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Comfort Inn Arcata - Humboldt Area
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Arcata
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San Diego, California
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“A decent motel. Not much more.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2014

The motel is on a typical "Motel Row" near a freeway offramp a few minutes north of the center of Arcata. In walking distance there is a large shopping area with a supermarket and a host of other smaller places like a DollarTree, Carl's Jr. and Roundtable Pizza. Not much charm but an area to get supplies for your travel to nicer places.

The check-in lady was friendly. The room was typical modern-motel. It has all the things you'd expect from this kind of place like shampoo, cable TV, iron and ironing board and wifi - although the wifi was really slow. Thin towels. The sheets and blanket didn't keep me adequately warm without turning the heater on. Too bad that energy had to be wasted. Parking is free but can be difficult when there's a full house. There was a small indoor pool that I didn't use. Bare bones fitness room.

Breakfast wasn't great. There are fruit options but not many. Lot's of carb heavy stuff like toast and waffles from a waffle maker. Very limited seating in the breakfast area.

Okay, but not at all a destination spot.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Visiting HSU....stayed 3 nights. When I reserved room, I requested top floor end unit because I'm a light sleeper. Checked in room was located in middle of hotel. Had to go back and request a different location. I did receive another room. Only to find cheap furniture, stained bedding and drapes, and over sized and ripped bed skirts. Alarm clock didn't work. We were so tired we stayed. Turned on air condition...it was warm air....at best. Thought process was "only 3nights." The icing on the cake....after they cleaned our room for the day. We would find random hairs everywhere, especially the bathroom. Definitely not ours!!!! Really????

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2014

Stayed there this past Friday and Saturday nights and had no problems. The room and amenities met my needs, everything was clean, wi fi was free, and there was a daily free continental breakfast. Parking was adequate and the staff were all nice, friendly and helpful.

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Property: Comfort Inn Arcata - Humboldt Area
Address: 4700 Valley West Blvd, Arcata, CA 95521-4660 (Formerly Howard Johnson Express Arcata)
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Region: United States > California > Humboldt County > Arcata
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free Parking Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 10 Hotels in Arcata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Comfort Inn Arcata - Humboldt Area 2*
Number of rooms: 49
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Nestled in the heart of the redwoods, the Comfort Inn Arcata is the perfect place to spend your vacation while exploring California's pristine northern coast. Located conveniently nearby to restaurants, markets, and beautiful beaches, you will find Humboldt county to be a relaxing getaway. The hotel itself offers complimentary hot breakfast, an indoor heated swimming pool, and a spa to help you feel relaxed and right at home. Recently renovated, our interior access rooms are cozy and furnished with new furniture and beds. We also offer guest laundry services, a fitness room, free high speed wireless internet, and 24 hour front desk service. ... more   less 
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