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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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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15 reviews 15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

So you are supposed to say what you liked and didn't like. Its gonna be hard to find what we didn't like. I suppose I could complain about the foggy weather in summer, or the somewhat preachy exhortations in the Inns newsletter/guide to the Inn, regarding its Vegan approach to food (which I found educational and actually, not unfairly preachy).... More

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Sebastopol, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Beautiful sweeping views of the ocean, outdoor adventure right on the river, a cozy rustic resort! If you are looking for a retreat in a place that has everything you want in an eco-resort come relax here! Delicious vegan food that is done well, with a free daily breakfast! Boat rental, river access and free bikes available. Beautiful horses, other... More

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San Francisco, California
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in a ground floor room, which had very convent access to the parking lot. The view was quite beautiful from our room, but if you plan on sitting on the patio (as opposed to standing to look over the railing) to enjoy the view, I would recommend the top floor. I was pleasantly surprised at the privacy of... More

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Willamette Valley, Oregon
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28 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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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18 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks 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
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 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

19 reviews 19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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

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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
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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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