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Reviewed 1 week ago

I was here last week for a much-needed vacation and the Stanford Inn was everything I had hoped it would be: the rooms were comfortable and relaxing with super plush beds, balconies and in-room fireplaces that I got somewhat obsessed with (trying to build the perfect fire - they provide all of the wood and kindling). The food here is...

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

Jill, thank you for reviewing us, and for expressing what we often feel. Even though the majority of our guest are not vegan or vegetarian, we hope that all our guests are open to seeing how food can be environmentally conscious and cruelty free at the same time as delicious and well prepared.

Reviewed 1 week ago

We really enjoyed our weekend at the Stanford Inn. The grounds and gardens are beautiful - lush and colorful and clearly tended with care. The staff were lovely and kind. The accommodations were clean and comfortable. We loved having our own wood-burning fireplace in the room. We enjoyed the free bike rentals and rode 10 miles along the river into...

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

So glad you enjoyed the property, your room and were able to take advantage of all of our Resort activities as well as our delicious, organic, plant based cuisine. We look forward to welcoming you again!

Chevy Chase, Maryland
Reviewed 1 week ago

My daughter and I just spent four amazing days here: we are making plans to return with her brother. We found it because we enjoy their cookbook and we wanted to stay in a beautiful, natural, sustainable place in Northern California and be able to enjoy great vegan food at every meal. It was even better than we had hoped!...

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

Thank you so much for taking the time to review us. It means a lot that you enjoyed your stay and that you were comfortable and happy with us. We look forward to welcoming you back soon!

Omaha, Nebraska
Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I stayed here for two nights in April 2017 and had an absolutely incredible experience from start to finish. We began our stay by going to a class taught by Stanford Inn's on-site nutritionist and health coach, Sid Garza-Hillman. We are fans of his weekly podcast, and we were absolutely thrilled to be able to meet him...

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

Thank you for this detailed review! We are so glad you could make it over all the way from Nebraska, and were able to meet Sid in person. The first floor rooms are just as lovely as the top level rooms, the view is just different as you said. Looking forward to next time!

Lewiston, Idaho
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were not told this was a vegan resort. The included vegan breakfast made my husband sick. My breakfast was a dried up waffle imitation. The rooms are knotty pine from the 50's. We did like the woodburning fireplace in the room but there was no heat source in the large bathroom making it uncomfortable to use. Towels were threadbare....

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

It’s super clear that we’re not the place for you! However…Fact: our towels are brand new, soft, and made from bamboo. Fact: we chose knotty pine because it was the most sustainable choice at the time we built. Guests overwhelmingly love the ‘lodge’ feel of our resort. Fact: We are a resort with a full wellness center, indoor pool/sauna, organic...

San Mateo, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed here with our dog just over 20 years ago. I remembered it as a lovely place, reasonably priced with a beautiful room, spectacular views and, of course, dog-friendly. When my daughter and I decided to take our dog and travel up to Mendocino for a couple days, I immediately thought of the Stanford Inn. We...

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

We are so sorry to hear about your visit…Please note our room rates are in line with the Mendocino Coast, especially considering all that is included with our stays: full made-to-order organic breakfast, bike rental, indoor pool/jacuzzi/sauna, complimentary afternoon dessert/coffee/tea. In addition, our $45 pet fee, unlike most other pet-friendly inns/hotels, is per stay, not per night, and as you...

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It is the forth time for us to stay Stanford inn. Rooms are beautiful, with excellent beds and all other amenities. There is a nice fireplace in each room. It is much more than just a hotel. The lobby is full of books you can read the whole day. The restaurant serves vegan food which anyone would love (my favorite...

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

Thank you for once again returning for our comfortable atmosphere, garden views, and good organic food, we look forward to welcoming you back next time!

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via 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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StanfordInnbytheSea, Owner at Stanford Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

We are very sorry to hear you didn’t enjoy our breakfast, but a bit surprised since we have a widely varied menu (one of the biggest vegan breakfast menus in the US), and our organic juices are fresh squeezed daily! Regarding the pricing, our cuisine (including our afternoon desserts--complementary for our guests) is organic, but our prices are still on...

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 15 March 2017 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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StanfordInnbytheSea, Manager at Stanford Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Such a full stay! Sounds like you were buys with activities ans sight seeing, but we hope the massages and solarium pool house offered relaxation for you both. We look forward to welcoming you back many more times!

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed 11 March 2017

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

Sounds like a relaxing, Eco-friendly vacation! Our organic, plant based menu leaves little to be missed so hopefully next time you can try our soy or coconut creamer.

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
  • Room Service
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Kitchenette
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  • Breakfast included
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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  • 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: €339 - €355 (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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