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The Stanford Inn by the Sea Eco-Resort

44850 Comptche Ukiah Rd, Mendocino, CA 95460, United States Access

The Stanford Inn by the Sea Eco-Resort

An elegant rustic resort embodying the best of Californias rugged Mendocino Coast The Stanford Inn by the Sea sits atop a meadow overlooking extensive organic gardens and the Pacific. The countrys only vegan resort accommodations include wood burning fireplaces HDTVs DVDs high speed wireless internet iPod docking stations refrigerators microwaves coffee makers supplied with fair trade organic coffees and more. A complete country inn experience guests enjoy complimentary organic gourmet breakfast cooked to order from the Stanford Inns extensive menu. Afternoons at the Inn offers guest a complimentary dessert special. A rich array of programs and activities include kayaking and canoeing on Big River estuary at the Inns Catch A Canoe and Bicycles too. The Stanfords Mendocino Center for Living Well provides programs from gardening classes to nutrition. Guests may join the twice weekly harvest tour the gardens schedule nature walks explore the bodys relationship to food in nutrition seminars and take a yoga class. Mountain Bikes are available for exploring the Coasts back roads. Massage in the Forest provides a variety of rejuvenating and relaxing treatments. One of the first inns to accept pets in California the Stanford Inn continues to provide a haven for pets and their human friends. Dogs are welcome for a per stay 45USD fee and receive house made sweet potato treats and a toy. They may join their companions for breakfast and dinner. The Inns nationally acclaimed Ravens Restaurant serves organic vegan cuisine including Signature Sea Palm Strudel and Chocolate Mint Tart.

Mendocinos elegant vegan eco-resort set in organic gardens overlooking the Pacific. Complimentary gourmet breakfast. Wood burning fireplaces pool massage biking and dining. Pets graciously welcome.


The Stanford Inn by the Sea Eco-Resort
44850 Comptche Ukiah Rd, Mendocino, CA 95460, United States


  • Transportation
    FREE parking
  • Front desk
    Storage space
  • General
    Air conditioning
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Hotel service
    ATM/Cash machine
  • Onsite laundry
  • Safe deposit box
  • Security
  • Outlets
    Gift/News stand
  • Sundry/Convenience store
  • Travelling with others
    Children welcome
  • Family plan
  • Pets welcome
  • Accessible
    Accessible facilities
  • Elevators
  • Events
    Meeting rooms


  • Communication
    High speed wireless
  • Entertainment
    Cable television
  • General
    Alarm clock


  • Pool
    Indoor pool
  • Pool
  • Wellness
  • Massage services
  • Sauna
  • Spa
  • Cultural

Food and Drink

  • Special attention
    FREE coffee in lobby
  • Green food
    100% Vegan
  • Kitchen facilities
    Barbeque grills
  • Outlets type
    Coffee shop
  • Lounges/Bars
  • Restaurant

House policy

  • Check-in Time: 16:00
  • Check-out Time: 11:00

Cancel policy
Cancellation policy may vary by rate plan and stay dates. See rate rules for more information.

Travel with others

Children policy
Children 3 and under stay free with Parent or guardian. Crib if needed are 10USD. Children over three and under 18 are charged a reduced rate.

Pets are allowed upon request. Charges may be applicable.

Payment type


Language spoken

  • English


Property's Green Action

Our Award Winning Ravens Restaurant is celebrated for …

Local – Dishes based on locally harvested products from seaweed to chanterelles.

Organic – Our ingredients are sustainable and organic and most produce is from regional organic growers or the Stanford Inn’s California Certified Organic Farm.

Conscious – Vegan cuisine – Products carefully selected and prepared to support sustainability.

Regard for the Land – Wine list comprised primarily of wines produced from certified organic vineyards, biodynamic vineyards, or those using sustainable, traditional farming practices.

Recycling – All food wastes are composted and the compost dug back into garden beds. All glass, papers, and cardboard are sent to recycling.

  •  100% Vegan

  •  Local food
  •  Vegan food
  •  Organic food
  •  Animal protection
  •  Energy/water saving measures, waste avoidance and resource efficiency
  •  Clean transportation strategy
  •  Fair working conditions


Certified Vegan

The Certified Vegan logo is a registered trademark signifying that products are vegan, defined here as containing no animal ingredients or by-products, using no animal ingredients or by-products in the manufacturing process, and not tested on animals by any company or independent contractor. The logo is administered by the Vegan Awareness Foundation, also known as Vegan Action, a nonprofit organization promoting veganism. The program relies on written statements by companies and suppliers that the product is vegan.

Most helpful reviews 10 92 reviews

Josh Hagood
2 years ago – Google


We at at the restaurant Raven. It was OK. My wife is vegan, but we've had better vegan food elsewhere. It seems like this restaurant wants to have a very high end place, and charges around 18 to 22 bucks a meal. For vegan stuff, 85% veggies. Veggies grown on site, mind you, at least they claim. I had curry and the breakfast crepe, both were good but not $20 good. My $8 orange juice was TINY. I'm all for nice quality food but man... This felt a little overkill. I'd recommend trying this place if you have the money, but it shouldn't be anyone's main stop.

Gretchen Shelly
2 years ago – Google


Fantastic plant based restaurant. Salt water pool, great views, friendly staff.

Vicki Lawrence
3 years ago – Google


The Stanford Inn is a must when visiting Mendocino. You will love every minute of the comfortable and luxurious accommodations. The rooms are filled with amenities. The Stanfords' are caring and diligent innkeepers. You can feel really good about staying here and it will exceed all your expectations. And the vegan restaurant is beyond the best! Give it a try. You won't be disappointed.

Vee H
3 years ago – Google


Beautiful place with nice garden. Ravens restaurant was pretty good esp the polenta dish for breakfast. Restaurant is very dog friendly and our server was super sweet!

Jason Bove
3 years ago – Google


It was the night of my 42nd birthday, and we were making our much anticipated journey to stay at the Stanford Inn. We were miles outside of Willits, yet even further from the coastline. Highway 20 was dark, winding, and quiet...UNTIL that moment a brave little dog ran out in front of our car. What the heck? There wasn't even a remote sign of a developed housing area in sight! Like any decent humans would do, we pulled over to try to get the little guy out of the road. My girlfriend didn't even shut the car door, as she leaped out to save him. Instead of running back toward the road, the small survivor jumped into the car, like it was his own, and directly onto my lap. "Now what?", I asked. Kiah smiled at me, and told me that his name is "Birthday" and he was apparently going to take a ride with us. We would try to resolve this situation as best as we could, even if it took all night. By his smell, we had no clue of how long he had even been wandering through the woods, but we pushed on through the night toward our destination. Kiah, Birthday, and I arrived at the Stanford Inn to check ourselves in. We knew that the eco-resort was pet friendly, but didn't realize just how pet friendly (given this unique situation). I spoke with Courtney at the front desk, and gave her a brief rundown of the scenario. Within moments, we had a leash, food, treats, and blankets for our new friend. Wow! She then proceeded to follow me outside to shoot a couple of quick photos to post on the Mendocino area lost dog facebook page. We retreated to our new room for the night, and gave our boy a savory plant-based dog food meal. Immediately after dinner, we put Birthday into the bathtub to take care of some much needed grooming. If he was going to spend the night in this beautiful place, he needed to clean up a bit! Halfway through the washing/blow-drying process, the phone rang. It was Courtney again, and the front desk staff informing us that they had found Birthday's family. His name was Samson, and they were making their way over to pick him up. We got our new friend dry by the time that the front desk staff came to retrieve him from us. The door shut, and we cried. This little sentient being showed us lots of things. Amongst these, we were reassured how nice people can be in times of need, and how perseverance pays off. These unexpected circumstances can teach you things you might not have known about yourself or others. Birthday also taught us that we may need a dog soon, no matter what our cat says! While you can read hundreds of other reviews about this place online (and I dare you to try and find a bad one), I wanted to share this story because the Stanford Inn went way above and beyond any expectations we could have had. The staff were outstanding, the amenities were extravagant, the views were to die for, and the food at the Ravens Restaurant...OMG, the food! We even bought the cookbook, and I am going to attempt to make some of these offerings at home. Let's just say that if I get them taste half as good, they will still be amazing!! Upon check out, we had the pleasure of meeting one of the owners of the inn, Joan Stanford. She took time out of her busy schedule to speak with us for a while, and signed our books that we purchased from the gift shop. Incredible. We are already planning our next trip back...and we will be back! Thanks for everything!!

Kris Reiber
3 years ago – Google


First class Inn. The place is beautifully maintained. Surrounded by lovely gardens. Staff very friendly and helpful. I do not normally eat vegan but the food was delicious.

Janet FitzGerald
3 years ago – Google


A beautiful nirvana run by talented and dedicated people where you can hit a reset button on the ocean, near the redwoods, by an organic garden, amongst loved animals, and at an enlightening and delicious vegan table!!

Dori Storbeck
3 years ago – Google


Great clean place, beautiful rooms and grounds, dog friendly, and a wonderful vegan restaurant with free breakfast included on the room rate. Don't forget to rent an outrigger canoe - most fun I've ever had in a canoe (and the dogs are welcome to join you!). Would definitely stay here again.

Shalin Dalal
3 years ago – Google


Finding a vegan place at Raven's restaurant was a nice surprise. The food is amazing.

Nikki Aker
3 years ago – Google


Great food, amazing staff, beautiful farm

Jatin B
3 years ago – Google


Excellent decor and unique good that's both healthy and tasty. With at least one visit.

Rebecca Amis
3 years ago – Google


fantastic. i can't say enough. beautiful. amazing energy all around the place. incredible food. life-changing experience.

Dan Koellen
3 years ago – Google


Great place to relax, bring your dog or hike and canoe endlessly.

Shelley Murveit Meyer
3 years ago – Google


Loved our stay here! Delicious food, great yoga and a beautiful location. Great place for a relaxing weekend getaway

Adam Portner
4 years ago – Google


The best hotel in Mendocino, for sure! What a relaxing stay at a beautiful Resort. Access to canoes, bicycles, great food, horses, llamas, and an organic vegetable garden on the premises.

Jeff Johannsen
4 years ago – Google


Gold star resort. Doesn't get better! Restaurant is vegan only, but if you're a carnivore, you really won't miss the meat. Food is excellent either way

Robert Whomever
4 years ago – Google


Everything one could want in a vegan 5-star restaurant. A bit expensive but worth it!

Natsuko Tezuka
4 years ago – Google


Very nice vegan lodge. Loved the pool and hot tub; the gym was cozy. Food was good but some lighter, healthier options would have been nice. BBQ was amazing!

Danisa Ramirez
4 years ago – Google


Beautiful rooms. Beautiful location. Vegan food. Customer service wasn't bad but could have been better. A little over priced for what it was. I did enjoy my stay there.

Abigail See
4 years ago – Google


Lovely atmosphere and rooms. I didn't love the vegan food.

Mindy O
4 years ago – Google


This is the nicest dining experiance I have had along the coast. The food is all vegan they have terrific variety just no meat, or dairy. Very fine dining.

B K Knopf
4 years ago – Google


Very nice and totally laid back. Seems to have a real doglover thing. The whole place seems so mellow.

R Denny
4 years ago – Google


It's like a cozy dream! Great spot for vegans & pets! Also they have a beautiful view & gardens! And, a great indoor salt pool and spa!

Ami Eff
4 years ago – Google


We had tea and (after wandering the grounds) dinner at their cafe with our rescue pup. They were tolerant of him being grumpy and the food was fabulous. We didn't stay at the hotel but they have Wi-Fi and a lovely garden.

4 years ago – Google


Really nice place. The staff is beyond friendly. The whole property is breathe taking. We had forgotten a bag. We called and they had it set aside. They have a shipping company who handles it. 15 bucks and our bag was at our doorstep 2 days later. Such a great experience. Highly Recommended.

Cathy Dunne
5 years ago – Google


My stay here was everything I hoped for and more. The grounds are breathtakingly beautiful, staff professional and polite. I had an excellent massage from Robin. Met with Sid for nutrition coaching, excellent information provided in a fun format. The fireplace was so easy to use and so relaxing. I could go on and on. The fact that this is a vegan place makes this my new favorite resort. It does not seem like a vegan place, just an awesome place. Oh and yoga was incredible, I learned a lot and felt great after class. We will be back.

Sindhu Rumpler
5 years ago – Google


Best hotel room for your money! We even went back to spend more time there . only 2 minutes from Mendocino town with great gardens. We will be back!

5 years ago – Google


We stayed here a few months back since my wife and I have been going working so often. The food is strictly vegan which might be a downside for some, but for us it was a blessing. To start off we had a beautiful view of the ocean, of course it cost just a tad extra to get a room on the second floor but it was nothing out of the ordinary and it was well worth it. We had stayed during a part of the slow season so the staff seemed at ease and were very helpful all together. Then again we were hardly needy at all which may be the result of some of the other reviews. We were surprised that we were able to bring our dogs and even eat with them in the restaurant! The property is gorgeous and we had a wonderful time, if you're looking for a wonderful experience this is the place.

bm s
5 years ago – Google


My family and I are enjoying our stay. We have 4 rooms and each of our rooms are very comfortable and clean. While entering our room we go in through a main door which only our key card works on and then upon entering there is a small entry room then 2 more doors which are our rooms and each of these also need room keys to enter. The rooms are spacious and well cared for. The other 2 rooms my family have are the same way next door. The grounds are lovely for taking walks, the flowers and landscaping are beautiful. Kids have a yard to play in out our back door. We have our rooms all in one section and our back porch goes all the way through to one another's section there are gates but we have them all open. We sip tea/coffee while the children play. My sisters and I each went to the spa, where we each had massages. They were amazing! The restaurant is vegan and very pricey for being such. My dish was yummy, however if your not vegetarian or love vegetables, I wouldn't recommend it This was the case for my one of my sisters, she didn't even take a bite. We had a party of 10 our bill was over 300 They have yoga classes and a gym. You may also rent bikes and canoes we will be checking this out today. The staff has been very kind and as we pass workers each one is polite. The swimming pool is nice, it's depth goes to 7ft and the hot tub is also nice.

5 years ago – Google


ITS STRICT VEGAN! don't go there with your family. Although the chef is quite creative. Not very warm towards children. Room are old and musty. most had bugs and spiders . So sorry to tell y'all the truth be we were very disappointed. Most of the staff seemed far being "healing environment and were in fact condescending" strange we are well traveled and never experienced such a feeling of "not comfortable". The pulsating electric car chargers outside your windows big NO NO couldn't sleep. Nobody cared....

Mark Paskin
8 years ago – Google


Phenomenal. The setting is gorgeous. Their garden is amazing. The room was beautiful and very tastefully decorated and appointed. It smelled faintly of cedar, had a Kuerig coffee machine, and freshly baked cookies. The staff was so thoughtful. They even had a tiny robe in the room for my four year old daughter. Canoeing on the Big River was a delight... We watched a sea otter fish for about 20 minutes straight. The salt water pool was so relaxing and refreshing. And I really enjoyed the Ravens restaurant (though if you're not a vegan your mileage may vary). Overall my favorite resort ever. We'll be returning soon.

Mike West
11 years ago – Google


My wife picked this one for our anniversary. The room was spotless and included all of the amenities (wood burning fireplace, fridge, microwave, TV and DVD player). The bucolic setting is ideal for a get away. The resturant is vegan and we quickly learned that we need greese and meat with our meals, so it is ideal for those who are serious about their diet. If you turn your dictionary to the term dog-friendly, you will find a picture of the Stanford Inn by the Sea. We did not bring our pack but most guests did. The staff is friendly and helpful. The inn is a two story building and our room was on the ground floor. Unfortunately, the cast of River Dance was in the room above us. I would have expected the staff to put parties with children on the first floor, but obviously that did not occur to them. So if you do not get a room on the second floor bring ear plugs. Keep in mind that I am a Tom Bodett kind-of-guy.