We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Enjoyable Location” 4 of 5 stars
Review of Harbor Lite Lodge

Best prices for your stay
Enter dates for best prices
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 1 more site!
Save
You added Harbor Lite Lodge to your Saves list
Harbor Lite Lodge
120 North Harbor Drive, Fort Bragg, CA 95437   |  
  |  
Hotel website
  |  
  |  
Hotel amenities
Ranked #7 of 22 Hotels in Fort Bragg
Hayward, California
1 review
“Enjoyable Location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

The lodge is perched on a bluff overlooking a working harbor, with boats coming and going and not noisy for our stay (Not all rooms have a view, so inquire). Our reception was attentive, the rooms clean and well kept (not older or rundown), and the beds were also very comfortable. The the location very convenient for exploring up and down the coast. The breakfast was "standard", which means plenty of the usual options, and nicely with indoor and outdoor seating possibilities. Definitely less expensive the Mendocino; we'll be back.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

130 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    53
    53
    16
    4
    4
See reviews for
26
62
3
Business
0
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (36)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Any
English first
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2014

We decided last moment to spend my wife's birthday at Mendocino and ended up calling and booking it at ~8:30pm Friday night for a 1-night stay on Sat. Unfortunately, I woke up with extreme upper back pain next day morning, rushed to the chiropractor, and was strictly advised against a ~4hr drive. I called up instantly and canceled the booking at ~8am Sat apart from sending the medical docs. I was still charged the cancellation fee (given a future credit instead). I understand policies, etc. but I assumed that this personally owned business would be reasonable and humanitarian. It was less than 12 hr turn around time including overnight. So while I will definitely visit Mendocino sometime soon, I am never going to book at this place again.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
JSH120, Owner at Harbor Lite Lodge, responded to this review, August 5, 2014
What this reviewer failed to mention was that the cancellation fee is $25/night and we offered them a $25 credit toward a future stay within one year's time.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Contributor
12 reviews 12 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

This was a greatplace to stay after my sons football game. Staff was friendly and the rooms were very clean. The view of the harbor was nice. Room was spacious enough for family of 4. Will book this place again if we head back to the area!

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Rio Vista CA
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

Weary from driving, my husband took the first turn after the bridge into Ft. Bragg. From what we found, we were very glad we did. Even though we didn't have a reservation, the staff at the front desk was friendly, pleasant, prompt, and helpful. Grounds and the room were immaculate. We enjoyed the gas fireplace in our room and especially the balcony overlooking the harbor. For dinner at one of the many restaurants on the wharf below the lodge, the short drive was quick and convenient. The complimentary continental breakfast was as good as and better than most. And I was pleased to find a computer available for guest use (at no charge). All in all, a great value, especially with AAA discount.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Union City, California
Senior Contributor
47 reviews 47 reviews
13 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Away from the expensive accommodation of Mendocino but with all the charm . Management attentive and caring. Rooms sparkling clean and spacious.Complimentary breakfast more than adequate and freshly prepared. Spacious car park and well lit. Exterior inviting and matched by the greeting at the Reception desk. A good place to explore the area. Will most certainly use it again and again.

Room Tip: Rooms with a view are outstanding.
See more room tips
  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 4
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Williams
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

Wonderful and luxurious. I want to stay here all summer!

Some minor things:
My fiance didn't like the TV because it didn't get very many channels. This is fine with me though because I don't often watch TV .
There are two rooms in the hotel that are for guests who smoke. If you are a non-smoker, you might want to ask to not be next to those rooms since you can smell the smoke from the balcony.

No hot eggs or bacon for breakfast. There are hard boiled eggs though. Also waffles, oatmeal, and other good breakfast items.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 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
Was this review helpful? Yes 1
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Guys Mills, Pennsylvania, Usa
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

We arrived late in the evening. Our rooms were ready and we had the AARP discount. We were given extra towels and washclothes. We had a view of the Harbor but were not there long enough in the morning to enjoy it. Our only problem in the room had to do with the electricity. We went into the bathroom and while we were there, the lights went out leaving us in total darkness. This happened several times. At first we thought someone in the room accidently hit the switch - not so. We reported it to management the next morning. It also had been reported the previous day and they didn't get it fixed. Oatmeal for breakfast was very good. There were several other options available.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
Was this review helpful? Yes 2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
JSH120, Owner at Harbor Lite Lodge, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
We apologise for the inconvinience and potentially dangerous situation. The problem was reported previously and we could not reproduce the reported problem.

After this guests stay, we had an electrical contractor come in and inspect the fixture and the switch. Although they also could not reproduce the problem, they suggested changing the switch. We did that and have not had a recurrance.

I'm sure we adjusted the guests rate to reflect the unresolved issue, but I encourage the guest to contact us if they do not feel it was sufficient or it was overlooked.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
mm/dd/yyyy mm/dd/yyyy
Price Your Stay

Been to Harbor Lite Lodge? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Harbor Lite Lodge

Address: 120 North Harbor Drive, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Phone Number:
Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Fort Bragg
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#7 Romantic Hotel in Fort Bragg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 78
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Booking.com, Priceline and Odigeo so you can book your Harbor Lite Lodge reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
The Harbor Lite Hotel Fort Bragg
Harbor Lite Hotel

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Harbor Lite Lodge, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.