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Emerald Dolphin Inn

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14/05/2017 15/05/2017
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Reviewed 1 week ago

The Emerald Dolphin Inn exceeded our expectations, especially considering the price we paid. We did stay in what may be a new part of the hotel across the street (Ocean View Drive), in a separate building (Room 217). The room was in excellent, like new, condition. It's within walking distance of the coast and at least 2 nice dinner restaurants...

Thank Jeff S
Billings, Montana
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Nice size room, good tub, excellent wifi connection and good selection of tv stations. All the things we need on the road while tracking down distance family. There are sometimes you just don't want to talk any more.

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

We are so glad you could escape to the Emerald Dolphin Inn after your busy family gathering. Happy to hear we were just the right place for you to rejuvenate. Thank you for staying with us.

Telluride, Colorado
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great rates. Very clean rooms and comfortable beds. Friendly front desk. Location close to Mendocino and all the surrounding fun. Even the little breakfast pastries were yummy. What more can you ask for at this price? Also fun to have its mini golf course on site.

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

Jason thank you for bringing your family to the Emerald Dolphin Inn while you were visiting the Mendocino Coast. Glad to hear fun was had by all. Come see us again soon.

Fort Worth, Texas
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This may have been the most comfortable stay of our entire trip! The room was very comfortable and the location is great. It is only 3/10 of a mile from spectacular cliffs that provide superb views of the ocean, especially at sunset. This hotel also provided something I had never seen. There was a book of menus from a number...

Thank Mark C
EDIFortBragg, Owner at Emerald Dolphin Inn, responded to this review

Thank you Mark for taking the time to let us know you enjoyed your time with us. It means so much to us that you loved our new beds and were able to enjoy a fantastic sunset and a great meal. We very much look forward to seeing you on your next visit!

Tooele, Utah
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were traveling through for one night. This is a clean hotel with a light cold breakfast. Nothing too special. It was close to the Glass Beach and easy to get to. The staff was nice and gave us great direction.

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

Thank you for stopping and staying with the Emerald Dolphin Inn while you were traveling along the beautiful Mendocino Coast. We appreciate you took the time to share your experience as well.

Dutchess County, NY
Reviewed 19 March 2017

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.

Thank Bill2601
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 17 March 2017 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...

Thank Laura W
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 14 March 2017

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...

Thank Shelley A
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!

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...

1Thank mauilover2006
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...

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  • Free Parking
  • Breakfast included
  • Beachfront
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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About the property
  • 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
  • Free Internet
  • Public Wifi
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • 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 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 

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: $176 - $258 (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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“We stayed in the building across Ocean View Drive from the main building which MAY be newer. Didn't ask don't know but it was perfect.”
X5960ZDjeffs, 23 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We stayed in the annex further off the highway.”
R8091XLlizh, 15 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Our room was across the street from the main lobby, so if you have any health issues ask for a room that is in the main area of the lobby.”
, 14 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Upstairs in second building is our favorite spot.”
sally20042017, 29 Jan 2017 | Read review
“ask for ocean facing room”
YYZ_647, 10 Nov 2016 | Read review
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