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Travelodge by Wyndham Eureka
2 out of 5
4 4th Street, 4th and B Street, Eureka, CA
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The price is $57 per night from Feb 1 to Feb 2

Located in Downtown, this motel is 0.8 mi (1.3 km) from Carson Mansion and within 3 mi (5 km) of Six Rivers National Forest Headquarters and Bayshore Mall. Sequoia ...

3.6/5Good! (800 reviews)

"Great price for 1 night stay. Highly recommend if you are tired and just want to get some sleep before you start traveling again."…"

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Travelodge by Wyndham Eureka
Red Roof Inn Arcata
2 out of 5
4975 Valley West Blvd, Arcata, CA
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The price is $49 per night from Feb 3 to Feb 4

Located in Pacific, this motel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Azalea State Natural Reserve, Humboldt State University, and Humboldt State University Natural History ...

2.4/5 (988 reviews)

"The rooms are big and clean. Amnesties are good. Owner is very nice person and interacts with visitors and guides them on places to see around and food to try."…"

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2020

Red Roof Inn Arcata
Super 8 by Wyndham Eureka
2 out of 5
1304 4th St, Eureka, CA
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The price is $60 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

Located in Downtown, this motel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Clarke Historical Museum and within 3 mi (5 km) of Sequoia Park Garden and Sequoia Park Zoo. Fort Humboldt ...

3.3/5 (218 reviews)
Quiet private rooms,

"Very relaxing. Right in the middle of everything."…"

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Super 8 by Wyndham Eureka
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Motel 6 Arcata, CA - Humboldt University
2 out of 5
4755 Valley West Blvd, Arcata, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is $54 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8

Located in Pacific, this motel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Azalea State Natural Reserve, Humboldt State University, and Humboldt State University Natural History ...

3.1/5 (642 reviews)

"Great customer service. The staff there were really nice and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Motel 6 Arcata, CA - Humboldt University
Motel 6 Eureka, CA
2 out of 5
1934 Broadway, Eureka, CA
Free Cancellation
The price is $54 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8

Situated in Eureka, this motel is within a 15-minute walk of Fort Humboldt State Historic Park and Six Rivers National Forest Headquarters. Bayshore Mall and ...

3/5 (483 reviews)

"Was great place to stay clean"…"

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2020

Motel 6 Eureka, CA
Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Eureka
2 out of 5
129 4th St, Eureka, CA
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The price is $56 per night from Jan 22 to Jan 23

Located in Downtown, this motel is within a 5-minute walk of North Coast Repertory Theatre and Clarke Historical Museum. Morris Graves Museum of Art and Carson ...

2.8/5 (464 reviews)

"Just what I wanted. No frills a clean room and good parking."…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Americas Best Value Inn & Suites Eureka
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Ramada by Wyndham Arcata

Ramada by Wyndham Arcata

2.5 out of 5
3535 Janes Rd, Arcata, CA
The price is $72 per night from Jan 27 to Jan 28
3.2/5 (988 reviews)

"Good hotel, with clean facility. Next to a restaurant and a few minutes from a brewery!"…"

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Ramada by Wyndham Arcata
Motel 6 Arcata, CA - Humboldt University

Motel 6 Arcata, CA - Humboldt University

2 out of 5
4755 Valley West Blvd, Arcata, CA
The price is $54 per night from Feb 7 to Feb 8
3.1/5 (642 reviews)

"Great customer service. The staff there were really nice and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Motel 6 Arcata, CA - Humboldt University
Hotel Arcata

Hotel Arcata

3 out of 5
708 9th St, Arcata, CA
The price is $80 per night from Jan 24 to Jan 25
4.1/5Very Good! (80 reviews)

"Cool old building but lacking in amenities. Microwave, fridge, good water. Very noisy location in the street and plaza. Walls are thin!!! It was okay for the price and location was close to food and shops. Tight quarters but beds are comfy."…"

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2020

Hotel Arcata
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Arcata Motels for the Frugal Traveler

There are more than 31 hotels and other lodging options in Arcata, though you'll find just 2 affordable motels. These cheaper accommodations can help you cut costs compared to traditional hotels, which have more amenities but ones you may never use.

Fun fact: The word "motel" was coined in 1925 by the owner of the Milestone Mo-Tel in San Luis Obispo, California. Often one or two stories tall, motel properties usually have outdoor access to guestrooms from the parking lot.

Listed below are some of Expedia customers' best-rated Arcata motels to choose from:

Red Roof Inn Arcata

  • Stay within a short 5-minute drive of Humboldt State University.
  • Enjoy access to the indoor pool, and freebies including breakfast and WiFi.

Motel 6 Arcata - Humboldt University

  • An outdoor pool and free WiFi are available during your stay, along with room amenities like cable TV.
  • It's located within a quick 5-minute drive of Humboldt State University.

What to Do in Arcata

Visitors to Arcata have good things to say about its shops, beaches, and forests. Take time to enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you're sightseeing in the area.

These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places:

  • Arcata Community Forest
  • Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center
  • Mad River Hatchery

You'll find these family-friendly sights in the area:

  • Loleta Cheese Factory
  • Sequoia Park Zoo
  • Six Rivers National Forest Headquarters

Some landmarks to see in the area include:

  • Arcata Plaza
  • Carson Mansion
  • McKinleyville Totem Pole

Arcata is also notable for its:

  • University life
  • Art
  • Cafés

Best Time to Visit Arcata

Determine the optimal time to visit Arcata by reviewing the seasonal weather details below:
  • The hottest months are typically August and September, while December and January are the coldest months
  • January-March: Daytime temperatures average 57° F and nighttime temperatures average 41° F
  • April-June: 63° F is the daytime average and 43° F is the nighttime average
  • July-September: Daytime averages are around 65° F and nighttime averages are around 49° F
  • October-December: The average temperatures are 63° F during the day and 40° F at night
  • Average rainfall is 39.76 inches in a year

How to Get to Arcata and Around the Area

Arcata Transportation
NameTypeDistance
Eureka, CA (ACV-Arcata - Eureka) Airport 9.1 mi (14.7 km)

Frequently asked questions

What can I expect from a motel trip to Arcata?
If you can’t find a motel in Arcata, expand your search to find motels in the surrounding area or let Expedia help you find a similar property from over 53 hotels and other accommodations. Simply use our search tools to filter by nightly room rate or cost-saving amenities such as free breakfast and free airport transportation.
What is a motel?
At many motels, you’re likely to find an outdoor pool and free parking. When you stay at a motel property, you’ll often have access to your room directly from the parking lot. In the U.S., motels became more commonplace after World War II with the appeal of road trip vacations, peaking in the mid-1960s with more than 60,000 properties.
What are the best motels in Arcata?
Red Roof Inn Arcata: Stay within a short 8-minute drive of Humboldt State University. Enjoy access to the 24-hour front desk, and freebies including WiFi and parking. Motel 6 Arcata, CA - Humboldt University: An outdoor pool, free WiFi, and free parking are available during your stay. It’s located within a short 8-minute drive of Humboldt State University.
What can I do in Arcata?
Visitors to Arcata have good things to say about its shops, beaches, and forests. Take time to enjoy the top-notch restaurants while you’re sightseeing in the area. These are some of the parks and outdoorsy places: Arcata Community Forest, Arcata Marsh Interpretive Center, and Mad River Hatchery. You’ll find these family-friendly sights in the area: Humboldt State University Natural History Museum, Sequoia Park Zoo, and Loleta Cheese Factory. To learn more about local history, take some time at Arcata Theatre Lounge and Arcata Playhouse.
What's the weather like in Arcata?
Weather can make or break a roadtrip, so here’s some data about year-round temperatures in Arcata to help you plan yours: The hottest months are usually August and September with an average temp of 57°F, while the coldest months are December and January with an average of 49°F. Average annual precipitation for Arcata is 40 inches.
What are my options for getting around Arcata when staying in a motel?
We’ve gathered some information about getting around Arcata to help you navigate your stay: Fly into Eureka, CA (ACV-Arcata - Eureka), which is located 9.1 mi (14.7 km) away from the heart of the city. If you’d like to explore around the area, you may want to rent a car for your trip.