Arrived in Ft Bragg w/o reservations about 9Pm after a long day of driving and touring the redwood country. Drove the length of Main Street (Highway 1), located a few with no vacancy. Returned to the north end and settled on Surf and Sand. Prop. indicated we were in luck and got the last room, but the only one available was a king suite, with jacuzzi, $195, but due to the hour, $175. After viewing the room, we took it. A little above our budget, but didn’t like the prospects of driving around town looking for a room. From what I can see, rooms on the ocean start around that 200 range up and down the coast. Due to the hour of our arrival, we missed the sunset, but neighbors later told us it was spectacular.
Rooms are arranged in 5 plex two story buildings. Our building was very quiet. Room was very nice, upstairs, with a balcony and a direct view to the ocean and sunsets across a green belt. No one could see into the room, from any direction. Bike and walking path right behind the room. Fireplace, fridge, large jacuzzi with shower over, open to the bedroom. Newer feeling, very clean. Prop. was very friendly and helped with dinner suggestions when asked. We settled on Silvers, at the harbor, a great choice reviewed elsewhere. Room was large, clean, bed was comfortable with extra blankets; but room came up short on some little touches. Like styrofoam cups for the coffee, plastic wrapped plastic cups for water. Coffee maker in room, but no breakfast available. Office is closed from about 10 PM, though that night he was open until about 11.
Asked prop. about wifi after check it; didn’t think to ask before. Road weary. Said didn’t have it, but feel free to use one of the systems up on the motels on either side of Surf and Sand. No code needed. Signal was weak and intermittent; basically unreliable. Not right to not have wifi, poach on the neighbor, then the neighbor’s signal is inadequate. This is the major reason for the weak rating. If you don’t have to have internet connection, then ignore this paragraph.
Upon returning to the room at about 1030, heard a tourist who had just come out of the office indicate to his wife that only two available, at 195. They drove off. Ok, the guy misled me a little. Or maybe he meant only one TYPE of room available. Room was still pretty nice, and I think the price was fair for the location and interior features, but again, I dinged the place on the internet situation.
I think this hotel, and the room, would be perfect for a romantic get-a-way. Sunsets, walking in the evenings or mornings, the fireplace, etc. Just leave the computer at home, or in the car.
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- Surf And Sand Lodge
- Surf Sand Fort Bragg
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