Stanford Inn by the Sea

Highway 1 & Comptche Ukiah Road, Mendocino, California, 95460, United States | Inn
Prices starting from $285.00

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Willits, Ca - Gateway to the Redwoods

A travel blog entry by rvcraigers


... we saw the Pacific Ocean!! We walked the historic downtown area and had lunch in a historic cafe. We had heard that they had a unique beach that had a large amount of Sea Glass { small pieces of glass bottles that have been polished by the sand and washed ashore} We collected a handful and watched the waves break on the rocks. What a great day!

Dwarfed by trees!

A travel blog entry by evans2014


... less than cheerful today, so I hope he perks up tomorrow as we move onto Santa Rosa.
Mendicino county where we are is very laid back and arty/crafty but not over commercialised in my humble opinion. The ocean back drop is awesome, so I'm very happy to have made this stop yestrday so we could take time out to stroll around and also for me to go to a very nice Church this morning.

See you all another time hopefully not to soon before more pics

USA Road Trip - Sunnyvale to Mendocino

A travel blog entry by nath_and_rach


... anyway near as chaotic as LA! The Golden Gate Bridge came into view, more beautiful than either of us could have imagined. We drove over the bridge, barely taking our eyes off the well crafted structure. We continued our journey through Marin County, passing through small villages before continuing up the beautiful Sonoma coast. The highway had many twists and turns venturing high above the cliffs, with panoramic views below. It was a beautiful scenic drive along the coast where ...

Reunion with Nadxi/Jerry Calif Coastal Paradise

A travel blog entry by malonetravels2


... moved, ate lunch, then short nap and we were ready for some more adventure! Decided to drive into Mendocino and check out the village and get some more fuel for our stove.

Mendosa's Market in Mendocino is a very nicely stocked store with an amazing variety of things to buy grocery and otherwise.

Got some groceries and then drove back toward the campground. It is apparent we will have to come back and sspend some ...

Day 5 - Gold Beach to Mendocino

A travel blog entry by nicolawatts


... as well. They need it to thrive. So we didn't see as much of the coast as we could have done, but the fog is very common in this area. Eventually arrived at our destination The Brewery Gulch Inn. This is about a mile from the town of Mendocino (pronounced MendoSino). But locals call the town 'Spendocino' - as it's a rather expensive tourist spot. We have 2 nights here and some respite from driving tomorrow. ...

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This inn, located on Highway 1 & Comptche Ukiah Road, Mendocino, is near Mendocino Headlands State Park, Big River, Kelley House Museum, and Ford House Museum.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews Stanford Inn by the Sea Mendocino

    Sometimes stiff service the only sore spot


    We stayed with our dog last weekend, and I was impressed by the attention to detail when we checked in: the fireplace all ready to go, soft music playing, curtains open to the beautful view. The feather bed was very comfortable. They are very pet friendly - our dog Casey had a treat and a biscuit with a little bow waiting for her. We also got a bottle of wine. They give you "pet sheets" so your dog can lounge on the bed or sofa, and there was free juice and water in the mini fridge. The breakfast was delicous. The only sour note on what would have otherwise been a nearly perfect nigth was the very rude reception we got from the hostess at breakfast. The ignored us when we first walked in, and then snapped at me when I asked if we could sit further inside, "Not with the dog you can't!" as if I were supposed to know. The reception staff were a little chilly as well, although certainly helpful.

    Stanford Inn--False Advertising


    Don't trust the Stanford Hotel in Mendocino to live up to anything they advertise on their Website. I was quoted a rate of $250.75 plus tax a night and then when I tried to find out about their free kyak rentals, which they advertised on their home page, was told they didn't do that. Finally, after much discussion with one of the owners about false advertising, she agreed to give fulfil their advertisement. Then, 15 minutes later I got a call and was told they would not offer me the rate their front desk person quoted me...that my date was a blackout period. Now this just feels like punishment for making them live up to their advertisement. Mrs. Stanford would not back down, so I canceled my reservation.

    Above and Beyond...


    We stayed at the Standford Inn in October and it was above and beyond my expecations...which it should be considering the price. We brought our 20 month old daughter, who loved all the amenities (garden, animals, pool, toys in the lobby and dining area, children's books, and even a little bathrobe for venturing to the pool).

    Not worth it


    We stayed at the Stanford Inn because they could accomodate our 2 well behaved dogs. It IS high end,especailly for Mendocino, although it has a big hotel feel that I do not travel to the north coast for.

    Exactly What We Wanted


    We were looking for a quiet, relaxing retreat in an idyllic setting. We were more than impressed with what we found at the Stanford Inn. The accommodations, while not elegant, were well appointed, had many unexpected amenities and features, were clean and quite comfortable. I had no idea what to expect from a vegetarian restauarant, but was more than a little surprised at how elegant the food was. No one should concern themselves that they will miss meat---the cuisine was outstanding.

    We made use of the amenities, including the canoe ride into the Big River. What a wonderful way to spend a day!!!! My wife and I both found the experience enriching, refreshing and would not hesitate to return.

    Good food but inn is TOO expensive


    here is a opposing view: we stayed at their cottage away from the main building ($400 per night during the week!!!) and had a very average bedroom plus living room. there we lots of 'personal' touches - bottle of wine, fluffy towels etc as other reviewers have noted, but no way its worth $400. plus you can hear the traffic from route 1. the restaurant was very good - its vegetarian and we had a great dinner there. service overall was good. mendocino is cute - but it takes 1 hour max to visit. my advice is stay at calistoga next time (1 hour away) and get a great mud bath + massage and i bet $400 gets you a palace.

    Stanford Inn is simply ... the best!!!


    I have just returned from a two night stay at Stanford Inn. I was profoundly enchanted by the exquisite accommodations, the magical llamas, the organic gardens, "to die for" cuisine, and the warmth and professionalism of the staff. I had the good fortune to speak with Jeff Stanford, the inn's owner, and was very inspired by his commitment to caring for our planet as well as his wealth of guests. This is not an inn for "average" folks, it is a place for those who insist on enjoying the best that life has to offer.

    Great Place!


    My husband and I stayed at the Stanford Inn for 7 days while on our honeymoon. It was a pleasure to stay there. The staff really caters to you to make sure your stay is enjoyable and relaxing. I would highly recommend the Inn!

    One of a kind gem!!! Ahead of its time!!


    What an experience we had. We stayed for three nights (( would not suggest any less than that). The room was so cozy, comfortable and romantic. It had a wood fireplace, balcony with an ocean view, tv/vcr/dvd, stereo, probably the most comfortable robes I have ever worn at a hotel. It was all very plush! The room came with a full breakfast that we could order off of the menu. It is a vegetarian restaurant, but we certainly did not miss any of the meat that we sometimes have. Their omelettes were awesome as was their french toast! The best part of the place was the pool. It is enclosed in a greenhouse and is heated. They have classical music playing and it is like another world. There is also a hot tub and sauna. There gardens were beautiful - all organic. they have llamas, horses, ducks, lots of cats and dogs.

    Absolute dream!


    Stayed here in May 2003, and found it to be absolutely wonderful -- my favorite Inn so far. Stayed on the 2nd floor with a sweeping view of the grounds and the ocean (worth the price for the upgrade). The staff was friendly and the breakfast extraordinary. I felt so at home. If only I didn't have to leave...

    TripAdvisor Reviews Stanford Inn by the Sea Mendocino

    4.50 of 5 stars Outstanding