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Nicholson House Inn

951 Ukiah St. , Mendocino, CA 95460 USA (Show map)
3.8
16 Reviews
$99 - $239
per night

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Nicholson House Bed and Breakfast is located in the Heart of Mendocino. We have great rooms, plush feather beds, beautiful ocean views, reasonable rates, pet and child friendly. We also offer a complementary continental breakfast and free Wi-FI. We are conveniently located next to restaurants and spas. Park your car and take an easy stroll around town or to the beach. Mendocino Village is located on the rugged Mendocino Coast of northern California...where the redwoods meet the Pacific Ocean. An historical preservation district filled with boutique shops, art galleries and fine restaurants. Pets are allowed in downstairs rooms only.

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3.8

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  • Guest room3.8
  • Service3.6
  • Value3.9
  • Cleanliness4.0
  • Dining3.6

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Nicholson House

3.0 on August 04, 2014

Our room was very nice, with a separate sitting area and kitchenette. The location was terrific, walking distance to everything in town. However, the host(s) were a bit gruff (not at all what we've come to expect at a B&B) and the breakfast was rather simple, "do it yourself".


Ocean view from the Orca Room?

3.2 on May 06, 2014

If you stand in the right hand corner and press your head to the wall, you can see the ocean. Nice stay otherwise, staff were great.


Decent, nothing exceptional.

3.4 on January 10, 2014

I will say that Nicholson house is in a great location, a quick walk from the Mendocino headlands, and next to a couple of cute restaurants. The room itself was warm and cozy, but the bathroom was musty and damp. Breakfast was nice. The innkeeper was helpful, but very curt in our interactions; it could just be a difference in personalities, but the few times I asked him for suggestions about places to go or things to do, I had the distinct impression that he couldn't wait to be done talking to me. If I go to Mendocino again, I'll probably look at a different place.


comfortable, reasonably priced

3.0 on May 05, 2013

Within easy walking distance of everything you want to see and a very comfortable bed. There's a wonderful surprise when you turn out the lights at night, but I won't give it away.


Great place to stay. Great location in town.

4.8 on March 15, 2013

Great place. Would definitely stay there again. Innkeeper was fantastic!


Great place!

4.2 on November 09, 2012

Clean room, lovely breakfast and all the amenities of home. the only thing missing from the presbyterian suite was a kitchen knife. Glad I brought my pocket knife!!! Overall a great experience. Thanks!


Wonderful Stay

4.0 on November 11, 2011

We loved it here. Very comfortable, great service, awesome bed, and wonderful location.


Charming B&B

4.0 on October 06, 2011

Very satisified with Nicholson House. Will stay there again in the future.


Cleanliness gone amuck

2.0 on July 27, 2011

Great location, very clean, but our experience was ruined by the overpowering smell of fabric softener in our sheets (alas, it was a beautiful bed!) which kept us from sleeping and left us with headaches. No amount of airing out with open windows and doors helped. We almost went to sleep in our car. In the morning I told the manager. I wish I had felt that our complaint had been taken seriously, but no apology or acknowledgement was given. We will not come back nor recommend the Nicholson Inn.

Innkeeper Response
We do several loads of laundry each day. The vent for laundry exhausts to the adjacent sidewalk so you get a whiff of the laundry. With 7 rooms to clean in 4 hours it is often difficult to keep up. Your room was our largest and there was a guest with a dog in the room the night before so we had to pay special attention to cleaning the room. It takes about 2 hours to clean the room and was just finished just before you arrived. When we walked in there was a strong smell but it was the air freshener, not the fabric softener. We spray each room to help freshen the air. The windows should have been open to neutralize the room but the housekeepers had not opened the windows yet. It sounds like you are sensitive to fabric softener. We use 1/2 to 1 lid of fabric softener in each load of laundry, which is not excessive. We are responsive to people with sensitivity or allergies to certain chemicals or feathers. We do special washing and remove the feather products when requested. I recall you came to breakfast and mentioned this. 2 of the housekeepers were cleaning the kitchen. I also had other guests waiting for my attention in the office and I wanted the housekeepers to hear your issues directly so I let you explain it to them. Sometimes when I tell them things it doesn't sink in but I figured hearing directly from the guest would be beneficial. I was waiting in the office for you to check out so I could apologize but when your husband came in he just grumbled, thew the keys on the table and left. I never had a chance to speak to him. A few minutes later the housekeepers came to me and told me how much the place smelled. Apparently you had cooked some fish the night before and the place reeked of it. That's OK, you have a kitchen and that is what it was for. But that is exactly why we have to freshen the place up as we had other guests arriving just a few hours later. I apologize for the problems and hopefully your trip was good otherwise.


Great stay at Nichelson House

4.0 on July 24, 2011

Not a single thing to complain about. The host is very accommodating and friendly. The breakfast is very good. The rooms are clean and spacious. The location is great. The value is the best in the village. We would stay there again.


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Rooms & Rates

Grandma's Hide Away

Furnished just the way grandma would have liked it. Quilted bed spread, mink like blanket, goose feather pillows all on top of goose feather mattress pad and extra thick queen sized mattress in an ornate 4 poster southern style wood rice bed. Private bath, morning sun for 2 people next to our hospitality room. Best bargin in the house and our most popular room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $99 - $99

Nightly Rate: $99 - $99

Presbyterian Views Suite

Enjoy the charm of Mendocino as you wake up to a view that looks past elegant gardens to the Presbyterian Church and Mendocino Bay beyond. This nicely furnished unit has a bathroom, kitchen, bedroom and living room with a queen size sofa bed with a new air mattress. The bedroom features one of the most elegant beds you'll ever experience. An elegant ornate southern style rice bed has a goose feather mattress cover, goose feather pillows, goose feather duvet, laced sheets all over extra thick queen size mattress. Pets allowed in this room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $159 - $179

Nightly Rate: $159 - $179

Enchanted Forest

Part of our Forest View Suite, this room is nicely decorated in a green and gold motif with rich interior furnishings and wall paper. Relax in plush swivel chairs and enjoy the view of the street traffic, forests and the Cafe Beaujolais. Extra thick queen sized mattress and new goose down feather bed, goose down feather pillows, sateen sheets and fleece blankets are there to assure a comfortable nights rest. No pets allowed in this room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $119 - $139

Nightly Rate: $119 - $139

Whale Room

Part of the Ocean View Suite, the room is named after the whales that pass by most of the year. It's nicely decorated with rich interior furnishings and wall paper. While in your room, you can relax in our plush leather swivel chairs and enjoy the view of the open spaces.

When it's time for bed, extra thick queen sized mattress, new goose down feather bed, goose down feather pillows, sateen sheets and fleece blankets are there to assure a comfortable nights rest. No pets allowed in this room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $119 - $139

Nightly Rate: $119 - $139

Russian Rose

Our newly remodeled room and part of our Forest View Suite, enjoy the view of east Mendocino, Cafe Beaujolais, and the forest. Experience the sparkle of the sun rising over the forest for the beginnings of a great day in Mendocino. 

When its time for bed, you'll melt into our extra thick queen sized mattress and new goose down feather bed, goose down feather pillows, sateen sheets and fleece blankets, all designed to assure a comfortable nights rest. No pets allowed in this room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $119 - $139

Nightly Rate: $119 - $139

Orca

Part of our Ocean View Suite, watch the Orca whales that pass by Mendocino Bay most of the year. It's nicely decorated in a blue, beige and gold motif with rich interior furnishings. While in your room, you can relax in our comfortable swivel chairs and enjoy the view of the adjacent meadow and the ocean beyond.

When it's time for bed, extra thick queen sized mattress, new goose down feather bed, goose down feather pillows, sateen sheets and fleece blankets are there to assure a comfortable nights rest. No pets allowed in this room.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $119 - $139

Nightly Rate: $119 - $139

Admiral's Deck

A large suite with full kitchen, dining area, living room, bedroom and bathroom. TV/DVD and ocean view deck. The bedroom features one of the most elegant king size beds you'll ever experience. All the bedding is new Martha Stewart "Trousseau-Lace" collection. This elegant ornate southern style rice bed has a goose feather mattress cover, goose feather pillows, goose feather duvet and elegant laced sheets and bedding. Combine this with the quilted blanket and you'll feel like an Admiral. Living area has one queen Sofa Bed with a new air mattress.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Queen

Nightly Rate: $199 - $239

Nightly Rate: $199 - $239

Location

Location Type

Historic Village of Mendocino, City, Countryside, Downtown, Oceanside, Small town, Village, Wine country

Airport

San Francisco, CA (SFO) 160 miles

Directions to property:

At the intersection of School St. and Ukiah St. in downtown Mendocino, CA on the east end of town.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, DVD Player, In-room internet, Library, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Wi-Fi

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Tennis courts, Water sports

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Policies

  • Check In:: 3:00 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: No
  • Smoking Allowed: Outside only No smoking inside of buildings.
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes Well behaved children are always welcome.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Prior approval required $35 fee/stay, downstairs rooms only.
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: Weekends in Summer and special holidays
  • Accepted payments Other, AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Diners club, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: All rooms paid in advance at check in.
  • Cancellations: Full refund if canceled more than 3 days of reservation less $30/room. No refund for cancellations less than 3 days of reservation date. If rooms are resold, funds will be returned less $30/room.

Innkeepers

Name(s)

Dennis McCroskey, Brent Baker

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets

Dogs

About the innkeepers

Baseball, world travel

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Meals

Breakfast

Continental

  • Time Served: 8:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Details

951 Ukiah St. , Mendocino, CA 95460 USA (Show map)

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