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Shoreline Cottages
Ranked #1 of 23 Hotels in Fort Bragg
Certificate of Excellence
Oakland CA
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“One of the best stays of my life”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2009

I would highly recommend a stay at Shoreline Cottages if you ever find your way in the Fort Bragg/Mendocino area. The rooms are spacious and clean. The bathrooms are particularly nice. You are a short walk from the beach, and a number of fun activities await you in both Fort Bragg & Mendocino.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled with family
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2009

My family and I stayed here for one night during our trip up the coast from San Francisco to Seattle. What a nice visit! The rooms were spotless and charming and the staff were very friendly and helpful. In fact, we felt like we were staying in the home of a good friend rather than a hotel room - very warm and inviting. Our kids (ages 6 and 9) LOVED coming back to the room in the evening and popping popcorn in the microwave! The popcorn and hot chocolate are nice touches.

We visited the Glass Beach after dinner. What a great way to end the day! We watched the sun go down, dipped our toes in the water, found some colorful glass and even saw a seal laying on the rocks! We had the place to ourselves.

The one thing I wasn't expecting was how built up Fort Bragg is. Don't get me wrong. It's not a city by any means. However, it felt like a bit like a east coast shore town - a bit riff-raffy. Fortionately, the hotel is on the outskirts of the town. On the plus side, Fort Bragg is a GREAT place to stock up on supplies if you're traveling through the area heading towards more "wild places".

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled with family
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San Francisco, CA
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2009

A friend and I stayed at the Shoreline Cottages last weekend and we had a great time. The cottages are a deal--similar accomodations we considered in Mendocino were almost twice as much. Our room was spotless and having a kitchen in the room made it an even more affordable weekend getaway. The ownders and staff at Shoreline were courteous and helpful with ideas for activities and maps of local hiking and wine tasting areas. Also, its great that they allow pets. Sadly, I do not own a dog, but I got to play with one that was staying there!

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled with friends
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Berkeley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2009

I had the good fortune to stay at this wonderful place for 5 days. Cabins are the cleanest I have ever seen. Can use this as a base to travel to the wine country, Mendocino, many fun things to do kayaking, walking on a 10 mile white sand beach, fresh fish in Noyo Harbor (5 minutes away). Bring your dogs, it's pet friendly with little baskets of biscuits, towel and bowl in your room for Fido. Very reasonable, owners are very into customer satisfaction and will accomodate what ever is needed. I will return.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled solo
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San Francisco
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 June 2009

This is our second time we have stayed at the Shoreline Cottages and absolutely love it there! We have two large dogs so finding a place that will accommodate us in addition to being clean, comfortable and relaxing is very important.
Our first stay was in one of the standard rooms last December and our most recent stay was in the birdhouse cottage. Both times we felt we had plenty of room for both of us plus our two dogs. We really liked having the extra amenities of a kitchen in the cottage. The other thing we liked was not having to share a wall with anyone and having covered parking. We felt like we had our own little private spot even though there were people right next door. The rooms were extremely clean and it was very quiet there even though all the units were full.

Also, there are a lot of things to do in the area - so far we have gone wine tasting, sea kayaking, to the beach with our dogs (literally across the street and such a beautiful private beach area and the dogs loved every second of it!!) and to the Botanical Gardens (you can bring your dogs to this too) - a must see.
The owners were extremely friendly and helpful to us. They gave us great tips on where to eat and what to do in the area. They had done some upgrading and renovating since our last stay and the place looks great!! We can't wait to go back and stay in one of the new suites!!
We highly recommend the Shoreline Cottages!

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 May 2009

We stayed here for 1 night as part of a touring holiday. We had picked this location based on tripadvisor report s and , all in all , we were not disappointed. The cottage was very well equipped and the bed was very comfortable. However , it was just a bit too small. We made the mistake of deciding to eat in with a pizza to cook in the oven - completely missing the fact that whatever you cook in kitchen will be with you in the "en-suite" bedroom. The proximity to the road can also be an issue (I used ear plugs) so it may be best to seek out one of the cottages farther from the road than the one we had - No 2.
We did enjoy our stay and it may work out better and more cost effective over more days than a single one.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Sacramento, Ca
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 May 2009

We were looking for a quiet peaceful getaway. This was not it. The room was very cute and we liked all the little touches but its very tiny and when you open the door to the room everyone can see you unless you are in the bathroom. Our biggest problem was the noise from the highway. It never stopped and was very noisy. We couldn't stay 2 nights and had to move. Not a peaceful place. The grounds were lovely but its right on the highway - no view, no ocean noise and no privacy.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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siafred, Owner at Shoreline Cottages, responded to this review, 19 May 2009
Thank you so much for your review. We truly appreciate all feedback and comments.

Because Shoreline Cottages is conveniently located on Highway 1, there is a little traffic noise during the day, but by 8-9 pm, all road noise is very minimal. Fort Bragg is a small town where most everything closes by 9 pm and virtually all noise has dissapeared. To filter the noise even more for the future, we do plan on adding noise filtering plants to the front of the property.

In terms of privacy, all rooms look onto a common garden area, but it is virtually impossible for anyone on the outside to see inside the cottages. This is the first issue we have ever heard about privacy. Most guests actually feel very private since each cottage stands on its own and does not share walls.

In terms of the the lack of ocean sounds...although we are not right on the beach, we are less than a 5-minute walk from the beach. We have never stated that we are oceanside, but we are very close. In this area, most hotels are on the E side of Highway 1.

Thank you again for your feedback as we continually trying to improve our property.
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Property: Shoreline Cottages
Address: 18725 N Highway 1, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-8748
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Region: United States > California > Mendocino County > Fort Bragg
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Fort Bragg
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Bragg
#1 Romantic Hotel in Fort Bragg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Shoreline Cottages 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Shoreline Cottages - where coastal history meets modern comfort. This beautiful property is located on Highway 1 - between Mendocino and Fort Bragg. It is adjacent to the beach and many regional attractions, including state parks, beaches, and more! The pet-friendly rooms include cottages with full kitchens and a queen bed (2 have fireplaces) and standard rooms with 2 queen beds, and are located around a lovely park area with trees, grass, and picnic tables. ... more   less 
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