Lark Hotels Moves West to Mendocino

 Lark Hotels, known for its rapidly expanding collection of modern and playful New England boutique properties, is heading west to Northern California.  As the newest Lark, Blue Door Group – Inns of Mendocino, brings a unique hotel experience to this scenic coastal town.  

Blue Door Group features 19 chic guest accommodations spread across three Victorian inns, each marked with a distinctive blue front door. Packard House, JD House, and Blue Door Inn are all within a few blocks of one another and host a rotating afternoon wine hour that allows guests a taste of each. Together, the properties combine luxury and historic architecture, accentuated by high ceilings and hand carved moldings, to create a refined and memorable vacation experience.

Blue Door Inn, with five rooms, was named the “place to stay” in Mendocino in the April 2012 issue of Food & Wine. Sleek mirrors decorate the walls, while the exterior is enhanced by graceful gardens. Interiors are crisp and bright, with high end linens and luxurious baths.

JD House offers eight rooms, sweeping views of the Pacific, and fragrant English gardens. Guests can warm their toes on crisp coastal evenings by the fire in the lounge or gaze at the rugged coastal cliffs as they linger over coffee on the spacious back veranda. The second-story Captain’s Room features the largest private deck in Mendocino.

With signature pops of red and bold art pieces, Packard House offers four cheery and spacious guestrooms, as well as two cottages with private entrances that are available for weekly rental. Guests can lounge in Adirondack chairs in the inn’s expansive courtyard.

Common amenities at all three properties include Lark’s signature breakfast of curated small plates, plush beds layered with fine linens and piles of pillows, fireplaces, complimentary WIFI, Apple TV, and iPads pre-programmed with local attractions.

Mendocino and its historic village, which is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, is an ideal option for a Northern California getaway. This mellow coastal enclave offers an array of outdoor and adventure activities, artisan shops, galleries, boutiques, world-class eateries, and some of the state’s best seasonal whale watching – right from the coastal cliffs. And for oenophiles, nearby Anderson Valley is a world-class wine destination that’s far less crowded than its southern sisters.

Nightly rates at Blue Door Group – Inns of Mendocino are from $150 per night depending on the property and time of travel.

About Lark Hotels

Blue Door Group – Inns of Mendocino is a Lark Hotel. Lark Hotels is a collection of boutique hotels located in sought-after spots. Additional Lark Hotels include Whitehall, Camden, ME; Captain Fairfield Inn, Kennebunkport, ME; 76 Main, Nantucket, MA; 21 Broad, Nantucket, MA; The Attwater, Newport, RI; Gilded, Newport, RI; Pomegranate Inn, Portland, ME; Ale House Inn, Portsmouth, NH; and The Break, Narragansett, RI.

Lark Hotels embrace the locations they are in, but in playful, unexpected ways. Think “sense of place” with imagination and a touch of mischief. Each Lark Hotel invites guests to experience modern luxury in the heart of an iconic destination, to feel the pull of a nostalgic getaway while surrounded by today’s amenities and to find attentive service when they want it and privacy when they don’t.

For information on Lark Hotels, the “On a Lark Club,” and the hotel collection please visit

For additional information on Blue Door Group – Inns of Mendocino, please call 888-453-2677 or visit


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