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Motel 6 Arcata - Humboldt University
2.0 of 5 Motel   |   4755 Valley West Blvd, US 101/Redwood Highway at Giuntoli Lane, Arcata, CA 95521   |  
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Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Arcata
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“4 stars for better than expected....”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2007

Yes, it's only a Motel 6. Bad reputation and worse image preceded it BUT I must give this Motel credit for actually being really clean and meeting my needs entirely. No there's not coffee machine or fridge in the room just a clean bed and sheets, a tv (if you need it) and a desk--perfect if you ask me.
The bathroom was actually also pretty impeccable. I couldn't ask for more and expected much less.
There is a pool though I really know if it's heated or why they actually even have one since Humboldt is pretty cool even in the summer-- (about a 40 degree difference than where I came from).
The best part--they allow PETS. I have a big dog and he's pretty well behaved so he's usually not a problem. It's pretty difficult finding good places with my dog but this motel even had a great lawn area for his needs as well.
Thumbs up, especially for those seeking simple, clean, pet-friendly accommodations.

ps. is it because now it's owned by the european Accor brand that they are much better all around?

  • Liked — clean
  • Disliked — no complimentary coffee/breakfast in lobby
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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San Jose,CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2007

We did not enjoy our stay here at all. We selected a Non-Smoking room, but the smoke from the other rooms came through the bathroom vents. Some of the lower level rooms had card board covering the windows and some had damaged window screens. The overall outside condition of the property was not very appealing. I have stayed at many other Motel 6’s and have been very satisfied. If we pass through this area again we will stay some place else.

  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Grants Pass, OR.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2007

We are middle age and recently visited this motel. We were pleased with the value for our money. It was a little noisy but I have paid much more money for even more noise. I'd rather pay less and go out to dinner. By the way they have a nice chinese buffet across the street. The staff I met were very nice. I hear there is a new manager. I would stay here again.

  • Liked — I liked paying reasonable rates to be close to the ocean
  • Disliked — there was some noise but I've paid more for same noise
  • Stayed March 2007, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2006

I visited this hotel for close to a week. I've never seen a hotel run so poorly. Their manager was quite rude to guests and seemed overworked. This translated to employees being unhappy as well. The rooms were decent, and comparable to any motel 6. The staff, well, if you check in a room for one night and don't have to talk to the staff except to check in, it will do. There are lots of hotels in the area that offer much better accomodations.

  • Liked — nothing
  • Disliked — rude staff
  • Tips/Secrets — if you're planning on more than one night in a hotel, find somewhere that offers friendly staff
  • Stayed June 2006, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 1 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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San Rafael, CA
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2004

We've stayed at 2 other motel 6 and this is the best one. Motel 6 offers a clean room and shower, no frills. This motel 6 did it well. Location is great. The other motel 6, down in Eureka, was not as nice as this one. If you know what to expect from a Motel 6, this one won't disappoint you. If you're expecting a Hyatt, forget it.

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Additional Information about Motel 6 Arcata - Humboldt University

Address: 4755 Valley West Blvd, US 101/Redwood Highway at Giuntoli Lane, Arcata, CA 95521
Location: United States > California > Humboldt County > Arcata
Amenities:
Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 10 Hotels in Arcata
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Motel 6 Arcata - Humboldt University 2*
Number of rooms: 81
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