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Agate Cove Inn Hotel
Ranked #3 of 25 Mendocino B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersGold level
Sacramento, California
2 reviews
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“Top-Notch Retreat”
Reviewed 3 May 2011

My husband and I recently stayed here for our honeymoon. We reserved the Diamond room but when we arrived, Roger, the innkeeper, kindly upgraded us to the Obsidian room - a much more expensive suite - at no extra charge. I would suggest reserving either of the duplex cottages (Obsidian or Emerald) because of their spectacular views of the ocean and gorgeous, blooming grounds. The Obsidian room offered a king sized feather bed, fireplace, sitting area, walk-in closet, mini fridge, coffee maker, ironing board, cable tv and a beautiful bathroom equipped with a giant soaking tub and double shower.

A delicious, complimentary breakfast is served in the dining room (also has an amazing view) every morning. I think that they even post their recipes on the Agate Cove Inn Blog. There is also a small room that is open to guests 24 hours that is supplied with an ice machine, all sorts of tea, coffee, condiments and movies.

This place is both charming and lovely I would highly recommend it to anyone. The innkeepers are kind, helpful and really want to make guests feel taken care of. It really is a magical place.

Room Tip: I would highly recommend eitheObsidian or Emeralds
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  • Stayed April 2011, travelled as a couple
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MendocinoLaraine, Owner at Agate Cove Inn Hotel, responded to this review, 21 June 2011
Thank you for taking the time to write such a complementary review. We are delighted that wonderful memories were made here as you started your married life. We do have a very special property and are blessed with an abundance of nature's gifts. Life here is only made richer by crossing paths with lovely people such as you. Fondly, Laraine
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Reviewed 25 February 2011

Spectacular ocean view. Very pleasant owner/operators. Excellent breakfast. Clean and comfortable room ("Diamond" in our case.) Quiet. Convenient location. Price ($179 + tax) was reasonable by Mendocino standards.

  • Stayed February 2011, travelled as a couple
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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Reviewed 10 February 2011

The breakfast is amazing, you can even make special requests. The blueberry bread pudding and apple crisp are a must! The owners are extremely friendly and hospitable! I have two busy little boys that had the time of their lives here. It is very clean and relaxing and right off the coast. The view is breath taking, and definitely the best way to enjoy your breakfast. I wish we lived closer so we could vacation there more often! It is heavenly! I hope we can come back during the warmer months sometime soon! Thank you for having such a quiet and comfy place for us to stay! We will be back!

  • Stayed December 2010, travelled with family
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Reviewed 3 November 2010

We enjoyed our second stay at Agate Cove, switching to the Amber cabin which has a different layout than Zircon where we stayed the first time. Grounds are exquisite and views are expansive from the front lawn, where you can bundle up and watch the sunsets or the waves crashing against the rocks. Food is excellent, parking is easy, access to freeway close yet everything is very quiet.

Each cabin is quite different, but all have large well-appointed baths. Our one issue is that Net access is very poor from cabins - you have to go into the main house to get a decent signal.

  • Stayed October 2010, travelled as a couple
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Greensboro, Nc
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Reviewed 3 October 2010

I came across Agate Cove Inn while reading a travel magazine waiting on appt. I jotted down the name since I was intrigued that if we ever traveled to Mendocino that this would be the place we would stay. I was not disappointed. We stayed two nights after leaving the wine country on our way to the coastal redwoods. This is one of the most beautiful vistas we have experienced. It is located right on the Pacific Coast with unprecedented sunsets. The inn and the gardens are so pretty. The whole package is like a fairy tale setting. Amentinies include a delicious breakfast prepared by the Innkeepers, multitudes of books and movies, blankets for watching the sunsets, brandy in the room, etc. We will come back to CA just to stay here for a few more nights!

Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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Forest, Virginia
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Reviewed 24 September 2010

We stayed in Moonstone Cottage. Very adequate, but I suggest that there be some way to heat the bathrooms. Coffee was a little weak, but breakfast was superb. Warm blueberry scones and warm blueberry bread pudding was fantastic! These owners thought about creature comforts. Blankets to sit outside and watch the sunrise or sunset were an extra appreciated touch. Beautiful view when the fog was gone. Just a note: My vorizen cell phone did not work here.

  • Stayed September 2010, travelled as a couple
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MendocinoLaraine, Owner at Agate Cove Inn Hotel, responded to this review, 26 September 2010
We are so glad you enjoyed you stay with us. Just for a future note, the Verizon phones get a signal if you walk up closer to the ocean and strong hot coffee is brewed and available in the coffee room 24 hrs. a day.
Thanks for the great review. We hope you visit again in the future.
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Reviewed 11 September 2010

We stayed at the Agate Cove Inn during our road trip down 101.
Rooms are very clean and are decorated very nicely. The main house has an amazing view that overlooks the water. This is where the breakfast room is and we really enjoyed waking up every morning and sitting and drinking our tea/coffee with the view. Also we enjoyed sitting in the adirondack chairs watching the sunset. The breakfasts were delicious and freshly prepared.

We had a wonderful relaxing time at Agate Cove. The rooms are cottage style and though some are "townhome" style, so share a wall, they do a good job making you feel like you have your own space and not on top of each other. Downtown Mendocino is a short drive or 15min or so walk away; and hiking is right up the street. I also enjoyed the modern amenities in the room (flat screen tv with DVD player) since there is not a lot to do in Mendocino at night. We really enjoyed our time at Agate Cove and would recommend it.

  • Stayed August 2010, travelled as a couple
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Property: Agate Cove Inn Hotel
Address: 11201 Lansing Street, Mendocino, CA 95460
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Region: United States > California > Mendocino County > Mendocino
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Mendocino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Agate Cove Inn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Agate Cove Inn provides a luxurious and private oceanfront getaway coupled with spectacular views of the Pacific. Perched on a bluff above the coast, Agate Cove Inn delivers a breathtaking view of the sea and rugged headlands. Our Farmhouse and cottages are set on two acres of beautiful coastal gardens, and 100-year-old cypress trees frame the property. Whether you're here on business or a family vacation, Agate Cove has a relaxing environment you'll love. Wake up each morning and enjoy a beautifully prepared breakfast along with fresh brewed coffee, an assortment of fine teas, hot chocolate, and juice! Indulge in our variety of extra features, from our homemade baked goods to our spa services, free movies and popcorn or simply watch the sun set in our outdoor hot tub. Check out our special offers such as the Mendocino Romantic Getaway Package and the Mendocino Wine and Dine Package, an entire day experience with luxury transportation and gourmet meals. We are located close to a whole host of activities like golf and tennis, fishing excursions, kayak tours, along with regular festivals happening all through the year. Take advantage of our concierge service for planning your activities. An innkeeper is on site 12 hours a day. We'll be happy to discuss routes for getting to Mendocino, area attractions, and restaurants. We also make reservations at restaurants, the Skunk Train, horseback riding, whale watching, wine tours, and many other local activities. For the finest oceanfront lodging experience in Northern California, be sure to stay at Agate Cove Inn. ... more   less 
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