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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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 1 week ago

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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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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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

San Ramon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

We stay five nights at the Standford Inn every year and it is never long enough! The ambiance throughout is wonderful from the romantic, comfortable rooms to the cheerful, welcoming lobby and the beautiful grounds. All of the staff is friendly, helpful, and accommodating and this includes the front desk, housekeeping, dinning room, maintenance/grounds workers, and the guys down at... More

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

Thank you, Carol, for taking the time to write about your experience at our Inn. We are delighted to hear you found everything to be enjoyable, and we will pass your kind words on to our wonderful staff! We hope to welcome you back again and wish you the happiest of holidays this season :) More

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6 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We stayed at the Stanford Inn for 5 nights at end of June thru Fourth of July. We were only going to stay for 3 nights but stayed for 5. Although, we had to change rooms, since we extended our reservations. All the rooms are very comfortable but we really liked our room on the upper floor. We had a... More

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

Thank you so much Sue! We're very happy to hear that all of you had a great stay, and can't wait to welcome you back again. Wishing you all the very best! More

Gardnerville
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9 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 via mobile

Wife and I searched for a sea side inn that offered everything that a guest needed just to get away and relax and we found it at Stanford Inn. What a great quite and peaceful place to stay. We both found the rooms excellent from the fireplace to the outside deck. Wife loved the afternoon tea. The menu at the... More

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

Thank you for all the kind words Frank, and what a lovely photo of the two of you! We hope to see you again in the future and wish you both happy holidays. More

indianapolis
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The Stanford Inn is the only eco-vegan resort in North America. But don't let that scare you. I am not vegan - but the food tastes so good you won't want to eat anywhere else. There is lots to do in the area including walking by the ocean, trails, canoes, biking, and sightseeing. The Inn has an amazing garden with... More

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

Thank you for the wonderful review! So glad you thoroughly enjoyed all that we offer, and we hope to welcome you back again soon. Wishing you warm and 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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