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“Comfortable Room, Excellent Breakfast”
Review of Packard House

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Packard House
Ranked #12 of 25 Mendocino B&B and Inns
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Dallas
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“Comfortable Room, Excellent Breakfast”
Reviewed July 9, 2011

The Pacific View Room was as beautiful as the photos. Everything met our expectations with the exception of the cooked breakfast, which was outstanding. Would definitely recommend it.

Two minor inconveniences: the internet was down for two of the three days and the room would benefit from a ceiling fan (July).

Room Tip: Have dinner at the Mendocino Cafe. Reasonably priced and very good food.
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  • Stayed July 2011, traveled as a couple
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orinda
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Reviewed March 16, 2011

We picked Packard House for our winter trip to Mendocino . We travel annually to this area with several couples. Our group was able to fill all four rooms at Packard House so we had the entire house to ourselves. The decor is elegant, and the atmosphere is peaceful. We really enjoyed both of the sitting rooms with their fireplaces and the soft music in the background. Just right for those gray days you get this time of year in Mendocino. The innkeeper, Steven is extremely helpful and friendly while keeping a professional demeanor. His cooking skills are evident in the wonderful breakfasts he served us. Really first rate! We are hoping that he is doing some small dinners when we return next year.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled as a couple
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Northern California
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Reviewed January 3, 2011

My wife and I stayed at the Packard House Bed & Breakfast for our honeymoon in October 2010 and we loved it! Due to heavy rain on the drive to Mendocino, we arrived after the normal check in hours. This was not a problem though, since I called and they left a key in a lock box for us to get in upon arrival.

When we got to our room it was just as I had hoped. While the Packard House has old style charm on the outside, it is well remodeled to a more fresh modern feel inside, rather than the floral patterned walls of many other Mendocino B & B's. The bedding in our room was luxurious, and the room had plenty of space. It did lack any sort of mini fridge, which would've been nice since we often had left overs from going out to dinner, but it was not too much of a problem.

The only really negative thing about our room was that the jetted tub was not functioning. Upon meeting the inn keeper the next day, since we checked in late our first night, he informed us that it had stopped functioning the day before we arrived and that he had a repair guy that could come in and fix it our wait till after we left, whichever we preferred. Since the repair man would have to be in our room for two to three hours to fix the tub, we opted to just do without the jets for our stay. Though this was an inconvenience it did not detract from our stay at the Packard house and I would gladly stay there again!

Lastly I shall end on a very positive note. When deciding where to stay for my wife and my honeymoon, we were a little hesitant to stay at a bed and breakfast since we honestly didn't want to have to go down to breakfast and socialize with too many people. We just wanted to enjoy eating breakfast together. The Packard House presents a solution to this, delicious breakfast baskets! Every morning we woke up to beautifully, deliciously prepared breakfast baskets, usually consisting of: 2 croissants, 2 scones, 2 freshly prepared yogurts with fruit preserves mixed in, fruit, orange juice, and coffee. We looked forward to it every morning and it was a great breakfast to start the day with!

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled as a couple
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Tracy, California
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Reviewed September 20, 2010

My husband and I stayed at the Packard House for our honeymoon one year ago. We loved it so much we decided to come back for our anniversary. This is the best B&B in town! The staff is so warm and welcoming and make you feel right at home! We stayed in the Kasten and Garden Cottage and love them both. If you wish not to dine in the main dining room they are more than happy to deliver a breakfast basket outside your door that's filled with a delicious assortments of pastries, fresh fruit, orange juice and coffee. The entire town is within walking distance of your room. We will difinitely be staying here again!

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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Des Moines, Iowa
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Reviewed July 8, 2010

On a recent trip to Mendocino, California, my wife and I stayed in the Garden Cottage at the Packard House. We didn’t really know what to expect as we had never been to Mendocino and had never stayed in a bed and breakfast. All in all, we were very impressed. The Packard House is a wonderful bed and breakfast that offers great amenities and superb service. The beds were unbelievably comfortable and the breakfasts were awesome. If you’re looking for a great bed and breakfast, you will not go wrong with the Packard House!

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled as a couple
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Rocklin, California
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Reviewed April 1, 2010

My husband and I stayed here in March of 2005, we were looking for quiet romantic relaxation and thats exactly what we got. This B&B is a lovely house in Mendocino right near the ocean. It's very quaint and has beautiful grounds outside, including a hamock you can lounge on. We stayed upstairs in The Garden Court room which was nothing short of amazing. In the morning we got an amazing breakfast brought up to our room in a basket. In the evening we socialized with the other guests had our'derves and drank wines. The owners were so warm and friendly and socialized with us. They gave us great ideas on local sights, we ended up hiking up the Russian Gulch and saw an amazing waterfall at the top! The jetted spa tub with built in heater was just what we needed after the 5 mile hike! We got a weekend package that included wine in our room upon arrival and dinner at the moose cafe which is only about a 10 minute walk from the Inn, dinner was also amazing. We look forward to returning one day!

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
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San Juan Capistrano, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2009

After checking in to the B&B and retiring to the Pacific View Room, my husband was brushing his teeth when suddenly water came rushing out of the pipes, quickly flooding the bathroom and leaking water down to the first level. We could not find an emergency number, but quick thinking friends phoned the reservation line and an emergency number was given. My husband had shut off the water at the valves and within minutes Damien arrived. His first concern was our comfort and he immediately offered the cottage for our stay. This was a spacious room with a fireplace, sofa and chairs and a small table with two chairs for dining. It was not the ocean view room we had hoped for, but it was lovely. It was very clean and although the bathroom was two steps down, it did not pose a problem. Breakfast at the inn was a two course meal and was well prepared. Coffee was ready at 8:00 a.m. and breakfast was served at 9:00. There was no mention of wine in the afternoon during our stay. Oscar, the Yorkie became our fast friend and greeter.

Stayed November 2009, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Packard House

Property: Packard House
Address: 45170 Little Lake St, Mendocino, CA 95460
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Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Mendocino
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #12 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Mendocino
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering sophisticated luxury in a casual coastal environment, the Packard House is a Mendocino bed and breakfast (one of the three Mendocino sister inns that make up Blue Door Group - Inns of Mendocino) is located in the heart of Mendocino Village. Downtown shops, beaches, trails, headlands, and fine dining are all within walking distance. Biking, kayaking and fishing are all nearby, and the fabulous wineries of Anderson Valley are a short drive away. ... more   less 
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Packard House Hotel Mendocino

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