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Agate Cove Inn Hotel
Ranked #3 of 25 Mendocino B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
GreenLeadersGold level
Sunnyvale, California
1 review
“Perfect getaway from the city”
Reviewed January 8, 2013

Awsome! With a great view of the ocean from all over the property. Relax to the sights and sounds on the pacific ocean from your private deck, king size bed or any other location on the property. We stayed in the Jasper cottage. Beautiful king size bed, gas fireplace and a private deck. The large bath with deep jettub was also a great way to relax. The house keeping staff did a great job of keeping everything just the way it was when we first arrived, clean and inviting.

Larraine and Roger were fantastic inn keepers. They were very helpful in helping first time visitors to Mendocino see the best attractions. The large picture windows in the breakfast / dining area provided wonderful views of the ocean, while you enjoyed a wonderful home cooked 3 course breakfast. If your looking for a great place to get away from the city and relax on the California coast, the Agate Cove Inn is an excellent choice! "My wife and I will defiantly be back"
Sincerely
Rundle7

Room Tip: "The Jasoer cottage is a great choice"
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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MendocinoLaraine, Owner at Agate Cove Inn Hotel, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
It was great to read your review and it reminded us of the wonderful time we had getting to know you on your first visit to our inn. You definitely made a great impression with us as well. We are grateful for your kind words and hope to see you when you can escape from city life to the peace and tranquility that this area offers.
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Reviewed January 4, 2013

This was an excellent find. It was a about a third of a mile from the center of Mendocino. We stayed in the Zircon cabin. 4 post bed with a stand alone propane fireplace. Extremely cozy, quaint, and well-appointed.
Breakfast was wonderful overlooking the ocean. Proprieters couldn't have been more friendly or more helpful. If there was a flaw in any of the details, we couldn't find it. A wonderful stay at a reasonable price for the area. We will be back.

  • Stayed December 2012
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Thank Beatles6
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MendocinoLaraine, Owner at Agate Cove Inn Hotel, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay in the Zircon cottage. It is such a pretty room and it has everything that one needs. We will be removing the Christmas tree, the fireplace garland and the lighted garland around the top of the draped canopy bed today. The holiday touches made Zircon even more romantic than ever. Thanks for your great review and we look forward to spoiling you on your next stay!
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Reviewed November 25, 2012

We have stayed in other properties in Mendocino, but this is our new number one. Amber cottage was a delight, the breakfasts were amazing, and the view simply stunning. Larraine and Roger were excellent hosts - their recommendations for restaurants and wineries were spot on. Our only regret was that we had to leave so soon.

Room Tip: Obviously some of the rooms are closer to the Pacific than others, but we walked around and looked a...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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MendocinoLaraine, Manager at Agate Cove Inn Hotel, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
We are pleased that our restaurant and winery recommendations suited you. There really are some wonderful places that satisfy those needs. Thank you for your complimentary review of our Amber cottage. Amber continues to be one of our most popular cottages. The view from Amber not only captures the white water but the full glory of the garden as well. We appreciate the time you took to share your thoughts with others. So many of our guests depend on this type of forum to help them decide where to stay, including ourselves.
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Lincoln Park, MI
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Reviewed November 13, 2012

I'll admit, when it comes to trips, I'm a daydreamer. So even after the plans were made, I'd visit the site and look at the virtual tour, visit their webcam to see the marvelous views, and daydream about what my trip would be like. I could not have guessed how far short my daydreams would fall from the real thing. A truly out of this world experience, with amazing views, interesting things to do in the surrounding areas (whether you like to shop and eat out, or hike in ageless forests, or walk the beach), and the most gracious of hosts - including a delightful Border Collie named Nava.

I've never been so spoiled! From the luxury rooms to a breakfast that was a decadent treat that every morning was something new and incredible to delight your taste buds by Roger and Laraine. I even hear a cookbook is in the works!

Laraine and Roger truly go out of their way to make your stay as enjoyable as possible. I cannot recommend this place highly enough, and can't wait to return for another visit!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
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MendocinoLaraine, Owner at Agate Cove Inn Hotel, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Thank you for your very heartfelt review. I understand about the day dreaming. I too used to day dream about Agate Cove Inn. I watched the web cam on the inns web site until escrow closed on the property and I could actually move here. The area is rich with old redwoods and some of the best sunsets over the Pacific I have ever seen. We are so pleased that you were able to explore some of the wonders that Mendocino offers. We are delighted that you enjoyed the breakfast. The cookbook is near completion now. We are excited to be able to share the breakfast experience here with our guest. Now they will be able to duplicate our recipes at home and hopefully that will bring back some nice memories of Agate Cove Inn.
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Reviewed November 11, 2012

We try to stay in B&Bs wherever and whenever we travel, and the Agate Cove Inn ranks among the best of the many places we've stayed! As others have mentioned, the location is perfect (close to town with spectacular ocean views), the gardens are gorgeous, the breakfasts are delicious, the rooms are immaculate, comfortable, and well-appointed, and Laraine and Roger couldn't have been better hosts. They truly want their guests to feel comfortable and welcome, and it shows in all the wonderful details throughout the inn. I can't think of a nicer place to stay when visiting Mendocino.

Room Tip: We stayed in the Diamond Room - immaculate, comfortable bed and bedding, large jetted tub, fireplace...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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MendocinoLaraine, Owner at Agate Cove Inn Hotel, responded to this review, January 17, 2013
We are so glad that you had a good stay at our inn and enjoyed the remodeled Diamond room. That room is becoming a fast favorite among our guests because they love the skylight, fireplace, flat panel TV, jetted tub and private garden area. When we remodeled that room we tried to include everything that we would want in that space. We are pleased that you found it to be a perfect match as well.
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Brunswick, Ohio
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Reviewed October 31, 2012

Listen up all travelers that are planning to visit Mendocino or the nearby area!
You simply cannot find a more beautiful setting, more accomodating hosts, better breakfast (included in the stay), comfortable bed, or an environment that makes you feel more at home than home feels than this piece of heaven called "Agate Cove Inn".
We have traveled quite extensively and Laraine and Roger have set such a high standard, it will be hard to match in future travels.
Here are just some of the highlights in addition to those listed above that you will experience when staying here:
-You cannot ask for better hosts.... Talk about feeling immediately welcome!
-Breathtaking Sunsets
-Beautiful/ unmatched sunrise scenery
-Laid back charm of Mendicino within walking distance
-Gorgeous grounds and landscaping
-Wonderful hosts whose soul focus seems to be making sure thier guests are having the time of thier life
-Rooms comfortable and each having its own personality
-Nava- a border collie who provides endless entertainment with her antics
-Coffee, hot cocoa, popcorn, movies, books, whatever your pleasure available anytime
-The best breakfasts that we have experienced in our travels
-Sea glass beach a short drive to the north
-Redwood forests within a 20-30 minute drive
-Did I mention the amazing hosts?
Such a laid back place just busting with positive energy simply must be experienced!... When we return to the area, and we plan to soon, there is no looking further.... Agate Cove Inn is THE PLACE TO STAY IN MENDOCINO and is a destination to visit even if you are not certain of your travel plans.
Jason and Mary.... Cleveland, OH

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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MendocinoLaraine, Owner at Agate Cove Inn Hotel, responded to this review, January 13, 2013
Oh Jason and Mary, You covered so much in your review. You definitely captured the rhythm of Mendocino and the good atmosphere here at Agate Cove Inn. It is a great feeling to know that we met and exceeded your needs and expectations. We appreciate your enthusiasm about our inn and strive to continue to keep our guests just as happy as we seem to have made you. A hearty thanks!
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Fairfax, VA
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Reviewed October 28, 2012

We were in California (from Virginia) to celebrate my birthday - to drive down the Pacific Coast Highway and venture into Napa Valley. I had made reservations at four different B&Bs along the way. The absolute highlight of our stay was at Agate Cove Inn. Our room, the Jasper, was gorgeous and very inviting with two reading chairs in front of the fireplace and lovely views of the water. The grounds were beautiful with flowers in bloom everywhere. We stayed at the Agate Cove Inn at the beginning of our trip - and everywhere we went, I kept comparing the other places to the Inn. None of them held a candle to it. I only wish we lived closer - we'd be regular visitors.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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MendocinoLaraine, Owner at Agate Cove Inn Hotel, responded to this review, October 29, 2012
We are so pleased that you choose to stay with us during your birthday celebration trip. Thank you for your comments about the Jasper cottage. We try to imagine what we would like as travelers and so positioning two chairs in front of the T.V. and fireplaces only made sense. We are blessed with an abundance of year round blooming shrubs and plants. We are delighted that you enjoyed the color in our fall garden. Wish you lived closer as well!
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Property: Agate Cove Inn Hotel
Address: 11201 Lansing Street, Mendocino, CA 95460
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Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Mendocino
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Mendocino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Agate Cove Inn Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Agate Cove Inn provides a luxurious and private oceanfront getaway coupled with spectacular views of the Pacific. Perched on a bluff above the coast, Agate Cove Inn delivers a breathtaking view of the sea and rugged headlands. Our Farmhouse and cottages are set on two acres of beautiful coastal gardens, and 100-year-old cypress trees frame the property. Whether you're here on business or a family vacation, Agate Cove has a relaxing environment you'll love. Wake up each morning and enjoy a beautifully prepared breakfast along with fresh brewed coffee, an assortment of fine teas, hot chocolate, and juice! Indulge in our variety of extra features, from our homemade baked goods to our spa services, free movies and popcorn or simply watch the sun set in our outdoor hot tub. Check out our special offers such as the Mendocino Romantic Getaway Package and the Mendocino Wine and Dine Package, an entire day experience with luxury transportation and gourmet meals. We are located close to a whole host of activities like golf and tennis, fishing excursions, kayak tours, along with regular festivals happening all through the year. Take advantage of our concierge service for planning your activities. An innkeeper is on site 12 hours a day. We'll be happy to discuss routes for getting to Mendocino, area attractions, and restaurants. We also make reservations at restaurants, the Skunk Train, horseback riding, whale watching, wine tours, and many other local activities. For the finest oceanfront lodging experience in Northern California, be sure to stay at Agate Cove Inn. ... more   less 
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