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Nicholson House Inn and Spa

951 Ukiah St., Mendocino, CA 94560
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#18 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Mendocino
Nicholson House Inn and Spa now under Sweetwater Properties management now brings the perfect combination of bed and breakfast and spa experience. Located close to shops and beach trails in the Mendocino village.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Golf course
Non-smoking hotel
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Allergy-free room
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
Family rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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Vicki R wrote a review Mar 2020
10 contributions1 helpful vote
This was a first experience visiting the town of Mendocino and staying in a B & B with our dogs. Now mind you, it's 2 German Shepherds, one of which is still a huge pup, so these are 2 seriously large boys. They did great! Jessica did a fantastic job of making us feel welcome and had dog treats in hand to win over our 2 buddies. We stayed in the Grandma's Attic room on the first floor and it worked out perfectly. It's right next to the common area which we had mostly to ourselves. The bed is comfy, sheets are fresh and the towels are soft. We brought the dogs bedding so they were very content. FYI: there is a dog park very close by that came in very handy for those late night walks. The dogs are not allowed in the dining area so they spent their time resting in the car while we ate a delicious breakfast. Jessica did an outstanding job of feeding us and making sure we didn't leave the breakfast table hungry. I was thrilled to have frittata along with fresh fruit and local bread. We enjoy the B & B atmosphere and hearing other people's stories and adventures. Overall, the place was an excellent fit for us and we will go back. And if you don't travel with dogs? It's still a wonderful place to stay. Staff are welcoming and knowledgeable. The village is friendly and the bluffs and beaches are incredible. And there is no shortage of places to eat. Nicholson House Inn took excellent care of us!
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Date of stay: March 2020
nattinutty wrote a review Aug 2019
Los Angeles, California21 contributions4 helpful votes
This old family home built in 1903 makes for a charming B&B. I was there for 2 nights in August (end of summer) by myself and I got 'the forest room' - the room and bathroom was clean, the beds were very comfortable and overall the my stay was uneventful. The staff was very friendly and helpful. The good - * Location - it is in the heart of town and everything within Mendocino is walking distance. * Rooms - charming, clean and comfortable. The room was cozy for 2 people. * Fresh fruit for breakfast! The not-so-good - * This is an older property and comes with some obvious limitations - like the stairs to the upstairs room are a little narrow and steep so you will have to carry your bags up a little carefully. Also the power outlets are in some awkward corners so charging devices need to simply be left on the floor and nowhere near the bed (so you can't leave your phone for charging while you sleep if you also use it for your alarm). * Only one of the rooms has an outdoor seating spot which is such a shame given how gorgeous it is outside. The windows in my room looked out on to the street which was not ideal either.. but since I was there on a Sunday the lady kindly allowed me to use the outdoor seating area of the other room because it was unoccupied. If you want to sit back and chill in the sun at the inn, there's no place to do so. * Sadly, I was not a fan of the breakfast. It was just a little too fancy for me. If I have to figure out what is in those lovely little souffle bowls before my morning dose of caffeine kicks in - it is too much effort. So I ended up having a bagel every morning. I wish there was a simpler eggs and toast or plain ol' non-fancy cereal option to go with it. * Breakfast is served next door in the office which is a standalone building maybe less than 50-paces from the inn. There is no tea/coffee option in the rooms or at the inn itself which means the very first thing in the morning you need to make yourself presentable and put on your layers so you can tromp over and get your morning coffee. * It is expensive. In short, this was a lovely comfortable inn but may not be ideal if you're a super lazy vacationer like me.
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Date of stay: August 2019
Eric C wrote a review Mar 2019
Sonoma, California17 contributions13 helpful votes
I was surprised when this Valentines getaway was planned by my wife to the Nicholson Inn. It is a great location in Little Mendo and walking distance to everything. We had the whole place to ourselves as we watched the opening ceremonies of the Olympics and sipped North Coast wine. A memorable weekend for sure!
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Date of stay: April 2018
twonitestay wrote a review Jul 2018
ssf,ca9 contributions
Just came back from staying at Nicholson inn Pro: location. Can walk to resturants and shops. Breakfast. A full cooked breakfast was served. Yummy! Room. Nice comfortable room n bed Large hot tub at the spa includeed Con: Room. PAPER THIN WALLS! Could hear next room talking. And hear people walking up the stairs from our upstairs room. The bottom bed sheets had pilling ( sheets old ). Ruff bath towels. ( did they forget the fabric softener? ) Shower curtain smelled which made the bathroom smell, needed changing ( wash). Other than the walls. Just small things that needed and can be changed to make it a 5 star place.
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Date of stay: July 2018Trip type: Traveled with friends
BobCaTSB wrote a review Jan 2018
Oakland, California152 contributions26 helpful votes
This is a classic Mendocino house converted into a small bed and breakfast. We stayed in the Grandma room #2, a small, quiet room with private bathroom. Perfect for our two day stay around Anderson Valley and Coastal beaches, location could not be better, right in the town, you can walk to restaurants, shops, bluffs, Mendocino is a very small town. They offer daily breakfast in the annex to the main house, a good display of items, the frittata was my favorite, bagels and great coffee!! Our host Kurt is a very nice guy, a local that provided us with tips and recommendations. I would definitely recommend this B&B
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Date of stay: July 2017
Response from Hank M, Owner at Nicholson House Inn and Spa
Responded Jun 26, 2018
Thank you BobCaTSB! We appreciate your share.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Nicholson House Inn and Spa
Which popular attractions are close to Nicholson House Inn and Spa?
Nearby attractions include Ford House Visitor Center & Museum (0.3 miles), Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books (0.3 miles), and Kelley House Museum (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Nicholson House Inn and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a spa.
Which room amenities are available at Nicholson House Inn and Spa?
Top room amenities include a kitchenette, a minibar, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Nicholson House Inn and Spa?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at Nicholson House Inn and Spa?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Nicholson House Inn and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Luna Trattoria, Goodlife Cafe and Bakery, and Cafe Beaujolais.
Is Nicholson House Inn and Spa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Mendocino.
Are pets allowed at Nicholson House Inn and Spa?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Nicholson House Inn and Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Nicholson House Inn and Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kelley House Museum (0.2 miles).
Is Nicholson House Inn and Spa accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.