While the Glendeven Inn proper has gotten many positive reviews here, I want to warn travelers away from the Beach Trail Cottage, which is down the road from the main inn, and run by Glendeven as a stand-alone booking (no breakfast, no maid service). While the setting is gorgeous and private, the cottage itself has not been properly updated and does not meet the basic standards expected at this price point. Fridge and microwave are ancient, cheap stall shower was difficult to operate and ran out of hot water, vinyl "faux wood" kitchen flooring is cracked and even sunken down in a spot near the sink (I snagged and tore a sock on it), pale wall-to-wall living room carpet is stained. When my husband and two children stayed there in March, there was no working heat in the kitchen (space heaters were provided, but we were given no advance warning about this and learned it only upon check-in, with no partial refund offered). The lawn was overgrown and in dire need of mowing, the grounds untended. There was no extra bedding (blankets etc) provided, and only two washcloths were available in the entire cottage for four guests. Coffee was provided unattractively in Zip-lock baggies in the fridge. When I took up these problems with the managers at Glendeven, I was offered a point-by-point and rather defensive refutation, with no proper acknowledgement of the obvious problems that made this accommodation an overpriced disappointment. No partial refund was offered, despite the lack of working heat in kitchen, damaged flooring, and other issues, and despite my clear suggestion that there should be. So, buyer beware. You don't get what you pay for here, not by a long shot, and no one will take your legitimate complaints seriously should you take the time to present them. Although I have to add that with some basic upgrades and renovations (again, what one would expect at this price point), the Beach Trail Cottage could be a completely charming and worthwhile booking.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 'One of the 10 best inns in America'. This well appointed inn with its blend of fine antiques and contemporary art, offers wood burning fireplaces, ocean views, full in-room gourmet breakfasts, private baths, secluded patios & decks, featherbeds, plush robes, a wine and hors deouvres hour, and free-Wi-Fi. Glendeven is a Select Registry inn built on a serene eight-acre farmstead around an 1867 country estate situated on a headland meadow with grazing llamas, just minutes south of historic Mendocino. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Glendeven Hotel Little River