The coastline in Mendocino is spectacular and The Sandpiper House Inn has breathtaking views of huge rocks, caves, and surf. The Inn itself is in need of refurbishing and updating. Even though we visited with a discount, the room rate was priced too expensively for the quality of the furnishings and amenities. Although clean, it felt like we were staying in a grandparent’s house that was falling apart. We stayed in the downstairs room that opens onto a small patio with a path to the ocean overlook and the foundation was sliding. The bed was not comfortable, It seemed that a foam pad had been put on top the mattress. The innkeeper, Curtis works hard to keep everything clean and prepares a delectable breakfast served between 8-9 am ( a bit too early in our opinion) in a room with sweeping seascape scenes. The owners need to step up and put some money into renovations. From what we understand, this inn was the first to advertise discounted rates on Groupon and therefore booked very quickly. My suggestion is that before booking through Groupon, Travelzoo, Living Social, or other discount companies, call the place directly. You may be surprised that although the advertised rack rate is sky high, a direct rate is far less than what the discount companies are advertising. We loved Elk and the Mendocino coast, but we would not return to the Sandpiper House Inn. It is located directly on Hwy. 1 and you would not stop to investigate it unless you were staying as it does not have curb appeal. We give the ocean views and the sterling breakfast 5 stars.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Sandpiper House Inn offers five spacious guest suites, each individually decorated with antiques, comfortable chairs, down comforters, feather pillows and fine linens. Four have ocean views, while the fifth overlooks the meadow and hills of Greenwood Ridge. Your stay includes Gourmet Breakfast, served in our breakfast room overlooking the beautiful rocks of Greenwood Cove. Complimentary tea or coffee and hors d oeuvres are enjoyed in the evening beside the cozy living room fireplace. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Sandpiper House Hotel Elk
- Sandpiper House Inn Elk, California