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Emerald Dolphin Inn
Ranked #7 of 23 Hotels in Fort Bragg
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Reviewed September 16, 2012

We stayed in a room across the street from main building. King bed average size. Room seemed recently redone. Fresh paint and wall paper Bath area tiny with tub/shower combo and toilet very very small all new fixtures very clean. Dressing area seperate with large marble top and sink. Overall room nice ,small but very workable. Had coffee pot and small fridge. Free wifi worked on and off hubby not very happy with that service.Good value tru Groupon included tickets to Mendo Botanical Gardens. Pkg included free mini golf but closed for winter hours the two days we were there. No sub offered. Dessert or appetizer at local restaurant would have been a nice touch since it was in the pkg. Continental breakfast was vvvvvvery sparce. Pkg oatmeal ,cold cereal, TTTTTTTiny sweet rolls. Fruit maybe apples,bananas or oranges or maybe bagles,muffins or toast would have been nice. Super 8 offers that.Would we go back. Perhaps on a good pkg deal and bring my own fruit or yogart.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 4, 2012

The room had a very strange odor! Had to buy air freshers. The coffee maker did not heat water,so we had to walk across the street to the office to get hot water! No microwave in a 3 star hotel? We were told there was mini golf at the hotel but no pool. The mini golf was not included in the price of the room. The price for the room was double the normal price because of the holiday. Not very impressed.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 27, 2012

We stayed here for three nights and couldn't have been happier. It was very clean, affordable, and was easy to get in/out of from the main road. Staff was very friendly and helpful. We purchased our Skunk Train tickets through the hotel and received a very good discount on them. The only minor issues we had was that there was no microwave in the room, the continental breakfast was very basic, and the placement of the mini fridge continually caused us to bump our head on the clothes rack near it. These are minor issues, however, and for the value and cleanliness, we will certainly stay here again in the future.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank mytwodogs
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Reviewed August 9, 2012

What a dissapointment this hotel is. The rooms are so small that the kitchen area, bathroom sink and closet are all together. The window looks directly into where the bed is so you can't leave the blinds open and the room is so dark it is hard to see the clothes in the suitcase. It is clean and our room was cheap, but you get what you pay for. We will never stay here again.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank Debezog
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EDIFortBragg, Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this reviewResponded August 15, 2012

If you look at our website, you will notice that the Emerald Dolphin Inn has many different rooms with a variety of price points. The coziest, or smallest room we offer is also our most affordable room. Each room is adorned with both a sheer and a black out curtain so that the guest may choose a light and airy room with privacy, or complete darkness. If we were made aware that this guest was unhappy with their room choice, we would have been happy to upgrade to a more spacious room. It is always our goal to make each and every guest feel comfortable and at home.

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Reviewed July 30, 2012

I liked this hotel. Staff was very nice and room, bet, shower were very clean. I recomend to friend.
If you want to have ocean view, this would not be recomend. That said, if an ocean view is what youre after, you are not far from the beach- take a walk or quick ride.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed July 30, 2012

Girlfriend and I stayed here a weekend with a groupon. Experience was great- well maintained, friendly,clean and quiet. With all the over-priced options in the area, this stands out by providing a great experience without taking out a 2nd mortgage (even their non-groupon price). I'd definitely return if I'm ever in the area again. 

Stayed: July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 28, 2012 via mobile

We booked through groupon for a two night stay and wished we had stayed across the street instead. We enjoyed the mini golf and Fort Bragg itself, but we're disappointed with our stay here. The ice machine was not working, the pop machine was empty, there was a lot of upkeep that had not been done in awhile. Staff was friendly, though.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Additional Information about Emerald Dolphin Inn

Address: 1211 S Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-5312
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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 ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Fort Bragg
#5 Family Hotel in Fort Bragg
#6 Romantic Hotel in Fort Bragg
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Bragg
Price Range: $111 - $168 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Emerald Dolphin Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of the newest Inns on the Coast, Emerald Dolphin's guest rooms bring luxurious comfort, gracious hospitality, and first class service to the Mendocino Coast. Located within walking distance to the Hare Creek beach and ocean cliff walking trail. Some jetted spa & fireplace suites. Complimentary continental breakfast, WIFI and many other amenities. Pet friendly rooms available with advance notice. Onsite you will find a family hair salon, 18 hole Miniature Golf Course, family fun center with arcade & private party room. You will also find fabulous restaurants, shops, galleries, beaches, parks, Skunk Train, Botanical Gardens, and theater nearby. AAA approved- Three Diamonds Award. ... more   less 
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