Well, this forum seems so eager to help.. there we go: this August we'll be driving up the coast SF to OR, and our first stop will be Mendocino. The party will need a room for 4 (2 adults, 2 children age 7 and 9) and a room for 2. We'll reach Mendocino on the 7th which is a Saturday and we'd like to stay for 2 nights in an Inn/Bnb or similar. Maybe an Inn, as accomodating 6 may be difficult.
We'd love a place with a nice ocean view, as our plan includes walking thru town, strolling on the beach, and maybe at night we'll sit on the porch of the hotel playing cards. I guess we just want to feel the local atmosphere that you were describing in the other posts. We have a car so mobility is not an issue - it may not be too easy to get a room on the weekend so we want to start early in our search. We have a budget of about 200-250 per room per night (if the Euro stays 1,30 against the dollar!!!).
Any help would be appreciated, I already saved many suggestions that I've read on this forum recently. Also, would you recommend something that the kids may like (we're all young at heart actually)? Also, will we find any shops open on Sunday?