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Stanford Inn by the Sea

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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

Regarding the restaurant here's the scoop: avoid breakfast like your life depended on it. My wife and I each ate different dishes and both agreed it was about as bad as breakfast could get. They seemed stuck in post-hippie land, bland, not inventive. Juice was thin and over priced. Here's where the bad review ends. Twice we went for their...

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tucked away in the Northern California lies an organic oasis that is both warm and luxurious. My daughter went vegan on me so when it came time to book a much needed vacation I had to start with food . I looked up organic vegan hotels and found this gem. We have been there twice since. The food is decadent...

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Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 1 week ago

We felt like guests in someone's home. The beds were very comfortable and the view was over the vegetable garden and grove out to the sea. Every aspect of our stay was enhance with sustainability of the environment in mind. The vegan menu was very creative and impressive, but we did bring our own half and half for coffee to...

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Portland, Maine
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OK this is a California place. The food in the restaurant is vegan and I highly recommend it, even if you are a meat eater. The rooms are very well appointed, clean and all the amenities that you could wish for are there. It is just across the bridge from the picturesque town of Mendocino. The grounds are fabulous and...

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Morelia, Mexico
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The personal is amazing, all the instalations, the pool, the restaurant and the view next to the river, you have robes for the swimming pool, even for children. Totally worth the stay. Is a lot of activities that you can do in any season, is a fantastic hotel. we absolutely recommend to stay at this place.

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StanfordInnbytheSea, Owner at Stanford Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

The robes are perfect for a trip to the solarium, and the restaurant is convenient for dinner without having to leave the property, thank you for recommending us!

Boston
Reviewed 14 February 2017

A wonderful stay where we felt welcomed, including our labradoodle, as soon as we checked in. They weren't full and gave us the option of several rooms. The restaurant is excellent (happens to be vegan which we aren't but we never felt deprived- delicious food) and the sitting area lovely. Wonderful views from the room and just minutes to a...

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StanfordInnbytheSea, Owner at Stanford Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for your review, it sounds like you came at a perfect time to enjoy a quite stay, lovely views, and good food with your doodle at your side. We are sorry we neglected to state this at check in but restaurants in Mendocino tend to close early (especially during the quiet season) so be sure to have a...

Alameda, California
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Photos on website do not fully integrate with actual experience. Only if you stay on upper floors will you have a view of ocean. Balconies may be individual but they are not private as you can view other balconies from your own. Room was not too cozy. Beautiful pendulum clock did not function. Wood burning fireplace best part of entire...

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StanfordInnbytheSea, Owner at Stanford Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. Though we are often complemented for our cozy rooms and lovely garden views, we are sorry to hear that your stay did not meet your expectations. Many details of the property can be found on our website, but we also encourage phone inquiries as we are happy to explain our services and amenities to their...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed 6 February 2017

We spent 3 nights and 2 days at the Stanford Inn in late January, 2017. We've stayed there many times and continue to return because it's a high-quality vegan resort where we feel perfectly at home-- all three of us-- including our German shepherd! We always begin our day there by enjoying a delicious vegan breakfast, and then head out...

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StanfordInnbytheSea, Owner at Stanford Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Such a lovely review, thank you for returning and bringing a 3rd guest, fluffy 4 legged guests are always welcome!

San Francisco
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I qualify this review by stating that I have had the good fortune of staying here a number of times over the last 2.5 decades. I originally visited in the early 90's because at that time most resorts and hotels were not welcoming to guests traveling with a dog. This resort welcomed my dog literally with open arms and won...

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StanfordInnbytheSea, Owner at Stanford Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review the Inn and The Ravens! We love our multi returners who keep coming back year after year and we are so glad you like the new look and updated showers. Thank you for expressing how lovely the property is even during our winter storms!

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 22 January 2017

I booked a room last minute here when my plans to Big Sur fell through. Let me start by saying that the whole frequency of life changes on this part of the coast, and then, when you drive up to this place, you just feel the magic. Even in winter, the gardens and landscape are magnificent. The terraced raised bed...

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StanfordInnbytheSea, Owner at Stanford Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

We completely agree with you, Mendocino is a magical place! Thank you for the detail in describing our rooms and views and the welcoming, comfortable atmosphere of the Inn.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Kitchenette
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  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled on a hillside, the exquisite Stanford Inn sits atop a meadow overlooking Mendocino Bay. Embodying the best of the rugged Mendocino Coast, the Inn is a haven. The rambling lobby, guest rooms, and suites are paneled in pine and redwood. Every detail is attended to, from wood-burning fireplaces set and ready to light to the sumptuous organic breakfasts. Inspired by the Stanford's Certified Organic gardens, The Ravens' restaurant is outstanding and nationally acclaimed for its vegetarian cuisine. Guests are indulged at the Inn's Massage in the Forest and private yoga sessions. Canoeing and kayaking on Big River, California's new State Park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Stanford Inn by the Sea

Address: Highway 1 & Comptche Ukiah Road, PO Box 487, Mendocino, CA 95460
Region: United States > California > Mendocino County > Mendocino
Price Range: RM1,497 - RM1,683 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Stanford Inn by the Sea 4*
Number of rooms: 33
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“You can choose a room with wood floor if you have allergies”
 of 5 bubbles T2642FJrobinw, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“They are all quite good. Near the Lobby has a slightly better view.”
 of 5 bubbles petethecat63, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Higher rooms have more view, but not all have direct ocean view. The view of the mountains is also lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles AradTraveler, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Higher rooms if you seek a view. Be prepared to climb stairs for the privilege.”
 of 5 bubbles Mary3500, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All of the rooms have balconies with excellent views of the pristine grounds.”
 of 5 bubbles A2603YBmargaretd, 5 Feb 2017 | Read review
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