Fodor's Expert Review Harbor House Inn

5600 S. Hwy. 1, Elk, California, 95432, USA Fodor's Choice

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

QUICK FACTS

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

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 707-877–3203 | 800-720–7474

HOTEL DETAILS

10 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast
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