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Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Mendocino
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“Just came for drinks.”
Reviewed 20 February 2014 via mobile

Took my girlfriend here while on a date in Mendocino and the drinks were outstanding! The older lady who ran the bar was very friendly and made superb and stiff drinks! My girlfriend had a Raspberry Lemon Drop, and I had a Rye Manhattan and both were SUPERB! I didn't stay at the hotel, but to drop by the bar for drinks you'll enjoy every bit of it!

Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 17 February 2014

Let's start out with the reality: this is a small hotel/motel dressed up with Victorian finery to give it a bed and breakfast feel. 44 rooms, close together, continental breakfast like you find at Super 8. Except that you eat it in a room with gorgeous coastal and ocean views, with a balcony for warmer mornings. Our room was large, with a sofa and comfy chairs, comfortable king bed (mattress on the firmer size), small dining table and chairs. The room was very clean and we enjoyed the small deck with lounge chairs and a small table welcomed us. The walls are pretty thin and we could hear everyone's sliding glass door open and close, and the folks above us sounded like they were training elephants above us! So, this is not the fancy Mendocino bed and breakfast--it's not priced that way either! And it's just a couple of blocks above the main part of town, so its an easy walk to anywhere in Mendocino or out to the headlands, but it's very quiet and isolated. Plus, lots of parking, which is a bonus in Mendocino. Nice community areas and really nice, helpful staff. We look forward to returning soon.

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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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34 reviews
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Reviewed 14 January 2014

We had such a wonderful time here. The view from our room is hands done, one of the prettiest I have ever seen. The bed was comfortable. This is a historic hotel. The floors are a little uneven and everything doesn't look perfect like the Marriott. But, that is part of the charm. We loved it. Every person we came in contact with was very friendly. The front desk people were very nice. The restaurant food was excellent but pricey. It's a fairly easy walk to the beach (we are 53). It's literally right in front of the hotel. We went on a hike down a path between the gas station and the church (walking distance from the hotel) and the path led to an absolutely breathtaking view. I'm fairly out of shape but I was able to get there and back without much problem.

The room we were in was filled with antiques and cool old pictures. There is a deck with chairs where you can enjoy the ocean view and relax. We had a room with a bathroom and shower because those are must haves for us :-) The tub was old and huge and classic. Water pressure was good. And, we could open our windows and enjoy the sound of the ocean.

We spent two nights here and completely loved our experience.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Miami, Florida
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29 reviews
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Reviewed 10 December 2013

When I say sort of a novelty, I mean that we don't often stay in hotels without bathrooms in the room, but in the spirit of adventure and not having any other options due to our procrastination in booking and the July 4th weekend (2011), we were all for it. We arrived and were checked in by a not overly friendly sort of middle-aged woman with really long hair. I can't remember how this came about, if we asked or if she asked if we would like an upgrade, but one way or another she let us know that there were a number of other rooms available but was not willing to upgrade us for free (which of course we would never expect, but many hotels do, and there's little sense in not giving someone a better room and therefore a better impression of your hotel if you can do so, instead of leaving that room empty on the off chance that someone will wander in at 5 PM to claim one-we checked in late afternoon). So we were happy with our little room with its quite small bed, barely a double, very tall too, but kind of fun, like a boat or something, and our room sink. The one thing I will say about the hotel is that is has a lovely porch on the second floor with a view of the water, and our room opened out onto the side of it, so we had a nice glass of wine out there. The town was cute and nearby walking distance. The bathroom doors looked just like hotel room doors so it was a bit confusing at first but kind of fun/old-fashioned to go across the hall to the bathroom. It didn't seem to be too much of an issue to get a shower in the morning, there seemed to be enough options. I doubt I would stay here again but if it were cheap (and only if it were cheap) and I was new to the area, I would give it a try again for the first time.

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thomas K, General Manager at Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites, responded to this review, 19 December 2013
Wishing this guest would have reviewed us earlier as the staff member who was manning the front desk is no longer with us. True July 4th weekend is our busiest time of the year and complimentary upgrading during that time of year is not normally done as we fill up rapidly during that season. For future stays I definitely recommend staying in a Victorian room with a queen sized bed or one of our Traditional or Deluxe Garden rooms that have king beds and private baths, especially for our taller guests as they find those rooms more comfortable.
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Pismo Beach, California
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31 reviews
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Reviewed 23 November 2013 via mobile

My husband and I plan our California coast trips around this wonderful Victorian gem. Over the years we have tried probably every level of accommodation here and while I highly recommend the garden rooms in back for their comfort (great mattresses and fireplaces), there are no bad accommodations. The public rooms are unbeatable for ambiance. All food and beverages on the premises are yummy. Be sure to try their porridge if you like hot cereal. I fell in love with it and now replicate the mix of grains at home. Please at least tarry a bit in their lobby and explore the grounds. There is a reason they have won a ton of awards. Your experiences here will outshine others you have in the area...mine have!

  • Stayed November 2013
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Thomas K, General Manager at Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites, responded to this review, 10 December 2013
As always we appreciate the wonderful feedback from guests who know us well and love what we have to offer. The porridge is also a favorite of mine Amaranth is the secret grain that gives it such a unique flavor. Looking forward to your next visit and hoping we outshine ourselves in service and friendliness.
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Goldrush County, California
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67 reviews
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Reviewed 19 November 2013

This is our fifth stay at the Mendocino Hotel...always a delight! Thank you for wonderful accommodations, close to the water. Your restaurant is fabulous as well! We really enjoy the cottage rooms which are super quiet. Can't wait to return :)

  • Stayed November 2013
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Bowen Island, Canada
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54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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Reviewed 18 November 2013 via mobile

To start I will say I've visited this hotel three times before and enjoyed it every time but not so this time. I asked for and was given one of our favourite rooms (#24) which overlooks the ocean and has an entrance onto a large balcony that is used commonly by other guests. Sunset and blustery ocean provided a wonderful start to the evening. Unfortunately the hotel could not come close to matching "mother natures" performance. A rather load band accompanied by an overly enthusiastic drummer played until nearly 2AM and although we tried, sleep was impossible. Next came the visit of several members of next doors audience who decided to carry on (not quietly) throughout the hotels corridors - this continued until after 4AM. The front desk did not seem able (or interested) in trying to keep noise down. Normally, we'd just roll over and sleep in but unfortunately we had to get up at 6:30AM in order to get to our next destination. Will I come back - yes but I'll definitely check to see if next door is planning on having a band and if so I think we'll pass.

Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thomas K, General Manager at Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites, responded to this review, 10 December 2013
The staff is occasionally frustrated by the neighboring bar as it's hours and customers are not conducive for a restful stay in rooms that face Main St. at times. We are always concerned about our guest's experiences so please don't hesitate to ask for assistance in quieting down a noisy street party but remember that we are not a incorporated town and do not have sheriff staff readily available to respond to our requests for assistance. It sometimes takes more than an hour for a squad car to arrive and that is unfortunate when our guests are being disturbed.
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Property: Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites
Address: 45080 Main St, Mendocino, CA 95460
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Region: United States > California > Mendocino County > Mendocino
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 2 Hotels in Mendocino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:3 star — Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites 3*
Number of rooms: 51
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Constructed in 1878 and restored in 1975, The Mendocino Hotel Ocean & Garden Suites offers deluxe accommodations: luxurious, romantic, garden suites and cottages situated on two acres of botanical gardens with fireplaces, Italian marble vanities, private balconies and spectacular ocean or garden views. Enjoy antiques, fine art, down comforters, stained glass and Oriental carpets, 24/7 front desk concierge and two award-winning restaurants. ZAGATSURVEY reports “Victorian delights abound at this charming, period Mendocino Hotel restaurant with a California menu that’s right on the mark and sets the scene for locals as the "in place" and well worth the price." ... more   less 
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