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“A great little hotel!”
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North Cliff Hotel
Ranked #5 of 23 Hotels in Fort Bragg
Certificate of Excellence
Somers, New York
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“A great little hotel!”
Reviewed August 2, 2014

We chose this hotel for a one night stopover en route from San Francisco to Redwood National Park, largely because we needed a guaranteed pet free room and they are hard to find! This hotel exceeded our expectations! Check in was friendly and really quick, and the rooms even better! Our room appeared and smelled as if it was freshly redecorated, with a great carpet and comfortable beds and chairs. The gas fireplace was a nice touch and the ocean view was great as well. It has a nice bathroom, cozy robes, and a larger than typical refrigerator. There is also a path that can be followed down the hill, through eucalyptus (I think!) trees to the inlet/stone pier/beach below. We also enjoyed the breakfast in a beautiful, open room. My absolute only cautions would be to keep in mind that you must climb stairs to the upper floor rooms and because of its location right off the main road, you do hear car traffic more than the waves most of the time. This is probably the case at almost all the hotels in the area though! We would totally stay here again if ever back in Fort Bragg!

  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
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NCHotel, General Manager at North Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I am so pleased that we exceeded your expectations. We did recently remodel the entire property so every room has brand new carpet, drapes and furnishings.

I hope to see you again next time you visit the Mendocino Coast.

-Sharon Davis
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Indianapolis, Indiana
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3 reviews
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Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

We arrived after traveling all day to the nestled and cozy North Cliff Hotel. The fog was visiting with us. Being from the Midwest, we were vexed by the lack of air conditioning but it made sense in retrospect. The shower was nice and they included a fan. Bed was quite comfortable and I slept like a mummy. We left the sliding door open all night with the fan on. No air conditioning needed!
In room coffee was decent. The staff was very friendly and accomodating. My only note is that the stairs are like an Mc Escher drawing. You have to go down to go up. I would stay here again, even if only for a night.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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NCHotel, General Manager at North Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Thank you very much for taking the time to write a review. I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay and slept so well! Our oceanfront location does indeed provide our natural air conditioning.

We'll look forward to seeing you again next time you visit California!

-Sharon Davis
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Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

Got here today after a long day of travel. It's was so nice to come into a room that was clean and comfortable. Sadly we didn't have a tub in our room like we had seen in the picture and getting to our room with suitcases was not easy. We had to go down a flight of stairs and then back up to the second floor. Parking was also difficult after coming back after dinner. We would stay here again because of the nice location.

Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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NCHotel, General Manager at North Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Thank you! I'm glad you found your room to be clean and comfortable. Next time you visit us, we will be more than happy to help you with your luggage. All you have to do is ask, we are at your service!

-Sharon Davis
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed July 26, 2014 via mobile

We wanted a place just relax and get away from the heat. And what a charm. We had a deluxe room on the 3rd floor with a jetted tub and fireplace. If you are in need of an elevator, sorry don't stay here all rooms require use of stairs. Also if you don't like too leave your balcony door open and have the relaxing sound of a fog horn sounding in the distance this might not be your place. But believe me sitting on your balcony with a cool breeze and watching the fishing fleets coming and going is relaxing for you don't pass up this gem.

Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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NCHotel, General Manager at North Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Thank you so much for your wonderful review! I'm so glad that your stay was relaxing and that you enjoyed our spectacular location.

I hope you will be able to visit us again soon.

-Sharon Davis
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Clearwater, Florida
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

We were traveling from the redwoods in Northern California down the coast to Monterrey, and just chose Ft. Bragg as a convenient stopping place. We chose the North Cliff simply because it was on the water. We couldn't have been happier, very nice rooms, incredible views and a fireplace in the room made it very romantic. I highly recommend this hotel.

Room Tip: Ask for a lower floor, the stairways were something out of MC Escher.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
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NCHotel, General Manager at North Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
Thank you for your positive feedback! I'm so glad that you enjoyed your stay with us. We hope to see you again next time you visit the Mendocino area.

-Sharon Davis
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Willits, California
2 reviews
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Reviewed July 18, 2014

My husband and I won a stay at the North Cliff over the 4th of July weekend and it was perfection. The weather cooperated and we had a gorgeous day at the Worlds Largest Salmon BBQ. Our room was beautiful with the jacuzzi tub and stunning view. When the fireworks started we had a front row seat from our balcony. I lounged in the tub after the show and watched the remaining fireworks while everyone else in Fort Bragg was fighting traffic. We opted out of the breakfast in order to go to Eggheads in town. All in all we had an amazing time. The hotel was a gem and I will certainly be back.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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NCHotel, General Manager at North Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, August 9, 2014
It truly is the best spot in Fort Bragg to watch the fireworks! Glad you were able to spend it with us. We'll look forward to seeing you next time you visit the coast.

-Sharon Davis
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed July 16, 2014

Location, scenic, good staff, very nice size rooms and amenities,and value for the money.
In traveling down the West Coast this was the nicest facility we stay at and it was topped off by a very nice breakfast spread.
Only one minor glitch: I made our reservations, for 2 rooms, almost three months in advance and we did not have adjoining rooms and one suite had handicap facilities.As they were sold out they were not in a position to make adjustments.

Room Tip: Great view, small deck, fireplace, very clean
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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NCHotel, General Manager at North Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, July 18, 2014
I'm so glad to hear that you had such an enjoyable stay and that you feel we were the nicest place on your trip!

Unfortunately, we do not have any adjoining rooms. It is something we are considering doing in the future, so definitely ask us about that next time you stay with us.

I hope to see you again on your next visit to the coast!

-Sharon Davis
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Property: North Cliff Hotel
Address: 1005 S Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-5300
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Location: United States > California > Mendocino County > Fort Bragg
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Bragg
#4 Romantic Hotel in Fort Bragg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:3 star — North Cliff Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Outstanding Ocean View Suites with gas fireplace, balcony and complimentary hot breakfast served in upstairs dinning room. Enhance your stay by booking one of our Spa Suites. The North Cliff Hotel is the perfect place to enjoy boats entering and leaving the harbor, waves crashing upon the cliffs, and the sunsetting over the Pacific Ocean. We hope to see you soon! ... more   less 
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