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Stanford Inn by the Sea

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Highway 1 & Comptche Ukiah Road, PO Box 487, Mendocino, CA 95460
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    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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Houston, Texas
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57 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Everything at the Stanford Inn by the Sea is set up to relax and calm you. The rooms are like an upscale cabin with knotty pine walls and a wood burning fireplace. The grounds are gorgeous with a working garden and orchard, beautiful flowers and a pond where the Canadian geese liked to congregate. The indoor heated pool house was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed as a family of 4+dog in one of the suites. The food was terrific and they adapted menu items for our kids. We spent time in the poolhouse which is very cool and indulged in a massage. Our favorite activity was paddling down the river and going into town for caramel covered apples. The animals on the inn... More 

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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The grounds of the Inn are beautiful and peaceful and only a short drive into Mendocino or Fort Bragg. Rooms are nice but nothing extraordinary. Pool looked bigger on-line than it was in person but the hours are good and the kids enjoyed it. As a retreat we were expecting more trails available on-site. A nice place to stay but... More 

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Sacramento, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Exceded my expectations- we spent our 25th anniversary here and it was a wonderful experience. The room was perfect and had a fabulous view of the gardens and ocean. We did the "Fall in love with life" package and did everything- especially enjoyed the kayaking on Big River and the vegan dinners at Ravens. we are not vegan but still... More 

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Fresno, United States
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26 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This place is incredible. It's right on the sea by Mendocino, with lovely rose gardens, alpacas and lamas, a vegan restaurant, an indoor salt pool and jacuzzi, rooms that feature fire places and porches (if you can get one), canoeing on a river, and the proximity of the little town of Mendocino to wrap it all up. Go.

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Santa Cruz, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I don't usually splurge on a place to stay but I'm glad I did this time. We went for the 2 night "fall in love with life package". This included 2 nights, 2 massages,canoe rentals, yoga and 2 nights dinner. All stays without the package include breakfast at the gourmet vegan restaurant......anything on the menu, tea and dessert in the... More 

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

In spite of numerous culinary awards and rave reviews, Ravens, the restaurant in the Stanford Inn, falls surprisingly short of excellence as a vegan dining experience. As a longtime vegan and retired chef, I was very disappointed. The breakfast scrambled tofu was so drenched in turmeric that it was inedible; the waffle so thin it was flat. The homemade English... More 

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most truly amazing place and worth splashing out on! Nourishing and uber healthy food that tastes divine, all organic and vegan, even we weren't vegan we are converted!! Gardens so beautiful to wake up in, friendly staff, beautiful rooms and so quiet and peaceful. The hot tub and indoor pool were serene and refreshing after hiking or moutain biking. Rent... More 

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Paris, France
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The service was outstanding! Everyone was friendly and helpful. We stayed in the Secluded Barn Suite with our three dogs. The Barn Suite had a large bedroom with a small backyard and patio. The Barn Suite has a small kitchen should someone wish to cook. It was charming! The grounds are filled with beautiful gardens. We took our dogs hiking.... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our stay at Stanford Inn by the Sea! We went for a weekend getaway for my birthday. It was my first time in the area and the concierge was so helpful at check-in suggesting places for us to visit. We followed her recommendations and had some amazing experiences! We saw sea lions jumping up and out of the... More 

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