Hotel Emerald Dolphin Inn

1211 South Main StreetFort BraggCA 95437USA
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About Hotel Emerald Dolphin Inn

Located off Highway 1, the Hotel Emerald Dolphin Inn places guests within two miles of downtown Fort Bragg and the Mendocino Historical Skunk Train. Amenities available to guests include an 18-hole miniature golf course and concierge services.

En-suite rooms feature safes, desks, coffee makers, and mini-fridges. For entertainment, there’s cable TV as well as pay movies, DVD players, MP3 docking stations, and free Wi-Fi.

Facilities at the Hotel Emerald Dolphin Inn include a 24-hour front desk, meeting space, a hair salon, and a safe-deposit box. Guests also enjoy free parking, on-site bicycle rentals, and access to a private beach.

A continental breakfast is included in the rate. Plus, there’s a picnic area available for guest use. Nearby restaurants include Silver At the Wharf and the Mendo Bistro.

The hotel lies one mile from the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens, two miles from the Gloriana Musical Theatre, and seven miles from MacKerricher State Park.


1211 South Main Street, Fort Bragg, CA, CA 95437, USA
Telephone: +1(707)9646699 | Fax: +1(707)9620338 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Computer with internet
  • Concierge
  • Conference rooms
  • Convenience store
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hairdresser
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Pets allowed
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Bathroom with bathtub
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Refrigerator
  • Room safe
  • Satellite TV
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking
  • Wheelchair accessible

Arrival / Departure

  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00

Positive Reviews

Good location

The location of this hotel has consistently proved popular with past guests, especially in regard to the hotel’s proximity to the beach. Guests have enjoyed exploring the Fort Bragg coastline and have also mentioned that there is a decent choice of restaurants within a reasonable driving distance.

Friendly service from staff

The service at this hotel attracts plenty of positive feedback, with most guests of the opinion that the staff is friendly and approachable. Issues do crop up from time to time but the staff appears to do their best to rectify any problems to the satisfaction of guests.

Enjoyable activities

Previous guests have enjoyed the activities available here. The mini-golf course has proved a popular way to spend a few hours. Plus, guests have enjoyed renting a bike, also noting that the hotel staff can help arrange whale watching and fishing trips.

Negative Reviews

No air-conditioning

Guests have found the lack of air-conditioning has caused the rooms to feel stuffy at times. Being so close to the ocean means the breeze keeps the rooms from becoming very uncomfortable but you can’t always depend on the weather.

Basic breakfast

Breakfast here seems somewhat disappointing, with guests reporting that they found the items poor quality and the choice too limited. Breakfast is a freebie but it appears that you may wish to pay for a more satisfying meal elsewhere.

Some annex rooms

Guests report that they were allocated a room in a building some way away from the main hotel. This hasn’t suited everyone as it meant they had to cross the busy highway to get breakfast and enjoy the hotel’s amenities.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 988 reviews across the web
8.5 /10
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8.5 out of 10 based on 988 reviews