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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 a memorable experience.
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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
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Bottled water
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Flatscreen TV
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idbinnyc wrote a review Yesterday
New York City, New York98 contributions79 helpful votes
What a great stay. The Carter house exceeded our expectations in so many ways. Despite California’s pandemic rules, they managed to make the hotel open and inviting. Well located, we used it as a base to explore the redwoods and beach. The room was clean and nice with good bed, outlets etc. The common spaces are inviting and the bar too. Service was great. I look forward to going back when the world becomes more normal.
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
FitCanadianTraveler wrote a review Jun 12
Nanaimo, Canada30 contributions35 helpful votes
We stayed in a spacious multi-room suite in an old but beautifully upgraded and maintained Victorian. Every detail was addressed: Quality towels, comfortable bed, soaps, salts, lotions and shampoos. And . . . a well-functioning indoor jacuzzi. All very relaxing and a refreshing break from the usual generic particle board hotel. The manager, Rose, is a hard worker and gives personal attention to each guest. Kitty-corner from our building is a bar and restaurant, Restaurant 301, with additional rooms above, also owned by Carter House. The only caveat: The neighbourhood is frequented by odd people/addicts/homeless walking the streets so pay attention to your surroundings and don't leave valuables in car!
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Date of stay: June 2021
Christine R wrote a review Jun 7
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We enjoyed our clean room and pet friendly stay. The happy hour and breakfast were really nice touches and the staff was very welcoming warm and helpful. Downtown historic District was a short walk, very cute. Thanks Carter House!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Curiosity783501 wrote a review Jun 6
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The Carter House Inn couldn't be more charming. Located in downtown Eureka, it is conveniently located to shops and restaurants. The staff is extremely kind, personable, and helpful. They knew the area and could give great recommendations. They saved my spouse and I from an unexpected mistake. We had booked a two-night stay in a different hotel which also had a kitchen. We thought it was pet friendly but discovered last minute it was not. We called around looking for a new place and spoke with the manager, Rose, at the Carter house in. We told her of our dog and food we had brought for a kitchen. She said they were pet friendly, would make sure our room had a mini fridge and would help us with any other food that did not fit. We were so grateful. When we showed up, Rose saw that we had bikes on our car and offered to lock them up in the hotel garage. We simply asked the front desk for keys anytime we wanted to use them. When you walk into the hotel, the lobby, sitting room, front desk, bar, and dining room are all right there. The dining room and bar are slightly separated, but regardless it all offers a wonderful community feel where guests can say hello to one another and enjoy an evening glass of wine, or whatever you choose since they have a full bar. If you can, book the suite on the third floor. The whirlpool bathtub and its view of the town is worth it!
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Date of stay: June 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Room Tip: The natural beauty that surrounds Eureka is worth the visit. Be sure to do your homework first...
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Nan R wrote a review May 2021
San Francisco, California28 contributions10 helpful votes
We adored this Inn,from the moment the staff welcomed us in the lovely lobby. It was our first vaccinated weekend away and the hotel was surprising quiet,close to 101. Some simple niceties,such as complementary wine at check in and fluffy bathrobes were appreciated. They have a stunning bar and a tasteful room with a fireplace to hang out,which I took advantage of and was able to catch up with some dear friends. The bar waitress was a dynamo,we just got excellent customer service across the board. The breakfast was delicious,zucchini quiche was amazing. There is some concerns about the nomad population in that neighborhood,as in every town these days. I felt completely safe and also had my dog with me,which I am grateful they allow. We shall return!
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Date of stay: May 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
Response from Mark Carter, Owner at Carter House Inns
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Nan, Thank you so much for taking the time to review your stay with us. We do our best to ensure that our guests have a pleasant, safe and enjoyable stay. It is exciting to host so many travelers, as we 'beef up' our staff/ability to serve our guests. The nomad population does have a presence here in Eureka, as in so many towns these days, The local police come around frequently to help keep an eye on things. We look forward to hosting you again, Rose Allen, General Manager
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$190 - $260 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesCaliforniaHumboldt CountyEureka
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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 Lost Coast Brewery & Cafe, A Taste of Bim, and AA Bar & Grill.
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 reduced mobility rooms and facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.