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“Nice Place to Stay in Fort Bragg”
Review of Harbor Lite Lodge

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Harbor Lite Lodge
Ranked #12 of 23 Hotels in Fort Bragg
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San Francisco, California
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5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Nice Place to Stay in Fort Bragg”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

I enjoyed my stay at the Harbor Lite Lodge. The staff was friendly and can tell you great places to eat. They also will gladly tell you about the history of the town and great places to take pictures. They serve a good breakfast too.

The group I was traveling with stayed at other similarly price hotels and were not as satisfied as I was with the Harbor Lite Lodge.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed July 14, 2013

Very clean rooms with great amenities. We had one over looking the marina with a nice view.
The only complaint was wifi did not reach our room so we enjoyed the view instead.
Coffee and light b-fast included in the AM.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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JSH120, Owner at Harbor Lite Lodge, responded to this review, July 16, 2013
We are making an effort improve our Wifi coverage. Could you please send me what room number you were in so we can get better information on how to improve it. Thank you.
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Penn Valley, California
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

My mom and I had the opportunity to spend the fourth of July here and really enjoyed the view of the harbor, the fishing boats and the quiet.

The only drawback was having to contend with a group of Model A enthusiasts who consistently took over the common areas and were pretty much drunk all the time.

  • Stayed July 2013
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Solvang, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed July 5, 2013

We were traveling from southern Calif. north to the Pacific Northwest and unfortunately did not have air conditioning to help us survive the heat wave we encountered so thus changed our travel plan and headed to the coast instead. This all might have been fine but we failed to realize it was Fourth of July weekend...oops! After much searching for lodging we were SO lucky to find Harbor Lite!! We really could have not been happier and would definitely go back! The buildings are probably not brand new but nonetheless have a sort of timeless appeal -- a number of three story weathered wood structures perched right on the edge of a cliff overlooking the harbor where the mouth of the Noyo River meets the Pacific Ocean! When we drove up I was impressed with the overall look of the place and its attractive architecture and landscaping. The staff seemed friendly as did the other guests. The clientel appeared to be of good quality. Our room had lots of light from a large picture window and a nice balcony where one could look right down (and it was quite a distance down!) on the river and boat traffic below. We spent quite a bit of time watching the waterfront activity! The balcony also looked out on a parking lot and an assortment of commercial buildings below but that didn't seem to be a problem for us since the river was such a commanding attraction. The steep hillside between the lodge and the river was covered with lots of vegetation and wild flowers and very pretty. Our room exceeded my expectations and was very nicely and stylishly furnished. The bed linens were attractive and the king bed very comfortable. There was a large, stylized wooden fish sculpture on the wall which fit in very well thematically with Fort Bragg. The best part was the woodstove! I was thrilled to see it in our room and my husband and I enjoyed a nice evening cup of tea in front of a cheerily crackling fire! There was a metal tub filled with all the supplies to make the fire, and more wood outside if more was needed. If you like a real wood fire as much as I do then be sure to ask for a room with this feature! We walked down the somewhat rugged trail from the hotel to the river below to have dinner at Silver's at The Wharf. It was a totally interesting and delicious evening! We were lucky enough to be seated right by the window in the main dining room right behind the lounge so we sat and watched the harbor activity while dining! Our food was excellent and the staff and other guests super friendly! In the morning we walked across the bridge and across the street to the Pomo Bluffs Park which was WONDERFUL! We were so glad we had asked in the front office for a suggestion for our exercise walk and that this was where they directed us! The ocean views were beyond beautiful! NOT TO BE MISSED! There are no guard rails however so if you happen to have young children this may not be appropriate as the cliffs are high and sheer. Be sure and stay at the Harbor Lite if you like nature and something a little different -- you will love it! PS The only reason I did not rate this Excellent was that it was not the same experience as say a top resort hotel in Hawaii, but it really was a great experience so don't miss out when you visit Fort Bragg! You can also walk down the path and to the sand beach just under the bridge. GREAT LOCATION!

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rehovot, Israel
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
Reviewed July 4, 2013

We stayed here for three nights. Our room was down several steps as the motel was built on a slope. The large room had two queen beds, armchair, desk, plenty of space to put away our things. There was a flat-screen tv, mini-fridge and microwave. Our small balcony had a great view of a parking lot, and we didn't use it at all, even though the weather was plxteasant.

Breakfast wasn't as extensive as in other places, but there was home-cooked oatmeal and waffles were made to order. Yogurt would have been nice.

The check-in clerk was rather surly, but the rest of the staff was very pleasant.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Lompoc, California
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52 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed June 20, 2013

When we asked about the rooms we were given the keys to see the rooms first. The view is great. The lodge is close to the highway but the rooms are insulated good enough to keep out the noise. The only complaint I can think of would be the spider web on the balcony. The price is reasonable and they have a decent breakfast selection.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Danville, California
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Reviewed June 15, 2013

My husband and I have been coming to this area for several years, and this was our first stay at Harbor Lite Lodge. Stayed for two nights. Room was very clean, bed comfortable, view of Noyo Harbor breathtaking. A short drive up the hill from Silvers (see review) and close to Safeway, CVS and several diners. Staff was friendly and accommodating. Continental breakfast typical - liked the hard boiled eggs and fresh fruit - coffee is just what I needed, hot and strong! Was also offered either waffles or oatmeal, fresh and hot. Balcony is large enough to sit and enjoy the view, am or pm.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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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 #12 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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