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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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Fremont, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Loved the fact that it had all vegan cuisine...me and my daughter are vegetarians and we loved this fact as we could order whatever we wanted without worrying about what we were eating! And the food was just exceptional. Even my husband loved it. Apart from the food, the ambiance of the place, the beautiful gardens, the boat dock, river,... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Gorgeous grounds with their own certified organic gardens, animals to visit (llamas, horses and donkey)s, gorgeous heated pool area, lots of hiking, great views of the Pacific Ocean, wonderful selection of books and gifts for purchase, free breakfast and dessert/tea hour every afternoon. Accommodations are cozy, with fireplaces, wood paneling, balconies. Vegan food is amazing. Fun just to walk around... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My husband, 11-year-old and I stayed here for just one night during a spring break road trips. We all wished we could have stayed longer. The property is wholesome and lovely. The rooms are spacious and offer nice amenities like fireplaces and decks. The pool house was a welcome respite. The lodge, hotel staff and restaurant are inviting. We don't... More 

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El Cerrito, CA.
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41 reviews 41 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I came for two reasons, to finish the first draft of a book and because they operate a four star vegan restaurant. I wanted quiet, and I didn't want to have to think about food. It's been delightful. The rooms are paneled, with fireplaces, and have comfortable beds--a cabin sort of a feel. Every room has a deck and some... More 

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Yorktown Heights
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12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Lots of rooms overlook the gardens and many also have a view of the water in the distance. Loved having a working fireplace for the cool evenings and a terrace for morning coffee. Everyone working at the Inn was very friendly and hospitable and you feel that your comfort is a high priority for them. The grounds are beautiful and... More 

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San Francisco, California, United States
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33 reviews 33 reviews
9 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

This is a beautiful property with fantastic rooms set in a welcoming environment. The restaurant is great - even if you are not vegan - and the whole hotel caters to travelers with dogs as there is even a separate dining room for people with dogs. Cuddle up to one of the many fireplaces, enjoy the rustic landscape of the... More 

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No. San Diego County
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123 reviews 123 reviews
19 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

My college age daughter and I did a little girls getaway to Mendocino in late August, a bit on a whim. We didn't have reservations anywhere. I had never been to Mendocino, and when I saw how small it was, I was a bit worried. We saw the sign for the Stanford Inn and turned in. I was blown away... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

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

We are so sorry you didn't realize we were a vegan resort! We make no attempt to hide it, and are very proud of being the only vegan resort in the United States. Thank you for at least giving us a try. Most of our guests are not vegan nor vegetarian, but feel nourished and enlivened after staying with us.... More 

Minnesota
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

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

Thank you so much for the splendid review! Also, thank you for returning to us after all those years. Very happy to hear that we still met your expectations. We hope to see you again in the future, and wish you a lovely Spring! More 

Brentwood, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

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

A very happy 25th Anniversary to the two of you! Congratulations!! It's great to hear that we had a hand in making that a special experience for you. Thank you for taking the time to write and for the kind words. Until next time, wishing you a happy Spring! More 

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