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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Teton Village, Wyoming
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

After finding another local property not stayable, I found this wonderful location. Upscale, rustic accomodations. Very warm and cozy in a beautiful location, gardens and ocean views. Very kind staff, excellent breakfast included. It is a wellness, yoga, vegan environment. Wish I had planned ahead to enjoy all these extras.

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Northern California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Stanford Inn is more than a hotel, not what I would call a resort, but in many ways so much more. This is a place that is accommodating when it comes to getting away, clearing your senses, relaxation, activity, and putting good things in your body. I believe the Stanford Inn does this very well. I have to give... More

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

Thank you so much for the lovely review. We will pass this right along to Sid and Sadhana, and are so very glad you enjoyed all!! Until next time... More

Ladera Ranch, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Mendocino is a wonderful coastal town, with a very charming atmosphere. The Stanford Inn was an excellent place to stay on our trip north. We stayed for one night, and arrived in the evening. The Inns staff was very welcoming and friendly from the girl who took our reservations the day prior to the receptionist. Whatever mood we were in... More

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

Thank you Shane, what a lovely review of your stay! It always makes our day to know that folks are having a great experience here. We look forward to welcoming you back someday... More

Palo Alto, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Perfectly fabulous! Extraordinary luxury on a property which gives you all of the rugged beauty of the Mendocino coast coupled with all the warmth and amenities of a 5 star hotel at 3 star prices. We loved the llamas and ravens. The prepared wood burning stove in the room was heaven. The staff was ever pleasant and extremely helpful in... More

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

Thank you for the kind review, Lynne! So glad you had a great stay, and we hope to welcome you and your family back sometime in the future. Wishing you the best... More

Millbrae, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I just wanted to add my review to all of the others. I don't think I can add much more than just redundant gushing about how great this place is! I took my significant other here for her birthday this weekend and we were both floored at how wonderful everything was: The rooms (nicely appointed, with a fireplace, no less),... More

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

Thanks so much for the great review, Chris, it sounds like you guys had a great time in Mendocino! We are sorry you weren't able to experience the canoes/kayaks (next time!), but glad you got to take the bikes on the scenic river trail. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future - your freshly baked chocolate chip... More

Denver, Colorado
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2014

We stayed at the Stanford Inn March 7-10, 2014. What a treat! Something to note - this is not an easy property to get to, but its remoteness does add to its charm and tranquility. We flew into San Francisco from Denver and then drove the approximately 160 miles, which took about 4 hours. Be prepared for an arduous drive... More

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

What a delightful review - thank you! With each guest, our goal is to not just provide a room - but to provide an entire experience of the Inn and surrounding areas. We look forward to seeing you back here someday, and thank you again for the wonderful words! More

Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2014

We spent four nights at the Stanford Inn and thoroughly enjoyed our stay. Though not inexpensive, the amenities, gourmet breakfasts, free firewood, happy hour treats and ready access to the solarium that hosts a salt water pool, hot tub and sauna, made it an excellent value. We were so delighted and will most definitely return again one day!

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

Great photo Rebecca, and thank you for the great review! So glad you were able to unwind and able to enjoy everything here. We look forward to seeing you next time... More

Chico, CA
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81 reviews 81 reviews
43 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2014

I would like to begin this review by stating I have stayed here before and was amazed by my experience. That said; my second attempt to reserve a room did not have a positive outcome! On 2/25/14, I called to make a reservation for the dates of 5/24/14 through the 26th. I spoke with a very scattered Ann on the... More

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

Negative reviews are at times spurious, and at times valid, pointing out something we could do better. Other times they are a thundering tantrum when somebody does not get what they want. In order to run the inn we need to have minimum stays in place - otherwise rates would have to go up. This issue is about a minimum... More

Petaluma, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

We stayed here on the first stop of our 'tofu trail' exploration of vegan and vegetarian restaurants between SF and Seattle. The inn was very comfortable, service and welcome was great. Indoor pool and sauna were a great surprise and really delightful as was the in room fireplace. If you are looking for waves crashing mendocino experience this probably isn't... More

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

Thank you for your review and your feedback. We hope to welcome you back in the future, and wish you the best! More

Bodega Bay
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Our favorite peaceful place to relax. Indoor pool in a garden room is inviting. We spent many happy hours there. The Inn is near beautiful Mendocino and the ocean which we could view from various places. We enjoyed walks and meditative stops throughout the gardens and along the bluffs. The room interior made me wish I could stay a long... More

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

Thank you so much - what a pleasure to read this! We hope to welcome you back again soon, and wish you two the very best in the New Year. Until next time... More

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Additional Information about Stanford Inn by the Sea

Also Known As:
Stanford Inn By The Sea Hotel
Stanford Inn By The Sea Hotel Mendocino
Address: Highway 1 & Comptche Ukiah Road, PO Box 487, Mendocino, CA 95460
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Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Mendocino
Amenities:
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
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Mendocino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
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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