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Sea Gull Inn

44960 Albion Street , Mendocino, CA 95460-0317 USA (Show map)
86 Reviews
$135 - $200
per night

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Located in the heart of the historic Village, the Sea Gull Inn is one of the original bed and breakfasts in Mendocino. We invite you to sit in our beautiful gardens, relax and unwind from the stresses of your life, or spend time with family and friends. In the morning, we’ll serve you a delicious organic breakfast in your room, on the deck, or in the gardens. We have sample itineraries for daily activities and will be happy to share our thoughts on the best local wineries and eateries.

Rooms & Rates

Lookout 1

This room pops with freshness in the morning light and features a Queen bed, sitting area and private shower. Just outside the door you can relax in the double Adirondack chair on the porch with a beverage and an ocean view. This room and Lookout 2 can become a suite to accommodate friends or families traveling together. WiFi available in all rooms.

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

Nightly Rate: $120-$170

Lookout 2

Spacious room with a King bed. Private bathroom with standing shower. Lookout 1 and 2 can become a suite to accommodate families or folks traveling together. WiFi available in all rooms.

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

Nightly Rate: $120-$170


Totally renovated as of July 1, 2011, the Shed is a stand-alone cottage featuring a Queen bed, high ceiling, flat screen TV, and private bathroom w/standing shower. WiFi available in all rooms. New photos coming soon....

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

Nightly Rate: $99-$160


The Barn is a very private and wonderful room for one or two couples or a small family. The upstairs sleeping loft offers a full size bed, while downstairs you will find a separated bedroom with a queen bed. Downstairs also has a cozy sitting area with two love seats, the only TV on the property, and a private bathroom with a shower. The Barn also has its own private deck adjacent to our wonderful gardens. WiFi available in all rooms.

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

Nightly Rate: $145-$200


Providing a glimpse of the ocean from windows overlooking the front porch, Geranium is the largest room in the house. With one full bed and one queen bed and plenty of room to relax, Geranium is wonderfully comfortable. Access is gained by a nice walk along the brick path through the gardens to the flowers of its namesake. Geraniums fill the flower beds at your door. WiFi available in all rooms.

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

Nightly Rate: $130-$180


Recently remodeled, this room is upstairs in the main house and features a King bed, fireplace, reading chairs, and a large bathroom with a tub & shower. There is a peek-a-boo view of the ocean and side tables made from an ancient old-growth redwood root found on the property. Free Wi-Fi available in all rooms.

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

Nightly Rate: $145-$198


The Abalone Room is upstairs in the main house and features a full size bed, private bathroom and shower. Floral but simple, we stayed in the Abalone for our wedding anniversary for 14 years. WiFi available in all rooms.

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

Nightly Rate: $99-$145

Sea Urchin

Located upstairs in the main house, Sea Urchin has a queen bed, private bathroom and shower. With a sitting area and and antique secretary desk, Sea Urchin is a cozy spot from which to enjoy the garden view. WiFi available in all rooms.

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

Nightly Rate: $99-$150

Sand Dollar

Fall asleep to the sounds of the ocean waves rolling in the bay. Sanddollar is an upstairs room with an ocean view and two full beds with a private bathroom and shower. WiFi available in all rooms.

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

Nightly Rate: $120-$170

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  • Guest room4.3
  • Services4.7
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Dining4.5

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86 Reviews

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5 on July 20, 2014

We had an enchanted time in the Shed. It felt so far away from ordinary life, and we thank Ayla and Jim for this experience.

July 4th Weekend

4.2 on July 07, 2014

Our second stay at the Seagull Inn. We have not stayed in the main house because we enjoy the separate cottages called the Shed and the Barn. Both are nice and extremely comfortable. Both have televisions with cable channels. The staff has always been welcoming with a satisfying breakfast delivered promptly to the room. The gardens are what I truly appreciate which are beautifully maintained. Having breakfast in the garden on one of several outdoor tables is truly enjoyable. The inn location is great, close to the Main Street businesses. Moody's coffee shop is a short walk for a morning latte. My only request would be a source for hot water for evening tea. Access to a microwave or water dispenser would be nice. We would highly recommend the Seagull Inn

A Different Experience

2.8 on July 05, 2014

For a short stay of one day, this hotel will do. Amenities are lacking. No tv in rooms, bathroom is very small, breakfast is adequate and service is good. Innkeeper us very friendly and helpful. Location is very accessible to all the quaint shops around town.

Very enjoyable stay

5 on June 27, 2014

My wife and I had a very enjoyable stay in the Sea Gull Inn last week. The property is very comfortable and convenient to the town and headlands. Our room (Lookout 2) was spacious and well-furnished. Breakfast was great. Jim and Ayla were very helpful, taking time to educate us about Mendocino's charms. We are looking forward to future stays at the Sea Gull Inn,.

Sea Gull Inn May 2014

3.8 on June 04, 2014

Charming inn in an amazing location with lovely gardens. The only down side was that our bed was not of the quality that we expected to find in a bed and breakfast.

Mendocino Tour

4.8 on May 11, 2014

Chose Sea Gull Inn based on great reviews. Our experience there lived up to all of the expectations. Very friendly, clean and helpful. Motorcycle friendly owners as well. I highly recommend without any reservations at all.

Very Nice Stay

4.0 on April 28, 2014

We stayed here last year on Easter Sunday, and our return trip this year was very enjoyable. The owners and staff are so nice, and everything was as expected. Easy walking distance to restaurants, shops and the ocean. We will definitely stay here again.

Honeymoon Under A Blood Moon

4.8 on April 26, 2014

With such beautiful surroundings you wouldn’t think a Bed & Breakfast would make a difference. We came for our honeymoon expecting to have a very pleasant stay in this classic Northern California town. But it was the Seagull Inn’s quaint, impeccable, and unique (all the rooms are different) room; its comfortable and attractive sitting garden; and its very friendly and well informed proprietors (gardeners and cooks!) , Jim and Ayla, that turned our stay into a memorable experience. The Inn is unpretentious and very affordable; offers a secure WiFi connection; and provides a tasty room-served multi-item gluten-free breakfast. It is walking distance from the Mendocino shops and restaurants and the Mendocino Headland trail (a nature trail from which you can observe much of the local plant and animal wildlife (check out our room’s guestbook for a list of species we saw), and if you are lucky, a whale or two). If you want good shopping, great food, and spectacular views—we were lucky enough to view a full lunar eclipse from our room’s veranda—consider Mendocino. If you appreciate enhancing your visit with accommodations that are cozy, quiet, considerate, and attractive, choose Mendocino’s Sea Gull Inn.

Mendocino trip

4.4 on April 13, 2014

Nice cozy room, pleasant staff, amazing breakfast. The blueberry cream cheese muffins were to die for.

Sea Gull Inn weekend

3.8 on April 04, 2014

Very friendly hosts. Due to circumstances beyond our control (work and illness) we had to twice cancel our reservations. The hosts took this in stride and held our deposit on file until we were finally able to make it. This historic and beautiful inn was just what we were looking for in Mendocino; excellent breakfasts, comfortable and warm room, cozy bed, and shopping/eating within easy walking distance. If we ever get a chance to go back, this is where we'll stay.

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Location Type

Oceanside, Small town, Village, Wine country


San Francisco, CA (SFO) 165 miles

Directions to property:

Take US 101 North approximately 100 miles to CA State Route 128 on the North side of Cloverdale. Take SR-128 West approximately 55 miles to State Route 1. Head North on SR-1 approximately 10 miles to the historic village of Mendocino

Area Attractions

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

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Historic Inn, Country Inn

On-site amenities

Alarm clock, Board games, Fax Machine, Telephone

Room amenities

Amenities Basket, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Private entrance, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Surfing, Abalone Diving, On/Offroad Motorcycle riding, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming pool, Tennis courts

Check Dates


  • Check In:: 3:00 - 8:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Suitable For Children: no children under 12 years old
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends 3 nights on most major holiday weekends
  • Deposit Amount Required: First night at the time of the reservation.
  • Cancellations: 7 day cancellation notice for refund less $20 cancellation fee



Jim & Ayla Douglas

Languages spoken

English, German, Spanish

Resident Pets

1 Cat , 1 Dog

About the innkeepers

Ayla and Jim enjoy gardening, reading, art, knitting, quilting, yoga, walking, woodworking, motorcycle touring/racing, abalone diving, and playing with their four grand children.

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tasty organic Continental Plus

  • Time Served: 8:30, 9:00 or 9:30 AM
  • Serving Location: Gardens, Guest room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

Signature Dish

Organic Cranberry-Oatmeal Scones
Fresh from the oven, these light as a feather scones will melt in your mouth.

Details Diamond Collection

44960 Albion Street , Mendocino, CA 95460-0317 USA (Show map)

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