Headlands Inn Bed & Breakfast

10453 Howard St. , Mendocino, CA 95460 USA (Show map)


Indulge yourself and be pampered with warmth and hospitality at Headlands Inn, a distinctive Bed and Breakfast located in the heart of picturesque, coastal Mendocino Village. Casual elegance awaits you at this historic New England-style Victorian saltbox, where personalized service, charming accommodations, and tantalizing breakfasts ensure a perfect getaway! Ideally located, the Inn is only a short stroll to Mendocino's unique shops, fine galleries, superb restaurants and the mighty Pacific Ocean. Featured in "Best Places to Kiss" Romantic Travel Guide. Come to relax, to reconnect, to celebrate..e and fall in love with Mendocino, and Headlands Inn!



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  • Guest room4.8
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.5
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.6

Wonderful Stay- Do not hesitate to book this property

5 on August 12, 2017

We stayed for one night in the Headlands Hideaway room and it was a fantastic 5 star stay. We didn't get breakfast with this room-which we knew before we booked; however, there are plenty of breakfast spots within an easy walk. Convenient easy walk to the quaint town and ocean cliffs.

We love the Headlands Inn in Mendocino

5 on December 07, 2013

We have stayed at the Headlands Inn every year since 2000. It is a wonderful Victorian B&B, and you will love being a guest there. The breakfasts are to die for, and the rooms are beautiful. Staying there is an experience you will not forget!

Heavenly in Mendoncino

5 on July 26, 2012

Beautiful inn and warm and caring staff/owners. Every detail was perfect -- a must stay! thank you!

Michael and Lisa's Adventurous Weekend!

5 on July 08, 2012

The convenient downtown location of this fabulously romantic and historic spot with it's sweeping ocean views, allowed us to literally walk everywhere. We had a magnificent time exploring the area, the shops and the restaurants. The two innkeepers, a husband and wife team, were both so pleasant and helpful yet they also knew enough to allow their guests a sense of privacy, which is rare in our experience, but so refreshing. The breakfast, delivered to our door every morning, was incredibly beautiful and delicious. Our room was cozy, with a wood burning fireplace and had a lovely view of the ocean. Equally important, it was impeccably clean as was our bathroom. We both decided this was our best experience ever at a B&B. We spent two wonderful nights at this charming Inn and plan to re-visit as soon as time allows. We also bought a gift certificate for my daughter and her husband - and we know they will enjoy it too. Headlands Inn and Mendocino proved to be such a romantic getaway!

Lovely stay despite the weather

5 on July 16, 2011

We stayed for 2 nights the end of June and despite the unseasonably cold and wet weather could appreciate what a lovely town Mendocino is. Our stay at the Headlands Inn was wonderful the hosts were very friendly and welcoming and the breakfasts were some of the best I have had anywhere. We would love to come back to Mendocino again - and perhaps next time the sun will shine.

Perfect location

4.2 on July 05, 2011

Had a 2 night stay in Jan. 2011. Room was delightful, larger than expected with a real woodburning fireplace that was cleaned and restocked with wood each day. On the edge of town, so quiet, but within walking distance of town and the ocean. We enjoy breakfasts with others, so the tray to the room was different. Wonderful breakfasts, though. Not too much interaction with other guests or the inn keepers, but the woman who is usually there (sorry I don't remember her name) is the BEST. Very fun to talk to and a wealth of knowledge about the area. Would definitely stay there again!

A Great Bed and Breakfast

5 on June 14, 2011

We have stayed at more than one hundred B&Bs and this one is definitely one of the best. The Inn Keepers are warm, friendly and helpful. The room was large, clean had a very comfortable bed and a wood burning fireplace. Our room had a view of the ocean. Each morning breakfast was brought to our room on a tray. The breakfast was prepared perfectly and was presented beautifully. It was truly a work of art. The morning paper is also delivered with the breakfast. The Inn has tea time in the afternoon. Tea, cookies and sherry are a nice treat in the afternoon. There are lots to do in the area. Mendocino is one of the most beautiful places we have e ever visited. We especially enjoyed the botanical gardens. We cannot wait to return to this area and will definitely stay at the Headlands Bed and Breakfast. Eileen and Mike Beard

A wonderful place to stay, as usual

5 on January 05, 2011

This was the second time we have stayed at Headland Inn and it was great! The breakfasts are huge and fantastic! The staff is very nice. The room was perfect.

We didn't want to leave!

5 on November 25, 2010

From the time of arrival everything and everyone were extremely wonderful. Each room is decorated to perfection.. The location, 1 block from town, beach, restrauants, coffee and ice cream shop. The "View" from our room was of the ocean and bluffs. Breakfast served each morning in our room! Delicious!! We will definitely return to this wonderful home away from home.

i love this place!

4.8 on November 17, 2010

i've been coming to the Headlands Inn for ~3 years now - it's my go-to place to get away, when i need to get grounded, share some smiles, and find respite amongst life's busy-ness. i try to go at least a couple of times a year. i've tried a handful of other b-n-bs in the mendocino area and elk, and i contend that Headlands Inn continues to be my favorite. the innkeepers (Mitch and Denise) and Kelly are so friendly, and genuinely so (which isn't always the case with some of the other b-n-bs in the area). the linens always smell fresh, the rooms are always clean, the inn is always warm and cozy in the fall/winter, i can see and hear the ocean from the inn, and the beds are absolutely dreamy. it's the only place i recommend to my friends if they ask me where to stay in mendocino... so it's the only place i'm recommending for you too! :o)

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Location Type

Oceanview, Village, Wine country


San Francisco, CA (SFO)

Directions to property:

Hwy 101 North from San Francisco to Hwy 128 West to Hwy 1 North

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Skunk train, Grey Whale migration, Performing Theater, River, Ruins, Winery

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast, Country Inn, Historic Inn

On-site amenities

Board games, Copier, Fax Machine, Piano, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone , Wireless Internet, Bedside Chocolates, Complimentary juices, spring water, sherry, Shampoo/Conditioner, bath salts, body lotion, Full breakfast w/San Francisco newspaper, Fresh Flowers

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Desk, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Private entrance, Radio, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Bird watching, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Hunting, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Whale watch cruises, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental

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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: No
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access Limited

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: In season: 2 night weekends, 3-4 night holidays
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Travelers checks
  • Deposit Amount Required: 1 night
  • Cancellations: A $25 cancellation fee applies to all cancellations. Please inform us 14 days in advance to avoid a full room charge.
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Denise & Mitch

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  • Serving Location: Guest room

Special meal options


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