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4.6 out of 5

"Enjoyed our stay, large rooms, very, very clean and quiet. Staff super friendly and accommodating, parking was great. Would definitely stay again! " More

By a verified traveler on Thu 02 Jul 2020

Hotel Description

Beach hotel near Glass Beach

Steps from the beach

Stay at this Fort Bragg hotel and you'll be within half a mile (1 km) of Pomo Bluffs Park and 2 miles (3 km) of Noyo Harbor. Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and Sea Glass Museum are also within 2 miles (3 km).

Family-friendly fun

This hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. There's fun for all ages with mini golf and an arcade/game room, and families will appreciate the picnic area. Traveling on business? Take advantage of the express check-out and free Internet in public areas.

Free Internet, comfy beds

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and coffee/tea makers, the 43 guestrooms offer free WiFi and free wired Internet, as well as flat-screen TVs with cable channels. Other amenities include pillowtop beds, DVD players, and premium bedding.

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (No Pets)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max
$99* Per night/room Jan 17 - Jan 18

Comfort Suite, 1 King Bed (No Pets)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (Pet Friendly)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Romantic Suite, 1 King Bed, Jetted Tub (No Pets)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Emerald Dolphin Inn ratings based on 10 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.6 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Emerald Dolphin Inn

Everyone (8) Couples (2)
5 out of 5
Enjoyed our stay, large rooms, very, very clean and quiet. Staff super friendly and accommodating, parking was great. Would definitely stay again!

Posted by , from Napa on Jul 2, 2020

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Jul 4, 2020 by Kim Q

Thank you Trish! It was our pleasure and we can't wait to have you come stay again soon.

5 out of 5
Very welcomingand knowledgable about the area. and great customerservice

Posted by , from Phoenix on Nov 18, 2019

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Nov 22, 2019 by Kim Q

Thank you Beverly for staying with us and leaving such nice comments about our amazing front desk staff. We truly enjoy our guests and we are so glad it shows!

5 out of 5
Excellent staff, hotel room and location. I was able to walk many pretty beach views

Posted by on Oct 2, 2019

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Oct 9, 2019 by Kim Q

Thank you Brent. We strive for excellence and we appreciate you letting us know how we did! Hope to see you again soon!

5 out of 5
Everything about this hotel was excellent!!! Extremely clean, quiet and all the attention to the little details was wonderful! We will be back!!

Posted by on Sep 15, 2019

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Sep 22, 2019 by Kim Q

Thank you for staying with us and letting us know how we did. It truly is all in the details and your comfort is our top priority. We look forward to seeing you again soon!

5 out of 5
Great room. Friendly staff and great recommendations for food and activities in the area.

Posted by on Aug 5, 2019

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Aug 10, 2019 by Kim Q

We spent a great deal of time thinking about all the great places we love here in Fort Bragg and put it all on one great sheet with a map! We are so happy you found it helpful and had a great time with us!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 15, 2019

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Jul 20, 2019 by Kim Q

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

5 out of 5

Posted by on Jun 25, 2019

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Jun 25, 2019 by Kim Q

Thank you for staying with us! We hope to see you again soon!

5 out of 5

Posted by on May 20, 2019

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May 20, 2019 by Kim Q

Thanks for staying with us. We appreciate your feedback!

4 out of 5

Lovely hotel

Lovely hotel; friendly staff - enjoyed our stay, although I could not locate the hair dryer. Room was slightly cramped, but very clean. Disappointed that it was only a continental breakfast, so we went to nearby David’s - fantastic food.

Posted by , from Tennessee on Jun 30, 2018

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Jul 7, 2018 by Kim Q

Thank you Kristy! We are so happy you enjoyed your stay with us. You may have missed the hairdryer which is stored in it's own little bag. We hope we will see you again next time you visit the coast.

2 out of 5

Manager from hell

Im 77 my friend is 70 we went to bed early and woke up around 10pm. We were sitting at the table talking and at 11pm we got a call from the manager carla saying we were too loud and we got a complaint. I said we are just talking she said its 11pm its time to turn in. When my daughter called because I was so upset she said i was lying and she never said it. I dont go to over priced hotels with old lumpy mattresses to be told when to go to bed.

Posted by , from Pittsburg California on Jul 23, 2015

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Jan 11, 2016 by Denise Vicars

Diane, I am sorry some guests are more sensitive to sound than others. We do have a quiet time at 10:00 p.m. and if guests are outside it may bother other guests. I hope you and your friends were able to chat the night away sharing good times with one another. Thank you for staying with us.

Property Features

There's a snack bar/deli on site. Public spaces have free WiFi and wired Internet. A terrace, tour/ticket assistance, and an arcade/game room are also featured at the family-friendly Emerald Dolphin Inn. Free self parking is available. You'll have access to the indoor pool at a partner property. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Fort Bragg hotel.

  • 43 guestrooms or units
  • Deli
  • 1 conference room
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Staff is multilingual
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Game room or arcade
  • Pool or billiards table
  • Terrace
  • Outdoor picnic space
  • Beauty salon
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Snack bar/deli
  • Arcade/game room
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Refrigerator
  • DVD player

Internet

Available in all rooms: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi , Free wired Internet

Parking

Free self parking

Transport

  • Airport: San Francisco Intl. Airport (SFO) (294.6 km / 183.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Emerald Dolphin Inn offers 43 accommodations, which are accessible via exterior corridors and feature DVD players and laptop-compatible safes. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. 42-inch flat-screen televisions come with cable channels. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and coffee/tea makers. Bathrooms include shower/tub combinations, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Fort Bragg hotel provides complimentary wired and wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include irons/ironing boards and portable fans. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • DVD player
  • Refrigerator
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Shower and tub combination
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Laptop safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Exterior corridor access
  • Climate control (heating)
  • Portable fan
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Hiking/biking trails on site
  • Bicycle rentals on site
  • Miniature golf on site
  • Scuba diving nearby

Accessibility

If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Handrails in stairways
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Well-lit path to entrance
  • Stair-free path to entrance
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible public washroom
  • Wheelchair accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible concierge desk
  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible van parking
  • Braille or raised signage
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 10:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 7:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
Guests arriving after 10:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Check-out

  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 2 children 11 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 15 per pet, per night
  • Only dogs are allowed
  • Maximum 2 per room
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Certain rooms only, restrictions apply
  • You can request a pet-friendly room by reaching out to the property at the number on the booking confirmation
  • Service animals are exempt from fees

Policies

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A credit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer. Contactless check-out is available. Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings, and can be accessed from outside the building via exterior corridors. The property affirms that it adheres to the Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global) sanitization guidelines; the SafeStay (AHLA - USA) sanitization guidelines; the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Staff temperature checks are conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Pets cannot be left unattended
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Security system
  • Property follows sanitization practices of SafeStay (AHLA - USA)
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Intertek Cristal (3rd party expert - Global)
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Number of children who can stay free - 2
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: USD 200.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 15 per pet, per night
  • Service animals are exempt from fees
  • Late check-out is available for a fee (subject to availability, amount varies)

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Up to 2 children 11 years old and younger stay free in the same room as the parent or guardian when using existing bedding.
  • Pets are welcome in certain rooms only; other restrictions apply (please see the Fees section for related charges). To make arrangements for your pet, contact the property directly at the number on your booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.