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“A Real Disappointment”
Review of Hotel Arcata

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Hotel Arcata
Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Arcata
Reviewed 5 May 2004

I stayed at the Arcata with my wife and kids for one night in August, 2003. I was really looking forward to this stop and staying in an historic, non-chain hotel. But the physical condition of our room was dismal. Dirty, with no air conditioning, no fan, and no screens on the windows. The hotel looks out on a beautiful public square which, unfortunately, is truly public at all hours. No one could sleep with the bongo drumming and the crowd of drunks gathered on the sidewalk below the hotel literally all night. An accomodating attitude from the staff might have helped, but the little contact we had with them was off-putting. I don't mind carrying up my own towels, but the desk clerk made me feel like a jerk for even asking for them.

The parking is as described by other reviewers, which is too bad because the square has some nice restaurants and shops. Stay someplace else, but have breakfast at the Blue Mug on the square.

  • Stayed: August 2003
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A TripAdvisor Member
Los Angeles, CA
Reviewed 12 April 2004

Although the structure itself is historic and could have possibilities if it were completely redone, this place is grimy, almost flea-bitten.
The lobby was scary enough, but after we actually saw our room, including grungy bed and bathroom, and everything musty smelling, we left in horror. Also, the other reviewer is correct that the parking situation is impossible.

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Irvine, CA
Reviewed 1 July 2003

First off, there isn't any good parking! You have to park on the street, which they don't tell you, is full of Hippies! And I'm not kidding, real hippies, with dirty hair and all that. I came out to my car the next day to have a pile of vomit right next to it. Also the windows aren't quite thick enough, and the Hotel, is right next to about five or six bars. So don't plan on getting to sleep until well after 2AM, which is OK, because then you have to go move your car because you can't PARK on the plaza from 3to6am!

Now onto the rooms, which aren't bad for plaster and lath covered walls, they just don't get the upkeep needed to make them look nice.
The beds aren't first rate, like their price, and they have the SMALLEST clawfoot tubs I've ever seen! If you are over 5'5" tall and 110 pounds, have fun taking a bath, your feet will overhang the tub!

Next time, it's motel 6 or 8 for us, cheaper, quieter and they at least have on-site parking.

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Reviewed 13 June 2016
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  • Stayed: May 2016, travelled with friends
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Address: 708 9th St, Arcata, CA 95521-6246
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Region: United States > California > Humboldt County > Arcata
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Ranked #5 of 10 Hotels in Arcata
Price Range: £84 - £93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 32
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