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Stanford Inn by the Sea

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temecula
Reviewed 11 July 2012

This hotel is situated on very beautiful grounds, with lots of chairs and benches scattered around the property to enjoy. Going over to look at the animals was a treat. Walking distance to a bike, canoe, and kayak rental place which was nice (bike rentals are included with room!). We rented a canoe and paddled up and down the nearby...

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4Thank jamber79
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Thank you so much for sharing with us, we are so glad you enjoyed all here at the Inn. We hope to see you again, and wish you a wonderful summer. Oh, and Happy Anniversary!!

San Francisco
Reviewed 10 July 2012

I wanted to write a review partly to give others helpful information, but also to express my disappointment at what was supposed to be a relaxing vacation for my husband and I. Before we booked the Inn, I read all the reviews and remarked, "it sounds like a great place - my only worry is that if something DOES go...

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11Thank Roberta_A_D
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I can only hope that those who read this will also read and trust our other reviews from many happy guests. We are so sorry to have to respond to this. Much of the above review is embellished. I would first like to say that said dog in the review was small/med size, by no standard "huge". I met the...

Venice, CA
Reviewed 9 July 2012

Really an ideal getaway. Luxurious accommodations and delightful restaurant experience at a very reasonable price.

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Thank Jennifer L
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Thanks Jennifer, see you guys next time! Have a great summer. All our best.

Abingdon, Maryland
Reviewed 8 July 2012

We selected Stanford Inn By the Sea to start out a tour of Northern CA to celebrate our 35th anniversary. What a great beginning! The owners and staff have a truely unique location and facilities and pay attention to every detail. The grounds are beautiful, rooms wonderful and the service and food is out of site...even if you are not...

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Thank Don R
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Happy 35th Anniversary!! Thank you for coming to us to help you celebrate, we're so glad it all turned out wonderfully. We agree that the Solar Tour is a must-do if you are in the area, so much wildlife and beautiful views on the river. We have since re-named the outrigger from "Redwood Blue" to "Solar Wind". Again, thank you...

Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 6 July 2012

A little history. In July 2011, two of my children (son and youngest daughter, in their 20's) and I were on a long-weekend road trip, starting on Highway 1 near Fort Ross and including various areas of the redwoods. The Stanford Inn was our first stop, for one night. We were delighted with our room including its picturesque views of...

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Thank Susan R
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Thank you for writing Susan!! We're happy to hear that you enjoyed your meals at The Ravens' and we are honored that you chose us as a gift to your son & his fiancee. We are also glad that they enjoyed their time here as well. We wish you and your family a wonderful summer and hope to see all...

Indianapolis, Indiana
Reviewed 2 July 2012

An idyllic location, gorgeous facilities, and plenty of amenities, the Stanford Inn has it all. This place ain't cheap by any standards, but I have not gotten my money's worth at other places like I did at Stanford Inn. Perhaps it sounds elitist, but the higher expense probably helps keep the riff raff out, and that's fine by me. The...

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Thank Spastic_Lab_Rat
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The birds seem very taken with you, what wonderful photos! We are glad you enjoyed your stay, and it sounds like you were in one of our rooms with the new bamboo flooring - glad to hear the great feedback. Thank you! Next time you should most definitely try the canoe/kayaking and the bikes - Big River & the Big...

Hatfield, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 30 June 2012

I have to admit my wife and I stumbled unto your site by chance while looking for a place to take our son, his wife and two kids on a four day vacation in Mendecino. It not only worked out, it was the best vacation we've had together. The Inn's grounds were beautiful, the view of the ocean in the...

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Thank john h
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So happy to hear that you and your family had a great time. Thank you so much for sharing this, and we hope to see all of you again! Have a wonderful summer :) All our best.

Akron, Ohio
Reviewed 29 June 2012

We are vegan and I'm sure that makes a difference, ut we love this place. We've visited twice. all the way from IOhio and plan to return. It is rustic but well maintaine. The operation in caried out thoughtfully with an eye on sustainability. We love the nearby amenities and wildenerness. Enjoy!

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Thank Kevin B
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Thank you Kevin for all the kind words, and thank you for traveling all the way from Ohio :) We hope to see you again soon. Enjoy your summer! All our best.

Eureka, CA
Reviewed 29 June 2012

We have stayed at Stanford Inn by the Sea several times and each time is a treat. We celebrated our 42 anniversary there recently. The service, gardens, pool and accommodations are exceptional. I love the fireplace and stayed up past midnight by the fire one night not wanting the night to end. The breakfasts at the Ravens are wonderful and...

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Thank candidcamera
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Congratulations on 42 years!! How wonderful! We're so glad you enjoyed your stay with us, and we wish you both the very best in love and in life. We hope to see you again soon... All our best.

Clearwater, Florida
Reviewed 28 June 2012

This is absolutely a must see for the bucket list! If you are an avid vegan or have never tried vegan food, this is a must visit for you. They have an incredible menu and a wonderful staff, everyone should experience serenity like this! Even the drive up the mountain is an incredible period to relax and reflect. Once you...

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Thank ratheon
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Thank you for the great review. The hidden garden of Eden...what a wonderful reference! Come and see us again soon, and thank you again for sharing. All our best.

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“You can choose a room with wood floor if you have allergies”
 of 5 bubbles T2642FJrobinw, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“They are all quite good. Near the Lobby has a slightly better view.”
 of 5 bubbles petethecat63, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Higher rooms have more view, but not all have direct ocean view. The view of the mountains is also lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles AradTraveler, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Higher rooms if you seek a view. Be prepared to climb stairs for the privilege.”
 of 5 bubbles Mary3500, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All of the rooms have balconies with excellent views of the pristine grounds.”
 of 5 bubbles A2603YBmargaretd, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
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