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Americas Best Value Seabird Lodge
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   191 South St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437   |  
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Ranked #9 of 22 Hotels in Fort Bragg
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5 reviews
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“Lovely Motel”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

Wonderful room with very comfortable beds and pillows. Clean and nice rooms with refrigerator. Don't be disappointed if you get an upstairs room as our 2nd floor room had a very nice outdoor balcony with patio chairs, from which you had a view of the ocean. Not exactly up close but a view nonetheless. I was completely surprised, as when we booked the room we had no idea we would be this close to the ocean. It was a wonderful surprise. Great place for a great price. Highly recommend.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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seabirdlodge, Owner at Americas Best Value Seabird Lodge, responded to this review, September 7, 2012
Thanks for the nice review! We have 17 rooms that have a distant ocean view. When booking with us request an upstairs west facing room. You'll get a view at no additional cost! Remember these rooms are "first come first serve". Hope tro see you again soon.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2012

This hotel is a great place to stay, great value, extremely clean, staff is very friendly ! You can't beat it for the money and location. Plenty of restaurants in the area and easy access to the ocean. There is a pool and spa on site

  • Stayed August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank BrendaGailPlai
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seabirdlodge, Owner at Americas Best Value Seabird Lodge, responded to this review, August 28, 2012
Thanks for taking the time to post your review of the Seabird. I'm happy that you enjoyed your stay. I whole heartedly agree with you concerning our staff -- each of them is very friendly--we have the best !!! Enjoying our pool and hot tub is a great way to end a fun day on the Mendocino Coast. See you again soon.
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Fairfield, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2012

We are just finishing up a trip to Fort Bragg. The top places on tripadvisor were not available - so we decided to try the Seabird Lodge because we were bringing our dog. We knew we had not booked the Ritz - so our expectations were met. The people at the front desk are very pleasant and make the lobby homey and pleasant. There were a variety of muffins, coffee, juice, and yogart in the morning that were all quite pleasant. Our dog was welcome and was not given a second look once we arrived. The room was basic, but comfortable. There was a refrigerator and microwave in the room. My children liked that they had a wide variety of tv channels, including Disney and had free WI FI. The room got a little stuffy, even with the weather being cool. Luckily they did have a fan in the room and opening the window helped. The pool and spa were also pleasant. It is not a place to jump up and down about and get all excited - but felt pleasant and safe. It doesn't have a view, but is definately close to everything and easy to find.

Probably the only negatives were some rude people who were staying at the motel, including a person who had a large dog they didn't put on a leash that scared my dog and children, a person who parked so close to my car that I couldn't get into my car through the driver's side - even though there was ample parking, two men who started a loud conversation about surfing around 4:00 in the morning outside my door, and two men on motorcycles who reved their cycles for ten minutes vibrating the building around 7:30 a.m. But that is not the motel's fault. Luckily tonight it is quiet - they must have all left!

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars
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seabirdlodge, Owner at Americas Best Value Seabird Lodge, responded to this review, August 28, 2012
Glad you enjoyed your stay at the Seabird. Sorry the early birds were not respectful of you and our other guests. Hope to see you on a future visit to the Mendocino Coast.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2012

Enjoyed ourselves here at the Seabird. We even stayed an extra night. The room was very spacious, and exceptionally clean, every day. The house keeping does an outstanding job. The room has refrigerator and microwave. The TV though old box type had all the channels plus HBO. They have the best Blueberry muffins, and there was a corn, pepper and green onion one that at first I wasn't sure about, but it also was good. We used the pool and spa everyday, and most the time had it to ourselves. Good place to stay.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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seabirdlodge, Owner at Americas Best Value Seabird Lodge, responded to this review, August 12, 2012
The Mendocino Coast has so much to see and do--glad you were able to stay the extra day to enjoy more of our little piece of Heaven!!! Thanks for the nice review-- I'll pass on your coments to our great staff. The cheddar/green onion muffins are a little different and certainly have a following. I made cherry/white chocolate, lemon poppyseed, chocolate/chocolate chip and bran/zucchini for this weekend. Hope to see you again soon.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

Not bad for one or two nights. The hotel is located close to everything and the staff was polite and friendly. Room was clean and comfortable although the exterior of the building was in need of maintenance (a bit of sea air rust on the doors and walkway carperting was loose). Nice lobby with homemade muffins & juice/coffee in the morning. Indoor pool & hot tub were OK. Old fashion "fob" door key was interesting....I forgot to turn it in when I left as I had it on my key ring not to lose it.

Not too many other hotels in Fort Bragg to chose from.

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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank John G
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seabirdlodge, Owner at Americas Best Value Seabird Lodge, responded to this review, August 12, 2012
Glad you enjoyed your stay at the Seabird. Thanks for the compliments to our great housekeeping staff. They are all great!!! I enjoy making the muffins for our breakfast--glad you enjoyed them. Hope to see you next time you visit the coast.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

I stayed here as a kid and now as an adult. I think this place is great! I mean, you have WiFi Internet - that is fast, by the way! - a refrigerator and microwave in the room, a hairdryer (if you need one), a decent breakfast in the morning, staff is friendly, laundry available onsite, an AMAZING indoor pool and hot tub, and they're pet friendly! What more could you want?!? Plus, the price is very reasonable. I was pleasantly surprised to get a room on July 3rd (right before the 4th mind you!) for just $79 plus tax!

I really don't understand what people are talking about when they say this place is dirty. I'm sitting in my room right now, and everything looks very clean! It may be an older hotel, but that's also why it's affordable. You get a lot for what you pay for! I've stayed other places in Fort Bragg, but this is becoming a must-stay for me when I'm in the area. Love, love, LOVE the pool and spa area! Stay here before people realize what a hidden gem this is!

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars
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2 Thank Andrea W
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, Owner at Americas Best Value Seabird Lodge, responded to this review, July 5, 2012
Thanks for taking time to post a review. We're glad you enjoyed your stay and we hope to see you again soon.
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San Pedro - CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

Was in Bonneville for the SNWRF and there was no hotels or motels available in 50 miles and if vacant, the customer service desk was locked with no one in sight after 9pm in exception of a few which include this hotel.
Offered excellent services, comfy beds, quite place, hospitable staff, and very affordable.

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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Caleb S
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, Owner at Americas Best Value Seabird Lodge, responded to this review, June 28, 2012
I am glad the reviewer had a great stay somewhere near Bonneville. When you visit the beautiful Mendocino coast please stay at the Seabird Lodge.
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Address: 191 South St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
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Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Fort Bragg
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #9 of 22 Hotels in Fort Bragg
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Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Seabird Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 65
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