Winter in Northern California brings rain – but it also brings low, off-season hotel deals at some of Mendocino County’s top dog-friendly hotels. For example:
• Stanford Inn by the Sea offers savings of up to $70 a night on ocean-view and garden-view rooms, and discounts of up to $113 a night on single-room suites. All rooms have fireplaces and come with breakfast, afternoon tea and dessert. You must call the inn directly at (707) 937-5615 and mention “best winter rates” to get the discounts.
• Also on the Mendocino Coast, Little River Inn is offering “storm watch” rates good Sunday-Thursday with a two-night minimum stay. Use rate code “STORM WATCH” or call 888.Inn.Love to snag an ocean-view deluxe room at $195, an ocean-view fireplace room at $165 or a traditional ocean-view room at $145.
• You’ll have to hurry to take advantage of a two-for-one special at the pet-friendly Beachcomber Motel in Fort Bragg. The deal, good through March, is valid non-holiday Sundays-Thursdays for two-night stays at prices based on summer rates. Call the property directly at (707) 964-2402 and mention the special to take advantage.
• At the Emerald Dolphin Inn, a winter whale-watching special includes two nights in a king or two-queen suite, continental breakfast, a pair of unlimited mini-golf passes and two tickets for a whale-watching excursion. The package, good in March and April, is priced at $258 to $278 plus tax, and you can stay a third night for just $66 more. Call the property at (866) 964-6699 and mention the Whale Watching package to receive this deal.