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North Cliff Hotel
Ranked #4 of 23 Hotels in Fort Bragg
Certificate of Excellence
Windsor, California
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11 reviews
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“Couldn't ask for more!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2012

Best hotel in Fort Bragg with the best views. Warm yourself by the fire, watch the boats leave while reading your free SF Chronicle and sip your coffee in the morning as I did. To say I enjoyed my weekend at The North Cliff would not capture the complete emotion. I LOVED my stay. Extra pillows, Bath & Body Works products, CLEAN, CLEAN room, excellent service, perfect views, great balcony, terrific breakfast tray - I can't say enough.
One evening I was worried, because I heard a young child (maybe a toddler) on the balcony next door. I thought I would hear this ALL night. That was the last I heard of him/her. The rooms are quiet to say the least.
We stayed on the top floor as I read reviews recommending to do so. It was perfect. No noise, no street noise, no obstructed views.

Room Tip: Can only say top floor king suite, because that is where we stayed. :o)
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 April 2012

We had a great time and didn't notice any outside noise. I would happily live in Room 302. It was beautiful and the balcony was great. I had coffee outside and listened to the ocean each morning. We enjoyed having a microwave and refrigerator. The snacks were fun. The restaurant was nice, too and had a great early bird special. I would definitely recommend this place.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2012

Fort Bragg is a real town with lots of variety..We stayed at the North Cliff hotel mid week in April. It was full due to 2 night specials going on..Our room, 103, had a great view and had no street traffic noise....There are no longer any trees blocking first floor room views....I agree, try to stay at north end of hotel to avoid street noise, but if you are a deep sleeper, any room will do. The continental breakfast in the fridge is basic, and if you wish more, head into town..They provide regular coffee, so if you like decaf, bring your own.
We had a wonderful stay even tho it was overcast most of the time...The botanical gardens are beautiful in April with the spring flowers abloom..In town, the eatery Mendo was recomended and the handmade pasta was fabulous and reasonable..then cross the street to Cowlicks and try their black forest ice cream,or their mocha almond fudge....Also, the Harvest market in the Boat Landing has a great hot food bar and salad bar for a delicious lunch or dinner. Throw in a visit to Glass beach and tide pools and you have a great trip.

Room Tip: North side rooms are quieter
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Kelseyville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 April 2012

We booked this room through 'Living Social' website. We were very pleased with the room which was clean and spacious with a fireplace and a very nice ocean view. We were able to enjoy the balcony and the sun setting (until it went behind the fog bank). We walked across the bridge to the Cliff House restaurant (had a coupon) and enjoyed an excellent dinner with a great server. She was able to anwer all of our questions and make suggestions that helped to make this a pleasurable dining experience.

The foghorn is not very loud...it did not impact our sleeping and we enjoyed hearing it when we sat on the balcony. Some may be put off as the hotel sits right on the highway but road noise was not a factor for us and of course you are focusing on the view on the west side of the hotel.

Room Tip: For a small upgrade cost hot tubs with an ocean view are available.
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with friends
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sebastopol, ca
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 April 2012

i would stay here again-- the view from the room is gorgeous and tranquil. there is a fog horn, but it really seems to be in the distance. didn't bother us at all. just heaven to lie in bed and look at the stunning shoreline while being warmed by the elevated gas fire. definitely get a room with a tub if you can manage it. miles and miles of hot water, a deep soak, and a beautiful fire (or big, rotating t.v. if you'd rather) to watch. just heaven.

have to take away one 'star' because of 2 things. first, it is really, really close to a busy road. not too loud... but just a little unpleasant if you look left. also, as others have mentioned, the furnishings are so dated and a bit dingy. very very clean, but just dingy from oldness. (instant remodel-- get rid of the padded fabric headboards. kind of yucky... like having a 15 year old pillow above your head.)

still-- the were friendly welcoming. in many ways, it was nicer than much fancier hotels i've stayed at... bathrobes, lots of toiletries, big shower, and the well-stocked 'fridge with lots of treats such as bottled water, a selection of juices and little see's candies.

we had a great stay and hope to stay again. it was hard to leave the room because the view and fire just couldn't be beat!

Room Tip: as far from the road as possible... the lower numbers are better.
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Santa Maria, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2012

My wife booked us rooms through a travelzoo deal, and we were really happy with the North Cliff. It's clean, the rooms are large, the fireplace was wonderful, but the view of the Pacific was the best part of our stay. It wasn't perfect - you can hear the foghorn (but it's not loud and shouldn't bother you unless you are an extremely light sleeper), and the decor is somewhat dated. Overall, it was a lovely stay for us at a clean place with a great ambiance.

Room Tip: Try to get a room with a lower number (e.g. 203 as opposed to 209) as those rooms are further from t...
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California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2012

We got this deal on Travelzoo but prices seemed reasonable even without the deal. Two nights at North Cliff Hotel with a $50 dinner certificate to the Cliff House Restaurant on the south cliff and tickets to the Botanical Gardens for less than the cost of 2 nights just for lodging. All rooms have a balcony and face the ocean and since you are on the cliff, the view is unobstructed. Our room had a gas fireplace - some also had a jacuzzi tub by the fireplace. Check their website for pics.
The fridge was stocked with bottled water, juices, muffins, croissants, fruit and cheese for breakfast and was restocked daily. Besides in-room coffee maker, the lobby has coffee available all day.
The hotel location is convenient to town, restaurants and the Noyo Harbor. Fom our balcony we could watch the fishing boats coming and going along the harbor inlet. Be sure to check out the restaurants at the Noyo fishing village.
Fort Bragg is not an easy drive from anywhere. You either take Hwy 20, the 30 mile winding, two lane road from Willetts (yes, it is scenic) or drive Hwy 1 which is also two lane and winding along the coast. So relax and enjoy the view, because there is no fast way to get there.

Room Tip: There are 3 floors and I didn't see an elevator. We were on the ground floor, so I didn't r...
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Property: North Cliff Hotel
Address: 1005 S Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-5300
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Region: United States > California > Mendocino County > Fort Bragg
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Bragg
#4 Romantic Hotel in Fort Bragg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £££
Hotel Class:3 star — North Cliff Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Outstanding Ocean View Suites with gas fireplace, balcony and complimentary hot breakfast served in upstairs dinning room. Enhance your stay by booking one of our Spa Suites. The North Cliff Hotel is the perfect place to enjoy boats entering and leaving the harbor, waves crashing upon the cliffs, and the sunsetting over the Pacific Ocean. We hope to see you soon! ... more   less 
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