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Agate Cove Inn Hotel
Ranked #3 of 25 Mendocino B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
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Reviewed December 13, 2009

If you are looking for an economical and spectacular getaway, the Agate Cove Inn in Mendocino is it. Frommer's says that the view is the best in Mendocino and while it's hard to venture away from the view of the ocean, day or sunset, the inn itself is a wonderful respite from a busy city life.
Driving up from San Francisco one becomes gradually peaceful -then transported into a wonderful, caring home away from home. If Paris is your first choice, dining at the French restaurants in Mendocino and returning to a fireplace-warmed, cozy cottage comes in a close and more affordable second. Yummy and healthful breakfasts complete the dream.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 15, 2009

Our stay at the inn was the most relaxing few days we have had in a very long time. Mendocino is a place that allows you to relax and enjoy the beauty of the area. The Agate Cove Inn simply adds an exclamation point on how to relax. Our room was lovely (had I not chosen a room without a view of the ocean it would have been hard to leave it) - fireplace, jacuzzi tub, sitting area in the room and a french doors that led to a private patio area. The breakfast room and grounds have stunning views of the ocean and our time spent watching the waves crash against the rocks in the morning and the spectacular sunsets in the evenings were superb. The cuisine in the area was also a grand experience. We had one of our best dinner ever at the Cafe Beaujolais one evening, lunch at the Mendocino Hotel, and another good dinner at the Moosse Cafe. We went to Headlands State Park, which you can see from the inn, a walking tour of the historic downtown area, and we took a short drive to Point Cabrillo Light Station for another relaxing walk. On the way back to Sonoma County, through the Anderson Valley, our host gave us a great recommendation for a small, boutique winery off of Route 128. Esterlina Vineyard and Winery (you must call ahead) was a highlight of our trip. We had a memorable wine tasting experience overlooking the valley. You know when you want to stay forever you've had a great experience. The Agate Cove inn was tough to leave.

  • Stayed: November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 27, 2009

Agate Cove Inn provided us with a most relaxing and peaceful stay while in Mendocino. Just a 10 minute walk from downtown, this seaside inn has a terrific view of the Pacific from the main house and from many of the cabins. The inn keepers are very gracious and Roger makes a killer breakfast every day. Don’t forget to pat Nava, the owner Shetland collie. We will most definitely be back!

  • Stayed: October 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 6, 2009

The Agate Cove Inn and surrounding grounds are unsurpassed in beauty, with their gorgeous flower gardens and ocean views! The innkeepers, Roger & Laraine, are warm, welcoming, knowledgable, helpful and available most of the time. Their dog, Nava, was an extra special treat and added yet another warm and wonderful element to the whole experience! The room was exquisitly decorated , very clean, updated and very comfortable, with a cozy fireplace and plasma TV! The breakfasts, oh the breakfasts; so delicious and different every day! The only bad part of the stay was having to leave because it is "paradise"!

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 23, 2009

We spent 2 nights and loved it. The location can't be beat as you are overlooking the ocean and it is only a short walk to downtown. It is very peaceful and restful. The gardens are gorgeous. The hosts are very accommodating. Breakfast is very good, 2 courses served while sitting in ocean view windows. One morning in was apple crisp followed by gingerbread pancakes; the next morning was poached pears followed by eggs benedict. We stayed in the Diamond room, which had just be renovated. It was lovely and romantic but did not have a shower. I would choose a room with a shower.

  • Stayed: September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 21, 2009

agate cove inn is such a special place. we didnt have reservations and called on our way driving down the coast. they stayed up and waited for us to arrive. our room was recently renovated and was more then i expected! its one of the few that is attached to the main house but has its own seperate entrance. so private and cute! there's even a private garden seating area where one can enjoy a nice glass of wine. the inn's grounds are beatitful! all the flowers and plants give this a magical fairy garden place. especially after arriving here from a foggy drive down the coast...it was truly special. the next morning we woke up to clear skies and the beautiful mendocino coast. breakfast was waiting for us in the warm cozy kitchen with spectacular views! after breakfast we had to head out, but we definitly will be back and for a longer stay next time!
the inn is one of the few that i noticed that was set right along the coast, there are no other structures in between to block the view. great location!

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 28, 2009

My fiance and i stayed at the Agate Cove Bed and Breakfast on August 26-27th of 2009. Between the beautiful manicured landscapes, to the elegant decor of the room and dinning area you will truly feel at ease in a very comfortable atmosphere. The owners are are very helpful, and are full of wonderful recommendations, that we did all of them they suggested. We stayed in the Moonstone cottage, and could not have been more pleased. Better yet, the breakfast was divine. They had very appropriate mood music playing to what was one of the most delicious breakfasts i have enjoyed. You simply can not pass up Agate Cover bed and breakfast. My fiance and I would recommend this place as "Flawless". We look forward to many more visits.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled as a couple
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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 #3 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Mendocino
Price Range: $179 - $329 (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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