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Emerald Dolphin Inn

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1211 S Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Ga
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I enjoy staying at Locally owned hotels when I can find a good one on Trip Advisor. The Emerald Dolphin reviews encouraged me to book and what a great surprise. I already had high expectations, but the room exceeded with beautiful furniture, ample seating, very comfortable queen beds and a spotless bathroom with separate toilet/shower room. Wifi reception was fine... More 

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San Diego, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My son and I stayed one night. We were expecting simply a clean, economical motel experience, but we got so much more. The front desk staff are welcoming, caring, and knowledgeable. The housekeeping staff clearly takes pride in their work; our room was immaculate, and the "toilet paper origami" was better than I've seen even in luxury hotels. Best of... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed at 7 hotels in three weeks and this was the nicest of all for the money! It was extremely clean - great location and independently owned. We would definitely stay here again. The staff was great - continental breakfast only, the only thing we would recommend they change - but also had mini putting, which we didn't do... More 

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EDIFortBragg, General Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind review. It was our pleasure to have you stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again soon! More 

Melbourne, Australia
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658 reviews 658 reviews
105 hotel reviews
456 helpful votes 456 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We lucked out as this motel is on the same road to the Pomo Bluffs park on Ocean View Drive where you have spectacular views any time of the day. The sunset here is just gorgeous. The heads, the wildlife, the dogs, the humans etc enjoy the same things. Hearing the sound of the waves crash and boil against the... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here one night. The staff were lovely, the room was clean and although it was near the main road we hardly heard the traffic and slept right through the night. Our king size bed was very comfortable. Breakfast is pastries and cereal.

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Monroe, Oregon
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 hotel reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Pleasantly surprised at the lovely room, super clean and well appointed. North Building furthest from the road is fairly quiet. Think the howling wind tonight will act like our own ambient noise machine ;-) Great service at the front desk. My husband and I traveled for years as sales reps and this would definitely been one of the places we... More 

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Eureka, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The staff was very friendly, the room what comfy and clean, and we had a blast playing mini golf. It was also a wonderful touch that the staff put a Happy Anniversary card in our room with some extra chocolates.

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Sedalia, Missouri
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62 reviews 62 reviews
25 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We usually stay at a hotel chain but could not that night. What a pleasant surprise. This very nice hotel was just great! Front desk was so friendly, it was nice and clean, beds were great. It was quiet and very reasonable on price. Would definitely stay there again when in the area! The only thing lacking was a very... More 

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California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Quality acomodations at a modest price. Stylish rooms, helpful staff, right on the money. We, also got a kick out of the mini-golf. The ones in our area have all closed and it had been years since we played.

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Hercules
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61 reviews 61 reviews
11 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

The problem with this hotel is that it is right next to a main highway. Traffic doesn't die down until about mid-night and starts up again around six in the morning. When I made the reservation, I asked for a room as far away from the highway as possible but didn't get it. Positive notes: room is clean and comfortably... More 

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EDIFortBragg, General Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your stay with us. We are so glad that you found your room clean, comfortable, and that our location made your visit enjoyable! We are so sorry that you did not get the restful sleep you deserve. Although nearly all of Fort Bragg's lodging is located on Hwy One, we are fortunate to be just... More 

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