BEST WESTERN Vista Manor Lodge
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TravelPod Member ReviewsBEST WESTERN Vista Manor Lodge Fort Bragg
Fully aware we were on the coast, but there was no air conditioning in this hotel room. Walked into the room and about died of heat. Room was clean but had no bathroom towels. Luckily we were on the second floor because as we walked the floors squeaked. Directly on the main drag (good) except you have to have your windows open and it is very loud. Husband liked the comfy king size bed. Continental breakfast was just enough to keep you satisfied to get to a restaurant.
Beautiful view of the train trestle and Pudding Creek.
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