Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites

Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites

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Constructed in 1878 and restored in 1975, The Mendocino Hotel Ocean & Garden Suites offers deluxe accommodations: luxurious, romantic, garden suites and cottages situated on two acres of botanical gardens with fireplaces, Italian marble vanities, private balconies and spectacular ocean or garden views. Enjoy antiques, fine art, down comforters, stained glass and Oriental carpets, 24/7 front desk concierge and two award-winning restaurants. ZAGATSURVEY reports “Victorian delights abound at this charming, period Mendocino Hotel restaurant with a California menu that’s right on the mark and sets the scene for locals as the "in place" and well worth the price."
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Bar / lounge
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Business Center with Internet Access
Banquet room
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Wifi
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24-hour front desk
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Ocean view
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3.0 of 5 stars
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English

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45080 Main St, Mendocino, CA 95460
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Robert S wrote a review Feb 2020
Marin County, California
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Great atmosphere in the grand old hotel of town. By the bar. Got brochettes which were nicely cooked with shrimp and beef and mushrooms but for $25 the portions were tiny. Meat loaf though was devoured voraciously by our daughter. We’d go back and try the dining room too
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
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Pontius Pilot 5 wrote a review Nov 2022
Santa Barbara, California
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The rest of the story...a complex of buildings with plenty of deferred maintenance but close to the ocean...tough on buildings. if you make a reservation within 7 days and cancel you are subject to a one night charge ($250 in my case). After you make the reservation an e-mail advises there are no TV’s in any rooms as the system is being revised, the bar and restaurant are closed, and of course no maid service for multiple nights stays. And don’t stay a minute after the checkout time or you will be charged $50 an hour. To top it off at the bottom of the e-mail is a Zagat Review citing “..hotel restaurant and a California menu that is right on the mark.” New ownership and covid are common culptrits. Once you actually get there the place is fine with excellent wi-fi, fridge and coffee maker in the room however no microwave and ice only fron the front desk.
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Date of stay: October 2022
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Andrew S wrote a review Jul 5
Rockville, Maryland
4.0 of 5 bubbles
The Mendocino Hotel, built in the 1870s, is a grand Victorian structure with opulent furnishings. It will be undergoing renovation for about a year starting early September 2024. This will mean some modernization and improved conveniences, but we hope that the beautiful Victorian details will be preserved or restored, especially in the reception area and adjacent lounge and restaurant (currently closed). Our room, in the garden suites in back (across Albion Street), was decorated with fascinating photos of a local family. History buffs and anyone who likes an antique atmosphere will love this hotel. Service was prompt and efficient.
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Date of stay: June 2024
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Keep in mind that the hotel will be closed for renovation from September 2024 to around September...
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David J wrote a review Aug 2020
San Francisco, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We decided to add a two night stay in Mendocino to the end of a ten day family road trip. But finding a place to stay last minute for the weekend (FRI-SUN) proved to be a challenge. Many places were either full or charging an exorbitant amount even for Mendocino, which is never an inexpensive destination. There was however some availability at the Mendocino Hotel & Garden Suites. I wasn't sure which type of room to book (as we were traveling with a child & dog) so I called to property directly to inquire. Upon doing so I was offered a discounted rate which was substantially better than anything I could find online, so I grabbed it. We booked one of the garden suites. Based upon the mixed reviews I didn't have the highest expectations but figured the location was great, the price wasn't outrageous, and the accommodations was meet our basic needs. Well, those expectations were far exceeded. Check in was a breeze. I was told our building/room was next street over (behind the main hotel) and where to park. When we entered the room we were all surprised how large it was. There was a couch with a full size pull out bed, two large chairs, and table and two other chairs. There was a small (but not too small) fridge on the table. There was also an old desk at the far end of the room and old timey (and somewhat creepy) pictures on the walls. At the far end of the room were a flight of stairs leading to a separate loft bedroom upstairs. That room had several windows and a nice view of the Pacific not too far in the distance. There were flat screen TV's both upstairs and downstairs, plus in room coffee. The bathroom was basic but plenty sufficient (the cool marble floor was kind of nice). Being that we were (are) in a pandemic, we weren't able to utilize any other hotel services (it was eerily quiet in the main hotel lobby), but I did request some ice and was quickly provided with a large bucket full. At check-in we were also provided with a comprehensive list of restaurants and cafes that were currently open which helped us determine our meal plans. Sure, the place is vintage and the furnishings aren't perfect (opening an closing the windows was a two person job!). But the place has a lot of charm and is in a great location. Quick walk to everything in town and to the open space of the headlands for some good walking and ocean breezes. I think we lucked out and got one of the better rooms based on other reviews and other cottage rooms we peeked into. But our stay was very enjoyable in large part to the room and service received from Mendocino Hotel & Garden Suites.
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Date of stay: August 2020
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Room #303 (Garden Suite) is the best!
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mayhugh1 wrote a review Feb 2020
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I got an offer on Groupon in Feb 2020. It was $55 per night for a shared bathroom or $700 for room with your own bath.

It was old ans I expected that. No frills, no tv. I expected that.

What I didn't expect that they push the Groupon people to the second floor in the back. These rooms are over the kitchen. The kitchen starts at 7:30 in the morning and the noise doesn't stop until 10 PM.

You can hear the talking and apparently they wash numerous pans because of the banging. Stay away from Rooms 8,7, and 6.

I know better now. Hopefully you do also.
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Date of stay: February 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
3.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Stay away from Room 8. It's over the kitchen- very loud.
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Loren Z wrote a review Jan 2020
Alameda, California
+1
5.0 of 5 bubbles
We arrived in Mendocino at this historic hotel late in the afternoon without a reservations as the sun was setting and requested a queen bed rather than the smaller double beds, and also a private bath. What we received from the very accommodating front desk manager met all our requirements, plus direct access to the hotel's shared large front balcony deck with bench swing and an amazing ocean view that was the front window of our room! Who needs a TV when the ocean is right in front of you viewable from your bedside. Also, very reasonably priced for the off-season.

The room was cozy and furnished with antiques including an armoire and loveseat near the front window. Only minor concerns were mattress was a bit hard, and no electrical outlets near the bed to plug our cell phones. Otherwise, we enjoyed our overnight stay and weather permitting, plan to take advantage of the hiking trails nearby to the coast.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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travelingtines wrote a review Nov 2022
Placerville, California
5.0 of 5 bubbles
I have been visiting Mendocino for decades. The one thing I needed to get off my bucket list was to stay at the Mendocino Hotel. I frequently would take time to sit in the Victorian style lobby to go back in time. Why stay at the Mendocino Hotel? If you want to absorb the historical aspect of the area one cannot select a better establishment.

I always recommend calling the day before. I like to call at the time I intend to check in and get the name of the desk clerk who is helping me. This is the best time to make or change any detail about your itinerary. In my case it was adding my step mother to the room.

The advantage here is that when you check in you are already in a first name basis with the person in front. Dropping names is important in small communities. Your front desk person is your best asset! Do not treat them like "the help".

Considering the fact that it was Thanksgiving weekend and the place was fully booked I found the room very affordable and quiet. For a hotel built in the 1800's it was in fairly good shape, relatively clean and comfortable.

Due to new ownership the restaurant and bar are not open at this time.
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Date of stay: November 2022
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: The bar and restaurant is currently closed. Be sure to ask for a room with a private bath if...
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BigMook wrote a review Oct 2022
Reno, Nevada
+1
1.0 of 5 bubbles
This Hotel is nothing they claim it to be. I have no problem sharing a community restroom and having to walk down the hall to shower or use the restroom. We have traveled enough in Europe to know this is a norm outside of the USA.

However, we supposedly got a room with a garden view and it turned out to be a room just big enough for a double bed and not much else except our luggage. Oh, and the Garden view was a view of the walking path of the roof and the view of the wall just 24 inches from our window and it would take nothing to have someone walk right into the room through the non-locked window. No ventilation or fan to move air. The room couldn't have been 9' x 12' big. The door did not totally shut without the deadbolt, which cannot be locked unless you are inside the room, so your stuff IS NOT SECURE!!!

The Dining and bar have closed and NO Television in the rooms, and the room photos if they even exist sure as heck are not anywhere near where they stuck us. The wannabe middle-aged hipster that thinks he is pulling off the porkpie hat and skinny jeans was no help even with the assistance of his black-haired bearded buddy behind the counter drinking beer who just came from the bar next door.

All of this nothing and being crammed in like 2 sardines for $150 a night. Be careful what your reservation is for and even then you may not get what you are expecting.
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Date of stay: October 2022
1.0 of 5 bubblesValue
3.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: Be careful and know what you are getting!!!! Not what you think this place is or what they...
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Ayça G wrote a review Feb 2020
1.0 of 5 bubbles
A truly shameful establishment. Make a reservation at your own risk. The hotel confirmed to me that I had a room, but when I got there they said they had no rooms. I spent an hour calling other hotels to find a room. Mendocino Hotel said they would pay for my night at the other hotel to compensate for their mistake, but then they sneakily charged my credit card for the room without telling me. When I asked them why I was charged, they denied any responsibility for the mistake they made and told me to get out of the hotel. I have never experienced anything like it at any other hotel.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Betsy D wrote a review Oct 2021
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We stayed one night in beautiful Mendocino in this historic hotel the last day of a holiday weekend. Many of the rooms were left with open doors, and unmade beds, and they appeared to be larger and nicer rooms than the one we were given. Our room was very small, not quite a queen bed, and not enough room for 2 bedside tables. An extension cord used 1/2 of the one outlet, so we took turns charging phone and laptop. The lower half of the window was boarded up and the room smelled strongly of bleach for the duration of our visit as there was no ventilation. We were informed that there was no tv in the room, at check in time. The WIFI worked poorly. The bathroom was tiny, no drain stop in the sink, no room for toiletries. There were no glasses in the room. The desk person informed us there were water restrictions and if we wanted ice to let her know. I asked for ice and she asked if I wanted a whole or half bucket, was was instructed to water a plant with any melted ice. There is a large second floor rooftop area that overlooks the magnificent ocean views, but there was no effort to set this area up as a sitting area, having a few catering style straight back chairs, no tables, no notice of use.Maybe it was not intended for guest use ? The bar area which looked nicely updated is only open on weekends. The main entrance and sitting room is beautifully original but smelled musty, the carpets need cleaning. The desk person never suggested these areas were open for use, although in the evening returning to the hotel there was a fire in the fireplace and some guests enjoying the space. The airpots of hot water and coffee were cold in the morning, and should probably have just been put away at night. There was free street parking. My understanding is that an investment group owns this hotel, and I'd suggest that they invest in improvements soon.
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Date of stay: October 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesLocation
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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john c asked a question Sep 2019
Union City, California6 contributions2 helpful votes
Is the hotel haunted?
London, United Kingdom4,677 contributions378 helpful votes
There wasn't enough room in our room for us and a ghost ...
bunny2211 asked a question Feb 2017
Oakland, California29 contributions25 helpful votes
Do the cottages have microwaves or mini fridges?
Answer from Adel916
Sacramento, California4 contributions1 helpful vote
No microwaves or mini fridges in our room, just a coffee pot and fireplace.
Answer from Adel916
Sacramento, California4 contributions1 helpful vote
Yes, it depends which part you stay in. If you are in the main hotel then there is diagonal parking out front bit if you are in one of the cottages then it is street parking fairly close to the rooms. We always found spots close to the room and we rarely drove since it's so nice walking!
MikeandGinny2014 asked a question Aug 2016
San Carlos, California3 contributions7 helpful votes
Is the bed in room # 24 a queen or a double?
Answer from newyorker1953
Ridgefield, Washington682 contributions213 helpful votes
I think it is a queen. Stayed there last week in that room.
MikeandGinny2014 asked a question Aug 2016
San Carlos, California3 contributions7 helpful votes
What amenities are available in room # 24?
Answer from Mgallardo2181
Sacramento, California14 contributions1 helpful vote
I'm not sure what room we had inside the Hotel it was very small no TV no microwave or fridge but no shared Bathroom we personally wouldn't stay inside the Hotel again but the Suites are amazing and we have stayed twice in the suites and would stay there again (in the Suites)
caz wrote a tip Jul 10
Crawley, United Kingdom86 contributions6 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Don’t book until they have revamped hotel and opened all their facilities again"
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Andrew S wrote a tip Jul 5
Rockville, Maryland109 contributions39 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Keep in mind that the hotel will be closed for renovation from September 2024 to around September 2025. "
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Designer-at-Large wrote a tip Jun 2024
California288 contributions95 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Street parking was easy. No elevators in historic hotel. Some rooms have sinks in the room, but bathrooms are shared. TVs are not in every room. "
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defendersv wrote a tip Apr 2024
Hove, United Kingdom64 contributions36 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"My advice is to try a different hotel. There are many in the area to choose from."
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Shawneecouple wrote a tip Aug 2023
Shawnee Mission, Kansas9 contributions5 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
"Do not stay here"
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$162 - $227 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
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51
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Frequently Asked Questions about Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites
Which popular attractions are close to Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites?
Nearby attractions include Mendocino Coast (0.08 miles), Ford House Visitor Center & Museum (0.06 miles), and Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books (0.03 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge.
What food & drink options are available at Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites?
Conveniently located restaurants include Goodlife Cafe and Bakery, Café Beaujolais, and Luna Trattoria.
Is Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Mendocino.
Are pets allowed at Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and a banquet room during their stay.
Are there any historical sites close to Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kelley House Museum (0.09 miles).
Does Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.
Is Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites accessible?
Yes, it offers reduced mobility rooms. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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