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Surf & Sand Lodge

2.5 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

I just got home and already want to go back. I am so glad that I found this place. The place is beautiful and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. I love the private balcony that we could walk right down and straight to the beach. I would definitely recommend this lodge to all family and friends and this will always be my choice when visit the area.

I "thought" I reserved a lower room with porch assess to the beach, King sized bed, standard shower/tub. No-smoking and No Pets. ( I printed up my reservation page) I have a bad knee and did NOT want to climb stairs with my bags or do up and down to the beach, or climb into a high walled Jacuzzi. When I got there I was "up graded" to upstairs, Jacuzzi/shower IN the BEDROOM (it had shower curtains and a VERY high step over the protruding granite edge), smoking room (it did not smell). This "upgrade" required climbing stairs and gymnastics to get a stiff knee over the HIGH tube edge.---At check in I went to the front desk about the problems and they said they were sold out and they could not do anything about it. BTW the Hot shower, steamed the room up. Other wise it was a nice place.

Hotel is in a beautiful coastal area we’d never heard of but are so glad we found it!

Was better than expected. Room was clean, modern and nice. Weird thing was the Jacuzzi tub in the midst if the room. Fireplace was a nice feature. Bed was comfortable. Continental breakfast at adjacent motel was inconvenient at best.

Separate buildings with only a few rooms in each is a nice touch. Right on the beach with wonderful views.

We came in late. Had wonderful reception. Clean room beautiful view. Very nicely set up. However lots of noise from Neighbors. Wanted to leave early in morning. No drop box for keys. Had to delay our departure

Ocean view and beach access were phenomenal. I would highly recommend this hotel.

We had a great time, the hotel is very quiet and super close to the beach. You can exit from your balcony to walk down the beach in only 200 yards for a stroll along the waves.

This was the 3rd hotel we stayed at during our honeymoon, the most expensive and least impressive. The staff was sub par, the television was small and hard to see, and this was the first hotel I had to put a deposit down, even though there was far more things of value at the other hotels. Tacky. Won't be going back to Fort Bragg or this motel/hotel.

A bit pricey, but pretty location. Unfortunately any time water was run in any other room, you could hear it quite loudly. The place needs to improve the insulation between rooms. On the very positive side, the staff was very gracious, helpful and provided excellent information.

My upstairs room was one of a four in an attractive two level building. I was happy I upgraded to the king bed/in-room jacuzzi room with a view, since the coastal view from the back balcony is very special. Housekeeping was excellent. The bed was supportive yet soft enough to allow for a restful sleep. The gas fireplace was appreciated while the cold fog settled over the town. The best thing was the location - close to state parks, the town of Mendocino, Noyo Harbor, and the Jackson Forest. And if you enjoy walking along the beachfront a walking trail is literally next to the hotel.

the hotel was just a 3 star, not BAD not GOOD the carpets REALLY needed cleaning and the hotel was MUCH farther to the beach than advertised. You had to walk thru a wet land of some distance to reach the ocean, there was a view of the ocean but NOT easy access for a handicap person to access the beach no microwave in the room, however, there was a refrigerator and a coffee pot

If you come to Fort Bragg this is the place to stay! My parents have always stayed at the Beachcomber which is next door, but I think Surf & Sand gives it a run for its money! Everything was very very clean, the beds super comfy, and the staff was great. Watch for this place to be among the top places to stay in Fort Bragg in the coming years.

1131 N Main St Fort Bragg CA

Hotel highlights

  • Free continental breakfast
  • Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
  • Free parking

Within a short walk of Pudding Creek Beach, Surf & Sand Lodge is within a mile (2 km) of Glass Beach. This 30-room hotel welcomes guests with free breakfast and conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking. Also close to this Fort Bragg hotel are Triangle Tattoo Museum and Skunk Train.


Dining

Start your day off right with a free continental breakfast.


Rooms

All 30 rooms provide balconies, microwaves, and refrigerators. Guests can expect to find free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with satellite channels. Bathrooms have hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, free local calls, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of Surf & Sand Lodge enjoy features like free WiFi in public areas. You can put free parking to good use if you drive. Front-desk staff can help with tours or tickets, and provide local restaurant recommendations.

Room options

Standard King, ocean view, downstairs

King 1 | Sleeps 2

Guest reviews for Surf & Sand Lodge

Everyone (4) Couples (4) Family (3) Friends (1) Other (1)
5

beautiful place!

Everyone

I just got home and already want to go back. I am so glad that I found this place. The place is beautiful and the staff were all very friendly and helpful. I love the private balcony that we could walk right down and straight to the beach. I would definitely recommend this lodge to all family and friends and this will always be my choice when visit the area.

By on Apr 21, 2018

Review comment responded on Apr 28, 2018

Thank you, Darienne, for your wonderful review! We're very happy that you "found" us and that you enjoyed your coastal getaway. Nothing beats watching the sun set over the ocean from your balcony! Great Pic! We hope that you will be able to plan another trip to the coast in the near future! The ocean is calling! :)

3

confirm what you asked for at check-in.

Everyone

I "thought" I reserved a lower room with porch assess to the beach, King sized bed, standard shower/tub. No-smoking and No Pets. ( I printed up my reservation page) I have a bad knee and did NOT want to climb stairs with my bags or do up and down to the beach, or climb into a high walled Jacuzzi. When I got there I was "up graded" to upstairs, Jacuzzi/shower IN the BEDROOM (it had shower curtains and a VERY high step over the protruding granite edge), smoking room (it did not smell). This "upgrade" required climbing stairs and gymnastics to get a stiff knee over the HIGH tube edge.---At check in I went to the front desk about the problems and they said they were sold out and they could not do anything about it. BTW the Hot shower, steamed the room up. Other wise it was a nice place.

By on Mar 28, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 31, 2018

Thank you for your feedback. We strive to ensure that our guests enjoy their stay and your comments regarding the upgrade your received will help us to improve our guest services. We have forwarded your comments to our management team for further training with our front desk staff. We are happy to hear that, overall, you enjoyed your stay. As a side note, all 3 of our properties are completely non-smoking, so we hope that the previous guest did not decide to smoke in the room. For your next visit, please let us know that a downstairs room is required and we will make sure that you won't have to climb stairs to your room. Thank you, again, for staying with us.

5
Everyone

Hotel is in a beautiful coastal area we’d never heard of but are so glad we found it!

By on Mar 6, 2018

Review comment responded on Mar 9, 2018

Thank you for your review. We're so happy to hear that you enjoyed your first visit to Fort Bragg. We hope that you had plenty of time to explore and that you are able to plan a return visit soon!

4

quaint motel very near the water.

Couples

Was better than expected. Room was clean, modern and nice. Weird thing was the Jacuzzi tub in the midst if the room. Fireplace was a nice feature. Bed was comfortable. Continental breakfast at adjacent motel was inconvenient at best.

By , from Cottonwood, CA on Dec 29, 2017

Review comment responded on Jan 1, 2018

Thank you, John, for your review. We appreciate your feedback. Our King Jacuzzi tub rooms do have the tub in the room , as opposed to being enclosed in the bathroom. Many of our guests say they enjoy the ocean views from the tub. While we do offer our guests a continental-style breakfast at our sister property next door, we will soon be offering a limited variety of continental breakfast options on-site. Thank you, again, for choosing to stay with us and we hope to see you on a future visit.

4

close to beach and convenient to restaurants

Everyone

Separate buildings with only a few rooms in each is a nice touch. Right on the beach with wonderful views.

By , from Nevada on Jul 16, 2017

Review comment responded on Jul 20, 2017

Thank you, Lulu, for your review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your stay with us! The paved coastal trail that runs along the hotel is perfect for a bike ride or walk to Glass Beach and downtown Fort Bragg! We hope to welcome you back for another coastal vacation!

5

family trip

Families

We came in late. Had wonderful reception. Clean room beautiful view. Very nicely set up. However lots of noise from Neighbors. Wanted to leave early in morning. No drop box for keys. Had to delay our departure

By on Nov 29, 2015

5

fun family vacation

GetawayWithFriends

Ocean view and beach access were phenomenal. I would highly recommend this hotel.

By on Jul 2, 2014

4

great location near oceanfront

Families

We had a great time, the hotel is very quiet and super close to the beach. You can exit from your balcony to walk down the beach in only 200 yards for a stroll along the waves.

By on Jun 30, 2014

1

overpriced and unimpressed

Couples

This was the 3rd hotel we stayed at during our honeymoon, the most expensive and least impressive. The staff was sub par, the television was small and hard to see, and this was the first hotel I had to put a deposit down, even though there was far more things of value at the other hotels. Tacky. Won't be going back to Fort Bragg or this motel/hotel.

By on May 31, 2014

3

noisy plumbing a promlem

Couples

A bit pricey, but pretty location. Unfortunately any time water was run in any other room, you could hear it quite loudly. The place needs to improve the insulation between rooms. On the very positive side, the staff was very gracious, helpful and provided excellent information.

By on May 24, 2014