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“Beautiful B&B”
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JD House
Ranked #13 of 25 Mendocino B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Menlo Park, California
Level 6 Contributor
132 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Beautiful B&B”
Reviewed 21 April 2014

What a gem. The property has 2 houses, the main one, with the kitchen, dining room and living room downstairs and 2 rooms upstairs; and an adjacent one with one room downstairs and two upstairs facing the ocean. We stayed in the Osprey Room that has a nice deck overlooking the ocean, only 2 blocks away The room is quiet, cozy and comfortable, nice modern spacious bathroom. Breakfast in the morning is scrumptious and filling, fresh baked goods, plus all other essentials . Charming property with a beautiful English garden in the back that you can enjoy while having breakfast on the back porch. Relaxing and lovely. And walking distance to Restaurants, shops and coastal paths.

  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
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Lexington, Kentucky
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

My wife and I had a wonderful stay in the water tower room. We stayed on a Monday night in early March, and were the only guests at the inn on that particular night. Nevertheless, the friendly staff prepared a wonderful breakfast for us the next morning. The room was very cozy and attractive, if a bit run down. The water tower room is a really unique space, and its wood stove makes for a quaint and cozy coastal atmosphere.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Palm Harbor, Florida
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 February 2014

I was here in March 2013... took a little while to write my review.... I just wanted to say that the J.D House was beautiful and the staff was extremely friendly. I had gotten sick at one of the Restaurants that they had referred me to ,and they were nice enough to get my money back from the restaurant, and on top of that ,give me money back for one of the nights at there bed & breakfast. I would definitely stay here again, the next time I'm in the area. It is a very beautiful town and the Red Woods are not that far away. Thank you J. D House!

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled as a couple
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Vacaville, California
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75 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2014

Water Tower was quaint and sweet, until we used the firplace and was smoked out. That was when we realized there are no opening windows in there. Not pleasant to have all your clothes smell like a fireplace. Then the entire comlex ran out of water. We're talking not one little drop. It took the guests notifying the owners to get water. I was told that if the water guy couldn't make it there that night (It was around 8PM when I called him) then he would be there by 6AM the next day. So we would have had no working toilet, no shower, nothing. Fortunately, the water guy did show up that night. That experience was a little irresponsible of the inn keeper. The location is good; right around the corner from the main drag. Easy walking distance to everything in Menodocino. A bit overpriced for what you get. Breakfast was good and the different days we were there provided different choices for breakfast.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Brooklyn, New York
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 January 2014

This Inn is located in town with easy access to town and Mendocino Headlands State Park. Charming and updated. Great bedding. Our room had a nice deck with a view overlooking the historic district and the sea. Ideal location for watching Sunrise and Sunset. Nice gardens and historic. Awesome!

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Coral Springs, Florida
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2013

The pluses: really cool buildings decorated in shabby chic style, great location in Mendocino, beautiful view, charming gardens with amazing hydrangea plants, nice staff. The minuses: sometimes there was too much 'shabby' and too little 'chic'- the towels and shower curtain were shredded, there was a dangerously broken leg on the desk chair, & there were cob webs on all the chairs & railings on the deck. There was a broken chaise lounge on the deck. I don't mean not functioning; I mean literally broken in half! Why leave it on the deck?
The rug on the inside stairs was completely threadbare. There were no screens on the windows, so when the windows were opened for the breeze, the bugs & moths immediately flew in. There was a nice, deep bath tub with Jacuzzi-style jets, but there were no hand-rails to get out. The breakfast was ok.
Summary: this was the end of the season, and all of the above items are easily and relatively cheaply fixed. I hope they are cause it was otherwise a nice place.

Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Montreal, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We had an enjoyable stay in J.D. House. The breakfastsoo were delicious and plentiful, the room was spotless and the bed was very comf delicious breakfasts, luxurious bath products, spotlessly clean room, fast and reliable wifi, helpful and pleasant staff. A great Northern California experience!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Ellie H
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Additional Information about JD House

Property: JD House
Address: 571 Ukiah St, Mendocino, CA 95460
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Region: United States > California > Mendocino County > Mendocino
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #13 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Mendocino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxurious country style with tremendous ocean views and gorgeous English gardens, this Mendocino bed and breakfast (one of the three Mendocino sister inns that make up Blue Door Group — Inns of Mendocino) is the epitome of seaside charm. Gaze at the rugged coastal cliffs as you linger over coffee on the spacious back veranda. Stroll through the stunning and fragrant vegetation. Pick the Queen Deluxe Water View room with a private 12′ x 14′ deck with 180 degree views. Or choose the quirky Watertower room or cozy Kit’s Cabin for a “very Mendocino” experience. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
John Dougherty House Hotel Mendocino

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