First-off, if you are going to stay at the Harbor Lite Lodge, get a room with a view. This is pretty-much a no-frills place. The "lite" in the name is appropriate as you could call it "Hotel Lite". I'm not bashing this place. It's probably one of the better inns in Fort Bragg. There just isn't much to it.
We got a king room with a view of the harbor, bridge and ocean. That alone was worth the price, which at $119 per night was a decent deal. The room was nice and clean. It seemed to have recently been updated. The bed was comfortable. The bathroom was good and the furnishings were in good shape. The private patio had two chairs and provided the afore-mentioned view.
A continental breakfast is offered daily in the small dining room area. The oatmeal was good. Waffles were pre-made. Other items were standard "continental" fare. There are ice machines o the property, but I did not see any vending machines. Fortunately there is a Circle K on the corner for beverages and snacks.
We stayed here for two nights to ride the Skunk Train, see the Mendocino Botanical Gardens, and the Pt. Carrillo Lighthouse. We also visited the historic downtown district on Saturday and Sunday, only to find most of the businesses closed or empty. We could have easily spent one night and still saw everything we went to Fort Bragg to see.
Other motels in this town look pretty crappy. If you are planning a trip to Fort Brag, make it an overnighter, and go ahead and stay at Harbor Lite Lodge.
TIP! "The Q" is a great little bar-b-que place located just across the bridge from the hotel. Check out my review of this place, and then grab a bite. We ate there twice!!
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