I give this place an excellent review because it's really is nice. Our room was in of the detached guest houses. It was gorgeous. There was a huge tub, flat-screen TV, ceiling fan, king bed, and even a keurig (sp). The staff was beyond nice. There was even a large common sitting area in the house that would be perfect for a group who wants to take the whole house and not just a room. Breakfast is included and on top of the basic stuff they offer one hot entree, which was great. You are also given a complimentary glass of wine. (I'm sure it's built into the price). When we went to obtain ours, the bar was too crowded so we left. (That's on us, not on the hotel. We had been on the road for 6 hours and were inpatient due to hunger and fatigue.) We didn't get to have dinner at the restaurant, but if it's anything like the room, I'm sure it's great.
Now, the bad part. Eureka isn't that great. In the town's defense, we had just come from San Fran and were on our way to Portland so we were a bit spoiled seeing some of the coastal towns along the way. Eureka just looked run down. The Old Town was OK, but it was dead! Old Town is walking distance from the Inn. The only place that was busy was Lost Coast Brewery, everything else was dead. There were some shops and restaurants, but it lacked the charm we saw in the pictures. Once again, not related to inn, but worth mentioning if you're planning a trip there.
I share that part to share this part: Carter House was so kind and let us check out early (we planned to stay for two nights) but left after one. We really appreciated that because they could have just as easily told us we would have to honor our reservation and pay for both nights.
Should you find yourself in Eureka, this is definitely the place to stay. It was honestly one of the nicest inns I've ever stayed in. It's too bad we couldn't enjoy the city more.
- 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
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- Also Known As:
- Carter House Inns Hotel Eureka