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Fairwinds Motel

1674 G Street, Arcata, CA 95521
Fairwinds Motel
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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 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    2.5 of 5 stars
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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 

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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 

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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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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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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
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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
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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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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
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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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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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