Best Western Vista Manor Lodge,  Fort Bragg

3.5/5  - based on 475 guest reviews.
1100 N Main Street, 95437-8132, Fort Bragg, United States - See map
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Overlooking the Pacific, there's no shortage of superb scenery, waterside fun, local charm and relaxation at this pleasantly rustic Fort Bragg hotel. The enjoyment all begins when you check in at this clean, rustic California hotel. Delight in the comforts of home - including a coffee maker, color satellite television with HBO®, free high-speed Internet access and more - in each cozy, charming room at this Fort Bragg hotel. Book a room with an ocean view and make your stay even more spectacular. Wake up feeling refreshed and delight in having a complimentary continental breakfast waiting for you each morning. The delight continues as you begin to explore the surrounding area. With easy access to Highway 1, enjoyable local attractions are within minutes. Experience the enchantment of the California Redwoods on the Skunk Train, traveling between Fort Bragg and Willits. The vibrant plant life and roaring, rolling waves of Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens are just minutes away from this Fort Bragg hotel. Learn something new at the local logging museum or nearby Jug Handle State Reserve. Many guests enjoy hiking, horseback riding, whale watching, kayaking, biking and abalone diving while staying at this Fort Bragg hotel. From fishing to boating, Noyo Harbor - just a couple miles from Best Western Vista Manor Lodge - is the starting point for many waterfront adventures. Or, just relax on the beach right outside our hotel. Six acres of lush, beautifully landscaped grounds provide guests with the perfect place to take a stroll right on site at this Fort Bragg hotel. Splash around in the indoor heated pool, unwind in the lobby and save even more with free parking, too. Our friendly, attentive staff is ready to welcome you at this 100% smoke-free California hotel. Make a reservation at the Best Western Vista Manor Lodge today and save! Enjoy your stay.

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Best Western Vista Manor Lodge,Fort Bragg
  • 4
    « Veteran's Day getaway »

    We really enjoyed staying here, the staff was so friendly and our room with an ocean view was comfortable. Located on the North side of town was nice because there were less people around. Traffic is a little loud if you leave your windows open, but it does slow down later in the evening. Breakfast was pretty much what is standard now days, just wish they'd had pastries like bear claws or cheese danish. Also missed having those little individual peanut butters I like to snag as a treat for my dogs when I get home! lol Overall we'll be back for sure!

    « Nicest staff - Best beds EVER »

    Lovely hotel on a set-back piece of land with expanses of lawn. The location makes it wonderfully quiet, and the staff is seamless and flawless. The beds were the absolute best hotel beds in which I have ever slept, bar none. The breakfast had large sausages instead of the requisite little pork links, and home cooked hard boiled eggs instead of the ones delivered by the food service companies. Had a great time and will definitely recommend this place as well as return for another stay.

    « Stop on road trip »

    This older hotel was fine for a 2 night stop in this area. Nothing fancy, but clean and functional. Our king bed room had an easy chair and ottoman, fridge, desk and chair, and the sink was separate from the toilet/tub shower area. We were on the second floor and had a view out towards the ocean. The breakfast area/lobby was large enough and breakfast was continental with the addition of hard boiled eggs and a waffle maker.

    « Coastal view »

    I've stayed at thie BW location numerous times. They're very friendly and accommodating. They just remodeled the breakfast room. My only complaint is that they don't serve hot eggs or meats for breakfast. They serve cereal, waffles, breads, hard boiled eggs, yogurt and fruit. They view is beautiful and the hotel sits up on a hill an overlooks the ocean. Ocean access is right across the road. It's a couple of miles from downtown but not too far. I would recommend because of the location, comfortable beds, view and friendly staff

    « Lovely stay in Ft. Bragg »

    Check-in staff was very informative, with excellent suggestions for dinner. Room was a good value for the money, compared to other motels and inns in the area. Lovely view. On the northern end of town, which is a positive. Road noise from Rt. 1, but not terrible.

    « Good location average ammenities »

    Location is good. Highway 1 is a bit noisy in the evening because the windows in the room wouldn't close after we opened them up. The hotel is nice on the outside and outdated on the inside but overall the stay was enjoyable.

    « Quick getaway »

    After a hectic week of issues, my wife made a reservation and we headed for Fort Bragg. We walked around Glass Beach, then went for a walk across the old trestle and noticed that nice motel across the road. "I hope our room has as nice of view as that". It turned out that it was our lodge, and we did have that view. Very nice place, great staff, and a good breakfast that turned into social time with other travelers.

    « Comfy and clean! »

    The safe are very friendly. I came solo to do some photos of glass beach and I was more than happy with my room. I ended up with a great view and although I was by the stairs it was actually very quiet. Wish I could have stayed a few more nights. I will stay there again! Thanks BW!

    « Trip up highway 1 »

    Our first time at this hotel. Staff was friendly, lobby clean. Everything needs some updating and it did look as though that was happening. Our room was clean and comfortable enough. Beautiful views, but came with highway noise. Very good location. Think it would be good for family's. Did not try breakfast. Might try this next year if the updates are finished.

    « Great ocean views but overpriced »

    Pros: -Great views from room -Great location on the fringes of Fort Bragg Cons: -Very ordinary breakfast -Cleaning crew attempting to enter room although room not checked out and checkout time not expired -Poor overall service -Staff not friendly

  • 4
    « Overnight Stay »

    We found this be a very nice lodge. Quiet grounds with a nice variety of plants to admire. Cleanliness seemed to be important. Comfortable beds and a nice view (ocean/trestle/inlet) out the window. Some traffic noise in the upper building but noticed that windows are being replaced. Breakfast was the usual fair and fresh. We would stay again.

    « first stay on PCH »

    This is very nice place to stay while traveling down PCH - easy in and out. got great directons several shops we needed. As well as good restraunt suggestions.Very nice breakfast choices and the front desk staff was very helpfull on getting across the Golden Gate Bridge.

    « Good room »

    Older hotel but clean....the window wouldn't shut but someone came and fixed it right away. Radiator type heat ...with a separate one in bathroom. We got to the breakfast right before it was over. Instead of the lady announcing that breakfast was almost over she comes out starts taking everything away no smile or expression. No people skills. Slept good...good bed and great location.

    « Not even tea and coffee provided with the Cottage »

    There were no tea or coffee making supplies provided, the beds were ok for one night but I could not have slept on them for an extended time as the mattresses were a bit old. There are dishes available but no dish washer, no washing up liquid and no dish cloths or tea towels so we had to leave our dirty dishes stacked in the sink. Also the cottage smelled musky like it had not been opened in some time. Apparently there are two cottages the other cottage did appear to have sea views.

    « Wonderful beach accessible hotel! »

    Pleasantly Refreshing! The hotel lobby was clean and updated. The room we stayed in was clean and recently updated. We were just a short walk from the tunnel access to the beach. We will definitely be staying here next year when we visit Fort Bragg.

    « Cute Room By the Bay »

    This was a very cute motel with a very friendly staff. We had a few technicl issues but the overall stay was great. The electrical outlet did not work on one wall but we moved the lamp and the stay was quite enjoyable.

    « Spacious, great view of ocean. »

    We were pleasantly surprised with how nice this place was. I had made reservations many months ago. The room had two rooms with a queen bed in each. Large fridge, clean and incredible views with balcony viewing the ocean. When we arrived we could see whales in the distance! Nice treat! We could walk right off the back to the ocean. The front desk was friendly as well.

    « Would have been better with a decent mattress and bedding.... »

    Wouldn't stay here again because of the mattress and bedding. The mattress was old and broken down, the sheets were really pilled and the pillows were atrocious. The room was nicely decorated however, but not enough to compensate for a good nights sleep. My back was a mess after a on and off again nights sleep here.

    « Pacific Ocean , Northern California »

    Offers a splendid view of the Pacific Ocean and its beach at very reasonable rates in a setting of Redwoods - The staff is attentive and very professional. Breakfast is a special treat and the grounds are tree lined and quiet.

    « This was just right for us »

    Our family, traveling north from San Francisco to the Redwood Forest area in early June decided to stay a night in Fort Bragg. The Best Western, although not uber fancy, was very comfortable and the view, oh the view. After going into town for dinner and exploring the beach across the road, upon returning to our room were welcomed with the sight of the sun setting over the ocean. Yes, the beach is across the busy highway but we weren't bothered by the noise. One thing that could have made this just a bit better would be getting in to the lobby area by 6 a.m. to get coffee. Had to wait until the lobby opened at seven. There are actually two buildings too, quite a long property, worth walking between the two to see the well-kept flower beds.

  • 5
    « Great BW »

    WE always try to stay at a BW whenever we travel. They all seem to be a little different from each other. WE have also found that BW on the west coast to be much much better than on the east coast. I your in the Fort Bragg area, treat yourself to this BW, you won't regret it.

    « Pleasant, but with road noise »

    You're not going to get away from Highway 1 in Fort Bragg. It's busy and noisy. But, although I was a little concerned that there was no air conditioning, I slept comfortably with the windows open all night. The noise from the road died down about 10 or 11. The rooms here are updated and clean. My only complaint is that there was no accessible power outlet near the bed; I'm going to have to start packing an extension cord. The view is pretty good, and it should be noted that there is a tunnel under the highway to the beach below the driveway (I learned this -after- nearly getting killed crossing highway 1). Breakfast is typical motel carbs, excepting the boiled eggs.

    « Great Place »

    Nice Best Western and I an there every two weeks very friendly and courteous. Fort Bragg is a beautiful place to visit. Hotel has a great view of the Pacific Ocean, There is a little road noise from 101 but the view makes up for it

    « Clean modern »

    Clean modern rooms, great beds and pillows, all rooms with an ocean view from the bluff, indoor pool, across from fabulous walking paths on the ocean and 1 driveable block from restaurants, picnic tables and fields for kids to run around safely, we will stay again!

    « Get away »

    We come up here every summer to enjoy the ocean view and cooler weather. This is one of the few motels in Ft. Bragg where you can actually see the ocean...great walking paths along the cliffs and access to the beach.

    « Pleasant stay »

    Excellent location ....close to beach. Walking distance with balcony view of the ocean. Great breakfast and very clean/comfortable rooms. Very nice staff. Would definitely stay again and recommend it to friends and family.

    « Nice »

    We had a large room with two queen beds. Had the usual furniture and a fridge/freezer, but no A/C. Sink in main room while tub/shower [grab bar] and short toilet in another. We could not find a TV guide for the stations. The windows faced Hwy 1, so it's noisy when open so bring ear plugs! Nice ocean view since the hotel sits on a hill. Breakfast had waffles, yogurt, hard boiled eggs, cereals [two of them gluten free], big muffins, bagels, juices, coffee, etc. Wife says 'nice toilet paper'! Very accommodating owners.

    « Hidden gem! »

    Although this hotel is not "ocean front", it is directly across the street, with all the views, sounds, smells & ocean breezes you can handle! The hotel grounds are lovely & the front desk staff was so pleasant and friendly. There is a large indoor heated pool and I believe there is a continental breakfast, but we didn't have a chance to enjoy either of those during this stay. This place is somewhat tucked back up on a hill and you may be tempted to not make the turn, but you should!! The rooms were not ultra fancy but they were clean & modern enough & quiet & roomy enough for a family of 4. You won't be disappointed!

    « Older, dated hotel with Friendly Staff »

    While the owners keep the hotel clean and the staff are friendly, this hotel is old and is in desperate need of modernization and updating. The shower control broke off and we had to use pliers to switch from shower to bath mode. There was no hot water for 2 days of our stay which forced us to leave a day early (4 smelly kids) The beds were not comfortable for us--2 adults on a double bed is NOT fun! Our room faced highway 1 and was quite noisy all night long. We did enjoy the grounds and the tunnel to Pudding Creek.

    « Very Nice »

    Great location and the grounds are great for a picnic. Short walk to the beach and most rooms have a nice view of the ocean. We had dinner at the North Coast Brewery which was excellent and has really good live music.

  • 4
    « Really great stay, lots of families »

    I really liked this place. It's an older hotel but it's been updated bit by bit it seems. So, although the walls are thin and the sliding glass doors are worn, the beds are nice, linens are new, there is no mildew, and paint is relatively fresh. The pool was great, but I do wish it had a spa. It was a hike from our room to the pool as well. There were nice picnic areas throughout. It would have been a great place to stay for 3 nights. I'd definitely stay here again!

    « We stayed at the Vista Manor Lodge »

    A party of six stayed at he Best Western Vista Manor Lodge from July 3 -6, 2016. We rented three rooms. Check in went smoothly. Our three rooms were fine: two queen size beds in each room. Our room had a wonderful view of the Puddy Bridge. We were disappointed, however, of the continental breakfast. They didn't serve any scrambled eggs, except hard boiled eggs. Nor did they served any bacon or sauages. They did serve muffins, cold cereals, fruits (like bananas and apples), drinks like coffee, tea, orange juice. Housekeeping was great. They were up in our rooms by 10 a.m. Checking out on Wednesday, July 6, 2016 went smoothly. I would recommend this place if you can forget the scrambled eggs and/or bacon and sauages. If you want real breakfast, you can always go to Denny's which was about a quarter mile away.

    « Ho hum place »

    Walls are thin. I can hear next door talking, they are just having a conversation, not even shouting. layout of the hotel is strange, due to the property. 2 separate building far apart. If you are in the back building, it's a walk to the pool which is located in the front. Front desk was ok, not exceptional. Food ok, breakfast hours are nice, 7 to 10. Not close to main drag, will have to take car. Will not stay here again for the price I paid. There are plenty of other options around town.

    « Good Value »

    BEST WESTERN Vista Manor Lodge is a nice older property. Rooms are well maintained and nicely furnished. Our room was 1st floor king room across from the lobby. Good view did not find the road noise a problem at night but the traffic noise does increases in the morning. Breakfast room is large, food was the normal. Note the coffee was very good.

    « Considering the location, it works but is pricey! »

    I'd guess most people that stay here are passing through like me while driving up along the coast. Since you won't find any "fancy" hotels along this stretch, this hotel serves the purpose and you'll feel like you traveled back to the 1960s or 70s! The employees at the front desk are extremely friendly and helpful. Although the rooms are very dated, my room was very clean. The price was very high for the value, but I'm guessing they take advantage of people passing through with no reservations. One big plus I'll give them is the shower head that they have installed, great pressure and lots of water!

    « Nice stay at Vista Manor »

    I pick the Vista Manor as some of the hotels in the Fort Bragg Ca area have a Las Vegas feel the Vista Manor staff is wonderful & the hotel is quiet with nice views. The hotel works hard at upgrades & improvements. Pricing is good for the area.

    « TIRED... Price TOO HIGH »

    A make over of a old motel.. Room were clean.. but tired.. HOT and humid with NO a/c..Possible views, but windows so dirty it was hard to see.. Above the hwy... with single glass windows no sound reduction.. Breakfast was OK but uninspiring..

    « great stay! »

    we"ve stayed here many times the location is great the owners are always very friendly and helpful, it has very easy access to the beach there is a very nice 10 mile trail across the street that is fantastic for biking, and it is also very close to the town. Great place to stay

    « Great view for a partial view room. »

    We had a great view from our balcony in the old south wing "partial view" room. The staff is very friendly and the grounds well kept. Right across the road from Pudding Creek bridge....and don't let the highway noise bother you...everything quiets down after sunset and all you can here is the ocean.

    « View To Die For »

    Travelled down fromSamoa on to Highway 1 can recommend this journey the scenery is amazing stopped at this Best Western sea view,good room as always,nice lady booked us in. Went to Silvers on the Wharfe and had Rock Cod Stuffed with mushrooms,prawns and crab meat great view of the fishing boats returning to harbour

  • 4
    « Nice Views but with Road Noise from HWY 1 »

    These rooms seem like an upgrade from your standard two star, and worth the price with a discount like AARP or AAA. The trade off is the great view of the ocean, a clean room, and fantastic location. But once you crack the windows open for some ventilation, the highway noise hits you. So that said if you can put up with traffic noise, it's a great Motel and value for that area. You can walk right across the street to the ocean, another plus.

    « Great Staff, Clean Rooms & a Good Value »

    The hotel was on our way up 101. This was the last place to stop for the evening. While you can't walk to restaurants, it is a quiet setting. The rooms are older but very clean, the staff was excellent, the lobby breakfast was very well laid out and good. We could see and hear the ocean from the room, which was nice

    « No air conditioning? »

    I consider myself a Best Western connoisseur as I've stayed in quite a few of them. This one was as expected. Lovely lobby where we would have our free breakfast (which was great, BTW--hard boiled eggs, bagels, yogurt, make-your-own waffles, fresh fruit, cereal, hot beverages). It's across the freeway from the beach, no problem. There's a bit of noise from our upstairs neighbor, fine. But, there was NO air-conditioning. Heard the front desk person explain it to the woman checking in before me. Now, I get it, you're on the coast, you would rarely need it--except we needed it. The sun set blazing right into our window which heated the room up, so we drew the shades, which blocked the small screened window which was letting in a very little bit of cool air. I don't know how many days out of the year this is a problem, but it was not a good night's sleep because of it.

    « Questionable Security »

    This motel has huge bathroom windows that open to the parking lot. My bathroom window did not have locks and the opening is large enough for someone to easily gain access into your room. While the location is great, security is questionable.

    « A very nice hotel »

    We stayed for 3 nights the rooms are spacious clean and breakfast provided had a good spread and variety. Nice thing is its just opposite to beach and very close by to lot of places like Glass beach , Skunk train...etc overall it was worth the money paid

    « Solid Room in Fort Bragg »

    Hotel is a little old, but nice location at the end of town. I only stayed there for a night and the staff was helpful and friendly. Nice view of the river from my room. The bed was comfortable, and the bathrooms were clean, but had some issues with the shower knob being stripped. Worked my way through that, and decided not to hassle with it, given I was only there for a night. I might consider another hotel if I was staying for more than an evening.

    « Fort Bragg Best Western »

    The hotel is getting a nice upgrade: new paint on the exterior, new carpet, new pictures on the walls, upgrades in the lobby and breakfast area, and eventually new windows. It was very quiet, with only minimal noise from the highway. The view of the ocean across the street is unbelievable!

    « driving the coast highway »

    Nice place right off the highway but up a hill, so it is quiet. Good sized room with flat screen tv and free internet. Breakfast was great. There were three of us, and we all got our fill.Checked in in the evening, and the clerk was very helpful. She provided us with a map and showed us where restaurants she recommended were located. Got to see a great sunset over the ocean. We would stay here again if we were in the area.

    « Coast fun »

    Hotel was very comfortable, good staff. located within walking distance of the ocean. Landscaping was good, would stay there again. Looking forward to the next getaway to the coast. Overall stay was very good,will return.

    « Putty & paint Can't make this what it ain't... »

    We booked the room based partly upon the name of the property and were expecting a 'vista' from the room. Well there is a view, but what room w/ a window can't claim that. The property is on the inland side of Highway 1 at the very north end of Fort Bragg, backing up to the highway. The 'vista' is of the back side of an ocean bluff and a pedestrian bridge across Pudding Creek. There is an obstructed view of the ocean through the bridge infrastructure, but by no means a 'vista'. The only screened window opens to the highway and it's associated noise. The property is in the midst of an update. The rooms are large and the beds are comfortable, but regardless of the remodel, it shows it's age. The lobby/dinning area is yet to be updated with the front desk having a plywood top. The only ice machine was by the office, which is across the lot from the rooms and a bit of a bother to get to in the rain. The remodel is nice, but all the putty and paint they can find won't put 'vista' in this property.

  • 3
    « The Basics »

    There seemed to be some ok reviews on this place but I rate this as strictly sleep-and-go. First of all the entrance is downright dangerous. Be warned that if you are trying to get into this place coming from the south it is hazardous. The entrance comes up very quickly and is around a curve on the highway. Yes, there is a sign posted up the road but it doesn't help. The entrance is quite torn up and is a sharp 90 deg. turn. We saw one other car in front of us miss this ridiculous and horribly maintained entrance and skid into the adjacent trailer park entrance. The lobby looks pretty grim and the counter tops were chunks of plywood. Apparently they were waiting for the counters to be cut. Very 'basic' stuff. To their credit they were painting the outside of the building but we had to wait until they moved the ladder and stopped painting to get into the room. There's actually a decent view from the window but the windows are not washed so that's wasted. The rooms are extremely basic and you can't open the windows as the traffic noise is pretty loud. Actually, I tried to open a window but the latch fell off and broke. The bed was comfortable and after the traffic died down late at night it wasn't too bad. This place is an the edge of being a complete pass and is at best a pit stop.

    « NOISE »

    The room is fine, the bed was comfortable. We were tired upon arriving, laid down. I really really tried to be OK with the noise of highway. Er had already sleephed all our luggage upstairs, checked in, paid. The noise on a Wednesday at 4pm was just too much. Bonnie at the front desk couldn't have been nicer. I was embarrassed because I am not a premadona & there is nothing wrong w/ the room itself, heck it is only $116. for an ocean view. Bonnie let us cancel on the spot for the 3 night reservation, no charge at all. That is good service.

    « The Best Western Vista Manor Lodge has no 'Vista' »

    Considering the name of the property includes the word 'Vista' one would assume it has a nice view. And since it is in a seaside town one would assume an ocean view. This property overlooks Highway 1 The backside of an ocean bluff and a pedestrian bridge. There are peek ocean glimpses through the bridge infrastructure, but by no means a 'vista'. I feel that the name of this property is purposely deceptive. The rooms have recently undergone an update and it looks like the lobby/dinning area might be next, but short of blowing up the pedestrian bridge,there's nothing they can do about the lack of a 'vista'.

    « In and Out »

    Needed a place to stay while on a trip down the coast. Did not have any reservations as did not know how far we would make it each day - it was a guys adventure trip. The room was serviceable. We were on the back side away from the road, so it was quiet. The hotel is up off the road so not easily seen, but the sign is there.

    « Best Western Motel »

    The Highway #1 noise in the morning and night, it was on the Northside of Fort Bragg with nothing by it and you would have to drive to Fort Bragg to eat and visit stores, the parking is really small and hard to turn around in order to leave in order to drive to town and there was no information on the different type activities in Fort Bragg; the refrigerator ice box part did not freeze anything and ice cream melted and dripped on the lower food and construction material of carpets and other material should have been taken away but it was just next to the entrance area.

    « Stopover on the way to giant redwoods and to see glass beach »

    Went to this because I usually use Best Western, this hotel was awful, after checking in our room was called and damp and had no heat, it also had a damp odor,went back to the office ,manager apologized and gave us another room,same thing ,no heat and smelled, another couple was also playing musical rooms, I cancelled the reservation and went elsewhere, very disappointing considering the Best Western name

    « Quite interesting! »

    As we drove the tiny little winding roads to get to Fort Bragg, I was expecting some old, half-fallen-down shacks to stay in. Boy, was I surprised to find nice BIG rooms with new carpeting and two queen beds. We had a partial ocean view and saw the sun set over the Pacific. Even though we were next to the highway, the only traffic sounds were a soft "whooshing," almost like the ocean waves. The lady at the front desk (who also took care of the breakfast the next morning) was super nice and bent over backwards to point out all the gluten-free options to me at breakfast. Unlike some other hotels where we had stayed on this trip, there was plenty to eat at the Vista Manor Lodge. And even the decaf coffee was quite good here. A pleasant experience, indeed!!

    « a great stay on the California coast »

    we stayed at the BW Vista Manor Lodge in Fort Bragg on May 1. The hotel is in a beautiful location across from the beach. There was easy access to beach walking and watching the sunset. The room was comfortable and spacious. I have suggested to the owner that with the sun hitting the room windows in the afternoon that a combination heat/ac/vent unit should be available in the rooms.

    « Unbelievable »

    To call this a "rat hole" would be an injustice to rat holes. Very old, smelly, doors to rooms do not fit, loud traffic noises. I am presently standing at the lobby door which is locked at 0645. Employee can see me out here does not offer to let me in. Very rough neighborhood. Beware!!

    « Calming »

    There are 3 blocks of rooms that are spread out among green lawns, tall trees, and unusual flowers. Sea birds soar above and you can hear the ocean and the occasional dissatisfaction from nearby geese. It's a beautiful setting and the view is lovely. You are off the highway and a little north of town (not too far though), so you don't hear a lot of traffic or other disturbing noises. It is all very calming as we sat out on our deck and watched the sunset.

  • 2
    « Nothing to Brag about, in Fort Bragg »

    I would advise that if you are a manager, or property owner, and you are ongoing with Renovations, make sure that Safety First, and Curbside Appeal is not an issue. Put yourself in your guest's shoes, and ask yourself, if the ongoing operations is hurting or helping the esthetic appearance of relaxation and serenity of the guest's ultimate quest, in an otherwise, "stressful day to day existence, period!" None of our expectations for such experiences were met.

    « Remodeling in progress »

    Overall, our stay was ok. However, the first room they assigned to us had some prob lems. It was old looking and had a stale aroma. The worst thing was that the HBO T.V. channel had no sound, just a buzzing noise. We were then assigned to a room in the unit that was being renovated. What a difference! New paint, carpet and T.V. It had a great view of the ocean. It was very comfortable. The breakfast was just so, so. All in all, it was worth what we paid.

    « Book an Ocean View Room »

    Though an older motel, it must have recently undergone a major renovation. The room was spacious and well appointed. We were very pleased with the accommodations. Stayed 2 nights and used the location as a base while we explored the coast and the redwood drive-thru tree at Leggett.

    « 25th Anniversary Trip »

    We stayed at this hotel on our anniversary trip. The staff was friendly and helpful. Our room was an updated one so it was clean and comfortable. The rooms are being worked on so there are workers and some construction noise, but not at odd hours and it did not disturb us. Ocean view was beautiful. We would stay here again.

    « Super friendly, clean, quiet, comfortable, great value!!! »

    really great location, quiet, nice view, super clean and comfortable, all for a great price! it is on the way out of the main town so the scenery is beautiful and it is peaceful. seriously good value!!

    « Fort Bragg Best Western »

    Great location, comfortable bed, quiet room (when the windows are closed), good breakfast in the morning... BUT furniture needs updating and the windows need to be cleaned. Otherwise, this hotel is worth the price.

    « comfy clean beds plus pool »

    older but clean hotel. (looked to be currently remodeling alot of the rooms plus reception area). Beds were clean and plush - slept well. Nice clean indoor pool which the kids enjoyed. decent breakfast options (waffles, toast, bagels,hot/cold cereal, yogurt , hard boiled eggs) good value for a basic restful overnight. right across the highway from beach and trail.

    « Great place »

    My family and i loved the location and the beds were comfortable. We really enjoyed the views and how close it was to the ocean. It was reasonable to stay here too. I would recommend this place for family and friends. Close to glass beach too.

    « Our Pick for Comfort »

    VERY clean and COMFY mattress.....staff super friendly and helpful.....nice breakfast with waffles, bagels, and more.....would highly recommend this place. Location is across the street from the ocean with some rooms with a view. Area nearby has several beautiful coastal spots where you can walk on paved trails along the bluffs.

    « Ok »

    Location very good...breakfast very little choices...bed and pillows soft...but the frobt desk named GAIL was not friendly and not accomodating. She answer us rudely and in a rush during our check in 3/28/16.

  • 4
    « Quiet, Accomodating Staff, Clean, Refurbushing »

    Had a pleasant stay, in a partial ocean view upstairs with balcony and chairs. Large room, pleasant decor. The manager was extremely courteous and helpful. Although lots of yard maintenance going on due to recent rains, it was quiet.

    « Convenient Hotel in a sought after place »

    The Vista Manor Lodge is right off the highway and ocean views are right across the street. This is a very functional hotel in a tourist trap type location. It has all the amenities and while it is an older hotel, they are doing a great job with renovations. This is a TOP SECRET don't tell anyone and mess it up for the rest of us, kind of find. Try it!

    « Incredible View! »

    The staff (the owner?) are great. They especially opened the pool for us and it was worth it. They are currently doing some renovations and it's going to be really nice when it's done. The people were very anxious to please. The room was clean with a great view and comfortable bed. Despite the fact there was a huge storm in the night and the power went out at 4 am, it appeared breakfast went on as usual - not sure what they did about coffee. We went to Denny's instead. A very nice property.

    « Great Location, Great Views, Average Rooms »

    We have stayed here numerous times over the last 15 years, and not that much has changed in that time. The rooms are nothing special, but they are clean, well maintained (for the most part), and come with a free breakfast. Although they overlook Highway 1, they also overlook the beautiful Pudding Creek where it enters the ocean. We also enjoy the heated indoor pool. Other properties across the street don't have the highway to deal with, but they do have lots of people walking and biking on the haul road, and looking right into your room, so that's why we consistently choose this place instead. Easy access to everything Ft. Bragg has to offer, including the coastal trail, the haul road from Glass Beach to McKerricher State Park, and lots of beaches in between the two. It's enough to keep us coming back every year.

    « A beautiful lodging place for a beautiful place »

    The motel was wonderful. The view from the King size bed suite was perfect. The ocean and Pudding Creek was out the window. It is on the highway, so you will hear that along with the ocean sounds. That was an FYI so a person can know this going there, so no complaints can be made. It's beautiful..... one of the few with ocean views.

    « Clean property »

    This Best Western is located right across from the ocean so you can hear the water which is relaxing to me. The property is quiet. The owners of this property are very kind and friendly. The beds are super comfortable like at all Best Westerns. They're doing some remodeling in the breakfast area in which I hope they'll offer a better selection of hot breakfast items instead of just waffles and bagels when finished. I would recommend this location

    « Beautiful location but terrible »

    I liked the location, right opposite the coastal trail. But the hotel is doing terrible injustice to the brand "Best Western". The rooms are damp and cold. They have only radiant heating and even after two hours of running it at max temperature, the room was cold. We had to goto the front desk and complain about it, only after about a bit of argument they provided me a room heater. The outdoor lights of the block I was staying in were not working, it was pitch dark and we had to use our cellphone lights to go out. I had complaint about that too but they didn't switch it on. The walls of the room are thin and not properly insulated, I could hear the traffic all night. In morning the showers were not having hot water and I am talking of 7:45 in morning. Water was draining very slowly out of bath tub. Now just think of it, taking bath in cold water with water clogged in bath tub. This was the worst Best Western hotel I have stayed in. Its better to stay at any other cheap motel, there is no point in paying 50% more than those motels for similar exp. I felt cheated and would never recommend anyone to stay in this hotel. This hotel is just doing big damage to the brand "Best Western" and now onwards I would be a bit cautious before booking another Best Western.

    « Beautiful Location But Needs Improvements »

    I like the location but it lacks secure wifi, I was told they been having problems with their servers. They also don't provide fridge and microwave in their rooms. I noticed one of the bead spreads looked a little soiled as soon as we arrived, and reading other reviews it seems that this is not unusual there. Lastly, the bed was very uncomfortable to sleep in, no support at all!

    « Best Western needs to remove name »

    Start off with the front desk has no customer service. I literally mean no customer service no one is there. After ringing the bell a couple of times someone finally comes out of the back. Finally get checked in and get to the room and the room is dirty, cold, and damp. Wanting to get some sleep after a long drive and had another long day ahead of me I settled in to the bed only to discover that the rooms are not insulated very well. Listened to the people above us all night, listened to the people next to us all night, and listened to the traffic on the road all night. After a night of no sleep went to check out in the morning and again no one there. Picked up the phone and was told the office does not open until 0700. Was told I would get a receipt in an email which never came. This hotel is not what I am accustomed to with the name Best Western. Has the be the absolute worst one I have stayed in.

    « Quiet, great beds »

    Very quiet hotel with two different separate buildings overlooking the ocean. Short drive to glass beach (the family recommends site #2). Rooms have very comfy, newer beds, although I wish we'd had one King and one Queen instead of two queens. Heated indoor pool was nice. Heating the room took some time, but it finally worked after several hours. Extra blanket was full of burn holes, although this was a non-smoking room. Breakfast was ok, very carb heavy. Coffee was good.

  • 3
    « Not bad »

    Stayed one night. The staff were nice and the room was clean. Not fancy, just a typical room. The only complaint is the walls are thin and the ceiling would loudly creak anytime the people above me walked around.

    « Best view »

    Oh man, this place was even better than we expected. Very recently remodeled all the rooms and they are still working on the office/lounge area, but we hardly noticed the construction work. They are very considerate of guests comfort. Our room on second floor had a million dollar view. I was more than happy to sit in front of the huge window and look out to the ocean and the old railroad trestle. It couldn't have been any better. The room/bathroom was very nice and updated. Lots of electrical plugs for chargers and nice HD/TV. Bed was a little soft but still nice and clean. Adequate continental breakfast. Very nice employees to help us check in, answer questions and help with breakfast. Nice lounge area for eating, socializing with friends. I noticed they had a nice selection of books and games to use. Although we didn't use the indoor pool we did check it out. Very nice size and will definitely use it next time. We were there during whale migration in Jan 2016 and were treated to seeing passing and breaching whales from our window. Directly across the road is the Coastal trail to walk or bike. We've stayed at less expensive motels near the center of town and will never go back. The slight higher expense is worth the fantastic view of the ocean from our room.

    « Super comfy bed with a full-on ocean view! »

    The guy at the reception desk could have been friendlier. Perhaps point out the breakfast bar to the right? In January mid-week, this place is almost empty. For less than $100, I was given a second-floor room on HYW 1, directly across from the Pacific Ocean. Beautiful, full-on ocean view. This area is rather flat, no striking ocean waves crashing over huge rocks. But I enjoyed those views/walks all day. Why pay extra for them when I will spend the majority of time in my room sleeping? Speaking of sleep, the bed was extra comfy! Soft, soft mattress, sheets, and pillows. Would be tempted to stay another night if my feet weren't itching to hit the pedal!

    « Clean with Ocean View »

    Great price for this location. It's 5 minutes from the center of town and located across the highway from the ocean. Lovely ocean breeze and sunset. Our room had a small balcony, perfect for catching the last light. Very spacious room and clean, nothing fancy. Breakfast was simple continental. Would stay here again.

    « Average stay »

    Stayed in room 421-A. The room was very average but was an ok place for the night. There was not much of a view. There was a little inlet across the street where you could see some water depending on the tide. Otherwise the small bit of coast was in the distance. The bathroom had mold staining but appeared clean otherwise.

    « This Hotel was awful on so many levels »

    Rude employees. The receptionist did not give us any information about the internet, turning on the heater etc. We did not get a receipt and returned to ask for one. She argued that she would only give it to us at check out. She finally printed one out for us. . In the morning we walked into breakfasts and heard two employees literally screaming at each other. The room was shabby , noisy, with no extra blankets, a broken shower head, & torn curtain.

    « A little funky, but I like it. »

    We had stayed here three years ago, and had no complaints. This time I looked at the Tripadvisor reviews and noticed that a lot of people seemed to dislike this property, so we booked at the HIX, but couldn't stand it and moved to the BW. AAA correctly rates it as two-stars, but I liked it better than the HIX, which I thought was overpriced for this time of year (Midweek in November!) Some mixup trying to check in, but it all was amicably resolved. Just keep your sense of humor and patience. Clean, no mold. Paid $10 for the building with the Pacific view, very nice. Very slight traffic noise ? not a problem. There's no microwave, small BR counter, short on electric outlets (I had to string two extension cords to get power to the table ? the outlets at the table were controlled by the light switch near the door). Had trouble first night with a fuzzy TV signal ? wife gave up on TV. But it was OK the second night. Some units have an electrical outlet near the corner of the bed, important to know if you have an apnea machine or two. Sometimes you have to move the bed to find the outlet, but it's easy to move. No plain-flavored oatmeal so we went out for breakfast the next day. There's a microwave in the eating area, so I warmed up lunch leftovers for second-day breakfast. No free newspapers at least by the time we got to breakfast. Best part of this property is the owner, who probably lives on site, and is very friendly.

    « Very nice and homey at the end of a long day! »

    I always stay here when I am in Fort Bragg. The staff always remember my name which is unusual these days....they go out of their way to make me feel at home. I love the beds and pillows....sleep better than at home. Breakfast is always great with so many items to pick from.... Great price for everything you receive.

    « Good hotel near he sea »

    This hotel has a new part and an older part. We stayed in teh new part with excellent sea views. There are some ground floor rooms as well as first floor no lift. there is an indoor pool which was useful and warm. Breakfast was reasonable but not exciting and boring after a day or two. Fort Bragg has the Skunk Train and an interesting museum also a number of nice places t eat and drink Good beach for children. Sea too cold for me.

    « Awesome stay »

    Found this place and grateful for our stay here .Very clean and comfortable rooms , very hospitable staff and just an all around good experience here and very reasonably priced too Will definitely stay again Darren Corron

  • 3
    « Best Western Vista Manor Lodge, Fort Bragg, Ca. »

    In general it was on the low side of acceptable. Because I generally use Best Westerns and it is the only one in the area, I booked it on faith without any knowledge of it. Most of the Best Western I have stayed in lately were more updated and pleasant.

    « Best Western in Ft. Bragg, Mendocino, CA »

    While touring the Sonoma Coast, Point Arena and Mendocino, we stayed at this Best Western. It's adjacent to Noyo Headlands and Glass Beach (very scenic). We like to consolidate our travel with Best Westerns because these properties are consistent, affordable and points add up quickly for free stays. Best Westerns are not fancy hotels, but they are clean and reliable. I've never had a bad experience, but make sure you are not expecting a Four Seasons or Ritz Carlton. it's your basic, efficiency room.

    « Could Use Some Renovating »

    This hotel is very conveniently located right on Highway 101. There were some stains on the carpet and mildew in the bathroom but overall doable for one night. Our room had a partial ocean view which was fine since it was evening and we were only staying one night. The room had all the amenities you would want or need. A complimentary continental breakfast is offered with delicious muffins. The lobby and breakfast area is in a separate building and is very comfortable...sofa, chairs, a fireplace and a small exchange library are located there as well. The hotel staff recommended a wonderful restaurant on the marina with an ocean view.

    « Across for the Ocean »

    This Best Western is right across from the ocean. You can sleep with your window open and feel at ease. It's nice to fall asleep or wake up listening to the ocean waves. This Best Western is average but consistent. The owners are extremely friendly and want to make sure that your stay is comfortable. The rooms are dated a bit but have the consistent Best Western beds that are comfortable. This is a good value and if you don't mind eating waffles, bagels, hard boiled eggs the breakfast will be suffice for you.

    « great view »

    awesome hotel, great place to stay. i enjoyed the area. great envirmonet to relax and check out the wild life. I noticed a lot of shops but could not stop and check out. not too many places to eat at night but did find a denny's.

    « Good for Quick Getaway »

    Spent the night on an overnight get-away, was clean enough, quiet enough, and affordable enough. We left before trying the breakfast, expect it was the usual fare. Had a view of the ocean from our upstairs room, nice to look out from the small balcony.

    « Disappointed »

    I was greatly looking forward to staying at Best Western based on previous stays, but everyone at the front desk was unfriendly. They helped with what asked but never greeted us or acted like they cared. My biggest complaint was the cleanliness. There were cigarette butts and dirt all over the outside area of our room. The windows were also smudged. There was a miscommunication with the housecleaning staff and our room was never cleaned. Breakfast was also a lot less variety then the previous Best Western we had stayed at. These are not huge complaints but it put kind of a damper on the trip for me. I would not stay there again and I would question at staying at a Best Western in the future. I did not communicate this to the staff because no one was there when we checked out.

    « The "BEST" for sure!! »

    Owners Kuami Kao, his, wife, daughter & staff are the "best". (Loved the whole family including the 2 fur babies) Breakfast yummy and served until 10:00 for late risers is great. Owners went out of their way to accommodate!! Couldn't get in on the day scheduled and they didn't hesitate to change my dates when I called late afternoon on the day I was to arrive. Can't say one thing negative about this place. Bed very comfortable, wireless reception fast, very clean and had everything I needed for a really comfortable stay. Stayed longer than originally planned because it was so nice and restful. Thank you for being so nice!! If I find myself back in Fort Bragg I will definitely always stay here.

    « YUK »

    Dirty, bugs, leaking sink in bath room complete with water on floor, not wet or damp, Water on the floor. Staff member said Denny's was the best restaurant in town. Give me a break, half mile down the main strip we found 4 or 5 nicer more interesting places to dine. Do I need to say more.

    « Not great-awful wifi »

    While the room was clean and the view was beautiful, there were some mahor issues. 1. Staff was very unhelpful and rude on check in. We had a cheaper internet room rate showing on our phone and the front desk shrugged and still said the room was $30 more than the internet price. We had to sit down and book the room online in front of them. When we went back to the counter they made sure thay we were only saying 1 night because the room wasnt going to be available for 2 we already made our reservation. 2. TERRIBLE WIFI-it doesnt cover the whole bed room, you have to stand next to the door facing the main check in building if you want a signal. 3.The bathrooms need some renovation. Would not stay again despite the view and nice beds.

  • 5
    « Great place to stay »

    My wife an I visit Fort Bragg several times a year, the Skunk Train, the Botanical Gardens or just a weekend get away along the California coast. Good size clean rooms with all the amenities and a very friendly and helpful staff. They are right across from the beach and there is a pedestrian tunnel under the highway. Sunsets on cloudy days are spectacular.

    « nice »

    nice location with large and clean rooms and cool and absolutely sufficient breakfast, great view in direction of the pacific , original Motel style, embedded in garden area with beautiful flowers, also perfect for bikers

    « Nice hotel »

    Nice hotel right at the beach with a nice view at the ocean. Large clean rooms. The hotel is within walking distance of Glass Beach.We stayed only one night at the hotel. We'll definately staay at the hotel again if we're in the neighboirhood.

    « Vacation 2015 »

    Right off Route 101. Overlooks the ocean sort of. Indoor pool. No air conditioning. Noisy with the open windows. Breakfast was average. The receptionist could have been more enthusiastic but she was also on duty the next morning so long days for her. Outside access with two floors. I was not impressed with this hotel at all but it was clean.

    « Very nice »

    The staff is very helpful and the room was very nice. I asked for a downstairs room and they gave me one, very nice and with a sliding door to the outside. Breakfast was good. I was able to park right in front of my room door.


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·From: The north. Follow Route 20 west to Highway 1 in Fort Bragg. The Best Western Vista Manor Lodge is located on Highway 1 at the north end of Fort Bragg directly across from the old train truss. We are 1. 25 miles north of Oak Street and 2. 5 miles north of the junction of Routes 20 and 1. ·From: San Francisco. Follow Highway 101 north to Route 20 in Willits. Follow Route 20 west to Highway 1 in Fort Bragg. The Best Western Vista Manor Lodge is located on Highway 1 at the north end of Fort Bragg directly across from the old train truss. We are 1. 25 miles north of Oak Street and 2. 5 miles north of the junction of Routes 20 and 1. ·From: The east. Follow Route 20 west from Willits to Hig...

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