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3501 Janes Road, Arcata, CA 95521
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  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Sacramento, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
9 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We had no reservations, but stopped here overnight in a fifth wheel. $47 / night before Good Sam / AAA discount right off highway 101 in Arcata, CA. Staff was friendly at check in, which consisted of one harried person. Busy. Those of us looking for a spot had to queue up for quite awhile. The grounds were tidy and... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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10 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Stayed 3 nights in a fiver. Clean & neat with a friendly, professional staff; the lady on duty spent a good half hour giving us an overview of the area with maps & directions. Spaces were wide open and spacious; grass at sites, clean restrooms & laundry facilities. Would definitely stay there again.

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Oregon Coast
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795 reviews 795 reviews
119 hotel reviews
2,072 helpful votes 2,072 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

We've stayed at Mad River Rapids RV Park several times over the years, most recently in May 2014. First, if you are looking for a "campground" in the redwoods, this is not it. This is an RV park in a semi-suburban setting, although directly across the road is a lush cow pasture! Despite the name, it's not really close to... More 

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Nowhere
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2014 via mobile

If your looking for a place to do a few loads of laundry and have your kids run out their energy this isn't the place. Playground is run down and laundry closes at 9pm. There is an apartment complex next door, the residents use the pool and walk around the park. The goodsam ratings must have been rigged.

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Astoria, Oregon
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014 via mobile

Friendly. The area in general has a lot of transients and can be uncomfortable at times. This does not refer to the rv park, but a spot that's well lit and can be seen by the office would be a good idea. Park seems to have a number of residents. Showers offer privacy by curtain only, no lockable door. Hot... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

We have been traveling two weeks and arrived here coming north from Carmel. Our greeting was very warm and gracious. Our host was more than accommodating and went overboard explaining the area. The park and facilities are meticulous and feel very welcome here. My only concern was not booking more time here. We will definitely be back.

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Cheshire, UK
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91 reviews 91 reviews
47 hotel reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013 via mobile

Stayed here for two nights as part of our journey up the coast of Northern California. We had a very welcoming greeting on arrival and the staff we met during our visit were friendly and helpful. Good, clean restrooms and laundry. The pool and hot tub looked good but we didn't try them. The site was quiet, despite the fact... More 

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Visalia, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2013 via mobile

This park is not fancy, but the location and people make it a nice place to stay. The accommodations are adequate for the area. It is our first choice of places to stay when visiting our daughter at Humboldt State University.

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Fort Irwin, California
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48 reviews 48 reviews
10 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2012

Traveling through northern California this appeared to be our best option for the night. Only place we could find between Brookings, OR and Eureka, CA on the 101 with paved pull through sites. $36 a night with the GS discount is a bit steep for this location, but I am willing to pay for the ease of paved pull through... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

dirty laundry and restrooms. people smoking. transients from outside using facilities. no security. manager not very friendly. expensive for an rv park. neighbors noisy. dogs barking all night and day, too much traffic thru park all night/day and from highway all day and night...

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Address: 3501 Janes Road, Arcata, CA 95521
Location: United States > California > Arcata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 92

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