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“Quiet, nice , but quirky” 4 of 5 stars
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Blackberry Inn
44951 Larkin Rd., Mendocino, CA 95460   |  
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Ranked #8 of 23 Mendocino B&B and Inns
Tiburon, CA
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“Quiet, nice , but quirky”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2012

We stayed two nights in the "Bank" room, which was well maintained,clean and nicely presented, with a bank facade on the outside. It had a partial view of the ocean through trees. We wondered why the trees are not removed to improve the view.
It was quirky because the TV was very old, and set low down in a cabinet and hard to view from the bed. No fan in the bathroom, which is a glaring oversight these modern times, but we understand that the owner refuses to install them. The basin faucets turn the opposite direction from the usual anti-clockwise to to open.
The room was quite large with a nice sitting area with wicker chairs and table ,and included a microwave, a fridge, and a basket with some fruit and a baked item but no plates or tools for those who wished to use their own cereal, etc.
It has become more expensive since our last stay.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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angwin,
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2012

we have stayed at the blackberry inn for many years. each time we have such a wonderful time and so enjoy the peace and quiet. our accomodations are always spot on and management is very anxious to make our stay memorable. just what we need to get away from the busy lives we all have

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2012 via mobile

This review is a little late but true. We stayed at the Blackberry Inn for a wedding. Our party booked reservations, then management changed, but everything seemed fine. Our room was nice, cozy with a fireplace, and had nice little breakfast treats. We moved the couch to chat with our friends before the wedding but didn't think anything of it. Afterwards, I noticed an extra (large) charge. I called, and the girl at the front seat said it wa a cleaning charge for urinating on the carpet! I am not making this up! She said the cleaner was certain it was urine! I asked for the manager to call but they never did. Terrible service, and frankly bizarre behavior. Urine?!?

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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mgatov, General Manager at Blackberry Inn, responded to this review, August 9, 2012
We are sorry that the cleaning fee was unacceptable to you, but it was necessary. The entire Inn was booked for your wedding party from 8/26/11 to 8/28/11. During the stay of the wedding party, we experienced a couple of other incidents that are indicative of the general behavior. On the night of 8/27/11 one of your party threw burning fireplace logs out into the dry grass field surrounding our inn. We were extremely fortunate that the logs landed in a barren spot, as our entire inn could have burned down. When your party left after the wedding, our crew needed to clean up a large quantity of empty beer cans that were discarded around our premises.

When our cleaning staff went to clean the rooms on 8/28/11, they noticed a wet stain on the carpet in your room. When they investigated it, it smelled of urine. We called in a professional cleaner who verified it was urine. We only charged you for the actual cleaning bill. Our front office staff did call you and informed you of the impending bill. The manager also requested you return the call if you wished to discuss the issue further. We did not hear back from you.
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Tigard, Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2012

We just stayed here for the first time ever. We came down to Mendocino to bury our Son, so my Husband knew we would need an incredible place to stay. Upon arriving we were surprised at how charming the Inn was as we turned up the drive. The garden and swing was very peaceful to sit in and think. We enjoyed a visit from a Hummingbird in the garden and he spent a while with us. The rooms are very well kept, clean, the beds were so so comfortable, and the staff is super nice and the room had fresh baked goods and cocoa and was just so warm and inviting. We are already planning another trip down soon and hope to return many times and pick a new room each visit. This Inn is right down the road from town, yet it is so quiet and peaceful you would think you were out in the forest. I can't say enough nice things about our stay.....I am ready to go back now.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Healdsburg, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2012

Absolutely Delightful, Old West charm, ample room, very gracious staff ! Clean; some of the rooms have an ocean view * Aand, it's Reasonably priced. We loved it .. and we live in Healdsburg. Good continuity, tastefully done. Staff was very friendly, parking was easy.

Room Tip: Saloon room, Millinary, Schoolhouse - good view
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SoCal
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5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 9 cities Reviews in 9 cities
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

We recently spent a month touring the Northern California coast. We generally prefer bed & breakfast inns but the Blackberry Inn was a delightful surprise. The rooms are large and spacious and full of light. We had plenty of room for all our gear and our two bicycles. Each room is decorated differently to reflect a western theme, to the delight of young and old alike. The price was only half of what was being charged in nearby Mendocino, about a mile away. Because it is out of town, the Blackberry is also appreciably more quiet than hotels in Mendocino. The friendly staff made us feel welcome and gave us a discount on the fourth night. I would definitely recommend the Blackberry Inn.

Room Tip: Several rooms have a jacuzzi tub in addition to baths and showers.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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LEBANON
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74 reviews 74 reviews
14 hotel reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

We stayed at the Blackberry Inn for the first time on our recent vacation. After staying at several places with no personality along the way, imagine our surprise when we pulled up at the Blackberry Inn!! We stayed in the "Boarding House Room" which was the least expensive. When my wife got the first glimpse of the room she was astonished! When we arrived we were given a basket of coffee and an assortment of fresh baked sweets. The entire property has such a warm feeling about it. The people were friendly and the room immaculately clean with everything set in place. It was so nice, we hardly wanted to move anything around or fold down the bedspread. After quite a drive to get there that day, we had a great night's sleep. The bed was so comfortable. The inn is located on a hill a little bit outside of town. It is completely out of the busy town area. It was so quiet there you could almost hear a pin drop. (Less than a mile) We are considering going back to spend a few days there just because of the Blackberry Inn. We would highly recommend a stay here. It is a very romantic place!!
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 44951 Larkin Rd., Mendocino, CA 95460
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Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Mendocino
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Mendocino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 16
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Blackberry Inn, nestled a half mile above the historic town of Mendocino, offers guests the best of both worlds. Surrounded by sylvan trees, sunny meadows and breathtaking ocean views, the Inn is perfect for those looking for tranquility and luxury. Whether you enjoy strolling through town, hiking the many surrounding beaches, biking the idyllic Hwy. One, or relaxing on your redwood deck with a glass of wine, the Blackberry Inn offers serenity and proximity. ... more   less 
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