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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We live in New England and enjoyed visiting the quaint town of Mendocino. It made us feel like home. We took the Kelley House Tour with a docent and learned the history of Mendocino. Take the time to walk the little side streets and eat at one of the fabulous bakeries. Town is a five minute walk from the Hill... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Recently returned to Hill House after an absence of several years. We were pleasantly surprised that the hotel was kept up well, the room was large and clean. The bathroom is adequate but a bit basic and the bed was rather hard but overall we felt we had good value. A basic continental breakfast is served although we chose to... More 

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San Francisco, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

They need to fire whoever designed the furnishings. Five different prints (entry wallpaper, room wallpaper, carpet, bed spread, drapes) and not matching or pretty. Needs serious updates to everything. As others have stated, hotel exterior in front looks nice. Everything past the front facade is a time warp. Only reason to stay is for deal on room price, it's relatively... More 

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Brentwood, California
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had reservations for 4 ocean view rooms. Got there and was told there were only 3 reservations made even tho I had 4 written confirmations in my hand. Nothing they could do - said it was travel zoo's mistake. One guest had to settle for a garden view. Next day I inquired again and was told that 3 reservations were... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Angela Lansbury may have stayed there during the filming of "Murder She Wrote" but nothing has been done to update these rooms since. No piece of furniture matched, the brass bed was was missing two stiles, the bed was lumpy, no screen in the window, oilcloth on the table in the room, no microwave or refrigerator. Very low budget decor.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Reserved 2 doubles but got a king, a cot, and a flat mattress on the floor. (The mattress was an unacceptable alternative). They said it wasn't their fault but that doesn't make sense to me. Overall, the location is nice, the continental breakfast is good, and the bathroom was modern. The bathroom is a split model with the sink outside... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We only stayed one night but this place was very calm and idyllic. The room was very pretty. Unfortunately did the hotel no longer have a restaurant for dinner but we were directed down to their sister hotell down in the village. The village is a 5 minute walk, not long at all. The breakfast was ok. The staff was... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I like this place and will go back because I got a killer deal with breakfast for WED-FRI. The inn is in Mendocino and we talked from the inn to town and headland Mendocino. The room was spacious, TV in working condition, beds were comfortable but overall the property could use some upgrades and apparently they are planning on it.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love Mendocino. Loved Hill House in the past. We had booked a pet friendly room and didn't expect much which is a very good thing. Sparse furnishings, lumpy mattress, galley style bath, cheap bottle of shampoo, no other toiletries. Continental breakfast was horrible. Stale bagels, tiny little pastries that ran out every day, sugary Yoplait singles, green bananas, a... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

From first impression driving onto the property,it looks quaint and rustic. Walking in the lobby the old style is intriguing and style specific of 19th century coastal home. Inside our room was musty,dingy and smelled of a carpet that hadn't been vacuumed or cleaned in 10 years. The bed had a lumpy and aged mattress with un-clean top blankets. While... More 

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Amenities

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  • Free Breakfast
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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  • Family Rooms
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Hill House Inn is a premier hotel located in the historic village of Mendocino, California, with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. The Inn is situated in lush Victorian gardens, open fields with native vegetation, towering rustic redwood water towers and magnificent cypress trees. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Hill House Inn

Address: 10701 Palette Dr, Mendocino, CA 95460
Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Mendocino
Price Range: $113 - $242 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hill House Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 44
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Also Known As:
Hill House Hotel Mendocino
Hill Hotel Mendocino
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