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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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20 reviews 20 reviews
5 hotel reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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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66 reviews 66 reviews
11 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The buildings and grounds at Stanford Inn are lovely. I find the use of pine wood to be very light and inviting. The rooms, including the public rooms, are well done. Fireplaces, comfy places to sit and read. So what's missing? A sense of cordiality, of welcome. "Happy Hour" simply meant someone would prepare you a drink. No snacks, no... More 

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

We are sorry to hear that you did not experience this Inn as others have. "Happy Hour" here is simply an announcement that tells our guests when drinks are ½ off at Ravens’ bar. We also serve our guests complimentary dessert, tea, and coffee in the bar area from 3:30pm – 4:30pm which coincides with Happy Hour. Though we were... More 

NY
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014 via mobile

If you want a relaxing place for a romantic getaway, this is the place. On our recent CA trip we loved the Inn. Spectacular view and breakfast! Room is a bit dated but with a welcoming feeling. We will be back!

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

Can't wait to welcome you back! Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience - we're glad it was a happy one. Wishing you well for the holidays, until next time. More 

Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

it is hard to believe a place like this exists, I had to pinch myself at least twice while standing on the balcony. Looking out over the luscious gardens at the Pacific Ocean, while the fire was burning inside casting a warm invitation to return to its embrace, I could feel any stress I had melting away. The warm welcome... More 

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

Hi Ross & Alice, How wonderful to read this! We hope that the birthday celebration was all that you had hoped for, and are honored to have had a part in that. We hope to welcome you two back again, and wish you well this holiday season. More 

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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

I came up to Mendocino with my mother and her dog for a weekend getaway and this place was just perfect for us. The grounds are beautiful, the hotel rooms are very nice and they include a fireplace. The staff was wonderful. They had great recommendations on restaurants, wineries, hiking trails and other activities. The hotel is slightly hidden off... More 

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

Thank you for the great review, Jennifer! Happy to hear that you and your mom enjoyed all and had a great stay with the pup. We hope to see you again in the future, and our concierge staff can fill you in on a few of the local off-leash dog parks/beaches. Thanks again, and we wish you and your family... More 

Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Had a lovely one night stay at Stanford Inn. As a meat eater I was blown away by the food, I can strongly recommend the Ravens. My vege husband and I couldn't believe how amazing vege and vegan food can be, I am a convert! The place is so serene and perfect for switching off... Light your real fire and... More 

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

Thank you so much! Glad to hear that our food, and all else, was enjoyable for the both of you. We, as well, cannot wait to welcome you back and wish you well this holiday season. More 

Healdsburg, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed at the Stanford Inn for the first time and we absolutely loved it! The moment we walked into the lobby the staff was welcoming and friendly. Our room was exceptionally comfortable and quaint with wood interior, an amazing fireplace, a lovely wet bar, and a cozy love seat. The private patio overlooked the entire property,... More 

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

What a great review, thank you Alice! We are so glad to hear that we had a hand in making your birthday an enjoyable one. We wish you the very best, and hope to see you again in the future. More 

Franklin, Tennessee
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223 reviews 223 reviews
67 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

In that were unable to stay at our first choice for 6 days, we chose this property and found it to be very nice. It IS very different and until one stays there one will never understand what that means. The actual room was just fine although seemingly a bit dated due to its existence for so many decades, but... 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 about your recent stay with us. We appreciate your feedback, and are glad that you had an overall enjoyable stay. We hope to welcome you back in the future and wish you happy holidays! 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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