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Emerald Dolphin Inn

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1211 S Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
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  • 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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Clearlake Oaks, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

room and stay was nice, but the fridge was very noisy. We unplugged it at night and plugged it back in, in the morning. also, we wished we had a microwave in the room!!! The room was very clean and the staff was very helpful and nice.

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EDIFortBragg, Front Office Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review~we appreciate hearing from our guests! We have replaced all of our mini fridges, so the next time you stay won't be an issue:) Hope to see you soon! More 

Sacramento, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Stayed in the queen room with jacuzzi the first night, but the bed was too stiff even with the pillow top mattress. Also had smokers in room below us, so it was a rough night. I talked to Brandi the next morning and she said we should have called down to the front desk,since there is somebody on call 24... More 

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EDIFortBragg, Front Office Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

I am a little slow to respond, but am thankful for your review and so glad to hear Kim and Brandi made sure you were taken care of. We want our guests to have a restful slumber while they are here and be refreshed for their next adventure~Hope you can come stay again soon. More 

Fairfield, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

Spent the weekend in Fort Bragg for the first time. I couldn't be more happy with my choice of hotels. Excellent location, 5minutes from everything. The room was extremely clean. I had a two queen room. Plenty of room. When I return to Fort Bragg this summer I definitely will be staying here again.

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EDIFortBragg, Front Office Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Well hello there! We couldn't be more thankful for kind words-thank you! Hope you have been able to get back to the coast-be sure and watch for upcoming specials for all of the earthy treats this fall. More 

Galiano Island, Canada
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143 reviews 143 reviews
33 hotel reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 16, 2014

Didn't know where to go in Fort Bragg.....saw this joint(nothing like the pictures)....asked for upstairs room...no way. We have a poodle...dog room..ground floor..parking lot...upstairs all night the people ...don't know what they were doing...kept waking us up....could hear every sound...the manager is not telling the truth when I read the answers to the bad reviews...they say there is sound proofing....don't... More 

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EDIFortBragg, Front Office Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

We loved having you! ~Our guests, guests like you make each day feel like the inn is our home! Thank you for letting us know our guests feel like they are home too! Once again, Happiest of Anniversary's and Happy New Year-thank you for sharing your special days with us! Look forward to seeing you soon! More 

Sonoma, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2014

We stayed in the King Fireplace Jacuzzi suite for my boyfriends birthday. It was wonderful. Room was just as we expected, clean, roomy, comfortable bed, nice and good working jacuzzi. The windows opened completely so fresh air was readily available. In the office the staff was very kind, in the mornings they offered a small continental with coffee and danishes,... More 

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EDIFortBragg, Owner at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

With the busy hustle of daily life we appreciate you took the time to write a review. We would like to thank you for coming to the coast and staying with us! There is nothing like rest, relaxation and a little Birthday celebration. Thanks for celebrating at the Emerald Dolphin Inn ~ See you again soon. More 

Redondo Beach, California
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20 reviews 20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

I spent one night right before Christmas in a king room #224 on the second floor in the building across the street from the main building. The room was cozy and clean, and the bed was comfortable. The bathroom was spotless. I had a wonderful little view of the sunset over the ocean. The receptionist was very friendly and helped... More 

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EDIFortBragg, Front Office Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

It's been awhile and we just wanted to say hello. Be sure and watch for the fall specials being unleashed. Abalone Festivals,Wine and mushroom Days to mention a few. We always appreciate kind words, and just wanted to say thank you. More 

San Francisco, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2013

Perfect location to visit Fort Bragg and the surrounding area at a great price. The double-queen bed room was comfortable for two and apparently larger than the single king bed rooms. The desk staff were quite friendly and helpful. A great 1/2 mile walk down the street and you're at Pomo Bluffs: a great view of the sea and coastline... More 

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EDIFortBragg, Front Office Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

We were just going through and noticed we hadn't thanked you for your kind review. We really appreciate it-Thanks a bunch... More 

London, United Kingdom
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2013

i was a little bit apprehensive when my fiance was about to book the king size room with jacuzzi and fireplace for our weekend stay. i wasn't keen on the wallpaper and the bedding..appeared a bit frumpy. he went ahead and booked it anyway and well let me say this: the photos on their website i feel do not do... More 

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EDIFortBragg, Front Office Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Just looking at our page this evening, and believe a year has gone by so quickly! Somehow we missed your review, but I wanted to thank you for taking the time we really do appreciate it! It always makes us smile when we hear a good story too! Happy Travels~ More 

Petaluma, California, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

Very clean and spacious , we had a room with 2 queen size beds . Fridge . Nice staff . Good value :) Kids had a great time playing at arcade . Restaurants near by , pizzerias deliver .proximity to beaches and downtown

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EDIFortBragg, Front Office Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

How quickly a year passes by. Just wanted to say thanks for your review-and for staying with us-we are grateful for our local travelers... More 

Salisbury, United Kingdom
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29 reviews 29 reviews
16 hotel reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2013

Perfect one night stay while traveling south ! The hotel was very clean, very comfortable and staff friendly! I would recommend this hotel/Inn to all my friends. The hotel is on the outskirts of town with an excellent restaurant nearby! The beach is only a 10 minuet walk away.

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EDIFortBragg, Front Office Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Wow, time really does fly. Thank you for the review and choosing to stay with us while you were here. Hope the rest of your travels were great! More 

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