DUPE Hill House Inn

One- or Two-Night Stay with a Bottle of Wine at Hill House Inn in Mendocino, CA

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Stately Bed and Breakfast on Historical Property

Hill House Inn is named after business-savvy brothers Joel and Spencer Hills, who built a small empire of local shops in Mendocino in the mid-1800s. At the height of their success, they purchased a tract of land overlooking the Pacific Ocean and named it the "Hill Estate Ranch." Today, Hill House Inn sits on part of that 320-acre property, surrounded by soaring cypress trees. The charming bed and breakfast has attracted its share of notable guests over the years, including Bette Davis and Kris Kristofferson, who stayed here in July 2012. And some visitors might recognize the inn for its recurring role in the Murder, She Wrote TV series.

The garden-view rooms look out onto the hotel's lush Victorian gardens, where bunches of wildflowers bloom year-round. The newly renovated rooms feature brass beds and lace window curtains. In the morning, head down to the ocean-view restaurant for a continental breakfast of golden malted waffles and fresh fruit. After exploring downtown Mendocino or snuggling with redwoods at nearby Mendocino Headlands State Park, unwind back at the inn with a bottle of wine.

Mendocino, California: Rustic Arts Village amid Redwood Forests

Located along picturesque headland about a four-hour drive north of San Francisco, Mendocino is understandably 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, where you can find artwork portraying the Pacific coast’s diverse beauty.

In the mid-19th century, Mendocino rose to prominence as a redwood-logging hub along California's northern coast, attracting a number of settlers from New England. These West Coast pioneers brought East Coast architecture with them, building their new homes in the Victorian and saltbox styles. For a peek at picturesque old buildings, head to the Ford House, which houses the Mendocino Visitor Information Center and the Kelley House Museum, which preserves 19th-century photographs and furniture in a house built in 1861.

Back on Mendocino’s Main Street, eateries dish out freshly caught seafood. Drop by the Bay View Cafe for a seafood lunch—the wait staff recommends the hot-crab sandwich, in which dungeness crab is blended with cream cheese and topped with avocado and melted jack cheese.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Stay for two in a garden-view room

  • Option 1: $99, One night, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $306 value)
  • Option 2: $299, Two nights, valid for check-in on Friday or Saturday (up to a $564 value)

Included in both options:

  • Bottle of wine

Book by: 10/15/12
Travel by: 10/31/12

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Full continental breakfast
  • Restaurant, bar, and lounge
  • Extensive gardens
  • Antique furnishings
  • Free WiFi in the lobby

The Fine Print

  • Book by 10/15/12 or promo value expires
  • Must complete travel by 10/31/12
  • Not valid 8/31-9/2
  • Limit 3/ person, may buy 3 more as gifts
  • Limit 3/ visit
  • Valid only for option bought
  • Subject to availability
  • All cancellations subject to $30 fee; 7-day notice required or fee of applicable 1-nights stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Must be 18+ to check in; 21+ to consume alcohol
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Valid only for Garden View rooms
  • Must use promo value in 1 visit
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 12% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Garden-View Rooms

  • One king bed or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: up to 5
  • Adding occupants above standard: $50 for each additional occupant 15 or older; no charge for additional occupants 14 or younger
  • Views of the Victorian garden

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: noon
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: available for an additional $15 per day
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for an additional $25 for the first night and $15 for each additional night.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

Getting There

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

Customer Reviews

628 Ratings

closeness to the town of Mendocino, and all the employees are wonderful and helpful.
Hyland H. · December 10, 2012
Within walking distance of town
Susan K. · November 9, 2012
Hospitality was great. Beautiful antiques in room
Catherine T. · November 7, 2012
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