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Fairwinds Motel

1674 G Street, Arcata, CA 95521
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Fairwinds Motel
Ranked #9 of 10 hotels in Arcata
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  • Location
    3.5 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
    2.5 of 5 stars
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

My wife and I just stayed 2 days to attend for our daughter graduation last weekend. While the motel is old, it seems to be well maintained and reasonably clean, so we enjoyed our stay there. I don't understand why some of the reviews that I saw was so bad and nasty, because during our stay everything looked OK and... More

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Tate, Georgia
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108 reviews 108 reviews
27 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014

This place is original retro--- everything is ancient. You seriously get less than what you pay for. The beds are old, it's loud as anything with the highway on one side and young folk going through the dumpsters at all hours. The best I can say about this place is it provides a roof over your head. You could save... More

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Arcata, California
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158 reviews 158 reviews
32 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2014

The Fairwinds should have said farewell years ago. Where do I begin? The only pro is the proximity to HSU. Unfortunately the freeway is on one side and a main Arcata through fare on the other...which means bring ear plugs. The rooms smell like an old karate studio...a mixture of stale sweat and stinky feet. Bring your flip flops because... More

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Auburn CA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2013

This was the worst hotel experience I have ever had. The rooms are moldy smelling and hot. The heater would not turn off. The manager's solution to this was to turn off the pilot light and offer to put a fan in the window. The lights did not work. The bathroom was outdated and downright unclean. Do not stay here... More

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Palmdale, California
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2013

I had my daughter and niece with me and booked the hotel because it's in walking distance HSU. While checking in there were several ladies in the back room cursing up a storm. Totally unprofessional. I should have walked out, but I didn't. The room smelled grimy even though the window was cracked open. It was cold so we tried... More

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Southern Oregon
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3 reviews 3 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2012

We have stayed at the Fairwinds twice now, and have found it to be clean and comfortable: as in good beds, clean bathrooms, EXCELLENT shower, and a very kind and helpful staff. Yes, it is a bit run-down, but where it counts, things were sparkling and working well. Since our vehicle broke down en route to Arcata, the part about... More

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Santa Rosa, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2012

Yes it has one of the best locations in town (with the exception of the Arcata Hotel which has THE best location) however it is gross. I stayed because I wanted to be able to walk to town and up to the school, but if you have a car go up to Giuntoli and stay in something that is modestly... More

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FairwindsManagement, Manager at Fairwinds Motel, responded to this review

We are sorry that anyone feels the bedspread at our motel was gross, while we always try to keep the cleanliness of our bedding materials by regularly washing it. On the other hand, some people has tried to steal our bedding materials, including one around the time this review was made, and fortunately our staff/housekeeper noticed it and told the... More

Encinitas, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
10 hotel reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2012

After reading reviews I never thought I would stay there. However it is walking distance to HSU so I decided to give it a whirl. I must say it was not bad. The room was clean, the front desk was helpful and I didn't encounter the noise I read about. I would stay here again.

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Miami, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
20 hotel reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2011

The hotel is old but well maintained and quiet. The amenities are ok and there isn't really anything special offered, but the hotel is a good place to stay if you are visiting for a couple days and will be out of the hotel most of the time.

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Monrovia, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2011

This motel is nothing special. I booked here because I was dropping my daughter off at HSU and needed a place to spend the night. I just wanted a hotel within walking distance of HSU and inexpensive. The Fairwinds met those requirements. This hotel represents very basic hotel living. Older motel, clean but could use some paint and replacement linens.... More

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Address: 1674 G Street, Arcata, CA 95521
Location: United States > California > Arcata
Also Known As:
Fairwinds Hotel Arcata

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Casino and Gambling Free Parking Kitchenette Shuttle Bus service Spa Wheelchair access
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