Greenwood Pier Inn

1-Night Stay for Two 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

  • Scenic 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.
  • Make it to Mendocino: Take the half-hour drive north to Mendocino, most of which has been designated a US Historic District for its Victorian-style architecture.
  • Nature-inspired art: 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 daily breakfast in a west gallery, east gallery, starfish, bluebird, goldfish or whale room

  • Option 1: $165, valid for travel 4/15–6/30/14, check-in Sunday–Thursday; not valid for Friday or Saturday stays (up to a $275 value)
  • Option 2: $179, valid for travel 5/1–5/31/14, check-in Friday or Saturday; not valid for Sunday–Thursday stays (up to a $275 value)

Policies and Fees

Book by: 6/13/14
Travel window: 4/15–6/30/14 (option 1) or 5/1–5/31/14 (option 2)

  • Blackout dates: Not valid 5/10–5/11, 5/24–5/26/14
  • Cancellation policy & fees: All cancellations subject to $50 fee; 7-day cancellation notice or fee of applicable one-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 6/13/14 or promotional value expires
  • Valid for travel 4/15–6/30/14 or 5/1–5/31/14, depending on option purchased
  • Not valid 5/10–5/11, 5/24–5/26/14
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as 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 (east and west gallery) 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

  • Nearest airport: San Francisco International Airport (SFO; 163 miles)
  • Driving distance from San Francisco: about 150 miles

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)

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Alena G. ·
1 rating   4 reviews   3 photos  
June 7, 2014
The views are beautiful


6 ratings   6 reviews  
May 28, 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!


David B. ·
May 24, 2014
Fantastic viewa
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