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2.0 of 5 Motel   |   191 South St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437   |  
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Ranked #8 of 22 Hotels in Fort Bragg
California
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Pet Friendly for sure!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2006

The hotel itself isn't fancy. It's clean and comfortable. Nice pool, plenty of places to walk your dog/pet. What makes it above average is the dog friendly environment and the friendly staff. Very warm & accommadating. The office area is cozy.

  • Liked — Pet Friendly
  • Disliked — Stuffy room. Loud neighors
  • Stayed September 2006, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rating summary
  • 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 of 5 stars
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Atlanta, Georgia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2006

Stayed here over a weekend with spouse on a package that included vouchers for 2 breakfasts ($14 for each breakfast for two) and 1 dinner ($34 for one dinner for two). Friendly front desk staff, clean large room that included a sofa and a king bed. Our balcony overlooked roof of indoor pool, so not worth sitting out there. Pool was warm and empty. Forgot our bathing suits but got 2 for a total of $35 in a souvenir shop in Mendocino.

On the package: definitely cut down our costs, but we had to add money of our own for each meal. Ate at Homestyle Cafe (in front of hotel)- good breakfast, the diner-type place for breakfast in the Skunk Train Depot- also good, and Silver's on the Wharf- expensive, but great views and seafood.

About that hum/air blowing noise some are experiencing in the rooms. I heard it while lying awake, froze in fear, and tried to figure it out. I am a scientist and after investigation have found it to be....... the mini-fridge! It makes the (quiet) noise while cycling on and off- not a big deal once you know what it is.

  • Liked — Price
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
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La Canada, California
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491 reviews 491 reviews
94 hotel reviews
Reviews in 208 cities Reviews in 208 cities
342 helpful votes 342 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2006

This motel is nothing fancy or new but it was a real comfortable accomodation at a fair price. The room was extremely clean. The management was very friendly and seemed like they really wanted to please. The motel was only two or three blocks away from the river and fisherman's wharf area. Overall, we has a very nice time here.

  • Liked — location
  • Stayed August 2006, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Durham, OR
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2006

As written by posters recently, this place is a little dated, but, compared to the Best Value inn in Crescent City, this place is a palace. Again, no air conditioning (must be an America's Best Value tradition), but, thankfully, we really didn't need it. Excellent view of the Chevron gas station and a glimpse of the ocean if you have a west facing room.

On the plus side, the room was clean and of ample size. We would probably stay here again should we find ourselves in Fort Bragg. Value is average, if a little overpriced.

Another poster mentioned something about a hum. There is a distinct sound that keeps going off intermittently. It's as though someone is blowing on an emtpy beer bottle every few seconds. Weird. Kind of sounds like an owl or mourning dove. Haven't been able to figure out what it is. I'm hopeful that we won't be able to hear it once we close the window.

There seem to be many choices of lodging in Fort Bragg. None too fancy, but if you're looking for a reasonable value, this might be the place. Now, if I could just figure out what that weird sound is...

  • Liked — Convenience
  • Disliked — Doesn't have the best views.
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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Rocklin, CA
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19 reviews 19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2006

Chose this hotel mainly because it was pet-friendly. Arrived to find two little dogs sitting on pillows in the front lobby. Check in people were very nice and friendly. Our room faced Hiway 1 (the main throughfare) and so could hear traffic thru the evening but fortunately did not bother our sleeping. The room was very clean and neat, but fixtures -- lamps, bed -- were definitely dated. Separate bathroom basin and toilet/shower...toilet/shower looked newly updated and was very clean. There was a microwave, refrigerator, but NO hair dryer. In today's era, I do expect one...but I didn't inquire at the front desk about whether they had one available. We were in a room (#121) that had an annoying hum all night long. We were fairly close to the indoor pool room, so we are guessing that was the pool ventilator fan running. Also, when people were moving around outside, or slamming doors, it was very noisy. Thin walls.

Have to mention we had an EXCELLENT breakfast at the Homestyle Cafe, which is right in front of the motel. Everything was well-prepared with no over-abundance of grease as seems to be the case in a lot of breakfast cafes. Tasted great! Highly recommend for breakfast.

Also had dinner at the Cliff House just down the road. Food was good; nice view of ocean/river inlet, but it was also dated furnishings.

  • Stayed June 2006
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Vacaville, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2006

The staff is very friendly and professional. All our needs, were taken care of with a smile. All our questions were answered, with recommendations and advice. All directions were given and shown on a map. SEABIRD LODGE is in a very convenient location. The grounds are clean, and there is ample parking. The reception area is very clean and relaxing, with lot's of maps and guides. The pool and area is very nice and clean. The room we had was spacious, and very clean. Return trips will be to the "SEABIRD LODGE". I highy recommend this Inn !

  • Stayed April 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2006

Very Pleasent staff, Very Clean and comfortable! Close to everything including law enforcement Facility. Nice Clean warm indoor pool. Will stay there again.

  • Stayed April 2006
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Americas Best Value Seabird Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 65
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