The property is beautiful as you drive up. The main entrance and lobby is pretty impressive.
We visited shortly before Christmas. There was hardly any staff there, we had to wait in reception for a few minutes before someone appeared. It took them some time to find our reservation which we'd made on Expedia the day before.
The staff weren't all that friendly. There was no information in the room about the local area or breakfast times, check out times etc. They told you that at check-in and you were expected to remember it all.
The bar was closed so you had to go elsewhere for food and drink in the evening.
The Garden View room was spacious. The bed was very comfortable. There was a coffee maker and sink but nothing else.
It was very cold, even with the heating on. There was a draught coming from somewhere, possibly under the door into the room which opened to the outside.
The towels were almost worn out.
Internet access was fast.
Continental breakfast was saran wrapped bagels, jugs of juice and coffee. Do-it-yourself. Nothing special.
It's probably very different if you go there in peak season. Or at least we hope it's better than what we experienced. Quite honestly, we felt that we were an inconvenience to them.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Hill House Inn is a premier hotel located in the historic village of Mendocino, California, with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. The Inn is situated in lush Victorian gardens, open fields with native vegetation, towering rustic redwood water towers and magnificent cypress trees. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Hill House Hotel Mendocino
- Hill Hotel Mendocino