Hill House Inn
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hill House Inn Mendocino
Nice hotel in nice area
As previous rater stated, the rooms are a bit dated. The bed was not the most comfortable.
Our room was very quiet and the location of the hotel is good. The gardens in front the hotel are gorgeous!
The breakfast in the restaurant was quite good. The restaurant was quite attractive and very quiet, with a nice view.
We would definitely stay here again.
Needs some TLC
We just returned from a stay at the Hill House. I was somewhat disappointed as the rooms are definately in need of refurbishing. Apparently this is happening in the South Wing but we stayed in the North Wing and it hasn't happened there yet. We did have a nice ocean view but we too encountered noise from a wedding party. We had a corner room that was next to a staircase and heard constant noise as people went up and down. We paid 185.00 for the night, I feel the money would have spent better somewhere else.
This was the second time we've stayed at the Hill House and whereas the service was friendly and we really like being so close to downtown, the Inn is in need of refurbishing. The bed skirt and curtains were ripped, and the blanket stained. We were there on a two-for-one special, which included a chilled bottle of champagne in our room. Given the price and the perks, we were happy, but I'll probably shop around for a different place to stay next time.
No sleep for the weary
The so-called ocean view turned out not to be an ocean view, but rather a glimpse of the horizon. But the main reason we were disappointed was that there was so much noise there we didn't get any sleep. There were guests from a wedding running up and down the stairs at all hours, and the housekeeping staff kept yelling back and forth to each other in the early morning.
Nice, but a bit dated
Great rate at orbitz for a weekday oceanview room. The place is well-run and was very quiet and I enjoyed it. I would stay here again.
But the rooms are a bit dated and need a refurbishment to modern standards. Clean, but well-worn. Not scary or bad -- just well used. An infusion of capital ($$$) could make it a showplace.
The town of Menodcino and the surrounding area are very nice as well.
Nice Quiet Hotel - Good Restaurant
Hill House Inn
Originally serving as the location for the TV series Murder, She Wrote, this hotel looks like it was moved from New England to the California Mendocino coast. The beds are a little stiff, but the rooms are beautiful. Decorated in a "homey" style. complete with lacy curtains and windsor chairs. The TV is small and the channel selection is limited. The hotel also plays host to the restaurant Shannon's by the Sea. The fare is basic and not that inspiring. However, the seafood pastas are very well done. They should remove non-seafood items all together. I would definitely stay here again. The price was right at $99 per night and the location was perfect for wine tasting and sight seeing.
Nice different quaint.
We stayed at the Hill House in early August. An odd sort of place, out of a past age. Great sea views from a large room. A little expensive for the product, but very nice. We did not eat at the hotel preferring breakfast at the local cafes just down the road overlooking the main street and the bay.
I am sure some people would rave about the place but I had some reservations. Possibly if we had stayed longer we would have warmed to the Hill House.
Worth a visit.
New England Flavor on the Pacific Coast
We got into Mendocino very, very late, and arrived at Hill House at midnight - the last guests to check in.
However, the woman at the front desk was very friendly and directed us to our $99 oceanview room. (In the morning we could see the ocean - if we looked to the left and squinted). Furnished with semi-antiques, the room was a welcome respite from our long day. Unfortunately our door was right across from the ice machine, so although we couldn't hear the ocean waves, we did awaken to the sound of falling ice cubes.
Hill House is a "quaint" inn (the exterior has been used in the show "Murder She Wrote") with furnishings unique to each room. The room included use of robes, coffee maker, high-end toiletries, and oceanview rooms have a wooden deck with Adirondack chairs overlooking the Pacific (although there is some distance to the water).
Continental breakfast was not included but is available for $6.50 I believe. An on-site restaurant and bar for those who get there in time for dinner.
Decent inn indeed
We were looking for cheap next-weekend accomodations in the mendcino area.
Seems like there are a LOT more places out there than the ones offered on-line.
Anyway, on-line we opted to spoil ourselves a tad above the lowest Ft. Bragg super 8 ($80) and went for the next cheapest - this place ($105). Moneywise turns out
- there's 10% tax extra
- breakfast ($6.50 per person) is not included
- "garden view" rooms look to the east, away from the ocean.
- we had a quiet room on 2nd floor we were happy with.
Good, quiet heating (convector).
Room was spacious and bed comfy compared to super 8-likes.
the windows are DANGEROUS to small kids,
as they are big, start knee high, and have no railings whatsoever!
breakfast was "continental" - no eggs, no fruit
(actually they did have a plastic bowl of fruit on table,
which was kind of sad to observe).
Next time maybe we'll try the noyo river inn...
($106.5 inc. breakfast same weekend)
Nice little Inn
Pretty little Inn. Clean Rooms, a bit outdated in the decor and linens.
Easy access to the town of Mendocino, and if you request a room on the second floor with ocean view you can see a beautiful sunset in the evening. We ate in the Inns diningroom one eveing, but found the food in town to be much better in variety and taste.
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... we went to dinner the night before. We went back to the place we had dinner and there were two floating docks just covered in the little buggers! They actually aren't even close to little. They're around 600 or 700 pounds. But they're fun to watch for a few minutes!
After this short stop, we head down 101 and fall right into the clutches of a well known tourist trap called "Trees of Mystery". Most people will know it ...
... explored the Gardens which include at least 18 different areas, one of the highlights being the spectacular Dahlia Garden which is apparently used as a wedding venue. It was easy to see why. We were rewarded with another view of the Pacific at the end of the Coastal Bluff Trail.
... doing their territorial display as well.
All made good choices but the Thai Firepot Soup ordered by Nadxli was the absolute best! All feeling full from our meals so we took a short rest before we continued with the day.
Did some more walking on the headlands on the other side of town. There was one area where there were some seals that were checking us out from the water. Sea arches, crashing waves, birds flying ...
... nickname of Spendocino. Lots of quirky fashion shops and boutiques. However Neil did spot 'binoculars.com' shop. Which was great because we had just said the evening before about how useful they would have been to look at elk, eagles, whales etc. so we made an investment in some so we didn't miss any rare wildlife over the remaining days. The town is often used in movies and TV programs. In particular it's known for a ...
... we drove to the bluffs, then climbed down to get a closer look at sea palms. These are intriguing plants that grow out of rocks in the ocean, swaying with each new wave that comes in. The Stanford Inn features sea palms in some of their dishes.
We got back to the inn in time for happy hour on the deck: a cosmopolitan with fresh juices for Mark and a glass of pinot gris for me. We worked on ...