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“Clean ADA accessible room” 4 of 5 stars
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Emerald Dolphin Inn
1211 S Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437   |  
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Ranked #13 of 22 hotels in Fort Bragg
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“Clean ADA accessible room”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Stay here for one night. Reasonable rates.Clean room with ok bath. ADA room set apart from rest of rooms . Small Fridge but No microwave. Usual continental breakfast fare. Took back to room to eat. Friendly staff and we were able to purchase our tickets for the Skunk Train at a discount .

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4 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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San Jose, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
20 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012

The inn is right by the highway but the way it situated the noise wasn't real bad. The room itself was in very good condition, good size, clean, nicely decorated, with a good mattress. The breakfast was very skimpy, basically a true continental breakfast of pastries & coffee, with the addition of oatmeal & cereal. Ok as long as you know not to expect more. The problem was the breakfast bar is very small and is in the small lobby. Items are situated so it is hard for more than one or two people to get their items as one time. This created quite a traffic jam and was rather unpleasent on the weekend. It was also hard for the staff (of just the desk clerk, I guess) too keep the items stocked, & we got the last two trays (trays are necessary since there is no breakfast room. The small breakfast room wasn't a big deal on the much less crowded weekday we were there. I'd be willing to stay there again but I wouldn't make a point of it. When you can get a weekday special of $59 or so it is probably a good value, but the weekend rate of $135 was ridiculous. I think you could get better values elsewhere.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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San Ramon, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2012

We stayed in a room across the street from main building. King bed average size. Room seemed recently redone. Fresh paint and wall paper Bath area tiny with tub/shower combo and toilet very very small all new fixtures very clean. Dressing area seperate with large marble top and sink. Overall room nice ,small but very workable. Had coffee pot and small fridge. Free wifi worked on and off hubby not very happy with that service.Good value tru Groupon included tickets to Mendo Botanical Gardens. Pkg included free mini golf but closed for winter hours the two days we were there. No sub offered. Dessert or appetizer at local restaurant would have been a nice touch since it was in the pkg. Continental breakfast was vvvvvvery sparce. Pkg oatmeal ,cold cereal, TTTTTTTiny sweet rolls. Fruit maybe apples,bananas or oranges or maybe bagles,muffins or toast would have been nice. Super 8 offers that.Would we go back. Perhaps on a good pkg deal and bring my own fruit or yogart.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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St. Helena, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The room had a very strange odor! Had to buy air freshers. The coffee maker did not heat water,so we had to walk across the street to the office to get hot water! No microwave in a 3 star hotel? We were told there was mini golf at the hotel but no pool. The mini golf was not included in the price of the room. The price for the room was double the normal price because of the holiday. Not very impressed.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2012

We stayed here for three nights and couldn't have been happier. It was very clean, affordable, and was easy to get in/out of from the main road. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We purchased our Skunk Train tickets through the hotel and received a very good discount on them. The only minor issues we had was that there was no microwave in the room, the continental breakfast was very basic, and the placement of the mini fridge continually caused us to bump our head on the clothes rack near it. These are minor issues, however, and for the value and cleanliness, we will certainly stay here again in the future.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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New Jersey, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2012

What a dissapointment this hotel is. The rooms are so small that the kitchen area, bathroom sink and closet are all together. The window looks directly into where the bed is so you can't leave the blinds open and the room is so dark it is hard to see the clothes in the suitcase. It is clean and our room was cheap, but you get what you pay for. We will never stay here again.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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EDIFortBragg, Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review, August 15, 2012
If you look at our website, you will notice that the Emerald Dolphin Inn has many different rooms with a variety of price points. The coziest, or smallest room we offer is also our most affordable room. Each room is adorned with both a sheer and a black out curtain so that the guest may choose a light and airy room with privacy, or complete darkness. If we were made aware that this guest was unhappy with their room choice, we would have been happy to upgrade to a more spacious room. It is always our goal to make each and every guest feel comfortable and at home.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012 via mobile

I liked this hotel. Staff was very nice and room, bet, shower were very clean. I recomend to friend.
If you want to have ocean view, this would not be recomend. That said, if an ocean view is what youre after, you are not far from the beach- take a walk or quick ride.

  • Stayed July 2012
    • 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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Additional Information about Emerald Dolphin Inn

Address: 1211 S Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Fort Bragg
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Green Hotel in Fort Bragg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of the newest Inns on the Coast, Emerald Dolphin's guest rooms bring luxurious comfort, gracious hospitality, and first class service to the Mendocino Coast. Located within walking distance to the Ocean Bluffs. Some jetted spa & fireplace suites. Complimentary continental breakfast, WIFI and many other amenities. Pet friendly rooms available. 18 hole Miniature Golf Course, fabulous restaurants, shops, galleries, and entertainment nearby. AAA approved- Three Diamonds Award. ... more   less 
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