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“Not to expectations”
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North Cliff Hotel
Ranked #5 of 23 Hotels in Fort Bragg
Certificate of Excellence
Reno, Nevada
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“Not to expectations”
Reviewed 27 January 2014

I am reviewing this stay as not to expectations. The main reason I booked through Trip Advisor was due to the many positive reviews and feedback from others. Our stay however, was not as fortunate. When we checked in, the room temperature was 78 degrees (in January). I called the front office thinking that there must air conditioning units, but there were none – only a box fan. I don’t know, perhaps A/C is not typical for on the coast units and I haven’t stayed there in the summer. The sofa and chairs showed their age as they were visibly soiled, stained and not very comfortable. The continental breakfast was rather basic and juices quite watery.

To end on a positive note, the view is wonderful, the bathroom and carpet was very clean. The staff was friendly and check-in/out process was fast and easy. Sorry North Cliff - all said and done, this stay was no more pleasurable than a middle of the road chain hotel.

  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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NCHotel, General Manager at North Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Thank you for taking the time to send your comments. I appreciate your valuable feedback. We have just finished a complete remodel of the entire property. All rooms have elegant new furniture and carpet. I encourage you to view the new photos here on Tripadvisor.

I hope you will visit us again and give us the opportunity to exceed your expectations.
-Sharon Davis
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Reviewed 27 January 2014

My husband and I stayed at the North Cliff Hotel many years ago (6+ yrs) and enjoyed our solo night stay at this hotel then. When we thought about getting away to go to Fort Bragg again we were pleasantly surprised to see that we could stay here again for a fairly decent price - with a fireplace AND jetted tub AND a stunning view of the harbor/ocean? Truly, this alone was enough for me to book this hotel for our stay into a King Suite.
Our stay would keep us through the weekend this time and it gave me enough time to really inspect my surroundings. The property is perfectly situated just off the entrance to the harbor and the staff at the hotel was as lovely as could be. The parking is a bit sparse on booked weekends and the room was tired with the sparse pieces of furniture from maybe the late 80's/early 90's? Think mauve and flowers.The couch especially needed to go as the cushions and bracing were shot and questionable wine(?) stains were along the length of the wall of our balcony. The walls are especially thin as we were able to hear our neighbors get into a nice heated argument while we were in our room one afternoon.
I did however see many rolls of carpet off to the side of the property so I'll give them the benefit of the doubt and assume that a remodel is going on - however, I'll call before I book again to make sure of that as there are other hotels in the area that offer the jetted tub/fireplace/view combo that might be a better fit.

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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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NCHotel, General Manager at North Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Thank you for your feedback. We did in fact just finish our remodel and all rooms have elegant new furniture and carpet. I'd love for you to take a look at the photos that we added here on Tripadvisor.

Thank you for choosing the North Cliff. I hope to see you again next time you visit the coast!
-Sharon Davis
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Lodi, California
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Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed two nights! It was amazing! We just had the simple king room! The view when we woke up was amazing as well as the sunset. Breakfast was a simple breakfast but good! The fireplace didn't want to light so after breakfast I just told the lady at the front desk by the time we got to the room probably not even two minutes the maintenance man was there to fix it and it took him two seconds! Definitely going to celebrate our anniversary again there next year!

Stayed January 2014, travelled as a couple
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NCHotel, General Manager at North Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, 10 February 2014
Thank you for choosing the North Cliff for your Anniversary trip! I'm so glad to hear that you had such a wonderful stay!

We will look forward to seeing you again next year!
-Sharon Davis
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San Diego
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 January 2014

We stayed in a king "suite" top floor and enjoyed the great views of the harbor entrance and ocean. Could hear seals/sea lions and the fairly minimal sound of the horn and occasional bell buoy even with the door open at night. Also had the low growly fog horn --all of which added atmosphere. Had a nice deck but in December, too cool to enjoy. Very comfy bed. Large convenient bathroom, good storage, refrigerator and microwave. Gas fireplace was great, wonderful to wake up, turn it on and sit there and read while hubby snoozed on. Nice breakfast,, waffles, rolls, fruit --no eggs or meats. The physical space of these units is wonderful and they are designed so the windows are all on the ocean side, no foot traffic walking by (at least on the upper units)--they are being refurbished with new carpet and furniture and will be truly spectacular.

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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NCHotel, General Manager at North Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, 12 January 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to write such a nice review. I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us. We're very proud of our property and the spaciousness of the rooms. The remodel is well under way and should be completed very soon. We'll look forward to welcoming you again next time you come to the Mendocino Coast.
Sharon Davis
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Loomis, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 December 2013

The hotel is under new ownership and is in the process of remodeling the entire property. New carpets and new furniture. All the rooms have balconies and views of the inlet to Noyo harbor. Our room had the fireplace and jaccuzzi tub with a view. It was worth it. We went through a groupon deal that gave us 1 bottle of champagne and 2 bottles of wine. Also a $20 coupon for the Cliff House restaurant. The rooms were very nice and the included breakfast was decent. Go canoeing on the Big River, one of the best things we did in the area.

Room Tip: The higher floors will have better views and no noise from above.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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NCHotel, General Manager at North Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
What a nice review! Thank you for taking the time to send your feedback. We are very excited about the remodel that's underway. I agree, canoeing on Big River is a fantastic activity. I hope we will see you again on your next visit to the Mendocino Coast!
-Sharon Davis
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Lakeport, California
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4 reviews
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Reviewed 21 December 2013

We stayed in the Luxury King Suite with a Jetted Tub. we absolutely Loved it!! They provide nice luxurious robes for in room use. Beautiful Ocean views it was just overall Amazing. We did not have the Continental Breakfast because we were enjoying the room to much to even go get it, haha. Overall we have decided to make it a yearly excursion. It is a very Romantic place and just Amazing views from the balcony and bathtub. All you see is the Ocean. Priceless!!!!

Room Tip: The King Luxury Suite we had was like our own studio apartment, it was very hard to leave.
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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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NCHotel, General Manager at North Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, 3 January 2014
We're just thrilled that you had such a wonderful stay and have decided to make it a yearly getaway! We'll look forward to seeing you again next year. Thank you for choosing the North Cliff!
-Sharon Davis
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california
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 December 2013 via mobile

Stayed here with girlfriend. We had the top suite over looking ocean with gas fireplace and hot tub. Nice balcony. Breakfest was good..but @1030 they cut off the power ending the breskfest time. Kinda tacky. Overall a romantic room we would stay here again

Stayed December 2013, travelled as a couple
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NCHotel, General Manager at North Cliff Hotel, responded to this review, 21 December 2013
Thank you for taking the time to send your valuable feedback. I apologize for the power outage in our breakfast room. The circuit tripped and cut the power momentarily. I hope you will visit us again. We are also remodeling so the next time you stay with us we will have all new carpet and furniture. Thank you for staying at the North Cliff!
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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:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Fort Bragg
#4 On the Beach 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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