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MacCallum House Inn
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Mendocino
Laguna Beach, CA
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“A Disappointment”
Reviewed April 1, 2006

Our honeymoon .... we spent months planning to have a quiet, relaxing week. We stayed in The Barn which was described as private with a small yard for our dog. The deck is "the small yard" and the jacuzzi on the deck was in full view of the room upsstairs which we had never been told about. The deck was next to a small area that was used for yard debris - it stunk and drew flies.

The quiet never happened. The whole week they hammered setting up a huge tent for a political event and then were remodeling the room behind us - no naps possible.

Dinner reservations were a mess. My husband had picked out a table, made reservations and then when we were being seated - not the correct table and the host said they never reserve particular tables - but that is how they took the reservation and said no problem.... and the table number was on the reservation sheet......

Poor attention to detail, and careless, unprofessional employees.

  • Stayed July 2004
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Reviewed March 23, 2006

We stayed for 3 nights in the Attack Suite of the Main House. The room was well appointed, cosy, and perfect for a family as it had two seperate bedrooms. The view was beautiful overlooking Mendocino to the ocean.

This room was not too noisy as it was on the third floor of the house, but I can certainly understand previous complaints about noise if you stayed in any of the other rooms in the Main House.

Overall it was very nice, the location can not be beat in Mendocino with easy access to all the shops, restauants, beach, and a short drive to many excellent hiking areas.

A few little quirks that were slightly annoying at $300/night - yes breakfast was included and it was indeed yummy, but any "sides" were an additional charge - ie: toast $2, bacon $3 - and each night at "wine hour" the cheese et al. were gone in 15 minutes never to be replenished, also if you order room service, in addition to the standard 18% gratuity they add a $10 room service charge to walk it up a flight of steps. It just seemed to cheapen the whole experience - I say add $25 bucks to your rates, keep your supplies ample and get rid of the nickel and dime charges.

  • Stayed March 2006
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Fairfield, CA
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Reviewed March 18, 2006

Our stay was superb; we will definately recommend MacCallum Inn to friends & family. The suites building was exceptionally peaceful & quiet--just what we hoped for. Its location on the upper hill culdesac, away from the busier, automobile-crowded Village streets gives it a serene feeling. The music playing as we walked into the suites' house was a special touch. "Monte's view" was roomy, even as the smallest room in the suites building & had an awesome view across the Village buildings & tree tops to the crashing waves on the rocky beach. The gas fireplace warmed our room & gave it a cozy feel. Loved the personal, "Happy Anniversary" wishes card & wine. For as many couples who come to Mendocino for various celebrations, it was nice to have the special recognition. I did an exhaustive search over the internet & was very pleased with our final choice. Offering a full, complimentary breakfast (until 11:30!), was another selling point for us. The restaurant staff was pleasant, helpful, unpretentious, and gave us the privacy we needed during meals. The Friday evening hostess was welcoming & accomodating after we arrived from our long drive up the coast. Except for a few, minor cosmetic improvements needed in our room (carpet/tub), everything was what we expected & more.

  • Stayed March 2006
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Reviewed March 13, 2006

We went here to stay for our honeymoon. The room was awesome, the food at the restaurant was the best I've ever had, everything was really perfect. We got a free glass of wine each evening and breakfast was included - not just continental, but full breakfast from the menu. Again the food was just awesome. We had breakfast overlooking the many shops and a fantastic view of the ocean. We will be going here every year on our anniverary. Thank you.

  • Stayed March 2006
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Reviewed March 5, 2006

The staff of the MacCallum House was wonderful as always. Since Megan, Jed and Noah took over a few years ago, improvements are constantly happening at the site. There are a lot of us that come to the Whale and Wine Festival every year, and we always enjoy the experience at this lodge! The staff constantly strives to insure the pleasure of it's guests, and should serve as a prime example of how a service enity should perform. I can only thank them for the wonderful stay each time, that compliments the whole weekend stay each year.

  • Stayed March 2006
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Reviewed February 26, 2006

We enjoyed our one night stay in the Queen Anne upper level. Terrific view of the ocean. This room would be an excellant choice if staying for an extended period of time.

We enjoyed the wine event from 4-5.

We have traveled extensively and eaten at many fine restaurants. This restaurant was definately on our top list. The food was great!!!!

Breakfast the next morning was beyond our expectations and was included in the room price.

Would definately go back to the MacCallum House.

  • Stayed February 2006
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Reviewed February 24, 2006

A great B&B with excellent food - both breakfast and dinner. In fact, guests at other hotels come to the MacCallum for the dining. They also have a wine hour at 4pm with assorted cheeses.

We had a large room with a fireplace, jacuzzi, and a view of the Pacific. And the the MacCallum is in the heart of Mendocino, just blocks from the Mendocino Headlands - which is one of the best locations on the pacific coast to watch a sunset or walk the miles of coastal trails. And whale watching is possible, as we saw 3 migrating gray whales a few hundred yards off the coast (in Feb 2006, heading north).

I have been to many B&Bs, and the MacCallum ranks at the top for the rooms/ammenities, the great food, and the atmosphere. And it doesn't hurt that it is situated in one of the most beautiful and quiant towns in northern California. And don't forget the proximity to the Pacific Ocean, and the several state parks just miles around. If one cannot relax and unwind here, then one has no hope of relaxing.

  • Stayed February 2006
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Property: MacCallum House Inn
Address: 45020 Albion St, Mendocino, CA 95460
Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Mendocino
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Beverage Selection Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Mendocino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — MacCallum House Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
We are a classic Victorian boutique hotel located in the heart of Mendocino. Situated on 2 acres of beautifully landscaped grounds the MacCallum House has a full service fine dining restaurant, casual cafe, and bar on site. We offer wedding and group services as well. Our accommodations feature a number of standard amenities including concierge services, 24 hour desk help. Our rooms have many luxury touches such as Shikai bath products,mini bars,gourmet in room coffee, robes, fireplaces, hot tubs, DVD players, Ipod docking stations, phones, and ocean views. We also provide free Wifi property wide so you can stay in touch with the rest of the world. As part of our collection of rooms we also have two vacation homes that are fully equipped and great for families. In addition our Suites property has large rooms complete with ocean views, jetted tubs, gas fireplaces, and large plasma televisions. Come discover why the MacCallum House is the most comfortable place to stay in Mendocino. ... more   less 
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