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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 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Knoxville, Tennessee
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19 reviews 19 reviews
6 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Standford Inn last summer, and returned with a couple of friends in early July this year. We could not have been more satisfied, and I'm the only vegetarian of the four people. The food, the service, the drinks, the rooms, the flower and vegetable gardens, the bicycling, the scenery, it was all great.... More

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Maastricht, The Netherlands
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52 reviews 52 reviews
27 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

3 nights as part of a West Coast road trip. Upper King room was very good, well equipped and great views from the balcony. We made full use of the nearby bike and canoe facility whose staff were friendly, knowledgable and efficient. Heather in the bar was outstanding - the sort of employee that any organisation would want to have... 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, and we are happy that much of what we provided was to your satisfaction. Most of our guests are not vegan or vegetarian, so we strive to create and maintain a highly creative and interesting menu, but also understand that it's not for everyone. In addition, as both our breakfast and dinner... More

San Francisco, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is so amazing. wood burning fireplace, fresh baked cookies daily in your room. They are the most dog friendly place I have ever been. You can even take your dog to dinner with you in there restaurant. My only complaint is there is no meat or dairy. This was a plus for my lady, but i am a... More

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

Thank you for staying with us! We're glad to hear that you and your lady enjoyed your time at the Inn. We hope to welcome you back in the future. More

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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A beautiful setting and lovely facility. Very friendly and helpful staff. Dog friendly too. The food is imaginatively prepared but all we had was breakfast. You can do biking and boating. The town has a great nouveau restaurant in Mendocino Cafe.

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

Thank you for the review, Stephen, we will pass on the compliments to our staff. Hope to see you here again! More

California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I think this is my new favorite place to stay. I am a vegan about 70% of the time- vegetarian the rest. The restaurant was fabulous- so nice to look on the menu and not have to narrow it down to a few choices... The grounds were beautiful- llamas, gardens, pond, indoor swimming pool. Our room had a cozy wood... More

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

Thank you so much! Glad you enjoyed your holiday weekend in Mendocino, and we hope to welcome you back again. More

Dallas, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Can't say enough good things about this space. We could only stay one night (they usually require 2, but I called a few days before we arrived and they had one room for one night). On arrival (3:00pm) there's tea and cobbler in the lounge area. Plenty of space in the room overlooking the organic garden that you should walk... More

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

Thanks for the great review, Paul, it sounds like you had a great time. We love to hear that! Also, wonderful pictures - thank you for sharing. Hope to see you next time. More

Palm Desert, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
7 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

This is a lovely inn-- rustic charm with woodburning fireplaces (already laid for a fire), decks overlooking the ocean, sumptuous plants everywhere and the kind of attention to detail that makes you glad you landed here (like homemade cookies in your room every night). We thoroughly enjoyed strolling the gardens, the proximity to terrific hiking, and the pool was very... More

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

Thank you for the kind and honest review. It sounds like you had a great time at the Inn! We are really sorry to hear that you did not enjoy your meal at The Ravens'. I am not sure what dish you tried, as I don't recognize the name from our menu. If you would like to email us directly... More

Roseville, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

We chose to stay here for a romantic get-away, and were not disappointed. Everything: the service (wonderful staff), the view, the comfy (very large) room, the food--was amazing. Can't wait to come back, but I'd want to stay longer to enjoy all there is to offer. If you're looking for a luxurious place, look no further. Stay here!

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

What beautiful photos you have captured! Thank you for sharing, and we will pass on the kind words to our staff. We look forward to welcoming you back in the future. More

Novato, Ca
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40 reviews 40 reviews
13 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

My husband and our dogs have stayed here several times over the last 15 years. Most recently for his birthday in April. We are always welcomed like old friends. The property sits off the highway so there are lovely ocean and territorial views. We usually get the larger suite at the far end of the property which is a bit... More

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

Thank you so much for the wonderful review! We look forward to welcoming you back, and appreciate you taking the time to write about us. Until next time... More

Maryville, TN, USA
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2014

Spacious, lovely room with a deck overlooking the garden made this a wonderful 2 night stay in peaceful Mendocino. Had planned only 1 night but enjoyed it so much we extended. A bit pricey, but still cheaper than the other nicer rooms in the area, and much nicer than most. Really enjoyed the fireplace since evenings were chilly. Room was... 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, and we are so glad you enjoyed your time at our Inn. We will pass your kind words on to Serena, and hope to see you again in the future! All our best to you. 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
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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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