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“Lovely B&B in Mendocino!” 4 of 5 stars
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Nicholson House Inn
2.5 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   951 Ukiah St., Mendocino, CA 94560   |  
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Ranked #22 of 23 Mendocino B&B and Inns
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Lovely B&B in Mendocino!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

We recently had a very nice experience at the Nicholson House B&B in Mendocino. Brent, our host, was a helpful as can be regarding restaurant and activity recommendations. He also did a good job on the breakfast, which is held in the first floor common area of the main building. This is not an upscale, "fancy," retreat, but very comfortable and ample and at a good price.

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Aberdeen
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 hotel reviews
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2011

We stayed one night the room was fairly small but comfortable and clean not having a tv is unsual nowadys but we really didnt miss it.
The breakfast area was very small but the food on offer was very good and the service was good and friendly. All in all a great stay at very reasonable price.

  • Stayed October 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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San Antonio, TX
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7 hotel reviews
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29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2011

We were only here one night, arriving around 7pm and leaving at 7am the next day, and we didn't really get to see much that the town had to offer, but we couldn't have afforded many other lodging options there (I think there are tons!). So that being said, we were perfectly happy with our stay at Nicholson. I didn't feel that the guy who checked us in was all that warm, but he was probably about to give up on us showing up so it's fine. We had the Russian Rose Room. It is quite "cozy" and if we'd stayed more than 1 night, might have been a little frustrated for space, but we don't spend much time in our room regardless. The bathroom was nice and large. The bed was comfortable enough, not super comfortable. We found out the next morning that you could see the ocean a bit behind the B&B, pretty awesome, and I believe it was just up and around the corner to drive or walk to an unobstructed view. We would stay here again.

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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Glen Ellen, California
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9 hotel reviews
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2011

We stayed in Mendocino recently and decided to stay at the Nicholson inn because of it's excellent location and favorable rates. We were not disappointed - it is less than a block away from the heart of the town with it's charming restaurants and quaint boutiques. The room was small but very comfortable with an outstanding feather mattress. Breakfast is served in a small living room which does not seat too many so be ready to take breakfast back to your room on a tray. The " house" itself is old and historic - needing a touch of fresh paint - but totally acceptable . For the price and location it is great value - we will go back!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Surrey, Canada
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54 reviews 54 reviews
35 hotel reviews
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2011

Reasonable price for B&B right in Mendocino, which is generally expensive. Tiny room, no space for table, just one chair, but fabulously comfortable bed. Nice furnishings, friendly owner. Breakfast was better than basic continental with fresh baked goods, cold meats and cheeses, usual cereals, fruit etc.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Oakland, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

We stayed two nights at this inn, in one of their most affordable rooms. The location is great, the breakfast is huge, including home made scones and coffee cake, cereal and fresh fruit, breads and meat and cheese -- pretty much anything you could want for breakfast. It's served up in a small common room that doesn't seat everyone who's eating, but it seems to work out OK with people taking trays to their rooms and milling about. Our room was very nicely decorated without being overly fussy (a hard thing to find in Mendocino); it was small, but not bad for the price. The owner is extremely accomodating; he let us put our bikes in an unused room so we wouldn't have to worry about them being locked up outside. A very good value for pricey Mendocino.

Stayed September 2011, traveled with friends
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Stockholm, Sweden
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10 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2011

I have probably spent some 1500 nights at hotels all over this globe the past 20 years.
This place comes in my top 10 stays that I remember.
Make sure to get the Admiral's Deck!

  • Stayed September 2011, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 951 Ukiah St., Mendocino, CA 94560
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Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Mendocino
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #22 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Mendocino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Nicholson House Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nicholson House Inn is the new name for the former Abigail's B&B and is under new management. ... more   less 
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