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Hill House Inn

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View from room
Beach nearby
Aerial view
Hypo-allergenic bedding, individually decorated, individually furnished
Meeting facility

Overview of Hill House Inn

Hill House Inn

2.5 star property

7.6/10 Good

Popular amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Parking included
  • Pet friendly
  • Business services
  • 24/7 front desk
10701 Palette Dr, Mendocino, CA, 95460

Guests rated this location 8.9/10 - Excellent

Explore the area

  • Popular LocationMendocino Headlands State Park12 min walk
  • Popular LocationBig River2 min drive
  • Popular LocationRussian Gulch State Park2 min drive

Room options

About this area


Hill House Inn is located near the beach and in a walkable area with good shopping. The area's natural beauty can be seen at Point Cabrillo Light Station State Historic Park and Caspar Headlands State Natural Reserve, while Kelley House Museum and Ford House Visitor Center and Museum are cultural highlights. Sea Glass Museum and Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens are also worth visiting. Kayaking offers a great chance to get out on the surrounding water, or you can seek out an adventure with hiking/biking trails and mountain biking nearby. Guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

What's nearby

  • Friendship Park - 8 min walk
  • Mendocino Art Center - 9 min walk
  • Mendocino Headlands State Park - 12 min walk
  • Big River - 2 min drive
  • Russian Gulch State Park - 2 min drive


  • Dick's Place - 13 min walk
  • Patterson's Pub - 7 min walk
  • Goodlife - 7 min walk
  • Frankie's Ice Cream Cafe - 8 min walk
  • Little River Inn - 6 min drive

About this property

Hill House Inn

Hotel by the ocean
A terrace, a garden, and a fireplace in the lobby are just a few of the amenities provided at Hill House Inn. Guests can connect to free WiFi in public areas.
Additional perks include:
  • Free self parking
  • Wedding services, free newspapers, and a banquet hall
  • Coffee/tea in the lobby, smoke-free premises, and concierge services
  • Guest reviews give good marks for the quiet location
Room features
All 44 individually furnished rooms have comforts such as free Internet access and free bottled water. Guest reviews speak well of the clean, quiet rooms at the property.
More amenities include:
  • Bathrooms with designer toiletries and showers
  • TVs with cable channels
  • Private yards and phones


English, Spanish

Cleaning and safety practices

Enhanced cleanliness measures

Disinfectant is used to clean the property
High-touch surfaces are cleaned and disinfected
Sheets and towels are washed at 60°C/140°F or hotter
Follows industry cleaning and disinfection practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global), SafeStay (AHLA - USA), and Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)

Social distancing

Contactless check-in and check-out
Cashless transactions are available for all charges at the property
Protective shields in place at main contact areas
Social distancing measures in place

Safety measures

Personal protective equipment worn by staff
Temperature checks available for guests
Masks and gloves available
Hand sanitizer provided
This information is provided by our partners.

Property amenities


  • Available in all rooms: Free internet
  • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and transportation

  • Free self parking on site
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking and van parking available

Food and drink

  • Coffee and tea in common areas


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Free newspapers in lobby

Guest services

  • Concierge services
  • Wedding services

Business services

  • Meeting room


  • Garden
  • On the bay
  • Picnic area
  • Terrace


  • In-room massages


  • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
  • Accessible bathroom (select rooms)
  • Grab bar near toilet
  • In-room accessibility (select rooms)
  • No elevator
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking


  • Banquet hall
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Smoke-free property

Room amenities


  • Bedsheets provided
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding


  • Bathtub or shower
  • Designer toiletries
  • Hair dryer
  • Private bathroom


  • TV with cable channels

Food and drink

  • Free bottled water

Outdoor space

  • Yard


  • Access via exterior corridors
  • Connecting rooms available
  • Free local calls
  • Free long-distance calls
  • Individual decor
  • Individual furnishings
  • Iron/ironing board
  • Phone

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Check-in from 4:00 PM - midnight
Minimum check-in age: 18


Check-out before noon

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival
This property doesn't offer after-hours check-in

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets allowed for an extra charge of USD 40.00 per accommodation, per night
Service animals are welcome, and are exempt from fees
3 per room
Pets cannot be left unattended
Specific rooms only, restrictions apply; pet-friendly rooms can be requested by contacting the property at the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
3 children, up to the age of 14 years, can stay for free if using existing beds when occupying the parent or guardian's room
Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 20.0
Cribs (infant beds) are not available

Property payment types

Important information

Optional extras

  • Pet fee: USD 40.00 per accommodation, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be 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
Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards
Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

We should mention

This property does not have elevators
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

Property is also known as

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

Frequently asked questions

Is Hill House Inn pet-friendly?

Yes, this property allows pets (limit 3 per room). There's a fee of USD 40.00 per accommodation, per night. Service animals are exempt from fees.

How much does it cost to stay at Hill House Inn?

As of Mar 21, 2023, prices found for a 1-night stay for 2 adults at Hill House Inn on Mar 30, 2023 start from $89.79, excluding taxes and fees. This price is based on the lowest nightly price found in the last 24 hours for stays in the next 30 days. Prices are subject to change. Choose your dates for more accurate prices.

How much is parking at Hill House Inn?

Self parking is free at this property.

What time is check-in at Hill House Inn?

Check-in is from 4:00 PM - midnight. After-hours check-in is not available.

What time is check-out at Hill House Inn?

Check-out is at noon.

Where is Hill House Inn located?

Situated by the ocean, this hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Friendship Park, Kelley House Museum, and Mendocino Art Center. Ford House Visitor Center and Museum and Mendocino Headlands State Park are also within 15 minutes.

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Hill House Inn and receive a full refund?

Yes, Hill House Inn offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Hill House Inn cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.




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Staff & service




Property conditions & facilities




10/10 Excellent


Traveled with partner, Traveled with pets
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This property is at a perfect location. It is a 9 minute walk to the downtown area. We walked to the down town area at night and felt very safe. Super pet/dog friendly!!
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with group
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
Location is excellent. 5 minutes to restaurants and grocery. Our key was sticky in the room door lock but we were always able to get it to open. Recommended.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

8/10 Good


Traveled with partner, Traveled with pets
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location and a short walk to town. We love the location. The rooms are ok. They are clean but very dated and worn.
Stayed 2 nights in Feb 2023

4/10 Poor


Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

2/10 Terrible


Traveled with family
Liked: Cleanliness
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Upon my check-in i was told that my reservation was canceled and they moved to a different hotel.
Stayed 1 night in Feb 2023

2/10 Terrible


Traveled with family
Disliked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
This place was old, and smelly without heat. The linens were threadbare. The walkways were dangerous.

4/10 Poor

John P

Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
They haven modernized the room since the 70s. It was staying at my grandparents in the 70S

10/10 Excellent


Traveled with pets
Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities
It has a class in a charm all of its own. It’s very unique I love it there I will be staying there again next year

6/10 Okay


Traveled with partner
Liked: Staff & service
Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities
Great location right above the cemetery. Short walk to town. Very helpful staff. The surroundings are beautiful but the rooms haven't been updated since Bette Davis stayed there and are run down and drafty.

10/10 Excellent


Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort
Great place
Amazing over thanksgiving! Town was quiet, hotel fabulous, excellent location, great views. Was fun to hear the ocean and sea lions in the morning!
Stayed 2 nights in Nov 2022

General hotel information

Highly Rated Amenities
Spacious Rooms & Comfortable Beds
Star Rating
Nearest Airport
San Francisco, CA (SFO-San Francisco Intl.)
10701 Palette Dr, Mendocino, CA