My husband and I are from the Northeast and we recently spent 3 nights in the Amber room at the Agate Cove Inn. We drove over from Sonoma after spending a couple of days in the wineries. The check in area is a small alcove off the main room of the Inn which is really more like a B & B. The main room has a seating area surrounded by books and knick knacks and comfy sofas. The front of the main room is the kitchen and breakfast room overlooking the Mendocino Headlands. The landscaping and gardens around the Inn are lush and beautiful. I wish I could grow a Rosemary TREE in my garden! There is a spacious lawn area with chairs and a deck with sofas near the hot tub. All very inviting.
Breakfast is served daily and was a nice mix of pancakes, French toast and fruit with plenty of juice and coffee. And, our hosts also accommodated special requests as we noticed another guest enjoying a different meal. The only issue I had was the syrup on the table was pancake syrup and not real maple syrup. For what we were paying a night, real maple syrup should have been served.
There is also a small guest area that is open 24 hours and has a popcorn machine and tea, coffee and scones are there for the taking. There are also maps and restaurant brochures for guests to peruse as well.
Our room was in the building behind the main building but the porch and the bed overlooked the gardens, which were teeming with hummingbirds, and the headlands across the street. The rooms are very well appointed with a small fridge, wine glasses and champagne glasses, cheese board and some cutlery. Couldn't ask for more.
There are two rooms in this category, Amber and Jasper and I went back and forth between them. The décor in the Jasper room is more updated, king bed, tv is flat screen and the fireplace is in the wall. Amber is a little more dated, queen bed, tv is older and housed in a hutch and the fireplace is a gas woodstove in the corner. But Amber has a far superior view! I went with the view and was not sorry at all. Very comfortable space to read and relax. Especially since the weather was a bit gray and damp for the first part of our stay, but it didn't stop us. By midday on the last day, the sun came out and we spent a lovely afternoon sitting on the lawn, reading and sipping Iron Horse Brut X sparkling wine that we brought from Sonoma watching the sun set into the Pacific! Exactly what I had hoped for.
Roger and Larraine are very nice people and make all their guests feel welcome. I would go back in a heartbeat.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Agate Cove Hotel Mendocino