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“Anniversary at Sea Rock”
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Sea Rock Inn
Ranked #2 of 25 Mendocino B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Shingle Springs, California
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Anniversary at Sea Rock”
Reviewed 3 November 2013

We had a fabulous 3 days at Sea Rock Inn, the staff was so friendly and helpful. Our room was well appointed and cozy and breakfast was wonderful. We cannot think of one thing we did not like, we will definitely be back.
Thank you,
Jon & Milly

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Searock1, Innkeeper at Sea Rock Inn, responded to this review, 5 November 2013
Dear Jon and Milly,
I love it when guests sign their names to comments so that I know who I am responding to! It was our pleasure to help you celebrate your anniversary with a memorable stay. We are looking forward to seeing you again! Thank you for your 5 Star review.
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Melbourne
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Reviewed 31 October 2013

Our evening in Room 18, upstairs with uninterrupted view of the ocean was wonderful. When we arrived we could see nothing for the fog but the new day dawned and the view was nothing short of spectacular! Our room was very clean and comfortable, and did I mention the view! And the breakfast was just lovely - all you could want and more. I am sorry if I have your name wrong Linda - but I was so touched by your response to my saying that my husband had enjoyed the afternoon tea brownies! To let me into the owner's recipe secret and to pack some extras for our onward journey, well that was simply terrific!! We would return in a heartbeat. Thanks for a lovely stay

Room Tip: Room 18 upstairs has a wonderful little balcony and a superb view.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Searock1, Innkeeper at Sea Rock Inn, responded to this review, 2 November 2013
Isn't it fun to arrive with no ocean view and then wake up to the most beautiful expanse of sun sparkly ocean imaginable! I'm glad you had that experience from one of the most popular view accommodations on the property. I'm glad we had extra brownies so that you could enjoy them on your trip and make your memories of your stay with us last a little longer :) Thank you for your 5 Star review!
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St. Petersburg, Florida
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 October 2013

I have absolutely nothing negative to say about this lovely inn. Our room was clean, cozy with all the thoughtful amenities including a bottle of wine, fireplace, and fluffy robes. We stayed in Cottage 3 which saved us some money and the only reason it was discounted is because you had to step out onto the porch to see the ocean instead of seeing it from your room. The breakfasts were delicious - something for everyone - and the staff was very friendly and accommodating - they were able to get us last minute reservations at a restaurant. And speaking of restaurants, we enjoyed the Cafe Mendocino and Cafe Beaujolais. I would highly recommend this inn.

Room Tip: Cottage 3 will save you some money without sacrificing any quality.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Searock1, Innkeeper at Sea Rock Inn, responded to this review, 30 October 2013
Thank you for the most 'positive' review. As a guest coming from the opposite ocean we appreciated your generous comments on our property and location. Yes, Cottage #3 is our most popular lower priced accommodation but as you said your room is well appointed and the view from the deck is as fantastic as anywhere else on the property.
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Colorado
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Reviewed 29 October 2013

The Sea Rock Inn was especially pleasant for us. We stayed in a cottage and loved the coziness of the fireplace, pine paneling and wonderful comforter!! The breakfast was ample and always included something I'd never make at home. The only thing that might discourage some people is that it is not in town. We rather enjoyed that aspect plus we enjoyed the walk into Mendocino.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Searock1, Innkeeper at Sea Rock Inn, responded to this review, 30 October 2013
From the mountains to the ocean, our Colorado guest finds solace at the Sea Rock. Our location just on the north edge of town allows our guests to feel that they are a world away from civilization.
I'm glad you found your stay with us 'pleasant' which implies comfortable and quiet. Thank you for your kind review and 5 Star rating.
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San Francisco, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 October 2013

First off, the location is amazing -- RIGHT on the Pacific, with stunning views from the breakfast tables, and from some of the rooms, including Cottage 4, which we stayed in. Room was well made, and has some good personal touches from the cleaning staff.

Rooms are adequate; cute, good quality beds, but a bit lacking flavor / personality. The gas fireplace heating is nice, as are the iPhone 5 docks in the rooms.

The breakfast is great; one of the better I've had at a B&B. There's a baked egg and stuff main course option (one day was egg bacon veggie frittata, one was zucchini carrot egg cake things), a pastry option (single-serving apple pie things one day, cinnamon rolls the other), plus a yogurt parfait with fresh fruit, more fresh fruit, tea, juice, coffee, granola, and more. There's also pod coffee machines in the rooms.

The staff was fine, and had great hotel-created handouts of "things to do in the area" but seemed somewhat disinterested in the job, and lacking some of personality I like in a B&B; probably because it was a cross between a motel and a true B&B; the owners either weren't there or didn't introduce themselves as such.

The hotel organized a massage package in their two small massage rooms for us; the masseuses they booked were very good, and the space they use for them is "fine".

Walking distance to the town of Mendocino (but a bit of a long walk), same distance to the Mendocino bluff trails. Couldn't ask for a better location.

Room Tip: Look at the map on their website; not all rooms have an equal view, and some are connected and some...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Searock1, Innkeeoer at Sea Rock Inn, responded to this review, 31 October 2013
Thank you, Zachary, for your detailed review of your stay. We are glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and found the location, breakfast, spa and ambiance of your cottage comfortable and personal. All of our accommodations do have excellent ocean views and our cottages and rooms are are all individual and private. Our staff is very interested in your Sea Rock stay experience and tries to go the extra mile in being the concierge. There is so much to see and do in the area that we hope our suggestions and recommendations hit on our guests specific expectations.
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New York City
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

The Sea Rock inn may be one of the best small inns we have ever had the pleasure to visit. We stayed 3 nights in September this year and have no complaints to register at all. The staff was warm and helpful, the cabin was clean, comfortable and, best of all, beautiful and full of character - clever original woodwork throughout, well thought out and executed. Cozy and lovely. A pair of binoculars was provided, just to enhance the killer views of the cove in front of the inn. Adirondack chairs on the lawn in front of the cottage, or, if you prefer, the chairs on the little porch provide a great seat for the evening sunset. And the breakfast provided was one of the most inventive and satisfying we have seen at a small inn or B&B. Cottage 5, where we stayed faces straight down across the expansive lawn to the Pacific. You can't do any better in Mendocino (or anywhere, really)!
Keep up the good work, Sea Rock....

Room Tip: Cottage 5 was great, but cottages 4 and 6 look nicely situated as well.
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Searock1, Innkeeper at Sea Rock Inn, responded to this review, 24 October 2013
A warm thank you to our East Coast guest who gave us such a rave review and a 5 Star rating to boot! We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and took the time to tell us about it. As the season progresses closer to the California Grey Whale Migration, those binoculars come in handy to spot these gentle giants! We hope you had a safe trip home and will remember us the next time you come to the West Coast.
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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2013

Real character, the friendliest possible service and an authentic rustic charm throughout. We were hugely impressed by the small touches in our cosy cottage, and the delicious home baking at breakfast.

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Alan G
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Searock1, Innkeeper at Sea Rock Inn, responded to this review, 24 October 2013
What a sweet review from our guest who comes from the UK where Bed and Breakfasts originated. It was a pleasure to host a visit from you!
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Property: Sea Rock Inn
Address: 11101 Lansing Street, Mendocino, CA 95460
Region: United States > California > Mendocino County > Mendocino
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Mendocino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sea Rock Inn, a Mendocino Bed and Breakfast, offers romantic ocean view cottages and suites overlooking the Northern California Coast. Snuggle up in front of a fireplace or unwind in a two-person soaking tub while watching the sun setting over the rugged coastline. Come to the Sea Rock for comfort, privacy and the beauty of Mendocino. ... more   less 
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Sea Rock Hotel Mendocino

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