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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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Fresno, California
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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Love-love-love this place!! We only stay here if we come to Mendocino! The staff is so friendly and kind, the rooms are cozy and clean! The food is delicious, please don't let the vegan menu scare you! I'm vegetarian, with vegan tendencies and I love the food, my hubby, who is still a carnivore, always walks away satisfied from the... More 

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Midwest
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197 reviews
138 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our son had wanted to visit the Sanford Inn for years, but it was beyond his student budget. He convinced his parents to sponsor a three-day weekend. After reading some of the negative reviews, I had my doubts about three days of vegan-ness. However, we loved the food - flavorful and varied. We even took a cooking class with Sadhana,... More 

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El Dorado Hills, California
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17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2015

The Inn is a superb dog friendly establishment nestled on the Big River estuary in Mendocino California. The rooms are vey clean, large and comfortable and include wood-burning fireplaces, balconies and sitting areas. They are set up for dog lovers. The restaurant is vegan and simply superb. The food is absolutely delicious and will convert almost anyone to try vegan... 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 a review. Best wishes for the coming year! More 

Pittsboro, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015

We discovered the Stanford Inn on a tour of the West coast in the spring of 2015. We were enchanted with the beauty of the gardens, with the elegant accommodations and the pervasive emphasis on wellbeing in all aspects of this resort. The Raven's Restaurant was another highlight for us. This jewel of a restaurant offered the most extraordinary, delicious... More 

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

We are so happy to hear that you had a wonderful anniversary celebration! We look forward to welcoming you back to the Inn, and wish you all the best in the coming year. More 

Portland, Oregon
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41 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015

Nestled overlooking gardens and distant Pacific Ocean is a real healthy resort and spa catering to people traveling with pets. Totally vegan and even though we were not, we found the found creative and delicious. There is a dining room to bring your dog. Doggie bags conveniently located, sheets for bed and sofa, grass and walking areas around. Beautiful enclosed... 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 a review. Best wishes for the New Year! More 

Peoria, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

My husband and I booked a room here for our 50 th anniversary not aware that it was a vegan resort. I must say the dinner and breakfast was fantastic. Our room was beautiful with a full roaring fire that took a chill off the evening air. The lobby and dinning room was cozy and the staff was outstanding If... More 

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

Thank you for choosing the Inn for your anniversary celebration. We are so glad you enjoyed your stay. The winter nights are nice for a cozy fire! More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015 via mobile

We just returned from our time at the Stanford Inn and had the most beautiful time away I can ever remember. My husband and I, our two children, and our pup Trekker from LA to Mendocino to spend a long weekend away. From the moment we pulled into the Stanford Inn to the moment we left we experienced nothing but... More 

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review. We are so happy to hear that you and your family had a wonderful stay, and look forward to welcoming you back! Joan Stanford, Owner More 

New York City, New York
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44 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2015

The Stanford Inn is a gorgeous eco-resort with spacious, rustic yet fully equipped rooms in an idyllic location just off Highway 1 with expansive ocean views. Each room has a wood burning fireplace, tasteful classic decor, mini-fridge and coffee maker, and best of all, cookies every day! The resort is peaceful and private with friendly, helpful staff and plentiful parking.... More 

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

We are so glad you enjoyed your time in Mendocino, and thank you for taking the time to share your experience. We appreciate your kind words! Joan Stanford, Owner More 

Oakland, California
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116 reviews
35 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

Didn't stay here. We only went for an annual Mushroom and Wine dinner at the Ravens restaurant (separately reviewed). I was impressed with the staff at the hotel, the gift shop with a number of good books, especially if you are interested in mushrooms or vegan cuisine. WiFi in the lobby was some of the best in the area.

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

Thank you for coming in for dinner and taking the time to write a review ! The Wine and Mushroom Festival is a great time here on the coast. The rains have been great for mushrooms and we are excited to have had wild mushrooms on the Thanksgiving Dinner menu, and now on our Christmas Dinner menu. We are glad... More 

Folsom, California, United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2015

We searched for places that would accommodate our Labrador. The Stanford in by the Sea made our trip to Mendocino wonderful. The room was clean and quiet with a view of the ocean. The Vegan French toast was amazing!

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

Thank you for writing! We are so glad that you and your four-legged companion had a wonderful time in Mendocino. We hope to welcome you back sometime soon. Joan Stanford, Owner More 

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