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

Christmas time visit

5 on December 23, 2017

After a long drive on a very wintry day, I arrived at Seagull Inn to see the lamp on in the window of my room, which the hosts had already heated for me. Such a warm and welcoming stay, from start to finish. I'd never been to Mendocino during the Christmas season, and the inn looked beautiful with its twinkling lights, the wreath on the door, and boughs & ribbons decorating it like an old-fashioned Victorian Christmas. Just perfect. My very favorite place in Mendocino.


Delightful B&B!

5 on December 19, 2017

We visited the Inn for a weekend getaway and were not at all disappointed! The room we had (Driftwood) was spacious and had lots of windows. There's a small gas fireplace/heater that was all we need to stay cozy and warm during the sub-freezing nights. The room was clean and well-appointed. The staff that greeted us upon arrival (Laura) was cheerful and helpful in pointing out local "to-do" activities. The proprietors, Ayla and Jim, are gracious hosts and we really enjoyed spending time with them. The surrounding area is absolutely gorgeous! Across the street from the Inn, we walked around the headlands and took MANY photos for an hour or two. The restaurants and coffee shops were all unique and enjoyable. I heartily suggest Moody's Organic Coffee Bar as well as Patterson's Pub. The Mendocino Hotel has a gorgeous lobby that's worth stopping in to see; and you might as well have a cocktail while you're there! There are a plethora of breweries and wineries to visit as well. We'll be back!!!


Delightful B&B!

5 on December 07, 2017

We visited the Inn for a weekend getaway and were not at all disappointed! The room we had (Driftwood) was spacious and had lots of windows. There's a small gas fireplace/heater that was all we need to stay cozy and warm during the sub-freezing nights. The room was clean and well-appointed. The staff that greeted us upon arrival (Laura) was cheerful and helpful in pointing out local "to-do" activities. The proprietors, Ayla and Jim, are gracious hosts and we really enjoyed spending time with them. The surrounding area is absolutely gorgeous! Across the street from the Inn, we walked around the headlands and took MANY photos for an hour or two. The restaurants and coffee shops were all unique and enjoyable. I heartily suggest Moody's Organic Coffee Bar as well as Patterson's Pub. The Mendocino Hotel has a gorgeous lobby that's worth stopping in to see; and you might as well have a cocktail while you're there! There are a plethora of breweries and wineries to visit as well. We'll be back!!!


Wonderfully Funky B&B

3.4 on December 01, 2017

My wife and I spent 2 nights at the Sea Gull Inn, the room was clean and the staff was genuinely friendly. We enjoyed the breakfast which is, muffins/danish, yogurt, fruit, and coffee; brought to the room, which suits our needs because we usually eat a smaller breakfast. I recommend this Inn to anyone who likes old, but well maintained houses, this building has rain gutters made from Redwood, now that's funky! And quite wonderful.


Excellent stay in Mendocino

5 on October 16, 2017

I would highly recommend the Seagull Inn to anyone staying in Mendocino for the weekend. The room was very cozy, the grounds very charming/quaint and the staff was over the top accommodating. Excellent location too! I was incredibly touched by the kindness of the staff and a gesture they did for me the morning of my check out. I had to leave very early (4:00am) and so to ensure I was able to get a bite to eat, they left a fresh baked muffin and banana in my room the night before (thanks Laura!). Its little things like this that make you never forget an experience and appreciate incredible hospitality. Thank you again.


Fantastic

5 on October 01, 2017

Great little room with a view of the ocean. Wonderful staff and pleasant owners. Multiple dining options nearby. Beautiful scenery on the walking trail along the coast. Great breakfast, served to our room.


Great Vacation Spot

5 on September 26, 2017

Everything about this small, cozy location was great. Breakfast was super, and there were numerous nearby restaurants for lunch and dinner. Views from the ocean trails were fantastic. Would definitely stay here again. Thanks to the staff and owners for a great visit.


A Wonderful Getaway

5 on September 09, 2017

My husband and I spent 2 nights in the Driftwood Room. We enjoyed the comfy king size bed, the luxurious bath towels and the scrumptious breakfast. Our breakfast included a warm homemade muffin, delicious fruit, orange juice, coffee and yogurt. We couldn't have asked for a more relaxing stay.


Perfect retreat

4.6 on August 25, 2017

Very nice little place, extremely cosy and comfortable room excellent breakfast and very friendly staff.


A delightful night in Mendocino

4.4 on August 19, 2017

We spent a very good night in the charming Sea Gull Inn. Friendly and helpful hosts, a very pretty room, comfortable bed, gorgeous garde, and outstanding oat/berry scone, juice fruit, and coffee delivered to our room exactly at the time we requested. The only thing missing from the room was a tv, but we considered that a bonus. ;)


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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: $144 - $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: $144 - $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: $119 - $169

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: $129 - $179

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: $119 - $169

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: $119 - $159

SAND DOLLAR

Just refreshed, this cozy room is upstairs in the main house and has a Queen size bed. 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: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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

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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.
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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.


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