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Didjeridoo Dreamtime Inn
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Reviewed April 14, 2013

Let me say this first: I love Mendocino. I've been going there for 30 years and have stayed in many wonderful inns. They vary in quality, but the "Didj" was inarguably the worst. Dirty, dirty, dirty. I understand Mendo-Funky. I love Mendo-Funky. But not filthy. Dog hair everywhere, mold in the bathroom, gritty sheets. Ugh.

And the breakfast was nasty. I know, Charles, you're going to tell me it's "GREAT", but it wasn't. I don't understand why everything was sweet, including the freaking bacon. Do you understand that not everyone wants to start the day with a sugar rush (and subsequent collapse)? And to have to eat off my lap because there's no table seating is beyond awkward. I admit I'm not very coordinated in the morning, so it was a bit much to have to balance the plate and retrieve the coffee cup from the floor whenever I wanted a sip. Which, frankly wasn't often since it was so weak.

The best part was that I was only there for one night. Thank goodness! I moved over to a different inn and enjoyed the rest of my stay in Mendo.

Go ahead, Charles. Call me a 1%'er. Tell me to go back to the Polo Club. Tell me I'm a mean person. But really. As an adult who works in the hospitality business, your place is one of the worst I've ever stayed in. You tout how cheap your rates are-please charge more and hire people who can clean and cook...

  • Stayed: February 2013, traveled with friends
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Didj-Inn, Owner at Didjeridoo Dreamtime Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 17, 2013

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Reviewed April 11, 2013

What a neat place! My boyfriend and I stayed there got a getaway and loved it! The room was great, Marisa was awesome, and it was so comfortable! It was relaxing, mellow and had a great vibe. Within walking distance to the beach which was amazing. Also quick walk to town. Breakfast was good, but the overall feeling of the place was the best. Will gladly go back.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Didj-Inn, Owner at Didjeridoo Dreamtime Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2013

Hi!

We are so glad you enjoyed the Didj-Inn. Marisa is great and I really want to thank Marisa and Paula for running the place while I was on a vacation in Utah. Great Job Girls!!!!

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Reviewed April 8, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for 1 night. Friendly welcome. Tea and coffee available in communal area which was a good start. Disappointment began when we found our room. Felt insulted by the grubbiness of it ... Used to staying in cheaper places but have never yet experienced anything quite like it so yes it was unique but just not how I had imagined. Very laid back ambiance. Breakfast due to be served at 9.00 . It arrived at 9.20. Generally people loved the breakfast. However it did not really do much for mine and my partners palette. This is not a criticism but if you prefer something more continental and not bacon caked in brown sugar etc , it is hard to stomach and I ended up buying breakfast in town. The longer we stayed the more we appreciated it takes a certain type of person to appreciate staying here. Sadly it was not us. Still our visit will give us plenty to talk about when we get home.

  • Stayed: April 2013
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Didj-Inn, Owner at Didjeridoo Dreamtime Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 15, 2013
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Reviewed April 1, 2013

The carpeting looked like a hundred dogs had slept there the night before. The door moldings on the inside of the room door and the bathroom door probably hadn't been cleaned in ten years. Also, breakfast is provided on a large round table. You serve yourself and hopefully find a place to sit down while holding your plate in your lap and putting your coffee cup on the floor. The breakfast was mediocre at best. I chose not to have the breakfast the second and last morning of my two night stay.

I've been to Mendocino some 20-25 times over the past 45 years and like to try different places to stay. The vast majority of the B&Bs were very good to excellent. A few were just "Good". This one is "Horrific" !

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled solo
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Didj-Inn, Owner at Didjeridoo Dreamtime Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2013

Oh My Gosh, You really had to eat with plates on your lap... Whatever will you tell your friends at the polo club?

Our rooms are clean and our breakfast is great! I do want to say that every review I've gotten on Trip Advisor I have answered back and I have remembered every guest I've answered, the good and the bad.... Who the heck were you?

One more thing, If you would had read our reviews and our website you would have knowen to expect a communal style breakfast in a mellow laid back place that trys to be a people and pet friendly environment. You would have also seen that I am very open about not being a fancy white glove inn and you would have picked another place (for much more money). Being that you did not you should not have given me an untrue bad review.

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Reviewed March 30, 2013

We really loved this place. Let's start with breakfast, which was outstanding and plentiful. Plenty of protein and each item had a little special twist which the cook (owner?) seemed quite proud of.

They are super pet-friendly. First of all, they are just easy going about pets. This is a wonderful thing-- and makes for a great vacation with the doggie. No extra charge tacked on. No special do's and don'ts about the garden and such. Just an expectation of happy, responsible pet ownership.

Our room was #62, which was really big. Plenty of room for a king bed, couch, fireplace and huge tub all in the living area. It has its own side entrance, which made us feel like we were staying in a private cottage. Bed was really comfy. Tub and jets were amazing... with plenty of water for 2 super-hot baths in a row. If you think you may be cold, this is the room for you.... the fireplace is gas and really heats up the room. After enjoying the fire for the evening, we had to open the windows while we slept because the room was had become warm!

Yes, the owner is quirky, in a very very Mendocino way. Enjoy it and don't worry about the details like bringing your own glasses to the room or whether every item of furniture is brand new. You're in Mendocino-- and right in the heart of it. Walk 5 minutes to the ocean cliff and breathe deeply. 2 nights here felt like a week-- and we loved this place!

  • Stayed: March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Didj-Inn, Owner at Didjeridoo Dreamtime Inn, responded to this reviewResponded April 2, 2013

We love dogs and I really think people have a more relaxed vacation when there not worying or feeling guilty about leaving the best friend at home. Thanks for enjoying your stay here and come back soon!

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