Nicholson House Inn

The historic Victorian Nicholson House was built in 1904 and transformed into a Mendocino Hotel, a cozy and comfortable bed and breakfast in the 1970’s. Since then it's been updated and modernized but it still has the look, charm and feel of its historical character.

We are located in the heart of Mendocino, within a short walk to the beach and to headland trails, coffee shops, art galleries. Our Inn is adjacent to an open meadow that looks out toward the sea. We have wonderful rooms with plush feather beds, beautiful views, and reasonable rates.  All our guests are given free access to Sweetwater Eco Spa, located just down the path from the Inn.

Several of our rooms are pet-friendly, and some of these have ocean views or partial view of the ocean. We offer family-friendly suites with kitchens, and some adjoining suites. A complimentary continental breakfast is served every day in our breakfast room, consisting of an egg-dish, fresh fruits, fresh pastries, various juices, organic fresh ground coffee and hot teas.  Our hospitality suite features a large-screen TV with access to DirectTV and we offer free Wi-FI.

We are conveniently located next to two world-class restaurants, the 955 Ukiah Street Restaurant and the Café Beaujolais.

Since the summer of 2016 we are part of the Sweetwater Properties which includes Sweetwater Inn & Spa, Sweetwater Eco Spa and Sweetwater Vacation Home Rentals.


Upcoming Events

Mendocino Film Festival

Start date: May 31, 2018

End date: June 3, 2018

Location: Oddfellows Hall, Hill House Inn & Festival Tent

Mendocino Film Festival

We are delighted to present our Thirteenth Annual Mendocino Film Festival program, featuring five Oscar nominations (including two wins), nine films fresh from Sundance, two films from SXSW, and an array of award-winning independent and international films, all in this unforgettable destination.

  • Opening Art Reception - Thursday, May 31, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Oddfellows Hall
  • Opening Night Party - Friday, June 1, 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm, Hill House Inn
  • Reel Mondo - Sunday, June 3 5:30 pm, Festival Tent
  • Filmmaker Lounge - Friday, June 1 – Sunday, June 3, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, Festival Headquarters
  • Wrap Party - Sunday, June 3, 7:00 pm, Festival Tent