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Hotel has a great location. Bed was comfortable. Antique decor with a pull/knob or two missing. Very quiet. Would stay there again.

Mendocino Hotel's cottages in back are dog friendly, have a small living room and a fireplace. I would recommend them highly as I have stayed here for 30 years!

The bed sloped down towards the head. Shower door didn't close easily.

Great location, cool lobby, nice restaurant; The bathrooms, ok. Thin walls, noisy. Rooms are small so picture's not accurate (shows the bigger rooms not the one actually assigned)

I cannot recommend this place unless you are looking for a party place. The hotel is overpriced for rooms with shared bathrooms. Depending upon the room, beds can be newish to well-worn. Room 20 on the second floor and all the other rooms along the east wall face a loud, raucous crowd from the bar next door. The heavy bass music and drums vibrates the walls. If the hotel management says it only gets loud on weekends, do not believe them. The intensity can be felt and heard on the west side, but it’s possible to sleep. At midnight when a different room was requested, the management apologized by saying “Sorry for the inconvenience. “ No compensation was received. Please note that there are tables in the lobby that can be used by the hotel guests until 4:30pm. After that time, the tables can only be used by paid patrons. All in all, this is an uncomfortable hotel that focuses on how to nickel and dime the guests

If you don't mind sharing bathroom/shower (very inconvenient at night) and you don't mind the old European style rooms; enjoy. If you like the good-old American comfort, this is not the hotel for you!

There are several different buildings spread over a short couple of blocks that contain rooms. The main hotel has fantastic woodwork and the dinner we had there was excellent. The waiter was exceptional in being personable and guiding us to great choices. Our room was in an old home built in 1878 I think it said. So the bath fixtures needed some new handles and some wear elsewhere due to age. However, our room had 2 beds, very large with sitting area, a vanity room and then a small bath. The fire place wasn't working but we really would not of used it. Nice old Victorian decor and just a cool place to stay in easy walking of everything.

For a last minute getaway in the heart of everything in town-it was perfect

Lovely site overlooking beautiful bay. Prices vary from basic rooms in main building to full garden suites. Would definitely return.

Excellent location with an amazing view, walking distance to lots of businesses in Mendocino. Very nicely restored historic hotel.

My daughter and I went for a quick two night getaway in Mendocino and we stayed at the Mendocino Hotel. It is a restored Victorian-era hotel, built in 1870, with period furnishings and decorations, including the unique wallpapers and fixtures. There is a Bistro and lounge with a fireplace on the main level. The Bistro has a full bar and menu. The bar itself is restored and is accented by a lovely period Tiffany fixture above. Adjacent to the Bistro is an Atrium with a small cafe.In the rear is the hotel desk that resembles a classic "bank teller" accent. Upstairs are two floors of hotel rooms. There is no elevator. The first floor rooms connect to a wrap-around deck that leads out to the front for views of the ocean. There are common bathroom / showers separate from the rooms. Some rooms have their own bathroom. The room we had was tiny, just large enough for a twin bed and a small closet. There is a washbasin and medicine cabinet for personal items.

Generally a good stay, but the wifi was down, which was a major inconvenience, and the path to our building wasn't well lit at night, almost missed a step carrying luggage, which could have ruined the trip.

We had a very nice stay at this place. The staff was very nice and helped our every need. As always when traveling with an infant, you don't know what kind of reception you'll get - but this was great.

Beautifully restored hotel in great shape. Right next to headlands and overlooking the ocean. Great options for food both in the hotel and nearby. The staff were very helpful. I stayed in one of the 'European style' rooms which only means you need to go across the hall for a shared but lockable/private restroom. I would definitely go back!

Yes, charming, historic, well located. Lobby and dining much better than the hotel. You do know that some rooms have shared baths, right? Attempts at restoration are good, not great. Overall pleasant experience but we were expecting a bit more.

Great location and the lobby had a nice fireplace and good food. A fun place to just hang out between activities.

Location was great -room was so nice with a working fireplace. Bar at hotel was beautiful food great. highly suggest a stay here!

This is a very good desunation for true peace and quiet. The adjacent village is great for walking; avery nice coastal view.

Location is great. Lobby is pretty. European rooms have 4 bathrooms for 15 or so rooms. Walls are paper thin. Inside room window faces another room about 2 feet away.

Main St Mendocino CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking
  • Onsite dining
  • Business center

Mendocino Art Center is within a 5-minute walk of The Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites while other popular sites like Mendocino Headlands State Park are within a 15-minute stroll. This 51-room, 3-star hotel welcomes guests with 2 restaurants, free in-room WiFi, and free self parking.


Dining

Enjoy the garden views at Victorian Dining Room, one of 2 onsite restaurants. Order from room service to satisfy your hunger without leaving your room, or make new friends over drinks at the bar/lounge. Start each morning with full breakfast, available for a fee from 8 AM to 11:30 AM.


Rooms

All 51 individually decorated rooms feature free newspapers and phones. Guests can stay connected with free WiFi. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries, and beds are dressed in down comforters.


Property features

Guests of The Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites enjoy access to free WiFi in public areas, a business center, and coffee in a common area. If you plan to drive, free parking is available. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with securing valuables and concierge services. Additional amenities include free newspapers, wedding services, and a porter/bellhop.

Room options

Luxury Room, Garden Area

2 Double Beds | 1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Room, Garden Area

2 Double Beds | 1 King Bed | Sleeps 4

Guest reviews for The Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites

Everyone (13) Couples (11) Family (2) Other (1)
4
Partner Couples

Hotel has a great location. Bed was comfortable. Antique decor with a pull/knob or two missing. Very quiet. Would stay there again.

By on Jun 21, 2019

Review comment responded on Jun 24, 2019

Thank you for your kind words.

5
Families

Mendocino Hotel's cottages in back are dog friendly, have a small living room and a fireplace. I would recommend them highly as I have stayed here for 30 years!

By on Apr 23, 2019

Review comment responded on Apr 28, 2019

Thank you, hope to see you again soon!

4
Everyone

The bed sloped down towards the head. Shower door didn't close easily.

By on Sep 19, 2018

3
Everyone

By on Sep 10, 2018

3
Everyone

Great location, cool lobby, nice restaurant; The bathrooms, ok. Thin walls, noisy. Rooms are small so picture's not accurate (shows the bigger rooms not the one actually assigned)

By on Sep 5, 2018

1

noisy and overpriced

Everyone

I cannot recommend this place unless you are looking for a party place. The hotel is overpriced for rooms with shared bathrooms. Depending upon the room, beds can be newish to well-worn. Room 20 on the second floor and all the other rooms along the east wall face a loud, raucous crowd from the bar next door. The heavy bass music and drums vibrates the walls. If the hotel management says it only gets loud on weekends, do not believe them. The intensity can be felt and heard on the west side, but it’s possible to sleep. At midnight when a different room was requested, the management apologized by saying “Sorry for the inconvenience. “ No compensation was received. Please note that there are tables in the lobby that can be used by the hotel guests until 4:30pm. After that time, the tables can only be used by paid patrons. All in all, this is an uncomfortable hotel that focuses on how to nickel and dime the guests

By , from san francisco on Nov 1, 2017

Review comment responded on Nov 2, 2017

Thank you for staying with us.

4

nice hotel, but european style rooms

Everyone

If you don't mind sharing bathroom/shower (very inconvenient at night) and you don't mind the old European style rooms; enjoy. If you like the good-old American comfort, this is not the hotel for you!

By , from Bay Area, CA on Sep 6, 2017

Review comment responded on Sep 8, 2017

Thank you for staying with us.

4

historical and roomy

Everyone

There are several different buildings spread over a short couple of blocks that contain rooms. The main hotel has fantastic woodwork and the dinner we had there was excellent. The waiter was exceptional in being personable and guiding us to great choices. Our room was in an old home built in 1878 I think it said. So the bath fixtures needed some new handles and some wear elsewhere due to age. However, our room had 2 beds, very large with sitting area, a vanity room and then a small bath. The fire place wasn't working but we really would not of used it. Nice old Victorian decor and just a cool place to stay in easy walking of everything.

By , from Kentucky on Jul 4, 2017

Review comment responded on Aug 28, 2017

Thank you for staying with us. We are looking forward to your next visit.

4
Everyone

For a last minute getaway in the heart of everything in town-it was perfect

By on May 8, 2017

5

beautiful old hotel - well kept to modern standard

Everyone

Lovely site overlooking beautiful bay. Prices vary from basic rooms in main building to full garden suites. Would definitely return.

By , from Edinburgh on Jun 27, 2016

The Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites

45080 Main St, Mendocino, CA 95460
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