My husband and I were returning from a hiking trip in Oregon and decided to stay in Eureka on the spur of the moment rather than try to drive all the way home that day. If we had wanted a standard experience we would have driven Interstate 5, but we had headed for 101 and the scenic redwoods. We checked TripAdvisor about 75 miles before we got to town and wanted to stay at one of the Victorians in the area on a Friday. The online booking options at that late time did not seem to work for the Carter House so we decided to just stop in and see. Fortunately there were multiple rooms available and LIndsay, the manager at the desk, offered us a suite with a moderate discount. The room was really fun, with a big, round Jacuzzi looking out over the intersection toward the bay (yes we kept the blinds closed while we soaked) and a sitting room with a gas fireplace. The decor seemed a little dated (1990ish?) but they clearly were aiming for timelessness and mostly succeeded. It was a delight to be able to just walk downstairs to a good restaurant with GREAT oysters, an obvious dedication to using seasonal ingredients on the menu, and a wine list that is boggling just to read. The staff was eager to please, so don't hesitate to ask for what you want or need. If you don't get it, it probably means that this isn't the place you want to stay. Victorian buildings are old and quirky, so I'm impressed that the innkeepers manage to keep them going at all!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Northern California's premier inn is an enclave of four magnificent Victorians perched alongside Humboldt Bay in Old Town, Eureka. The luxurious accommodations at Carter House Inns and the sumptuous dining at its Restaurant 301 (considered among Northern California's best restaurants) set and indulgent tone for a marvelous visit to the giant redwood forests, rugged Pacific beaches and the other wonders of Northern California's Redwood Coast. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Carter House Inns Hotel Eureka