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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was the worst stay in a hotel I have ever had. Just walking into the room should have immediately know something was bad do to the fact that there were ashes on the top of the heater. Then to my surprise as I lay on the bed with my husband our door was opened by a women who was...

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FairwindsManagement, Manager at Fairwinds Motel, responded to this review

This review is from someone who came to our office after checkout time the next morning demanding some discount because of what she said in the review. As far as we know she was not even the person who check in (it was a guy), and the fact that she didn't even say a word until the checkout time the...

Warrington, UK
Reviewed 23 June 2016

Without doubt, the worst motel I've ever stayed in. A disgusting, dirty room stinking of smoke and with mould and damp all over one wall. We booked on line and thought it would be OK - big mistake. If we hadn't arrived at 5:30 after a long day on the road, we'd have written off the money it cost and...

Thank MattW_GSer
Salt Lake City, Utah
Reviewed 19 September 2015

I stayed here with a friend from out of the country who was interested in going to HSU. The guy at the front desk was really nice. No breakfast included in the over $100 we spent on a terrible, worn out, cigarette scented room. The place is located right next to a liquor store, tons of homeless people, and the...

3Thank Santos D
Vermilion, Canada
Reviewed 5 July 2015 via mobile

4th of July travel without reservations? Why not? Oh yeah, every room is booked. We were lucky (?)enough to get the last room within 30.miles or more at the Fairwinds. Smelly, old linens, cig burns in the blankets, bad mattress, no air con&if you open the window you get the smoke from those on the balcony/walkway out having a butt....

1Thank clandonaldboy
Reviewed 21 October 2014

There was a bug infestation in my room that I didn't notice until midnight as I had been out with friends until arriving back at that time. Upon calling the desk and informing them there was a swarm of bugs on the counter and some on the floor and some in the sink in the bathroom, I was told they...

2Thank pandorabrown
Lafayette, California
Reviewed 25 August 2014

I stayed here in September 2008 and thought it was dated, but fine. Even though the reviews since were somewhat negative, I thought it would be fine again. Eh. Seems like they haven't updated anything since then. The linens looked clean, but very old. The thing that got me was the smell - I opened the door and it smelled...

1Thank Andrea W
Reviewed 24 May 2014

My wife and I just stayed 2 days to attend for our daughter graduation last weekend. While the motel is old, it seems to be well maintained and reasonably clean, so we enjoyed our stay there. I don't understand why some of the reviews that I saw was so bad and nasty, because during our stay everything looked OK and...

Thank Kevin M
Tate, Georgia
Reviewed 22 May 2014

This place is original retro--- everything is ancient. You seriously get less than what you pay for. The beds are old, it's loud as anything with the highway on one side and young folk going through the dumpsters at all hours. The best I can say about this place is it provides a roof over your head. You could save...

2Thank MrsZimm
Ferndale, California
Reviewed 12 January 2014

The Fairwinds should have said farewell years ago. Where do I begin? The only pro is the proximity to HSU. Unfortunately the freeway is on one side and a main Arcata through fare on the other...which means bring ear plugs. The rooms smell like an old karate studio...a mixture of stale sweat and stinky feet. Bring your flip flops because...

3Thank sandybeach818
Auburn CA
Reviewed 29 June 2013

This was the worst hotel experience I have ever had. The rooms are moldy smelling and hot. The heater would not turn off. The manager's solution to this was to turn off the pilot light and offer to put a fan in the window. The lights did not work. The bathroom was outdated and downright unclean. Do not stay here...

2Thank Mike F

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  • Free Parking
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Smoking rooms available
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  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
  • Public Wifi
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Free Parking
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Fairwinds Motel is a motel in Arcata, California, where distance is better expressed in minutes, not miles. It is located by the 101 Freeway along the California North Coast right next to Humboldt State University in the heart of the Redwood Country between the Humboldt Redwoods State Park and the Redwood National Park, home of the world tallest trees and other nature attractions, all of those can be reached in less than 60 minutes of driving. The motel rooms are clean and comfortable with free wireless internet so you can do business while relaxing. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Fairwinds Motel

Address: 1674 G St, Arcata, CA 95521-5649
Region: United States > California > Humboldt County > Arcata
Number of rooms: 27
Also Known As:
Fairwinds Hotel Arcata
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“Just don't - sleep in your car instead.”
MattW_GSer, 22 Jun 2016 | Read review
“Ask to see the room before you buy it!”
101santosd, 18 Sep 2015 | Read review
“keep driving”
sandybeach818, 11 Jan 2014 | Read review
“The street in front of the motel is very busy during the day so close the windows if you are sensitive to the noise.”
jrlc66, 24 Aug 2011 | Read review
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