Hill House Inn Mendocino, CAlifornia

Welcome to Hill House Inn Mendocino, CA

A Country Inn Overlooking the Pacific Ocean in Historic Mendocino, California

Hill House Inn is a premier hotel located in the historic village of Mendocino, California, with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. The Inn is situated in lush Victorian gardens, open fields with native vegetation, towering rustic redwood water towers and magnificent cypress trees.

The Hotel and Cabot Cove Restaurant & Conference Center enjoy the reputation of having the largest private and public spaces available for weddings, meetings and retreats. The wine list and wine bar offer selections from Northern California, as well as unique, hard to find and highly rated Mendocino, Sonoma and Napa wines. Guests enjoying a weekend retreat, honeymoon, birthday celebration or quick getaway are literally steps from unique shops, galleries, wine tasting. During your stay, you will be across the street from the Mendocino Headlands, Pacific Ocean, and Big River where boating, fishing, hiking, and kayaking are nearby. Spa services, tennis and golf are readily available by appointment.

Mendocino California TV & Movie Locations history

The 19th century Hill House Inn is known as the location where many Hollywood notables found comfortable accommodations. One of the first stars to stay here was Bette Davis while she was filming "Strangers: The Story of a Mother and Daughter" in 1979. For nostalgia, you can stay in the Bette Davis Suite. The photo gallery in the Inn lobby has a collection of signed photographs of many celebrities that have visited us here on the rugged Mendocino coast.

Beginning in 1916, 17 silent movies were filmed in the area. There have been over 40 movies with sound filmed here, as well as the famous TV series, "Murder She Wrote" and other TV programs and commercials. Hill House Inn, known as Cabot Cove Inn in the series, is featured prominently throughout "Murder She Wrote".

  • 1943 : "Frenchman's Creek"
  • 1943 : "The Uninvited"
  • 1947 : "Johnny Belinda"
  • 1954 : "East of Eden"
  • 1963 : "Island of the Blue Dolphins"
  • 1965 : "The Russians Are Coming..."
  • 1969 : "The Dunwich Horror"
  • 1970 : "The Summer of '42"
  • 1972 : "Slither" - MGM
  • 1978 : "Same Time, Next Year"
  • 1978 : "Strangers" (TV)
  • 1979 : "Humanoids from the Deep"
  • 1980 : "Dead and Buried"
  • 1980 : "Cujo"
  • 1983 : "Racing with the Moon"
  • 1984-89 : "Murder She Wrote"
  • 1986 : "The Killing Time"
  • 1987 : "Overboard"
  • 1988 : "Wired"
  • 1988 : "Karate Kid III"
  • 1990 : "Dying Young"
  • 1992 : "Forever Young"
  • 1993 : "Pontiac Moon"
  • 1994 : "The Haunting of Seacliff Inn" (TV)
  • 2001 : "The Majestic"
  • 2008 : "Shark Swarm"
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Events and Wedding Space

Hill House Inn is a distinguished hotel and banquet facility located in Mendocino, with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean. Situated among lush Victorian gardens, towering rustic water towers and magnificent cypress trees its 44 spacious and recently renovated ocean and garden suites maintain the warmth of a cozy bed and breakfast but offer much more to the discriminating traveler.

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Things To Do


  Little River
6 Miles

  Santa Rosa
90 Miles

150 Miles

  Kelley House Museum
4 Blocks

  Ford House Visitor Center
4 Blocks

  Temple of Kwan Ti
4 Blocks

  Headlands State Park
1 Mile

  Big River Unit
1 Mile

  Chapman Point
2 Miles

  Russian Gulch State Park
2 Miles

  Van Damme State Park
3 Miles

  Caspar State Beach
4 Miles

  Jug Handle State Reserve
5 Miles

  Abalone diving
7 Miles

  Noyo Harbor
8 Miles

  Skunk Train
9 Miles

  Navarro Point Preserve
9 Miles

  Guest House Museum
9 Miles

  The Lost Coast
10 Miles

  Glass Beach
10 Miles

  MacKerricher State Park
12 Miles

  Forest History Trail
20 Miles

  The Mendocino Hotel
3 Blocks

  Frankies Pizza
3 Blocks

  Cafe Beaujolais
4 Blocks

  Goodlife Cafe
1 Mile

  Ukiah St. Resturant
1 Mile


Hill House Inn Mendocino
10701 Pallette Dr,
Mendocino, CA 95460
Reservations: (707) 937-0555
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