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Emerald Dolphin Inn

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Dutchess County, NY
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

My husband and I took a west coast vacation flying from Newark, NJ to Portland, OR, driving down the Oregon coast into California. This was our 4th night stay into our trip. The Inn was easy to find and the staff were very pleasant. Linens were clean the room was also very clean. We definitely stay here again.

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

The two of you were on such an adventure we were happy to have you stay with us. Hope your entire trip was wonderful. Safe travels.

Lubbock, Texas
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed at the Green Dolphin only one night. The room was clean, neat as a pin and quiet. The gentleman at the desk was friendly and very helpful. They only offer a cold breakfast but it was all we needed to be on our way down the road. We stayed here during March but you might be warned, they...

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

Laura, we were happy to have you stay at the Emerald Dolphin Inn. Thank you for leaving a review for us too! Hope you come to see us again.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Clean and roomy. The only issue I had the fridge wasn't on. We were out most of the time so it really didn't matter. Front desk we're very polite and helpful. Would stay there again. The continental breakfast is good. The grand kids enjoyed it. There are two separate buildings, one is across the street, not a big deal. Unless...

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

Shelley thanks for bring the grandchildren to the coast. We are happy you all had a good time making memories. Any time you stay with us let us know what your needs are, and we will do our very best to make your stay more comfortable. Hope you are all well and Happy Easter to you!

Clearlake
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Stayed here for one night. Location is good, easy to find right off the highway. Check in was quick and painless. Room was quiet, no highway noise at all. Only issue is that I found a used towel on the hook of the door in the bathroom-that wasn't from me or my boyfriend. In housekeeping's defense, I didn't notice it...

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EDIFortBragg, General Manager at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you for letting us know how we did. We really appreciate it. Please accept our sincerest apology that we missed a towel . We work really hard to ensure our rooms are clean, but we are human as well. Thank you for kind words. Thank you for staying with us it means a lot!

Paradise, California
Reviewed 29 January 2017

I suprised my husband with a trip to fort Bragg and our favorite hotel for his 65th birthday. I arranged for their wonderful birthday package, and it was perfect. We walked into our room to balloons all over, a delicious cake, sparkling cider, and bithday tablecloth, napkins, plates, etc. Loved the look on my husbands face. The dolphin is a...

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

Thank you for bringing your husband to celebrate with us! We get just as excited preparing the room for your secret surprise as you do! We were happy to have you join us at the Emerald Dolphin Inn. It means a lot to us to have you return and to share your thoughts for others to see. Glad we got...

Clearlake, California
Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

We celebrate our anniversary every year by the ocean. We have stayed at this property before, and have stayed in at least 7 different rooms. Each room was always immaculately clean and the staff has always been helpful and gracious. Once there was a misunderstanding concerning our service dog in a newly refurbished handicap room, and I was furious, and...

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

Mr. and Mrs. Jolley, as always it was our pleasure to see you and your fur baby Gypsy. Thank you for coming to the coast and having a little visit with us at the Emerald Dolphin Inn. You actually left just in time to miss this weeks storm along California. We appreciate your kind words and that you took the...

Redwood City, California
Reviewed 3 January 2017

We had an opportunity to go away for the New Year's weekend - we knew we wanted ocean and after seeing the Central Coast area was pricier than we wanted we looked into the Fort Bragg area. On our last trip we had stayed at a property on the north end of town but found that sold out. We started...

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

It was a pleasure to have you stay with us. Glad you were able to have one of our Spa rooms to bring in the New Year. We really appreciate that you took the time to share your stay with future travelers. Hope that we will see you again soon. Happy New Year!

Cupertino, California
Reviewed 3 January 2017

Conveniently located close to Highway 1 and US 20 W. Clean rooms and Helpful front desk. We got discounted tickets to Botanical Garden! Convenient access to Coastal Trails and secluded beaches, Helpful in providing dining in Fort Bragg and Mendocino like Ravens, Mayan Fusion, Cafe Del Mar..

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

Thank you for staying at the Emerald Dolphin Inn. Sounds like we sent you off to enjoy your time along the sea. Thank you for sharing with future travelers. We really appreciate it. Come see us again soon. Happy New Year!

Reviewed 11 November 2016

We stayed for one night as a stop over during the coastal drive. It was definitely worth the value! The inn was clean and quiet, the owner was friendly and the continental breakfast was what we wanted (oatmeal, bagels, pastry, juice, cereal). There was free wifi and cable. We would have loved to play mini golf but it was closed...

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EDIFortBragg, Owner at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you so much for staying with us! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay. We apologize that the Mini Golf was not open the days you were here. In the Winter months when the weather is inclement, the Mini Golf and Family Fun center is only open Thurs-Sundays. Of course the Mini Golf is open up to 7...

Windsor, California
Reviewed 10 November 2016

First off I must say that for the most part we enjoyed the Emerald Dolphin Inn. The desk clerk was very pleasant and the room was clean (#207). However, slept poorly and awoke with a backache and then saw that the matteress was literally sagging in the middle so badly that it touched the floor - when no one was...

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EDIFortBragg, Owner at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

We want to thank you for staying with us! We are sorry that the mattress was too soft for your liking. We do want to clarify that what you saw under the bed was the fabric of the mattress cover touching the floor, and not the mattress which sets on a bed frame and box spring. To keep our mattresses...

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Amenities

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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
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
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: $129 - $251 (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 Romantic Hotel in Fort Bragg
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Bragg
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