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Agate Cove Inn Hotel
Ranked #5 of 25 Mendocino B&B and Inns
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Reviewed May 6, 2013

A fabulous location and view! Breakfast was excellent. However, the "Ruby" Room should be avoided. It was the last available and is not on the website....for a reason. The bathroom looks charming and well-equipped but the bathtub surround does not allow drainage when the shower is used. The sour "standing-water" smell was not good. I could not enjoy the big bathtub because the smell was overpowering. Bathroom fan and scented candles were of no use. This room looks great but misses the mark. I would stay again but definitely in a different room!!

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  • Stayed: May 2013, traveled as a couple
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MendocinoLaraine, Owner at Agate Cove Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2013

Thank you for taking the time to review us on Yelp and Trip Advisor. We are happy that you liked our breakfast and the great ocean views. Sadly we were sold out when you needed a room and so offered you the "Ruby" room which we use for our family and friends and that is why it is not offered on our website. We appreciate the information about the "standing water" and have scheduled a plumber to investigate. We do wish that you had told us about it while you were here. We might have then had an opportunity to rectify the situation sooner but at least we have learned about it from this venue. We are glad that you are planning a return visit and would like to offer you a certificate so please call us. We look forward to serving you.

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Reviewed May 1, 2013

I cannot say enough about Mendocino, and the Agate Cove Inn!

We just returned from two nights in that area. Although we had been to Northern California several times this was our first trip to Mendocino.

Mendocino is without a doubt one of the most beautiful places I have even been. The town is absolutely charming, and the vistas are stunning.

Agate Cove was a lovely place to stay. Our room was spacious and very comfortable. We had sweeping views of the ocean, a lovely deck, fireplace, nice living room and a very comfy bed.

Breakfast was served each morning in the dining room, which had amazing views of the Mendocino Headlands. The breakfasts were hearty, and very delicious.

We will absolutely be back.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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savannah977, Owner at Agate Cove Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 12, 2013

We think this property is "heaven on earth" as well. So glad that you had a great time here. We look forward to your next visit. We greatly appreciate the time that our guests take to thoughtfully review us. Thank you so much.

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Reviewed April 30, 2013

Dear Roger and Laraine, I wanted to share with your readers about my recent visit to Agate Cove. As a previous owner of Agate Cove Inn I was excited to see and experience the changes you have have made since I was there. You graciously put my partner Doug and I in the Emerald Room. We were delighted with everything. The views were stunning of the ocean and surrounding gardens. We could sit all day and take in the scenery from our room. The bed was lush and comfortable. And the gas fireplace created the perfect ambiance for a classic Mendocino get-a-way. We enjoyed conversing with you both, and playing with your dog Nava. The breakfasts each morning were phenomenal. It makes me feel good that you are doing such an excellent job running and sharing Agate Cove. All the best Scott and Doug - Sonoma, CA

Room Tip: All the rooms are great!!!!
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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MendocinoLaraine, Owner at Agate Cove Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 30, 2013

Oh Scott, it was our pleasure to have you both here as guests at the Inn. We are so pleased that you gave us the "thumbs up". We do realize that we have a gem here and we try so hard to be the best caretakers of this special property. It was wonderful to visit with you and Doug. We look forward to your return.

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Reviewed April 27, 2013

Stayed just one night on a drive from Seattle to San Francisco, but would definitely go back. Beautiful location, well maintained rooms, friendly service and an excellent breakfast. It is a short walk into town on a road without sidewalks which may be of concern to some people, but the location and view offset the minimal inconvenience.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled with family
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Reviewed April 12, 2013

This is our "home" in Mendocino. Laraine and Roger make us feel like members of their family --- actually more like Royal Members of their family considering the breakfasts and care that they provide. The views are outstanding, and the hammock, swing, and chairs make watching the views and reading very comfortable. Walking distance to downtown Mendocino.

  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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MendocinoLaraine, Owner at Agate Cove Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded May 8, 2013

Thank you for your wonderful review. We always look forward to your visits with us here. It is a delight to have you. So many of our guests DO start to feel like members of the family and that is just one of the blessings of sharing this inn our guests. We look forward to your next visit!

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Reviewed April 9, 2013

My husband-to-be and I stayed here for our engagement moon (celebrating our recent unofficial engagement) and celebrating our birthdays all at once. I do not have the time to write enough good things about this BEAUTIFUL IMPECCABLE COZY CLEAN SCENIC ROMANTIC Inn. But, I can say, that even though other places in town may have a higher rating somehow, I think this was definitely the best place at which I could have possibly stayed and the views were UNBEATABLE!

I loved so much about this place. Let me itemize:

-The Customer Service and Hospitality was amazing. We arrived very late for check in, around 7pm, and one of the innkeepers, Roger, was still there at the front desk and welcomed us and showed us around and was so friendly and hospitable. It was so nice of him to wait for us when he had already been welcoming guests all day, I'm sure, and we were the ones who were late! Also, the innkeepers dog, Nava, was adorable and so friendly!

-The Cottage: We stayed in the Zircon cottage which was very romantic and had a great view of the ocean. It was cozy with its gas fired fireplace that kept the place nice and warm. The bathtub is very large and has jets- very relaxing. The bed was beyond comfortable. Slept like a baby. The parking was right next to the cottage and was not trouble to bring our stuff in. We did not hear any noises at all- it felt like we were away in our own private home!

- The Landscaping and Views were amazing! The garden was out of a magazine and the view of the ocean was not impeded by anything but a few amazing trees that complimented the feel.

-Breakfast was delicious and especially loved the fruit salad! It was homemade, right on the spot, by the other innkeeper, Loraine. She was kind and gave excellent attention and service. And a great cook!

They had some other cottages as well, but the one we stayed in met our budget and we feel like we got a royal treatment! Definitely, stay here! Check out the cottages because they do differ in what they offer!

Room Tip: If you like an ocean view- check the website to view the amenities of each cottage. Not all have the...
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  • Stayed: April 2013, traveled as a couple
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MendocinoLaraine, Owner at Agate Cove Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2013

Thank you for your outstanding review of our inn. We are grateful to you for giving us such a detailed review. Yes the Zircon cottage is very romantic and the bed is heavenly. We are glad that you enjoyed breakfast. Our goal is to make the most delicious breakfast to be enjoyed while gazing at the most spectacular ocean view. Congratulations on your engagement. We look forward to your next visit with us.

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Reviewed April 7, 2013

We were attracted to the area by a two-night Groupon deal offered by the Stevenswood Resort. Because the Stevenswood Resort groupon deal must be redeemed via the internet and the website would not let us extend our stay, we made reservations at the Agate Cove Inn for three nights. We paid $279 per night at the Agate Cove Inn compared to $200/night at Stevenswood, but the value difference was night and day. The Agate Cove won hands down. And, the Agate Cove Inn does not play the Groupon Deal game where you get roped in by a low price and have to upgrade to a higher priced room to use the coupon.

The ocean view from the Agate Cove Inn is spectacular. Some rooms have only a modest view, but between sitting out on the lawn and the breakfast seating are, you will get plenty of ocean viewing time. Breakfast at the Agate Cove is fantastic, served by the owners personally (Stevenswood breakfast is mediocre at best).

The lighting in our room (Jasper) was very nice. However, there was not enough light on the chairs or from the bedside lamps for reading by our 70-year-old eyes. To be fair, we did not mention this to Loraine. I'm sure it would have been rectified if we had. We'll mention it on our next visit.

We will be staying at the Agate Cove Inn again!

Room Tip: I don't think they have any bad rooms. The difference is mostly the amount of ocean view and ma...
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  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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MendocinoLaraine, Owner at Agate Cove Inn Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2013

We enjoy reading all of the reviews for our inn. Each review is so different and so it is interesting to read what each guest discovers and appreciates. We never want to get too comfortable as innkeepers so the reviews help keep us on our toes. Your observations about our inn tell us that we are on the right track. Thank you for your praises and generous ratings. (and I will get those 3 way light bulbs put back in your cottage !)

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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 #5 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Mendocino
Price Range: $229 - $553 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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