelievable!”
swcerc, 7 Apr 2015 | Read review
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