First impressions are important, and the grounds of the Bayview Motel are very well kept. It's a quaint two-storey building that was built in 2000 (replacing the old El Rancho motel) that sits high above the roadway and overlooks the bay and ocean in the far distance.
The office is in a small building across the courtyard. Others have commented that the office is actually the family's living quarters, as if it's a bad thing. It isn't. They greeted us promptly and had us in our room in no time. It also means that if you need something or something goes wrong in the complex, they'll know about it immediately.
Our ground floor room was large, clean and nicely decorated, with a fridge and sink area inside the front door and a bright, spacious bathroom. There is no microwave oven, presumably to avoid food odors.
Because the room is larger than most, there was a table with two chairs and a sofa with coffee table. It seems like a small thing, but it meant that we could each have our own little area without being forced to slouch on the beds. The lighting was decent, too - there are overhead spotlights that could be turned on for each area, allowing bright reading light over the sofa without unnecessarily blinding someone watching TV on the bed.
There's even a back door that opens onto a tiny little patio area with a bench (although don't expect much of a view - there's an earth berm at the edge of the property to muffle road noise).
We had a great night's sleep here and appreciated the extra space and cleanliness.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- This lovely motel overlooking Humboldt Bay was completely reconstructed in 2000, but has been family owned and operated since 1974. The comfortable, spacious accommodations are kept meticulously clean and ensure a relaxing stay. Every room faces westward for a view of Humboldt's magnificent sunsets. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Bayview Motel Eureka
- Bayview Hotel Eureka