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Zihuatanejo, Mx
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2 reviews
Reviewed 4 September 2013

Wow! What a place that exudes good and peaceful feelings... the setting is beautiful, the gardens are beautiful... The check in was smooth, the staff friendly and helpful. W had reserved the leaset expensive room, the Petite River Room, with a queen sized bed. (The bed could have been just a little bit more comfy, but it wasn't bad...). She... More 

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

Thank you for sharing your experience, and we are glad that you enjoyed everything overall. The room that you were in is also a favorite to most of our front desk staff, and is often requested by returning guests through-out the years. All our best to you, and we look forward to welcoming you back! More 

Whittier, California, United States
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Reviewed 4 September 2013

the Stanford Inn by the Sea in Mendocino is the most pet friendly inn we have ever visited. I am a steak & potato man, but the organic vegetarian meals here are excellent, and i didn't miss the fatty foods at all. The rooms are very nice and offer real wood burning fireplaces, wood paneling , and terrific views of... More 

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

Thank you, Paul, for writing about your stay with us. We are so glad you had a great time, and we truly look forward to welcoming you again in the future! All our best to you. More 

Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 August 2013

My husband and I were unable to get a room for the night there as there was no vacancy, but we arrived during happy hour, so we had appetizers and a margarita. The food was so good that we want to go back and try everything on the menu, and we aren't even vegans. The margarita was also as good... More 

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Gosford, Australia
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Reviewed 31 August 2013

We lucked onto this place by just looking around but as soon as we got out of the car we fell in love, we were surprised at the restaurant being vegan but fell in love with 5 start cuisine made only form vegetables, worth the experience

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Palo Alto, California
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Reviewed 28 August 2013

We spent a long weekend at the Stanford Inn and really enjoyed ourselves. The service was good, friendly, welcoming but not intrusive. The rooms are a bit old, but they have done their best to add nice little touches that make you look past the age of the place (bathrobes, wood-burning fireplaces with fires prepared so all you have to... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 August 2013

Stayed 8/19 and 8/20 at the Stanford Inn - we had a one-bedroom suite which included a good mini kitchen (microwave, refrigerator, sink, coffee brewer) as well as a fireplace and books regarding vineyards (Mendocino, Napa & Sonoma); our room was on the 2d floor and was quiet; the B&B website mentioned a waterview but from our deck & room... More 

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Reviewed 20 August 2013

What a special retreat for a relaxing weekend getaway on the Northern California coast! Not only was this beautiful inn located in a lush (eco-friendly) garden with breathtaking views of the Pacific, but it is the most dog friendly hotel we have ever stayed! Our yellow Lab was treated like royalty at this 4 star vegan resort, which included complimentary... More 

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Kenwood, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2013

Stanford Inn has a lovely view. The rooms are pleasant. And if your "groove" is dogs, of all shapes, sizes and wooly-ness, with owners chattering excitedly about their pooch -- while you step over or around their pooch looking for a quiet place to sit -- this is your place, "Take your dog to breakfast?" Really? Dogs rule here and... More 

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Reviewed 9 August 2013

My husband and I loved this place. We stayed here one night on our honeymoon road trip-- and we wish that there were more of these all along our trip. The rooms were beautiful (wood paneled, we had a gorgeous view of the gardens), the restaurant was wonderfully vegan (not the best food I have ever had, but it hit... More 

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Goshen, New York
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Reviewed 8 August 2013

My first experience with the Stanford Inn by the Sea was two years ago. My son and I were not staying here but noted they had a restaurant (The Ravens). My son is not a vegetarian (let alone a vegan). Anyway, long story short: he announced it was his favorite meal on our entire trip. I also noted the welcoming... More 

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free Breakfast
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Bar/Lounge
  • Hot Tub
  • Spa
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Banquet Room
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: RM1,430 - RM1,698 (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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“We had a corner, top floor room. There isn't an elevator, but I was able to navigate the stairs despite an arthritic hip.”
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“Get a room on the second floor with view over garden out to ocean”
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“2nd floor for lovely ocean view!”
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“No really good views, would not recommend this place to anyone, very disappointed.”
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