Sunday, December 15, 2013

The Time I Finally Got To Stay in a Victorian Room


My fascination with Victorian architecture began the first time my brother took me for a drive in San Francisco. This fascination stayed with me from that moment on, but somehow has deepened in the last couple of years. I know that I cannot afford to have my own Victorian house; but I can do the next best thing....to stay in a Victorian bed and breakfast. Well that didn't happen. Until last May when we stayed in Mendocino Hotel for our anniversary trip.

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From the first visit to this beautiful coastal town, it had become a goal of mine to stay in Mendocino Hotel, except that it's beyond my price range.

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Thus when Travelzoo featured a deal on a 2-night stay in Mendocino Hotel, I immediately hit BUY on the screen and started planning for an anniversary get-away. This post however is only focusing on the hotel.

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I was so psyched to stay in the hotel, because aside from it's historic past, it's also located centrally in the main street facing the water. However, the voucher was for a stay in the garden suites. I didn't even know they have garden suites. They have about 3 houses I believe and each one has about 4 suites. The structure isn't exactly what I'd imagine a Victorian house would be like.

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But the interior is pure Victorian.

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The sitting area is simple.

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A bottle of wine and a cheese plate came with the room

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It was a very cozy room. After the long drive from the East Bay, it was nice to rest in a warm cozy room for the night.


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19 comments:

  1. What a delightful, fun post for the day!! I love the hotel and your suite!! Perfect!! Thanks for sharing!!! Hope you have a great week!

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  2. I do love that blue house! Glad you got to fulfill a dream.

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  3. Lovely interior shots and so glad you got your dream fulfilled ~ thanks, carol

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  4. Beautiful room, beautiful hotel, beautiful location. Perfect anniversary getaway. How lovely to have a wine and cheese tray waiting for you .... you are a great travel planner/shopper. Good job on snagging the room. (Gotta love that Victorian TV on the wall too ;>)..

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  5. I'm glad it lived up to your expectations. What a treat for you.

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  6. Great shots, very memorable place.

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  7. What a beautiful and elegant hotel. I'd love to own one of those Victorians in San Francisco.

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  8. Grand interiors. It looks royal!

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  9. Lovely! I had such a great experience in Scotland!

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  10. That house is so ramantic, perfect for an annivesary get away. I too prefer to stay in quaint bed and breakfast when traveling... it just brings out the essence and culture more than staying in hotel buidlings. Happy Holidays!

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  11. Just what the doctor ordered, I'd say, Maria! Congratulations on yet another anniversary. What number was it, if you don't mind my asking?

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  12. The building in the top picture reminds me of the typical cowboy town hotel in see in movies. Is that an American Victorian architectural style?

    I like the cozy looking interiors.

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  13. What a very pretty place to stay! If I ever visit that area of CA I will try to book a room there.

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  14. This is such a nice hotel and the breakfast made me drool especially the cheeses. :)

    You have such a nice blog, thanks for reading mine! :)

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  15. A fine account with pictures of a dream realized. I'm glad you got to experience this pretty place.

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  16. Hello Maria, Merry Christmas. Where will your feet be this time? I haven't heard of this tunnel yet, but it's lovely. I wish you have the shot just before the entrance, wonder how it looks. What is the length of the tunnel?

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  17. Such wonderful treat for your anniversary. What are the odds of finding nice deal for your dream hotel for such special occasion? You were blessed. The hotel is lovely indeed. I love that old phone; certainly added to the charm of the room. I can just guess that there were a lot of wonderful things to see and do around the area and that you enjoyed yourself.

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