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301 L St, Eureka, CA 95501-0571
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#3 of 21 hotels in Eureka
Northern California's premier inn consists of a boutique Inn, private cottages & a magnificent Victorian House 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 an indulgent tone for a marvelous visit to the giant redwood forests, rugged Pacific beaches and the other wonders of Northern California's Redwood Coast. Carter House Inns takes pride in catering to the needs of each individual guest and the staff is here to make sure you have the experience of a lifetime.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Hot tub
Free breakfast
Books, DVDs, music for children
Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Electric vehicle charging station
Street parking
Bar / lounge
Breakfast available
Happy hour
Wine / champagne
Aerobics offsite
Bicycle tours
Canoeing offsite
Walking tours
Business Center with Internet Access
Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Shared kitchen
Shared lounge / TV area
Dry cleaning
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Bottled water
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
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Juja80301 wrote a review Nov 2020
Boulder, CO82 contributions53 helpful votes
We stayed here one night - our 30th anniversary - during a three-week driving trip down the Pacific Coast Highway, We stayed in the cottage, which is across the street from the main lodge. It's basically a one-bedroom "home," complete with kitchen, dining area, living room, bath and a half, and a large deck off the back. During COVID, we appreciated being able to be away from other guests. We also appreciated the gift of wine to help us celebrate. Light breakfast was included. Sorry that the restaurant is now closed; we had hoped to dine there.
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Date of stay: November 2020
ptrotte1 wrote a review Nov 2020
Arkansas10 contributions2 helpful votes
First the main picture they have is not the actual Inn? Very confusing? The parking and entrance is very unclear with no markings. When checking in the lady behind the desk informs us we weren’t placed in a dog friendly room, even though we asked for it. Then let us know we wouldn’t be charged for it? How odd with it being their mistake. Then when entering the room it was so hot, also did not look like any of the rooms pictured. When going downstairs to ask very nicely I might add, because we just thought we weren’t working the thermostat right. She rudely finishes chewing a mouth full of food, to informs us they have no air in the building. But provide a fan which was so tiny to put in your window, and leave your window open all night. They did not mention a word of this on their website or checking in or when I called to book a room. And mind you we paid 230$ a night to stay here. She tells us very condescendingly if we can’t figure it out, she can show us how to to put a fan in front of a window. The room was just so bad as you can tell from the pictures below. And we did not sleep well because of the noise, and light coming in from the open window.
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Date of stay: October 2020Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Michael L'Allier, General Manager at Carter House Inns
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hello pjent, We will be responding to you directly, as none of these comments reflect what we do here at the inn. We are very sorry that you had a bad experience, and the only thing I will say on here is that the Inn pictured is our Inn, with COVID that one building is just not active right now. Thank you for your review, and we will reach out directly.
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MonSally wrote a review Oct 2020
Prosper, Texas246 contributions29 helpful votes
What a fun and quirky hotel. Virgil checked us in and he was so fun, I just loved his dry sense of humor. The hotel was fun and quirky and different. Our room was big and spacious and bed was comfortable. The a/c didn’t work well so that was an issue due to us hiking all day and needing it cool in the room so we could rest. Michael the other concierge was super helpful to suggest places to eat, make reservations for us and just a wonderful source of help and information. Very good service here, we enjoyed our stay.
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Room Tip: We stayed in room 304
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Response from Michael L'Allier, General Manager at Carter House Inns
Responded 3 weeks ago
Hi MonSally, We are glad that you enjoyed your stay, and we hope to see you again the next time that you are in town.
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Raymond S wrote a review Sep 2020
Washington Dc, District Of Columbia62 contributions50 helpful votes
What a charming small hotel or guest house this place is. Check in was very nice & personal with Michael who explained in detail everything you would need to know about your stay. The entire place is very comfortable & decorated in old world charm. My king size bedroom was very large & the bathroom was huge with a wonderful soaking tub. A small breakfast is delivered to your room in the morning, you let Michael know what time. A very nice tray is left outside your door with juice, muffin & yogurt with mixed berries, a nice way to start the day. Parking is right around the back of the hotel. Just a charming well run place, what more can you ask for ?
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Date of stay: September 2020
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Response from Michael L'Allier, General Manager at Carter House Inns
Responded Sep 30, 2020
It was great hosting you, I greatly look forward to the next time that we get to meet! Until then, stay safe and be well!
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lisa wrote a review Aug 2020
1 contribution1 helpful vote
The Carter House main Inn was very clean. Rooms were very very clean. Michael at the front desk was calm, helpful and a pleasure to interact with during a Covid - safe stay. It is in a good location for getting out for a walk by the marina. Good take out food from the Sea Grill and Rita's. Wear a mask and enjoy!
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Date of stay: July 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Michael L'Allier, General Manager at Carter House Inns
Responded Sep 30, 2020
Thank you for the wonderful review, it was a pleasure hosting you, and please come and see us again the next time you are in our neck of the woods!
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Frequently Asked Questions about Carter House Inns
Which popular attractions are close to Carter House Inns?
Nearby attractions include Carson Mansion (0.10 miles), Doe Flat Trail (0.2 miles), and Young's Valley Trail (0.2 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Carter House Inns?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and a lounge.
Which room amenities are available at Carter House Inns?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a desk, and a fireplace.
What food & drink options are available at Carter House Inns?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Carter House Inns?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Carter House Inns?
Conveniently located restaurants include Restaurant 301, Lost Coast Brewery & Cafe, and A Taste of Bim.
Is Carter House Inns located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.5 miles away from the center of Eureka.
Are any cleaning services offered at Carter House Inns?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are pets allowed at Carter House Inns?
Yes, pets are typically allowed, but it's always best to call ahead to confirm.
Does Carter House Inns offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to a business center and meeting rooms during their stay.
Is Carter House Inns accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.