Ratings based on 131 Verified Reviews

They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
3.7 out of 5
80% of guests recommend
4.0 Room cleanliness
3.9 Service & staff
3.4 Room comfort
3.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
We double-checked.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from Citrus Heights, CA

Great for walking every where

Posted Aug 2, 2015
Pros: Everything and they had great free coffee starting at 6 am.
Cons: Because of the age of the hotel, I don't think they can make the walls thicker. We could hear our neighbors if they talked above a whisper.
Location: see my first comments
Loved the 19th century decor. The only time we drove was to paddle our stand up boards on Big River, which was only one mile away. We walked over to the BR trail for a hike in the afternoon. Food at the restaurant was excellent. We also ate at other places. We walked to the store for a soup and salad meal from their buffet one evening. The town is beautiful looking out over the bluffs. We walked by the bluffs to watch the waves crash into the caves and onto the rocks. Mendocino is exquisite.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from San Ramon, CA

Mendocino Hotel

Posted Jul 30, 2015
The hotel was comfortable and you had an excellent front row view of Mendocino Bay and the ocean. Centrally located and good place to be for hiking around the local coast and town. Lobby was also cozy and wi-fi worked just fine. Although, the room was a little small, it fit my needs perfectly. The temperature in the Anderson Valley was over 100 degrees. In Mendocino, it was a pleasant 66 degrees. Takes you back in time.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

Great location, very small rooms.

Posted Jul 23, 2015
Pros: Location
Cons: Rooms could be less like a dorm room.
The downtown location is perfect. However the rooms are very spartan. The bathroom is down the hall, which I don't mind, but the size of the room was too small for 2 people. I guess it's OK for sleeping, but not for hanging out in. I don't think I would stay there again.
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler

needs updating

Posted Jul 7, 2015
Pros: location great
Cons: I heard the owners were in bankruptcy or something. Needs new owners who will upgrade! C'mon $200 per night for that?!?!
cottage room, smelling of mothballs and fabreeze. funky lampshades over bed too long, bumping head. Worst of all—Sheets too short for bed (by more that a foot!)
3 out of 5
by A verified traveler from Sydney, AUS

Great Location!

Posted Jun 21, 2015
Our check in took quite long and the lady was not very talkative. However, without notification she had upgraded us to a room with bathroom, instead of a shared bathroom which was great. Then when we checked out the next morning we were asked for an additional pay of $35 for the upgrade. We refused to pay the extra fee and they waved it without argument. The room was cute but way too small to store our luggage. The hotel was fine for a one night stay, but way overpriced for what you get.
4 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler

Attending wedding

Posted Jun 6, 2015
Pros: A pleasant and traditional place to stay. We especially appreciated the ability to bring our dog.
Cons: The front door keyhole needed WD40 because the key had to be forced in and out. The overhead light in the closet burned out and was not replaced.
Location: Convenient for the wedding events.
We chose the hotel for our weekend stay in connection with the wedding of a family friend. Our experience was fine.
2 out of 5
by A verified traveler from London

Charming hotel, disappointing experience

Posted May 24, 2015
Pros: The location was excellent for exploring Mendocino, and there was a great view from the balcony.
Cons: The staff could be friendlier, the wifi could be stronger.
Location: The hotel is right on the waterfront and allows you to step out the door and walk along the coast where we even spotted whales!
The hotel sits on the waterfront of Mendocino with stunning views, and the lobby is very impressive. However we were disappointed from then on as the staff were very unfriendly and not at all the excellent American customer service you usually expect. We went up to our two rooms which we found to be surprisingly small, with unusually high and narrow double beds, and very dated decor. On discovering that sharing one of these beds between two sisters would be difficult, we returned to reception to ask if there were any larger rooms available. The staff were pretty unhelpful and told us we were stuck with this room. The bathrooms are shared between all the guests, and although there was never a queue and they were kept clean, it felt more like a hostel than an upmarket hotel. Though the location was great for exploring the town, the overall experience was disappointing.
4 out of 5
for Couples
by A verified traveler

historic hotel

Posted May 18, 2015
close to downtown with beautiful balcony view of the bay. excellent coffee in the morning as well. euro rooms a little tight, but you get what you pay for.
5 out of 5
for Everyone
by A verified traveler from California

Posted Apr 27, 2015
Pros: very good.
Order room service and have your breakfast/dinner on the patio of second floor.
4 out of 5
for Getaway With Friends
by Susan from Sacramento

True Mendocino Experience

Posted Apr 15, 2015 on Hotels
Great location! You step out of the hotel and the ocean is in front of you and shopping is to your left or right. Old, beautiful hotel. Don't expect jacuzzi tubs, marble, and 200 channels. It is a perfect Mendocino experience. We stayed in one of the master suites with a bathroom. Our friend was in the hotel and had to share a bathroom.