The Cornelius Daly Inn in Eureka is a turn-key bed and breakfast on California's beautiful North Coast. Built in 1905, the Daly Inn is an exquisite example of a colonial revival mansion. The original owner, Cornelius Daly, built the mansion for his family, and it has served guests in Eureka since it was converted into a bed and breakfast in 1990. The five guest rooms feature Victorian decor with hardwood floors and are accompanied by modern amenities, as is the innkeeper's quarters.
Often used as a bridal suite, the Victorian Rose Suite offers guests a sitting room, bedroom and private bathroom. The black and floral wall coverings match the white wicker furniture set. The bedroom and large bath both have their own radiators that guests can use on cold mornings.
The Garden View Suite also includes a bedroom, sitting room and bath. It is decorated with English walnut antiques and Victorian reproduction wall coverings and accessories. The room offers guests a fantastic view of the garden below and plenty of natural light.
The Guest Room is furnished with an English bedroom set. This is a charming room with large windows that overlook the surrounding Victorian architecture. The bathroom has a red claw foot bathtub that is original to the home.
Annie Murphy's Room is perfect for a couple looking to relax. The French oak bedroom suite is complete with a gentlemen’s armoire and a ladies’ dressing table. For guests traveling with children, this room is often booked with Annie Murphy's Room, as the two rooms share a separate large bathroom and Miss Martha's Room features two twin beds.
Every evening the innkeeper's host their social hour in the Main Parlor, which features a working fireplace, Victorian furnishings, and an entertainment center. Across from the parlor is the Music Room – it serves as a nook for guests to enjoy coffee, read through local brochures and play piano.
The Day Nursery is carpeted and uses eucalyptus for its paneling and built-in cabinet. It has a pool table and window seats looking out into the garden. Next to the Day Nursery is the Ladies Parlor. The dark green and rose wallpaper perfectly accompanies the Victorian décor, and the room features a built-in window seat and large bookshelf.
With a working fireplace and tiger oak paneling to set the friendly atmosphere, the Dining Room is where guests gather for breakfast. The storage space is built-in, including a cabinet with glass doors and a large buffet. Breakfast is served from a small hallway from the kitchen, which has 14 knotty pine cabinets, a dishwasher, two ovens, four burners, a flat grill, and a refrigerator.
On third floor is the Christmas Ballroom that guests can enjoy or that can be used for small events.
The large Innkeepers' bedroom utilizes Victorian design and includes a private bath, a small sitting room and an office area. Out back and away from guests are the tool shed, equipment room and laundry room.
- Built in 1905
- Historic Registry
- 5 Guest Rooms
- 4.50 Guest Bathrooms
- Lot size: 0.30 acres
- 4 Parking Spots
- Has owner's quarters
1125 H St. Eureka, CA