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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I brought my two little ones to the Grey Whale Inn after discovering the inn here on Trip Adviser. We were looking for a fun little get away but had no real factors other than images and reviews to impact or decision on where to stay. From the first contact to our farewells. We arrived to the friendly kitty on... More 

Thank Gretchen G
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4 reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2016

I drove to Fort Bragg on a spur of the moment and took the chance I would find somewhere to stay. I have wanted to stay at the Grey Whale Inn since I was a kid, it is such a beautiful building and grounds. I called and Mike was just across the street at a great little cafe. He met... More 

Thank Jennifer G
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Reviewed 10 August 2016

Nice and old boarding inn, clean rooms but old. Towels thin but clean, sheets clean, and pillows OK and a wonderful cat named Sweetpea to welcome you. Good for an overnight hen passing through but not a romantic B&B.

Thank Steve M
Reston, Virginia
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3 reviews
Reviewed 29 March 2016 via mobile

My boyfriend and I stayed the night on our way to visit the redwoods. The place/staff made us feel at home. Rooms were decadent. Breakfast was delicious. Very accommodating of my emotional support animals too, which I really appreciated because I require their ongoing presence for my disability and places are not always nice about it. The other nice thing... More 

Thank Hoodubs
B.C, Canada
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Reviewed 30 January 2016

We were camping our way down the Pacific Coast last summer and found ourselves out of options as night was approaching and we were in the vicinity of Fort Bragg. We noticed the amazing gardens surrounding the Gray Whale Inn, so stopped and peeked in as we passed by on the main highway through town. There didn't seem to be... More 

Thank bcfamilytravels
Laguna Beach, California
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Reviewed 16 September 2015

If you give me a cozy, clean room with its' own fireplace and an antique desk, I'm a happy camper. If this room is in a mansion filled with a myriad of unique other rooms, reading nooks, comfortable lounges, then I'm gonna hang out for a while. And if I'm a block from the beach, with a generous breakfast prepared... More 

Thank beth2015610
Santa Rosa, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 14 August 2015 via mobile

We came down for my last birthday, got one of the top floor rooms, and we found it relaxing, a little old looking, but what do you expect. We will come back, maybe this time we'll try out the breakfast (we came on off season, their was no one else their), also, sweat pea was adorable(we let her in our... More 

Thank goldnugget23303
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Reviewed 9 August 2015

Mother/daughter getaway for a few days. It was perfect for us. I had booked a room online and when we arrived we were upgraded, as the booked room was already in use (website error). The new room was super. Very large and nice. The inn has plenty of atmosphere and Mike was helpful and friendly. The location couldn't have been... More 

Thank KaerynK
2 reviews
Reviewed 6 August 2015

We had a wonderful stay at the Grey Whale. Michael was friendly and accommodating and made us feel welcome from the start. Location is great. The Skunk Train station is right across the street and downtown Fort Bragg is mere blocks away. Glass Beach and the seaside trail is just as close. Our room was comfortable and clean. Breakfast was... More 

Thank Jeff R
Monterey, California
1 review
Reviewed 3 August 2015

We stayed at the Grey Whale Inn 29 years ago for our honeymoon. We returned this July for our anniversary and were pleased to see the Inn is still very comfortable and charming. The breakfasts are outstanding. We will return again soon!

Thank Jennifer B

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Refrigerator in room
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 

Additional Information about Grey Whale Inn

Address: 615 N Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-3240
Region: United States > California > Mendocino County > Fort Bragg
Price Range: $228 - $374 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 14
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“Campbell Room all the way!”
 of 5 bubbles gretcheng479, 7 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Quieter not facing main street”
 of 5 bubbles jennifergN1526WF, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Look at the available rooms”
 of 5 bubbles stevemW2258DO, 10 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Rooms on back quieter with ocean view. Cycling / running trail a couple blocks away along the ocean”
 of 5 bubbles beth2015610, 16 Sep 2015 | Read review
“The Railway room is huge and fairly quiet. Sunset would be my 2nd choice.”
 of 5 bubbles KaerynK, 8 Aug 2015 | Read review
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