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“Very Glad We Turned In Here”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Harbor Lite Lodge

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Harbor Lite Lodge
Ranked #12 of 23 Hotels in Fort Bragg
Rio Vista CA
2 reviews
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“Very Glad We Turned In Here”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2014

Weary from driving, my husband took the first turn after the bridge into Ft. Bragg. From what we found, we were very glad we did. Even though we didn't have a reservation, the staff at the front desk was friendly, pleasant, prompt, and helpful. Grounds and the room were immaculate. We enjoyed the gas fireplace in our room and especially the balcony overlooking the harbor. For dinner at one of the many restaurants on the wharf below the lodge, the short drive was quick and convenient. The complimentary continental breakfast was as good as and better than most. And I was pleased to find a computer available for guest use (at no charge). All in all, a great value, especially with AAA discount.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Union City, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 29, 2014

Away from the expensive accommodation of Mendocino but with all the charm . Management attentive and caring. Rooms sparkling clean and spacious.Complimentary breakfast more than adequate and freshly prepared. Spacious car park and well lit. Exterior inviting and matched by the greeting at the Reception desk. A good place to explore the area. Will most certainly use it again and again.

Room Tip: Rooms with a view are outstanding.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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Williams
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2014

Wonderful and luxurious. I want to stay here all summer!

Some minor things:
My fiance didn't like the TV because it didn't get very many channels. This is fine with me though because I don't often watch TV .
There are two rooms in the hotel that are for guests who smoke. If you are a non-smoker, you might want to ask to not be next to those rooms since you can smell the smoke from the balcony.

No hot eggs or bacon for breakfast. There are hard boiled eggs though. Also waffles, oatmeal, and other good breakfast items.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank Chris J
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Guys Mills, Pennsylvania, Usa
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2014

We arrived late in the evening. Our rooms were ready and we had the AARP discount. We were given extra towels and washclothes. We had a view of the Harbor but were not there long enough in the morning to enjoy it. Our only problem in the room had to do with the electricity. We went into the bathroom and while we were there, the lights went out leaving us in total darkness. This happened several times. At first we thought someone in the room accidently hit the switch - not so. We reported it to management the next morning. It also had been reported the previous day and they didn't get it fixed. Oatmeal for breakfast was very good. There were several other options available.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with friends
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JSH120, Owner at Harbor Lite Lodge, responded to this review, June 30, 2014
We apologise for the inconvinience and potentially dangerous situation. The problem was reported previously and we could not reproduce the reported problem.

After this guests stay, we had an electrical contractor come in and inspect the fixture and the switch. Although they also could not reproduce the problem, they suggested changing the switch. We did that and have not had a recurrance.

I'm sure we adjusted the guests rate to reflect the unresolved issue, but I encourage the guest to contact us if they do not feel it was sufficient or it was overlooked.
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Chico, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 15, 2014

We spent the last evening of our Lancia Club automobile tour at the Harbor Lite Lodge. The rooms were reasonably priced and each room had a fabulous view of Noyo Harbor. THe hotel was easy to find in a great location within walking distance to dining in the harbor.

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with friends
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 28, 2014 via mobile

We had a great room overlooking the Noyo River and bridge. The King mattress was firm and very comfortable. Water pressure in the shower was excellent. Had a small balcony with two chairs and table. Room was quiet, could not hear occupants on either side. Room rate was reasonable compared to something similar in Mendocino. Refrigerator, microwave, DVD player and HD-TV, what more do you need?

  • Stayed May 2014
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3 Thank Chris0999
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Yuba City, California
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73 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2014

We checked in on a Tuesday for three nights. We took advantage of a special rate that saved us about $40 per night off the rack rate, which was way better than AAA/AARP discounts. We arrived early, about 1:00 pm. Check in is normally at 4pm but no one had stayed in our room so it was available at that time. When we got to our room, we noticed that it was really clean. The room was very well stocked with clean towels and washcloths, soaps and shampoos. Most rooms have a balcony with a view of Noyo Harbor, some have a garden view balcony, and a few have no view. We had a view of the harbor.

The room consisted of a large king size bed and a nice small couch, small flat screen TV, free Dish network and free wifi, a balcony with two chairs and a small table. Microwave and a small refrigerator rounded out the room. The bed was very tall. My wife is short and had a little difficulty getting up onto the bed.

Each morning the hotel provides breakfast, which consists of homemade oatmeal, hot waffles, pastries, hard boiled eggs, dry cereals one of which is a granola, hot coffee and hot tea, orange juice and water. This can save you a few dollars a day, depending on how many are in your room.

The room was very quiet, we couldn't hardly hear any noise from any of the other guests. Even though the hotel is near a bridge that is part of the highway, we couldn't hear the traffic. We could hear a horn going off in the harbor, but barely. The main noise was from the small refrigerator. Not the normal hum but a high pitched whine. Just noticeable enough that we turned off the fridge at night.

While we were their, we noticed that some of the rooms were getting new dressers/fridge microwave cabinets. Ours still had the old ones, but they were in good condition. It is nice to see them keeping the place up.

There is a pathway that leads out the back of the hotel, down the side of the cliff into the town of Noyo if you prefer the walk. It is about a minute by car, and the walk would be a good ten minutes down the cliff, going up a bit longer. Across the street from the hotel is a restaurant called JJs, which we didn't try as there are plenty of restaurants in the area that offer excellent food.

All in all, we had a nice stay, enjoyed the balcony, sometimes just relaxing looking down at the harbor or enjoying the sea air as is came through the mouth of the Noyo River into the harbor. The staff was excellent, the rooms kept very clean with fresh towels, shampoos,etc. each day.

Room Tip: Balcony rooms face Noyo Harbor and provide an excellent view. The Garden View rooms tend to be a bi...
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  • Stayed May 2014, 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
Hotel Style:
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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