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Surf and Sand Lodge
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1131 N. Main St., Fort Bragg, CA 95437   |  
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Ranked #2 of 22 Hotels in Fort Bragg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Excellent location, great value, super clean, will definitely return!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2011

I rented two units for 3 nights over Thanksgiving and was very happy with the accommodations. As a previous reviewer said, do not pay attention to reviews from 2010 and the first part of 2011. The hotel is under new ownership and reopened in 8/11 and it shows. The rooms are modest, but updated and spotless, with new beds and carpet. The rooms I rented were ocean view, first floor, one with 2 queens, the other a king. I could see and hear the ocean from our rooms. Both rooms had porches leading down to a path which goes for miles to the north through a state park and to the south a ten minute walk to historic downtown Fort Bragg and Glass Beach. A short walk over the bluff leads to beautiful ocean views and steps down to the beach. Our units were in a building with only three other units and felt very private. Parking was ample. Storage for bikes in hallway of building. Managers and service were great. Direct TV cable now provided. New and easy to use thermostat. Only cons - no microwave, flat screen TVs, closets (rod in nook in queen, two hooks by door in king), towels could be newer (but adequate and very clean), no continental breakfast. But excellent value for being so close to ocean - $119/night for each of our rooms! I'll definitely stay here again! My 82 year old mom, 15 year old teenage daughter, and my husband all agree they'd like to return! Would recommend Home Style Cafe and Cafe 1 in Fort Bragg for breakfast. For those who need their coffee fix, there's a Starbucks in town too.

  • Stayed November 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
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  • Cleanliness
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Oakland, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2011

Have not been to Ft Bragg for several years and was not certain where to stay. After looking at various inn locations on the internet and the AAA travel guide, we picked Surf and Sand. Glad we did. Accomodations were very nice, everything in working order, the staff was very pleasant and helpful and the ocean views from the deck were outstanding. Do not pay attention to ratings below from 2010 or early2011. The property is under new ownership and management and everything is up to snuff. P.S. The room rates are reasonable too.

Room Tip: 2nd floor rooms provide best ocean views
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2011

Excellent customer service ...excellent rooms... friendly service ...great weekend!!

  • Stayed October 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Boise Idaho
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2011

My wife and I wanted to visit the Mendocino coast again and decided to try this place on the beach because of it's proximity to the coastal trail where we could ride our bikes. What a great decision!! We rolled our bikes right out the sliding glass door onto our own private deck and 10ft later we were riding for miles, unbelievable! The rooms were clean but a little dated. The location made up for it though and the staff was as friendly as they come. We will definitely stay here the next time we venture to the coast again!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2011

I stayed at the Surf and Sand on business and was very happy with the accommodations. My room opened up to a private patio overlooking an ocean bluff. A park-like walking path is the only thing separating me from the Pacific. Great location just far away enough from Fort Bragg to be quiet, but close enough that you can walk straight into town to the Mendo Brewing company or Glass Beach. New owners were very friendly and welcoming. Next time I come, it'll be for a vacation.

  • Stayed September 2011
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2011

We had an excellent stay and the accomodations were top notch for the price. The room was super clean, the bed was comfortable and the view was stunning. The room had a refrigerator, microwave, coffee pot, flatscreen TV and fireplace. It was spacious but very cozy and it had a little deck that overlooked the boardwalk below. Easy walk to the beach and conveniently located just north of Fort Bragg about 1/2 mile. Lots of parking and the staff was courteous and professional.

I would recommend this is place to anyone and we'll definitely be going back.

Room Tip: End units are awesome!
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  • Stayed August 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Northern California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2011

Surf and Sand is now open again under the ownership of Bob Hunt, who also owns the Beachcomber south of it. It is much as it was, clean and on the beach. The beds and linens are no longer new and some things look a bit worn, but the location is great and the price is right.
Only one building with perhaps four units will accommodate dogs.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Surf and Sand Lodge

Address: 1131 N. Main St., Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Fort Bragg
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#2 Romantic Hotel in Fort Bragg
#3 Family Hotel in Fort Bragg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Surf and Sand Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
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