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“3rd Time, Still Great” 5 of 5 stars
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Sea Gull Inn Bed and Breakfast
3.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   44960 Albion Street, PO Box 317, Mendocino, CA 95460   |  
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Ranked #10 of 23 Mendocino B&B and Inns
San Francisco, California, United States
1 review
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“3rd Time, Still Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2013

We've been here 3 times. The first time was just luck (only place that had a vacancy) but we keep going back because it's such a great place to spend a few days. As another review mentions, it's the quintessential bed and breakfast -- except the breakfast isn't just your average meal. It's fresh-baked muffins or rolls, fruit, coffee/tea, oj, yogurt...all delivered to the room so you can breakfast in bed. Beds are comfortable, rooms are clean and neat.

  • Stayed February 2013, 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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Rating summary
  • Location
    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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English first
Eureka, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2013

This was our first time at the sea gull inn, as we have always stayed at the mendocino hotel in the past. We were not disappointed, it was as perfect as couled be hoped for, especially for the price (plus free breakfast, wow). The location was ideal, right in the center of town, a block or two from the 3 places we had dinner at. The vibe was so cool and relaxed, what a cute and quaint property. It is the only place In mendocino that I ever want to stay at in the future.

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  • Stayed January 2013, 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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Livermore, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2013

I can't imagine a more ideal bead and breakfast weekend than you get at the Sea Gull Inn in Mendocino. I wanted to introduce my children to the bed and breakfast experience and it was as if the Sea Gull Inn popped out of a novel. Remote coastal community of Mendocino, beautiful coastline, peaceful, etc. Since the Inn is a historic building, like most of the buildings in Mendocino, you feel the place is timeless. The owners are relaxed, cheerful, and attentive, which is perfect. I enjoyed having breakfast served in the room, but others may prefer something else.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2013

My daughter and I spent a night in the Sand Dollar room for our short stay in Mendocino. Jim took our reservation late in the day and made arrangements for our late arrival. The room was ready and waiting when we arrived. It was very clean and the beds were wonderful. Fresh organic breakfast was delivered to the room as promised. I would highly recommend the Sea Gull Inn for anyone staying in the Mendocino area.

  • Stayed December 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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Honolulu, Hawaii
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

This is the perfect family or girls retreat. I have vacationed in Mendocino for almost 15 years and have stayed in pricey inns and VRBO - this was my first time at the Sea Gull Inn and I will return. The Inn is centrally located in town with great street parking. In three days we didn't drive - the best restaurants and shops are "right there" and the beach is a mere 5 minute walk. The Inn is also very quiet with rambling and whimsical English-style gardens and pathways. Four of us girls stayed in The Barn - a wooden building with a loft space and also I believe the largest accommodation on property. The space was impeccably clean. There was also a small fridge, and no other "kitchen" amenities e.g. a hot pot to warm water or coffee maker (that would have really been nice). Wine glasses and a corkscrew are provided. Before booking, the hosts were very responsive to any inquiries over the phone or via email and in person are equally as warm and attentive. The delicious and generous home-made breakfasts are charmingly served in bone china and brought to your room with your choice of fabulous coffee or a selection of teas. The birthday girl was gluten intolerant and breakfast was thoughtfully prepared with this in mind. There is a private sun-deck with rustic wooden furniture - perfect for enjoying a picnic. The inside living space has a comfortable sofa and reading chair. The downstairs bedroom has a very comfortable bed (great pillows) that literally occupies the entire space - there is a few feet to spare to the wall. There isn't a reading light or nightstand which would have been nice and a draft came through the window right onto the bed, which I plugged using a pillow. There is a very efficient central heating system which would have permeated into the room had I kept the door open. The Barn is a great place for families or very close friends. I have viewed the private rooms and they are lovely. I think the Seagull would be a nice place for couples wanting a romantic hide-away. Check their website for great specials. We also received four complimentary passes to The Mendocino Botanical Gardens - a very nice gift. The Seagull is a real gem to find in the heart of Mendocino - you will be treated like a valued family member and you will look forward to your next visit.

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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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San Jose
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2012

If you are looking for a place to stay in Mendocino, I highly recommend Sea Gull Inn.
The staff is very friendly. When he showed us our room, he also went over how to use the blinds, where light switches are, internet access password, nearby resturants, and how to contact the staff in case of emergency. It's a cozy place to stay, very comfortable and clean.

The breakfast is excellent, well prepared, healthy and clean.

Highly recommend!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
    • 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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Santa Rosa, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2012

We have stayed at Sea Gull at least 4 times, always an enjoyable experience. This year, we could only stay one night and when I emailed Jim and asked if he could excuse the 2 night minimum, he said YES much to our delight. We stayed in Lookout #2 which has been redecorated and is very lovely and more comfortable. The weekend was rainy and cold, but we love Mendocino and Sea Gull, so it didn't matter. Since it was my birthday Sunday, when breakfast was delivered, they had included a small bottle of champagne to make mimosas with the orange juice, what a sweet and delicious idea. The food is always lovely and will be returning probably for our anniversary next summer. Thanks again Jim and Ayla

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 44960 Albion Street, PO Box 317, Mendocino, CA 95460
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Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Mendocino
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #10 of 23 B&Bs / Inns in Mendocino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Sea Gull Inn Bed and Breakfast 3*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Mendocino CA and Sea Gull Inn, one of the original B&B Inns on the scenic Northern California Coast. The house was built in 1878. A giant Holly tree shades the front porch. The private garden has several secluded sitting areas. Meticulously maintained, the inn and its grounds are very much a part of Mendocino's charm. All bed and breakfast lodging guest rooms have private baths and some have views of the ocean. ... more   less 
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