It could be because we weren't expecting much considering that it is way up north of SF. We already read that there's "nothing" in Fort Bragg but we stayed there so we could do day trips north and south of it. We did not have trouble finding the hotel and it was almost 12 midnight when we arrived. The office was closed but they left an envelope with the keycards on it on the door. So after an exhausting drive, we didn't have problems immediately going to our room which was on the 2nd floor. The room was big, and clean. Very nice view of the entrance to the harbor and the ocean. I would usually sit on the balcony early in the morning with my coffee and just watch the boats go by. Or just listen to the waves. It had been foggy when we were there but it usually started to clear up by mid morning. Foghorns didn't bother us at all. We had good nights sleep. The location is right by Highway 1. So it's accessible to where we want to go. We went to the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, the Humboldt State Park, the beaches, quaint towns, highway 128 where vineyards, orchards and redwoods line the road, etc.
The free breakfast wasn't bad either. We reheated ours in the microwave at defrost for 3 minutes and it's warm. The bath products are by bath and bodyworks. Morning paper. To top it all off, it has a walk in shower which I always prefer than a bathtub/shower. Housekeeping was excellent and fast.
My only issue was they recommended the restaurant next door, cliff house. I would not recommend that. Overpriced and the salmon that my husband ordered was inedible. He didn't eat it and was not charged for it. The service was poor as well.
Also the parking at the hotel can be tight at times.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- North Cliff Fort Bragg
- Hotel North Cliff