mendocino bed and breakfast inn policies

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  • Check in time is 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm. Please call in advance for late check in arrangements.
  • Check out time is 11:00 am.
  • There is a 2 night minimum for weekends and holidays.
  • We accept VISA, MasterCard, American Express and PayPal.
  • There is a 11% room tax not included in the room rate.
  • Smoking: The Joshua Grindle Inn is a non-smoking establishment. Smoking is not permitted in any rooms or common areas.
  • Bicycles: We have a secure storage area for guest bicycles. Bicycles are not allowed in guest rooms.
  • Required deposit: Payment of the first night, refundable until 14 days of the first night.
  • Cancellations: It is very difficult or even impossible for us to recover any business we may have turned away due to your room reservation. As such, cancellations within 14 days of first night will be charged for the first night. All cancellations will be charged a processing fee of $20.00 to cover associated banking fees.
  • Double occupancy: All rooms other than Grindle and Nautical are double or single occupancy only. Grindle and Nautical rooms allow for 3 guests. There is an additional $25 charge per additional guest per night, including children 2 years old and up.
  • We are not able to provide rollaway beds or baby cribs.
  • Please note that there is a $25 charge for changing rooms mid-stay.

See our pet-friendly policies.

“My Mother comes to visit me once or twice a year from Ohio and we wanted to find a Bed and Breakfast in Mendocino so we could see the area and also enjoy the quaint comforts that a Bed and Breakfast offer. We were very pleased with our stay! The beds were unbelievably comfortable and the sheets down and so soft. Also, they are pet lovers too and they do have 2 rooms available for pets that I plan to use in the future. Breakfast was served early enough and was so delicious!  I honestly will not need to look further for the perfect place to stay when I visit Mendocino!”
Mary A.


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Present day Mendocino has a strong commitment to the arts with the focal point being the Art Center, three blocks from the Inn. The Center and its Showcase gallery on Main Street display the works of the students and graduates of its programs. Offering a wide variety of classes, workshops, festivals, fairs and entertainment to the public, the Center is the cultural hub of the North Coast.

Mendocino hosts numerous private galleries as well, which offer a wide selection of local artists and media, including paintings, wood carvings and furniture, wire sculpture, ceramics and weaving, to mention but a few.

The performing arts also play an important role in the life of the Mendocino community year-round. The Mendocino Theater Company, Gloriana Opera Company, Mendocino Dance Series, and The Mendocino Music Festival are a few of the groups providing a wealth of entertainment and cultural activity.

There are many fine restaurants in Mendocino which offer creative and gourmet meals. Food for every taste is offered in a variety of interesting and intimate settings, from French to California cuisine. A person could spend a full week in Mendocino and eat at a different restaurant every night, each with a wonderful selection on the menu. The Joshua Grindle Inn has a book complete with menus from all the best restaurants in the area, and our innkeepers are delighted to make lunch or dinner recommendations and reservations.

Mendocino is not only a special place because of its fine galleries and restaurants, but also known for the jewel-like quality of the scenery and its “small town” culture.

The village is set on the edge of a rugged coastline overlooking a wide expanse of the Pacific Ocean. To the west, the view is of the headlands and ocean, and to the east is dense redwood forest.

Mendocino has been called a “magical… gentle place” (San Diego Union-Tribune, June 8, 1992). The small-town atmosphere is both relaxing and reassuring. People on the street are happy to recommend a favorite restaurant, to tell you about a great place to shop or even, where to watch the seals.

If you are returning ... welcome back! If this is your first venture to Mendocino, you will most certainly be amazed!