Photo taken by the picnic area. Russian Gulch is crossed by California State Highway 1, which passes over the gulch on the Frederick W. Panhorst Bridge, a large concrete arch bridge constructed in 1940. Mendocino has many of these cool water/watch towers around town. August 2014
After a conference I attended in San Francisco, we headed up the coast to the quaint Mendocino Farmhouse. Its a small B&B nestle in the woods few miles away from the coast. The region is wonderful and the food is great.
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#waterlust The headlands themselves are rocky bluffs overlooking the Pacific Ocean, surrounding Mendocino. The section of headlands along the south side of Main Street in Mendocino is narrow and covered by blackberry and rose brambles #takeahike Fern Canyon Trail is a 7.7 mile moderately trafficked loop trail located near Little River, California that features a river and is rated as moderate. The trail is primarily used for hiking, walking, nature trips, and birding and is accessible year-round. Mendocino Bay on a gorgeous day. Mendocino has many cool wooden water towers all over town. This town has many nice old water towers. Grab a warm coffee or tea at the local spot and stroll on down the headlands for an epic morning rise on these beautiful headlands in Mendocino Ca #Green on green! Mendocino Coast Beautiful old buildings in Mendocino. This Californian Coastal Town is breathtakingly beautiful. It's white picket fences can be Mistaken for a place like New England in the east coast, like Connecticut or Maine. The foggy and dreamlike state made it a good film location for Dying Young, Cujo and Same Time next year.#roadtrip One of my other secret beaches. By far my favorite place on Highway 1. #Green Afternoon view Gardens California! Still miss you. Mendocino has so many hidden headlands, but even the one next to the town is breathtaking. Mendocino village is a nice place to stay for a bit and explored. This place is #magic ... The small town of #Mendocino on the Northern California coast line is a must see!! Great trails to explore, restaurants to dine in, old school bars to have a drink in! Check it out!! This Victorian coastal village is the only town on the California Coast that is designated as a Historical Landmark. Established in the 1850s, the architecture is reminiscent of Maine with its grand Victorians and quaint Saltbox cottages. #Roadtrip New England Charm right in the Pacific Northwest. You'll feel like you just stepped back in time in this exceptionally beautiful rugged coastline. It is so peaceful here that it beckons you to live at a slower pace , you can actually hear the waves splashing. There are beautiful wildflowers growing everywhere, even have blackberries by the side of the road, lots of cliff trails to explore.
In the late 1950s, artists moved north to Mendocino County, bewitched by the breathtaking natural beauty and tranquility of the area.
Mendocino boasts more artists per square mile than any other County in the US and artists’ studios and galleries can be found in most of US's small towns and villages. Bennett Bean ceramic #restaurant Bacon and Eggs breakfast at Bayview Inn in Mendocino California Awww, like an old crush, still secretly in love with Mendocino. Redwoods and seabreezes... I'll never get over those. Mendocino village is a nice place to stay for a bit and explored. New York Steak with mashed potatoes and seasonal veggies @ Patterson's. Great menu choices and great service despite the small space. Worth the visit. One of the best places to enjoy a nice meal. Although very small, but the service and the food are excellent. Worth the visit! Beautiful cove at Mendocino. White picket fence and a different star formation on the flag. #nationalparks Mendocino Headlands State Park with its unique blend of gentle trails, rugged coastline, secluded beaches and timeless history surrounds the picturesque Village of Mendocino on three sides. Miles of trails wind along the cliffs, giving the casual explorer spectacular views of sea arches and hidden grottos. #Roadtrip Taken along Main and Howard Streets, The Historic Village of Mendocino resembles coastal villages in Maine and gets the full blow of Alaska Storms with Summer fog filling fields and Gullies, giving it a dreamy and haunting atmosphere that attracts film makers to use this as their setting for their movies. My favorite ones are : Summer of 42, Same time next year, James Dean's East of Eden, Ralph Macchio's Karate Kid, Mel Gibson's Forever Young, Stephen King's Cujo and Dying Young. It also includes Racing with the Moon, and the latest one yet is Need for Speed. Great food - do NOT miss this bar & restaurant. Ate there many times in four days! Highly recommend the clam chowder, calamari, shrimp cocktail and local brews to wash it down. Lot's of great history in that spot. This was taken in Mendocino during my visit in 2010. I took it standing from the fields opposite Main Street.
This hotel is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places. It overlooks the Pacific Ocean and Mendocino Headlands and judging from the date of establishment, It dates back as early as 1878. A time when Mendocino was known for its booming logging trade. Originally opened as a Temperance house, a house that advocated a moderate approach to life especially concerning the consumption of alcohol.It was considered, according to current Hotel management, as “the one bastion of good Christian morals in a town of loggers.” Now, a hotel dating back as early as the 1800s would definitely have a resident Ghost. Ghosts, you say? Rumor has it, much as in the inns and castles of England, that the Hotel has its own ghost, a Victorian lady who haunts tables number six and eight in the dining room. She has been seen in one of the lobby mirrors and front desk personnel report that sometimes in the middle of the night their name is spoken behind them but no one is there….#roadtrip #Roadtrip Mendocino’s Unique Water Towers
For more than a century, Mendocino water towers and accompanying windmills have captured the attention of visitors and writers alike. In 1892, one reporter observed during her stay, “an individuality about the water works of this town not found in any other place.”
Early settlers were blessed with plentiful water supplies from nearby creeks and rivers, which facilitated the luxury of piped water into the house. All one needed was a windmill tall enough to catch coastal breezes to power the pumps, and a tank positioned high enough to provide adequate water pressure.
Explore Mendocino historic village with old buildings such as this former Masonic temple built with redwoods, museum, shops, cafés and great ocean views. #StunningStructures Stop in at this house and museum to learn history of the Mendocino coast and enjoy view of ocean from the porch. Also see all the water towers around town.
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Get an overview of this hotelBayside hotel in Mendocino with free parking

Popular property highlights

Free self parking
Free WiFi
Pets allowed
Concierge services

Location

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Kelley House Museum, Friendship Park, and Mendocino Art Center. Ford House Visitor Center and Museum and Agate Beach are also within 10 minutes.

Hotel Features

Along with coffee/tea in a common area, this hotel has a meeting room and concierge services. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, free newspapers, wedding services, and a garden are onsite.

Room Amenities

All 44 individually decorated rooms feature free WiFi and private yards. For a bit of entertainment, TVs come with cable channels, and guests will also find coffee makers and free long-distance calls.

Languages Spoken

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Hill House Inn features a garden, a picnic area, and coffee/tea in a common area. Wireless Internet access is complimentary. This Mendocino hotel also offers concierge services, complimentary newspapers in the lobby, and a fireplace in the lobby. Complimentary self parking is available on site.

  • Picnic area 
  • Free RV, bus, truck parking 
  • Coffee/tea in common areas 
  • Concierge services 
  • Front desk (limited hours) 
  • Year Built 1978 
  • Total number of rooms - 44 
  • One meeting room 
  • Free self parking 
  • Number of floors - 2 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Wedding services 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 3 
  • Garden 
  • Fireplace in lobby 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Parking

Free self parking, Free RV, bus, truck parking

Room Amenities

  • In-room massage available 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Individually decorated 
  • Free long-distance calls 
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available 
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available 
  • Phone 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Designer toiletries 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Free local calls 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Television 
  • Access via exterior corridors 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Rollaway/extra beds (surcharge) 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Cable TV service 
  • Individually furnished 
  • Yard 

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 
  • Golfing nearby 
  • Mountain biking nearby 
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby 
  • Kayaking nearby 

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies

Check-in

Check-in time starts at 3 PM

Check-in time ends at 8 PM

Check-out

Check-out time is noon

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 14 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20. per stay.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 25 per accommodation (varies based on length of stay)
  • 2 per room
  • Specific rooms only, restrictions apply
  • Pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 18 years old.
  • Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.
No cribs (infant beds) available
No elevators

Fees

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Pet fee: USD 25 per accommodation (varies based on length of stay)
  • Refrigerator fee: USD 20. per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 20. per stay
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hill House Inn
  • Hill House Inn Mendocino
  • Hill House Mendocino
  • Hill Hotel Mendocino
  • Hill House Hotel Mendocino

We should mention

Up to 3 children 14 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding. Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms. The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation. The property allows pets in specific rooms only and has other pet restrictions (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section). Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation.


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