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Hill House Inn - Mendocino, CA

Hotel near California's Coast

What You Get

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  • Stay for two in a garden-view room or ocean-view room

Hotel at a Glance: Hill House Inn

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.

  • Hollywood connection: Guests have included Bette Davis and Kris Kristofferson, and some visitors might recognize the inn for its recurring role in the Murder, She Wrote TV series.
  • What’s nearby: The hotel is about a five-minute walk from shops and cafés in town.
  • Road-trip ready: Hill House Inn is just off of Highway 1, which hugs California’s coast.

Mendocino, California: New England Look-Alike on Scenic Pacific Headlands

In the mid-19th century, Mendocino rose to prominence as a redwood-logging hub along California’s northern coast, attracting a number of lumberjacks from New England. These West Coast pioneers brought East Coast architecture with them, building their new homes in the Victorian and saltbox styles. The town has such a New England look that it stood in for a Maine fishing village during the filming of the TV series Murder, She Wrote. For a peek at some of these picturesque old buildings, head to the Ford House, which serves as the official Visitor Information Center of Mendocino Village, and the Kelley House Museum, which preserves 19th-century photographs and furniture in a house built in 1861.

In the 1950s, when it was in danger of becoming a ghost town, Mendocino was thrust back into the spotlight thanks to painter Bill Zacha’s Mendocino Art Center. Still open today, the art center has taken advantage of its scenic setting along the town’s coastline, which has been the inspiration for several watercolor and oil canvases. A quick stroll south will bring you to one such scenic spot, Mendocino Headlands State Park, where waves crash along carving arches, grottoes, and stony bluffs.

Other Details

Room Details

Garden-View Room or Ocean-View Room

  • One king bed or two double beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: $40 per night for each additional guest 18 or older; $20 per night for each additional kid 17 or younger

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 12 p.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property.
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for an additional fee, please contact property for details.
  • Accessibility: please contact property for handicap accessibility requests or options.
  • Room upgrades: upgrades may be available during booking or at check-in for an additional cost.


  • Free WiFi
  • Coffee and tea in the lobby
  • Free parking
  • Concierge services
  • Bar/lounge on site
  • Pet-friendly (additional fee)

Fine Print

  • 7-day cancellation notice required prior to check-in or reservation is non-refundable; reservations made within cancellation window are non-refundable
  • No-shows will be charged total Groupon rate
  • Traveler name must match ID at time of check-in
  • No refunds will be processed by Groupon after check-in
  • Must be 21+ to check in
  • Credit card required at check-in
  • Rates may vary by date and are subject to availability
  • Dates cannot be changed once booked; valid only for night(s) purchased.

About Hill House Inn

Getting There

  • Nearest airports: Charles M. Schulz - Sonoma County Airport (STS; 95 mi), Oakland International (OAK; 168 mi), and San Francisco International (SFO; 176 mi)
  • Distance from San Francisco: 155 miles

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2 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
May 18, 2022
Staff was great Asked for an upgrade, no problem Views of the ocean fabulous
19 ratings11 reviews
Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
April 30, 2022
The crackling fireplace Electric
12 ratings7 reviews
Rating of 3 out of 5 stars
February 23, 2022
Very comfortable beds. I had 2 queens. Seemed like new mattresses.
18 ratings12 reviews
Rating of 3 out of 5 stars
January 30, 2022
The bed was FIRM. The pillows were TOO firm
13 ratings13 reviews
Rating of 3 out of 5 stars
January 21, 2022
Pleasant, clean, large room with nice beds but "foam" blankets (which I hate). GREAT location.
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Rating of 5 out of 5 stars
January 16, 2022
It was beautiful inside and out, really quiet and relaxing, the staff was polite and friendly but the best part is there is a cemetery right across the street. If you have ever seen the Haunting on Hill House you would understand.
1 ratings1 reviews
Rating of 4 out of 5 stars
November 28, 2021
The King bed was very comfortable.
10 ratings4 reviews
Rating of 3 out of 5 stars
November 27, 2021
Nice quaint hotel. Front desk not very helpful at night. Lower level rooms are quite noisy with guest upstairs. We had a psycho in the room next to us.
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