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Emerald Dolphin Inn
Ranked #7 of 23 Hotels in Fort Bragg
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“Clean, spacious, and all around a great stay”
Reviewed August 12, 2005

This was by far one of the best motels I have ever stayed in. It was clean, the bed was extremely comfortable, and the shower head provided plenty of water. To the reviewer before me the mini golf course opened Aug. 5, 2005, and if they would have checked the website or gave the motel a call they would have found this out. My stay was extremely enjoyable and QUIET at this motel and i would recommend it to any one.

  • Stayed August 2005
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Reviewed July 31, 2005

My family and I stayed at this hotel in July and were very disappointed.
We booked the hotel back in January and at that time the website mentioned a beautiful 18 hole miniature golf course that would be completed in summer 2005. Imagine our disappointment when we arrived to find construction had just barely begun on the golf course! Worse yet, our room was directly across from the construction. The inn does not have air conditioning, so we were forced to leave our windows open and had to endure the noise of the loud construction equipment. The rooms are clean, and you can walk to the beach.
But the walk is about a half mile down a narrow road and there are no sidewalks. Moreover, when we received our bill from our credit card company, it showed an extra $25 charge. When we called the hotel to inquire about the charge, they told us it was for an ironing board that we damaged. We never even got the ironing board out. All in all, this hotel did not live up to its promotion on its website. We will not be returning.

  • Stayed July 2005
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Arvada, Colorado
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Reviewed June 26, 2005

We found the Emerald Dolphin to be VERY clean and comfortable, and nicely furnished. The surrounding grounds were torn up as they are doing some construction, but that did not bother us for our one night stay.
There was a distant view of the ocean.
The room had a microwave, coffeepot and sm refrigerator.
They offer a free continental breakfast.
Beds were comfortable.

  • Stayed June 2005
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Burlington, Washington
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Reviewed March 18, 2005

As a frequent business traveller, I get to stay at my share of hotels in the N. California area. Having just been through Ft. Bragg, CA., the Emerald Dolphin hotel gets an A in my book. A newer hotel with about 40 rooms, the staff was friendly and the room was clean and comfortable, rate about $50.00 for single/queen. I'll stay there on future trips. Starbucks Coffee is about 1/2 mile away.

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Property: 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
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 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Bragg
#6 Romantic Hotel in Fort Bragg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
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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