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“Short stay, barking dogs”
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Hill House Inn
Ranked #18 of 25 Mendocino B&B and Inns
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Nice, spacious room, nicely furnished. Second-floor ocean view room doesn't really have much ocean view. If I'd known there might be barking dogs in the next room, I would not have stayed there. Now that I know there could be (there were), I will not stay there again.

Room Tip: Change your pet-friendly policy. People without dogs don't want dogs next door.
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Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Ruth A, Guest Service Representaitve at Hill House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

RonTheGuy, I apologize for the fact you were not told the room to you the guest had 2 dogs. I wish you would have brought this to the attention of the front desk when they started barking and we could have given you another room plus addressed the issue with the guest. You should have been told and this issue has been addressed with the appropriate department. I am glad you found the room nice and I hope you will give us another chance.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Hill House Inn looked fine online. Good location, great scenery nearby. But the reception was cool and disinterested. The room was dated and a bit tired. But the major concern was that we had a mouse in our room, not seen but heard and with evidence of droppings and eaten crackers later. Not good.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for an ocean view and some amenities...don't look here. Our first negative experience was checking in, with a dour and unfriendly front desk employee. Not setting a great tone. But we gave it our best and proceeded to our room on the second floor. It had 2 queen beds but the mattresses were lumpy, the shams were torn old comforters with hardly any feathers remaining, no balcony, no view, no fridge, no breakfast or coffee in the lounge, and we never found the ice maker.

The room smelled strongly of antiseptic, and it was stuffy and hot. With that said, it's only saving grace is it's location to the town which is walking distance.

We reserved two nights, but left after one. I'm sure it was nice in it's glory days, but it needs a total renovation.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled with friends
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Ruth A, Guest Service Representative at Hill House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Patty f., first let me apologize for you being disappointed in your room and the condition of your room. I would also like to apologize for the smell in your room. As you stated the hotel is in need of updating and we will be doing that. We want all of our guests to be happy and want to stay with us again. We also want to keep the old world charm it is known for. I hope you will give us another chance once we have updated the hotel.

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Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

On the positive side, we received a warm welcome, there is a beautiful garden outside and the view of the sea was spoilt by a bush. The room was a suite which was a bonus as felt very spacious however it definitely needs updating and smells musty.

Stayed: September 2017, travelled as a couple
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Ruth A, Guest Service Representative at Hill House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for the 3 star rating on our hotel and all of the wonderful compliments about our hotel and staff. We are very glad you enjoyed your stay with us and are looking forward to you staying with us again.

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Reviewed 14 September 2017

With the perceived elegance from ads, etc. this hotel has not kept up with that scene. It is clean and decently kept, but has no restaurant, no bar, no real lobby, the rooms are a bit small and are looking their age.

Stayed: April 2017
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Ruth A, Guest Service Representative at Hill House Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

We were sorry to read that you were disappointed in our hotel. we strive to give the best service and the best rooms to all of our guest while maintaining the old world charm. Thank you for staying with us and we hope you will stay with us again.

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Additional Information about Hill House Inn

Address: 10701 Palette Dr, Mendocino, CA 95460
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Region: United States > California > Mendocino County > Mendocino
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Spa Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #18 of 25 B&Bs / Inns in Mendocino
Price Range: ₹ 6,244 - ₹ 15,154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hill House Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 44
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hill House Inn is a premier hotel located in the historic village of Mendocino, California, with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. The Inn is situated in lush Victorian gardens, open fields with native vegetation, towering rustic redwood water towers and magnificent cypress trees. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Hill House Hotel Mendocino
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