We pretty much did our trip to Fort Bragg by Tripadvisor ratings and we were not disappointed in the slightest. We had originally planned to go to the top rated Shoreline Cottages but it was very late when we arrived and decided we would rather go somewhere we were pretty much guaranteed a room.
We received a very friendly welcome from an older gentlemen at the desk. When we enquired about a room he gave us 3 options, a cheaper one which was the special for the month or 2 the same with a slightly different view. We weren't sure so he offered to give us all 3 keys to check them out ourselves before we decide which I thought was great service on his behalf. We settled on the more expensive one and then he even gave us 10% off so we were thrilled.
The room was a comfortable size with a nice big bed, a sofa, a flat panel tv with built in dvd player (you can rent dvds from the reception), a microwave, a small refridgerator and coffee making facilities. We enjoyed the view directly overlooking the harbor. You could see the boats coming and going, some seals playing and where the harbor meets the sea. I think it would be even better in the summer with a little bit more action but we were very pleased.
Breakfast was included in the price to our surprise but it is very basic. They made us oatmeal and waffles to order and had cereals, pastries, juices, teas and coffee out on the counter for us to help ourselves.
Overall, we enjoyed our stay so much we actually stayed an extra night as we had originally planned to find a hotel right on the beach edge. However, when we passed Shoreline Cottages we realised they were on the same side of the road as Harbor Lite Lodge, just further up, so were actually in a better spot to access the beach.
The service was great, very friendly and helpful with directions, extremely affordable, rooms were very quiet and they made our trip very easy by supplying a binder in the room with suggested places to visit, recommended restaurants with the menus in the reception area. We plan to visit again as soon as we can, maybe in the whale watching season, and we certainly plan to come back to this place.
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