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Penryn
Reviewed June 16, 2015

This is the first time we have stayed here .Located on highway 1. Very friendly and professional staff. They ask/tell you there is a $100.00 fee charged to your credit card in case anything disappears from the room, this is not metioned until check in, but I have seen this in other Hotels. The room was large, VERY clean, and...

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

Carolyn, thank you for staying with us and for your review. We really are thankful that our guests share their experiences. It's a great tool for us to evaluate things. Our guests are important to us, so thank you.

Nevada City, California
Reviewed June 10, 2015

My husband, myself and dog Moe visited the Emerald Dolphin in Ft. Bragg, CA for a couple of nights and found it to be super clean and located really close to the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and the Wharf. We found a couple of good dog friendly restaurant options near by. Silvers at the Wharf was nice seafood and we...

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

I couldn't agree with you more. We love when our guests can bring their pets and go to places they love. We also have a wonder "Pet Au Pair" that will pet sit if you choose to go somewhere that isn't pet friendly while you are here. We appreciate the review and thank you for choosing the Emerald Dolphin Inn...

Chico, California
Reviewed June 4, 2015

This is the 5th time we have stayed with the Emerald Dolphin Inn. It has become like a home away from home! We just love it and this time we walked right behind the Mini golf clubhouse and out to a gorgeous beach! It was soooo easy, clean, and very uncrowded. There were some surfers who provided some excellent entertainment!...

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EDIFortBragg, General Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Jessie for taking the time to let people know how you feel about us! We certainly appreciate you too!! It is always a pleasure and we hope to see you again real soon!

Cupertino, Santa Clara
Reviewed June 2, 2015 via mobile

This hotel was Pet friendly although I advise people to book ahead and let them know you have a Pet since they have special rooms for pets only. (Bowls&biscuits) Property was nice and had a great run around for your dogs also a walk to the beach. Breakfast was just pastries... At least they had something for you on the...

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

We love that our guests get to bring their fur babies with them. Traveling can be stressful and we want our guests and their pets to feel the comfort of home. Glad that we could accommodate you. Thank you for sharing your experience. We'd love to see you again soon.

Lincoln, California
Reviewed May 30, 2015

My friend and I planned a week long get away on the coast. Our stay was fantastic!! The beds were comfortable, the front desk staff and house keeping were friendly/informative/exceptional, the room was very nice and clean. We weren't bothered by any noise and had a restful sleep every night. I felt we got a very good deal for the...

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

Thank you so much for your kind words! We truly enjoyed visiting with you both over your week long trip with us! We are so happy you had an amazing vacation!! It was sincerely our pleasure and we hope to see you again very soon.

Mountain View, California
Reviewed May 27, 2015

Very nice location, close to the ocean. Close to the shops (Harvest market, pizza place etc.), close to the reastaurants (Silvers is good). The room was wery small. It's very close to highway and that's why it gets very noisy.

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

It was our pleasure to have you stay with us! It is wonderful that you enjoyed your stay with us and we appreciate your comments. We have many room types here at the Emerald Dolphin. The coziest single queen rooms, like the room you enjoyed, is our smallest room and in turn, the most economical. These few rooms also sit...

Walnut, California, USA
Reviewed May 27, 2015

3rd year in a row to stay here, rooms reasonable price, clean, w/Keurig/refrigerator/continental breakfasts. free pee-wee golf. Motocross riders very loud at night and in a.m. Wedding party upstairs rowdy. I realize that the motel can't control their guests, but makes for nights w/very little sleep.

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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 that you enjoyed your room and deeply apologize if anyone disturbed your sleep. It is our number one goal to ensure that every guest has a comfortable and quiet nights sleep every single time they stay with us. We are fortunate that disturbances are very rare, but in...

Haworth, Oklahoma
Reviewed May 26, 2015 via mobile

We have stayed here several times in different rooms & have had a great time each & every stay. The rooms are clean & fresh & the beds are super comfy. The front desk staff is always friendly & give great advice for eating options. Plus the mini golf is really fun!

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

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so happy that you enjoyed your time here with us and it was our pleasure to provide you with all those amazing things to do here in Fort Bragg. There is so much to do, I'm sure you wish you had more time! It was so nice to meet you...

Atlanta, Georgia
Reviewed May 21, 2015

I enjoy staying at Locally owned hotels when I can find a good one on Trip Advisor. The Emerald Dolphin reviews encouraged me to book and what a great surprise. I already had high expectations, but the room exceeded with beautiful furniture, ample seating, very comfortable queen beds and a spotless bathroom with separate toilet/shower room. Wifi reception was fine...

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

Chuck, Thank you for the review and the kind words. Thank you for giving us a try! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the coast. Hope to see you again soon.

San Diego, California
Reviewed May 18, 2015

My son and I stayed one night. We were expecting simply a clean, economical motel experience, but we got so much more. The front desk staff are welcoming, caring, and knowledgeable. The housekeeping staff clearly takes pride in their work; our room was immaculate, and the "toilet paper origami" was better than I've seen even in luxury hotels. Best of...

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

Dear Catherine, I certainly enjoyed our morning chat over coffee and our children. I hope that you and your son enjoyed your summer adventure. Thank you for sharing your experience, and we appreciate your lodging with us. Hope to see you again soon. Happy Travels.

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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 

Additional Information about Emerald Dolphin Inn

Address: 1211 S Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437
Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Fort Bragg
Price Range: $93 - $167 (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
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#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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