Less, But Better

We purchased the property over 10+ years ago as a Holiday inn Express and took it independent six and half years ago. On the iconic Redwood Highway (Hwy 101) and near giant trees, rugged California coast and national parks, we saw an opportunity to create a sense of place.  In Humboldt County almost all franchises are represented and there was no hotel to check into and continue your redwood experience. We changed that!

  • Murals in the lobby, pool area, and stairwells offer insight into Humboldt’s topography, ancient forests, lumber camps, and the daily life of the Native American Weott tribe.
  • A vintage kayak, rods and reels, and Jeff’s grandfather’s flies on display give a nod to the Eel River – only 200 feet behind the hotel. For a few miles, you can follow it along the levy trail, also known as the Riverwalk.
  • A cowhide-print area rug at the entrance reminds us of the local dairies and the cows found grazing nearby.
  • The lobby wainscot is made from reclaimed redwood brought from a dismantled water tower just north of Arcata, a reference to the area’s lumber industry and history.

As your independent motel in Humboldt, we give “boutique motel” hospitality. Because we are small and independent, fun, quirky, and exciting improvements will continue. Here are a few things that make us unique!

  • Complimentary breakfast, in the Canteen daily from 6 – 9:30 am.  Additional items are available for purchase.
  • Two stories; exterior corridor
  • Stairs only; please request the first floor if preferred, we are more than happy to assist with your luggage.
  • Free parking in private lot near all guest rooms.
  • Property is 100% non-smoking.
  • Indoor pool, come join us in the Swimming Hole.
  • Pets welcome
  • Tesla charging 
  • The Launderette is open daily for any of your personal laundry needs… check with the front desk for supplies.
  • Hand-painted murals and lobby map are the stars of our property.
  • We recycle and ask that you use the bins in your room to assist us.
  • Check-In 4:00 pm/Check-Out 11:00 am

Free High-speed Internet

Business Needs

  • The Cubicle serves all your needs for access to a computer and printing. Located in the lobby, check with the front desk for access.
  • On site meeting space, The Grove, works perfectly for a small function or meeting (240 square feet)
  • Adjacent meeting space at Fortuna River Lodge Conference Center

Extra Needs

  • Connecting rooms
  • Pac n Play Portable Cribs (additional fee)
  • Roll-a-way beds (additional fee)
  • Complimentary access to off-site fitness center
  • Languages: English, Español, Français

Payment Methods

  • All major Credit Cards accepted
  • Cash Policy – We are happy to accept cash payments.  We will require a $200 deposit.  Upon check out your room will be inspected by a member of our team.  That deposit will be returned in full if room has no damages, has not been smoked in and all room details are in place.
  • We are happy to accept your Debit Card for transactions at this hotel. If a debit card is used, your account will be debited at check-in for the projected total amount of room and tax. These funds will not be available for use from your bank account.  Should you check out earlier than expected or pay your charges by other means, the unused amount will be released from your debit card. However, depending on the card processor and your bank’s procedures, it could take up to 10 days for the unused amount to be credited back to your account.  Please check with your banking institution for their policy on the use of debit cards. If there are any concerns paying with a debit card, we are happy to accept Credit Cards or Cash.

We’re not happy until you’re happy. Alicia, Hotel Steward