I'm really surprised at the high ratings for this hotel. Yes, it's charming, yes, it's quaint, and yes, it's in the middle of town, but I expect better from a property with such high ratings. We arrived on a Sunday with reservations for 3 nights. Even though the vacancy sign was out, we received a room at the very back of the hotel, right over the kitchen, which was loud from about 8 am to 11 pm. Small window looked out the back at the water tower. The towels were horrible (they'd be rags at my house). The bed was worn, soft and saggy in the center. The wifi was terrible.
I also felt like the hotel placed much of its emphasis on the restaurant and bar. I didn't feel comfortable just sitting in the lobby/lounge to enjoy the fireplace or the windows without feeling pressure to order a drink or something. There were a few places to sit, but they were dark and cramped. Most of the nicer locations in the lobby seemed reserved for people who came in for a drink or food.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Mendocino Hotel And Garden Mendocino