Carter House Inns

301 L Street , Eureka, CA 95501 USA (Show map)


The Carter House Inns is an enclave of 4 magnificent Victorians perched alongside Humboldt Bay at the gateway to Eureka's historic district. The Carter House Inns and Restaurant 301s (Grand Award from Wine Spectator since 1998) have been welcoming travelers since 1981. Each Inn is distinctively designed and graciously appointed. Guest rooms feature antiques, private baths and luxuriant amenities soothe the soul and delight the senses. Marble fireplace, whirlpools with marine vistas, immense 4-poster beds and generous honor bars hint at the myriad of pleasures. Dinner at Restaurant 301 is truly a celebration of the senses. Our gardens provide herbs and fresh vegetables for the chefs.




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  • Guest room4.4
  • Service5
  • Value4.4
  • Cleanliness5
  • Onsite Dining4.8

A family outing

5 on October 01, 2009

I took my son, his wife, and their 1 1/2 year old baby for a trip to the ocean. Carter House staff & accommodations made a very pleasant family vacation a reality! The tea and cookies at night was fun. The cuisine was outstanding!

Wonderful Stay

4.4 on August 03, 2009

Very helpful staff. Accommodations very nice. Reservation process easy.


4.2 on August 03, 2009

From the moment of my arrival, I was treated like a queen. Friendly, informed, helpful, intelligent staff -- unbelievably good food & wine. Definitely come here if you want to be pampered!

"A Gem in Eureka.."

5 on June 30, 2007

After arriving in Eureka around 8pm after a long day driving from Yosemite NP we pulled into the Carter Inn just by chance and boy am I glad we did! The staff upon arrival were fantastic, they settled us on the couch with a glass of wine and some hors d'oeuvres as they checked us in (they even knocked $80 off the room!). We ate in the restaurant which was lovely, although the portions were a little on the small side (fine for me but my boyfriend was looking for more), but the wine list made up for it. After filling our bellies we floated to our room taking with us the delicious complimentary tea and cookies. The room was well appointed, bed and pillows divine and the shower was great. It was such a nice evening that we ended up staying another night! Would definately recommend the Carter House Inn to anyone looking for a luxurious little respite.

Carter House Is A Winner !

5 on June 28, 2007

What a wonderful establishment!We booked an upgraded room but when we checked in we were told that a family was staying in our building and would we like a free upgrade to a grand suite!Of course we said yes.We had a lovely suite,were treated royally by all.There was never a problem,everyone was professional yet friendly.The breakfast was wonderful and included in our rate.I didn't think this place was overpriced for us(and we tend toward value).It was a little expensive but I you get what you pay for!!!

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Rooms & Rates

Carter Cottage

The Carter Cottage is the most luxurious property. This turn of the century victorian was renovated by the Carters in 1997. Decorated in bright sunny colors and a simple but gracious style is reminiscent of the Victorian -Colonianl era. The Carter Cottage features a deep marble spa tub, fireplaces in the sleeping and living areas, and a state of the art demonstration kitchen. The cottage is spacious, light and airy, and no imaginable amenity has been overlooked. The Carter Cottage also features an inviting large private deck with a wonderful view of Humboldt Bay.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Nightly Rate: $595 - $595

Grand Suite

The luxurious suite includes a whirlpool, fireplace, a plush living area, and orginal artwork. Modeled after a turn of the century Eureka hostelry, the Carter House Victorians were built with historic accuracy during the mid 1980's and offers guests with every imaginable modern day comfort along with all the charms of a warm European-style auberge.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 3 King , 3 Queen

Nightly Rate: $385 - $385

Queen Suite

This spacious and sunny one room suite feature a four poster queen bed with a featherbed mattress. Enjoy a relaxing evening by the fireplace or perhaps in the jacuzzi tub.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Queen

Nightly Rate: $325 - $325

Really Nice Room

Enjoy a relaxing evening in one of our really nice rooms. These well appointed rooms feature one queen or two double beds and a private bath.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 11 Queen

Nightly Rate: $209 - $209

Family Suite

The Family Suite is located in the Carter House Victorian, which is just across the street from the Hotel Carter. This two bedroom suite features a gorgeous antique four poster king bed in the Master Bedroom. The second bedroom has one double bed.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King , 1 Double

Nightly Rate: $312 - $312

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Location Type

Mountains, Oceanview, Small town, Wine country


Eureka, CA (ACV-Arcata Eureka) 20 miles

Directions to property:

Pacific Coast Hwy 101 North through California to Eureka, California. Just 2 blocks off of Hwy.

Area Attractions

Amusement Park, Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Beach, Casino, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Marine Tours, Humboldt Bay, Herb garden (on site), Performing Theater, Picnic area, Religious Services, River, Rodeo, Ruins, Vineyard, Winery, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Country Inn

On-site amenities

Computer, Conference Rooms, Copier, Fax Machine, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Turndown Service, Two Course Breakfast, Wine & hors d'oeuvres from 5 pm to 6 pm, Tea & Cookies in the evening, Full course dining, Wine Shop

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Fireplace, Hairdryer, Hot tub/whirlpool tub, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Private entrance, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Telephone, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Bicycle riding trails, Billiards, Canoeing, Cross-country ski trails, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Horseback riding, Horseshoes, Hunting, Kayaking, Fort Humboldt Tours, Theatres and clubs, Antique forests, Beaches, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Swimming pool, Tennis courts, Tennis racket rental

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  • Check In:: 3 - 6 PM
  • Check Out:: 11 AM
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: Yes The rate for pets is an additional $50
  • Disabled Access Yes

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments Other
  • Deposit Amount Required: One night's stay prepaid.
  • Cancellations: 72 hour notice
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Mark & Christi Carter

Languages spoken

English, French, Spanish

Resident Pets

About the innkeepers

Mark and Christi Carter are inspired by and dedicated to the study of great cooking, great winemaking, and gracious hospitality. They open their homes and hearts to you.

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  • Time Served: 7:30 am - 10 am
  • Serving Location: Guest room, On-site restaurant

Special meal options

Low fat , Vegetarian With advance notice

Signature Dish

Fresh Local Seafood


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