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Nicholson House Inn

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951 Ukiah St., Mendocino, CA 94560
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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33 reviews 33 reviews
15 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

We arrived on a Friday night without a reservation and a big whale festival going on! The volunteer at the visitors' center helped us find this place. We got room . Think they could do a better job with the toiletries but the towels were fine and the room quiet. Breakfast was ok-not a big cooked affair that I have... More 

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4 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

First, the good news: Pet friendly - at least in one room. Reasonably priced. Decent location (right next door to lovely Cafe Beaujolais.) Historic. Wifi included. Now the bad news: Breakfast is mediocre at best. Our room was grimy. Window needed propping up. Bathroom was extremely small and not pristine. It could use a major reno. The host/owner was snarky... More 

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San Carlos, California
12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

My husband and I stayed here for one night in November. We chose this place because it was one of the only B&Bs in Mendocino that will allow you to stay for just one night (most require a two-night minimum). Our stay wasn't bad, or great. It was just fine. The inn is located in the downtown area which makes... More 

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Mesa, Arizona
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014 via mobile

Very small room and quite expensive. Building in need of repairs. Windows and doors rattled all night due to a moderate wind. Breakfast was good but not exceptional. Good location. Street parking only which means you may have to carry your luggage a fair distance if town is busy. One night was okay but would not recommend for a longer... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

To be fair, this is one of the more affordable places to stay in Mendocino. It was also very conveniently placed next to our dinner reservation at Café Beaujolais. We stayed one night in September on our way to San Francisco and paid $130. We arrived at around 5.30 pm and found our room key tacked to the office door.... More 

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Sacramento, CA
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15 hotel reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Mendocino is a great place to visit, but not inexpensive. This is one of the most affordable stays but nothing exceptional. Our room was small, clean and had 2 comfortable chairs as well as the bed, armoire, and writing table. There was a musty smell, but the house is over 100 yrs old...... The wifi did not work in our... More 

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Denton TX
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

First, let's say that it's better to stay in Mendocino than Fort Bragg. The village is more authentic and quiet, with great views of the ocean and no sprawl of modern buildings hemming it in. There are some good restaurants too. But Mendocino is very expensive, and there are not as many places to stay. This does not mean that... More 

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39 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Pro- 10 yards to the best restaurant in the area, Cafe Beaujolais. Con- Too small a bed. Too high. Tiny bathroom. Non spacious room. Hoped for more, my mistake I guess. The man by the counter never introduced himself. Grunted at us while coming to breakfast, then on our leave regarding an ill working credit card, making sure he knows... More 

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Pembroke, United Kingdom
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19 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014

Spent 2 nights at this inn. Room was clean and comfortable. Good bed. Property could do with some TLC but same could be said about many small establishments. This is an old property and has a certain charm. Really cannot fault the breakfast. Choice of meats, cheese, fruit, scones, toast, fruit and cereal. Lovely. This is a small town so... More 

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7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2014

I will try to be as fair as possible here by sticking to the facts… When my friend and I arrived at the B&B we were given the key to the room and told ‘Use the key in the top lock only’, which we did. Turns out the bottom deadbolt had a thin strip of cellophane tape across it on... More 

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rocketdude27, Owner at Nicholson House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for you comments JoanBCalifornia, Yes, it was an unfortunate situation and probably not one of our better moments. I will respond to your comments as you presented them, also sticking with the facts. I was called at home around 7:30 in the morning, just getting out of bed. Brent, the innkeeper, was in a state of panic because... More 

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