Fodor's Expert Review Harbor House Inn

5600 S. Hwy. 1, Elk, California, 95432, USA

Prepare to be bowled over by every aspect of this showcase property that reopened in 2018 after a five-year multimillion-dollar makeover: its rugged Pacific-cliff setting, destination restaurant, sterling hospitality, and luxurious accommodations in a 1916 redwood Craftsman-style house and a few newer cottages. The ocean-view restaurant ($$$$ prix-fixe menu, reservations essential) serves "hyperlocal" cuisine that revolves around seafood and vegetables, much of the latter grown on-site, with additional sea vegetables foraged from the ocean below; seating for nonguests is limited.

PROS

  • romantic, ocean-view setting
  • luxurious base for wine tasting and outdoor activities
  • destination restaurant

CONS

  • not ideal for kids
  • 16 miles from Mendocino
  • best accommodations expensive for the area

Location

QUICK FACTS

B&B/Inn
Intimate
Near the beach
Design
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 707-877–3203 | 800-720–7474

HOTEL DETAILS

10 rooms

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