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Hotel Arcata

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708 Ninth St., Arcata, CA 95521
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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62 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

First of all, let me be clear about picking the Hotel Arcata. I knew going in, especially based on a lot of reviews here that we weren't going to a four star hotel. We love staying in historic hotels, at least giving them a chance. This was a vacation where a big part of our focus was getting up to... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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19 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Stayed here in the first couple of days of Sacred Rides' tour of the Californian Lost Coast. The property is a historical building in the middle of the Arcata square, one of the oldest buildings in this town I assume. The room and bathroom were in line with the historic theme, and was different to most other hotels I've been... More 

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Port Angeles, WA
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20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015 via mobile

The Arcata Hotel is celebrating its 100 year anniversary. A fun little place filled with lots of history and stories. Because its on the plaza, expect the evenings/nights to be loud if you have a window open. Room amenities are tired and they could really use updating.

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37 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Charming hotel! Yes, it is old and a little noisy, but very comfortable. Bring a hair dryer. Our room didn't have one. If you enjoy historic hotels and the feeling of nostalgia, this hotel is a wonderful place to stay.

Thank Alicia P
Allegan, Michigan
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26 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

I can't imagine that they are renting rooms out here to tourists, but then I have not really been around Arcata since the 70s and early 80s. But at that time the locals jokingly referred to this place as the 'Hotel California'; it was full of transients and hippies, sex, drugs rock and roll. I was a bartender at one... More 

1 Thank CandyC
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66 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

This is a cool historic hotel right on the plaza in Arcata. If you want to walk to restaurants, shops, and just hang out in this part of town, it's a great location. There is a lot of activity around, though, so if you don't like regular types of "city" noises, you might not like it. There are people down... More 

1 Thank hisons
United States
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25 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

Older hotel but nice if you like that sort of thing. Friendly, helpful staff. Wi-fi problems but staff was attentive to them. Control of the heat leaves a little to be desired. Get a room on the back as the plaza can be very noisy at night.

1 Thank Charles M
Manzanita, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

This is my first online review. Ever. I am compelled to let people know that this place is a big disappointment. Even though they didn't have the decency to ask me how our stay was, I let them know how I felt. It seemed to matter not to them. The manager said that "they try to let people know that... More 

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Vancouver, B.C.
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84 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 279 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 7, 2015

We chose the Arcata Inn ($124) for the type of authentic small town experience than you can't get at the Hwy 101 hotels (it is the only hotel on the square in downtown Arcata). Because it is a heritage inn, our room was small, but the tall ceilings and curved corners gave a sense of old world charm. The room... More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

We arrived on a Saturday for a two night stay and left on Monday. It was third floor, queen size, standard room for the two of us overlooking the side street. We were greeted with the aroma of the sushi restaurant located in the foyer of the hotel. As we were checking in (about 5:30 pm) we noticed that the... More 

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