5 star hotels in McKinleyville, CA

1. Hampton Inn & Suites Arcata, CA (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This casual hotel is 6.2 miles from Arcata Community Forest and 11 miles from Old Town Eureka.The relaxed rooms include free WiFi and custom-designed beds, plus both full and lap desks (for working on the bed), flat-screen TVs and coffeemakers. Rooms with pull-out sofas are available. Suites add additional living areas; some have whirlpool tubs.On-site hot breakfast (daily) and weekday breakfast bags to go are complimentary, as is parking. Additional amenities include an indoor pool and a whirlpool, plus a fitness room, a business center and meeting spaces.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have minibars
  • Guests liked the beds
  • 6 min drive to the Azalea State Natural Reserve
  • 14 min drive to Arcata Eureka Airport
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the fitness center, which has free weights
  • The hotel has a game room and a nightclub
  • Guests praised the indoor pool and the hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

Alissa Adams

Overall good the breakfast was very good the pool and hot tub were amazing with hardly any restrictions which was nice One thing that was stupid was there were no garbage bags The elevator was EXTREMELY SLOW! The bathroom was remodeled cheaply But it looks pretty nice

The staff was pretty nice BUT he maids were SO NICE! Very close to restaurants and the stores easy to get stuff The TV was very big and I loved it although there weren’t that many channels The room was very clean as well Well all overall I’d say that this hotel is pretty nice but there are better ones

Samantha Callis

I booked my room around noon the night I intended to stay I was on a long road trip, and had a car issue I was in areas with very limited cell phone service

I did my best to contact the hotel as well as the Diamond desk to ensure they knew I would not be able to make the reservation Even the wonderful woman at the service desk took detailed notes and attempted to communicate with them I was stalled a few hours away and could not continue pushing into the mountain passes at night I stayed at a different Hampton Inn in a different town that I could safely get to After back and forth with the management, I was told the stay would not be refunded It was a full charge ($370) because I didn’t cancel 24 hours in advance (mind you, this would have been mathematically impossible since I didn’t make the reservation more than 24 hours in advance) I have a very hard time believing I needed to pay the full price of night stay because I prevented another customer from being able to book a room at that hotel over the course of a few hours The Diamond Desk/Hilton Honors team was clear in their communication that if safety and transportation was an issue, they did not anticipate there being an issue with the stay being refunded I received an email from the manager that I could not cancel without paying for the full night due to the property’s small size and rural location I understand that times are tough and every dollar matters, but I feel like as a solo traveler, I was completely taken advantage of in a situation I had very little control over Long story short, as a Diamond member and frequent corporate traveler, Hilton brand hotels will no longer be receiving my business I have had so many great things to say about Hilton and their loyalty program, but I will be exclusively traveling with Marriott from this point forward

Jerry Lucas

The hotel is descent, clean rooms, breakfast standard for this chain I did not give a higher rating due to a request for late checkout only gong to 1:00 PM The Hilton chains have granted late check-outs to to 4:00 PM for Diamond status members

The photo is the view from the third floor looking out to where the coastal hill would be I enjoy the foggy, misty days we have here ion the coast

2. Best Western Plus Humboldt Bay Inn (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

This modest hotel is a mile from the 19th-century Carson Mansion, an 11-minute walk from Clarke Historical Museum and 3 miles from Sequoia Park.Casual rooms and suites with carpeted floors offer free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and minifridges, plus microwaves, and tea and coffeemakers. Some have sitting areas, fireplaces and/or DVD players. Room service is available.Breakfast and limo service are complimentary. Other amenities include 2 outdoor pools, a gym and a business center, plus a game room, a patio and a restaurant. Loaner iPads and parking are available.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms, which have refrigerators
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • Walking distance to the Clarke Historical Museum and Madaket Harbor Cruise
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests liked “Billiard table”, mentioned 41 times in reviews
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Nova Nova

This place was a dream come true for me The desk clerk was very welcoming and informative as the where to eat and enjoy entertainment the rooms were clean and cozy, and best of all there is a limousine ride to and from your destination which is much deserving of a good tip Absolutely wonderful lady driver who was very professional and friendly as well

Must stay for a day at least and go to Lost Coast Brewery or Amigos Burritos both very tasty and great environment

Jen Hurley

Clean rooms with lots of coffee and supplies They don’t skimp here Soft bed, good pillows, lots of places to put things and a good number of towels

The pool and spa area are just amazing and very warm and clean The limo rode was so fun, Selina is friendly and knowledgeable and a good driver The breakfast area is a bit small for how busy the hotel is but they run a tight ship and keep it all well stocked and clean We had just rhe best time here!

Janelle Dressen

From the outside, this hotel looks like any other Best Western However, once you enter through the gate into The Oasis, it is as though you are staying at a mini resort The hot tub is large enough for at least 15 people and there are multiple seating areas, along with a beautiful cascading waterfall

The pool is perfect for children and comes complete with supplies to play water basketball There are many seating areas in the Oasis, along with a pool table, outdoor fire place, fire pit, and tiki torches There are also 2 bathrooms, an outdoor shower, and plenty of freshly laundered towels to dry off with Our family would definitely stay here again!

3. Trinidad Bay Bed & Breakfast Hotel

About this hotel

Overlooking Trinidad Bay and Trinidad Memorial Lighthouse, this homey Cape Cod-style lodge is less than a mile from Trinidad State Beach.The 4 country-chic rooms feature free Wi-Fi, private bathrooms, bay views and modern ocean/woodland-themed decor. Some also have private entrances, private patios and decorative fireplaces.Freebies include parking, an airport shuttle, and a 3-course breakfast.

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Moonstone Crossing Winery and Old Home Beach
  • 16 min drive to Arcata Eureka Airport
  • Guests liked the service
  • Guests mentioned “an ocean” 12 times
  • Guests liked the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Michael Bovarnick

Wow what a find If you are traveling to northern California and are looking for a FABULOUS place to stay then the Trinidad Bay Bed and Breakfast is a must stay Make sure you book early as with only 4 rooms and a great following this B and B books quickly

For those who enjoy staying at B and B’s this is a true gem Beginning with the initial call to make a reservation, Tyler (Innkeeper) could not have been more accommodating Upon arrival, my wife and I immediately knew we had made the right decision in choosing this B and B The Inn is located high on a bluff overlooking the Pacific and is accessible to everything in the small town of Trinidad Our large room was well decorated and the king sized “heated” bed was extremely comfortable especially after a long day of driving Again, for those that enjoy B and B lodging, you know that if the innkeepers are not hospitable then that could easily ruin a holiday On a scale of 1-10 Tyler and his partner Mike are off the charts with their ability to make one feel welcomed The breakfast that Tyler prepares is gourmet and if there are dietary considerations again he will accommodate If you are inclined to have serious conservative discussions about current events / politics then this is the place for you As you can tell from this review, my wife and I feel that after our 2 day stay not only did we enjoy the visit but left feeling like we made new life long friends


What a GEM! From the moment we booked this a month prior to arrival we received a call thanking us for booking and asking if we had any dietary restrictions When we arrived, we were shown to our room by Tyler, it was the trinity alps room I believe (above the Garage) Had panoramic views out of the windows of the bay below

The towels, linens, toiletries were all top notch Bed and furniture were comfortable We felt welcomed and pampered Only sad thing was we were only there one night! Tyler recommended the restaurant across the street, and it was also wonderful all the way around If you are wanting to hike the redwoods, passing through the area or want a place to unwind and enjoy, I would recommend staying here wholeheartedly

Dawn Farral

I almost never write reviews, mostly because I’m too busy or too lazy, pick one ☺️ My husband actually planned this trip and said he had found a bed and breakfast in Trinidad We stayed in the room above the garage (Trinity Alps, I think?) and from start to finish we were greeted with amazing service Tyler was a fantastic host, offering to drive us to dinner, serving amazing meals, giving recommendations for activities in the area

This is one of the top B and Bs we’ve stayed at and the view of the ocean can’t be beat – we enjoyed returning to the room during the day and still feeling like we were on vacation If you want the truth, I’d come back just for the bed – so comfortable! But everything was amazing and thanks to Tyler for being a great host and providing the comforts of home The peach French toast was amazing!

4. Holiday Inn Express & Suites Arcata/Eureka-Airport Area, an IHG Hotel (2-star hotel)

About this hotel

Situated near Highway 101, this Mission-style hotel is half a mile from Arcata/Eureka Airport, 8 miles north of Humboldt State University and 8 miles south of the seaside town of Trinidad. Downtown Eureka is 16 miles away.The understated rooms come with minifridges, microwaves, work desks, flat-screen TVs, in-room movies and free WiFi; kids 19 and under stay free with an adult.A free hot breakfast buffet is served daily. There’s an indoor pool, fitness and business centers, 2 meeting rooms and a convenience store. Parking is free and there’s a complimentary airport shuttle.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 4 min drive to Clam Beach County Park
  • 7 min drive to Arcata Eureka Airport
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a restaurant
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 16 times
  • The fitness center has treadmills and elliptical machines

Feedback From Real Customers


We had to wait 20-30 minutes to get our room key after we had already checked in online because the front desk employee had left to drive the shuttle to the airport to pick up an arrival and there was nobody else working Then the employee had a lot of difficulty checking in the person ahead of me But once we got the key, the rest of the stay went smoothly

The room was spacious and clean The breakfast was decent – the buffet had reopened when we were there in March and they had little to-go bags in case you didn’t want to eat downstairs (there was a lot of tables available) While we were waiting for the room key, I saw pizza delivery drivers bringing pizza directly to the rooms so that’s convenientMy boyfriend forgot his wallet inside the hotel room when we left Trying to get ahold of anybody who knew anything was extremely painful The first time I called the phone number for the hotel, it redirected me to a central/outsourced phone line The person I got on the phone wasn’t even working at the hotel, all she could do was give me a ticket number and said someone would get back to us within 48 hours – not at all helpful if you’re on a road trip and don’t have your license I tried calling back later and did get ahold of somebody at the front desk, but she told me that housekeeping had not found a wallet that day in our room Finally, I sent an email to the general manager who got back to me the next morning and confirmed that they had the wallet Third time’s the charm, I suppose5/5 for the actual stay itself, but I’m subtracting 1 star for the difficulties I had in confirming whether they had found the wallet

Michelle Locke

This place was really wonderful especially the maid I had for my room she was awesome had beautiful long long Hair I think her name stated with a T The place was great nice beautiful room easily the closest I have ever had to the airport! Well abit expensive but at least it wasn’t run down like the others I have seen here Well worth it if it was about $100 cheaper

It was close to $260 The only thing I could tell different here was far less homeless milling around

Leanne Michelle

DO NOT STAY HERE IF THERE IS ANY CHANCE YOU MIGHT NEED TO CANCEL YOUR RESERVATION Even though the policy they sent us with our reservation stated we would get a refund if we needed to cancel our reservation, and we canceled in plenty of time in advance, to get a refund, they kept our money and denied our refund Over $500 just denied

We did actually stay the week prior, and had to stand at the front desk for over 30 minutes (no line) before we could get service, because the guest service members kept answering the phone instead of checking us inWhen we were leaving, there was no cart available to load up our luggage Guest services told us they would call when one came available We waited over an hour, and received no call Awkwardly juggled all our luggage, including my elderly father’s, across the hotel, and got off the elevator, just to find both carts sitting there in clear view of the front deskStay here only if there is no chance that you’ll need to cancel a reservation, and don’t use a luggage cart, and also don’t mind standing around waiting to be checked in, because their breakfast, at least, is very good

5. Best Western Plus Bayshore Inn (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

A 6-minute walk from Fort Humboldt State Historic Park, this modern hotel is 2.9 miles from Sequoia Park Zoo.The relaxed rooms have desks, free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs, as well as kitchenettes with coffeemakers, fridges and microwaves. Upgraded rooms add pull-out sofas and/or balconies. Suites offer separate living areas, minibars and/or whirlpool tubs.Freebies include hot breakfast, and parking for cars, trucks and RVs. There’s an indoor pool with a whirlpool tub, and an outdoor pool with a hot tub, plus a sauna and a 24/7 gym. Other amenities include a steakhouse and a bar, as well as a business center and meeting space.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests liked the beds
  • 5 min walk to Fort Humboldt State Historic Park
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests praised the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “a fireplace” 19 times
  • Guests praised the grounds
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests liked the fitness center

Feedback From Real Customers


It’s impossible for a hotel that does not offer housekeeping to receive a five-star reviewThe room was comfortable There was a nice hot tub just feet away from my door

Parking was convenient Location was good but only if you have a car Staff was extremely friendly and helpful Ironically, the young man in housekeeping was extremely helpful providing replenished room towelsIt is long past the time we can excuse no daily housekeeping

Robin Banks

I’m giving the motel a 5-star rating, even though I give the area a 2-star rating (homeless population, including drugged up people wandering around)We had a LOVELY stay at the motel itself The three queen beds were perfect for our party of six

I wasn’t super thrilled that the single queen bedroom didn’t have AC, but the hotel staff loaned us a fan that we found useful in blowing cold air into the small room from the main roomThe motel itself was quiet and well-equipped There was an elevator to help get our luggage up to the second level I was really happy about this as we had the kids hauling luggage between the parking lot and the room we were staying in We were pleasantly surprised that the motel exceeded the level of accommodation, amenities, and services than hotels we’ve stayed at over the last few yearsBreakfast was what sealed it for us We were delighted by the food options and the quantity of food! We filled our bellies and appreciated that it was a benefit of choosing to stay at Best Western Plus Bayshore Inn!The staff at this motel are awesome! We felt welcomed from the beginning of our stay through to the end!


Stayed for two nights this past week The front desk was so helpful and friendlyThe rooms were very clean and well prepared for us

We had a triple queen bed roomThe breakfast in the morning was fantastic, well prepared, good variety, and very tasty I complimented the staff for a job well doneOverall I would not hesitate to stay here again

6. Turtle Rocks Oceanfront Inn

About this hotel

Off Route 101, this laid-back B&B set on 3 acres is 1.1 miles from Patricks Point State Park, 5.4 miles from Big Lagoon and 14 miles from Redwood National Park.The bright, straightforward rooms have private bathrooms, contemporary furniture, Wi-Fi and private glass-paneled decks with panoramic ocean views.There are additional communal decks for guests, including a 2-tier whale watching area with rocking chairs and chaise lounges. A full gourmet breakfast buffet, including homemade hot dishes, is served each morning, as well as an afternoon desserts buffet. Drinks, tea/coffee and snacks are available throughout the day.

Things You Need to Know

  • 3 min drive to Patrick’s Point State Park
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests praised the breakfast

Feedback From Real Customers

Michele Dawson

This is where you want to stay We had a travel issue with a room in another town and called Turtle Rocks hoping they could help us with a 3 night stay Francine was so accommodating and kind

She gave us detailed directions to their place and made us feel so safe and comfortable even before meeting herUpon arrival, we met Roger and he was so helpful From showing us all around the inn to having detailed day to day itinerary ideas available, he made us feel so welcome He offered great restaurant ideas and basically never steered us wrong The proximity to Redwoods state/national parks is so convenientFrancine makes breakfast daily and homemade treats for the afternoon All are worthyThe room was huge and there was a balcony with a sliding screen door that we just left open at night to hear the sea lions barking and the roar of the ocean I have never slept betterLife stress floated away and I feel like a different human leaving than the one that arrivedThe rooms are still the original 1990’s decor, but let that encourage you Embrace it There is such a warmth here I will be back as often as possible Illinois won’t keep me too long from the Turtle Rocks Inn

7. Inn at 2nd & C (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 124 C St, Eureka, CA 95501
  • Phone: (707) 444-3344
  • Ratings: 4.5 (391 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Inn at 2nd & C
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Elegant rooms & suites, some with whirlpool tubs, in an 1886 inn offering a bar & a ballroom.

About this hotel

Set in a grand Victorian building dating from 1886, this charming inn is a 2-minute walk from Humboldt Bay, and 3 miles from both the Sequoia Park Zoo and Fort Humboldt State Historic Park.Antiques-filled rooms come with free Wi-Fi, plus private or en suite bathrooms and sitting areas. Some have bay views and/or 4-poster beds.Parking is complimentary, as is a continental breakfast served in the lobby or an airy dining room, which offers bay views. Other amenities include 2 genteel lounges, a cozy bar and a ballroom with live music.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Walking distance to Madaket Harbor Cruise and the Clarke Historical Museum
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests liked the restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “Ballroom” 23 times
  • Guests praised the nightlife
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers


This is hands down the best hotel we have ever been to, ever The moment we saw it we were immediately welcomed and felt safe when we saw the pride flag, and felt very comfortable the second we stepped in the door The owner/manager was very friendly and kind, and we could tell that they love their job and what they do! The interior was so incredibly impressive, and was the absolute perfect combination of vintage and modern, so it felt very clean and neat! We loved how extravagant everything felt and all of the touches of old furniture and decorations

Our room was absolutely gorgeous and we felt completely comfortable, which is rare for us in other typical hotels The rooms had a perfect mix of vintage/old time furniture and touches and new appliances/looks We were pleasantly surprised how close it is to the ocean and the restaurants that are nearby, and 10000/10 recommend this hotel to anyone staying in Eureka There is absolutely not a better hotel anywhere nearby than this one, and we are so so happy with our stay!

Mark Kuhar

We stayed here for two days and enjoyed it very much The facility is a remodeled hotel from the 1800s with a great history Rooms are furnished with antique furniture, very well broken in

Rooms are a bit chilly but portable heaters are provided Very clean and well maintained Bath facilities up to grade with plenty of hot water and pressure Do yourself a favor and eat in the bar/restaurant Incredible Order the quail egg appetizer You won’t regret it All of the workers are friendly, helpful and Max the dog is the best Don’t stay in some corporate chain hotel! Stay here you will make a memorable experience you won’t regret

David Masters

What a beautiful hotel the Inn at 2nd & C is Each of the public area rooms is a feast for the eyes, the furniture, the decor, the half completed jigsaws tempting you to do your bitI was overwhelmed by just how stunning this exquisite building was

The owners have done this historic property proudOur room at the top of the building, under the copula was the prettiest room we stayed in on our two week trip, we loved itThe staff as you would expect with all the effort to make the place look and feel amazing, were well, amazing Your hotel will live long in the memory of our USA holiday

8. Trinidad Inn (2-star hotel)

  • Address: 1170 Patricks Point Dr, Trinidad, CA 95570
  • Phone: (707) 677-3349
  • Ratings: 4.6 (147 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Trinidad Inn
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Simple rooms, most with kitchenettes, in a rustic budget hotel offering seasonal breakfast.

About this hotel

Set among redwoods, this low-rise budget hotel is just off Highway 101. It’s 1.4 miles from Trinidad State Beach, and 15.2 miles from Redwood National and State Parks.The simple rooms feature down comforters, plus TVs and Wi-Fi access. Most units add full kitchens, while suites offer separate living areas.Amenities include fire pits and barbecue grills. Continental breakfast is available seasonally.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests mentioned the rooms are clean and large
  • Guests praised the kitchenettes and the beds
  • Guests praised the bathrooms
  • 2 min drive to Trinidad State Beach
  • 16 min drive to Arcata Eureka Airport
  • Guests praised the service
  • Guests mentioned “Trail” 21 times
  • Guests mentioned “Fire pit” 11 times

Feedback From Real Customers


Lovely place Clean Loved the kitchen

It was pre stocked with coffee, creamer, teas, and sweeteners along with all the dishes you would need to prepare meals Lovely furnishings In addition, there is a wonderful surrounding trail plus fire pits (The path down to the beach is not affiliated with the inn, is entirely optional, and isn’t beginner friendly but I, an avid hiker, loved that it was a 5 minute walk from the inn property)

pradiata g

Had an excellent stay here and would love to go back again We’ve camped at Sue-Meg State Park multiple times and love the Trinidad area, but this was my first time staying in a hotel here The setting is simple (an unobtrusive small roadside motel) but charmingly and unfussily decorated

Everything was very clean and the staff was wonderful, friendly and accommodating It’s right off of a main road, but there is very little traffic overall and I didn’t find car noises to be an issue This is a great place to stay while visiting the Trinidad and Sue-meg area

Eric Rauert

Awesome hotel with great location We booked for one night after camping in Redwoods and it’s exactly what we needed Room was clean, service was great, and the grounds are quaint and well kept

WiFi works great, they have an ice machine, hiking trails on site, and a communal fire pit for guests The inn is a few minutes from several beaches and downtown Trinidad, while also being right off 101 (and about 20 minutes from the south entrance of Redwoods) Incredible place and would definitely stay again if out this way ever again!

9. Hydrangea Inn (5-star hotel)

  • Address: 2419 F St, Eureka, CA 95501
  • Phone: (707) 442-0415
  • Ratings: 4.7 (27 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : Hydrangea Inn
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Serene B&B in a house built in the 1930s offering 2 warm apartments & a snug bungalow.

About this hotel

In a preserved 1930s redwood house, this quaint, serene B&B flanked by gardens is a 1-minute walk from the nearest bus station, 1 mile from Victorian-era buildings in Eureka’s Old Town, and 2 miles from Sequoia Park.Featuring heirlooms like a cast iron bathtub or a hand-carved rocking chair, the 2 warm 1- or 2-bedroom apartments in the main house offer free Wi-Fi, living rooms and kitchens, plus in-room hot breakfast; 1 has a TV. A snug bungalow adds a private yard.The property features original Depression-era elements like a gum wood stairway and an antique china set. A furnished patio in the backyard has a stone fireplace.

Things You Need to Know

  • 4 min drive to the Sequoia Park Zoo
  • The hotel has breakfast
  • The hotel has Wi-Fi

Feedback From Real Customers

Dave Young

What a wonderful find! My wife and I on a recent trip through Eureka stayed downtown We vowed never to stay downtown Eureka again due to not feeling safe Hydrangea is in a beautiful neighborhood surrounded by beautiful homes

We stayed in the Bungalow which is a detached private space with its own courtyard We had our own kitchen, dining, living, and bedroom The bed was super comfy and we had an incredible nights sleep To top it off was the amazing breakfast that we were served When I first saw the amount of food for the two of us I thought there’s no way we’d be able to eat all the food but it was soooo good we ate it all! Thank You for a charming, safe place to stay!

10. Eureka Inn Trademark By Wyndham (3-star hotel)

About this hotel

Set in an elegant hillside building dating from 1922, this Tudor-style hotel is a 5-minute walk from Old Town Eureka and a 15-minute walk from the Carson Mansion.The traditionally decorated rooms have free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Some rooms feature hardwood floors. Suites add separate living areas, microwaves and minifridges, along with whirlpool tubs.Breakfast and parking are complimentary. Additional amenities include an intimate bar with regular live music, plus a refined restaurant with wood-beamed ceilings. There’s also an outdoor pool with a sundeck.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • Walking distance to the Morris Graves Museum of Art and the Humboldt Arts Council
  • Guests praised the lobby and the architecture
  • Guests liked the nightlife
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

Karl Hubbard

Really surprised by this place They set a high bar for the room price I was going to stay at the Super 8, but after reading some poor recent reviews from them decided to book here for just $20 more

This is a charming hotel The locked gate parking is a plus The bed was so comfortable I almost missed check out timeThe continental breakfast could use some help, and the pool is not heated and way too cold to go in when we were there in the middle of the summerStaff was excellent I had to wait in line a bit to get helped, but the staff made sure to give each guest their full attention, and not rush to get to the next customer I think this a great quality to have in hotel staff

Jonathan Whitten

What a great find! I couldn’t recommend this place enough! It feels so elegant and historical! The rooms were nice and spacious and clean!My wife and I spent a while just walking the whole place and it was fun! Never enjoyed a hotel lobby so much!Breakfast was okay, nothing great Some eggs and bacon would be a good addition Service was nice though!I would come again!

Jeanne Bertol

Pleasantly surprised to have booked a national historical landmark!! This hotel is 100 years this year 2022 It’s like walking into a museum where every nook has an interesting memento and portraits of famous guests Nothing old about the room we got

Charming and huge! The ladies and young man at the front desk are most helpful about where to eat and places to explore Eureka indeed!!

11. Trinidad Vacation Rentals

About this hotel

1880 Patricks Point Dr, Trinidad, CA 95570(707) 601-2246

Things You Need to Know

  • 4 min drive to Trinidad State Beach
  • 18 min drive to Arcata Eureka Airport
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a hot tub

Feedback From Real Customers

john hoag

Stayed here 4 nights early April Place was beautiful, clean, relaxing and a great locationWe ate in a few times and went into town a few

the redwoods and elk are so close by and you get to experience the ocean by yourself We almost felt like we owned the place Beautiful grounds and great retreat

Jacob Schow

This place

I cant even begin to Express how beautiful this stay was from the moment we walked in We spent a week here and fell in love You can visit the Avenue of giant’s redwood forests, the beach at the house and so many great sea spots along the way! It felt like home and I mean it! Every detail of this place seemed to be thought out Netflix, hot tub, the deck to watch the sunset the crazy but super adventurous walk/hike to and from the beach are breathtaking! We found starfish, little crabs, sea urchins, anemones you just cant beat a place like this! A short drive to a local beach and we saw sea lions, sand fleas and an amazing sunset! (The house’s sunset was just as magnificent) If your not sure where to stay in the Trinidad/Patrick’s point area you have to see this amazing place and stay here Beds were comfortable coffee machine (which is a swiss made specialtyif I remember correctly) was phenomenal! I can’t wait to stay at this place in the future! They also had a kind of “welcoming table” to introduce you to the stay and kinda guide you through the stay it was great! Plenty of information on hikes, beaches and places to visit it was wonderful and if I’m visiting northern California you bet I’m staying here again! Dont pass up a stay like this you wont regret it one bit! Many thanks to Bernard and Crystal for an amazing stay!:)

Robert Torres

I keep coming back for the views from this place If you happen to be here during a storm, get ready for a fireworks show in the waterThe gardens are filled with birds and all you have to do is walk outside to hear the waves crashing into the rocks

Highly recommended place to stay

12. Best Western Arcata Inn (2-star hotel)

  • Address: 4827 Valley W Blvd, Arcata, CA 95521
  • Phone: (707) 826-0313
  • Ratings: 4.1 (711 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Best Western Arcata Inn
  • Check-in time: 4:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Simple rooms in a warmly furnished hotel offering a 24/7 cafe/bar, plus free Wi-Fi & breakfast.

About this hotel

Off Highway 101, this cozy hotel is 3 miles from both the Natural History Museum and the storied Arcata Plaza. It’s also 4 miles from picnics and events at Redwood Park.Simple, warm rooms offer free WiFi, flat-screen TVs minifridges and microwaves, plus tea and coffeemakers. Upgraded rooms add whirlpool tubs.Complimentary amenities include a continental breakfast buffet and parking. There’s also a 24-hour cafe/bar, a barbecue area, a hot tub and an indoor/outdoor pool, as well as a lobby lounge with a fireplace.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the beds
  • 5 min drive to the Azalea State Natural Reserve
  • 13 min drive to Arcata Eureka Airport
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “dogs” 34 times
  • Guests mentioned hot tubs 34 times
  • One of the few hotels in the area with an outdoor pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Red &Only

Staff so helpful Room reeked of old smoke and clerk fixed us up with a new room no problem! Beds were so comfy Actually soft

Not memory foam help I can’t move soft but soft enough to cushion sore muscles and still support Pool was half indoor outdoor and hot tub lives up to name Bubbles not jets but felt great! Was open until 10 during our stay Kids got to swim under the stars Plenty of towels right at hand and even a bathroom No running back to room to potty or change Breakfast was continuously restocked and dining area kept clean Definitely try the pancake machine I can’t think of anything bad to say about our stay Even the”smoke problem” wasn’t their fault but was easily fixed Wish every hotel or even Best Western could be like this one!

Tim Nolen

I’m giving five stars, because the person who had to deal with me last night was super helpful Within a matter of half an hour she had to deal with me three timesThe rooms are spacious, but a little out of date

One of the plugs on the light in room 110 does not workThe toilet does not seem to be made for the modern AmericanThe water pressure was a little lowThere was a light coming through the window in the bathroom and I had to keep the door closedThe parking lot is very tight and hard to maneuverThe breakfast had plenty of options, though The orange juice didn’t taste very good

Andrew Brennan

Spacious, clean, reasonably priced room The area had some issues, but that’s beyond Best Western’s controlAngelica and the other lady (sorry, didn’t catch your name) seemed quite kind and competent

Edit: stayed here again, definitely try their breakfast, employees were attentive and top notch, food was great, had all the standard stuff plus some extras (actual milk, biscuits and gravy, burrito making station)

13. Whalesong House & Gardens

About this hotel

528 Hector St, Trinidad, CA 95570

Things You Need to Know

  • Walking distance to Moonstone Crossing Winery and Old Home Beach
  • 16 min drive to Arcata Eureka Airport

Feedback From Real Customers

Katelynn Walton

Just far enough off the main strip through town that you’d never know that you were in the middle of town

walk through the gates to the private zin garden hard not to inbrace the peacefulness of the environmentadd that to the breath taking view from the balcony of the master bedroom and and you’ve got a couples romantic retreat written all over it!

14. Carter House Inns (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 301 L St, Eureka, CA 95501
  • Phone: (800) 404-1390
  • Ratings: 4.4 (293 reviews) Very good
  • Website : Carter House Inns
  • Check-in time: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Elegant quarters in Victorian homes, plus complimentary breakfast & a farm-to-table restaurant.

About this hotel

Housed in a collection of 5 Victorian buildings, this upscale venue is 3 blocks from Arcata Bay and a 7-minute walk from Downtown.Elegant rooms and suites offer free Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs; some have fireplaces and/or whirlpool tubs. Some suites add separate sitting rooms. There are also 2 private cottages with kitchens, dining rooms and decks. In-room massage treatments are available (surcharge).Complimentary perks include full breakfast, an evening wine hour, and nighttime tea and cookies. There’s also a farm-to-table restaurant.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the clean rooms and the beds
  • Walking distance to the Carson Mansion and the Clarke Historical Museum
  • One of the few hotels in the area with room service
  • Guests praised the farm-to-table restaurant
  • Guests mentioned “a fireplace” 12 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a bar

Feedback From Real Customers

John Hollar

I really wanted to love the Carter House, but it was just okay I do appreciate that it’s dog-friendly, and that was a big plus The room, though, was sparsely furnished and seemed pretty tired

Best thing was the nice happy hour in the lobby starting at 4 pm Staff were super friendly and very helpful Other options for hotels are limited and I prefer a local inn like this to a chain, so I’m glad it was there this time Big bonus was the Level 2 EV charger in the back parking lot I left with a full charge the next morning, which I hadn’t expected A Tesla charger is also available

María José

I had a great time staying at the Carter House Inn hotel The place is beautiful, and the staff is outstanding This Inn is what I think it would be like staying at the Dragonfly Inn (Gilmore Girls reference)

The room was very comfortable, the location was great, and with an excellent breakfast In the afternoon you can go to the bar for a complimentary glass of wineTroy, the manager, is super helpful, and you can count on him helping you out with any situation (unlike many other places) I would recommend this Inn to anyone looking to have a great experience in Eureka You won’t regret it 😉

Lizy M

Great spot! Excellent breakfast and I loved the experience of a free glass of wine upon check in Only disappointment was that we had to empty our car completely to prevent a break-in, as the hotel advised Not their fault, but not what I expected coming to a small coastal town! (We had a ton of camping gear, etc, so it was a bit of a pain!)

15. Lady Anne Victorian Inn

About this hotel

902 14th St, Arcata, CA 95521(707) 822-2797

Things You Need to Know

  • 4 min drive to Redwood Park
  • 15 min drive to Arcata Eureka Airport

Feedback From Real Customers

Dave de Cordova

Cozy bed & breakfast, comfortable and quiet accommodations Innkeepers Sharon and Sam are warm and friendly hosts Shops, restaurants and other points of interest are within convenient walking distance

The breakfast was delicious and beautifully presented with freshly-picked flowers and herbs from the garden We would stay here again next time we visit Arcata

Adam Lindahl

Extremely kind and knowledgeable inn keeper, beautiful rooms for a reasonable price, close to downtown, gorgeous garden and landscaping, nice parlour and music room with a homey lived in feel No locks on room doors when leaving can feel a little uncomfortable, bathroom sink leaked a bit and there was a fair bit of water damage in the shower, but everything worked great otherwise We recommend staying at this inn

Jan Flynn

Stayed one night, July 30 2017 I didn’t have high expectations when I booked this inn since there aren’t a great number of choices in Arcata, especially if you’re traveling with a dog, as we were But the Lady Anne turned out to be a complete delight! The innkeepers could not be more welcoming and friendly, and are deeply rooted in the community so can give expert advice on local restaurants and attractions as well as local history

The house itself is utterly charming, full of lovingly collected and displayed antiques and fascinating objects, and the outdoor spaces show the loving touch of a gifted gardener All their beds have Tempur Pedic mattresses with super comfy, natural bedding, and we had a wonderful night’s sleep We ended up meeting friends downtown for breakfast so didn’t partake of the inn’s breakfast, but I did see it being served to other guests and it looked very good I look forward to returning!

16. The Lost Whale Inn Oceanfront B&B

About this hotel

Set off Route 101, this oceanfront, family-run B&B is 3.9 miles from Big Lagoon County Park, 4.8 miles from Trinidad, and 8.1 miles from Moonstone Beach.The 8 individually decorated, airy rooms feature balconies with ocean views, plus in-room spa and massage services. Wi-Fi is free.A homemade breakfast buffet is served, along with free afternoon tea and wine. There’s a private beach and gardens, as well as an outdoor hot tub with ocean views, and a sauna.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the rooms
  • Guests liked the bathrooms
  • 3 min drive to Patrick’s Point State Park
  • Guests praised the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “Fire pit” 10 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • One of the few hotels in the area with a pool

Feedback From Real Customers

Alec Sterling

The hotel/inn was awesome I would 100% stay again, totally worth the priceAmazing views, owner provided binoculars to see the seals and birds which can be seen from the rooms/deck easily

Beach access from the yard, a steep climb back up but not terribleFood was really goodRoom was clean and cozyNot too far from town or the national parkOwners and staff were all super friendly and knowledgeableThere wasn’t a single complaint I could make if I wanted to, we had an amazing time

Bre Ximenes

I can’t right of review That explains just how special this place is!If you’re ever in Trinidad you have to make sure you book a room at the lost whale Inn I wish we had another night to stay and will definitely be using this for our mother daughter celebration for many years to come The staff are amazing the rooms are gorgeous and the house is set set in the most beautiful garden garden with amazing views use up the beach below

I highly recommend taking advantage of the hiking trail down to the beach and Taking your glass of wine out to one of the observation decks to relax We had some of the best food From this bed breakfast And enjoyed the individual room snacks that they had for us Don’t miss out on this Is amazing bed and breakfast

Rob Chambers

Stayed for a couple of nights during our road trip, this place was fantastic! The grounds are beautiful, the view of the Pacific is stunning and the staff were most welcomingWe arrived just in time for happy hour where the owners put out wine and individual snack plates for each room, both were much appreciated There is also s fridge full of complimentary soft drinks and local craft beer

Breakfast is a real occasion, the owner bangs a gong to announce it being ready It was a real treat, never had pear strudel for breakfast before but it was lushHighly recommended if you’re anywhere near Trinidad, CA

17. View Crest Lodge (3-star hotel)

  • Address: 3415 Patricks Point Dr, Trinidad, CA 95570
  • Phone: (707) 677-3393
  • Ratings: 4.8 (267 reviews) Excellent
  • Website : View Crest Lodge
  • Check-in time: 2:00 PM
  • Check-out time: 11:00 AM
  • Quick Summary: Woodsy hillside cottages & suites, some with kitchens and decks, plus complimentary Wi-Fi.

About this hotel

Set on a wooded hillside, these rustic cottages are a mile from Agate Beach in Patricks Point State Park, 4 miles from Trinidad and 12 miles from Redwood National and State Parks.The 10 1- to 2-bedroom cottages feature free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs and decks, as well as microwaves, minifridges and coffeemakers. Some cottages have full kitchens, separate living areas and whirlpool tubs. A pair of suites are also available.There’s an RV and camping site.

Things You Need to Know

  • Guests praised the large, clean rooms and liked the beds
  • Guests liked the bathrooms
  • 3 min drive to Patrick’s Point State Park
  • Guests liked the friendly service
  • Guests mentioned “sea lions” 13 times
  • Guests praised the breakfast
  • Guests praised the views

Feedback From Real Customers

Natalie Fraser

Highly recommended! We stayed in one of the spa cottages for our honeymoon in late February and loved it! The staff is super friendly, the cottages are clean and have everything you could need, and the hot tub was perfect for relaxing every evening after hiking Kitchen had stove, microwave, oven, fridge/freezer, toaster, pots/pans and the dinnerware you need The private porch with table and chairs is perfect for enjoying your breakfast and coffee

We were pleasantly surprised to find a laundry room on site We could hear sea lions down on the beach and could see the ocean from our bedroom Perfectly situated near lots of hiking trails and the Redwood National Park is a short drive away, plus lots of scenic beaches and coastal trails We will definitely be back!


A very cute and charming place to stay – I’m very happy I picked this place for a one night stay on our road trip Front desk was very nice and they brought our breakfast to our cabin Cottages were clean, beds very comfortable and we enjoyed our balcony

They offer laundry on-site which was very nice and it’s a 5 minute drive away to the restaurants and main supermarket in town

Kelly Smith

We were on a little road trip down the coast and stumbled across this gem 💎 a day before arriving and I am so glad that we did! We had such a cozy stay with our three little toddlers The gals up front were so incredibly sweet and helpful We actually left our kiddos iPad there and they very kindly picked it up for us and are mailing it back to us

Plenty of great DVDs so pick from, a sweet breakfast package and very clean!! My towels smelled so nice ☺️ It was easy to see that they really take pride in this sweet spot ⭐️

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