The Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites

Travelzoo Staff

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
Enjoyed This
(32 Member Ratings)
"The location, the food, the ambiance, and the history."
Oct 22, 2018
Oakley , CA, USA

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


Check-in: Standard Time is 4pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.
Under 18 years old; check-in allowed with proper documentation

Checkout: Standard Time is 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.

Additional details:

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(32 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Mendocino Hotel & Garden Suites over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.7 Location
3.4 Rooms
4.1 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The location, the food, the ambiance, and the history.
Other Comments
The shared bathrooms were fine, but could have used more attention (retrieving dirty towels, and our room never received any maid service.
Andre Oct 22, 2018 Oakley , CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Could have used a microwave and tv channel guide.
Charles Mar 26, 2018 San JoseSan Jose, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
The look of the historic lobby was beautiful. It was right on the water, a short walk to the state beach.
Other Comments
Finding our room was ridiculous. We had a map and still couldn't find it in the pitch black. The clerk finally drove over with us, and it turned out the map was inaccurate. Beds were uncomfortable.
Sandra Mar 22, 2018 Phoenix, AZ, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location, Hotel built 1878. Recommend the Garden suites in the back
Other Comments
Rooms are clean, employees very friendly.Great location.Rooms are dated need some paint etc. But beside that great atmosphere an a 1847 feel to it. Enjoy !
patrick j Mar 10, 2018 Walnut Creek, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Our room was spacious with a good view.
Other Comments
We had a good breakfast experience twice .
Lynne Feb 20, 2018 Sacramento, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Great location - lots to do in town. Good food at the Hotel, too.
Philip Jan 06, 2018 Lakeport, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location is amazing, friendly staff. Great bar and restaurant.
brenda Dec 20, 2017 Turlock, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
gerri Nov 18, 2017 napa, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Bourbon French toast excellent location great employees like Holly
Rufus Nov 11, 2017 Shingle Springs, CA, USA
Enjoyed Most
Location and price through Travelzoo.
Other Comments
Rooms need upgrading as does the lobby furniture. There was work going on in the main hotel.
Tom Nov 04, 2017 San Mateo, CA, USA

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