Where To Stay In Fort Bragg, California - Updated 2022


Lying along the Mendocino Coast in Northen California is the sleepy little town of Fort Bragg. The coastal town is a great place to visit for outdoor enthusiasts. You can enjoy almost any water sport here, such as diving, snorkeling, kayaking, boating, fishing, and swimming. Fort Bragg is best known for Glass Beach. Walking along the shoreline, you will find thousands of multi-colored glass pebbles just waiting to be collected. This area is a great place for watching migrating whales or harbor seals. Take a scenic train ride through age-old redwood forests on the Skunk Train. Spend an afternoon exploring the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens or hiking the Coastal Trail. To make your trip easy to plan, we have put together this list of where to stay in Fort Bragg, California. Our list includes 10 of the best places ideal for travelers of all kinds.


1. Surf and Sand Lodge (from USD 259)

Surf and Sand Lodge sits on a private beach. All rooms include air conditioning, flat-screen TVs, and a coffee maker. Some rooms offer a small balcony with ocean views. A complimentary Continental breakfast is served daily. Enjoy relaxing on the sun terrace as you watch the waves roll in. Glass Beach is just footsteps away. Other popular attractions, within 5 miles (8km), are the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens and the Sea Glass Museum.

Surf and Sand Lodge

Wifi Available

Address: 1131 North Main Street
Accommodates: 2

Parking 24-hour front desk Terrace Non-smoking rooms Family rooms Free parking Internet services Heating

2. North Cliff Hotel (from USD 320)

North Cliff Hotel overlooks Noyo Bay. All rooms feature a small balcony with an ocean view, a large flat-screen TV, a microwave, a mini-fridge, a seating area, and a gas fireplace. A hot buffet breakfast is served daily and is included in the price. On-site amenities include a picnic area with an ocean view, business services, a gift shop, and books and DVDs for the kids. You are within walking distance of Noyo Beach and the harbor, the Coastal hiking trail, and Pomo Bluffs Park. You will also find a restaurant and a couple of grocery stores nearby.

North Cliff Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 1005 South Main Street
Accommodates: 4

Parking Non-smoking rooms Fishing Facilities for disabled guests Family rooms Free parking Internet services Express check-in/check-out

3. Noyo Harbor Inn (from USD 229)

Noyo Harbor Inn provides guests with ocean views from almost every room. Rooms include free Wi-Fi access, flat-screen TVs with satellite channels, and a small balcony. The ground floor rooms have a private patio. On the premises, you will find a bar and restaurant, a spa facility, meeting rooms, and a lovely garden to relax in. A number of other restaurants are within walking distance of the hotel.

Noyo Harbor Inn

Wifi Available

Address: 500 Casa Del Noyo
Accommodates: 3

Parking Restaurant Pets allowed Room service Meeting/banquet facilities Bar Garden Terrace

4. Emerald Dolphin Inn & Mini Golf (from USD 189)

The Emerald Dolphin Inn & Mini Golf is an ideal hotel for families visiting Fort Bragg. Every room includes a flat-screen TV and DVD player, Wi-Fi access, a refrigerator, a work desk, and ironing facilities. Kids will love the on-site amenities such as the 18-hole mini-golf course, arcade, indoor playroom, and kid-friendly books and DVDs. For the adults, the hotel features a spa and salon, business services, a sun deck, an outdoor picnic area, and evening entertainment. You can rent bicycles or cars, or set up local activities like snorkeling, diving, and fishing. There are a snack bar and gift shop on the property and you get a complimentary breakfast every day.

Emerald Dolphin Inn & Mini Golf

Wifi Available

Address: 1211 South Main Street
Accommodates: 4

Parking Meeting/banquet facilities Non-smoking rooms Fishing Facilities for disabled guests Barber/beauty shop Family rooms Games room

5. Holiday Inn Express Fort Bragg (from USD 208)

Holiday Inn Express is located near the Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens. Every room has a view of either Hare Creek or the canyon. Rooms come equipped with flat-screen TVs, a work desk, a microwave, a mini-fridge, and a coffee maker. Amenities on the hotel grounds include an indoor heated pool, a hot tub, spa services, business facilities, a fitness center, and a hot buffet-style breakfast. Glass Beach, the Sea Glass Museum, and the Point Cabrillo Light Station are within 5 miles (8km) of the hotel.

Holiday Inn Express Fort Bragg, an IHG Hotel

Wifi Available

Address: 250 West Highway 20
Accommodates: 4

Parking Pets allowed 24-hour front desk Fitness centre Garden Non-smoking rooms Business centre Facilities for disabled guests

Vacation Rentals

6. Studio in the heart of downtown (from USD 200)

This quaint studio apartment is located on Main Street, close to everything. The room includes a small kitchenette, a living room with a pull out sofa bed, and one bedroom with a queen bed. Your bathroom is private but it is located across the hall from the main living space. You are within walking distance of restaurants, boutique shops, art galleries, the Skunk Train, the Guest House Museum, the North Coast Brewery, and Glass Beach.

The Cordelia - In the heart of downtown
Fort Bragg, California, United States
442 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire rental unit 2 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the girls loved the futon and the bed in the main bedroom was very comfortable
the room was very bright and a little loud
very clean and private
clean and comfortable
cool old renovated building clean great communication comfortable space
the unit was very clean with everything we needed
the bathroom was clean and well-stocked
thoughtful touches and recommendations from the hosts
jamie was responsive via text when we had a couple questions
however the host provided ear plugs which was a nice remedy
jamie was a great host and place was spotless
we were also given a few recommendations about things to do nearby which was very helpful
great location everything easy to walk to
wonderful location and great kitchen
we loved the central location of jamie’s place
cute docor easy check in and the location is amazing
it was located right in the heart of downtown which was perfectly within walking distance to great food
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7. Cozy cottage on the Mendocino Coast (from USD 158)

This small cabin sits on the host’s property just north of Fort Bragg. It includes a living/dining area with a vaulted ceiling, a kitchenette, and one bedroom with an ensuite bathroom. You have a private, covered, furnished deck for dining outdoors when the weather permits. A short drive will take you downtown, the Glass or Pudding Creek beaches, and Noyo Headlands Park. The hosts will be happy to loan you beach chairs, umbrellas, and a cooler to make your day at the beach more pleasant.

Best value on the Mendocino coast!
422 reviews Superhost  Wifi Available
Entire cottage 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
nice small kitchen with plates cups silverware coffee maker toaster and a hot water maker
the place was just as described cozy and was perfect for our stay
it was nice having the two rooms for when i got up early
the cabin was quiet and comfortable
if you want a private cozy and relaxing place to stay in fort bragg this place is perfect for you
clean and comfortable
very clean and cozy
their cabin was spotlessly clean and attractive
it was very clean and it felt very private
the place is very clean
such kind & wonderful people
fiona was a great host
great hosts 10/10 recommend
directions they personally sent were especially helpful
great hosts who make everything comfortable and are super prompt in responding to messages
great place location and space
fiona’s place was cute and stylish
beautiful place quiet but near downtown
this is a cute little place to stay
the house is perfectly located close to town but in a super quiet neighborhood
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8. Romantic cottage near downtown (from USD 142)

This quiet little cottage would make an ideal romantic getaway. The unit includes a living/dining room with a kitchenette, a queen-sized bed in the bedroom and a full bathroom. During your stay, you are free to use the lovely gardens. You will be conveniently located within walking distance of the many restaurants, shops, art galleries, and the theater. Also nearby are shops where you can rent equipment for the many outdoor activities, such as biking, kayaking, fishing, and snorkeling.

Coastal Garden Suite
Fort Bragg, California, United States
401 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guest suite 1 Bed 2 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 2

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
it had a nice bed and good coffee
loved the space both the rooms and the garden
the bed was really comfortable and the wood-burning stove made the place warm and cozy
the space was just right and the bed gave us a great night of rest
clean and comfortable lovely gardens
the space is very clean and comfy
the living space was spacious clean and comfortable
the space was big and clean
as described spacious and clean
rex and megan were wonderful hosts
megan and rex were wonderful hosts
megan and rex were great host
megan and rex were lovely hosts
lovely hosts with a delightful garden
charming and well located place
great location close to town and not too far from glass beach
very ideal location and perfect restful place
the location at fort bragg so close to mendocino and the coast is ideal for exploring and relaxing
the location is fantastic; it's quiet but a mere stone's throw away from the main attractions at ft
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9. Elegant house with breathtaking coastal views (from USD 499)

This large vacation home is located south of town on the Pomo Bluffs. You will love the stunning 360-degree views that this beautiful home has to offer. The house features a spacious open floor plan for the living/dining/kitchen area. The rental can comfortably sleep up to six guests in the three bedrooms. Outside, you can relax on the wrap-around, furnished deck, or enjoy a cocktail while soaking in the hot tub. Just a short drive will take you to Noyo Harbor or downtown Fort Bragg.

Pelican's Pier:: Dramatic Surf Views ::
149 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire home 3 Beds 6 Guests 3 Bedrooms 2 Bathrooms

Accommodates: 6

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
wifi and cable (hockey playoffs ) were great privacy was appreciated
beautiful awesome ocean views from this comfortable house
cozy home with a great view
the view is outstanding looking out from the dining table or living room
the furniture decor and games make for a comfortable refreshing and fun and stay
clean and well maintained
the house was very clean towels were fluffy beds were comfortable
clean & cozy we loved our stay
very clean amazing ocean view
martins house is spotless & so nice to be in
the hosts were very friendly and welcoming
kevin and his team where very responsive and ensured all our needs were attended
he was very helpful and made sure all our needs where met
after a stumble on checking in the host was very nice
the owners seem to really take pride in a positive guest experience
location excellent
great house in ideal location
easy logistics and convenient location
great location right on the water
super close to the nearby grocery store
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10. Garden-themed cottage (from USD 186)

This charming cottage is ideal for folks who want to unplug and rejuvenate. The cottage sits on 3 acres (1ha) of redwood forests. It has a cozy living/dining area with a pullout sofa and a propane fireplace. You have a galley-style kitchen, one bedroom, and a bathroom. Outdoors, enjoy the furnished patio with a grill. You will find plenty of hiking trails outside your front door. Enjoy feeding the goats or picking fresh vegetables from the garden. In the summer months, you can meet up with fellow travelers around the fire in the courtyard.

Charmingly Rustic-Pampered Comfort
Fort Bragg, California, United States
560 reviews  Wifi Available
Entire guesthouse 3 Beds 3 Guests 1 Bedroom 1 Bathroom

Accommodates: 3

Top guest reviews
Amenities & Room:
the cottage is so quaint and comfortable
cozy space with gorgeous gardens surrounding and comfy chairs to enjoy the sun in courtyard
the space is set up beautifully with everything you might need--including fresh eggs from kay's chickens for breakfast
beds were very comfortable with plenty of extra blankets
this year the new ceiling fan circulated the heat and kept it even
everything was clean and beautifully decorated and cozy
kay's place is amazing it was clean and super cozy
so clean and relaxing highly recommend kay's place
the place is clean quiet well equipped and kay’s thoughtful touches make for a comfortable relaxing stay
kay's place was so cute charming clean and had everything you need to make your stay a lovely one
she is a great host
thank you for being a great host
kay is an amazing host
amazing place and wonderful host
and kay was the perfect host
so cute and pacefull place
it's in a great location and was so quiet
charming space close to all fort bragg has to offer
beautiful property and close to town and ocean
kay’s place is simply enchanting i wish we had more time there
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A lovely vacation destination

Fort Bragg is a great vacation destination for anyone who wants to get away from the daily stress of life. Enjoy scenic hikes through redwood forests, or along the Coastal Trail. Watch for migrating whales swimming along the coast, or spend hours as you watch the seals frolic and play. Spend some time collecting “treasures” along the shoreline. Choose to take part in the many outdoor activities found here or just relax and do nothing at all.

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