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“Modern and chic B&B”
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Blue Door Inn
Ranked #8 of 25 Mendocino B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Queens, NY
Level 5 Contributor
45 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Modern and chic B&B”
Reviewed May 31, 2013

We visited the Blue Door Inn in the beginning of May. The house is gorgeous - nothing frilly here. All contemporary, white, neutrals and bright. The bed was the most comfortable we slept in out of the 4 hotels we stayed at during our trip. The marble bathroom was beautiful and the shower amazing. Steve greeted us and couldn't have been any nicer. When we arrived there was wine out for the pouring and we went a few short blocks to the headlands to watch the sunset. The next morning we sat in the beautiful dining room where Steve made us a magnificent 2-course breakfast. Normally we are not B&B people, but I would stay here again. We had the Windsor room right at the top of the stairs. It was not a huge room, but large enough that it had a fireplace and everything we needed. Gorgeous updates.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Durham, North Carolina
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Reviewed May 7, 2013

Just got back from a trip to Northern California. Stayed at the Blue Door Inn for 3 nights, and had such a wonderful stay! Stephen is so hospitable, and what a chef! Amazing 2 course breakfasts with divine coffee and fresh orange juice every day. I can't even begin to describe how good the food was. Wine and snacks every afternoon and cookies to snack on during the day. I guess I'm leaving out how wonderful our room was with a heavenly bed and linens. The only thing I could wish for is that it stays the way it is. We've been to Mendocino a few times, and have sadly seen other bed and breakfasts change. So keep up the great work guys!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed March 30, 2013 via mobile

We came to stay for two nights, ended up staying for three. What a beautiful place! The bed, the gas fire, the amazing breafasts, the complimentary wine and snacks in the livingroom in the afternoon,
Steven's friendliness... did I mentiom the luxury dressinggowns? When we come back, guess where we'll stay?

  • Stayed March 2013
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Minneapolis
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Reviewed March 19, 2013

We stayed at the Blue Door in the middle of the week after a scenic drive up Highway 1 from San Francisco. Jas welcomed us with a smile and a thick Scottish accent. Our first observation was that this is not your typical B and B: the furnishings are contemporary and the color scheme is muted shades of beige. Our second-floor room with ocean view (see photos) was large and crisp. The bed was excellent as were the linens overall. The view was partial ocean and fully gas station and rooftops. Oh well, can't have everything, I guess. It was quiet, so a good night rest. Breakfast was fantastic. Steven, you are amazing. Everything is within a short walk from the inn, and parking was no problem. A small issue I do have, and it is not unique to the Blue Door, is that the website photos are "enhanced" to the point of being somewhat misleading.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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New York City, New York
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Reviewed March 14, 2013

The Blue Door Inn was one our favorite spots we stayed on our road trip from Seattle, WA to Laguna Beach, along Highway 1. This was was recently renovated and they did an incredible job. If you're looking for something quaint and cozy, but with a modern, elegant spin, this spot is perfect. The inn-keeper was friendly, the room was beautiful and clean with great amenities, and the breakfast was incredible. Also a great location, close to the highway, but tucked into a cute downtown neighborhood just up the street from the water. Highly recommended and will definitely stay here again if ever near Mendocino.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cheshire, Connecticut
Level 3 Contributor
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Reviewed February 21, 2013

Quaint, finely decorated and very clean. The afternoon offerings with wine were a bit meager, just assorted pickles, however the breakfast was incredible. The day we were there there breakfast included a warm poached pear in a chinese 5 spice sauce, and second course was a poached egg on puffed pastry with mushrooms, leeks, ham and cheese. Romantic and close to the water. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with friends
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Level 2 Contributor
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Reviewed February 1, 2013 via mobile

After reading reviews and pouring over the gorgeous photos of this place we were certainly not disappointed. Stephen was so warm & welcoming yet discreet and his breakfast was the most divine we have ever had. The Sandringham room was so tastefully decorated and we loved sitting in the lounge each evening beside the fire enjoying complimentary wine & nibbles.

Mendocino is a gorgeous place to visit but staying at the Blue Door Inn made it that much more memorable. Thank you so much ; )

  • Stayed January 2013
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Property: Blue Door Inn
Address: 10481 Howard Street, Mendocino, CA 95460
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Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Mendocino
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Mendocino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Mendocino's luxury inn group comprised of three distinctive inns within a block of each other! Luxurious, comfortable contemporary design. All rooms appointed with all new flat screen TV/DVD, Frette bathroom linens, luxury bed linens on Simmons Beautyrest mattresses. New jetted tubs some rooms with double showers. Curated small plates breakfast and a rotating wine hour in the evening lets you see all three of our inn buildings. ... more   less 
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