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Emerald Dolphin Inn

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Fair Oaks, California
Reviewed 22 February 2016

Always a perfect stay at Emerald Dolphin. Great location, just close enough to everything. But not on a busy main street. Comfortable beds, clean and cared for rooms, quiet, convenient, friendly. Great value.

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EDIFortBragg, Front Office Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure to have you stay with us. Thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you again soon.

Reviewed 8 February 2016 via mobile

We came here because our other hotel was a bit on the gross side, the rooms were beautiful at emerald very clean and comfy our family enjoyed the stay thanks to the emerald dolphin hotel. I hoghly recommend to all familys or even a quick get away for couples thier suits are also amazing .

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EDIFortBragg, Front Office Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

I'm so glad we had a room to accommodate you and your family. It's great to hear you had a good time Tiffany. We can't thank you enough for your review and for staying with us.

Santa Rosa, California
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

I took my mother to Fort Bragg for her birthday. We stayed here and we're very satisfied. We stayed in a king room. No smoking, no pets. The place is very clean and in a central location and easy to find. The Mendocino Botanical Gardens is only 5 minutes down the road. Fort Bragg shops are nice. Just a short...

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EDIFortBragg, Front Office Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

What a kind and sweet daughter you are to swoop your mom away for her special day. Thank you for sharing it with us at the Emerald Dolphin Inn and hanging out in Fort Bragg. We loved having you girls. Hope to see you again soon.

Marysville, California
Reviewed 7 February 2016 via mobile

Stayed here spur of the moment get away. Clean rooms. Wonderful staff. Great place for family or just couples. Quiet. Will stay again. Showers was great which is hard to find sometimes. Nice views. Simple breakfast great for traveling with kids.

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EDIFortBragg, Front Office Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

I'm not sure how I missed your review Linda, but wanted to thank you for staying with us! Sometimes that is just what we need, and I'm glad you could get away and recharge. Thanks for sharing. We hope to see you again soon.

Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 26 January 2016 via mobile

Room was clean and comfortable. Wi-Fi worked well. Bathroom was immaculate. Modest breakfast was provided in the front counter area. Staff was very helpful and professional. Visited glass beach about 2 miles up the road.

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EDIFortBragg, Guest Relations Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Emerald Dolphin Inn during your visit to Fort Bragg. It was our pleasure to have you as our guest. Thank you for your review we appreciate it.

McMinnville, Tennessee
Reviewed 9 January 2016 via mobile

We were looking for a clean comfortable place to stay in the Fort Bragg area. I'm so glad we found the Emerald Dolphin. Really nice for the price. We stayed for 3 nights and enjoyed the quietness of this motel. We would stay here again if we come back to this area.

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EDIFortBragg, Front Office Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Tiffany, We hope that your trip to the West Coast was a fabulous adventure. We were so glad you made it to the Emerald Dolphin Inn, I really enjoyed our morning chat! Have a great time and Happy Anniversary!

Elk Grove, California
Reviewed 3 January 2016

We stayed here for two nights over Thanksgiving. It was clean, comfortable, and in a good location. We had a room upstairs, which we preferred. We would stay here again if we found ourselves in Fort Bragg again.

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EDIFortBragg, Front Office Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

It couldn't have been a more beautiful Thanksgiving. Thank you for sharing your holiday with us. Hope to see you again. Happy New Year!

Fort Bragg, California
Reviewed 27 December 2015

We stayed in Fort Bragg for one night at the Emerald Dolphin Inn. We had a room with two queen beds which were very comfortable. The pillows and quilts are new-ish; towels are great; water pressure and temperature were excellent; parking right in front. And there's mini-golf - you get a complimentary pass to play there with your stay. It's...

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EDIFortBragg, Front Office Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Linda thank you for coming to stay with us at the Emerald Dolphin Inn during the hustle and bustle of the holidays. We were happy to have you! Thanks for the review too! We appreciate it.

Ukiah, California
Reviewed 1 December 2015

I've stayed here twice while in town for work. My first stay I was on the second floor. The room was nice, but there is no elevator and I am a heavy packer. The second stay I had two rooms and brought my family. I stayed on the first floor. It was Thanksgiving Weekend and the hotel was packed. I...

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EDIFortBragg, Front Office Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We take our guests reviews seriously. Next time you're here we have put a toaster in the lobby for our guests to use with the microwave. We've added fresh homemade breads,muffins, yogurt, and fruit to our complimentary pastries in the morning. Glad you were able to bring the whole family last time. I hope all...

McMinnville, Oregon
Reviewed 16 November 2015

Stayed here for two nights in November, 2015. The room was very nice and clean, and the beds were comfy. It's only a few blocks from the ocean and I could spot the water from the second floor walkway, which is always a nice bonus, as well as the nice smell of the ocean nearby. Just keep in mind the...

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EDIFortBragg, Front Office Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Allie I hope you girls had a great visit to the coast. I didn't get a chance to visit with you much as you were so busy while you were here. Thank you for staying with us and for the nice review. Hope to see you on your next trip to the coast.

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Beachfront
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
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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. 18 hole Miniature Golf Course on site with arcade & private party room, fabulous restaurants, shops, galleries, and entertainment nearby. AAA approved- Three Diamonds Award. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Emerald Dolphin Inn

Address: 1211 S Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-5312
Region: United States > California > Mendocino County > Fort Bragg
Price Range: €84 - €167 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Emerald Dolphin Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 43
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Also Known As:
Emerald Dolphin Hotel Fort Bragg
Emerald Dolphin Motel
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#1 Green Hotel in Fort Bragg
#5 Family Hotel in Fort Bragg
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Bragg
#6 Romantic Hotel in Fort Bragg
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