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... coffee shop, The Good Life, where we warmed up and read in the afternoon. Monday we moved a bit further south to Gualala Point Regional Park where we camped along an estuary between towering Redwoods and California Bay Laurels, a truly unusual tree. We got lunch at a very authentic Mexican place in Gualala known as Antonio's Tacos. From there we had an overcast but not windy day so we made our way to the coast with books and ...
... d have to drive around the tree because the tunnel wasn’t tall enough to fit our cargo carrier on the top. Good thing so I didn’t crush it, but we got up close and took some pictures.
From there we tried to make some tracks and made it to Fort Bragg. We got a motel room – a big suite – a treat to have extra space and then got back into the car to see the Glass Beach before sunset. We arrived and Paula ...
... up their garbage here right on the beaches. Most if it was cleaned up, but the glass remained. We couldn't see anything like that from atop the cliffs. My good mood faded into a near temper tantrum as we prepared to lodge for the night. We couldn't find a decently priced motel and state campgrounds were full. The indecision about this and dinner drove me mad. We settled both issues at this Pomo Campground just south of Ft. Bragg's harbor. Tomorrow we will head south. There are no other ...
Wow how time flies when I you are in a comfy spot! We have been in Fort Bragg, CA area since a little before Christmas at my Mom`s sometimes house--she rents a room in town from her fabulous friend Terry who has been very welcoming to us. She is a real trooper letting us set up a sewing shop (Kevin is at it again) in a corner of the living room and fill her kitchen up with fermenting odds and ends.
There has been a lot of excellent cooking and eating ...
... hard. No need to put on a life vest and clip into a line attached to the boat when you step out of the cabin. Electricity that's endless and doesn't depend on the sun being out or the engine running. Hot water also endless without having to run the engine. No more washing the dishes with a kettle of water off the stove. And stores! They have anything you could want. No need to assemble meals with one item from the forward port locker, one from ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews North Cliff Hotel Fort Bragg
Romantic sunsets and full moon over the ocean
We spent a fabulously romantic weekend here. Everything was lovely and peaceful...and the atmosphere was nothing less than spectacular. The continental breakfast tray was delightful. Everything was just as we wished it to be. The jacuzzi in the room, the instant fire in the fireplace, the comfortable and spacious room made our weekend getaway truly relaxing. We watched the sunset and the moonset over the water, framed in the windows that overlook the mouth of Noyo Harbor.
We were able to leave our balcony doors open and listen to the sounds of the waves. The privacy walls between the balconies are minimal however, so the balconies were not altogether private. We were on a lower floor, and the traffic noise that other reviewers have mentioned was not an issue. We ate at several of the local restaurants, which offer a wide variety of foods in a range of atmospheres to suit all tastes.
We like this hotel (motel, really...outside entrances...no room service)enough that we plan to make it an annual January destination. True, the fog horn takes a bit of getting used to, but it's part of the charm of being on the ocean. The rooms are huge and scrupulously clean. Terry robes are furnished as well as above-average amenities in the bathroom. The continental breakfast is excellent. All rooms are ocean front with close-up views of waves crashing on the rocks,and fishing boats entering and leaving Noyo Harbor. The corner gas fireplace adds to the ambiance, and for those who opt for an in-room jacuzzi, it's probably their first with a view like this! The front desk is a fountain of information on where to eat (and they will phone in your reservations for you), where to shop, what to do. This ocean-front property is a real value for the money.
Beautiful views, Relaxing stay, managment not that great
My husband and I stayed at the North Cliff hotel In Nov. for my Birthday and The stay was great I got some very beautful pictures from our room of the Sunset. The room was very clean and the continental breakfast was great. The managment was not so great. The day we checked out and got home, we received a phone call from them that we had stolen their blow dryer and left ours. I was very disapointed about that. They were trying to make me out to be a lier when I told them I never took their blow dryer. The blow dryer that was there was left there. I would love to go and stay there again someday, but not until they stop accusing honest people of stealing.
Disappointing and not worth the expense
We stayed for 3 nights in a deluxe king jacuzzi room. After one night, we seriously thought about leaving, except that it was a holiday weekend and other accommodations were limited. The mattress was the worst we've ever slept on. Just a bunch of springs-too soft and very, very uncomfortable. On the up side, the shower was the best! And a very nice continental breakfast. Room was clean and spacious with a lovely view. Can't sleep with the sliding glass door open due to the constant fog horn. Annoying for a light sleeper. Room decor and furniture of poor quality, cheap and unattractive. Would expect much more for the price of this room. Front office service only "so-so." And the lousy bed was a disgrace. We've stayed in many Ft. Bragg hotels and will NOT be staying here again!
My husband and I stayed one night at the North Cliff. One thing no one has mentioned in these reviews is that the hotel sits right on Highway 101. You do get a lot of traffic noise. Like others we also got used to the fog horn right away, and we had ear-plugs for sleeping at night.
We had a king-size suite, with fireplace. The room was very nice, clean and well appointed. The continental breakfast is a great assortment. Very convenient.
Our biggest complaint is that, while our room and the entire hotel is advertised as non-smoking the guests are allowed to smoke out on the balcony. So we were only able to sit outside and enjoy the view for a short period of time. The majority of time our "neighbors" sat outside and chain smoked which made it impossible for us to sit on our balcony or even leave our sliding glass door open to enjoy the sounds. We would not return to this hotel for that reason alone. A real shame.
This was our first stay in Fort Bragg and we thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the North Cliff. We have stayed in many B&B's, hotels and motels in our 43 years of marriage and my wife said this was her favorite room. She especially like the cleanliness of the room. It has just about everything you would need or want. Probably one of the best continental breakfasts you will find anywhere. The fog horn does take some getting used to but overall a terrific value.
Just spent two nights at the North Cliff Hotel in the south end of Fort Bragg. Very, very nice. Stayed in a non-jacuzzi room with two queen beds. Rooms are very large with a wonderful sofa/chair/reading lamp area in front of the gas fireplace. Extremely cozy. Breakfast tray in the frig every morning means eating and relaxing in pajamas before venturing out for the day. Nice little balcony looking out onto the ocean; also fun to watch the fishing boats going in and out of Noyo Harbor. Fog horn goes every 25 seconds, but we found we got used to it. Don't really hear it when the sliding door is closed. Very friendly front desk staff too. I wonder why their website doesn't show their rooms... they certainly are well-furnished, well-kept and well-sized! Great place to stay for couples or families.
Incredible view and a great value
My boyfriend and I stayed here on March 27, 2005. We did not have a reservation and the staff was very accomodating, insuring we received the room we wanted. For only $150 (a mid-season Sunday night rate), we got a large king-size room with a vaulted ceiling, a Jacuzzi tub with an ocean view, a gas fireplace and a small balcony. They also include a breakfast tray in your refrigerator with croissants, muffins and fresh fruit. This made our stay that much more romantic since we didn't have to leave our room for our continental breakfast. Overall, a great value for the price!!
Magic on the Coast
Nestled on the cliff of the Noyo Harbor, with one-of-a-kind spectacular views, the North Cliff offers one of the most romatic getaways that is totally High Class. We have been coming here for the past 4 years and will continue to do so. In their design of the rooms, there is privacy even when you go out and sit on the balcony that overlooks the ocean. The staff's goal is to make your stay as pleasant as possible and will do whatever they can to make it that way. We have never had a negative experience coming here. The freshly baked continental breakfast adds a delicious touch. Plus the soaps and shampoos from Bath and Body Works are a nice addition that I look forward to. The in-room jaccuzi that over looks the ocean, their gas fireplace close by for those colder nights, we couldn't ask for anything better.
A Great Place To Stay
We stayed at this facility on November 29th & 30th of 2004. We found it to be well managed with a great staff. It is three floors built on the crest of a hill overlooking the entrance to Noyo Harbor & out to sea. There are no elevators if that is a concern. The second floor is at parking lot level. All rooms have an ocean view. The rooms reflect the near new condition of the hotel. Gas log fireplace, microwave & refrigerator & coffee maker. The refrigerator is restocked every morning with fresh fruit, cheese, chocolate, croissants, muffins and jam. All free. As late in the year as we were there, the weather was still great. We look forward to returning soon.