We visited the B&B as family had gotten us a gift certificate to stay and we hadn't yet been to Ft. Bragg for a long time. We're not really the B&B type but this was a very cool old building, former hospital I think with large open areas and rooms close to town. Our room was nice & clean, pretty simple with a small TV, fireplace and an old fashioned quilt on the wall. We called ahead to let the staff know we would be arriving late, they left a key out for us though not in the spot they said it would be. Breakfast the next morning was nice, good coffee and eggs made to order. Checked in after breakfast and the innkeeper didn't find our reservation but had no problem with the gift certificate and we confirmed we would be there for two nights (glad the place wasn't booked!). The B&B seemed very quiet and it wasn't very full so any vacant rooms were left open so we could see what the others looked like. I would recommend a room overlooking the garden or on the back of the house, bigger rooms & baths with a bit more privacy (Whalewatch or Sunset). Arrived back after a day hiking and at the beach with no one to be found, should have asked for a dinner recommendation at breakfast, oh well. We found a nice spot and headed out the next morning for brunch down the coast at the Little River Inn (very good). I would recommend this B&B folks who are happy to be on their own (bring your own ice) and have a cozy place to stay near town. Not sure this would be a good spot for families....better for single travelers.
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- The Grey Whale Inn offers vacation lodging amidst comfort and laid back Mendocino Coast elegance. The Inn, a classic architecture of old-growth redwood, is a premier oceanfront inn in historic downtown Fort Bragg. Within walking distance of a great selection of restaurants, the internationally award winning North Coast Brewery, Glass Beach, the Skunk Train, art galleries, a culinary center, and the historic downtown shopping area. Experience the real Mendocino personality at the Grey Whale Inn. We no longer provide a breakfast. However, there are many wonderful local dining locations within walking distance of the inn. ... more less
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