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Stanford Inn by the Sea

Highway 1 & Comptche Ukiah Road, PO Box 487, Mendocino, CA 95460
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Ranked #6 of 23 Mendocino B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Willamette Valley, Oregon
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31 reviews 31 reviews
28 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I stayed here for three nights on an eight night road trip. We loved everything about our experience. We stayed in one of the cottages, a short stroll through beautiful gardens from the main buildings. The cottage was very cute and romantic. Between the two of us, over three days, we tried six different vegan entrees for... More

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Ojai, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

To quote Stefan (Bill Haidar's character) from SNL: "This place has it all!" The setting is excellent with plenty of room to walk around and beautifully kept grounds and gardens to walk around in. Parking is convenient and secure. There are a couple of different buildings spread out from one another so you never get the sense of being crowded.... More

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Nipomo
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I and our two girls were heading back to California from Oregon. We wanted to check out the Mendocino area on our way back toward the Central Coast where we live. I called many places and was unable to find any availability, which is not surprising since it is the height of the summer tourism season. The... More

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Washington, DC
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84 reviews 84 reviews
18 hotel reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Stanford Inn by the Sea is a first class resort, with a dining room (vegan), large swimming pool (with jacuzzi and sauna)l, spa, exercise facility, free yoga sessions, and many other amenities. There is a boat house on the Big River, at the edge of the property, with free bicycle rentals, and kayak and canoe rentals at market price.... More

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Sonoma, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

DOG FRIENDLY! Wonderful indoor pool, spa and magnificent grounds. Vegan food was less interesting than I expected. Excellent service. Complimentary dessert each afternoon and complimentary breakfast each morning. Fireplace in rooms.

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livermore
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I recently spent two nights at Stanford Inn, and we enjoyed every minute. Our room was on the second floor, and the balcony overlooked the beautiful grounds and ocean. The decor and ambiance were very rustic and homey. We loved being able to enjoy a fire both nights, and hear crickets and birds out of window. We... More

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Joan S, Owner at Stanford Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. Sounds like you had a great time in Mendocino, and that your pup enjoyed it as well. We hope to welcome you back again! More

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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I really wanted to love this place - I am an avid home gardener - but I was disappointed. The grounds/gardens are just okay. I almost paid $50 for a lesson with the gardener, but didn't bother once I strolled around. (I once visited the gardens of Julia Child's restaurant in Napa, Copia - now closed - and they blew... More

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Joan S, Owner at Stanford Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

We're so sorry to hear your Mendocino experience was not to your satisfaction. We take pride in our grounds and historic farm, which provides a significant amount of produce to our restaurant each year. We take great pains to ensure the sustainable model of the entire inn while providing a great experience to vegans and non-vegans (in fact, substantially more... More

Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The title says it all. Nothing out of this world yet nothing terrible...except for the food. That being said, I do come from a large city when finding great vegan/vegetarian is easy. The room was comfortable, dated, but extremely clean. I think what made the experience 'meh' was the food. The waitstaff had weak answers to questions. I don't think... More

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Joan S, Owner at Stanford Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

We’re so sorry you did not enjoy your experience in our restaurant. Our servers try/taste all of our food. Clearly we need to do a better job explaining our philosophy of cuisine - seeking to a basis in whole food, and we will definitely make an effort to help them communicate better. As for our pricing, our ingredients are organic.... More

Knoxville, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Standford Inn last summer, and returned with a couple of friends in early July this year. We could not have been more satisfied, and I'm the only vegetarian of the four people. The food, the service, the drinks, the rooms, the flower and vegetable gardens, the bicycling, the scenery, it was all great.... More

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Joan S, Owner at Stanford Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Fantastic! Thank you so much for taking the time to write this. Happy to hear that we continue to provide a great experience for you. We hope to welcome you back soon and wish you a wonderful summer. More

Maastricht, The Netherlands
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54 reviews 54 reviews
28 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014 via mobile

3 nights as part of a West Coast road trip. Upper King room was very good, well equipped and great views from the balcony. We made full use of the nearby bike and canoe facility whose staff were friendly, knowledgable and efficient. Heather in the bar was outstanding - the sort of employee that any organisation would want to have... More

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Joan S, Owner at Stanford Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write, and we are happy that much of what we provided was to your satisfaction. Most of our guests are not vegan or vegetarian, so we strive to create and maintain a highly creative and interesting menu, but also understand that it's not for everyone. In addition, as both our breakfast and dinner... More

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Address: Highway 1 & Comptche Ukiah Road, PO Box 487, Mendocino, CA 95460
Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Mendocino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled on a hillside, the exquisite Stanford Inn sits atop a meadow overlooking Mendocino Bay. Embodying the best of the rugged Mendocino Coast, the Inn is a haven. The rambling lobby, guest rooms, and suites are paneled in pine and redwood. Every detail is attended to, from wood-burning fireplaces set and ready to light to the sumptuous organic breakfasts. Inspired by the Stanford's Certified Organic gardens, The Ravens' restaurant is outstanding and nationally acclaimed for its vegetarian cuisine. Guests are indulged at the Inn's Massage in the Forest and private yoga sessions. Canoeing and kayaking on Big River, California's new State Park. ... more   less 
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