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Stanford Inn by the Sea

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Willows, California
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The Stanford Inn offers the best package for visiting the town of Mendocino & the surrounding area. The friendly atmosphere, clean, comfortable apartments, the wonderful food, the beautiful flower, fruit & vegetable gardens, the 2 horses, 2 mules, 3 alpaca & the raven flock that makes it their home, all make the visit to the coast a joy. Canoe trips... More 

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San Francisco, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The minute we drove up the road to the Inn, beauty, lushness, and peace surrounded us. I actually had to catch my breath when we arrived. It simply was one of the most beautiful, peaceful places we have stayed. Everything about Stanford Inn was remarkable. From the friendly people at the front desk, to the lovely owners (who are around... More 

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We took our daughter and her boyfriend (both vegan's) as a surprise trip for their college graduations. They were so surprised to find the resort was vegan. We had a wonderful stay and found plenty to do! We had an updated room which was VERY nice. Their room was not yet updated, but still very nice, rustic and relaxing. Everyone... More 

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San Francisco, California
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82 reviews
47 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stanford Inn significantly exceeded expectations. Although I was worried about how things would turn out after reading hit or miss reviews, my husband and I left thrilled with experience. The bathroom and furnishings were basic, but very much in keeping with the property and surrounding area. I typically book suites when traveling with our dog but booked a Big River... More 

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Joan S, Owner at Stanford Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Thanks for reviewing. So glad to hear that you had a wonderful and relaxing getaway! We hope to see you again along with your four-footed companion. More 

Portland, Oregon, United States
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2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I drove to Mendocino from Portland OR for Christmas 2015. The drive was long and tiring, but our stay at Stanford Inn by the Sea was well worth any difficulty in getting there. One reason for its popularity is its open policy for guests bringing their companion animals. Not wanting to leave our elderly cat at home... More 

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THE OC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had been wanting to visit the Stanford Inn by the Sea for awhile now. My husband said we could go for my birthday. I booked directly online as they give you a discount booking direct. We arrived early and luckily our room was ready. We got to our room and my husband immediately said we need to book it... More 

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Thank Michelle M
Joan S, Owner at Stanford Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for reviewing! So glad that you had a great birthday celebration. We look forward to welcoming you back next year. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had dinner at Ravens with my 5 month old puppy & was pleasantly surprised. First, the walk from my car to the restaurant entrance was green and lush with well cared for plants. Second, I entered the restaurant and felt welcomed from the moment I arrived. The ambiance was warm & inviting. It was not over the top and... More 

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1 Thank katiebW6059GV
Joan S, Owner at Stanford Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Thanks! So glad to hear that you had a great experience. We have just launched and are very excited about our new to-go lunch menu. We hope to see you and your pup again soon. More 

Atherton, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The thing about reviews are no matter how many good ones there are, there will be terrible ones as well. I think it is helpful to describe the experience since there isn't a place that works for everyone unless it fits into a specific category. Hopefully this will hep with decisions. Service - Staff is extremely friendly and happy. They... More 

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Joan S, Owner at Stanford Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a great review. In the meantime, best wishes for your growing business. We look forward to seeing you when you can get a way for some rest and relaxation! More 

Atherton
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We didn't plan on staying here for our sorely needed week away. We booked a much pricer and luxurious B&B in Mendocino. Right after check in we ran over to The Stanford Inn for dinner. We are so grateful we did. Not only was the food so impeccable - stunningly fresh, artfully presented and full of delicious flavors and variety,... More 

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1 Thank Jim K
Joan S, Owner at Stanford Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you! We are so happy that you and your husband had such a wonderful stay. This our 35th year inn keeping here at the Inn, and it has always been our intention to give guests an experience that leaves them recharged and restored. It is affirming to hear that we have done just that. We wish you a speedy... More 

San Francisco, California
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50 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I liked the hotel very much and our dog did too. The purpose of our trip was to relax and treat ourselves a little bit. I recommend staying in an upstairs room with a view for the best experience. We booked a package deal that included breakfasts, dinners, a spa treatments, and canoeing in addition to the other amenities. All... More 

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Joan S, Owner at Stanford Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for writing! We hope to welcome you back someday. More 

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Free Breakfast
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Hot Tub
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
  • Family Rooms
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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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 

Additional Information about Stanford Inn by the Sea

Address: Highway 1 & Comptche Ukiah Road, PO Box 487, Mendocino, CA 95460
Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Mendocino
Price Range: $343 - $380 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Stanford Inn by the Sea 4*
Number of rooms: 33
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