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Highway 1 & Comptche Ukiah Road PO Box 487, Mendocino, CA 95460
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#5 of 20 B&Bs / Inns in Mendocino
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Nestled on a hillside, the exquisite Stanford Inn & Resort 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.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
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Wifi
Hot tub
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Sauna
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Restaurant
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Hiking
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Olga S wrote a review Aug 12
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This is not just a wonderful getaway; this is a hidden paradise. The moment you arrive at the property, you would feel like a completely different person. This place has so many unique features! A beautiful relaxing atmosphere in the “welcome house” where we got checked in by friendly staff-member without any delays. Also, we were offered to experience a complimentary tea-time with delicious vegan dessert next to the fireplace. Spacious (super clean) room welcomed us with pleasant music. Room had a balcony with chairs and a table. We loved our time on a balcony whether it was with coffee in the mornings or with glass of wine in the afternoons, we could sit there for hours and enjoy the spectacular garden beneath us and the ocean view on the horizon. Every morning (after our coffee on a balcony) we took a walk through the garden to see horses, donkeys, and lamas (very friendly, and they like you to scratch their ears), then went for breakfast. Breakfast included juice, meal of choice, coffee, and scones. Our favorite was vegan “egg”-benedict and crepes. Honestly, everything on the menu is very tasty! Throughout the day we enjoyed hiking along the Big River, spent time exploring Mendocino, then returned to the resort for our afternoon tea and made a dinner reservation. With a few hours to spare we decided to relax in the pool solarium. After a delicious dinner at Raven's, we went back to our room. The fireplace was another great addition to make our evening more romantic. There is something mesmerizing about the sound of fire! The next day, we decided to enjoy the scenery from the water and went canoeing (hotel personnel highly recommended – thank you!!!). There are so many things we wanted to do that Stanford offers: we had taken cooking class and learned how to make a vegan cheese and vegan quiche (yum-yum-yummy); we also took a nutrition class with Sid. We wanted to take a gardening class as well and more cooking classes, but just didn’t have enough time. So, what did we decide to do?!? We decided to come back… and come back again… and again... This year it was our 10-year coming back to this beautiful place for our wedding anniversary. This is our mini paradise and for sure we have already made our reservation for July 2023. Thank you, Stanford-be-the-Sea, for welcoming us every year. You are our family! Can’t wait to be back!
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Jennifer W wrote a review Jul 2022
Campbell, California6 contributions8 helpful votes
A great getaway hotel. Rooms are rustic but fit the overall Mendocino environment. Rooms include a fireplace, balcony and chairs with beautiful views of the ocean. Breakfast and dinners were excellent with delicious vegan food. We enjoyed canoeing on the Big River and hiking some of the trails nearby. We took a yoga and a cooking class as well and learned many new tips for cooking vegan sauces.
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Response from Stay17050653290, Owner at Stanford Inn & Resort
Responded 2 weeks ago
We're filled with gratitude after reading this review! It's lovely hearing about your recent stay with us at The Stanford Inn by the Sea Eco-Resort. Our team is glad to know you liked our comfortable accommodations and amenities, and that we did a great job at making you feel at home! We appreciate you for leaving this detailed feedback!
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travelingtechers247 wrote a review Jul 2022
Toronto, Canada22 contributions23 helpful votes
My wife and I had the pleasure to stay at the Stanford Inn this July for 4 days. The Inn was the perfect tonic to end our trip to Mendocino. After a week of hiking and hustling around the gorgeous Mendocino area, the Inn was just what the doctor ordered. Check in was easy and very courteous and our room was fantastic. Very spacious and well decorated. Excellent bed which was super comfortable, great shower and a lovely balcony that looked over the amazing gardens and with a view of the Ocean. We particularly enjoyed using the fireplace at night to sit by and enjoy a nightcap. All the needed elements were provided and was a special treat. The grounds are spectacular with so much to take in and wonderful to roam through and drink in. We really enjoyed heading down to meet the animals on the property. The donkeys enjoyed a good scratch and there was a special Llama that came right over and really enjoyed a good ear Scratch. We took advantage of a couple of services. The cooking class with Sid was a lot of fun and he was full of energy and passion for Vegan food. We whipped together a number of dishes from a ranch dressing to a cashew based cheese. It was interactive and informative. We took back our delicious creations and enjoyed them for dinner. We also had a wonderful Ayurveda Massage that was out of this world, it was amazing and melted away any reminisce of tired or sore muscles. It truly was a beautiful experience that we recommend. The food is vegan based and delicious. We enjoyed several meals at Raven, the Enchiladas were spot on and the sandwich was quite good. Breakfast was provided with your stay and hand an excellent array of choices. We really enjoyed the waffles and become our go to. It was a great experience and do not be dismayed by the Vegan label, this is a resort all could enjoy and is worth a try.
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Response from Stay17050653290, Owner at Stanford Inn & Resort
Responded 3 weeks ago
The Stanford Inn by the Sea Eco-Resort appreciates you for leaving this positive review! Our team works hard to ensure every guest has a remarkable stay with us, and we're satisfied knowing we exceeded our standards during your stay! We're overjoyed knowing you appreciated our courteous staff and comfortable accommodations, as well as our services and dining options. That's what we like to see! Thank you again for taking the time to share. Please keep us in mind when you're in the area again!
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Jean A wrote a review Jul 2022
12 contributions3 helpful votes
Perfect place to get away from the busy bay area and focus on getting some relaxation, enjoy the garden, eat tasty healthy meals and dedicate time to reconnect with my partner and before our baby arrives. My favorite part was the pool solarium. I've avoided pools largely due to COVID, but there were very few to no other people in the pool when we used it. It was the perfect exercise for me in addition to attending one of the yoga classes they offer. The yoga instructor was very amenable to my prenatal yoga needs, providing alternative poses. All around a great stay, we only wished we had more time!
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Response from Stay17050653290, Owner at Stanford Inn & Resort
Responded 4 weeks ago
We're delighted to know you had a lovely time here and that you enjoyed our peaceful atmosphere, food offerings, and amenities. We can definitely agree with your compliments! Thank you for leaving us this review! Come see us when you're back in the area.
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timjoakland wrote a review Jul 2022
oakland16 contributions5 helpful votes
Front staff was very helpful with hiking instructions, tips on local sight seeing and so forth. Bar staff closed bar early on a Saturday night at 8pm because the last restaurant guest had finished. Eventhough TWO bar staff were on duty, one very capably texting away, the other staying busy at the bar computer. Mind you, the Inn literature says everything stays open on weekend at least through 8. Breakfast food was inedible. Bland and lacking any cooking acument.
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Response from Stay17050653290, Owner at Stanford Inn & Resort
Responded 4 weeks ago
We aim to provide our guests with an exceptional stay where we exceed their expectations. We're happy knowing you appreciated our front desk team, but we are disappointed about the problems you encountered. We hope that you trust in us to get this resolved, and please don't hesitate to let us know if there is anything else we could improve to make your stay better. We look forward to hosting you with a better experience
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Denise B wrote a review Jul 2022
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We loved our stay here! It’s relaxing from the moment we arrived. We loved our vegan breakfasts and our room was so beautiful and cozy. The grounds of the hotel are surrounded by trees and flowers and here is an ocean view from the dining room. We can’t wait to return!
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Date of stay: July 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Response from Stay17050653290, Owner at Stanford Inn & Resort
Responded Jul 7, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to share! Leaving our guests with a great impression about us is what we strive to do! We're so happy to know you enjoyed your stay. We go above and beyond to make sure we have comfortable accommodations and exceptional amenities, and we're happy that our efforts don't go unnoticed. We value your feedback and appreciate the kinds words! We hope you stay with us again.
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Zee W wrote a review Jul 2022
Oakland, California1 contribution
After more than two years apart, my family found a place that was conducive for us to unwind, contemplate and reunite. The Stanford Inn accommodations, restaurant, the pool (which is also hothouse of flowering tropical plants), gardens of organic produce and floral plants are designed for a welcoming stay. The views are beautiful. The air is fresh. What makes this place stand out against many others in Mendocino is that the property is set back far from the road and that the philosophy of care for the earth is their guiding principle. Although some of us are not plant-based (vegan) eaters, we found the food to be delicious. We also took a cooking class from Sid Garza-​Hillman that was excellent and inspiring. While there are plenty of activities for hiking, biking, etc, we also enjoyed just being here. A great deal of love and care has been put into this property and we felt rested, recharged and energized from our three night stay.
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Stay17050653290, Owner at Stanford Inn & Resort
Responded Jul 7, 2022
Our guests deserve to have the best experience here at The Stanford Inn by the Sea Eco-Resort! We're so glad to know you had just that - with our wonderful amenities and accommodations, as well as our beautiful facilities. Thank you for choosing us to host you, it was definitely our pleasure! We hope we can welcome you in again!
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Sarah C wrote a review Jul 2022
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There are so many reasons to love the Stanford Inn - the gorgeous grounds, the secluded lodging at the Garrett House near the lovely llamas, donkeys and horses, the restorative greenhouse pool, the comfort and reliability of being fed by a vegan kitchen, the beautiful main building with yoga classes (!), the complimentary bikes, the extra touches (chocolate covered strawberries!) and of course the magnificent location!
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Date of stay: June 2022
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Response from Stay17050653290, Owner at Stanford Inn & Resort
Responded Jul 9, 2022
Thank you for taking the time to leave us this positive review! We're always pleased to know our guests leave The Stanford Inn by the Sea Eco-Resort with a positive impression and great memories. We are glad to know we were able to provide you with lovely accommodations and amenities, and we can't wait until you visit us again for an even better time!
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Carol S wrote a review Jun 2022
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Stanford Inn is a beautiful hotel, very clean and the surroundings are just magnificent. You can see the ocean from the rooms. The staff are so nice and informative. The food is absolutely delicious. The pool is large and the hot tub just perfect. It was so much fun to see the horses, llamas, and donkeys. The Inn is very close to the beautiful and quaint downtown. You cannot ask for a better place to relax and enjoy the beauty of Mendicino.
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Responded Jun 23, 2022
We're glad to know our top-notch service doesn't go unnoticed, CvilleManager! It puts a smile on our faces to know you appreciated our courteous staff and dining options, as well as our amenities and prime location! Please don't hesitate to let us know if there's anything else we can do to make your experience with The Stanford Inn by the Sea Eco-Resort even more memorable. We appreciate you for leaving us feedback!
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Susie Z wrote a review Jun 2022
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I am writing this before I’ve even left because I couldn’t wait. I landed on this inn for three nights for an extended weekend getaway. I scoured the rooms and booked a king, and because of my notes that I wanted a direct ocean view they called to suggest a different building instead, which I thought was very thoughtful. Obviously the biggest plus was that it’s pet-friendly, which let us bring our dog with us. Thoughtful little touches, like dog bowls, blankets, and a little treat for her. As for the rest: all lovely. Honestly the pictures online don’t do the property justice. It’s beautiful, and you can tell they put a lot of care into everything. Adorable garden, gorgeous greenhouse pool (something I never knew I needed) and hot tub. Cozy interiors, clean, absolutely loved using the fireplace and balcony. Sheets were super soft, and ample towels provided for our stay. Wasn’t sure if I’d enjoy the vegan breakfast but it’s delicious! Really flavorful and filling, and made me feel healthy and not over-bloated for a day full of activities. Their juice also tastes super fresh. Staff were warm and friendly. Jennifer from the spa is incredible; she probably gave me the best massage in my life. You know it’s a great place when you’re already wondering when your gonna be back.
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Date of stay: June 2022Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Response from Stay17050653290, Owner at Stanford Inn & Resort
Responded Jun 22, 2022
We are always enhancing our hotel standards, and we're glad your appreciate our efforts! We loved that you had a nice stay and loved our pet friendly facilities, comfortable accommodations, linens, breakfast offerings, and interacting with Jennifer, as it lets us know how amazing we're doing. Thank you for this positive feedback!
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$611 - $633 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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NUMBER OF ROOMS
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Frequently Asked Questions about Stanford Inn & Resort
Which popular attractions are close to Stanford Inn & Resort?
Nearby attractions include Mendocino Coast (0.7 miles), Ford House Visitor Center & Museum (0.6 miles), and Gallery Bookshop & Bookwinkle's Children's Books (0.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Stanford Inn & Resort?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and free breakfast.
Which room amenities are available at Stanford Inn & Resort?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at Stanford Inn & Resort?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Stanford Inn & Resort?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Stanford Inn & Resort?
Conveniently located restaurants include Luna Trattoria, Goodlife Cafe and Bakery, and Café Beaujolais.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Stanford Inn & Resort?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Stanford Inn & Resort located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.7 miles away from the center of Mendocino.
Are pets allowed at Stanford Inn & Resort?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Are there any historical sites close to Stanford Inn & Resort?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kelley House Museum (0.6 miles).
Does Stanford Inn & Resort have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.