Sea Gull Inn

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

About

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.

Reviews

Overall
4.5

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

Pleasant Country Inn

5 on May 17, 2016

My husband and I spent a night at the Sea Gull Inn to celebrate our anniversary. We stayed in the Shed room, which was very nice! Very clean and comfortable. We arrived late for check in due to traffic, and the hosts were very gracious in allowing us to take our time. Breakfast was brought to our room and was delicious! We will definitely be back next time we visit Mendocino.


Stayed in "The Shed."

4.0 on May 05, 2016

Wonderful place in a great location in Mendocino Village. We particularly loved the gardens and the nice breakfast. Very helpful and friendly staff. Will definitely plan to visit again. "The Shed" was a very cute and fun place to stay. We would have liked the shed better if it had a little more space and some bedside tables. Overall, we had a great experience. Thanks much!


charm and comfort

5 on May 02, 2016

I stayed 2 nights in the cozy Sea Urchin Room, which was spotlessly clean and tastefully and comfortably furnished. Having breakfast delivered to my door was a treat, and I especially enjoyed the fresh fruit and yogurt and the delicious egg puff. Jim and Ayla are excellent innkeepers -- when I phoned to make a reservation, Ayla was so pleasant and helped me decide which room was best for me. When I arrived, she had a hiking map of the area ready for me, based on our phone conversation. The gardens are gorgeous, even if it was too windy to sit outside during my visit. Mendocino is lovely, and the Sea Gull Inn an ideal accommodation.


Charming B&B Close to Everything

5 on April 27, 2016

Stayed at the Sea Gull Inn for two nights. This historic B & B has many rooms to choose from and all are very clean, charming, and cosy. We started out on the second floor in the Abalone Room, which was comfortable and quiet, but due to some painting being done in the hallway, which created quite a pungent odor, the innkeeper, Ayla, offered to move us down to one of the first floor rooms at no extra charge the next night because we were the only guests staying there so early in the season. This was greatly appreciated and we chose the Lookout-Two Room just off the front garden. This turned out to be more spacious, with a larger bed, two armchairs, and a small desk where we could work. Breakfast consisted of tea and coffee, (huge) freshly baked muffins, fresh fruit, yogurt, and orange juice, all delivered to our door at the time of our choosing. The first morning we ate on the deck just next to the office and the beautiful front garden that was just perfect, as was Sophie, the resident inn-cat who joined us to lie in the sun while we ate and checked our email. Our second meal we took in our room because it was raining, but we had a wonderful view of the garden again, so that can't be beat. We will definitely keep The Sea Gull Inn in mind the next time we find ourselves in the neighborhood.


Great place. Highly recommend it!

4.8 on April 20, 2016

Great place


A Quick Trip North...

5 on March 26, 2016

My wife Marilyn and I came up to Mendo to support a dear friend giving a class...we were extremely pleased with the comfort of the room we had and the breakfast was outstanding. But unfortunately, my wife has an artificial hip and knee and severe arthritis in the other knee so the stairs were an issue for us. Not having on site parking was a deciding factor for whether to come back here or not. Wonderful place and super hosts...highly recommended if you do not have the issues we are dealing with.


A wonderful place to stay in Mendocino

5 on March 21, 2016

We had a most wonderful stay at the Sea Gull Inn when we were back in town after 25 years! Jim and Ayla are excellent hosts, and the room and grounds were very beautiful and relaxing. With perfect weather, we were able to have our fantastic breakfast on the deck by our room. This will be our home base for future coast visits


March in Mendocino

3.0 on March 14, 2016

Ideal location to walk about town. Friendly, helpful innkeepers. Clean and comfortable.


Peaceful and pleasant

4.0 on February 17, 2016

We has a Bed and Breakfast gift card and looked up lodgings in Mendocino that accepted it. We found the Seagull Inn and booked on line. It is a beautiful Inn with a tranquil garden and a great location for walking. Near to market, coffee shop, St. Anthony's Catholic Church, restaurants. Jim and Ayla were gracious hosts and provided an elegant breakfast served in the room. We stayed in the driftwood room which was comfortable with a fireplace which we used. The bathroom was excellent and well provided. We will stay here when we visit the North Coast again from our home in Texas.


Beautiful and Quiet

4.4 on December 14, 2015

Excellent location and we were able to walk all over the town. We stayed in the Driftwood Room. Very Cozy and the Fireplace kept us toasty warm. The Breakfast was very Good as well.


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Rooms & Rates

BARN

The Barn is a cottage in the garden with a private deck. The downstairs has a living room with two love-seats and a separate bedroom with a Queen bed. Upstairs is a low-overhead sleeping loft with a Full/Double bed. There is a private bath with a standing shower. The Barn has a refrigerator, a flat screen TV w/DVD and is very private, making it ideal for families.

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $199

DRIFTWOOD

The Driftwood room is upstairs in the main house and features a King bed, a cozy gas fireplace, reading chairs, and a large bathroom with a tub & shower. Decorated with end tables made of 600 yr old redwood root and custom driftwood artwork. There is a peek-a-boo view of the ocean. No TV

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

Nightly Rate: $145 - $199

LOOKOUT#2

LookOut #2 has a King Bed and is located on the ground floor of the Main House. Enjoy sitting in the porch chair gazing south across the gardens toward the Mendocino Bay. All our rooms have a private bath with a standing shower. This room can also open to the LookOut #1 Room to become a suite. No TV

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $170

SEA URCHIN

This cozy dormer style room is upstairs in the main house and has one Queen bed and a view of our gardens in the back. All our rooms have a private bath with a standing shower. No TV

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

Nightly Rate: $104 - $149

GERANIUM

This is the largest room in the main house. It is downstairs and in the back of the house. Geranium has two beds - one Queen bed and one Full bed. There is a private bath with a standing shower. It has limited handicapped accessibility and an outside sitting area. No TV

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

Nightly Rate: $130 - $180

ABALONE

This cozy room is upstairs in the main house with one full/double-size bed. There is a private bath with a standing shower. No TV

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

Nightly Rate: $104 - $144

LOOKOUT#1

The Lookout 1 Room is bright and cheery room downstairs in the main house. There is one Queen bed and a private bath with a standing shower. Enjoy sitting in the rockers on the front porch, gazing south to the Mendocino Bay. The room can open to Lookout 2 Room to become a suite. No TV

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $170

SHED

A long time Mendocino favorite, the Shed is a stand-alone garden level cottage featuring a Queen bed, high ceiling, stained glass door, flat screen TV, and private bathroom w/standing shower. WiFi is available in all rooms. Yes - TV w/ DVD

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

Nightly Rate: $120 - $160

SAND DOLLAR

This cozy room is upstairs in the main house and has two Full/Double sized beds. Gaze out the southern windows toward the Mendocino Bay, and enjoy great morning light in this dormer style room. All our rooms have a private bath with a standing shower. No children under 12 in this room. No TV .

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

Nightly Rate: $119 - $169

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  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 1 Double

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Location

Location Type

Oceanview, Small town, Village, Wine country

Airport

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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Policies

  • 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

Innkeepers

Name(s)

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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Meals

Breakfast

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.