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Reviewed 29 December 2013

Stanford Inn & Raven Restaurant in Mendocino, CA My wife and I stayed at the Stanford Inn over the Christmas holiday 2013. They had a Christmas dinner with a fixed menu at a high price of $65 per person. The service at the restaurant Raven was bad as we had hard time getting our waitress's attention to come over to...

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Joan S, Owner at Stanford Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Mayfield, We are very sorry to hear about your experience at Ravens on Christmas. Our hope is that guests feel very well treated not the opposite. We are an organic restaurant, and our food costs are extremely high. We received excellent reviews on our dinner, but understand that taste is obviously highly subjective. We do appreciate your feedback...

Prairie Village, Kansas
Reviewed 27 December 2013

Everything about the place was excellent. The staff, the rooms, the wood burning fireplaces, the land and of course the food! Fabulous. I am not a vegan, but if I could eat like this everyday I would reconsider. And Mendocino is a beautiful place to visit. Would go back in a heartbeat.

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Joan S, Owner at Stanford Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you, George, for the kind review. We are glad to know that you had such a wonderful stay...can't wait to welcome you back! All the best in the New Year to you both.

Sonoma, California
Reviewed 14 December 2013

Yes, the Stanford Inn is expensive, but you get your money's worth. One of the best doggie friendly hotels, your dogs get sweet potato chips every night and fresh dog sheets. Water and food bowls are in the room. Doggie walker bags and trash cans are spread throughout their beautiful property which includes llamas, donkeys and ducks. The Ravens vegan...

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Joan S, Owner at Stanford Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

We are so happy to hear you had a wonderful stay, both you and the pups! Though Ravens' isn't open for lunch (just breakfast/dinner), we're glad to know you so enjoyed. We hope to see you again soon, and wish you a wonderful Christmas and all good things to come in the New Year.

The West
Reviewed 22 November 2013

We were so delighted with our first night at Stanford Inn we chose to add another day to enjoy all of the wonderful hospitality, beautiful grounds and fabulous food for another evening. We also gave a gift certificate to another couple so they could enjoy this little piece of heaven ,

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Joan S, Owner at Stanford Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your experience with us, and thank you once more for choosing us as a gift to your friends. We look forward to seeing them here, and hope to welcome you back as well! Merry Christmas to you and yours.

San Francisco
Reviewed 19 November 2013

I am winding up my first visit to the inn with my fiancé and our dog. What a gem! I shared with one of the super helpful friendly staff that I have never stayed somewhere that so closely matched my personal taste and ethics. Thought has been given to the most minute details to make a perfectly welcoming environment to...

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Joan S, Owner at Stanford Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Oh thank you so much for the wonderful review! We look forward to welcoming you back, and wish you and yours a wonderful Christmas this year. See you next time...

Bainbridge Island, Washington
Reviewed 13 November 2013

We stayed one night in the wing nearest the lobby (the property does sprawl a bit, and some rooms are at a distance). Reception was informal and friendly (to our canine member as well) and the room was quite comfortable with all the expected amenities, plus a fireplace with plenty of wood. A great bed, by the way -- I...

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Joan S, Owner at Stanford Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you Michael, we're glad you had a nice stay and enjoyed all. We hope to welcome you back someday and wish you a warm and happy holiday season!

Tomball, Texas
Reviewed 10 November 2013

This beautiful and rustic inn overlooking the Pacific is a perfect escape from the city. When we checked in, there was "spa" music playing in our room, fresh baked cookies waiting for us, and a wood-burning fireplace with plenty of wood for our stay. The grounds include their garden where they grow the herbs and most of the veggies served...

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Joan S, Owner at Stanford Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you so much for sharing your experience, and we are glad to hear it was a joyful one. We look forward to welcoming you back the next time you're ready to escape the city :) Wishing you a warm and happy holiday season!

Cambridge, MA
Reviewed 29 October 2013

We had a top floor fireplaced room with an ocean view -- last minute booking, and a discount from their regular rate but not cheap by any means. Full breakfast was included in the rate. Now for the reality check. The ocean was on the other side of Highway 1, and the only way we had a view is if...

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Joan S, Owner at Stanford Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

We’re so sorry to hear that your visit was not satisfactory. Regarding the room view - All balconies look out over our lush organic gardens and beyond that, a view of the Pacific. The room views are clear in the description and room photos on our website, which show the sweeping view from your balcony. We are also very open...

Denver
Reviewed 28 October 2013

We enjoyed our weekend with our dog at the Stanford Inn. Not interested in biking, hiking or canoeing, we spent our time touring the Botanic Gardens in Fort Bragg--just gorgeous. We had perfect weather with a bright blue sky so our view from the room was amazing. Although our room was very comfortable, we were surprised that the tiny bathroom...

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Joan S, Owner at Stanford Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review of your stay with us, and we also thank you for your feedback. We wanted to share with you, and to all reading, a bit about our bathrooms here at the Inn, and the design that was behind them. When we last re-did our bathrooms (4 times in the 33 years we have owned...

Boston, Massachusetts
Reviewed 26 October 2013

This was our first visit to Mendocino and the Stanford Inn. Friends of ours had stayed there several months ago and recommended it highly. We were not disappointed (except by the foggy weather). The room was clean and well appointed with a working fireplace. My wife had a superb massage; I found some good nearby walking trails. We are not...

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Joan S, Owner at Stanford Inn by the Sea, responded to this review

Glad to hear you enjoyed your first visit to us, and please thank your friends for recommending us! We will pass your compliments on to our massage therapists as well as our Inn staff and restaurant. Hope to welcome you again someday, we wish you all the best.

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Breakfast included
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Nestled on a hillside, the exquisite Stanford Inn sits atop a meadow overlooking Mendocino Bay. Embodying the best of the rugged Mendocino Coast, the Inn is a haven. The rambling lobby, guest rooms, and suites are paneled in pine and redwood. Every detail is attended to, from wood-burning fireplaces set and ready to light to the sumptuous organic breakfasts. Inspired by the Stanford's Certified Organic gardens, The Ravens' restaurant is outstanding and nationally acclaimed for its vegetarian cuisine. Guests are indulged at the Inn's Massage in the Forest and private yoga sessions. Canoeing and kayaking on Big River, California's new State Park. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Stanford Inn by the Sea

Address: Highway 1 & Comptche Ukiah Road, PO Box 487, Mendocino, CA 95460
Region: United States > California > Mendocino County > Mendocino
Price Range: ₹ 23,367 - ₹ 24,872 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Stanford Inn by the Sea 4*
Number of rooms: 33
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“You can choose a room with wood floor if you have allergies”
 of 5 bubbles T2642FJrobinw, 11 Mar 2017 | Read review
“They are all quite good. Near the Lobby has a slightly better view.”
 of 5 bubbles petethecat63, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Higher rooms have more view, but not all have direct ocean view. The view of the mountains is also lovely.”
 of 5 bubbles AradTraveler, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Higher rooms if you seek a view. Be prepared to climb stairs for the privilege.”
 of 5 bubbles Mary3500, 13 Feb 2017 | Read review
“All of the rooms have balconies with excellent views of the pristine grounds.”
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