We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Harbor House Inn

Prices from our online travel partners are not available
Our online travel partners don't provide prices for this accommodation, but we can search other options in Elk
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Show Prices
View Map
Add a photo
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"},"template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

42 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 42: English reviews
Start your review of The Harbor House Inn
 Click to rate
Sierra Madre, California
Reviewed 7 August 2016 via mobile

My husband and I have traveled specifically to stay at Harbor House on several occasions. We were married on their beautiful grounds in July 2008. We really enjoy the quiet offered by this magnificent old inn by the sea . Shopping in nearby Mendocino is fun as is a horseback ride by the beach. Although it is not easy to...

2Thank Vicki J
Larkspur, California
Reviewed 18 June 2016

This lovely B&B is such a beauty. It has its own private beach on the gorgeous Mendocino Cliffs. We have stayed in every room at the Inn over the last 20 years. The best rooms are on the second floor overlooking the Ocean. Wonderful staff, breakfast and dinner.

Thank Colleen K
Reviewed 21 September 2012

Best spot to stay in Northern CA bar none. Remote - but a short drive from Navarro and the North end of the Alexander Vally. Spectacular grounds with sensational views, and a winding path down to the ocean and tidal pool. Outstanding food and service. Rates are a true bargain, with dinner and breakfast included in the price. Guests are...

2Thank Sak123
Los Angeles, Ca.
Reviewed 3 January 2012

Stayed at the Harbor House Inn for New Years weekend. We were part of a group staying at the inn and celebrating our good friends 20th wedding anniversary. After reading reviews from other travelers who had stayed at the inn, this is my review. The Inn is scheduled for renovations in 2012 and will be making improvements as well as...

5Thank VanNuys1
Sonoma, California
Reviewed 22 November 2011

While we stayed in a different B&B in town of elk (LOVE this place -- beautiful, peaceful), Harbor House Chef Adam Ables (executive chef and new GM who will be supervising an amazing remodel of this lovely historic inn with simply the best beach front in town and stunning cliffs) took excellent care of us, and another couple on a...

5Thank spintheglobepartners
El Centro CA
Reviewed 31 October 2011

We just left Harbor House--a two night stay. Excellent food by Adam. Outstanding views. Main building seems in good repair. The four villas need major modernization, but they are still nice-- not luxurious. We did not expect luxurious.

1Thank farmernorm
Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 19 September 2011

We returned to Harbor House after spending a night there about 25 years ago. Not much has changed physically, the views are still spectacular, and the grounds are more lush than we remember. The facilities are scheduled for a renovation, in the next twelve months, with the cabins scheduled to be torn down and replaced and additional changes to be...

4Thank John S
Reviewed 8 September 2011

We read all the reviews before we booked, but let me describe our experience - by far the worst of our entire vacation and the only part we totally regretted! We are used to getting the service you pay for, but not here. Our hotel in Crescent City for $90/night FAR exceeded our experience at Harbor House Inn. Our stays...

7Thank David P
Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed 10 May 2011

This is such a remarkable place! From first driving up along the coast to leaving a couple days later, we were amazed. The view from this secluded hotel is amazing, with a rocky cliff coastline, and the gardens are very well maintained, with many spots to sit and watch the waves. There is a little path down to the private...

1Thank LariJoy
palo alto , ca, usa
Reviewed 15 November 2010

We were driving up Highway 1, heading towards Medicino without a plan, and the folks at the River's End recommended Harbor House. What a find! The price included the room, an amazing breakfast, and a 5-course gourmet meal. The view from our cottage room was just incredible. The grounds are lovingly manicured, with a small private grey-stone beach. There's a...

Thank rhgill

24 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

All Traveller Photos (24)
Room/Suite (9)
Pool/Beach Area (3)
Bathroom (1)
View from Room (6)
Hotel & Grounds (2)
Other (3)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Elk
20.1 km away
Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites
1.0 km away
The Elk Cove Inn & Spa
12.8 km away
Heritage House Resort
Heritage House Resort
#2 of 2 in Little River
592 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
24.6 km away
The Wharf Master's Inn
The Wharf Master's Inn
#1 of 2 in Point Arena
290 reviews
11.4 km away
Albion River Inn
Albion River Inn
#1 of 3 in Albion
305 reviews
16.3 km away
Little River Inn
Little River Inn
#1 of 2 in Little River
689 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices


  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Beachfront
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • 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: $382 - $656 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
The Harbor House Hotel Elk
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Harbor House Inn staff and other travellers.
2 questions
Ask a question
Clear Lake Shores, Texas
over a year ago

See all questions (2)

Questions? Get answers from The Harbor House Inn staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • 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
5 of 5