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Emerald Dolphin Inn & Mini Golf

1211 S Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-5312
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#4 of 22 hotels in Fort Bragg
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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 with advance notice. Onsite you will find a family hair salon, 18 hole Miniature Golf Course, family fun center with arcade & private party room. You will also find fabulous restaurants, shops, galleries, beaches, parks, Skunk Train, Botanical Gardens, and theater nearby. AAA approved- Three Diamonds Award.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Game room
Children's television networks
Indoor play area for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Snack bar
Vending machine
Mini golf
Aerobics offsite
Canoeing offsite
Taxi service
Meeting rooms
Gift shop
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor furniture
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Dining area
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Sofa bed
Whirlpool bathtub
VIP room facilities
Clothes rack
Laptop safe
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Flatscreen TV
iPod docking station
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
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cntrhodes wrote a review Nov 2020
Colorado14 contributions
The staff and proprietor were friendly and helpful. Room was nice and clean and much quieter than we expected. King room with in room hot tub and fireplace. Nice perk is a round of free mini gold with your stay! Restaurants nearby are limited.
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Date of stay: November 2020
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Ari H wrote a review Sep 2020
Visalia, California4 contributions
The staff was super friendly and helpful. The room was spacious and comfortable. Plenty of towels and toilet paper(BIG DEAL!) for a party of 3 adults and 1 kid. Beds were comfortable and clean. Pillows were soft. All in all a great place to stay. Serious pros: Comfy bed, spacious room, fans in the room as well as ac, easy outlet access, regular room had plenty of wheelchair mobility space. Cons: Nothing super notable. The upstairs tenant was a little heavy footed, and they slammed doors, but that has more to do with curtesy than the hotel.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled with family
Response from , General Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn & Mini Golf
Responded Sep 13, 2020
Thank you so much for the lovely review. We are so glad you slept so well and found your room to your liking! We do hope to see you again very soon.
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Jordana F wrote a review Aug 2020
Scotts Valley, California3 contributions
The hotel looks nice and the room was clean. However, due to what they said were Covid restrictions, there was no microwave in the room (so my son was unable to have his dinner the first night), and there was no breakfast offered, not even a to-go package. Our room did not have any coffee, although there was a coffee maker, which made it difficult to get started in the mornings. The room was smaller than other hotels in its class, and we were surrounded on one side by loud families with crying children, and on the other side by the strong smell of weed being smoked by our neighbor. The room was pet-friendly, but there were no grassy areas for pets. For the full price that was charged, it was not worth staying here in terms of what we got in return.
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Date of stay: August 2020
Room Tip: There may be another building with rooms that are quieter than where our room was; this might be...
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Response from , General Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn & Mini Golf
Responded Aug 30, 2020
We apologize Jordana that we did not meet your expectations. Right on our property, we have a large grassy field for dog walking and just a short stroll will take you to the water's edge. Due to Covid-19, our breakfast buffet and microwave is temporarily unavailable, but we hope to have this available again soon. We note this on our website, confirmation letter, and upon check in. We do apologize if you missed that information. We offer coffee to go at check in. We also let you know that if there is anything you may need during your stay, you are always welcome to call the front desk and we are happy to deliver to your room. We were unaware that you were in need of these items, as well as any issues around you. We are here 24 hours a day for your convenience, and a simple, quick phone call to our front desk would have solved all your issues within a few minutes time.
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barfiemermaid wrote a review Aug 2020
Costa Mesa, California115 contributions37 helpful votes
We got the last room in the area. Check-in is through a small window like a take out window. Due to covid, once you check in, no one comes into your room until you leave and there is a 2 night minimum. We checked in and realized they hadn't given us towels so we had to ask. You are asked to take out your own trash. The ADA room was tight but we made the best of it, only being there to sleep. There are so many beautiful sights in the area, we were constantly out. Beds were comfy.
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Date of stay: July 2020
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Check that the window is closed as they open it to air out the room.
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Response from , General Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn & Mini Golf
Responded Aug 28, 2020
Thank you for staying with us. We are so happy that we had a room available for you on a busy night. All of the rooms have towels, and toiletries for your use. However, if and when you need additional items, we are always happy to provide them upon request. The contactless window is a great way to keep our guests safe, and we are working with our County to make sure that we do our part to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Thank you again, and we are so glad you had a good nights sleep and enjoyed the beautiful surroundings that Fort Bragg offers.
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Dorsie B wrote a review Jul 2020
Stockton, California1 contribution
Love this hotel! Very quiet and the room was very nice. The bed was extra comfy. Very friendly staff and the mini golf was fun too! We will definitely stay here again the next time we visit beautiful Fort Bragg and the Mendocino coast!!!
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Date of stay: July 2020
Room Tip: would recommend the room with the king bed with the fireplace and jacuzzi tub
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Response from , General Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn & Mini Golf
Responded Aug 28, 2020
Thank you so much Dorsie! We love that you love our hotel! Can't wait to see you again.
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$101 - $180 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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Frequently Asked Questions about Emerald Dolphin Inn & Mini Golf
Which popular attractions are close to Emerald Dolphin Inn & Mini Golf?
Nearby attractions include Noyo Beach (0.3 miles) and Noyo Fish Company (0.3 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Emerald Dolphin Inn & Mini Golf?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
Which room amenities are available at Emerald Dolphin Inn & Mini Golf?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Emerald Dolphin Inn & Mini Golf?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a snack bar during their stay.
Is parking available at Emerald Dolphin Inn & Mini Golf?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Emerald Dolphin Inn & Mini Golf?
Conveniently located restaurants include David's Deli, Sea Pal Cove Restaurant, and Princess Seafood Market & Deli.
Are pets allowed at Emerald Dolphin Inn & Mini Golf?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Emerald Dolphin Inn & Mini Golf?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to Emerald Dolphin Inn & Mini Golf?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Kelley House Museum (8.2 miles).
Is Emerald Dolphin Inn & Mini Golf accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.