Sea Gull Inn

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


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.



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  • Guest room4.3
  • Service4.7
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness4.6
  • Onsite Dining4.4

Best B&B in Mendocino

4.2 on May 05, 2015

This was our 6th visit to this B&B and 2nd stay in this room, love this B&B and the hosts are most welcoming which is part of why we return almost yearly. The Hosmers

A perfect stay!

5 on May 04, 2015

We had such a wonderful time! Highly recommended!

The Seagull Inn is a great Value

4.8 on March 27, 2015

Just returned from a 2 night stay at the Seagull Inn, and, as usual, had a marvelous time. The room is lovely and affordable and perfectly situated on the edge of town. The owners - Jim and Ayla, are friendly and helpful, sharing information about what to see and where to eat. They serve a delicious breakfast at your room for no additional cost. The gardens at the Seagull are quite beautiful and a good place to sit and enjoy a good book or a quiet snooze. I think you'll find it as enjoyable a place to stay as we have for these many years. Ira P

Whale tale

4.8 on March 13, 2015

Lovely room , small but adequate , perfect location , delectable breakfast

Our Anniversary outing

4.0 on March 12, 2015

The atmosphere was quite peaceful and quaint. We enjoyed the beauty from our porch and the awesome scenery on the grounds. Just a short walk to the shops and the eateries The Mendocino Cafe right next door and Patterson's. Our favorite part was breakfast with a berry yogurt muffin and lots of good coffee. This stay far exceeded our expectations in every way. All I can say as the words of the governator "I'll be back".

Wonderful B&B

3.4 on March 09, 2015

The Sea Gull Inn was a great place to stay in Mendocino. The location is perfect. It is close to everything. It was relaxing and quiet. Breakfast was delicious and couldn't be more convenient served directly to the room. The only caveat is if you are looking for a B&B with common areas this would not be your place.

Close to town

3.2 on March 08, 2015

Located right in town, it was a pleasant walk everywhere and any where you wanted to go. Our room, Outlook 1 - There was one hanger in the closet (for two people to share?). The bathroom was small with no shelving or place to put any toiletries except on the toilet seat. It was also a bit tatty. - dry rot, musty smell. Towels were like sandpaper. Shower stall was VERY small with no water pressure at all and the nozzle was permanently affixed so that what spray there was, was aimed at the corner. I must have hit my arm on the wall 50 times. Continental breakfast was very good and delivered to our room (no common dining area). Garbage trucks came at 7:30am, 8:00am and another one a bit after that. Don't plan on sleeping in! Even after we told the maid we'd be gone on 15 minutes, she still knocked on our door three times. Nothing like starting the day feeling rushed. Innkeeper was friendly and animated and welcoming. Bed was very comfortable and the room had plenty of beautiful natural light. Perfect place over the walled-up fireplace (non-working) for a flat screen TV but alas, no TV. Deck outside had two comfortable rocking chairs with a commanding view of the ocean. The garden was partially in bloom and absolutely gorgeous. Might stay here again in a different room.

Innkeeper Response
We would like to thank the guest for taking the time to provide a review, and thank them for the positive aspects. We do wish they would have let us know that there were missing hangers or if they would prefer one of our available rooms that had a television. Unfortunately, despite our efforts over 8 years, we are unable to affect the timing of the weekly trash pick-up. While none of the staff on duty this particular day remembers multiple trips to the room, we regret that we apparently made the guest feel rushed when we were looking to remove the breakfast tray. Prior staff who made guests feel rushed have been dismissed, and current staff normally excel at making the guest feel comfortable. We will endeavor to ensure the guest is not rushed.

We shall come again

5 on February 26, 2015

cosy and comfortable, very friendly and helpful hosts in a green enviroment! Rudolf Mutschler

Great Experience

4.4 on February 20, 2015

We stayed in the "Shed" for our anniversary & Valentines Day weekend. Room was quaint. Breakfast was delivered to our room and the food was fantastic. The owners are very nice and friendly. Beautiful gardens to sit and relax or have our breakfast.

A weekend in Mendocino

3.4 on February 05, 2015

Everything was lovely, except the mattress was too soft.

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Rooms & Rates


The Barn is a cottage in the garden with a private deck. There is a low-overhead sleeping loft upstairs with a full bed. The downstairs has a living room and a separate bedroom with a queen bed. There is a private bath with a standing shower. The Barn has a flat screen TV and is very private, making it ideal for families.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $200


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.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $208


A King Bed on the ground floor of the Main House. With a private bath with a standing shower, the room can also open to Lookout 1 Room to become a suite. There is a sitting porch.

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $170


This room is upstairs in the main house and has one queen bed. It has a private bath with a standing shower and a view of the garden.

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

Nightly Rate: $105 - $150


This is the largest room in the main house. It is downstairs and in the back of the house. Geranium has a queen bed and a full bed. There is a private bath with a standing shower. It has limited handicapped accessibility and an outside sitting area.

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $180


This room is upstairs in the main house with one full bed. There is a private bath with a standing shower.

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

Nightly Rate: $105 - $145


The Lookout 1 Room is downstairs in the main house. There is one queen bed and a private bath with a standing shower. There is an ocean view and a sitting porch. The room can open to Lookout 2 Room to become a suite.

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

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.

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $160


This room is upstairs in the main house. There are two full beds, a private bath with a standing shower and an ocean view.

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $170


  • Maximum Capacity: 2

Sea Urchin *

Upstairs in the main house, One Queen bed

  • Maximum Capacity: 2

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Location Type

Vista oceano, Small town, Village, Wine country


San Francisco, CA (SFO) 165 miles

Directions to property:

To find us from the South on Hwy. One: After crossing Big River Bridge take the first Mendocino exit (State sign will read "Main Street"-Business District). Drive 2 blocks, on your left you will see a Chevron service station, turn right onto Howard Street and left onto Albion Street, you will be in front of the Inn. To find us from the North on Hwy. One: Take a right turn into the third Mendocino exit (the first exit is Lansing Street, the second a stop light, the third exit is Main Street). Drive 2 blocks, on your left you will see a Chevron service station on the right onto Howard Street and left onto Albion Street, you will be in front of the Inn. Lat: N39-18'21" Long: W123-46'52"

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, Country Inn, Historic 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

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  • Check In:: 3:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Check Out:: 11:00 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Limited Children under 12 in The Barn or Geranium only.
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights on weekends 3 nights on most major holiday weekends
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • 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

Cats , Dogs

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.