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“Lovely place, very friendly”
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JD House
Ranked #11 of 25 Mendocino B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 27, 2012

We visited here from the UK. Lovely little place with a beautiful garden to eat/ drink in. Sleepy pace, much like the town. The rooms were clean,comfortable and the breakfast was delicious. A little different than your average food. My only recommendation would be to serve it a little earlier as it meant we couldn't quite make a trip to the am skunk train. Thanks for a lovely stay

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 26, 2012

Very disappointing at a very high cost $305. Breakfast was minimal. No tea/ coffee facilities. No hot drinks available between 6.30 pm to 8.00 am. Pictures on website do not show true reflection of property. Would not consider returning to this B&B

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 17, 2012

This was our second time staying at jd house, the first time we stayed in the water tower room which was very small & no tv. Our most recent stay was in the captains room, nice space with a large deck & fireplace but The bathroom really needs a remodel, very dated with bad lighting and the shortest tub I've ever seen. The fan runs whenever the dim light is on which can be annoying. The outside deck walls could use a new coat of paint, some parts of this b&b are in need of some TLC. Becky was great, so friendly & helpful. The breakfast is always good, just enough food. We will be back, but I'd chose the raven or osprey room next time. The garden is a beautiful area and the location is nice being right in town so you can walk every where.

Room Tip: Pick a room with an updated bathroom, deck & fireplace.
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank chillsboro
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Reviewed July 5, 2012

We took another road trip going north of San Fran through Nappa Valley towards Mendocino. We stayed at JD House's Water Tower. Very cute, an actual water tower that has been transformed into a room. Very romantic

  • Stayed: August 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank trshacks
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Reviewed May 18, 2012

We arrived in Mendocino shortly before 3 p.m., anticipating the chance of an early check-in, prior to an afternoon walk around the town. Surprisingly, the printed sign on the front door stated "will return at 3 p.m. " so we went for our walk first.. not a problem... On our return we rang the bell, checked in and were shown our room and told that someone else would be there at 8 a.m. the next morning to provide breakfast. Our room was bright and the bed comfortable but with peeling paintwork and a bathroom sadly in need of updating it all somehow felt "tired"...Also very disappointing was the lack of coffee or tea making facilities.. (Other B and B's we have visited that don't provide these in the room, generally have coffee and hot water available most of the time). At 8 a.m. we went to the dining area hoping for at least some tea or coffee and were coldly told by the lady in the kitchen that it would be ready "shortly". As it turns out breakfast was available sometime after 9.. The food was good when it was finally ready (quiche, scones, fruit, cereal and yogurt) and we enjoyed our breakfast table conversation with fellow visitors. The general feeling overall at the JD House was that the place is just okay, despite not being run too well and certain areas needing some fresh paint and updating...

  • Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank beachlife57
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Reviewed February 20, 2012

My husband and I just returned from our 4th stay at this lovely B&B. It is right in town so we can just park the car and walk into town to enjoy all the fun shops or dine in any of several high-quality restaurants. We especially like the staff at the JD House, Becky being our favorite. She is always so welcoming and really knows the area well so can give advice on the best places to visit. The views of the ocean are wonderful here as well and the bluffs are only a short drive or a brisk walk away. Try the food and atmosphere at the MacCallum House - another favorite. Or join the locals at Patterson's Pub - always fun and good food.

Room Tip: The Captain's room has the best room but the bathroom is small and not well-lit. Go for Osprey...
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  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank daydreamingduo
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Reviewed November 19, 2011

Every time my wife and I go to Mendocino, we stay in the Osprey Room at the JD House. You get an amazing view from an amazing and very comfortable room!! The staff there are very helpful. Breakfast is always great, and they use local produce. I think we have stayed there four times. We have never been disappointed. We look forward to our next stay. If you are looking for a great place to stay in the heart of Mendocino, the JD House is the place for you!!

  • Stayed: March 2011, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank westcoastkcfan
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Additional Information about JD House

Address: 571 Ukiah St, Mendocino, CA 95460
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Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Mendocino
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free Parking
Hotel Style:
Ranked #11 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Mendocino
Price Range: $175 - $275 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Luxurious country style with tremendous ocean views and gorgeous English gardens, this Mendocino bed and breakfast (one of the three Mendocino sister inns that make up Blue Door Group — Inns of Mendocino) is the epitome of seaside charm. Gaze at the rugged coastal cliffs as you linger over coffee on the spacious back veranda. Stroll through the stunning and fragrant vegetation. Pick the Queen Deluxe Water View room with a private 12′ x 14′ deck with 180 degree views. Or choose the quirky Watertower room or cozy Kit’s Cabin for a “very Mendocino” experience. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
John Dougherty House Hotel Mendocino

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