I was supposed to stay here for a 5 night stay, but ended up spending about 30 minutes in the Shangri-La cottage and had to leave. It was not up to the standards I expect at this price point, I had just spent a week at a house near Jenner that had not one blemish or moldy spot even though it was 30+ years old. What this property lacks is maintenance! Obviously no investment is being done to improve the property, the refrigerator is probably the newest item on the property, but it is so cheap it sounds like a 1978 Vega.
After informing the management we would not be able to stay 5 nights here our entire deposit and all rental charges were refunded! Major cudos to Inn at Schoolhouse Creek! I know they are the managers, but the owners of Shangri La MUST bring their properties up to the level of the rest of the inn.
The onsite accommodations do look very nice and clean, but the satellite properties are a different story and must be updated. The leather sofa had coffee and food spots on it, should be dealt with in a cursory cleaning of the property, the owner uses cheap steel nails instead of stainless nail so every wood piece has rust stains, the aluminum frames for the windows are corroded and moldy (anodized, hello??) and hadn't been cleaned because there were dead bugs that died instead of living in this cottage. I could go on, but it would be like beating a dead horse.
This is one to miss if you enjoy a touch of luxury with a fantastic view. If you don't mind a bit of squalor with a good view this is a great choice.
See my photos before you make a reservation! This property needs serious attention, I have more photos if people want them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inn at Schoolhouse Creek on the Mendocino Coast provides a unique experience on the Northern California Coast with cottages and rooms spread out over 9 acres of lush gardens, meadows and forested land as well as our cliffside cottages with amazing white water ocean views.Come escape to the coast and discover our distinctive Inn’s cottages and rooms offering all the amenities you are looking for to relax, unwind and get away from it all--ocean views, fireplaces, cliffside cottages, hot tubs, Jacuzzi tubs, bountiful breakfasts, spa services and more. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inn At Schoolhouse Creek Hotel Little River