For almost $400 per night I want spotlessly clean accomodations. Ever walk into a place and feel like you suddenly need a shower? This is the place. My first impression upon walking into the lobby -- cobwebs everywhere along the exterior of building including the welcome sign. Once inside the lobby --- an immediate funky smell of cat -- you know that urine / ammonia smell --big turnoff. My $400 per night room was worth maybe $250-$300 and hated paying the bill at the end. Had to stay here because we had a dog in our party.
The room also had a smell. That was cured thankfully by the woodburning fireplace which they give you all the firewood you can use. Now the room itself was fine. Very homey, had refrigerator, microwave, 2 tv's and balcony. The bathroom is not that of a $400 per night hotel. White tile with the black grout -- yuk. Dark green towels that are completely faded. Cabinets faded. They ask you to conserve water and you need to flush the toilet 4 times to get anything down. The sink - clogged the whole time. When you pay high prices the bathrooms should be luxurious. The cost per room should be reconsidered because of this. If this hotel does a remodel -- get rid of the stinky carpets and redo the bathrooms -- than go ahead and charge what you want.
THANK GOD FOR THE RESTAURANT! Excellent food. The breakfasts are included and boy what a treat. Delicious baked good, omlettes, pancakes, crepes, etc. The menu cost is under $20 per entree but I'll even double that and include it toward my hotel bill. This is a vegetarian restaurant. The food is delicious and served hot.
ALSO THANKS FOR THE GARDENS! Beautiful gardens around property. Impressive vegetable garden.
Another minus -- you need to get in your car to drive into town and not the greatest views -- partial ocean at best.
MESSAGE TO THE OWNER: Get rid of the stinky lobby carpets and replace with floor. Pay more attention to cleanliness detail. Time to redo the bathrooms and room carpets as well. CURRENTLY OVERPRICED.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nestled on a hillside, the exquisite Stanford Inn sits atop a meadow overlooking Mendocino Bay. Embodying the best of the rugged Mendocino Coast, the Inn is a haven. The rambling lobby, guest rooms, and suites are paneled in pine and redwood. Every detail is attended to, from wood-burning fireplaces set and ready to light to the sumptuous organic breakfasts. Inspired by the Stanford's Certified Organic gardens, The Ravens' restaurant is outstanding and nationally acclaimed for its vegetarian cuisine. Guests are indulged at the Inn's Massage in the Forest and private yoga sessions. Canoeing and kayaking on Big River, California's new State Park. ... more less
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- Stanford Inn By The Sea Hotel Mendocino