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Carter House Inns

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We had a lovely two night stay at the Carter House on our trip to the Muir Woods. Highs: Cute rooms, excellent dinner experience, amazing wine selection, easy check in with friendly and helpful staff Lows: Neighborhood is a bit strange, breakfast was mediocre, room rates were a bit high for the neighborhood. Recommendation: A good choice for a trip... More 

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Reviewed 14 June 2016

This hotel is so beautiful! The people on reception are friendly and welcoming and kind and thoughtful! You are treated as though you are close family! The rooms that we had were just superb - really clean and spacious, delightfully old fashioned and wonderfully luxurious!! I don't think that I have ever stayed in a better hotel. The dining area... More 

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Sonoma, California
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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I decided to explore a new family tradition for Thanksgiving, and chose the Carter House. This was an excellent choice. The staff was very accommodating and attentive to this mom, travelling solo with a toddler boy, and made us feel right at home. The food was exceptional, and the wine list out of this world! In addition to the staff,... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Eureka is such an obvious stop on any US west coast road trip. We've stayed there overnight a few times, but struggled to find food and accommodation that was better than "adequate". Until we happened on this place. Close to the water. Beautiful buildings recreated in the style of the nearby Carson House. Great wine cellar and incredible food. Apparently... More 

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reviewer8062, General Manager at Carter House Inns, responded to this review

Hello constantglobetrotter, First off, love the name! Secondly, thank you so much for your kind words, we are glad to hear that we are your top pick in the area. We always strive to get better and better and we are happy to see that you take notice to that. We hope to see you again on your next journey... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our preferred hotel when visiting our office in Eureka, have stayed many times and am always happy to return. Quite and comfortable, with great food and staff. The open fire in the main lounge is very inviting during winter. Have stayed in the main building and in one of the cottages when travelling with some colleagues. The cottage was great... More 

Thank Andrew L
reviewer8062, General Manager at Carter House Inns, responded to this review

Hi Andrew L, Thank you so much for your thoughtful response, we are always glad to hear that our guests enjoyed their stay. We hope to see you again soon. More 

Redding, California
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7 reviews
Reviewed 27 October 2016

While the hotel itself is so so, the location near the ocean and towering redwood forests made this a rather magical destination for us. Also the restaurant here in the hotel, the 301, was incredible! The wine list is to die for and the food was outstanding.

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reviewer8062, General Manager at Carter House Inns, responded to this review

Hi 63irishgirl, Thank you for the review, we are glad to hear that you thought the restaurant was incredible. More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This hotel is close to the historic centre of Eureka and, in part, its very pleasant. Service is rather laid back (we had to wait about 10 minutes to check in - because there was no one there) but friendly. The public areas are well fitted out. The real let down is the rooms. Its not that they're unpleasant but... More 

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reviewer8062, General Manager at Carter House Inns, responded to this review

Hi LondonBurl, We are sorry to hear that we did not meet your expectations. We hope that you might e-mail us and give us some specifics unto what you feel we could improve in the rooms in order to help us assure that everyone has a five star stay. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the Restaurant so... More 

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Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Ok. This place gets a lot of mixed reviews. I can help you have a better experience. First off, DON'T stay in the historic building. It is NOT maintained as it should be and will probably be disappointing. Instead, stay in the modern building (or perhaps in one of the 2 cottages, I have not tried them so I can't... More 

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reviewer8062, General Manager at Carter House Inns, responded to this review

Hello again RedWouldForrest, Thank you for another good review, we appreciate you telling it how it is and we are glad that you understand that there isn't much we can do about the population of transients in our area. We are glad that you enjoy our property and we are looking forward to your next stay with us. More 

San Carlos, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2016

My wife and I chose the Carter House Inn for a one night stay on a recent road trip. We were hoping for something with some charm. We were already aware that the photo they show you (the yellow and red victorian) was not, in fact, the main Inn, and of course we didn't get a room in that building.... More 

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reviewer8062, General Manager at Carter House Inns, responded to this review

Hi Marc_Majka, we are sorry to hear that you did not like your room. We recently put in new carpet in all of the rooms less than two years ago so I am surprised to hear that you thought the carpets were dingy as they are quite new and get deep cleaned regularly. We are glad to hear that you... More 

Bogalusa, Louisiana
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58 reviews
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Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Carter Inn is by ocean and in walking distance to many points of interest. The Carson Mansion is right across the street! Downtown is a short drive!! Parking is onsite and very convenient!! We parked right by the front door all three days that we stayed!!! The bar in the inn is absolutely precious!! The bartender was spectacular!! His name... More 

1 Thank Love2Travel570
reviewer8062, General Manager at Carter House Inns, responded to this review

Hello Love2Travel570, Thank you so much for the nice review, we are sorry to hear that the room was smaller than you had thought and that the street noise was too noisy. As far as the Air Conditioning goes, we have a very mild climate which was even colder when the building was built, and now it is on the... More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Northern California's premier inn is an enclave of four magnificent Victorians perched alongside Humboldt Bay in Old Town, Eureka. The luxurious accommodations at Carter House Inns and the sumptuous dining at its Restaurant 301 (considered among Northern California's best restaurants) set and indulgent tone for a marvelous visit to the giant redwood forests, rugged Pacific beaches and the other wonders of Northern California's Redwood Coast. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Carter House Inns

Address: 301 L St, Eureka, CA 95501-0571
Region: United States > California > Humboldt County > Eureka
Price Range: £155 - £171 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Carter House Inns 3.5*
Number of rooms: 32
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#2 Romantic Hotel in Eureka
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“order the bone marrow custard wild mushroom tart!!! AMAZING!”
 of 5 bubbles 54jasminej, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Do ask for a room on different level than the bar!”
 of 5 bubbles 63irishgirl, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We had a room in the Hotel Carter on the parking side away from the street. It was quiet and and easy access to aprking.”
 of 5 bubbles jengled, 10 Oct 2016 | Read review
“All the rooms are clean and quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles ThomasR266, 16 Sep 2016 | Read review
“we stayed in 213 & 304”
 of 5 bubbles John1032, 21 Aug 2016 | Read review
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