The Hotel Arcata is authentic. As one reviewer stated, it doesn't have air conditioning. In Arcata, a northern seacoast town, you don't need it. Oh yes, the hotel is right on the plaza adjacent to a row of bars where there is actually a semblance of nightlife. (of course someone from suburban Los Angeles would find that disconcerting)
In my experience, the room was clean and the staff was helpful. One thing no one else mentioned is that the place is haunted. Before staying at the Hotel Arcata, I never believed in ghosts. But, there they were, in the middle of the night.......ghosts milling about the room. I haven't yet seen that at the Comfort Inn.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- historic hotel ... more less