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Stanford Inn by the Sea

Highway 1 & Comptche Ukiah Road, PO Box 487, Mendocino, CA 95460
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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San Francisco, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 of 5 stars NEW

Spent a very pleasant weekend at Stanford Inn - Loved Everything about it except for the food - didn't think necessary to check the restaurant until we realized it was ALL VEGAN - The food was terrible.. We tried having B'fast there both mornings of the stay and left with full plates and went to other local Restaurants instead -... More 

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Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was at Sanford Inn by the Sea 15 years ago and had remembered that it was beautiful. And it still is after all these years. Our room was warm and inviting with a fireplace and a great stereo system. The staff are wonderful, helpful and kind. And I had a massage in the forest. It was an amazing experience... More 

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

My wife and I wanted to do something great for our 25th wedding anniversary. We had been to the Stanford Inn many years earlier (20 to be exact) with out daughter. The Inn has the best views and the staff was amazing. Ravens had great food. We are not vegan but found most breakfast items great. Other meals we had... More 

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Snohomish, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Massage in the Forest I had a memorable experience. Kevin Logan: He was professional, strong, caring, experienced, and knew what he was doing. His specialty is deep tissue, but I just had a basic, and wish I would have done 90 minutes. I felt incredible. I tipped him $40, 5 Stars for this guy!!!!

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London, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I'd been wanting to stay at Stanford Inn in since a friend told me about it years ago, so had high expectations - which thank goodness the Inn lived up to. The rooms are truly wonderful - we were right at the end of the building next to steps down to the main house so was worried about noise but... More 

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Trento, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were upgraded to a gorgeous suite with a view on the pacific, so its hard to write about the rooms objectively. The fire places in the room and lobby makes it very cosy and calm. Staff is friendly and helpful. We booked during a storm (planned this trip from France months before but we had the bad luck of... More 

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

Thank you for weathering the storm to come and see us! We are so glad it was still a great stay for you, and that we could make you as comfortable as possible - despite the rain (which does add to the coziness sometimes). We are also happy to hear that you enjoyed the food. We hope to see you... More 

Salvador, BA
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18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015 via mobile

I stayed at the Inn in 2012, 2014 and I can't wait to go back and take my family with me. What they provide there it's not only excellent accommodations and excellent food, it's an experience connecting with nature. The location is unbelievable, next to the Big River and in front of the ocean. I remember getting there the first... More 

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

Thank you for the great review Marcos! So wonderful to hear that you had an enjoyable and inspiring experience at our Inn. This is truly what we hope to deliver to each of our guests throughout the years. We hope to welcome you back soon, and wish you the best! More 

San Francisco, California
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40 reviews 40 reviews
9 hotel reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

It's a great spot with great grounds. The rooms are well kept but the fireplaces produce a lot of smoke - chimney sweep time perhaps? The views are great from the 2nd floor executive king rooms but less impressive from the garden rooms. The breakfast is extremely tasty and the evening cocktails spectacular. The espresso does not get included in... More 

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

Hi Nicolas, thank you for your feedback and for taking the time to review your stay with us. We are so glad to hear that you found our staff and breakfast to be great! We will pass your compliments on to them. So sorry to hear about the sub-par espresso on your second morning. Our staff would have been happy... More 

Eureka, cA
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40 reviews 40 reviews
17 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My husband and I stayed at the Stanford Inn for 3 nights. We have stayed in many of the inns in the area and were hesitant to try Stanford because it is on the other side of the highway from the ocean. But we booked because of their dog policy and the spa choices. We are so glad we went... More 

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

What a wonderful review! Thank you for writing and we are thrilled that you had such a great experience. We hope to welcome you, your husband, and the pup back again someday. Happy holidays to you and yours! More 

NYC
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37 reviews 37 reviews
28 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014 via mobile

We came for Thanksgiving dinner and only wanted to stay one night. The hotel has a 3 or 4 night minimum at most times so they could not accomodate us. I called the morning of and they had 2 rooms available so I asked to hold one of them for 5 minutes while I confirmed my plans with my family.... 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): $$$
Number of rooms: 33
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Stanford Inn By The Sea Hotel Mendocino

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