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“Problem with ants” 2 of 5 stars
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Ocean View Lodge
1141 N. Main Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 (Formerly Quality Inn and Suites Ocean View)   |  
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Ranked #3 of 22 Hotels in Fort Bragg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Yuba City, California
2 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Problem with ants”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2013

We should have checked this hotel's ant policy before booking. The hotel knew there was an ant problem but failed to disclose it at booking or check-in. Apparently there is a hotel policy. Per hotel management... "We are currently considering additional options and solutions. We apologize for the inconvenience but the hotel policy is not to do any discounts for ants"
We were overwhelmed with ants. They were in areas where no food had been ... including in our bed, bedside tables, dresser, and floor. If we had known about the ant problem, we would have booked elsewhere or could have taken extra precautions. They did move us to a different room the next morning, which also had ants but we were able to take extra precautions to keep them at bay. Nice hotel, staff was accommodating but this experience has left us disappointed.

Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2013

We stayed at ocean view lodge this December and a couple years ago and loved it! We love the view and it is so roomy! The staff is so friendly! We love all the trails you can walk . The man at the front desk showed us on the map they provide how to get to glass beach . They provide a mini refrigerator but not a microwave,it would have been great to have a microwave in the room.The beds were very comfortable and everything seemed clean, although not updated decor. We will be back soon!

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

We love staying here. It is right on the ocean, but most importantly, the rooms are always clean. The rooms are very spacious, and the staff very helpful. Would highly reccomend it to anyone. If I would make any suggestion at all, it would just be to have a microwave in the rooms. Every room has an awesome view, and the hotel is nice and quiet. It is our favorite place to stay in Fort Bragg.

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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 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
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El Dorado Hills, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2013

Don't let the parking lot and entrance fool you...the view is amazing! We were there celebrating our 20 year anniversary and we couldn't have picked a better place. We stayed in an upstairs king bed, fireplace with whirlpool jacuzzi tub room and we loved it. The room was very clean and I can't say enough about the view. We sat on our deck and watched the whales all day. If you like to take long walks along the oceanside this is your place!

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Modesto, California
2 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2012

I have had the pleasure of staying at the Ocean View Lodge three times now. I love this place. All rooms have a stellar view. The weather was pretty nasty when we were there, but we opted to sleep with the door open and the fireplace on, just to hear the ocean! The decor may be a little dated, but who cares? The rooms are super clean and the jacuzzi tubs offered in some rooms are almost big enough to swim laps in!! Conveniently located a short walk to a pretty private beach, and access to a great walking/running trail. The staff were all extremely friendly and more than helpful!! Just remember when it rains it brings out the ants!!! So do NOT leave any food out! Overall a very peaceful, quiet place to stay! Highly recommend!

Room Tip: Upper level, jacuzzi tub rooms!!
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  • Stayed November 2012, 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
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Richmond, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2012

I really enjoyed my vacation at the Ocean View Lodge. The staff were wonderful, the views were outstanding, and the restaurants the staff recommended were excellent. There was plenty to do, but all I did was enjoy the Ocean, eat and sleep.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Yuba City, California
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2012

nice rooms. Our problem was we bought a box of donuts the night before and left the sealed box on the dresser. In the morning, I took a donut out of the box and took a bite. When I felt something crawling on my hand, I notice the donut was covered with ants. After spitting out a mouth full of ants, I checked the dresser and noticed the entire dresser top was also covered with ants. During check out, when asked about our stay, I told her about the ant problem. I was told sugar items attract ants and Fort Bragg was a large ant hill. When I mentioned it would have been nice to had been told about the ant problem and to not leave food items out, I was told only some of the rooms have an ant problem, not all rooms. Obviously, the employees knew there was an ant problem. We have been vacationing in Fort Bragg for 30 years and have never had this problem.

Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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OceanViewLodge, Manager at Ocean View Lodge, responded to this review, December 2, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to bring the issue with ants in your room to our attention. Being located on the beautiful Ten Mile Coastal Trail occaisionally during storms native wildlife will try to find food and shelter here. We have specialists who come to our premises to keep the wildlife in their natural enviornment. We will have them pay special attention to the room you stayed in. We pride ourselves on the cleanliness of our rooms and hope you will consider staying with us again in the future.
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Additional Information about Ocean View Lodge

Address: 1141 N. Main Street, Fort Bragg, CA 95437 (Formerly Quality Inn and Suites Ocean View)
Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Fort Bragg
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Bragg
#2 Romantic Hotel in Fort Bragg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our spacious rooms are 500+ square feet, each with a spectacular 180 degree whitewater ocean view. Many of our beautiful rooms have a whirlpool and fireplace, which combined with the spectacular view make for the perfect romantic getaway. From your private balcony or patio you are only 60 yards from the ocean and access to the beach. Enjoy miles of coastline on the ten mile coastal trail and a short walk to the shops and restaurants in downtown Fort Bragg. ... more   less 
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