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“Unique experience but fun” 4 of 5 stars
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Scotia Inn
Ranked #1 of 1 Scotia B&B and Inns
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23 reviews
18 hotel reviews
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“Unique experience but fun”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013 via mobile

Checked in at the bar and had dinner and drinks, huge room. Seemed like a dorm room but very cool experience staying there. Nice tv, clean hotel, breakfast upstairs and friendly service. Would recommend at least a stay of a night

Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Martinez, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

My wife and I stopped by the lumber town of Scotia and found this wonderful 1920"s hotel called the Scotia Inn. We loved the look of this hotel, with pretty grounds and a very friendly staff. We asked to see a room and were given a key to one of their rooms. A large room with an antique bed and dresser. So pretty. We made reservations for the night in another location, but we will be back. We did go downstairs to a pub and bar for our dinner and we completely enjoyed our drinks and evening meal. Good food, good drinks and a friendly staff. Worth coming back to when we travel north again.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2013

Great place to stay. Quiet, comfortable and historical. Perfect spot to launch to the Avenue of the Giants. Dinner in the pub with Lagunitas on tap made me very happy. Kid's menu a plus. Breakfast of fresh baked scones, coffee and fruit was just right to get us on our way to see the big trees.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Vallejo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2013

Well that's what I heard. I went looking but could not find any ghosts. They do close the third floor though. Anyway we had a street view and this town is quiet at night. Very old fashioned style room. Built before the turn of the last century with beautiful woods all about in the lobby and event rooms. Must have been a grand place in it's day. We had Wifi and a TV but you can request none of those things. Spacious room and bathroom. #207 If you like old fashioned and not to perfect and a high price this is it. We liked it a lot. Can't wait to go back and meet Casper!

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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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Ross Ca.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2013 via mobile

My wife and I stayed in this Inn at the end of a three month ROADTRIP. The Inn has seen better days and the rooms are in need of some updating. With this said I still gave it four dots because of it's history and the fact that I love to support the older hotels and Inns even though they are past their prime. If someone purchased this Inn and did a major upgrade, the rooms would go for $ 259.00 and not $. 129.00. I slept just fine. Also the pub serves VERY good food. Do not be put off by the way it looks when you walk into the room. The food was a BIG surprise and at a nice price with great service.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Sacramento CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

August 5, 2013
We enjoyed a wonderful getaway just at the time we need it. Memories of the past when mills were running constantly beckoned me to revisit Scotia. From the moment we made our reservation until we said goodbye two days later it was wonderful, perfect weather, excellent service with freedom to learn about the deeper past history of this "Company town." I was not ready for the museum that was so carefully cared for with exhibits and information from the docent. There is much to experience in the outlying area including the town of Lolita which is actually growing. It must be experienced! It is still possible to experience something of the great redwood forests that fed the world with such beautiful wood products. The Avenue of the Giants will give us a portrait of ancient time when one could hardly walk among them. Today they are adjacent to the old Redwood highway but surprising quiet. Lingering for at least an half hour heightens the experience. One should read up on the history of Scotia before arriving. It is rich in accessible history. Yes, there are a few amenities lacking but all the more interesting to live at least something of the life that was lived by the loggers , sawyers and especially a small town cinema house, all built from first growth redwood much older than any visitor! I really enjoyed photographs in the hallways that depicted the early days of the Pacific Lumber Company.

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Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Redding, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2013

This is a quaint hotel centrally located near the Redwoods and coastal areas of Northern California. The managers have tried to retain the atmosphere of a nineteenth century building which it is, with antiques and appointments of that era throughout. But there are some shortcomings and idiosyncrasies that one must expect or at least be aware of given the age of the property.

The windows are single pane and if you happen to be in any of the front-facing rooms the street noise is constant. Main street on which the hotel is located is the only way to enter Scotia so all traffic into and out of town passes by this hotel. Ask for rooms in the back or sides.

Adjacent to the east side of the hotel is a lovely grassy area with huge trees for shade. Eventhough this is part of the hotel there are no chairs or tables provided by which the quests can utilize this inviting area!

Breakfast is provided but it is sparse to say the most. The only beverage provided is coffee; no fruit, cereal, juice. Only bagels. Given the price of a room I think management could do a little better here.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Additional Information about Scotia Inn

Property: Scotia Inn
Address: 100 Main Street, Scotia, CA 95562
Location: United States > California > Humboldt County > Scotia
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 B&Bs / Inns in Scotia
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Scotia Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 24
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