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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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Surrey, Canada
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“Not A Bad Place”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2014

A good little place to stay for the price, friendly staff, we watched the sunset over the water from our room even though the ocean a not right in front of the hotel, having homemade muffins and fresh coffee from the lobby was great.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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seabirdlodge, Owner at Americas Best Value Seabird Lodge, responded to this review, October 23, 2014
Glad that you enjoyed your stay. Our second floor west facing rooms have distant ocean views--we have 17. These are available on a first come first served basis. Request one of these when booking at 800 345 0022. I enjoy making the muffins for our guests. Always at least four varieties from which to choose. Among the favorites are chocolate/chocolate chip, lemon poppy seed, bran/zucchini, raspberry/white chocolate and the all time fave--blueberry!
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  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Northern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

There are dog-friendly hotels...and then there's the Seabird Lodge. They don't just "accept" nonhuman travelers, they welcome them with open arms and cuddles as though they're long lost pals. Karen and Lori are as gracious, friendly, and helpful as can be, running the front desk and lobby like they're your home away from home.

Seabird is an older hotel, and there are many on the coast that are newer and much fancier. But this one is clean and comfortable, with prices among the lowest in the area. The rooms are immaculate, the bed is comfortable (with lots of pillows), and the in-room refrigerator, microwave, and coffee maker make it easy to settle in (with great food from Harvest Market just around the corner). On foggy nights the heater does a great job without a noisy fan.

For price-conscious travelers, you really can't do better. Seabird Lodge offers everything you need and more.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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seabirdlodge, Owner at Americas Best Value Seabird Lodge, responded to this review, October 23, 2014
Thanks for the glowing review! Lorie and Karen are tops aren't they! Glad that you enjoyed your stay. Hope to see you again soon.
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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

My boyfriend and I stayed here for two nights and it was comfortable. The staff was friendly and knowledgable of the attractions and restaurants. The room was nice and very comfortable and so was the bed. The pool and hot tub were amazing, especially after a massage. :)

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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seabirdlodge, Owner at Americas Best Value Seabird Lodge, responded to this review, August 14, 2014
Thanks for posting a review of the Seabird. Affordable and friendly ...that's the Seabird. Glad that you enjoyed your stay. Next time you visit the Mendocino Coast remember the Seabird...800 345 0022. See you soon.
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Chico, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We stayed here one night this last weekend. It was a great value, especially compared to prices I was seeing. It wasn't as fancy as other places, but it got the job done. They love dogs here, which is awesome to see. There was a heated pool and jacuzzi, which was great on a chilly overcast afternoon. The room was good sized with a fridge and microwave. Everything was nice and clean, and the bed was quite comfortable. We didn't have any noise issues. There isn't a wall unit for heating and air, but they had a big table fan in the "closet", which worked well for me. There's a hair dryer and a coffee maker as well. In the morning there's tasty local muffins and yogurt available. I also signed up for the free Best Value club which saved me ten to fifteen dollars for the night.

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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seabirdlodge, Owner at Americas Best Value Seabird Lodge, responded to this review, August 14, 2014
Thanks for the nice review. The indoor pool and hot tub are very popular with our guests. The perfect place to relax after a day of fun activities on the coast. Hope to see you again soon. Spread the word. 800 345 0022
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2014

We found ourselves in Fort Bragg one Friday evening and without accommodations and looking online we found only a few options that were extremely overpriced in my opinion. I was willing to spend $100 a night but the cheapest one I found was $170 and didn't even look that nice. So we decided to just drive through town and check in with places that had a vacancy, since several didn't. We came across this and the Motel 8 we decided to check here first and they had a room that had a microwave and a mini fridge. There was free coffee, tea and hot chocolate in the lobby and in the morning they had yogurt, juice, and homemade muffins by the owner, who also owns the chocolate shop in town. We saw so many pets here and inquired about it and it os only $10 cleaning fee to have your pet stay here too! When I asked their response was "you have a pet you didn't bring?!" LOL I said we weren't sure of our plans or where we'd end up but I know now I can bring him. They have a wall of past pet visitors on the wall and even have a lab mix in the office. They take them from tea cup size to mini horses is what they lady said. So large and small bring them all is the motto. The room was very clean and well equipped, the buildings are two story and we had a nice private room in the back building overlooking an empty lot so no headlights in the windows and didn't even hear any cars from where we were. They have a pool and spa and there is a cafe located right out front. I am reality glad we found this place $99 a night and lots of good advice on what to do in the area. I will be back and next time I might bring Jak (my 90lb Lab).

  • Stayed August 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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seabirdlodge, Owner at Americas Best Value Seabird Lodge, responded to this review, August 14, 2014
Thanks for posting a review of the Seabird. Glad that you enjoyed your stay. Our staff is great, I agree. Friendly people and friendly rates. Spread the word. Thanks.
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Soulsbyville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

I needed a nice, quiet, comfortable lodging for me, my partner and our furry family member. The Seabird Lodge was all that and more. Lorie the manager took us in hand, got us the right room for our needs and Karen waited for us until late into the night. Pet friendly is not the word for it. My dog was treated like a princess!
This is a older Motel, but it is so nicely maintained you wouldn't know it. Soft, comfy towels, soft sheets. Nice little refrigerator and Microwave in the room. Great tasting coffee and tea. Muffins for breakfast, freshly made by Fort Bragg's Chocolate Factory. Was nice to relax in the hot tub and swim in the covered pool. The Home Style Cafe in front of the motel has a good Breakfast and lunch. What is really nice is: they don't price gouge you. Extremely wonderful staff. Stayed 5 nights, would love to just live there.

Room Tip: Ground floor rooms have fenced patio. Rooms are spacious
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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seabirdlodge, Owner at Americas Best Value Seabird Lodge, responded to this review, July 26, 2014
Thank you so much for the glowing review!!! Glad we met all of your expectations. The indoor pool and hot tub are favorites of our guests. I agree wholeheartedly Lorie and Karen are great--they each do their best to assure that every guest's needs are met. Next time here on the Mendocino Coast remember the Seabird Lodge--Friendly people and Friendly rates. See you again soon.
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Livingston, Texas
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014

The SeaBird is one of the older hotels as are most of them in this area. Out door entrances, non-smoking rooms, pet friendly. We found our room was deeply saturated in deodorizer which leads me to believe the non-smoking is not firm. Room was quiet and dark for sleeping. We stayed two nights with bike parked outside and it was ok. the price of over $100/nite was steep, but i think it was in line with the going rates of the area. Indoor pool was constantly crowded with kids who also filled the hot tub, so we didn't venture into that. Diner on the corner from hotel was fabulous. Took over 30 minutes to get served but we snatched the last table and everyones order was ahead of ours. SeaBird wasn't a bad place, just wasn't a good place either!

Room Tip: Upstairs so you don't hear everyone walking on the floor above you!
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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seabirdlodge, Owner at Americas Best Value Seabird Lodge, responded to this review, July 19, 2014
Thanks for taking the time to post a review of the Seabird. Our indoor pool and hot tub--there are just a few here on the Coast--are very popular, great places to relax after a day exploring our spectacular part of the world. As you noted there are lots of kids enjoying the pool during summer vacation. After school starts in the fall the pool is a much quieter and relaxing experience for adults. The restaurant on the corner--The Homestyle Cafe--is great! It has been operated by the same person for 20 plus years. The Homestyle is regarded as having the best breakfast in Fort Bragg. We agree.
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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
Hotel Style:
#9 Romantic Hotel 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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