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Hill House 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 4 days ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Modesto, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We stayed a couple of week nights at the Hill House Inn. The grounds are nice and I thought the location was great. It was an easy walk to town, next to an old cemetery for additional ambiance. Our view of the ocean was pretty distant, and our room was spacious. The Victorian decor is tired, dark wallpaper and harsh... More 

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San Rafael, California, United States
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I booked two days at the Hill House Inn through Secret Escapes, a service which we have always had given 5 star ratings to the locations that we stayed. This was the exception. First to set the stage, the Inn is going through a change of ownership. this is the location of the TV show, "Murder, She... More 

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Guest R, Guest Relations Manager at Hill House Inn, responded to this review

Let me start by thanking you for taking a few minute out of your busy schedule to provide us and future guests with your feedback. As you might already be aware, all feedback is taken into great consideration, as it is with our guests' feedback that help us improve in the quality and services we offer. Also, as you have... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice room and reasonable prices. We got one of the less expensive rooms so our expectations were not very high. But the room was spacious and quiet. Bring your own shower gel since what they give you is barely enough for a good hand wash. We were pretty shocked by the breakfast. It was the level of a Motel 6.... More 

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Guest R, Guest Relations Manager at Hill House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing the issues you encountered during your stay forward. We will make sure to speak with our housekeeping team so that they make sure to leave an adequate number of toiletries when they work on a room. Also, at this moment, we ask that you be patient and give us a few months so you can see... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place, fair prices. We have stayed here many times. It was just purchased after the bank owned her for a few years. We hear the prices will be going up so this year may be our last. Beautiful grounds, nice rooms very spacious. Some with views of the ocean. Bring back the waffle iron. I was do disappointed at... More 

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Guest R, Guest Relations Manager at Hill House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for providing us with your feedback. We are happy to hear that you have been a loyal Hill House Inn and that you find out grounds to be beautiful, and you consider the property a great place. Please know that it is our intent to make The Hill House Inn and tourist destination from people from all around... More 

Chico, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent the 4th of July weekend here. Room was comfortable, but the overall look of the property was one that was not being kept up. Outside carpet areas had duct tape over seams, the roof was missing shingles, in our room two outlets were not working, etc., etc. The location is really great, staff was very personable and helpful, so... More 

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Guest R, Guest Relations Manager at Hill House Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for spending the 4th of July weekend at Hill House Inn. And thank you for the comments you have on our property. Please be patient while we take care of all the maintenance issues that the property needs. We would love to have you back at our property once all the renovation process is finished. Sincerely, Guest Relations... More 

Davis, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The property was just out of the main portion of town and was easily reached by a short 5 minute walk. The room was spacious, but very dated. The staff was nice and the rooms clean. The morning breakfast was continental - very basic continental. We only ate there one morning. There are some very nice cafes and bakeries in... More 

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The Road
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 192 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We'd asked for a recommendation for somewhere that was within walking distance of the town and wasn't too intimate (sometimes with a B & B, you feel like you're intruding in someone's home), and this is what was suggested to us. The location was indeed good, the prospect looking toward the ocean was very nice, and it really wasn't like... More 

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Napa, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015

We bought a groupon for a suite and then called to make sure we could bring our dog and were told yes. I also called 2 days before arrival to ask the check-in time and was told 2:00PM. Day of arrival I went to check-in at 1:45pm and was told our room wasn't ready and to check back in an... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Free wifi only in the lobby, not in the rooms. Okay continental breakfast but no one was really around tending to it. We waited 10 minutes for coffee. Very thin walls & loud housekeeping (Thank goodness we were up early.) The gardens and low key, off the grid vibe was what we were looking for and this place definitely delivered.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

The Hill House Inn is more of a hotel with breakfast included. The lobby is charming in Victorian splendor, with a wall of signed headshots from the actors who stayed there when they shot Murder She Wrote in Mendocino. There was a slight mix-up when we checked in. Somehow Expedia didn’t notify the Hill House that we needed a dog-friendly... More 

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