My husband and I perused many a website of Mendocino accomodations in anticipation of our upcoming weekend getaway. Most seemed high priced, too frilly or too far from the center of town. We came upon the JD House, but being late in the game, the only room available was the Water Tower room, which also happens to be the cheapest. We booked it and are so glad we did ... what a deal! While it sits right off the street, and doesn't have a view, it is still a pretty cool little place to spend a night. The water tower itself is original, historic and very charming. The room was clean, nicely decorated and we thoroughly enjoyed cozying up with our books by the wood stove in the sitting area. You have access to the beautiful garden, back deck and main rooms of the house, including a fairly good breakfast. We also took full advantage of being able to walk out our door and take just a few steps to be in the heart of Mendocino's restaurants, shops and charm. The innkeeper was also very helpful, making photocopies of maps for us, as well as an evening dinner reservation. We felt this place was quite a value compared to some of all the other places that are touted so frequently.
- Also Known As:
- John Dougherty House Hotel Mendocino
- John Dougherty House Hotel
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- oldest house in Mendocino ... more less