General Reservation Questions

Are children welcome to the property/dinner?

The Harbor House Inn is a small, intimate restaurant and inn. The dining experience spans multiple hours. For these reasons and in consideration of our other guests, we do not admit children under the age of 15.

Is the Inn/Restaurant pet-friendly?

We are not pet-friendly, but do welcome ADA-protected service animals. Please note emotional support animals do not qualify as service animals.

Do you host buy-outs/private events?

We can accommodate weddings ceremonies of up to 35 guests, and dining events of up to 75(standing room only). Our private dining cottage can accommodate up to 10 guests for a more intimate experience. To inquire about availability for weddings, elopements, or private dinners, please contact reservations@theharborhouseinn.com

Is there a waitlist if I am unable to make a reservation?

We have a waitlist for both guest rooms and restaurant reservations. You may add your name via Tock for dining reservations and by emailing us at reservations@theharborhouseinn.com for inn reservations.

I am staying at the Inn, do I need to make a dinner reservation?

Our restaurant has limited seating, and is open to both the public and inn guests. We are not able to guarantee tables for guests staying at the Inn, and highly encourage making a dinner reservation at the time of booking your stay.


What is your corkage fee?

$75 a bottle, maximum of 2 bottles per table. We welcome beverages not currently on our wine list.

What allergies or aversions can you accommodate?

We are not able to accommodate celiac, vegan, wheat or soy allergy, or seaweed-adverse menu requests. Any modifications received the day of may not be accommodated. Due to the abundance of seaweed in our menu, we are unable to accommodate guests with severe shellfish allergies.

How long is the average dining experience?

Dinner is designed to last 2.5-3 hours.

Are children welcome to dine?

Due to the intimate size of our dining room, we cannot accommodate children under the age of 15 at dinner.

Can I eat later than the 6:00 PM time slot?

We offer one flat seating each evening, and time your dinner with the sunset to maximize your view. Additionally, our kitchen prepares time sensitive dishes that require the dedicated start time. Most guests arrive shortly before 6:00 PM to enjoy the view and have a pre-dinner drink.

What is the dress code at the Harbor House Inn?

We don’t have a specific dress code. We invite you to come as you are.

If I dine multiple nights, will I eat the same menu each time?

Due to our hyperlocal sourcing, the variety of seasonal products can at times be limited, if you are dining with us for a second night, the kitchen team will change the menu based on product availability. You can expect 3 different menu items.

Can I request a table by the window?

Tables are auto-assigned based upon the order guests book. We kindly ask that you don't request a window seat when walking to your table as each table is pre-assigned, and we won't be able to accommodate it. Every table in our dining room does have an ocean view.


What are check-in and check-out times?

Check-in begins at 3:00 PM and check-out ends at 11:00 AM.

Can I arrive late/check out late?

Our core check-in hours are between 3-8 PM. If you will be arriving later than that, please let us know as early as possible so we may advise on an alternative check-in process. We may be able to honor a late checkout, pending availability. Please check in with our guest relations team the evening prior to your check out to see what is feasible.

Can we put more than 2 people in a room?

Our rooms are designed to have only 1 queen or king-sized bed, suited for double occupancy only.

What activities can your team assist us with while we visit?

Our front desk team is available to book tours and tastings, make reservations, share our favorite hiking routes, maps of the area, give directions, and provide a local’s perspective on what not to miss while you visit the Mendocino Coast. We can also assist with bookings of kayak tours, in-room massages, and horseback riding tours.

Does your property have an EV charger?

We do not have an EV charger on site; however, Greenwood State Beach (which is right up the road, .7 miles) does have a charger. The charger is not car-specific, and may require you to bring your car’s electrical adapter, especially if you have a Tesla.

Can I check in early?

Check in begins at 3:00 PM, however you are welcome to arrive earlier to explore the grounds. Our guest relations team can hold your luggage until your room is available. We recommend calling the Inn the day of check in to see if an early check-in is feasible.

Where can I go for lunch?

We recommend the Elk Store Deli which is .5 miles from the Inn, or checking out the various restaurants in the town of Mendocino. We recommend Cafe Beaujolais, Trillium Cafe, or Patterson’s Pub(casual fare).

What is the closest airport to fly into?

Charles Schultz Airport in Santa Rosa is approximately 2 hours away from the Harbor House Inn. Additionally, Little River Airport is another option for guests arriving via chartered planes, and is located 20 minutes north of the Inn. Should you need assistance booking a chartered plane, please reach out to reservations@theharborhouseinn.com

Do you have an in-house spa or massage therapy?

We work closely with local massage therapists, and can offer a 60-minute($150 per person) or 90-minute($200 per person) in-room singles or couples massage. Please email our guest relations team at least 72-hours before your reservation to inquire about availability. Please note that we have a 24-hour cancellation policy for massages. If you should change your mind, please let us know ahead of the 24-hour mark else we will charge the full value of the massage plus an auto-gratuity of 20% for the therapist.

Do you have a gym or pool on property?

We do not have a gym or pool facilities on our property, however we are located within driving distance to 26 nearby hiking destinations.

Are there T.V.’s on site?

We do not have T.V’s on the property. If you would like to catch a specific sports game or time-sensitive show, we recommend heading to Patternson’s Pub in Mendocino.

Do you provide room service?

We offer a family-style approach to our dinner experience that can be enjoyed for $85 per person(prior to tax and gratuity). The 3-4 course dinner menu features local vegetables, bread, a main course, and dessert. Our guest services team can assist you with any additional beverages you’d like to enjoy with your meal. Wine pairings are not available for this type of menu selection. Please note we'll need at least 24 hours advance notice for in-room dining requests, and that it’s pending availability. In room dining can be served at either 6:00 or 7:00 PM, and is available Thursday - Monday evenings. Please email reservations@theharborhouseinn.com or call (707) 877-3203 if you are interested, to check on availability. We are able to honor celiac menu requests for our in-room dining experience.

Is breakfast provided at the Harbor House Inn?

The complete Harbor House experience includes our breakfast, which is included in your room rate, for all guests who stay overnight with us. Our menus are based on seasonal produce from our garden, so menu items change frequently. Breakfast can be served to you in your room or in our ocean view dining room. Breakfast changes each day, so you can expect to have a different breakfast each morning.

What time of year is best to visit Mendocino County?

Mendocino County offers diverse experiences year-round. Spring brings color to our gardens and new buds to the vineyards. Summer is filled with events surrounding the local farmer’s markets and outdoor adventures including hiking, biking, and explorations throughout the scenic area. Autumn marks harvest season in Anderson Valley, and mushroom season in the local forests. The winter holiday season is a great time to visit for unparalleled sunsets.

We are celebrating a special occasion. What additional things can I add onto my stay to make to celebrate?

Our guest services team can assist with the following add-ons: Flowers and sweet treats, a specialty bottle of wine or N/A beverage upon arrival, s'mores kits, or an in-room massage. Please inquire with our guest relations team for more details on pricing. For guests dining with us, we can add on a celebration cake for 2-4 guests for $45 and $65 for parties up to 6.

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