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Hotel Description

Comfort Inn Arcata-Humboldt Area puts you in the center of Arcata, 5.2 km (3.2 mi) from Humboldt State University Natural History Museum and 5.3 km (3.3 mi) from Arcata Plaza. Highlights at this hotel include free buffet breakfast, an indoor swimming pool, and free self parking.

All 49 rooms feature coffee/tea makers. Refrigerators and microwaves make in-room dining convenient.

This hotel offers a fitness center, a business center, and an elevator (lift).

Sights within a 10-minute drive of this Arcata hotel include Finnish Country Sauna & Tubs and McKinleyville Totem Pole.

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking (Upper Floor)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$81 per night

Standard Room, 1 King Bed, Non Smoking

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room, 2 Queen Beds, Non Smoking (Upper Floor)

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

Comfort Inn Arcata-Humboldt Area ratings based on 21 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.7 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 4.0 out of 5.0
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 bedroom...it 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 comfortable...my 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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5 out of 5

Great hotel compared to others in area. Great Pool, will stay again.

Pros: Free breakfast, Close restaurants, Free Internet, Quiet
Great hotel. Beds and room very clean and comfortable. Will always stay at this hotel while in area (which is frequently). Only gripe was that tv made very irritating high pitch squeal while on. Other then that everything was fantastic kids loved indoor pool.

Posted by , from Seattle, WA, USA on Nov 15, 2011

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About the Comfort Inn Arcata-Humboldt Area

Location 4700 Valley West Blvd, Arcata, CA 95521

Property Features

Comfort Inn Arcata-Humboldt Area offers its guests an indoor pool and a fitness center. There's an onsite business center. Free breakfast is available. Free self parking is available.

  • 49 guestrooms or units
  • 2 levels
  • Buffet breakfast (free)
  • Business facilities
  • Elevator

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Indoor pool
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Free self parking


  • Airport: Eureka, CA (ACV-Arcata - Eureka) (9.8 km / 6.1 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

Comfort Inn Arcata-Humboldt Area offers 49 accommodations. Refrigerators, microwaves, and coffee/tea makers are provided.

  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker

Food & Drink

Guests are served free buffet breakfast.

Nearby Activities

Recreational amenities at the hotel include an indoor pool and a fitness center.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 14:00:00


  • Check-out by 11:00:00

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.


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

Government-issued photo identification and a credit 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.

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