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Hill House Inn

3.5 of 5 Inn   |   10701 Palette Dr, Mendocino, CA 95460
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Ranked #19 of 23 Mendocino B&B and Inns
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 weeks ago
Sarah C Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Milton Keynes, United Kingdom
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88 reviews 88 reviews
21 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

......By the old fashioned stripes and patterns combination. Staff didn't know their rooms..it took three attempts for us to find one with access to the garden, which was pleasant to sit in the adironacks and watch the fog drift overhead. Bed gloriously comfy, weird papered over light switches, good shower. Breakfast disappointing (although the make your own waffle is always... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at Hill House Inn for two nights and absolutely loved it. Our room was spacious and clean, the bed was super comfortable, and there were beautiful views of the ocean from our balcony. Ashley at the front desk went out of her way to be extremely helpful, she was great.

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81 reviews 81 reviews
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53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent two nights on a Travelzoo special and added a third also at special rate (ca $110) and enjoyed an enjoyable time. Room was spacious and very clean. TV is tiny but except for World Cup soccer we weren't into it anyhow. Continental breakfast as advertised - real good coffee and juice but unless you life waffles you do better... More

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San Francisco Bay area
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35 reviews 35 reviews
7 hotel reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

This is my second time staying at Hill House. Went on a Travel Zoo voucher. All of the staff were so nice to us. Our room had blue printed wallpaper and it felt cozy, more like an East coast B&B. You can open the tall windows in the room and get a nice ocean breeze (distant ocean views). Their "continental"... More

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Reno, Nevada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014

We bought a voucher from Travel Zoo because their description made the place sound very nice. We arrived last night and are thoroughly disappointed. I can't find anything I like about the place other than the destination itself. Mendocino is beautiful. The hotel, however, is not. The hotel has obviously not been refurbished in years, if ever. The wallpaper looks... More

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Pittsburg, CA
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2014

We spent a couple of nights at the Inn and thoroughly enjoyed our stay, it's decor and the marvelous deck outside our room. The room was clean and spacious. Probably the first time I've ever slept on a pillow that wasn't flat and uncomfortable (except at home) and the bed was perfect (even my 6'5" husband was comfortable)! From the... More

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Woodland Hills, CA
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

I was hoping it was closer to the ocean. The view was very minumal with too many tress in the way. It is very outdated but clean. It did the job. The rooms were a nice size. I thought with Mendocino not being a hot spot that the cost of lodging and food would be less.

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Washington state
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35 reviews 35 reviews
8 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

Truth is an important part of a review, so here it is. Yes, it is an old place along the coast with it's beautiful views and sea air. It kind of feels like Grandma's place of the 40's. The good part about that is the feeling of family (hosts and staff were absolutely delightful), but the not so good part... More

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Thomas K, General Manager at Hill House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate the review and look forward to your next visit. More

San Diego, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

So we had planned on staying here for 2 nights because they allow pets, which is great, but upon pulling up to this inn there was not one other car in the parking lot, not a good sign. Anyway, my husband goes to check in, the front desk lady was very nice and says she is leaving for the night... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

Our first visit since new ownership/renovation. 2nd floor ocean view King-bedded room with balcony was spacious and well-appointed, and, of course, the view was gorgeous. Appreciated the location - atop the hill, with copious grounds - away from the hub-bub of the village center, but a short walk to all the charming shops and restaurants. Friendly and professional staff; lovely... More

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Thomas K, General Manager at Hill House Inn, responded to this review

Couples in love are always happy to find the quiet peaceful accommodations that we provide the perfect thing for reconnecting and relaxing. Walking the beaches or trails works up an appetite for wonderful food and wine that is in abundance in the village. More

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Address: 10701 Palette Dr, Mendocino, CA 95460
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Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Mendocino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hill House Inn 3.5*
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Hill House Hotel Mendocino
Hill Hotel Mendocino

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