The Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites

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Why We Love It

  • The hotel is right by the ocean and only a half-mile from State Route 1
  • It is located in peaceful downtown Mendocino
  • There are three restaurants on property to choose from -- two casual and one fine dining option

Mendocino is "the premier destination on California's Northern Coast" -- Frommer's

90% (160 Member Ratings)

"Being right in Mendocino within walking distance to everything. The lovely lounge for coffee in the morning. And the beautiful gardens!"
Apr 23, 2017
Chico, CA, United States

Map & Directions

The hotel is 150 miles north of San Francisco. On the highway it will take around four hours, and along the coast it will take about six hours.

Rooms & Rates

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The second you enter the Mendocino Hotel's mahogany-filled lobby -- complete with a crackling fireplace, stained glass windows and a number of antiques -- you are transported to a different era. The building was constructed in 1878 and dates back to a time when Mendocino was a happening port for the logging trade. The hotel is right by the ocean, a half-mile from State Route 1 and a mile from Mendocino Headlands State Park and Mendocino Bay.

The European rooms (this room type is not offered in our deal) are quite small and have an in-room vanity and sink and shared restrooms across the hall. The garden suites are much more spacious. Many of these rooms also have a foldout sofa, fireplace and porch. These rooms were renovated back in 2006 and feature views of the lush greenery outside. Wi-Fi is complimentary in the bedrooms.

There are three restaurants on property to choose from, whether you feel like something more casual (Garden Room or Lobby Bar) or a finer dining experience (Mendocino Hotel Restaurant). The hotel is right in town too, so there are plenty of dining options and shops within walking distance.

From the press:
  • "It's easy to see why artists were -- and still are -- attracted to this idyllic community, a cluster of New England-style captains' homes and stores on headlands overlooking the ocean" -- Frommer's



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Pet-friendly
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge service
  • Room service (limited hours)

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board


  • Complimentary Internet access
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • ADA compliant rooms
  • Facilities for guests with special needs
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard check-in time: 4pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 12pm.

Children and additional guests: Children 12 and under stay free of charge when sharing parents’ room and using existing bedding (on request).
Cribs are not available.
Extra bed available on request and in the Deluxe Garden View rooms only; $20 + tax per night.  Extra adult charge is $20 + tax per night.
Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged $25 + tax the first day and $15 + tax for all subsequent days. Charges will be added to your bill at the hotel.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

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Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

It is the responsibility of the hotel chain and/ or the individual property to ensure the accuracy of the photos displayed. Travelzoo is not responsible for any inaccuracies in the photos.

90% Positive
(160 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Mendocino Hotel & Garden Suites over the past 15 months.
4.0 Ambiance
4.7 Location
3.8 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Being right in Mendocino within walking distance to everything. The lovely lounge for coffee in the morning. And the beautiful gardens!
Other Comments
The room was very comfortable.
Elizabeth Apr 23, 2017 Chico, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Good food, good room, location within walking distance to anything in town.
Betty Apr 16, 2017 Marysville, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Location, location, location
Other Comments
Rooms are a bit "tired".
Cynthia Apr 16, 2017 Chico, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Beautifully furnished, nice people, great location, good breakfast.
Patricia Apr 15, 2017 Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Convenient location to local shops and restaurants
Other Comments
Rooms were old and outdated. The lace curtains had holes/ tears. The bathroom counter had a large crack in the sink and across the counter. Bathroom towels were old and had some stains. The sofa was sagging. You could feel the springs on the sofa bed. Wifi did not work after the first day due to storm.
Landy Apr 15, 2017 Novato, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed the ambiance. The room was pleasant, roomy and had a nice fire place.
Other Comments
Thank you for the bottle of wine, but please do not say it is worth $39.00 when it only costs less than $10. If you stick to the truth you will keep your customers.
Christl Apr 15, 2017 Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Rooms could use upgrading.
Tawana Apr 04, 2017 Concord, Ca, United States
Enjoyed Most
Not. We arrived to be told our reservation had been cancelled, and there were no rooms available. they had our paperwork & had no idea why we were marked cancelled. They finally found a handicapped room. It was ok, but we were pretty traumatized.
Hensl Apr 02, 2017 livermore, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Great place to stay on main street. Beautiful Victorian, huge comfortable beds. We're very happy.
Bennett Mar 31, 2017 Oakland, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Pet-friendliness, walking gardens, location and views
Other Comments
Thoughtful, friendly staff -- always a wonderful stay
George Mar 25, 2017 Healdsburg, CA, United States

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