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Ebb Tide Lodge
Ranked #22 of 23 Hotels in Fort Bragg
Livonia, Michigan
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“Decent for one night, maybe two--especially for the price!”
Reviewed 23 June 2013

This motel saved us from a LONG lonely drive up (that went into the night) the coast in June where EVERY hotel, motel, B&B, cottages, Inn, etc (under $250 a night) was sold out for over 150 miles.. At 1am, a really nice [pregnant] women, actually answered the phone, and gave us the last room she had. She called it a "smoking" room but it really wasn't that smelly at all. WE finally got the "last" room someone had. Its the very basic motel, but nice TV!!! Free breakfast was a plus too. NOt 100% clean BUT I stayed in worse! Clean freaks don't stay here.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with family
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ebbtidelodge, Webmaster at Ebb Tide Lodge, responded to this review, 26 September 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback regarding your recent stay at our hotel.

I am terribly sorry to hear that your stay with us was not to your satisfaction.

The cleanliness issues you encountered have been addressed with our housekeeping team and we will improve our process to ensure all rooms reach the highest standards.

Again, we apologize for the inconveniences and should you return to our area, we hope you will consider staying with us again.

Sincerely
Hotel Manager.
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Reviewed 5 June 2013

My girlfriend and I stayed at the Ebb Tide for one night on our way to Oregon from San Francisco. The problems mentioned in previous posts did not affect us at all. (No homeless-looking men around) The woman at the front desk was very nice and it seemed to us that this is now a family-owned place because there were several people who all appeared to be in the same family walking around, cleaning up garbage, fixing up rooms and providing a good breakfast with hot coffee, muffins, store-bought doughnuts and honey buns (not the healthiest, but delicious).
We were originally placed in a smaller room along the backside of the hotel, which was fine and we didn't complain, but the woman at the front desk caught us and told us she had a bigger room for us if we'd like it. We said we would and she gave us the key immediately. We checked into this bigger room only to realize the bed was very wobbly and would have been uncomfortable to sleep on. So we walked across the small parking lot to the lobby and told her about the problem. She apologized and graciously gave us the key to another equally big room right next to it, which featured a comfortable-enough bed, warm heated bathroom, nice TV and enough room to bring our bicycle in for the night.
We also noticed that she sent someone over right away to check on the broken bed in the other room. My impression was that they had just bought this place and were getting used to owning it, because the woman who helped us seemed to be teaching other people to use the computer system and fix anything that was broken.
My overall experience here was very good and the staff was friendly. Also, I forgot to mention that this place was only $60/night when every other place in town was $80/night. A very nice bargain for a very nice night's stay.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 14 April 2013 via mobile

After a long drive, rather late it was the first place with vacency.
We got a clean room with hot water. We didn't need more.
Had a good night sleep and drove away early in the morning.
For breakfast we had coffee and a danish.
For a short overnight stay the place was accomodating.

Stayed April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 8 December 2012 via mobile

As soon as I walked in I did not expect much. As no one was at the desk they were in the backroom watching a loud movie n I had to ring service bell several times. The manager (I assume) came out with a almost homeless looking man. I went on with getting a room and ordered suite A. My wife and I proceeded to the room and was met by some mix of foul odor n cleaning agents. It smelt like they had never had the Windows open it was so musty. We checked out the room n was surprised to see a flat screen n satellite which was obviously the best thing about the room. We went into the master bedroom n peeled back the sheets and found pubic hair and stains. We immediately got our money back and left. The manager is so unprofessional that I still had the key in my pocket n returned it shortly later.

  • Stayed December 2012
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2 Thank Southwicks
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ebbtidelodge, Webmaster at Ebb Tide Lodge, responded to this review, 2 September 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing the Ebb Tide Lodge for your recent stay in our area.

We also thank you for giving us a review and it is very much appreciated.

This will contribute a long way to improve our guest services.

Upon receipt of your review, the following steps were taken:

The hotel staff has received additional training in professional hospitality.

Housekeeping staff have been trained to check and confirm the cleanliness of the rooms and amenities before having it released for new occupants.

We take our reviews very seriously.

Please do check in next time.

Sincerely,
Hotel Manager.
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Reviewed 4 September 2012

The photo above is obviously old because it doesn't really reflect the room we stayed in.

We decided to stay in Fort Bragg after a long day of driving. A lot of the places looked crowded so we opted for this little motel along the main strip. My husband booked us in but was a little reticent about it after he noticed a clause at the bottom of the check-in form that allows management to throw you out for whatever reason whenever they like. Yikes. He also said the man at the front desk was rude and actually looked like a homeless person. There were a couple of other people milling around the place that had the same look about them.

The room itself wasn't too bad. Obviously they have been doing some work to the place. There was a flat screen tv mounted on the wall, a fairly new-looking microwave, the sheets were in very good condition, although not ironed, and they were clean. The bathroom was also very clean. The only complaint I had was that the wastebasket in the main part of the room had not been emptied (someone's banana peel was still in there) and I did find a bandaid on the floor. Oh yes, and someone had left their water bottle on the bathroom sink. My husband handed this in to the front desk as we were leaving and I think the person behind the desk thought he was giving him a gift. lol

The bed was pretty hard but okay. Noise from the road and other rooms was minimal. The water pressure in the shower was okay too. As for the continental breakfast......my husband went to get coffee in the morning. He said there were apples in a basket that were mushy and looked like they had been there for a while. There were little banana muffins and some kind of packaged danish. There was no coffee. When my husband asked if more could be made, the clerk said he was off duty and it would have to wait for the guy about to start his shift. Okkkkaaaay. I guess "service" isn't a big thing at this motel.

They also advertise in their motel book in the room that they have a spa. They do, but it wasn't available for guest use.

Would we stay here again? In a nutshell - no.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
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1 Thank DesertKoala
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ebbtidelodge, Webmaster at Ebb Tide Lodge, responded to this review, 2 September 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing the Ebb Tide Lodge during your last visit to our area.

We appreciate your review and putting forth your straight observations and appreciating the good things.

We have attended all your points suggested for improvement and also overall amenities.

We would like to invite you to once again choose us during your next visit and have a delightful experience.

Sincerely,
Hotel Manager.
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Atlanta, Georgia
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Reviewed 30 August 2012

If you just need a place to crash for the night, this will do. It has adequate beds, small yet clean bath, and even wireless internet. The service was adequate (even brought us extra pillows and blankets). The continental breakfast consist of celephane wrapped danish cut in half, some weak coffee with powder creamer, and some fruit. The price is right (about $80), so if you need a place to pull over this will work.

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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled with family
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Thank 2deer
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Reviewed 12 August 2012

Checked the bed sheets and blankets. I was told no one had stayed the previous night. Blanket was dirty as was the mattress cover with someone else's hairs on it and it was stained! Didn't have another king size mattress cover. Did without. Never ever stay here again. The good hotels were booked. Lesson learned-book in advance.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Thank Caroeanna
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ebbtidelodge, Webmaster at Ebb Tide Lodge, responded to this review, 2 September 2013
Dear Guest,

Thank you for choosing the Ebb Tide Lodge for your last visit to our area.

We also thank you for giving us a review and it is very much appreciated.

Hotel upkeep staffs have ensured that all amenities are perfect and functional.

Special actions have been taken to check the bed linen and cleanliness.

We invite you once again to stay with us and experience a new hospitality.

Sincerely,
Hotel Manager.
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Property: Ebb Tide Lodge
Address: 250 S Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-4209
Region: United States > California > Mendocino County > Fort Bragg
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Wheelchair access
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Ranked #22 of 23 Hotels in Fort Bragg
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ebb Tide Lodge 2.5*
Number of rooms: 31
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