Carter House Inns

Carter House Inns unite contemporary good taste with the gracious elegance of a bygone era


Carter House Inns unite contemporary good taste with the gracious elegance of a bygone era

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Carter House
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The Basics


The Carter House Inns is an enclave of three magnificent Victorians perched alongside Humboldt Bay in Old Town Eureka. The luxurious accommodations are paired with the sumptuous dining at Restaurant 301 (considered among Northern California's best restaurants), setting an indulgent tone for a marvelous visit to the giant redwood forests, rugged Pacific beaches, and all the other wonders of Redwood Coast. The award-winning wine list and widest bourbon selection make our bar a local gem.

At a Glance

  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Smoke-Free
  • Family Friendly
  • Pub/Tavern/Bar
  • Fireplaces
  • Tesla Charger

In the Know

  • Visit Ashley's Seafood in Arcata for the fish direct from their boat, both raw and cooked delicacies

  • Enjoy Historic Walking Tours with Ray Hillman, local architect, and historian extraordinaire

  • Have a cocktail from the smallest licensed bar in California while you tour and learn all about our beautiful Humboldt Bay

  • Take a walking tour of Victorian Eureka

Stay for the Story

Carter House Inns and Restaurant 301 is an extraordinary destination found in the heart of historic Eureka, California. This beautifully restored Victorian mansion showcases a blend of classic charm and modern amenities.

Sip & Savor

Here are a few things to sip & savor when you visit…

Try Campground, a live fire restaurant
Enjoy a skillfully blended Mediterranean tradition with fresh local harvest at Brick and Fire Bistro
Try Humbolt Bay Bistro for California French fusion cuisine

See & Do

Here are a few things to see & do when you visit…

A tasting at Humboldt Cider Company Tap Room is a must
No visit to our area would be complete without a visit to Redwood National Forest
Visit the Humboldt Bay Harbor and see the myriad of boats as they come through this busy port

Guest Reviews

The bed was comfortable. The service was very personable. It's more interesting than just staying at a modern hotel. And, while it's not modern, you can still they keep things up. I've stayed in classic hotels before where it was cool, but certainly could use some tiles replaced or a counter redone. No such concerns here, what-so-ever. We were quite pleased and would return. Oh... and their breakfast, which...See More

- Ray B.

LOVELY, COMFORTABLE PLACE TO STAY We stopped in Eureka on our way to a graduation at the University of Oregon for our grandson in Eugene. Our stay in Hotel Carter was just terrific. The 'innkeeper' was delightful and helpful and gracious, as were all of the rest of the staff we interfaced with. Our room was very nice...spacious, clean, well appointed. And surprisingly, we had an absolutely 5 star...See More

- Fred Goldberg

We booked this last minute while on a road trip and the staff could not have been more accommodating. They got us booked, sent instructions for after hours check in and even provided complimentary wine in our room that was delicious! They took care of us and our two dogs so well we will definitely be back in the future. The complimentary breakfast was also delicious and the neighborhood...See More

- Rob H

We stayed in room 202 and had zero regrets. The staff are exceptional, I wish I could give a higher rating than 5 stars. The complimentary breakfast was amazing and just the right portion size. The rooms and inn are very clean and well-kept, which is very important for me to feel comfortable. The inn is incredibly cozy and romantic and the rooms are well-appointed with convenient amenities. We...See More

- Jeanie Beebe

We recently hosted our daughter's wedding in the Redwoods, and stayed as a group of 30 at the Carter House Inns and Hotel for the wedding weekend. The reception was hosted at the hotel and their restaurant, Restaurant 301. The hotel is so charming, and the staff is OUTSTANDING. We enjoyed the food, cocktails, and perfect location. Thank you, Troy, for the attention to every detail and the kindness...See More

- C B

Rooms & Suites

# of Rooms: 32

Room Amenities: Bathrobes, Hair Dryer, Telephones, Turndown Service, Alarm Clocks, Antique Furnishings

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For information on ADA accessibility for the facility or its rooms, please contact the property directly.


Smoking Policy: Smoke free

Family Friendly: Yes

Food & Wine

Meals Offered: Breakfast, Dinner

Special Diets Accommodated: Yes

Restaurant on Premises: Open to the Public

Dining Amenities: Evening Cocktails, Special Diets Accommodated

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Guest Services

Internet Service: Wireless

Front Desk/Security: Onsite

Corporate Rates: Yes

Inn Amenities: Business Center, Free Onsite Parking, Full House Rental Available, Gardens on Property, Green Environmentally Friendly, Meeting Space Available, Restaurant On Site, Weddings & Events Available, Wine/Spirits Available

Weddings & Celebrations

Wedding/Reception/Event Facilities: Indoor, Outdoor

Events Supported: Private Parties, Ceremonies

Business Travel & Meetings

Meeting Types: Business Meetings, Retreats

Meeting Facilities: Yes

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