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Harbor Lite Lodge
Ranked #13 of 23 Hotels in Fort Bragg
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Sacramento, CA
Level 5 Contributor
75 reviews
41 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
“Nice motel, awesome view...”
Reviewed January 3, 2013

My wife, our 2 kids, and I stayed here for 3 nights during a family vacation. The motel is in a great location overlooking Noyo Harbor. It also has a footpath down to the harbor and you can walk to a couple of good restaurants and a beach. The room was clean, comfortable and had a deck with a great view. A good continental breakfast is included in the room rate, and coffee is served in the lobby all day. We found the staff to be friendly and helpful. They also have a sauna and laundry facilities on site. We will be coming back.

Room Tip: Ask for a room overlooking the harbor.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Madison, Wisconsin
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed November 1, 2012

Our room was well-appointed, clean and modern. The private balcony overlooking the harbor added to our enjoyment. Staff were friendly and helped to create almost a family-home atmosphere. Loved little touches like organic coffee for the in-room coffeemaker and homemade granola on the breakfast bar. Definitely would return here and recommend it to others.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Berlin, Germany
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed October 17, 2012

Very comfortable rooms, many with balconies overlooking the Noyo River (and road bridge). We had an excellent view of the river and harbour. Good breakfast (included in the rate) in the lobby. The staff were friendly and helpful. Free WiFi in the rooms was very useful. Conveniently situated for Noyo Harbor and Fort Bragg. My partner recommends riding the Skunk Train.

Room Tip: The rooms overlooking the harbour also overlook the high road bridge, which can be noisy. However, t...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Acton, MA
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76 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed September 10, 2012

Two girls in office unhelpful. They told us we could not get the AAA rate since we made the reservation through AAA. If we had made the reservation ourselves, we could have the rate. That made no sense to me. They would not even get out a map to guide us to the restaurant we chose for dinner. “There’s a map in your room”. Room was nice, with sliding glass door to a small balcony. No air conditioning. Room had desk as well as a table with two chairs. It had a refrigerator, microwave, and in room coffee pot. Did not offer the option to hang towels up and not have them washed. Breakfast was hard boiled eggs, granola, cereal, breads, Danish, juice, and coffee (both kinds). The breakfast servers were really nice. One day they had waffles and oatmeal, and the next day an egg and sausage strata that was delicious. The landscaping was beautiful, but the Inn was located right next to noisy Route 1.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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JSH120, Owner at Harbor Lite Lodge, responded to this review, September 12, 2012
For clarification on the reservation and the discount, you must book directly with us either by phone (800-643-2700) or with the "Book Now!" link at our website to get the best rates and discounts. Agents book through Expedia so they can get a commission. When we receive the booking information, there is no identification of where it came from, other than from Expedia and those rates are fixed because of fees and service charges that Expedia charge the lodge. You should always book directly with a property, even ask your agents to do so, they may not get a commission but they are supposed to be working on your behalf, not their own. AAA services are supposed to be provided by your membership.
My apologies for your difficulty upon check-in, I will discuss it with the evening staff.
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Hercules, California
Level 6 Contributor
189 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed September 9, 2012

Stayed here August 2012 with family (4 adults and toddler) before riding the Skunk Train. Stayed in room that sleeps 4 adults. Separate bedroom w/ king size bed and queen in living room. Nice balcony view of Noyo Harbor and bridge. Paid around $160/ nite, good breakfast in the lobby. Nice, friendly hotel staff. I would stay here again although the lodge is not new and shows its age, it is quaint and clean. Nicely maintained. Shop around to get hotel bargains in Fort Bragg, they vary greatly.
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Room Tip: Prefer higher floors for best views
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Davis, California
Level 2 Contributor
9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed August 29, 2012

The service was excellent. Comfortable, reasonably priced rooms. Good breakfast included in room rate. Staff was helpful and very friendly. Location is convenient both to Noyo Harbor and Fort Bragg. Motel is set up well for fisherman and even has a good fish cleaning table. Enjoyed having free WiFi to catch up on email, etc.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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Los Altos, CA
Level 6 Contributor
117 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2012

I had reserved a bunch of rooms for my wedding party. I had carefully inspected many of the rooms. I was very impressed by the attention paid by the owner, Jason, in providing quality care. Many of the rooms had great views towards the ocean or to the small river leading to it.

Room Tip: Great staff - Barabara and Jason.
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: Harbor Lite Lodge
Address: 120 N Harbor Dr, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-5524
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Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Fort Bragg
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #13 of 23 Hotels in Fort Bragg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Harbor Lite Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 78
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