I was born in Fort Bragg (but now live in NY) and was visiting for Christmas at my Aunts house (along with about 30 others). She reserved hotel rooms for several family members coming in from out of town. We stayed three nights. We had, from what I can tell, the room with the best view (my brother had the room below us) with an unobstructed view of the pudding creek bridge and beach. We could easily hear the waves breaking when opening a window. The staff was quite friendly and efficient. The rooms were a good size with very comfortable beds, and very clean. The breakfast was very good, though as someone else mentioned, the same every day (the muffins were excellent though).
A couple of negative points though...
Although our room was available when I arrived (around 10am) we were told that we could not check-in until 3PM. I realize that most hotels have a check-in time in the late afternoon, but most hotels will also let guests check in if the room is available. Fortunately, we were able to spend time visiting my aunt until we could check in.
The room was a bit cold when we first checked in so we turned on the floor electric heater to "6". It was comfortable the first night and even the second, but by the third night it go so hot that we woke up sweating. It doesn't have a modern thermostat so it's just a guess on how high to set the heater, and it seemed to take a couple of days before it got too hot.
Overall it was an enjoyable stay. It's a great location and I'd most likely stay here again the next time I come back to Fort Bragg. less