This was our first trip to Mendocino. At fist when we got to the Nicholson House Inn it looked as we were in the middle of nowhere. However, it is really close and walking distance to everything. On another note, Mendocino is so small that everything is close. Even Fort Bragg is about 8 miles away. Here is what we found:
Proximity to everything
Common table at breakfast creates nice atmosphere
Good breakfast. Breakfast consisted of: Cold meats with hard salami, ham and two types of cheeses; hard boiled eggs; apple and orange juice; coffee and espresso; butter, sour cream and three types of jam; several types of cereals; bagels, two types of bread, freshly baked muffins and scones, yogurt; fresh fruits (apples, strawberries, blueberries grapes)
Manager was friendly and informative
Bed was very high, old fashioned and the linen looked and smelled clean. Nice and comfortable.
The place would look much better with a minimal investment of cleaning it up, painting the stairs and deck, clean up the sofa and either paint or buy new coffee tables/TV unit.
There are plastic flowers all over collecting dust. What is that all about?
It is not clean, period. I am posting several photos to show. The worst is that the dishes in the suite were not washed (see photo). This made us suspicious about whether the towels were actually washed to the point that we abstained from showering which is fine for one bight but..
I never encountered anything like this in my travels and it needs urgent attention by the owners/manager.
We would not go back to this B&B and it actually made me much more cautious about booking any B&B as opposed to hotel.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Nicholson House Inn and Spa now under Sweetwater Properties management now brings the perfect combination of bed and breakfast and spa experience. Located close to shops and beach trails in the Mendocino village. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Nicholson House Hotel Mendocino