Hill House Inn

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Why We Love It

  • Two blocks from the ocean and steps from the eclectic shops, galleries and wine-tasting rooms downtown
  • Blanketed by bountiful Victorian gardens and towering cypress trees
  • The inn and its surroundings were often showcased in the TV series “Murder, She Wrote”

85% (149 Member Ratings)

"Quiet, convenient location."
Jun 24, 2017
Magalia, CA, United States

Map & Directions

Mendocino is a 3.5-hour drive from San Francisco.

Rooms & Rates

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Get away to coastal Mendocino, a remote escape located a little over 150 miles north of San Francisco. A major artist community, downtown Mendocino is filled with charming shops and funky galleries.

Hill House Inn is a quaint Victorian-style property best known for its location in the village. The country atmosphere is accented by rooms featuring brass beds and lace curtains. Rooms are fairly large and have a bit of an older feel with floral bedding and carpets -- some boast ocean views.

The restaurant at the inn has a wide selection of Mendocino, Sonoma and Napa wines. Over 40 movies were filmed at this iconic 19th century property, along with the well-known television series "Murder She Wrote."


General The restaurant and bar are open limited hours.

  • Pet-friendly
  • Extra beds (fees apply)
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • Concierge service
  • ATM

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Sitting area


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Bathtub
  • Hair-dryer


  • Complimentary parking

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: 3pm.

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: $20 + tax per night.
Extra person 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 $25.00 + tax the first night and $15.00 + tax for  subsequent nights.  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: The front office may close by 8pm weekdays.  Arrivals after this time will pick up keys and paperwork at the sister property Mendocino Hotel at 45080 Main Street.
A map and instructions will be on the door of the Hill House to alert guests, the hotel is a short distance from the Inn.

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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.

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.

85% Positive
(149 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Hill House Inn, Mendocino (CA) over the past 15 months.
3.8 Ambiance
4.5 Location
3.7 Rooms
4.2 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Quiet, convenient location.
Carla Jun 24, 2017 Magalia, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Great location and peaceful atmosphere.
Other Comments
Excellent value. We will be back for sure.
Amy Jun 21, 2017 San Rafael, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The garden
Other Comments
Providing breakfast optional
Thien May 18, 2017 Santa Rosa, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
It was so close to downtown Mendocino
Victoria May 04, 2017 SAN Jose, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Its setting, lots of green area, close proximity to town.
Other Comments
On checking in, there was a mishap, with the reception desk scheduling our arrival at a different date. However the receptionist was able to resolve this in a timely fashion. On checking out, there was also a mistake in the billing. A different receptionist was able to resolve this. In both cases, I am glad that I had a printed copy of my TravelZoo reservation, showing the dates and the rate. The curtains and drape in our room need updating.
George Apr 29, 2017 El Cerrito, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The Victorian room and the gardens
Diana Apr 28, 2017 North San Juan, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Good experience over all. Room was large and clean. Did not have ocean view so they discounted our rate.
Apr 25, 2017 Boise, ID, United States
Enjoyed Most
Charming, old school inn.
brenda Apr 24, 2017 Turlock, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The room was spacious, hotel staff helpful and pleasant. Walking distance to town center. View out the window.
Other Comments
Rooms/bed/bathrooms, though clean and comfortable, need to be updated, especially the shower.
Christina Apr 14, 2017 Sacramento, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
The hotel is very dated (we stayed 10 years ago) and the staff are not very friendly. Did not ask how our stay was. We had to chase the room person as she had not left us any coffee that was supposed to be provided. The room had 2 lightbulbs out and had several ants coming in which we reported when we left. They could not find our reservation, both when we checked in and was checking out.
Janet Apr 14, 2017 Loomis, CA, United States

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