Emerald Dolphin Inn - Fort Bragg, CA

One- or Two-Night Stay with Unlimited Mini Golf and Botanical-Garden Tickets at Emerald Dolphin Inn in Fort Bragg, CA

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Family-Friendly Hotel with Mini-Golf Course near Mendocino Coast

Bordered by Pacific coastal bluffs, Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens is a nature lover's paradise. The nearly 50-acre habitat spans canyons, wetlands, and evergreen forests sprouting with rhododendrons, lilies, cacti, and wild mushrooms. An afternoon wandering the garden takes you past hundreds of species of birds that are native to the Mendocino Coast. Just a mile north, Emerald Dolphin Inn is a family-friendly hotel and a convenient home base for visiting the gardens, as well as the Mendocino Coast's legendary redwood forests, tide pools, and state parks.

From Emerald Dolphin Inn, you can easily walk to the rocky bluffs that overlook the Pacific Ocean, and it’s well worth it. Beaches are typically less crowded here than on Southern California’s part of the coast, and several offshore rocks make Fort Bragg an official gateway to explore the California Coastal National Monument. The hotel seems to embrace the relaxed spirit that the nearby coastline exudes. Guest rooms are simply decorated with unfussy décor and warm emerald tones. There’s also an onsite Club House filled with arcade games, and guests have unlimited access to the hotel’s 18-hole mini-golf course.

Fort Bragg, California: Coastal Bluffs and Colorful Sea-Glass Beaches near Redwood Forests

Located on northwest California’s Pacific Coast, Fort Bragg was founded as a military port before the Civil War. Its rocky shores now welcome thousands of tourists year-round. Just a 10-minute drive north from Emerald Dolphin Inn is the popular Glass Beach, which earned its name for the smooth, colorful sea glass that’s strewn along the shoreline. The beach is the result of garbage—from automobile parts to glass bottles—that had been dumped into the Pacific from 1906 to 1967. The ocean slowly eroded the trash, transforming it into smooth glass that began to wash up on this beach.

To explore Fort Bragg, you can bike over the Pudding Creek Trestle, a redwood bridge built in 1916 for local trains, or hop on the historical [Skunk Train] (http://www.skunktrain.com/). The train chugs along the Mendocino Coast, past massive redwood trees and overgrown toothpicks (ask the hotel concierge about discounted tickets). For another look at Northern California’s famous redwoods, take an hour drive southeast to Montgomery Woods State Reserve, where trees have reached record-breaking heights of 378 feet tall.

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What You Get

Stay for two adults in a king or double-queen room; up to two kids 11 or younger stay free

  • $79 for a one-night stay, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday
  • $129 for a two-night stay, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday
  • $149 for a two-night stay, valid for check-in Friday–Saturday starting 9/28

Book by: 9/7/12
Travel by: 5/13/13

Included in all options:

  • Unlimited mini golf
  • Two tickets to Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

Amenities

  • Near downtown Fort Bragg
  • Mini golf and arcade
  • Beauty salon
  • Complimentary pastries and tea
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The Fine Print

  • Book by 9/7/12 or promo value expires
  • Complete travel by 5/13/13
  • $149 option (2-night stay, valid Fri–Sat) not valid until 9/28
  • Not valid 9/2, 10/5-10/7, 10/14, 10/26-10/27, 11/11, 11/22-11/24, 12/24-12/25, 12/30-12/31, 1/18-1/20, 2/15-2/17, or 3/29-3/31
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 more as gift
  • Limit 1 per visit per family
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Subject to availability
  • 7-day cancellation notice or fee of applicable one-night's stay up to the amount paid for Groupon applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • Not valid with reward points
  • 11% tax not included
  • Must use promotional value in 1 visit.
  • Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Other Details

Room Details

King Suite

  • King bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 3
  • Adding occupants above standard: no charge for kids 11 or younger; $10 for each additional occupant 12 or older

Double-Queen Suite

  • Two queen beds
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Adding occupants above standard: no charge for kids 11 or younger; $10 for each additional occupant 12 or older

In All Included Rooms

  • Cable TV
  • Free wireless Internet

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 3 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets may be added for $10 per night.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are available upon request during booking.
  • Room upgrades: not available

What It's Worth

Stay for two adults in a standard room; up to two kids 11 or younger stay free

  • $79 for a one-night stay, valid for check-in Sunday–Thursday (up to a $110 value)
  • $129 for a two-night stay, valid for check-in Sunday–Wednesday (up to a $220 value)
  • $149 for a two-night stay, valid for check-in Friday–Saturday starting 9/28 (up to a $270 value)

Included in all options:

  • Unlimited mini golf (a $22 value)
  • Two tickets to Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens (up to a $28 value)

Total value: up to $320

Getting There

  • By plane: about 2 miles from Mendocino International Airport
  • By car: about 109 miles northwest of Santa Rosa

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