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“If you have a dog, this is THE place to stay.”

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Emerald Dolphin Inn
Ranked #7 of 23 Hotels in Fort Bragg
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Pedasi, Panama
Level 6 Contributor
137 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“If you have a dog, this is THE place to stay.”
Reviewed 4 May 2012

Excellent accommodations for people and dogs. Nice sized room with 2 Queen Beds, one for us and one for our dog. They even had a special sheet to cover the extra bed and a dog bone treat. The floors were hardwood, not carpet so if there was an accident it would have been easy to clean up. There is a LARGE field next door where your dog can run free. The beds were comfortable, the hot water constant and the shower head high, so I did not hit my head on it. The towels were soft and absorbent, the amenities excellent. The price was very reasonable and the office personnel were very pleasant.Great coffee and although not a lot of selection, the free breakfast was good.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 22 April 2012

I was looking for an inexpensive getaway and I definitely got that at the EDI in Ft. Bragg! The room was small but it was clean, fairly comfortable, and had free wi-fi - all at a great price! The staff at the front desk were also very pleasant to talk to while getting a cup of coffee and danish in the morning.

I will definitely be a return customer here.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled solo
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San Francisco, California
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37 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2012

Our first stop on our way up to the Redwood Forest. Very convenient and a great location. Unfortunately the weather was bad and we weren't able to enjoy the mini-golf course located adjacent to the hotel. Quick, easy check in. We had our dog with us and they are very pet friendly. Simple, clean and comfortable room for one evening. We forgot our pillows and dog blanket when we checked out but returned to pick them up. The cleaning staff had them assembled and ready for us, that was really nice.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled as a couple
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3 Thank mtakehara
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Southern Shores, North Carolina
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 16 February 2012

We stayed in different places all down the coast from Bellingham,WA to San Francisco,CA....This was our favorite place we stayed they were so kind and welcoming, put us in a wonderful romantic room and for such a great price! They had nice treats for breakfast, we slept wonderful not far away from places to eat! Just Wonderful!!!! :D Thank you Emerald Dolphin Inn for a wonderful Memory!

  • Stayed November 2011, travelled as a couple
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Clipper Mills, California, United States
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 November 2011

My daughter and grand-daughters treated me to a weekend in Fort Bragg at the end of September for my birthday. We had a wonderful stay at the Emerald Dolphin and are already making plans to return next year. The room was comfortable, clean and quiet. The staff was very helpful and we enjoyed every minute. We had one occasion to call for maintenance and the problem was resolved very quickly. The location is perfect if you want a base of operations from which to tour the coast.

  • Stayed September 2011, travelled with family
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Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2011

Not bad for the money, but broken heater and unable to refrigerate groceries
Probably would rate a 4, but no heat or refrigerator 3 for October, I would change to a 2 if it was November or later.

  • Stayed October 2011
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EDIFortBragg, Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review, 19 October 2011
We are sorry to hear that this guest had trouble with their room. Unfortunately, if we are not made aware of a problem when it occurs, we don't have the opportunity to fix it. In this case, it would have been as simple as reading the directional signs for the appliances, or calling the front desk for instruction.
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Taipei, Taiwan
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Reviewed 20 September 2011

My hubby and I stayed here using the skunk train package(two nights+two train tickets) which was quite a good deal for such a vacation area in Summer time. The entrance of motel was a little tricky to find, but the reception was friendly and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable. It is close to retaurants, grocery store, gas station.... very convenient!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Property: Emerald Dolphin Inn
Address: 1211 S Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-5312
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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 ) Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Fort Bragg
#5 Family Hotel in Fort Bragg
#6 Romantic Hotel in Fort Bragg
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Bragg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Emerald Dolphin Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 43
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
One of the newest Inns on the Coast, Emerald Dolphin's guest rooms bring luxurious comfort, gracious hospitality, and first class service to the Mendocino Coast. Located within walking distance to the Hare Creek beach and ocean cliff walking trail. Some jetted spa & fireplace suites. Complimentary continental breakfast, WIFI and many other amenities. Pet friendly rooms available with advance notice. Onsite you will find a family hair salon, 18 hole Miniature Golf Course, family fun center with arcade & private party room. You will also find fabulous restaurants, shops, galleries, beaches, parks, Skunk Train, Botanical Gardens, and theater nearby. AAA approved- Three Diamonds Award. ... more   less 
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