Where to Stay in Mendocino – Our Top Picks






There are some great hotels, inns and B&Bs in town. Our top finds include:

Packard House: Part of the Blue Door Group, this is a small six room inn in an historic home with great style, lovely rooms and really good breakfasts. Randy, the host, could not have been nicer. It was a great location from which to walk to the beach or to the shops and restaurants. I loved the views from my Pacific View room on the second floor. 45170 Little Lake St.

Their smaller Blue Door Inn is plush and stylish and their JD House is also a great property.

MacCallum House is a small boutique hotel in the heart of downtown. The house was built in 1882. It has rooms in the main house, in cottages, a barn, vacation rentals and offsite suites. 45020 Albion St.

Heritage House Resort: I met a couple from the area that was staying at the Heritage House nearby in Little River and loving it. If you want to experience where the movie Same Time Next Year with Alan Alda and Ellen Burstyn, this is the place. Located two miles from Mendocino, the property has stunning views of the coast and ocean from the dining room and bar. It had closed for a few years, but has re-opened with newly renovated rooms.

Albion River Inn: This is a small property with cottages situated above the mouth of the Albion River where it meets the Pacific. 3790 N. Hwy.1.

The Brewery Gulch Inn also comes highly recommended. It has wonderful views of the Mendocino coast.

Chicago friends, just back from Mendocino, loved the Glendeven Inn in Little River, a lovely ten room inn, with ocean views. They loved seeing the inn’s llamas grazing along the coast.8205 N. Hiighway 1.