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Morelia, Mexico
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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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Boston
Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Alameda, California
Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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.

San Francisco, California
Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

My wife and I had a quick weekend away and stayed at the Stanford Inn for 3 nights. Beautiful grounds, fun vegetarian meals (we are not vegetarian), and lovely room with fireplace and balcony that had a great view of the inn and gardens. Very relaxing stay and highly recommend. We ate in town sometimes because we wanted variety. The...

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

Thank you for your review, we are glad that you were able to have a relaxing stay with us and that you enjoyed trying our plant based menu!

Austin, Texas
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

This was our third trip to the Stanford Inn, and our first with our dogs. We stayed in the barn suite which was just the right size for the four of us, including our two girls, plus two dogs. Very clean, comfortable, delicious, healthy food and two minutes drive to Mendocino. The swimming pool was nice and warm, and the...

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

It's wonderful that you could bring the dogs this time around, and were happy to hear that you were comfortable down in the Barn Suite. Thank you for your feed back on the Wi-Fi, we seldom have complainants, but occasionally the weather can effect the internet connection.

hawaii
Reviewed 26 December 2016

We had a lovely room with a real fireplace , nice bed and bathroom. It had been updated without completely loosing the charm and replacing everything. We loved our room and would stay again. However, the breakfast was awful. Completely vegan... completely unappetizing. So if like us you don't eat just for the health benefits/philosophical statement but like to enjoy...

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

It is wonderful that you enjoyed the room. The majority of our guests are not vegan or vegetarian, and they rave about our wide ranging menu and quality organic ingredients. It is a different flavor than the grease and salt saturated food that has become so common in the typical diet!

Chicago
Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We reserved a room for three nights at the Stanford, a green hotel. The grounds are beautiful. We chose a room on the second floor with a pretty view of the grounds and water. The rooms are a nice size with fire places, starting kits and wood to get the fires going. The room has a big comfortable bed, nice...

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

So happy you could enjoy the rooms, the and the grounds and our solarium during your relaxing pre-holiday vacation. Thank you for this kind review. Hopefully next time you visit can give The Ravens a try, our plant biased menu appeals to many different appetites!

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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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: €309 - €360 (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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“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
“Every room I have stayed in has been enjoyable.”
 of 5 bubbles DaFeng, 1 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All the rooms have an ocean view, but I think the second floor offers the best view.”
 of 5 bubbles MrsP737, 21 Jan 2017 | Read review
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