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The Harbor House Inn

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Reviewed 26 April 2007

The Harbor House Inn was a great place to stay. The staff was great and very helpful. It is in a very quiet location that has great views of the ocean. The food was excellent! I would highly recommend this for those who are just looking to get away.

8Thank honee_bee616
Bay Area
Reviewed 11 December 2006

When you are first taken to the dining room, the impression is great. We got discounted rates and thought the value would be great. We were so wrong. The room was worn down. The service was poor as was the food. I was surprised about all of this and tried to fix things with Jenny, but was ignored. If all...

8Thank TravelinWillbury
Sequim, Wa.
Reviewed 21 October 2006

The Harbor House Inn is a 2 story house on the outskirts of the small Ocean side town of Elk. The inn is very nicely done and the gardens are pretty. It is a property where you could sit out on the lawn and just look at the ocean for the entire stay and be happy. When you stay there...

8Thank Gemco309
Kansas City
Reviewed 21 September 2006

We stayed in this lovely Inn for 3 nights. The setting is gorgeous and the views are stunning. We enjoyed the daily breakfasts and the dinners were terrific. We consider ourselves "foodies" and we were very pleased with the cuisine. The wine list is extensive and reasonably priced. We found all the staff to be delightful and very accomodating. We...

8Thank ritahyde
Newport Beach CA
Reviewed 11 August 2006

We spent the weekend here and were happy to get away. Unfortunately the staff was less than pleasant and seems to be not used to dealing with clients that expect service. Seems too bad that such bad hospitality exists at such a lovely location. Don't expect to be pampered. And don't expect help lugging your suitcases up two flights of...

5Thank janey1245
Saint Paul, Minnesota
Reviewed 18 July 2006

My wife and I stayed here for our honeymoon. Granted, being from Texas, I was easily impressed by the coast and the climate, so I could have been impressed by a Motel 8 in the same area. However, we have stayed at several B&B's across the nation and found this one to be one of the best. We stayed in...

7Thank SparkyJamers
Northern California
Reviewed 28 May 2006

This place is in a beautiful setting, but that is all it has going for it. We have stayed at the Harbor House previously and have always had a pleasant experience. It recently sold to some corporation and we could really tell by the service we received and the food we ate. We like to think of The Harbor House...

11Thank pig.frog
Management response:

While it is true that Harbor House is under new ownership, it is not true that we were purchased by "some corporation". Our new owner is simply off-site. While the new owner is considering some upgrades, such as the in-room phones you mention, he is also planning on upgrading our rooms and cottages. Most guests, new and old, are excited...

Reviewed 15 January 2006

We booked this hotel for two nights over New Years. It was a special occasion and the staff was alerted to this fact (no acknowledgement of this fact was made when we checked in and the room which I had called about several times was smaller than expected and offered none of the luxuries touted on the website or by...

13Thank SFHoneymooner
Management response:

We make every effort to please our guests. This guest desired an ocean view room for the New Year holiday and decided to book our last ocean view room. We did have several discussions prior to her booking, as she states in her post. At all times, I stressed that this was a small room with a queen bed, but...

San Francisco/Orange County
Reviewed 30 January 2005

My finance and I were driving down the California coast when we stumbled upon the Harbour House Inn. The Inn was stunning, very well kept and very comfortable. Our room was decorated well with a warm fireplace and large king-sized bed. We drank wine in the gardens while watching the sunset. We also took the path down to the beach...

7Thank TravelGal415
Huntsville, Alabama
Reviewed 19 January 2005

Breathtaking scenery, wonderful room, pleasant inn keeper, and delicious food. This place will spoil you for other bed and breakfast inns.

10Thank mariner5

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included

Additional Information about The Harbor House Inn

Address: 5600 S Hwy 1, Elk, CA 95432
Region: United States > California > Mendocino County > Elk
Price Range: RM1,217 - RM2,093 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
The Harbor House Hotel Elk
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  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“Get a 2nd floor room facing the ocean”
colleenk519, 17 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Cottages are great. Spend the extra $$$; you won't be disappointed.”
Sak123, 20 Sep 2012 | Read review
“The room in the main bldg facing the ocean is a good choice.”
farmernorm, 30 Oct 2011 | Read review
“Ocean view are worth the minor premium.”
JohnS318, 18 Sep 2011 | Read review
“Maybe ask for a room in the main building?”
AggieDave, 7 Sep 2011 | Read review
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