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Mendocino California Accommodations

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The Mendocino center is approximately the area of Downtown Mendocino and 2 miles north of Downtown Little River.

Welcome to Mendocino, where Pacific breezes, miles of uncluttered beaches, and scenic redwood forests beckon you to experience an exceptional and sometimes magical vacation. The history of Mendocino begins in 1850 when a settlement was formed along the banks of the Big River. At the time the town was founded, it was a logging community. In 1858, the town opened its first post office to provide services for its small population. New Englanders made up the majority of the town's residents, followed by Portuguese fishermen and Chinese immigrants. More from this guide...

Mendocino Hotels & Accommodations

Hill House Inn : 10701 Pallette Dr.
+1-888-389-4121
10701 Pallette Dr., Mendocino, CA 95460
  • Low priced Oceanfront hotel
  • Hotel has 2 floors
The Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites
+1-888-675-2083
45080 Main St., Mendocino, CA 95460
  • Midscale Oceanfront hotel
  • 10 suites in hotel
Little River Inn in Little River
+1-800-716-8490
7901 North Highway One, Little River, CA 95456 ~2.57 miles south of Mendocino
  • High-end Resort property
  • 9 suites in hotel
Heritage House Resort & Spa - Little River
+1-800-805-5223
5200 North Highway 1, Little River, CA 95456 ~4.78 miles south of Mendocino
  • Four-star Oceanfront hotel
  • Check in: 3pm
  • NO cell phone connectivity
  • Grey whale
From$179
Very Good 4.0 /5Recent Reviews CallBookMore Details
Coast Inn & Spa Fort Bragg
+1-888-965-1860
18661 North Highway 1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 ~7.35 miles north of Mendocino
  • Economical property
  • Close to town
  • For 85%, the rooms looked old
Shoreline Cottages : 18725 North Highway 1
+1-888-788-5576
18725 North Highway 1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 ~7.36 miles north of Mendocino
  • Affordable Beach property
  • 2 suites in hotel
  • Excellent amenities
  • The best cookies
Holiday Inn Express Ft. Bragg
+1-888-897-9207
250 Highway 20, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 ~7.67 miles north of Mendocino
  • 3-star Highway hotel
  • Free breakfast available
  • Yummy desserts, said 92%
  • Welcoming staff
From$124
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Emerald Dolphin Inn : 1211 South Main St.
+1-888-311-4278
1211 South Main St., Fort Bragg, CA 95437 ~7.85 miles north of Mendocino
  • Three Star Beach hotel
  • Check in: 3:00pm
  • For 58%, the rooms looked old
  • Excellent family hotel
Noyo Harbor Inn Restaurant and Tavern
+1-888-469-4795
500 Casa Del Noyo Dr., Fort Bragg, CA 95437 ~7.99 miles north of Mendocino
  • Expensive hotel
North Cliff Hotel in Fort Bragg
+1-888-734-9421
1005 South Main St., Fort Bragg, CA 95437 ~8.28 miles north of Mendocino
  • Mid-scale Oceanfront hotel
  • 3 floors in property
  • Most guests thought the view was good
  • For 53%, maintenance was acceptable
From$169
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Super 8 by Wyndham Fort Bragg : 888 South Main St.
+1-888-841-5292
888 South Main St., Fort Bragg, CA 95437 ~8.34 miles north of Mendocino
  • Low Cost Beach hotel
  • Free breakfast available
Seabird Lodge in Fort Bragg
+1-888-455-5160
191 South St., Fort Bragg, CA 95437 ~8.38 miles north of Mendocino
  • Low-priced property
  • Hotel has 2 floors
Motel 6 Fort Bragg Ca #4714 - Fort Bragg
+1-888-965-8297
400 South Main St., Fort Bragg, CALIFORNIA 95437 ~8.90 miles north of Mendocino
  • Economical Highway property
  • Fitness center on property
Country Inn B & B
+1-888-906-6358
632 North Main St., Fort Bragg, CA 95437 ~9.62 miles north of Mendocino
  • Economy Beach property
  • 7 rooms in property
  • Excellent romantic hotel
  • Great little place
From$66
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Travelodge by Wyndham Fort Bragg : 763 North Main St.
+1-888-749-6785
763 North Main St., Fort Bragg, CA 95437 ~9.74 miles north of Mendocino
  • Economical Beach property
  • Check in: 3:00PM
The Beach House Inn in Fort Bragg
+1-888-878-9982
100 Pudding Creek Rd., Fort Bragg, CA 95437 ~10.11 miles north of Mendocino
  • Midscale Beach hotel
  • 30 rooms in property
  • Almost all guests said rooms were clean
  • Staff was friendly and helpful
Best Western Vista Manor Lodge
+1-888-389-4485
1100 North Main St., Fort Bragg, CA 95437 ~10.28 miles north of Mendocino
  • Midscale hotel
  • Comp. Breakfast
Elk Cove Inn & Spa in Elk
+1-888-389-4121
6300 South Highway One, Elk, CA 95432 ~13.35 miles south of Mendocino
  • High-end Beach property
  • Free comp. breakfast
The Westport Hotel & Old Abalone Pub
+1-888-675-2083
38921 North Highway 1, Westport, CA 95488 ~22.67 miles north of Mendocino
  • Four-star property
From$75
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Baechtel Creek Inn & Spa : 101 Gregory Lane
+1-800-716-8490
101 Gregory Lane, Willits, CA 95490 ~24.50 miles east of Mendocino
  • Midscale Suburban hotel
  • Check in: 3:00 pm
  • About half of guests did not enjoy the desserts
  • Good breakfast
From$99
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Best Western Willits Inn : 1777 South Main St.
+1-800-805-5223
1777 South Main St., Willits, CA 95490 ~24.67 miles east of Mendocino
  • Midscale hotel
  • Free breakfast available
  • Location is acceptable
  • Location is ok
Super 8 by Wyndham Willits - Willits
+1-888-965-1860
1119 South Main St., Willits, CA 95490 ~24.68 miles east of Mendocino
  • Economical hotel
  • Check in time: 11:00 AM
Extended Stay America Ukiah - Ukiah
+1-888-788-5576
3101 North State St., Ukiah, CA 95482 ~32.61 miles east of Mendocino
  • Three Star property
Travelodge by Wyndham Ukiah - Ukiah
+1-888-897-9207
1720 North State St., Ukiah, CA 95482 ~32.67 miles east of Mendocino
  • Low priced Highway hotel
  • Check-in: 11:00 AM
From$60
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Motel 6 Ukiah Ca #8903 - Ukiah
+1-888-311-4278
1340 North State St., Ukiah, CALIFORNIA 95482 ~32.74 miles east of Mendocino
  • 2-star Highway property
  • Free breakfast available
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In the 1940s, Mendocino experienced a decline in its economy and remained that way for over a decade. During the latter part of the 1950s, there was a resurgence when the Mendocino Art Center was founded.

The small community had 894 residents, according to the 2010 census. Mendocino maintains its small-town atmosphere and charm and is a premier destination for artists. Through the years, Mendocino has experienced a growth in hotels and bed-and-breakfasts due to its popularity as a vacation destination.

An interesting tidbit for classic TV enthusiasts is that the 1984-1996 series, "Murder She Wrote," which starred Angela Lansbury, used Mendocino as a location for many of its episodes. The town is also known for hosting the annual Mendocino Film Festival, which began in 2006, and the annual Mendocino Music Festival, established in 1986.

In 1971, a major portion of Mendocino was added to the National Register of Historic Places.

When is the Best Time to Visit Mendocino, California?

California weather is one of the reasons that travelers make their way to the state. The moderate temperatures allow visitors to enjoy the scenic beauty of the lush forests, miles of sandy beaches, and the gentle breezes wafting in from the Pacific Ocean.

May, June, and September offer the most pleasant temperatures. July is also an ideal time; the high averages 78 degrees. Like most cities, winter brings harsher temperatures. January is the coldest winter month, with temperatures dipping to the high 30s. The city does receive its share of precipitation, with close to 100 days during the year.

With its scenic Pacific coastline, beaches, and ideal vacation weather, Mendocino is a prime vacation destination. Booking reservations in advance is recommended.

Below is a chart of the current pricing seasonality of hotels and motels in Mendocino, CA:

seasonality of hotel rates in Mendocino

Mendocino by Star Rating

Below are 3 charts demonstrating mean nightly cost trends by star rating class in Mendocino, CA. You can use these illustrations to calculate the best time period to stay in Mendocino for upcoming travels.

Where Are the Best Hotels in Mendocino, California?

For more than 80 years, Little River Inn has offered visitors an elegant setting highlighted with Victorian charm and tradition. The hotel is situated beside the Pacific Ocean, so you can enjoy breathtaking views as well as luxurious rooms and a cozy and romantic atmosphere. The pet-friendly inn provides nonsmoking, well-appointed rooms that focus on every detail for a comfortable and restful stay.

The beautifully decorated rooms feature steam showers, Jacuzzi tubs, ocean views, wood or gas fireplaces, in-room movies, free Wi-Fi, exceptional bed linens, and much more. For your dining pleasure, the restaurant serves breakfast and dinner daily. On Sunday, enjoy a tasteful brunch. There's also an impressive cocktail menu at the Whale Watch Bar.

For your entertainment, tee off on the golf course that has been part of the inn since 1957. The 5,458-yard course is bordered by redwoods and has panoramic views of the Pacific.

Hill House Inn oozes charm and sophistication from the moment you walk through the stained- glass doors and enter the elegant lobby with its exquisite staircase and period furniture. The inn offers a choice of a guest room or specialty suite with either a garden or an ocean view. Each accommodation is fitted with hypoallergenic bedding, complimentary toiletries, in-room coffee, premium cable, AM/FM alarm clocks, and complimentary Wi-Fi.

The inn offers conveniences that include being pet-friendly, a bar/lounge, business services that include free wireless high-speed internet, concierge service, multilingual staff, and nonsmoking rooms.

Where Are Budget-Friendly Hotels in Mendocino, California?

3 Star Average Prices: $149.13

Noyo Harbor Inn is located in Fort Bragg, just minutes from Mendocino. The inn offers budget-friendly rates while providing luxury-level accommodations. When booking a guest room, expect a quiet and secluded environment set against the backdrop of majestic forests, a meandering river, and a historic harbor. Each room is stunning in its detail, featuring rich wood paneling, a fireplace, stylish wood furniture, plush bedding, and a refreshing spa tub.

Dining is a pleasure at Noyo. The dining room blends fine dining with a dash of warm ambiance. You can enjoy creative cuisine for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and weekend brunch indoors or on the sheltered deck.

Super 8 by Wyndham Fort Bragg may be budget-friendly, but the level of service is focused on exceeding guest expectations. Choose king or queen bedding, or queen with twin bed suite and take advantage of a variety of discounts. Depending on your choice of room, available features include a refrigerator, microwave, free Wi-Fi, hair dryer, and complimentary continental breakfast.

When you're ready to head to the beach, just pack your towel, sunglasses, and sunblock and walk across the street, where the cool waters of the Pacific beckon. Guests also have access to tea and coffee makers in the room and the lobby, nonsmoking rooms, an ice maker, TV, and radio. If you plan to travel with a pet, they're also welcome at the hotel.

3 Star Hotel Prices in Mendocino

2 Star Average Prices: $134.76

Where Are the Best Discounts in Mendocino, California?

If you're looking for an exceptional hotel with an elegant atmosphere and upscale features, look no further than Mendocino Hotel & Garden Suites. Along with a list of features, the hotel also offers discounts for AAA members. The historic hotel offers full-service amenities, which include a choice of three restaurants offering casual and bistro dining as well as fine dining.

Guest rooms speak for themselves once you step inside. From the four-poster bed to the antique furniture, each room emotes a high level of charm and European sophistication. Lace curtains, down comforters, soft lighting, floor-length drapes, and vintage-style phones set the atmosphere for a memorable stay.

Heritage House Resort & Spa provides ultra-elegance, upscale attitude, and above-average rooms and suites. You can enjoy all this plus AAA and AARP discounts. The renovated resort offers 43 nonsmoking rooms and eight suites, each focusing on guest comfort and convenience.

Situated along the Pacific coastline, you'll have unparalleled views of the ocean from the privacy of your deck. The rooms and suites are decorated in great detail, beginning with warm and inviting colors and assorted accessories. Choices are available that offer a good night's sleep on quality bedding, allow you to unwind in front of the fireplace, watch entertaining programs on the flat-screen TV, connect with complimentary Wi-Fi, and prepare a snack in the open kitchen.

For relaxation time, after enjoying a complimentary breakfast, the state-of-the-art fitness center and outdoor pool are a good way to start each day. For dinner, enjoy the views and ambiance of the 5200 Restaurant with its creative menu. For the ultimate in indulgence, schedule a treatment or massage at the Spa at Heritage set amid 37 acres of lush landscape.

Where are the Best Values in Mendocino, California?

At Andiron Seaside Inn & Cabins, you have a choice of a decorative guest room or a cozy cottage. The cabins were built in 1959, so, when you enter, you'll be stepping back in time. The cabins and rooms are decorated to honor vintage items, from funky lamps and wall murals to refurbished vintage furniture. Each is equipped with modern features, too, such as a refrigerator, coffee maker, TV/DVD player. You'll also have a deck to enjoy the scenery and the option of accommodations with a fireplace and kitchenette.

Headlands Inn is conveniently located in the heart of downtown Mendocino, providing you with easy access to area shopping venues, dining, galleries, and attractions. The inn offers an exceptional guest experience with luxurious accommodations that include plush featherbeds with duvets, cozy bathrobes, fireplaces, and private baths.

Fine touches to providing guest satisfaction include bedside chocolates, fresh flowers, afternoon tea served with homemade cookies, gourmet breakfast in your room along with a newspaper, concierge services, and a lovely English garden for relaxing.

Where Are Some Things to do in Mendocino, California?

Pick your pleasure when it comes to the many things to do in and around Mendocino. From a scenic drive along the Pacific Ocean coastline to strolling through the redwood forests, there's something for everyone to enjoy.

If you're interested in a day trip, plan to drive along Highway 1 to take in the beauty of the Avenue of the Giants. For those who enjoy the outdoors and hiking, birdwatching, and wildlife observation, there's the Jackson Demonstration State Forest, Navarro Point Preserve, Chapman Point, Point Cabrillo Light Station, Russian Gulch State Park, and Mendocino's Headlands State Park.

Other activities include visiting the Temple of Kwan Ti, Ford House Visitor Center, and The Guest House Museum. Water activities are nearly endless with paddleboarding, surfing, kayaking, canoeing, and whale-watching tours. Equestrians can also enjoy exploring the area on horseback.

Mendocino is a prime example of California dreaming with its magical atmosphere and subtle beauty. With a variety of hotels extending the welcome mat, you can expect a vacation to remember.

FAQs about hotels in Mendocino

What are the top reviewed hotels in Mendocino?

Elk Cove Inn & Spa, Noyo Harbor Inn Restaurant and Tavern and Country Inn B & B are the best rated hotels based on customer reviews in the last 365 days.

What are the upper-end hotels in Mendocino?

Little River Inn, Heritage House Resort & Spa and Noyo Harbor Inn Restaurant and Tavern are the top 3 luxury hotels near Mendocino city center.

What hotels are closest to the city center of Mendocino?

Hill House Inn, The Mendocino Hotel and Garden Suites, and Little River Inn are the properties closest to Mendocino city center.

How much does a cheap hotel in Mendocino cost per night?

In the last year, a 2 star hotel in Mendocino can be as cheap as $134.76 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

How much does a 3 star hotel in Mendocino cost per night?

In the last year, the average 3 star hotel in Mendocino has been $149.13 per night. (based on HotelPlanner prices)

What are the most popular independent hotels in Mendocino?

Elk Cove Inn & Spa, Noyo Harbor Inn Restaurant and Tavern and The Lodge at Blue Lakes are the best rated independent hotels (not part of a big brand).

What are the best Choice Hotels branded hotels in Mendocino?

Comfort Inn & Suites and Quality Inn Ukiah are the best rated Choice Hotels branded hotels (based on HotelPlanner reviews score).

What are the best Best Western hotels in Mendocino?

Best Western Willits Inn, Best Western Vista Manor Lodge and Best Western Orchard Inn are the best rated Best Western branded hotels (based on user reviews score).

Verified reviews of the city of Mendocino

Below are reviews of the city of Mendocino, CA from an actual visitor's perspective.

"Amazing scenery "
Score 4.0 / 5

The peacefulness of the area and the amazing coastal sights

Ramon G., from 04-Sep-2018
The average traveler rating of the city of Mendocino, CA shown above is 4.0 out of 5 based on 1 reviews
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