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

91% (176 Member Ratings)

"Very helpful staff. Resolved a problem I had with my booking."
May 19, 2017
escalon, 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 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.

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.

91% Positive
(176 Member Reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Mendocino Hotel & Garden Suites over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.7 Location
3.9 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
4.2 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Very helpful staff. Resolved a problem I had with my booking.
eric May 19, 2017 escalon, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
It is a perfect location for exploring Mendocino.
William May 19, 2017 Palo Cedro, CA, United States
Other Comments
The old fashion rooms were great but the torn and tattered lacy curtains made it feel run down!
Janet May 13, 2017 Oakland, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
It was very peaceful and quiet.
Other Comments
Very nice reception staff.
Karen May 11, 2017 Chico, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The privacy. And foid at the main bldg of the holtel was very good! Pricey, but good!
Jennifer May 06, 2017 Grass Valley, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
The hotel is lovely, filled with beautiful antiques. Every room, Lobby, Bar (2), Garden room and Dining room calls for you to sit and relax. Its across the street from the bluffs so views of the ocean are right there. The Garden Suites are actually behind the hotel, not on Main St but we loved it. It felt like we were residents with our own little apt. (The room is that big). Big Fireplace, bathroom and walk-in closet. The room is nicely appointed and surrounded by beautiful gardens. The location couldn't be better, we walked everywhere. Breakfast and dinner were both delicious.
Other Comments
I would take off the Value of the Wine. Everyone knows Fetzer doesn't cost $39! Just say 'Complimentary Wine', We did appreciate having the choice of Red or White.
Elenita May 05, 2017 Penn Valley, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Nice place!
Other Comments
Thank you for a wonderful time
Dorothy May 02, 2017 Petaluma, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
We go there twice a year and enjoy it every time!
Mark May 02, 2017 San Ramon, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Nice large garden room and the location was so central to everything.
Karen May 01, 2017 Kenwood, CA, United States
Enjoyed Most
Proximity to the shops and restaurants and the coastline trails.
Other Comments
Garden suites were small, but comfortable.
Dan Apr 30, 2017 Foster City, CA, United States

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