The Grey Whale Inn is a simple down to earth friendly and warm hearted place where everyone is welcome. The building is large and spacious so you have privacy and quiet  when you want it. This historical building creates a unique atmosphere and we welcome locals and travelers who would simply like a tour of the Old Hospital grounds built in 1912. We are informal and you are encouraged to make yourself at home. There are many common areas to explore or just relax in your room.  But, whatever you decide to do during your stay at the Grey Whale, we are happy to have you and always to our best to make you comfortable and help you make the most of your stay on the Mendocino Coast.

The Grey Whale Inn is conveniently located within two blocks of many restaurants, shops and galleries in the historic downtown Fort Bragg district . You can walk to the North Coast Brewing Company and sample our Internationally  famous locally brewed Beers and listen to Fine Jazz on the Weekends.  Laurel Street is home to  V-cantos restaurant for a glass of wine and acoustic music.  Headlands Café has coffee, desserts and music too. You can find Taka’s Sushi, Cowlicks locally made ice cream and unique boutiques like Tangents and Local Artist's Galleries right on Main St. Every 1st Friday the shops and galleries stay open late offering free wine and cheese platters. Five minutes away in Noyo Harbor you can watch the Fisherman come in with the catch you can have on your dinner plate that night at Silvers At the Wharf or Sea Pal's  Fish and Chips

At the Grey Whale Inn, you can quickly feel a part of the local scene, if you want. The Inn is a haven for visiting students to the famous Krenov Fine Woodworking School, artists associated with the Mendocino Art Center and medical professionals visiting Mendocino Coast District Hospital.


We are closely affiliated with the premiere raw food culinary school - Living Light Culinary Institute. For 20 years, Living Light has been training thousands of people from more than 60 countries in the techniques of gourmet plant-based nutrition and meal preparation at our state-of-the-art facility in downtown Fort Bragg.

We offer tours of the facility upon request. Contact our front desk staff to set-up a time.