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4.1 out of 5

"The room was very well done. Dog friendly. Great service! " More

By a verified traveler on Sun 23 Aug 2020

Hotel Description

3.5-star beach inn near Carson Mansion

Oceanside stay

A stay at this Downtown inn places you within half a mile (1 km) of Carson Mansion and 3 miles (5 km) of Sequoia Park Zoo. Bayshore Mall is within 3 miles (5 km) and Samoa Dunes Recreation Area is within 9 miles (15 km).

Free perks

This inn features a health club and a bar/lounge. Business travelers can take advantage of the free WiFi in public areas. Guests will appreciate freebies like continental breakfast and free self parking.

Free WiFi, comfy beds

Boasting comforts like pillowtop beds and premium bedding, the 40 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and flat-screen TVs with cable channels. DVD players, room service, and coffee/tea makers are also available.

Standard Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Grande Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Carter House Inns ratings based on 8 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.1 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 5.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 5.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Carter House Inns

Everyone (3) Couples (1) Family (3)
5 out of 5
The room was very well done. Dog friendly. Great service!

Posted by on Aug 23, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 27, 2020 by GM

Thank you very much for your review, we hope to host you again soon!

5 out of 5
Very pretty facility. Cozy clean and comfortable. Great value.

Posted by on Feb 3, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 21, 2020 by Michael

Thank you, we hope you stay with us again!

1 out of 5

Posted by on Jul 4, 2019

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Comment from Hotel Management

Jul 7, 2019 by Carmen

Thank you for your feedback, we really appreciate it and look forward to your next stay with us.

4 out of 5

Old world charm in a newer hotel

Pros: The old world charm, nice breakfast, gingersnaps in the evening and a happy hour in the afternoon! It is near the waterfront and 2nd St. shopping
Cons: A fitness center would be nice
The hotel feels like a Victorian but was constructed much more recently. The hotel is comfortable and charming. It has a nice homey lounge, restaurant and bar, also parking with a charging station for electric cars. Rooms are on the smaller side but perfectly adequate. There is a choice of properties--the main hotel where we stayed, and the Victorian-style house across the street.

Posted by on Aug 21, 2017

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5 out of 5

Beautiful hotel

Pros: The comfort of everything
Cons: Nothing I can think of
Location: Beautiful rustic town A great view of the Carson mansion nearby
Excellent service - comfortable room wonderful staff

Posted by on Jul 9, 2016

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3 out of 5

carter house inn eureka ca

Ridiculouse price for room size. motel 6 rooms are twice as big for $ per nite vs $$$.

Posted by on May 30, 2009

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5 out of 5

We Love This Inn and Restaurant

Our stay at the Carter House Inns and our dinner restaurant 301 could not have been better, It truly is a hidden gem in the heart of old downtown in the costal city of Eureka CA. We can't wait to go back & always wish we could stay longer. The staff couldn't be more helpful & friendly. The suites are quite elegant with fireplaces & jacuzzi tubs, comfortable beds & seating areas. The restaurant is truly a dining experience you don't want to miss. And the wine list - WOW! Add this wonderful Inn to your must do list. You will not be disappointed.

Posted by on Mar 16, 2009

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5 out of 5

Carter House Inn:

We pulled into the Carter Inn just by chance and boy, am I glad we did! The staff upon arrival was fantastic, they settled us on the couch with a glass of wine and some hors d'oeuvres as they checked us in, We ate in the restaurant which was lovely, and the wine list was over the top. We also had complimentary tea and delicious cookies. The room was well appointed bed and pillows divine and the shower was great. It was such a nice evening that we ended up staying another night! Would definitely recommend the Carter House Inn to anyone looking for a luxurious little respite.

Posted by on Jun 15, 2007

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About the Carter House Inns

Location 301 L St, Eureka, CA 95501

Property Features

You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. Free breakfast is served daily, and guests can also enjoy a free nightly manager's reception. Public spaces have free WiFi. A health club, tour/ticket assistance, and coffee/tea in a common area are also featured at the business-friendly Carter House Inns. Free self parking is available. This Victorian Eureka inn is smoke free.

  • 40 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • 4 buildings
  • Built in 1987
  • Continental breakfast (free)
  • Bar or lounge
  • Manager's reception (free)
  • Charging station for electric cars
  • 1 conference room
  • Coffee in lobby
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Express check-out
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Wedding services available
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Fireplace in lobby
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • DVD player


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Free parking nearby


  • Airport: Eureka, CA (ACV-Arcata - Eureka) (25.2 km / 15.7 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Carter House Inns offers 40 accommodations with DVD players and complimentary newspapers. Pillowtop beds feature premium bedding. Flat-screen televisions come with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms include bathrobes, complimentary toiletries, and hair dryers. This Eureka inn provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and phones; free local calls are provided (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and coffee/tea makers. Housekeeping is offered daily and in-room massages can be requested.

  • Pillowtop beds
  • In-room dining (limited hours)
  • Flat-screen television
  • Cable channels
  • Movies for purchase
  • DVD player
  • Coffee maker
  • Luxury bedding
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Newspapers (free)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Massage in room (surcharge)
  • Hair dryer
  • Bathrobes
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Heating
  • Ceiling fan
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

Guests are served free continental breakfast daily from 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM. The inn hosts a free manager's reception daily.

Old Carter Lounge - This lobby lounge serves breakfast only. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar. Happy hour is offered.

Room service (during limited hours) is available.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the inn include a health club.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Boat tours nearby
  • Surfing/boogie boarding nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Kayaking nearby
  • Sailing nearby

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 9:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 21

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM. If you are planning to arrive after 8:00 PM please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 8:00 AM - 9:00 PM.
Guests arriving after 8:00 PM must make advance arrangements by contacting the property using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! One child stays free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are available for USD 25.0 per night.

Pet Policy

  • Pets: USD 30 per accommodation, per stay
  • Only dogs are 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 may be 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

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property; the policies listed are provided by the property

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 may be 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.

Minimum Spring Break check-in age is 21 years old. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F. Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.

  • One child stays free
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • No shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available
  • Individually-wrapped food options are available for breakfast
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours


Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Pet fee: USD 30 per accommodation, per stay
  • Rollaway bed fee: USD 25.0 per night

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

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You should know

  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.
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*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.