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“The best ocean front view hotel, lovely managed”

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Agate Cove Inn Hotel
Ranked #3 of 25 Mendocino B&B and Inns
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“The best ocean front view hotel, lovely managed”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2011

The property, lovely managed by the owners, provided an unforgettable experience.
It is the best ocean front view hotel on the Mendocino Coast.
I recommend the Moonstoone or Zircon single cottage, although overpriced, which have water ocean views, spacious bathroom, deck, fireplace, refrigerator and microwave.
The gorgeous homemade breakfast is served seating with an amazing ocean front view. Every day the breakfast changes and consists of an appetizer and a cooked-to-order entrée, accompanied by tea and coffee.
Unlikely they don’t provide dinner. The lodge is outside the town of Mendocino and main restaurants. You can easily walk there in 20 min but there are no sidewalks and it's a narrow road into town.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2011

The Agate Cove served as our home base on our first trip to Mendocino. It was a really special property with lovely rooms and cottages and a breathtaking view of the crashing waves among the ocean cliffs. It's 2 minutes outside of the town of Mendocino - could be easily walkable but there are no sidewalks and it's a narrow road into town.
Overall we had a great experience there and highly recommend it and Mendocino!

If you go to Mendocino - check out the Casper Inn - it a great little rock club with live music occassionally.

Room Tip: I think just about any room is great - we had the Diamond room - no ocean view but really nice whirl...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2011

The Agate Cove has very nice cabins. The cabin in which we stayed had canopy bed and a cast iron stove which kept our room toasty. Our bathroom was nice and had a jacuzzi tub. Our view was of the ocean and we could actually hear the surf crashing on the rocks even though the ocean was across the road.
I do have a few complaints. For one thing, although the owner was quite nice, he was dressed very sloppily. He wore a stained sort both when we checked in and at breakfast the next morning. At first after seeing his manner of dress I was worried that the Inn wasn't going to be clean but it was. Secondly breakfast was not great. We did enjoy the first course which tasted like a blueberry bread pudding,however it was downhill from there. We were served eggs and potatoes which tasted as though they had been sitting around for quite awhile.
I do feel that I would try the Inn again if in the neighborhood but I do hope that things will be better,

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2011

For our 15th wedding anniversary, my sweetheart and I shared the Diamond room. This is the one room at Agate Cove that doesn't have a direct view of the ocean. But it is a wonderfully cozy and romantic room, decorated in contemporary and clean whites and blues. And Diamond has an exclusive feature: you have your own private garden patio and yard. We sat out overlooking the gorgeous Mendocino sea until the fog rolled in, then we retired to our room. Fortunately, the fog cleared out after dark, so we lounged under a spectacular Mendocino starry sky on our private patio. Breakfast was wonderful, and the hosts immediately seemed like old friends. I had to chuckle when they even apologized to us for the fog rolling in and obstructing our view of the ocean; they certainly desire for their guests to have a most wonderful stay.

Room Tip: Diamond is the most inexpensive room, but still one of the best!
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2011

We spent two nights here the last week of September and it was just great. We stayed in the Jasper room, lovely view from the patio and nice airy room. Breakfast was delicious.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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MendocinoLaraine, Manager at Agate Cove Inn Hotel, responded to this review, 8 October 2011
Hi, Thank you for taking the time to post a review about Agate Cove Inn. We never tire of reading about our guest's wonderful experiences. Glad you liked breakfast too.
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Laraine
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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2011

Just got back from a wine country trip that started in Mendocino. The Agate Cove was recommended by a friend who had stayed there before. My wife and I stayed there for two nights. We had the Diamond Room, and it was perfect. The room was very clean, decorated very tastefully, we had our own private garden. The owners prepare a delicious and filling breakfast every morning. The dining room in the main house has a huge window that looks over the ocean across the street. It was gorgeous, and I would go back there again. The grounds are landscaped beautifully and even with occupancy, you feel like your there alone. I would recommend any room there regardless of the view that the room claims because all you have to do is step outside to see the ocean. The owners were great and have good recommendations on the local wineries.

Room Tip: They all seemed nice, don't worry about the view from the room because just outside of every roo...
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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MendocinoLaraine, Owner at Agate Cove Inn Hotel, responded to this review, 8 October 2011
Thank you so much for taking the time to comment on our inn. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay in the Diamond room. That room is one of my favorite rooms too. Our renovation costs were the most in that room than any of the other rooms yet it remains our least expensive room. I agree with your comment about the ocean views. It is a blessing to have a property this close to the ocean. We constantly hear from our guests that the photos and website do not show our property off to it's best advantage. We are so glad that you had an enjoyable stay with us.
Laraine
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Blackwood, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2011

My husband and I spent 3 days at this gorgeous location just last week. The pictures on the website do not do justice to the beauty of this property and the view. We stayed in the Sunstone which was clean, comfortable and cozy, but with plenty of room to move about. Even though most of the cottages seemed to be occupied, we felt like we had the place to ourselves, very private. Breakfasts were fantastic. Only a short walk into the charming town of Mendocino and the headlands. The owners are warm and welcoming. A wonderful experience and I would recommend this location to one and all!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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MendocinoLaraine, Owner at Agate Cove Inn Hotel, responded to this review, 8 October 2011
Wow! What an absolutely perfect review. Thank you for your great comments. We will continue to try our best to live up to all of these wonderful reviews. It really does make our efforts well worth the work when we feel such appreciation. Please come back so we can spoil you some more!
Laraine
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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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