For many visitors to the picturesque area surrounding Mendocino, the ocean and scenery were the main attractions and worth a special trip. Located a short drive or walk from the tourist oriented town of Mendocino the Inn’s view was mesmerizing. Though there were many accommodations options, some more luxurious than the Inn, few if any offered the white water panorama that was the centerpiece of the Sea Rock.
We liked the Sea Rock Inn’s convenient location within walking distance of downtown Mendocino, its many amenities, its magnificent white water view, our large and new looking second story suite with a great view and fireplace, the priceless ocean vistas from almost anywhere on the property, the massage option and mostly the Sea Rock’s genuinely friendly and convivial staff. We look forward to visiting this charming bed & breakfast when we’re in Mendocino again.
Connectivity Complimentary wireless connectivity was available in the reception area only. We understand the Inn now offers property wide connectivity (Wifi).
Handicapped Access No
Length Of Stay Two nights
Location In the town of Mendocino on a hill above the coast
Owned And Managed Andy and Susie Plocher
Pets Allowed No
Size The one and three quarter acre property consisted of six cottages, rooms and suites all with ocean views, private entrances and decks (approximately nine thousand square feet.) It was staffed by three innkeepers and six housekeepers.
Year Opened-Renovated The current owners opened in 1994 and completely renovated and remodeled between 1997 and 2003.
We liked the lumber ceiling and wood accents, including some knotted wood. The first area from the entrance was a living area with a tan leather chair and wood foot stool, and adjacent wood top and wrought iron table and lamp facing the inside of the room. In front of the chair was another wood top and wrought iron base cocktail table. In front of it and facing the windows was a tan leather sofa, with satin pillows, in the same color as the chair. Magazines and a much appreciated snack filled basket (bottled water, fruit, cheese, crackers, a large chocolate bar and fresh baked chocolate chip cookies) were on the table when we arrived and having had no lunch we promptly pounced on the goodies. The camembert cheese and water crackers were just what we needed to tide us over until dinner that night. To one side against the wall was a wood armoire with space to hang cloths on one side. The other side had a small remote controlled Samsung television with built in video player. Underneath it in another compartment there was a small refrigerator. On top of it there was an old style bicycle metal sculpture, a plant and a basket.
Facilities Reception room and landscaped garden
Fitness Center And Spa After a drive on the windy one lane road from Napa Valley to Mendocino, I was ready for a deep tissue massage. The Inn was able to book a massage for me with a masseuse they recommended. The appointment was at her studio in the next village north of Mendocino, 10 minutes away. It was worth the drive. A massage treatment room and dry sauna were under constructions when we visited the Inn. In June 2005, the Inn opened a new spa facility featuring couples massages and infrared sauna.
Sea Rock was a member of Select Registry Distinguished Inns of North America and a recipient of the AAA three diamond rating.
Date Of Review April 2005
Would You Stay There Again? Yes