My husband and I enjoyed the Mendocino area for the first time at the end of October 2011, and we will definitely be back. The drive was awful (from the San Francisco Bay Area), but it was soon forgotten after our arrival. Since we were late, we didn't meet the innkeeper until the next morning (she was quite gracious when we did meet her), but she left us advice about where to eat dinner and it was merely a walk next door. We had a great meal at the Mendocino Cafe!
Our room was clean and the bed was very comfortable. I don't always sleep well when I'm away from home but I had no problem with the comfort of the king size bed we had! It was a bit too perfumy for us, but we kept the windows cracked open when we were in the room, and even opened the door for a while to air it out. It's an older place, and the floor isn't level, but that's how old buildings are sometimes and I wasn't bothered by that. The bathroom is very small, and the shower is tiny, and I was surprised there was no blind for the window (I could see up to another place's window on their 2nd floor, so I'm assuming they could look down and see me if I wasn't careful!). They don't list amenities so I will report here that they DO provide a hair dryer.
Do take time to walk around the building; the flowers are beautiful!
I read a review where someone complained about no TV. Who NEEDS one?! We went there to escape noise and having no TV was just fine by us!
The breakfasts were lovely. Hearty proportions ... more than I could finish, really! Breakfasts are brought to your room, so it doesn't have the feel of a typical B&B, and there's no indoor sitting area where people congregate, nor is there the early evening wine or tea serving that I'm used to, but perhaps that's not typical in the town of Mendocino (?).
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Welcome to Mendocino CA and Sea Gull Inn, one of the original B&B Inns on the scenic Northern California Coast. The house was built in 1878. A giant Holly tree shades the front porch. The private garden has several secluded sitting areas. Meticulously maintained, the inn and its grounds are very much a part of Mendocino's charm. All bed and breakfast lodging guest rooms have private baths and some have views of the ocean. ... more less
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