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“Decent hotel, surprised by continental b-fast”

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Nicholson House Inn
Ranked #23 of 25 Mendocino B&B and Inns
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“Decent hotel, surprised by continental b-fast”
Reviewed 10 March 2012

The owner of Nicholson is such a nice man, but I think it's worth mentioning that the breakfast is continental-style and it starts later in the morning. It was a big spread and the scones were very, very good but I'm used to warm breakfasts at B&Bs (in fact to me a warm breakfast is the biggest selling point), so I was disappointed on that front. In addition, our room shared a door with another room and there was no soundproofing. We had light of it, but man it could make for an awkward situation if you're there with family!

  • Stayed December 2011
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Walnut Creek, California
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Reviewed 24 January 2012

We stayed for a weekend at the Nicholson House. We booked Grandma's room. The room is cute, clean, and small with a private bathroom. However the bed is very tall and we had to use the stepper to get in and out of it.
Breakfast is good, and it is served by the owner between 8:30AM and 9:30AM in the living room which is a small area. The location is in town, and we walked everywhere. The price was very reasonable.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 12 November 2011

We recently had a very nice experience at the Nicholson House B&B in Mendocino. Brent, our host, was a helpful as can be regarding restaurant and activity recommendations. He also did a good job on the breakfast, which is held in the first floor common area of the main building. This is not an upscale, "fancy," retreat, but very comfortable and ample and at a good price.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled with family
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Aberdeen
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Reviewed 11 November 2011

We stayed one night the room was fairly small but comfortable and clean not having a tv is unsual nowadys but we really didnt miss it.
The breakfast area was very small but the food on offer was very good and the service was good and friendly. All in all a great stay at very reasonable price.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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San Antonio, TX
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Reviewed 14 October 2011

We were only here one night, arriving around 7pm and leaving at 7am the next day, and we didn't really get to see much that the town had to offer, but we couldn't have afforded many other lodging options there (I think there are tons!). So that being said, we were perfectly happy with our stay at Nicholson. I didn't feel that the guy who checked us in was all that warm, but he was probably about to give up on us showing up so it's fine. We had the Russian Rose Room. It is quite "cozy" and if we'd stayed more than 1 night, might have been a little frustrated for space, but we don't spend much time in our room regardless. The bathroom was nice and large. The bed was comfortable enough, not super comfortable. We found out the next morning that you could see the ocean a bit behind the B&B, pretty awesome, and I believe it was just up and around the corner to drive or walk to an unobstructed view. We would stay here again.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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Glen Ellen, California
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Reviewed 12 October 2011

We stayed in Mendocino recently and decided to stay at the Nicholson inn because of it's excellent location and favorable rates. We were not disappointed - it is less than a block away from the heart of the town with it's charming restaurants and quaint boutiques. The room was small but very comfortable with an outstanding feather mattress. Breakfast is served in a small living room which does not seat too many so be ready to take breakfast back to your room on a tray. The " house" itself is old and historic - needing a touch of fresh paint - but totally acceptable . For the price and location it is great value - we will go back!

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Surrey, Canada
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Reviewed 6 October 2011

Reasonable price for B&B right in Mendocino, which is generally expensive. Tiny room, no space for table, just one chair, but fabulously comfortable bed. Nice furnishings, friendly owner. Breakfast was better than basic continental with fresh baked goods, cold meats and cheeses, usual cereals, fruit etc.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Nicholson House Inn
Address: 951 Ukiah St., Mendocino, CA 94560
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Region: United States > California > Mendocino County > Mendocino
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #23 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Mendocino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Nicholson House Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nicholson House Inn and Spa now under Sweetwater Properties management now brings the perfect combination of bed and breakfast and spa experience. Located close to shops and beach trails in the Mendocino village. ... more   less 
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