mendocino coast oceanfront inn


“Love ambiance of place – lots of room but still intimate & quiet” Auburn, Spring 07

The Grey Whale Inn is a simple down to earth friendly and warm hearted place where you can relax and just feel good. Everyone is welcomed openly and humbly. The history of the building creates an atmosphere that gives a sense of having a completely unique experience, themed in healing and peaceful interaction. Beautiful things happen here when people are mindful and heart conscious.

We are informal and you are encouraged to make yourself at home. You can hang out in the garden with "sweet pea" the cat. There are many common areas to explore or just relax in your room. The building is large and spacious so you have privacy when you want it. The style of our place is eclectic Americana. The collection of art is from local artists.

At the Grey Whale Inn, you can quickly feel a part of the local scene, if you want. The Inn is a haven for visiting students to the famous Krenov Fine Woodworking School, artists associated with the Mendocino Art Center and medical professionals visiting Mendocino Coast District Hospital. Out in the Gardens you might strike up a conversation with someone from the Noyo Food Forest. Who's ensuring that the garden provides you with organic, fresh produce and herbs?

We are conveniently located within two blocks to all the restaurants, shops and galleries in the old part of downtown. You can walk to V-cantos restaurant for a glass of wine and acoustic music. There are many boutiques on Laurel Street to explore. The Skunk Train Depot is within two blocks if you feel like taking a leisurely ride into the woods for a day. Glass Beach is within a few minute walk to peruse through the glass gems in the sand. Enjoy walking or running on the old haul road that leads to Mackerricher Park with its black sand beach and board walk to the tide pools. It is a short drive to the Botanical Gardens and the Point Cabrillo Lighthouse. At Russian Gulch State Park you can hike into the waterfall.

Mendocino is only fifteen minutes away so you can stay here and make an afternoon excursion to the village.

We are grateful to have the opportunity to enjoy getting to know the wonderful gracious people that visit us here on the beautiful coast. We look forward to your visit with us.

Toll Free: 800-382-7244 • Local: 707-964-0640