Greenwood Pier Inn

1-Night Stay for Two with a Bottle of Sparkling Wine at Greenwood Pier Inn on California's Mendocino Coast

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Charming Inn on Pacific Ocean Bluff

There are few settings better suited for a romantic retreat than Greenwood Pier Inn, a cliff-top bed and inn along California’s Mendocino coast. Here, couples can relax in the outdoor hot tub, stroll past the English-style gardens, and admire the artful marble and tile decor crafted by the owner. The view is just as charming, as the inn is situated across from moss-covered rock formations in the ocean that resemble a brontosaurus couple sharing an intimate moment (the formation is nicknamed “the Kissing Dinosaurs”). Fireplaces and in-room jacuzzis help set the mood for romance.

From the private decks that are connected to several guest rooms, visitors can look out on Greenwood Cove to try to spot migrating whales, dolphins, and sea lions. The Goldfish room on the second floor offers breathtaking views of the ocean bluffs, and you can admire the large arch in Wharf Rock from the Whale room's private deck.

The oceanfront Greenwood Pier Cafe serves California coastal cuisine, and occasionally hosts live music. Its windows look out onto vegetable patches, babbling fountains, and Buddha figures.

Elk, California: Scenic Arts Alcove on Historic Highway 1

The unincorporated community of Elk is located off California’s historic Highway 1, known for its scenic vistas of Pacific coastline. Called “one of America’s unofficial pilgrimage routes” by Travel + Leisure, the Pacific Coast Highway connects San Diego to Northern California’s Redwood National Park. If you’ve got the time, take the half-hour drive north to the small town of Mendocino, most of which has been designated a US Historic District for its Victorian-style architecture.

Back in Elk, rugged bluffs and booming tides inspire local artisans who celebrate the interplay between man and nature through carvings, paintings, jewelry, and crafts.

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What You Get

1-night stay for two with a bottle of sparkling wine

Valid for the Starfish, Goldfish, Bluebird, Whale, Hummingbird, East Gallery, or West Gallery room

  • Option 1: $149 to check in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $250 value)
  • Option 2: $169 to check in Friday or Saturday (up to a $250 value)

Valid for the North Sea Castle, South Sea Castle, Tower by the Sea, Garden cottage, Lighthouse suite, or Aerie room

  • Option 3: $199 to check in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $350 value)
  • Option 4: $219 to check in Friday or Saturday (up to a $350 value)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 1/15/14
Travel by: 3/15/14

  • Blackout dates: not valid 11/28–11/30, 12/24–12/25, 12/31/13–1/1/14, 2/14-2/17/14
  • Cancellation policy & fees: all cancellations subject to $50 fee; 7-day cancellation notice or fee of applicable 1-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Taxes: 11% tax not included

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Private oceanfront deck on all rooms except the East Gallery
  • Two-person jacuzzi or tub in room except in East or West Gallery rooms
  • In-room fireplace
  • Sleeping loft in some rooms

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 1/15/14 or promotional value expires
  • Must travel by 3/15/14
  • Not valid 11/28–11/30, 12/24–12/25, 12/31/13–1/1/14, or 2/14-2/17/14
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required; subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $50 fee; 7-day cancellation notice or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 11% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Check the hotel's index page for more details on rooms.

  • Bed type varies by room
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2–5, depending on room
  • Adding occupants above standard: $25 per night for each additional guest

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: free
  • Smoking policy: no smoking in rooms
  • Pet policy: pets are allowed only in pet-friendly rooms for an additional $25 per night per pet.
  • Accessibility: available by request upon booking; subject to availability
  • Room upgrades: may be available for additional cost by calling the property

Getting There

  • By plane: 163 miles from San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  • By car: about 150 miles northwest of San Francisco

Traveler's Tips

  • Bring cash—many boutiques, parks, and restaurants in Mendocino County do not accept credit cards or personal checks.

Customer Reviews

109 Ratings

The views are beautiful
Alena G. · June 7, 2014
we LOVED our visit! such a cute quiet little town. our room was perfect. clean room, great customer service. the place was beautiful, we definitely want to go back!
Carissa M. · May 28, 2014
Beautiful views from our deck. Very peaceful environment. Love the entire area in general.
Michael P. · April 23, 2014
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