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Agate Cove Inn Hotel
Ranked #3 of 25 Mendocino B&B and Inns
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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92 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Paradise.”
Reviewed June 19, 2013

Very nice B&B. The room was great but it is the view that is spectacular. Could see the ocean while laying in bed! The view from breakfast was even more spectacular. Breakfast was good. Not the friendliest owners I have ever seen but certainly more than adequate. Check out their website - one of the best I have seen. Pricey but so is everything else in Mendocino.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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MendocinoLaraine, Owner at Agate Cove Inn Hotel, responded to this review, June 20, 2013
Thank you Bill for taking the time to review our inn and for awarding us a rating of *5*! It means a great deal when we are reviewed by seasoned travelers like yourself.
We think that we have incredible views as well. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and like our breakfast. We do our best to arrange the rooms so that an ocean view can be seen from the bed. We also enjoyed reading your other reviews, especially the Headlands State Park and Russian Gulch. We know this information is so helpful to other guests. We look forward to your next visit with us.
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Penrith, United Kingdom
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We stayed for three nights at the Agate Cove last week, chosen as a result of the reviews on tripsadviser and for the amazing view. The owners, Roger and Larainne were away on vacation, but we were looked after marvellously by Innkeeper Thayes and her sister Dawn, two delightful and friendly ladies.

Our accommodation (Obsidian) was extremely comfortable, the bed amazingly so, possibly the best I have ever slept in and that combined with very soft cotton sheets made for a wonderful nights sleep. That was followed by lovely breakfasts in a dining room that had huge picture windows overlooking the sea. I am running out of superlatives, but think you get the message!!

Can highly recommend.

Room Tip: Fabulous views from Obsidian and Emerald, but if you look at the website it shows exactly what view...
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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 review, May 30, 2013
Thank you for reviewing us on Trip Advisor. We are sorry that we were away during your stay because we would have enjoyed meeting you. We hope to meet you on a future trip. We know that Thayes and Dawn, our interim innkeepers took good care of you in our absence. They are both excellent in the kitchen and love people! The Obsidian cottage is one of my favorites as well. I love the soft beach colors in that room. The painting above the fireplace (a birthday gift from Roger) is what inspired that rooms decor. Thank you again for taking the time to review us. We appreciate the kind comments.
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Sacramento, California
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We spent 4 nites at the Agate Cove in Mendocino and didn't want to leave. The property overooks the ocean and the views are just fabulous. It's a small B&B and each cottage is decorated with a different theme. We stayed in the Amber cottage which had a jetted tub, separate shower, old fashion pot belly fireplace and a private deck with a direct view to the ocean. The room was clean, bed very comfortable and there was no noise from the street. Breakfast was always wonderful. The breakfast room has floor to ceiling windows with fabulous views of the pacific. We also liked that couples could sit by themselves at quaint tables for breakfast making it more intimate versus the long dining room tables that most B&B's have. We looked at several properties for future trips and none compared to Agate Cove Inn. We will definitely be returning.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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MendocinoLaraine, Owner at Agate Cove Inn Hotel, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
We were hoping that someone would write about our newly designed breakfast room. Thank you for commenting on that. When we decided to expand the breakfast room and purchase new furniture for it, we thought about what we would like as travelers. We felt that quaint tables for two where both people could face the ocean and giant windows taking in the breathtaking view, were what was needed. We have also kept tables for 4 and the table that seats up to 8 for those special situations when that is called for. Yes, the Amber cottage is a popular cottage. We are so glad you enjoyed it as well. We are blessed to have this spectacular location and are only to happy to be able to share it with others.
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Avondale, AZ.
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Reviewed May 18, 2013

My wife and I just returned from a week long stay at Agate Cove Inn. Our experience was wonderful. Roger and Laraine were a wonderful host and hostess. Laraine and I exchanged recipes and she made my recipe for breakfast one morning. The breakfast room is a beautiful room overlooking the ocean with sweeping views of the coast, it is also a great place to enjoy a glass or two of your favorite vino. Our room was nicely appointed with all the comforts of home, in fact, after returning from our day trips it felt like we were returning home. We will be back! Thanks for a great stay. John and Coral Lewis

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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MendocinoLaraine, Owner at Agate Cove Inn Hotel, responded to this review, May 30, 2013
Hi John and Coral, We are so happy to have met you and our friendship has been solidified with the recipe exchange! Thank you for your kind words, your great company and the tip about the Raspberry Chipotle sauce that has become a fast favorite around here. It was delightful to have you here for a full week. We look forward to having you as guests in the future.
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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 review, 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 review, 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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Sebastopol, California
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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

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MendocinoLaraine, Owner at Agate Cove Inn Hotel, responded to this review, 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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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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