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“Indifferent to room conditions.” 2 of 5 stars
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MacCallum House Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   45020 Albion St, Mendocino, CA 95460   |  
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Mendocino
Durham, North Carolina
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
“Indifferent to room conditions.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

Shower rod and curtain came down on our first of three nights. Requested fix. Was not fixed that day or evening. Requested fix again. Shoddy fix that came down during next shower (double-stick tape, seriously). We just showered anyway and soaked the tiny bathroom and tried to mop it up as best we could since, you know, the other choice was not showering for our three night, four day stay. Incredibly annoying. Come on, a shower is so so so basic. How could a hotel get this wrong? No remedy or solution offered. Nothing beyond a lukewarm apology (must happen a lot). Clearly, they weren't interested in finding a way to make our stay comfortable. The Inn and the surrounds are beautiful. The desserts are amazing. Location great. Does this make up for our experience? No.

Room Tip: If you must stay here, don't stay in Room 4 - difficulty showering.
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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San Diego, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

Feathers, clouds, little pieces of heaven. I stayed in the rooms by the cemetery-- the perfect touch for a couple always in love with a gothic getaway. Walk through the cemetery between town and your room, and enjoy the private hot tub in the back with a nice bottle of your favorite local wine or beer. I love, love, love The Mac House!!

Room Tip: Stay by the cemetery and get a private hot tub!
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Fort Bragg, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2013

This is the second time we stayed at The MacCallum House Inn and it was great again! We stayed in room 19 in the old Barn. Great views! Great high beam room with beautiful rock fireplace! Love the full length window with a view of the bay. Great furniture and comfy bed! Love it!

Room Tip: You can not go wrong with room 19! Perfect!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Atlanta, Georgia
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74 hotel reviews
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89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

I stayed in Room 5 for 2 nights. The room is in the attic and has two comfortable beds that are separated. To get to the private bathroom you have to go outside the room and down steep stairs. While this was not a big problem it is different. Because the room is in the attic the roof slopes so it is not a normal room. It did not cause problems for me, but you should be aware of it before booking this room. The food at the restaurant was very good. I ate breakfast and dinner there twice. You get a discount of $14 per night on dinner and breakfast was included. There was a good selection of local and other wines on the list. The town is pretty and very peaceful. The hotel had convenient free parking. The drive from Anderson Valley is very nice, going through redwoods and along the ocean.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Salt Lake City
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35 reviews 35 reviews
25 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2013

This is an old house in Mendocino. Stayed one night in the attic room. Quirky room, long and narrow with 2 separate bedrooms on the side of the main room that were a little haunted houseish but worked well. Beautiful window looking out over the bay at one end but it is floor to ceiling, opens up with a simple latch and no guard rail, not child or clumsy friendly. Very friendly staff and a great breakfast in the morning. They also give you a $7 coupon per person to use on drinks at the bar or juice with breakfast. Why $7? Why not $10 or discount the price? I will likely never know. Overall, liked the place but check out the room photos it is not for everyone.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sarasota, FL
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

Let me preface my remarks by saying I am not a fan of antiques so bear that in mind. We stayed one night at the MacCallum House in the main house. There are lots of buildings and choices of accommodations. We stayed in room #1 which was nicely appointed with antiques (g)... from our room we had a nice view over the tops of the other old buildings to the Pacific ocean. The bed was comfortable but a little high off the floor and we ran into the massive bed frame a couple of times. There are complimentary bath robes in the antique armoire. Also they had 2 of the fold up suitcase stands, a nice touch most places only have one per room. The shower offer plenty of hot water, but be aware it will go suddenly hotter or cold depending on water usage in other parts of the house, such is the nature of old houses. On the whole we enjoyed our visit to MacCallum House and to the small town of Mendocino. Be sure to take a walk along the headlands overlooking the Pacific, it's worth the short walk from the B&B.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Sacramento, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

We really enjoyed our stay here! We opted to stay in the suites, about 8 minutes walking distance from the main house. They are next to the village cemetery, but so are several of the other local b&b's. Our room was well-appointed, had a beautiful view and a bottle of Husch Cenin Blanc waiting for us. The Grey Whale is one of our favorite restaurants and we loved the breakfasts each morning! There is 18% gratuity added to the bill- probably because people forget to tip the waitstaff. It is a restaurant! And it was so nice to not have to deal with a grumpy b&b keeper in the morning when late to breakfast ;)

Loved the gardens as well- we saw lots of hummingbirds!

The suites do offer large jetted tubs and the sides are rather tall. I'm average height- 5ft6, and managed to score a nasty gash when trying to get out of the shower. My husband did inform the manager upon check-out and she quickly sent us a written apology, which was appreciated considering it was my own clumsiness that caused it :)

Room Tip: The suites are further from the main house, but private and quiet - some with ocean views.
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  • Stayed September 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 45020 Albion St, Mendocino, CA 95460
Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Mendocino
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Mendocino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — MacCallum House Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a classic Victorian boutique hotel located in the heart of Mendocino. Situated on 2 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds the MacCallum House has a full service fine dining restaurant, casual cafe, and bar on site. We offer wedding and group services as well. Our accommodations feature a number of standard amenities including concierge services, 24 hour desk help, and our rooms have many luxury touches such as Shikai bath products, gourmet in room coffee, robes, fireplaces, hot tubs, DVD players, Ipod docking stations, phones, and ocean views. We provide free wireless internet property wide so you can stay in touch with the rest of the world. As part of our collection of rooms we also have two vacation homes that are fully equipped and great for families. In addition our Suites property has beautifully remodeled rooms (2011) complete with ocean views, jetted tubs, gas fireplaces, and large plasma televisions. Come discover why the MacCallum House is the most comfortable place to stay in Mendocino. ... more   less 
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