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“Wonderful view” 4 of 5 bubbles
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North Cliff Hotel
Ranked #5 of 22 Hotels in Fort Bragg
Certificate of Excellence
Oakland, California
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31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“Wonderful view”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 February 2012

The only reason I didn't give it a 5 star is because the carpeting needed a little help and the couch could be replaced. Other than that it was all good. As you open the door the expansive view knocks you out. the fireplace in the corner is very cozy and the room itself is very large with a little private balcony to enjoy the view on a sunny day. The daily cont. bkfst delivered the evening before is a nice touch and bottles of water and Nantucket Nectar also.Fluffy robes give you a cruise feeling and the Chronicle at the front door keeps you in touch. The bed is super comfortable and the bathroom is pristine. The microwave gave us a chance to warm up goodies from the Harvest market across the road a bit and the service desk was always helpful.The foghorn sounded romantic to me and we kept the slider open so we could hear it. I know some complained of this as annoying. I guess it all depends on the way people look at things. I say charming as opposed to dated. would definitely , definitely stay here again..

Room Tip: Second floor great view we were in 202
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank bunny2211
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Reno, Nevada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2012

We had a two night stay with a great package from Travel Zoo. Our room was very clean. We had a great view of the harbor & watched the comings and goings of the Coast Guard and fishing boats. Our room had a gas fireplace which was a treat. Our package deal came with a very nice continental breakfast that was refreshed and waiting in our room's refrigerator every morning. We enjoyed two great meals at the North Cliff restaurant which was an easy walk across the bridge. Our package included a dining voucher that allowed for all inclusive dining for two, sans tax & tip or could be applied to any dining of your choice. Our meals were excellent. Our package included two admissions to the botanical gardens in Fort Bragg. There's a great view of the ocean from these gardens. Staff was pleasant. All in all a great stay and incredible value...Thanks, North Cliff !!!

  • Stayed February 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank Gail B
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Santa Rosa, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 February 2012

The North Cliff hotel was a very pleasant surprise. It is not a luxury stay but we are very picky hotel people and found it to be very clean, no weird smells and comfortable with a wonderful view of the ocean, harbor entrance and cliffs. The staff was very nice and bed comfortable. . The decor may be a little outdated but our bathroom looked to be recently remodeled with a nice floor and new shower stall. The fireplace was a nice touch as was the coffee, pastries, cheese, fruit, juice and water in the fridge, and bath robes. We will go back!

Room Tip: Would recommend the lower numbered rooms (i.e. the 01-07 series) rather than numbers 08 and higher...
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  • Stayed February 2012, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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San Francisco, California
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2012

Everything here is dated...decor, TV (CRT), appliances. It's also located right off the sometimes busy Main St adjacent to the bridge. Can get noisy. If you want a romantic spot, better off 9 miles south in Mendocino.

  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Kris H
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Yuba City, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2012

I'm not sure where some of the previous reviewers stayed but it sure wasn't here. Yes the room is a little dated but mine was in excellent shape. We weren't there to look at the inside of the room though we were there for the view.

Some of the previous reviewers complained about the foghorn. To us it sounded like one of those relaxation CD's you buy, "Sounds of the Ocean". Honestly we really enjoyed the waves crashing against the rocks below, the buoys quietly clanging and the occasional fog horn. You don't get any more of an "at the ocean experience".

Some of the previous reviews complained about trees blocking the view and yet the only trees we could see from our bottom level room was a stand to the north that you had to hang over the edge of your balcony to see.

Some of the previous reviews complained about the breakfast and yet for the two of us we were quite satisfied. We got a large muffin, an obviously fresh croissant(with butter and jelly) and a scone along with fruit (which could be a little better but it's winter) and a couple of those little cheese wheels. If you need to start the day with eggs and bacon don't plan on this satisfying you but we leisurely ate in our bathrobes checking out the ocean and were fine until a late lunch.

Bottom line is it was a perfectly nice place with an incredibly view. The staff was very friendly and helpful. It was the perfect spot for a quick recharge.

Room Tip: The rooms closest to the bridge are best for seeing the boats go in and out but are closer to Hwy 1.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Fred C
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Property: North Cliff Hotel
Address: 1005 S Main St, Fort Bragg, CA 95437-5300
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Region: United States > California > Mendocino County > Fort Bragg
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Fort Bragg
#4 Romantic Hotel in Fort Bragg
Price range (per night): $219 - $309
Hotel Class:3 star — North Cliff Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 39
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Outstanding Ocean View Suites with gas fireplace, balcony and complimentary hot breakfast served in upstairs dinning room. Enhance your stay by booking one of our Spa Suites. The North Cliff Hotel is the perfect place to enjoy boats entering and leaving the harbor, waves crashing upon the cliffs, and the sunsetting over the Pacific Ocean. We hope to see you soon! ... more   less 
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