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Clearlake
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for one night. Location is good, easy to find right off the highway. Check in was quick and painless. Room was quiet, no highway noise at all. Only issue is that I found a used towel on the hook of the door in the bathroom-that wasn't from me or my boyfriend. In housekeeping's defense, I didn't notice it...

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Paradise, California
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I suprised my husband with a trip to fort Bragg and our favorite hotel for his 65th birthday. I arranged for their wonderful birthday package, and it was perfect. We walked into our room to balloons all over, a delicious cake, sparkling cider, and bithday tablecloth, napkins, plates, etc. Loved the look on my husbands face. The dolphin is a...

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Clearlake, California
Reviewed January 7, 2017 via mobile

We celebrate our anniversary every year by the ocean. We have stayed at this property before, and have stayed in at least 7 different rooms. Each room was always immaculately clean and the staff has always been helpful and gracious. Once there was a misunderstanding concerning our service dog in a newly refurbished handicap room, and I was furious, and...

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EDIFortBragg, Front Office Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Mr. and Mrs. Jolley, as always it was our pleasure to see you and your fur baby Gypsy. Thank you for coming to the coast and having a little visit with us at the Emerald Dolphin Inn. You actually left just in time to miss this weeks storm along California. We appreciate your kind words and that you took the...

Redwood City, California
Reviewed January 2, 2017

We had an opportunity to go away for the New Year's weekend - we knew we wanted ocean and after seeing the Central Coast area was pricier than we wanted we looked into the Fort Bragg area. On our last trip we had stayed at a property on the north end of town but found that sold out. We started...

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EDIFortBragg, Front Office Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. Glad you were able to have one of our Spa rooms to bring in the New Year. We really appreciate that you took the time to share your stay with future travelers. Hope that we will see you again soon. Happy New Year!

Cupertino, California
Reviewed January 2, 2017

Conveniently located close to Highway 1 and US 20 W. Clean rooms and Helpful front desk. We got discounted tickets to Botanical Garden! Convenient access to Coastal Trails and secluded beaches, Helpful in providing dining in Fort Bragg and Mendocino like Ravens, Mayan Fusion, Cafe Del Mar..

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EDIFortBragg, Front Office Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Emerald Dolphin Inn. Sounds like we sent you off to enjoy your time along the sea. Thank you for sharing with future travelers. We really appreciate it. Come see us again soon. Happy New Year!

Reviewed November 10, 2016

We stayed for one night as a stop over during the coastal drive. It was definitely worth the value! The inn was clean and quiet, the owner was friendly and the continental breakfast was what we wanted (oatmeal, bagels, pastry, juice, cereal). There was free wifi and cable. We would have loved to play mini golf but it was closed...

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EDIFortBragg, Owner at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We apologize that the Mini Golf was not open the days you were here. In the Winter months when the weather is inclement, the Mini Golf and Family Fun center is only open Thurs-Sundays. Of course the Mini Golf is open up to 7...

Windsor, California
Reviewed November 9, 2016

First off I must say that for the most part we enjoyed the Emerald Dolphin Inn. The desk clerk was very pleasant and the room was clean (#207). However, slept poorly and awoke with a backache and then saw that the matteress was literally sagging in the middle so badly that it touched the floor - when no one was...

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EDIFortBragg, Owner at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

We want to thank you for staying with us! We are sorry that the mattress was too soft for your liking. We do want to clarify that what you saw under the bed was the fabric of the mattress cover touching the floor, and not the mattress which sets on a bed frame and box spring. To keep our mattresses...

Sacramento, California
Reviewed October 27, 2016 via mobile

Located just south of the Noyo Bridge on Highway 1 in Fort Bragg is the Emerald Dolphin Inn. There are two, 2 story buildings (no elevators), with clean comfortable rooms, an 18 hole mini golf course and arcade. Walk just a block to the ocean bluffs and watch the surf and sunset. Close to restaurants, art galleries, shopping and Noyo...

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EDIFortBragg, Front Office Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for staying at the Emerald Dolphin Inn. We were happy to have you stay with us. Great to hear you took advantage of the coast and all of its beautiful surroundings. We hope to see you again soon.

Petaluma, CA
Reviewed October 21, 2016

The property is one of the larger ones along Fort Bragg. Multiple two story buildings on both sides of side street. We had a room on the second floor facing the mini golf. Even though located right on Hwy 1 the road noise was minimal overnight. Very helpful and pleasant check in process and simple continental breakfast in the morning....

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EDIFortBragg, Front Office Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for bringing your family to stay at the Emerald Dolphin Inn. We appreciate your review too! We look forward to having you stay again.

Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
Reviewed October 17, 2016

stayed two nights on a trip from seattle to san fransisco,found the staff friendly and helpful,room was very clean and comfortable,breakfast was a nice touch and was an ideal location for looking around the area,we would use again and recommend when in this area

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EDIFortBragg, Front Office Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Happy to hear you enjoyed your stay at the Emerald Dolphin Inn. Thank you for staying with us, we appreciate it.

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Amenities

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
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  • Breakfast included
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 Hare Creek beach and ocean cliff walking trail. Some jetted spa & fireplace suites. Complimentary continental breakfast, WIFI and many other amenities. Pet friendly rooms available. 18 hole Miniature Golf Course on site with arcade & private party room, fabulous restaurants, shops, galleries, and entertainment nearby. AAA approved- Three Diamonds Award. ... more   less 

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Address: 1211 S Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Fort Bragg
Price Range: $92 - $166 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Emerald Dolphin Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 43
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Also Known As:
Emerald Dolphin Hotel Fort Bragg
Emerald Dolphin Motel
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Fort Bragg
#5 Family Hotel in Fort Bragg
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Bragg
#6 Romantic Hotel in Fort Bragg
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“Upstairs in second building is our favorite spot.”
 of 5 bubbles sally20042017, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“ask for ocean facing room”
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“Check the mattress first”
 of 5 bubbles Trailwalker55, Nov 9, 2016 | Read review
“We chose a first-floor room for easy pet relief access.”
 of 5 bubbles Kalika611, Aug 18, 2016 | Read review
“Not sure , but wouldn't hurt to ask the staff.”
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