A delightful coastal village in Northern California that has attracted escapees from the Golden State’s big cities for decades, without ever losing its homespun charm. If you ever caught an episode of the 1980s series “Murder She Wrote” (still regularly aired on TV!), the chances are you will recognise the old-world streets of Mendocino as much of it was filmed here, and some of the best places to stay in Mendocino are bang in the centre of town.
First as a native American township, then as a frontier logging community, then as a kind of artists’ colony, Mendocino has had many costume changes through the ages, and it still bears traces of all of them, making it one of the best weekend destinations in this part of California. So where are the best places to stay in Mendocino? Well, here's our picks....
A leafy courtyard, fresh interiors and ocean views welcome you to this intimate B&B. Fireplaces, fantastic daily in-room breakfast and comfortable rooms. Located in Mendocino are restaurants and bars to spend lazy days. Outdoor activities for all.
A boutique Inn and Spa located two miles from Mendocino and surrounded on three sides by Van Damme State Park. Rooms are light and comfortable with elegant furnishings, and spectacular views. The on-site spa is second to none, and even provides rooms for couples. The ultimate romantic getaway!
Historic landmark in the centre of Mendocino dating back to 1882. A luxury mansion with chic, comfortable rooms that have fantastic views of the Pacific ocean. A cozy bar offers the best local wines. Outdoor pools, in-room massages and spa for your enjoyment. Gourmet breakfast included.
Perched above Mendocino Bay this rustic, idyllic hotel offers a comfortable and cozy stay on the Pacific. Large, classic rooms have access to a library and in-room massage. Cooked to order breakfast is worth getting up for. Start the day of water or wilderness based activities. A Great spot!
This eco-boutique overlooks organic gardens and ocean blue. Run by a friendly and very welcoming couple. Healing yoga, indoor pool and spa treatments will rejuvenate, whilst large, wooden rooms with fireplaces are the perfect comfort. Vegan food is served and well matched with regional wines.