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Posted September 2006

Easy Lodging in Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg, CA is a Great Last Minute Getaway Town

(FORT BRAGG, CA) -- Fort Bragg is certainly a town that will help fold you into their quiet way of life. Reservations at the hotels, motels and other lodging is usually as easy as picking up the phone, or stopping by the office. A convenient aspect of this former logging town is that you can frequently book for one-night only stays vs. the two night minimums that many visitor-focused communities require on weekends.

Many of the almost 60 lodging choices in Fort Bragg can be found along Main Street, which is also Highway 1. The highway actually runs a bit inland. Much of the coastal land west of Highway 1 in the city property sits currently unused. It is the old Georgia Pacific timber processing compound. Now gated and quiet, it is not unlike the bones of a long-ago beached whale – respectfully viewed by the residents, but untouched.

Inexpensive motels and hotels are plentiful on Main Street. Weekend nights during high season can run around $100 a night, depending upon what your are looking for. Some include nice value-adds, like the Quality Inn & Suites Tradewinds which offers several hot breakfast selections at the TW’s Grill & Bar as part of your overnight package. They also have an enclosed pool and hot tub to help ease away the aches of the day, or provide all weather entertainment for bored children.

Great views are available on both the south and north ends of the town. Noyo Harbor is a quaint working harbor that provides the visitor with images and smells evoking a different time and way of life. Harbor Lite hovers on the north cliff of the port and has a number of harbor view rooms. A continental breakfast is served and there are a variety of room choices from large suites to more economical rooms.

A great value, especially for all the foodies out there, is the Rendezvous Inn Bed and Breakfast. This comfortable B&B located right on Main Street in the old downtown has a dynamite menu that earned a Zagat “Best of 06” rating. There are only six rooms, so reservations in advance are usually a necessity. Rates range from $79 in the winter to $109 in the summer. On holiday weekends they may require a two-night minimum.

There are a couple of selections for those that need to be right on the beach. Beachcomber Motel has hot tub suites, fireplaces, kitchens and direct access to the beach and the Ten Mile coastal trail. Pets are welcome here as well. Family owned and operated the Beachcomber is family-friendly from its rates ($59 to $250) to its amenities.

Quality Inn & Suites

400 South Main Street
Fort Bragg, CA

Harbor Lite
120 North Harbor Dr.
Fort Bragg, CA

Rendezvous Inn & Restaurant
647 North Main Street
Fort Bragg, California 95437

Beachcomber Motel
1111 North Main Street
Fort Bragg, CA

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