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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Howard Johnson Express Inn - Arcata Hotel Arcata
- Howard Johnson Arcata
- Arcata Howard Johnson