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Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, 47 acres of botanical bliss fronting the Pacific Ocean

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Sweetwater Inn & Spa

Sweetwater Inn and Spa is located in the village of Mendocino at 44840 Main Street across the street from the Presbyterian church easy walking distance to shops, galleries and restaurants and just a stones throw away from the path to the beach. The Inn consists of the front historic Victorian building which has two upstairs rooms and a downstairs suite, three private cottages, and two water tower suites. As part of positioning ourselves more effectively in the vacation rental market, we‘ve spun off Sweetwater Vacation Home Rentals to address the needs of independent vacation home owners up and down our northern Mendocino coast.

With the spa nestled in close by and two of Mendocino’s finest restaurants on either side you could say we are a “village within the village.”

Sweetwater Spa & Massage Studio

Spa & Sauna

Our communal (clothing optional) 8 person redwood hot tub and traditional redwood sauna are available free of charge to guests of our Inn.  We even supply the robes and towels! Outdoor private redwood hot tubs and infra-red saunas may also be reserved for a small fee. 


Stretch your Mendocino vacation into a truly memorable holiday with a visit to our Massage Studio.  For over 25 years, we have maintained one of the premier massage staffs in Northern California.  We offer a full range of massage and bodywork styles, from pure pampered relaxation to a variety of specific techniques designed to help alleviate the discomfort of headaches, backaches or stiff necks and shoulders.

Sweetwater Inn & Spa History

Sweetwater Inn & Spa has been owned and managed by a small group of friends since 1985. It was originally named Sweetwater Gardens by its founder John Fliessbach who lovingly built the redwood hot tubs and sauna and refurbished the Sweetwater Tower with the help of friends. It was the first Spa in Mendocino to provide therapeutic massage and is still the only spa in the village with redwood soaking tubs and saunas. When the Sears House Inn next to the Sweetwater Gardens came up for sale in 1996 John invited his friend Hank McCusker to purchase it with him to create the Sweetwater Inn & Spa. John and Hank restored the water towers, cottages and the historic Victorian Inn and over the years added several more cottages and suites with a view to offer a variety of comfortable lodging to meet the needs of a wide range of visitors coming to visit the Mendocino Coast from all over the world. These days, John is pursuing other interests while Hank and his wife Anne are running the inn and the spa with the help of their dedicated staff.

CLICK HERE to download a full guide to Sweetwater Inn & Spa's accomodations and attractions

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44840 Main Street
Mendocino, CA 95460
Toll-free: (800) 300-4140