The Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites

Carina Stebbins
Deal Expert

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 on-site restaurants: two casual and one fine-dining option

Mendocino is "the premier destination on California's Northern Coast" -- Frommer's
Enjoyed This
(161 Member Ratings)
"We enjoyed the convenience of the location. We appreciate that we can walk around the surrounding shops and it was close by the beach."
Sep 06, 2017
Sacramento , 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.

While 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, upgraded Luxury Garden Rooms are much more spacious. These upgraded rooms were renovated back in 2006 and feature views of the lush greenery outside. Many also have pullout sofas, fireplaces and porches. Wi-Fi is complimentary in the guest rooms.

There are three restaurants to choose from on the property, 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 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.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

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.

Enjoyed This
(161 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Mendocino Hotel & Garden Suites over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.8 Location
3.9 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
the city!
Other Comments
It is a casual, old fashioned Victorian Inn. Very clean, staff are incredibly service oriented.
Catherine Sep 09, 2017 Pacifica, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Location, deck.
Other Comments
Hotel has a lot going for it - great location, fabulous deck where one can enjoy the view of the water, variety of restaurants. It just needs updating. We booked 3 nights in the Travelzoo special, which was a standard room. It was so tiny we could only stand it for one night. They're upgrade charge of $40/Night was reasonable so we changed to a much larger room but it was desperately in need of updating. Musty smell, only air flow was from the ground floor window, very old fixtures and worn furnishings. They just need to spend some money on the rooms but I do suspect that's why their prices are low.
Ilissa Sep 09, 2017 St. Louis, MO, United States
Enjoyed Most
The Staff
Other Comments
The ($39) bottle of wine offered could be purchased at Safeway for less than $7 any day. A bit Tart!!!
William Sep 08, 2017 Paradise, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Yes. We've been coming here for about 20 years for its charm and location. Although traumatized by the bug incident, we hope they'll get it together and tighten up the imperfections and we can come back.
Other Comments
The biggest disappointment was finding a bug on my pillow at around midnight. My husband took a picture of it, and video of it crawling on my pillow, and upon google research we believe it was a bed bug (!) We were totally freaked out and called front desk. The woman working at desk was quick to put us in a smaller room that was inside the hotel (that was all that was available) and not charge us for that night. On our second night, the room was nice, however when I was doing excercise, I noticed the floor under the bed was very dirty and not vacuumed. The sheets were not soft - very pilly. They forgot about the wine that came with the deal, and my husband had to go across the street to front desk to ask about it. Oh, and one of the towels looked dirty- had to ask for more in the morning. The front desk was nice enough but not very professional or knowledgeable - especially about the Travelzoo deal. I'm disappointed with management regarding all the imperfections and oversights
trina Sep 08, 2017 Santa Rosa Rosa, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed the convenience of the location. We appreciate that we can walk around the surrounding shops and it was close by the beach.
Virgilyn Sep 06, 2017 Sacramento , CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Great location
Kurt Sep 04, 2017 El Dorado Hills, CA, United States
Other Comments
Adrienne Jul 20, 2017 Elk Grove, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The ambiance & the meals.
Michael Aug 24, 2017 Brentwood, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Quiet gorgeous gardens good location excellent bar and restaurant
Marybeth Jul 26, 2017 Pacific Grove, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Very comfortable. Some deferred maintenance.
deborah Aug 24, 2017 FresnoFresno, CA, United States

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