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Harbor Lite Lodge
Ranked #13 of 23 Hotels in Fort Bragg
Sacramento, California
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“A nice find”
Reviewed 14 December 2011

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.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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California
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Reviewed 11 December 2011

We love the views of the harbor from the rooms. You can have your morning coffee or a glass of wine watching the boats come in, go out, or just the activity of the harbor. The staff has been the same wonderful,friendly people for years. Very clean, small refrigs, microwave in rooms. Some rooms near the office get wifi. Location is also great.

  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
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Citrus Heights, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 November 2011

A nice hotel close to all attractions in Mendocino. Breakfast was included and included such items as freshly made waffles, pastries, fruits, oatmeal and bread for toast, coffee and assorted juices. Rooms included a balcony with some overlooking the harbor. There is a nice walking trail to go down to the harbor if one likes to hike or walk.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with friends
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San Francisco
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Reviewed 16 October 2011

We keep coming back to this gem. The suites here are huge and very affordable. There is free breakfast, an overlook view of Noyo Harbor from the back deck, and a fireplace in the room. We love to come up for a relaxing weekend from San Francisco. It's a great alternative to staying in pricey Mendocino which is only a quick drive away. It's fun to watch the seals & sea lions swimming in the harbor from the deck. It's also handy to have the path in back that goes down to the beach.

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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 August 2011

My dad is a big fishing enthusiast, and loves to head up to Fort Bragg at least once a year to go fishing. So of course its very appropriate he's stays right there in the harbor, and jumps on his favorite fishing vessel at 7am when he's in town. My bf and I had not attended one of these fishing trips since he had discovered Harbor Lite Lodge several years ago. And this year we got the chance! What luck my family had as we snagged three rooms right there on the water, and what a blast we had. We'd have cocktails at Silver's right upstairs, and then head back downstairs for board games and snacks on our balconies right over the water.
The rooms were simple and clean. Mini refridge rocked for drinks and dinner leftovers. Small shower in the clean bathroom, which is fine, once again living in San Fran prepares you for this. Bed was big and comfy, and the room lighting was good. And like I said, the balcony over the water was sweeeet! At the crack of dawn, the boat engines begin to roar, and take off loaded with passengers looking for a great catch. I waved at fisherman going out on the boats at 7am in my hoodie, including my dad and bf.
Staying in/at The Harbor is great! There are several great places to grab a bite and drink all within walking distance. And I have also fallen in love with the garden/home goods store right across the parking lot! When my family returns to do another fishing trip, I will definitely join them and stay here once again. With a AAA discount, you can't beat it.

Room Tip: Planning on fishing while staying here, bring your own cooler. They do not allow fresh caught fish i...
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
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Flint, Michigan
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Reviewed 2 August 2011

The room was really nice, included a fridge and microwave. For the area the price was reasonable. Very clean. Also had a continental breakfast. Would highly recommend staying here.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled with family
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Pasadena, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 July 2011

Very nice hotel overlooking the Noyo Harbor. Our room had a king bed, but there was still plenty of space. It was clean, with a balcony that looked out over the harbor. We enjoyed watching the fishing boats go in and out of the harbor. There is a path that leads down to restaurants along the water. Easy going down, but saw some older visitors having problems with the steps going back up. I was surprised at how reasonable the price was for such a good location. We would stay there again.

  • Stayed July 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Harbor Lite Lodge
Address: 120 N Harbor Dr, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-5524
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Region: United States > California > Mendocino County > Fort Bragg
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Wheelchair access
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Ranked #13 of 23 Hotels in Fort Bragg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Harbor Lite Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 78
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