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By a verified traveler on Sat 04 Apr 2015

Hotel Description

Hotel near Humboldt State University in Arcata

Heart of Arcata

Your stay at this Pacific hotel places you within 6 miles (10 km) of Humboldt State University and Humboldt State University Natural History Museum. Arcata Plaza and McKinleyville Totem Pole are also within 6 miles (10 km).

Free perks

The hotel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free buffet breakfast and free self parking. A business center, WiFi in public areas, and laundry facilities are also on offer.

WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 49 guestrooms also offer WiFi and coffee/tea makers.

Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$77* Per night/room Jan 26 - Jan 27

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Comfort Inn Arcata-Humboldt Area ratings based on 22 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.6 out of 5 3.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Comfort Inn Arcata-Humboldt Area

Everyone (3) Family (2)
3 out of 5
Very basic hotel. Customer service was lacking. The guy working day shift was pleasant but the guy working nights (with the nose bridge piercing) didn’t say a word. The power went out in Arcata at 6pm and by morning breakfast, staff still had no updates for guests. No efforts to provide breakfast (which was included in price). There is a single bathroom in the lobby, but no toilet paper. The same guy that ran the front desk and managed the morning buffet eventually added toilet paper to the bathroom.

Posted by on Nov 28, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Dec 23, 2019 by David

Dear Scott, Thank you for taking time to write a review for our hotel! We appreciate all guest feedback, as it allows us to know what we are doing well and what we should consider changing to improve the experience for everyone who chooses to come stay with us. Input from patrons like you will help us become one of the best hotels on the block! Thanks for helping! We look forward to your next visit with us so that we can again prove that we are committed to guest satisfaction! Warm regards, David Cisco Guest Relations Manager Comfort Inn Arcata - Humboldt Area

4 out of 5
Pros: good location. I like that the windows open and they have a pool.
Location: Near Arcata, the ocean, and the redwood trees
we left a jacket and they called us right away to get it back to us.

Posted by on Apr 4, 2015

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4 out of 5

Howard Johnson in Arcata was surprisingly nice!

Pros: Cleanliness, breakfast, swimming pool, mini-gym, and frig and microwave in room.
Cons: I've never liked carpet in a can't be removed and cleaned. Decorative tile would be nice.
Location: The hotel is about 5 minutes from downtown Arcata (great shopping), and about 20 minutes from the Eureka Zoo, Patricks Point and Trinidad.
First of all, I am very picky when it comes to cleanliness and bedding...and our room was clean and tidy when we arrived. After removing the bedspread, which we always do in hotel rooms, we discovered the sheets were so clean they had a crisp feel to them. The mattresses were firm yet back actually felt better when I woke after sleeping on the HJ mattress. We were given a code for internet access and it worked. Cable was okay, no better or worse than other hotels. We didn't notice any highway noise from the direction of 101...good. The complimentary self-serve breakfast had a good selection. Waffles, fruit, bagels and other goodies. Next time, however, we'll reserve a room on the second floor so we can feel safe leaving the window open all night, and we'll remember to bring running shoes for the treadmill and a swimsuit for the swimming pool. All in all, a good experience.

Posted by , from Salem, OR on Mar 31, 2015

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4 out of 5

Nice selection of breakfast items

Breakfast was great. Scrambled eggs, sausage, waffle maker, several cereals, several coffees, several teas, more than one juice, couple of fruits, lots of breads and bagels. We ate at 8:00 and there was plenty of food.

Posted by , from Boise, Idaho on Mar 30, 2015

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3 out of 5

This is a perfectly acceptable hotel.

Pros: The staff.
Cons: Better chairs in the rooms! Those chairs are so uncomfortable!
This property is perfectly acceptable. It is near gas stations, groceries, fast food, and a sit-down mexican restaurant. It is clean enough and reasonably priced. The staff is excellent!

Posted by , from Sacramento on Mar 23, 2015

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4 out of 5

Decent hotel for the money

We were on a budget and this hotel helped keep us on it. My boys enjoyed the indoor pool. There was construction going on but nothing that bothered us. The staff was nice and helpful. The only con was that we didn't get to use the continental breakfast because it was way to busy. There was only one waffle maker and it took 3 minutes a waffle, when you have 5 people in front of you waiting that can take awhile so we ended up having to eat out. But overall it was fine. Internet was slow, just FYI

Posted by , from Veneta, OR on Feb 21, 2013

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3 out of 5

okay for a night

Cons: Poor breakfast
Its okay. As it had no elevator I asked if i could have a first floor not wanting to trudge my suitcase with 2& weeks of clothes up the long staircase. They charged extra. For the first floor. Same took type. Kind of cheesy.

Posted by , from Lyndon, VT, USA on Sep 21, 2012

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5 out of 5

Excellent quality

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet
Cons: Poor breakfast
Check was fast and easy. Plenty of free parking. Room was very nicely appointed. Large bathroom. Breakfast room was very small and typically crowded with only the minimal of offerings. Overall a very good motel.

Posted by , from Wilsonville, OR, USA on Jun 22, 2012

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1 out of 5


Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet
The management staff are EXTREMELY RUDE!!! Over charged us for room we reserved. We extended our stay and didn't want to accept our reservation we made online wanted to charge their regular room rate which was $15 more a night. NEVER EVER AGAIN. STAY AWAY!!!!

Posted by , from Oregon, USA on Dec 20, 2011

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4 out of 5

Good value for the money

Pros: Free breakfast, Free Internet, Quiet
This hotel was a good value for the money. Just be careful of the spa. We went in and within 5 minutes our eyes starting burning. Let front desk staff know the following morning and they said they would check on it. The next day my fiance had an allegic reaction with red spots and swelling =( So although I'd recommend the hotel... Just stay out of the spa!

Posted by , from Redding, CA, USA on Nov 17, 2011

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About the Comfort Inn Arcata-Humboldt Area

Location 4700 Valley West Blvd, Arcata, CA 95521

Property Features

Public spaces have WiFi for a fee. There's an onsite business center. Free breakfast is served. Comfort Inn Arcata-Humboldt Area also features a vending machine, laundry facilities, and an elevator. Self parking is free. This Arcata hotel is smoke free.

  • 49 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Self-service laundry
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)


Free self parking


  • Airport: Eureka, CA (ACV-Arcata - Eureka) (9.7 km / 6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Comfort Inn Arcata-Humboldt Area offers 49 accommodations. This Arcata hotel provides wireless Internet access for a surcharge. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided.

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

  • Debit cards not accepted

Hotel Names

  • Comfort Inn Hotel Arcata
  • Comfort Inn Arcata
  • Comfort Inn Arcata-Humboldt Area Hotel
  • Comfort Arcata Humboldt Area
  • Comfort Inn Arcata-Humboldt Area Hotel
  • Comfort Inn Arcata-Humboldt Area Arcata
  • Comfort Inn Arcata-Humboldt Area Hotel Arcata

You should know

  • Pool access available from 7 AM to 10 PM.
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