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The Heritage House Resort & Spa in Little River, California

On the dramatic Northern California coastline lies the town of Mendocino. A thriving artist community, Mendocino's architecture resembles that of a quaint New England town. Rugged cliffs, secluded beaches, and deep alpine forests surround the area, making this landscape one of the nation's most beautiful. In the heart of it all, find The Heritage House Resort & Spa, a retreat from the hustle of modern life. On 37 private acres along the Pacific, Heritage House immerses guests in the wonder of nature from their 66 charming cottage suites. A places to forget the meaning of time, and to encounter your true spirit.

Rustic sophistication and natural elegance make each suite at Heritage House a true retreat. Featuring views of the hillsides and Pacific from private decks, many rooms have fireplaces and Jacuzzi tubs. Capture the magic of the stunning surroundings while enjoying exceptional. Activities range from hiking the hills and watching the migration of Californian Grey whales, to sampling wines at local vineyards. Find total tranquility at the Spa, where healing treatments from around the world rejuvenate guests from private treatment rooms. Inspired by the spectacular landscape, find unique and dramatic menus infused with the flavors of locally grown produce in the dining room. The Heritage House is a haven, where the wondrous inhabits the everyday.

Location of The Heritage House Resort & Spa

The Heritage House Resort & Spa
5200 North Highway One
95456
Little River, California

Nearest Airport: STS

Amenities for The Heritage House Resort & Spa

  • General Information
  • 66 Guest Rooms
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Spa on Property
  • Activities
  • Tennis
  • Nearby
  • Golf
  • Interests
  • Beach
  • Inns
  • Spa & Wellness

Reviews for The Heritage House Resort & Spa

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TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

We had a wonderful 2 days at Heritage House. The grounds and views are spectacular! We found the staff to be very pleasant...the server, Juan, in the restaurant was friendly, helpful, and very pleasant. Fyi.. The grilled cinnamon toast is just wheat bread toasted with a lot of cinnamon sprinkled on it. The housekeeping staff was thorough, altho a little late in getting to our room, (1:00 p.m.). No complaints at all...very enjoyable!

Sandra L


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 days ago

My family stayed here while visiting us last year and they were very happy with their rooms and the service. They kept saying how nice and helpful Danyelle at the front desk was and said that they would only stay there from now on when they come to visit. They always talk about their stay there when we speak on the phone and that they tell all their friends back home how beautiful and like home the accommodations are. And the view! I'd say they will be back!

Lindsey S


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 3 days ago

Move the location of the Heritage House inland by 2 miles and it would be out of business in a month. It's resting on its laurels from the 1980's, making its name sadly appropriate. The only thing keeping it alive is its location on the Mendocino coast overlooking the Pacific. If your world is the view from your hotel room, then you may be happy with your stay here. But if you expect good service, good food and a good room along with a view, you'll find better choices nearby at a far better price. Here's a snapshot of our experience, starting with the lack of a bathroom door in our room with the toilet directly facing the headboard of our bed. When I complained, maintenance was promised immediately. Maintenance never came. When I complained again later in the day, I was told that the repair was too difficult with a guest in the room. But the hotel didn't offer another room to us nor a discount on the room we occupied. Open toilets? I guess this is what's meant by glamping. The warmth of the outside doorway into the hotel lobby disappears upon entry inside. Charm has checked out. The dining areas have decent views of the ocean but nothing more, so at night you're only left to look at your reflection in the glass, barren walls and spare decor. Compounding the lack of scenery was a strong fish odor emanating from the kitchen area. I can only suspect that the trash bins containing various marine leftovers are just inside the hallway door to the dining areas. The restaurant menu is uninspired and poorly executed. Even the lowly hamburger was overcooked and made worse by the soggy french fries at its side. The rooms ostensibly have had a makeover in the last few years. While likely an improvement from the prior version, the odd touch in our room was claw foot bath tub in the living room which was set on the carpet perpendicular to an ocean-facing window. A romantic touch inspired by the dual bath tubs in the Cialis commercials? Perhaps. But there was only one tub and its strange location inhibited use because it was adjacent to a picture window that looked out on the neighboring room's deck - and where the neighbors could look in. Maybe that's where the other Cialis tub can be found? The spa and fitness area was closed during our entire stay. No matter, looking in the window the exercise room was smaller than my bedroom at home. Finally, we found some jewelry missing from our room when we returned from a hike one afternoon. The manager wasn't available when we reported it missing. It took him 36 hours before he contacted us. Unsympathetic, he complained about the poor quality of help in Mendocino, disparaged Hispanic workers and told us we could post a review on TripAdvisor if we weren't happy. We promised a reward with no questions asked if the jewelry was recovered. He capitulated and said he would follow-through in questioning the housekeepers. A week later he still hadn't followed-up on his commitment to investigate the situation. We don't expect to be hearing from him. We do want to thank him, however, for his suggestion to post our feelings on TripAdvisor about Heritage House. This isn't a resort. It's a regret.

brucem438 - paradise valley, arizona


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 week ago

It doesn’t get much better than this as far as proximity to breath taking ocean views are concerned. If you can manage to score one of the rooms located closest to the cliff, you’re in for a treat! We loved our stay here. Please don’t expect any frills (such as room service, or any other service really). This suggestion is all about the location! We’ll be back!!!

Jake C


TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Positive - Beautiful location and a great ocean view from our room. The staff were pleasant and friendly. Negative - I was hoping to get some work done while there. Unfortunately, there was no cell phone reception - which I knew in advance but also no WiFi. On their website, it states that they offer free WiFi but there are no WiFi available in our room. I called the front desk and on two occasions, their response was that they will reset the modem which didn’t help either (my guess is that this is a known issue for them). Also, the room wasn’t the cleanest and we thought that the furniture were a bit old and outdated.

GuyandEdee - סן פרנסיסקו, קליפורניה


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