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Emerald Dolphin Inn & Mini Golf
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Reviewed December 13, 2012

My wife and I stayed here with our dog during the off season. The inn is very convenient to downtown Fort Bragg and several of the attractions in the area, especially the off-leash dog beach. Our room was clean and comfortable, facing the south side of the property (this is important as it is near the south field which doubled as the canine bathroom).

There is a mini-golf course & arcade right on the property (we did not take advantage of this during our stay). And a down a side street (Ocean View Dr.) is, well, a cliff view of the ocean. The property also gave us two free passes to the Botanical Gardens.

One thing prevents me from giving this place 5 points. Considering it's dog-friendly, a hand-held shower head, or an outdoor hose would have been really helpful (our dog got pretty dirty at the beach and washing her was difficult).

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed December 9, 2012

We recently made an unscheduled stop in Ft Bragg on our way back to Los angeles, so checked into the Emerald Dolphin. It was a fantastic little find! The room was comfortable and well appointed. We were there out of season so paid very little money, and in fact even on the rest of the trip paid more than double for other rooms that were no way as nice as this find. It is a short walk from a very nice restaurant, and on a good day the town is not far, although we were caught in a storm so drove into the centre for supper. I highly recommend this place for anyone looking for a good room in a very pretty location.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed December 6, 2012

I recently stayed at the Emerald Dolphin Inn in Fort Bragg, CA for three nights and greatly enjoyed my stay! The staff was very friendly and helpful, especially the owner Kim Queen. She assisted us on a couple occasions and provided great service. The room (spa suite) was very clean and comfortable. The spa was a great addition and the bed was very comfortable. We were in the annex building across from the lobby of the hotel. This provided us with a very quiet stay, we didn’t hear our neighbors or the highway once. The continental breakfast is a typical one, providing cereal, pastries, juice and coffee. Not a gourmet meal, but all we needed to start off the day. :) I would definitely recommend staying at the Emerald Dolphin Inn and I would stay here again!

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Laura L
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Reviewed December 4, 2012

I've stayed here a couple of times and recommend it as a clean, comfortable option when staying on the Mendocino Coast. I live in inland Mendocino County and like to come over to the coast for weekend visits. The 200+ a night options are nice for an occasional splurge, but most of the time I am looking for something less expensive. This is a good option. No grand ocean views, but convenient to either Fort Bragg or Mendocino.

  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Jim W
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

I bought a "Group-on" voucher for this Inn back in March of this year. My wife and I finally decided to take a drive up to Fort Bragg and use it. The Inn is in reality a run of the mill motel, however the rooms are clean and fresh. The staff is pleasant and accommodating. We would not stay there again, as there many more places in Fort Bragg that have more to offer.

Room Tip: No pool, no air conditioning.
  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Joe M
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EDIFortBragg, Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn & Mini Golf, responded to this reviewResponded November 20, 2012

The Emerald Dolphin Inn is an extremely well maintained three diamond facility and one of the newest motels on the Mendocino Coast. You will find cherrywood furnishings, granite counters, upscale linens and complimentary guest amenities. Within walking distance to the ocean bluffs with a gorgeous paved walking trail, and close to all attractions Fort Bragg has to offer. In addition, you will find a beautiful 18 hole miniature golf course, family fun center, and hair salon on the property. Complimentary tickets for the mini golf were included with this guest's stay. Although our rates are comparable with lesser quality inns that do not offer any kind of morning meal, we do offer our guests a great cup of Jo, other beverages, and a simple variety of cereals and pastries to get you going in the morning... complimentary. No hidden fees, no room upcharges. Motel 6? We think not.

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