DUPE Hill House Inn

$165 for a Two-Night Stay for Two with Bottle of Wine at Hill House Inn in California (Up to $420 Value)

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Elegant Suites Overlooking the Pacific Ocean

Signposts up and down the Pacific coast warn of the surprising power of the ocean as it lurches toward land, but from the quiet rooms of the Hill House Inn—where floor-to-ceiling windows look out on gently rolling waters—the sea can seem an altogether peaceful thing. A rustic Victorian garden surrounding the inn augments the serene scene with bushes and wildflowers blooming with colorful displays.

Inside the rooms, sunbeams filtered through lace curtains fall onto a commodious wooden armoire and cushy chaise. While sipping a cup of freshly percolated organic coffee, guests take in sweeping views of the Pacific. In the morning, a continental breakfast set up in the inn's restaurant features golden malted waffles and fresh fruit to fuel morning adventures such as a stroll through the gardens, a visit to downtown Mendocino, or a marathon tree-hugging session in nearby redwood forests.

Mendocino, California: Rustic Arts Village Amid Redwood Forests

Wave-polished driftwood piles up on the Mendocino coastline, which stretches along a picturesque headland located about a 4-hour drive north of San Francisco. The town is popular with artists, many of whom find creative uses for the gnarled redwood pieces, beach glass, and seashells that wash ashore. A 6-foot-tall horse bust made entirely of driftwood stands outside the Mendocino Art Center, which houses artwork echoing the textures and palettes of the coast.

About 5 miles south of Mendocino, hikers trek throughout the Van Damme State Park, crossing wooden footbridges and naturally mulched trails winding alongside the Little River before ascending to a pygmy redwood forest. Back on Mendocino’s Main Street, a multitude of eateries dish out freshly plucked fruits of the sea. Hidden within the ribbing of a water tower, a flight of stairs zigzags up to the Bay View Cafe, where the wait staff recommends the hot crab sandwich, an ample serving of dungeness crab blended with cream cheese and topped with avocado and melted jack cheese.

What You Get

  • Two-night stay for two adults and up to one kid in an ocean-view room
  • Bottle of wine


  • Full continental breakfast
  • Extensive gardens
  • Antique furnishings
  • Free WiFi in the lobby

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 5/30/12
  • Travel must be completed by 6/1/12
  • Not valid 2/17-2/19/12, 4/8/12, or 5/25-5/27/12
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts
  • Limit 1 per visit
  • 5-day cancellation notice required or fee of $25 applies
  • 4-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check-in
  • Valid only for an Ocean View room
  • Credit card required at booking
  • Must be 21 or older to consume alcohol
  • 9% tax not included

Other Details

How To Book

  1. Purchase Groupon.
  2. Call Hill House Inn or visit website by 5/30/12.
  3. Choose a date prior to 6/1/12.
  4. Mention your Groupon and provide your credit-card info.

Room Details

  • One king or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: Two
  • Maximum occupancy: Three
  • Adding occupants above standard: $50 per guest 15 and older. Guests younger than 15 stay free.
  • Some rooms have private decks and in-room sitting areas, based on availability.

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: Noon
  • Parking: Free
  • Rollaways: Available for $15 per night
  • Smoking policy: No smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: Pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: Handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: Not available

What It's Worth

  • Two-night stay for two adults and up to one kid in an ocean-view room (up to $362 value)
  • Bottle of wine ($58 value)
    Total value: up to $420

Getting There

  • By plane: 167 miles from San Francisco Airport (SFO)
  • By car: About 155 miles northwest of San Francisco

Traveler's Tips

  • Bring cash—many boutiques, parks, and restaurants in Mendocino County do not accept credit cards or personal checks.
  • Cell-phone reception is limited or unavailable.
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