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“The perfect cocoon!”

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Alegria Oceanfront Inn and Cottages
Ranked #10 of 25 Mendocino B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
San Francisco
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8 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
“The perfect cocoon!”
Reviewed June 11, 2005

My husband and I stayed at the Cove Cottage for three nights and couldn't have had a more perfect place to unwind and cocoon. Eric and Elaine were thoughtful, friendly but not intrusive. We had their beautiful breakfasts brought to our room each morning. The view from the Cove Cottage is breathtaking and the path down to the beach made it seem like our own private paradise. Please be advised that while the bathroom is comfortable, the shower is very small so if you are into luxurious bathrooms, the Cove Cottage might not be the room for you. For us, the view and the seclusion made it the perfect spot. I highly recommend it.

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San Francisco, CA
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2005

My husband and I celebrated our 5th wedding anniversary in Mendocino and stayed at Alegria. We could not have asked for a better place to stay. The owners (Elaine and Eric) were wonderful hosts, and their breakfasts were incredible--they were even willing to share their recipes! (Another B&B that we stayed at in Calistoga refused to share their breakfast recipes with us so it was notable for me to have Elaine offer to share any of her recipes.) The views from our room (Seabreeze) were spectacular and the beach access was wonderful. Our room was not the most luxurious room we've stayed in (a bit small, wash basin was a bit old and in the main room instead of bathroom) but the level of service and everything else about the inn made our weekend very special. We would definitely recommend Alegria to others.

Stayed May 2005
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San Francisco Bay Area
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2005

We really enjoyed our stay at the Alegria Inn. Our room, Treehouse, was very large and private with a very nice fireplace that we used each night. The only drawback was that the bathroom was not very luxurious, but it did have a view of the ocean from the shower! I would definitely stay again, but I would try another room, probably Cove Cottage. Our breakfasts were delicious, and access to the ocean was relatively convenient.

Also, just a note not to visit in January... nothing was wrong with Alegria Inn, but a few of the restaurants that we would have liked to visit were closed.

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Oakland, CA
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18 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
Reviewed December 29, 2004

Not chi-chi, but terribly comfortable and the friendliest B&B in Mendocino. Everything has a lived in, warm, casual appeal. Most rooms have ocean views, all are a stroll down a private path to a secluded beach, and in close walking distance to Mendocino's great cafes and shops. Great breakfast too -- Elaine is an excellent and inventive cook. Not only do owners Eric and Elaine and their staff feed you and advise you on the sights, they leave you a bottle of good wine (not the cheap stuff!) and chocolates and multiple varieties of organic teas and coffees. Your choice of down or nonallergenic bedding, and lovely latex mattresses that are perfect for your back.

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Louisville, Kentucky
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 657 helpful votes
Reviewed November 16, 2004

My husband and I just returned from our second trip to Mendocino this year. We spotted the Cove Cottage on a walk in April and booked it then. It sits on the edge of the property overlooking the ocean and beach below. There is a small path that leads to the water from the back porch. We also loved the hot tub, as we sat beneath the stars enjoying the roar of the ocean. The cottage itself was cozy- bamboo floors, Asian art, an old wood-burning stove, microwave, fridge, coffee maker and a couple bottles of local wine. Breakfasts were delicious- fresh ingredients, charming ocean view dining room. Owners Eric and Elaine were wonderful. The other guests whom we met were also pleased with their rooms and the ambience of the property. It ranks in my top 3 all-time romantic rooms. We will return here and it will be often!

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sedona az
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15 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed October 5, 2004

Spent four nights in September at the "Farm" rental which is located two blocks from the Inn. Found the unit to be much larger than those at the Inn, which was great for an extended stay. Breakfast was not included, but the unit has a full kitchen. The staff at the Inn couldn't be more helpful and always pleasant. Would highly recommend this unit for a great value on a longer stay in beautiful Mendocino!

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Half Moon Bay, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 14, 2004

Just returned from a great couple of days in Mendocino where we stayed at Alegria. We couldn't have been happier with the owners' hospitality, the lovely (and very clean) room, and the unique and delicious breakfasts (a fantastic souffle and homemade coffee cake one morning, orange pancakes with orange maple syrup, along with chicken apple sausage the next). Our room (like pretty much all of them, it seems) had a terrific water view; the gardens are beautiful and every amenity has been thought of here. The location is terrific for Mendocino -- extremely walkable to beach, shops and restaurants while slightly set back off the road so you have a sense of privacy as well. Highly recommended!

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Property: Alegria Oceanfront Inn and Cottages
Address: 44781 Main St, Mendocino, CA 95460
Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Mendocino
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Ranked #10 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Mendocino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 10
Also Known As:
Alegria Oceanfront Inn And Cottages Hotel Mendocino
Oceanfront Inn Mendocino
Alegria Mendocino

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