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Hotel Arcata

708 Ninth St., Arcata, CA 95521
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Hotel Arcata
Ranked #7 of 10 hotels in Arcata
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Shelter Cove, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Get ready for a noisy and overpriced experience. The building is a historic building and located right on the most beautiful Arcata town square and the Japanese restaurant in the hotel Tomo is delicious and has excellent service and many vegetarian options too and that unfortunately is where the good experience ends. The hotel is historic and on the National... More

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San Fran
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very cute and clean hotel for enjoying the night life in Arcata. I got an interior executive suite well away from the street noise Location is great and the staff was very accommodating Free wifi is always a bonus as well. When in town be sure to visit the restored theater/lounge just down the street

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Sacramento, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed here on a Thursday night, and I got a taste of the night life in Arcata. The hotel is right on the square, and there are several restaurants and bars immediately outside. Apparently, the hotel is pet-friendly because my first room (#311) smelled like cat piss, so I requested an alternative room. The second room (#316) put me... More

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Sacramento
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77 reviews 77 reviews
22 hotel reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2013

It is located right on the square and surrounded by Bars so street noise is an issue. Also, if you do not like roving bands of hippies, then my advice is avoid Arcata in general. Hotel was build in 1915 and they did manage to maintain a lot of that feel while providing some modern conveniences like flat screen TV.... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2013

The location of the Hotel Arcata is very convenient, but go some place else if you want to sleep! The view over the square and the quick access to just about anything in Arcata is very convenient. The noise level in and around the hotel is horrific.....noisy doors, noisy hallways, no sound barrier between rooms, and noisy people on the... More

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Bellingham, Washington
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2013

The Hotel Arcata got an extra point for me because it is pet-friendly and the front-desk people were nice, but otherwise it has little to recommend it. Tired décor and mattresses, paper thin walls, persistent scent of marijuana wafting into the hallways and into the room, windows of suite look out onto ugly outside walls and roof, noisy door-slamming neighbors,... More

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La Jolla, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The Hotel is historic and located on the northeast corner of the town plaza in the center of which is a park in which there is a statue of President William McKinley. Businesses including restaurants, boutiques and coffeehouses are located on the four sides of the plaza. Coffee, tea, fresh fruit and muffins are cheerfully provided every morning in the... More

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Yakima
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63 reviews 63 reviews
13 hotel reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

What a sad, former gem of a historic place. At first it seems nice that it faces out to the town plaza, but then you find out that the plaza is ground zero for all the homeless and the druggies that Arcata seems to be a magnet for. Never in all my travels have I seen that many of them!... More

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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22 reviews 22 reviews
22 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2013

I love old buildings of historical merit and so was excited to stay at Hotel Arcata for my North Coast adventures. The exterior and common areas were nice and showed reasonable care and maintenance. The small lobby, halls and stairwells had a 1890s vibe and were pleasant in their uniqueness. When I checked in the lone desk clerk was friendly... More

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Arcata, California
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153 reviews 153 reviews
32 hotel reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013

We usually stay in Trinidad when we visit the north coast, but everything was booked this particular weekend. I like quirky hotels with historical character, which this one definitely does have. But the charm ends after the 1st night. The hotel was built in the late 1800's and I get the fact that rooms were small then and other features... More

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Address: 708 Ninth St., Arcata, CA 95521
Location: United States > California > Arcata
Amenities:
Free Parking Restaurant
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Ranked #7 of 10 hotels in Arcata
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