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Fairwinds Motel

1674 G Street, Arcata, CA 95521
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    Salt Lake City, Utah
    1 review
    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
    1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2015

    I stayed here with a friend from out of the country who was interested in going to HSU. The guy at the front desk was really nice. No breakfast included in the over $100 we spent on a terrible, worn out, cigarette scented room. The place is located right next to a liquor store, tons of homeless people, and the... More 

    1 Thank Santos D
    Vermilion, Canada
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    12 reviews
    8 hotel reviews
    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
    2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

    4th of July travel without reservations? Why not? Oh yeah, every room is booked. We were lucky (?)enough to get the last room within 30.miles or more at the Fairwinds. Smelly, old linens, cig burns in the blankets, bad mattress, no air con&if you open the window you get the smoke from those on the balcony/walkway out having a butt.... More 

    1 Thank clandonaldboy

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    1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2014

    There was a bug infestation in my room that I didn't notice until midnight as I had been out with friends until arriving back at that time. Upon calling the desk and informing them there was a swarm of bugs on the counter and some on the floor and some in the sink in the bathroom, I was told they... More 

    2 Thank pandorabrown
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    2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

    I stayed here in September 2008 and thought it was dated, but fine. Even though the reviews since were somewhat negative, I thought it would be fine again. Eh. Seems like they haven't updated anything since then. The linens looked clean, but very old. The thing that got me was the smell - I opened the door and it smelled... More 

    1 Thank Andrea W
    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 

    Thank Kevin M
    Tate, Georgia
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    122 reviews
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    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 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 

    2 Thank MrsZimm
    Ferndale, California
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    34 hotel reviews
    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 95 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 

    3 Thank sandybeach818
    Auburn CA
    1 review
    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
    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 

    2 Thank Mike F
    Palmdale, California
    2 reviews
    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
    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 

    2 Thank 78traveler78
    Southern Oregon
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    3 reviews
    common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
    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 

    2 Thank nadjacrowfeather
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