5 on October 18, 2017
Thoroughly enjoyed our stay at the Daly Inn. Our hosts were more than gracious and we had complete privacy in our clean, comfortable room. Breakfast was amazing and the timing of our visit was ideal as the colors of fall were beginning to take shape. We would certainly stay again if the chance arises.
4.8 on September 25, 2017
We were stuck in traffic on the way from San Francisco and Bob was so nice on the phone when I called we'd be about an hour late. He met us and was extremely helpful. He was most gracious the next morning as he served us (and two other couples) breakfast - which was delicious. I wish we had more than one night to spend at this inn. I highly recommend it! Large room (includes sitting room and bedroom) and wonderful host!
5 on September 08, 2017
This was our second experience staying at the 'Cornelius Daly Inn.' We continue to be pleasantly surprised by this grand old home and our hosts, Donna and Bob Gafford. Catherine and I would strongly recommend this bed and breakfast inn to anyone looking to stay in the Eureka, CA, area. Our suite was lovely, and the breakfast food was the best. Donna and Bob were exceptional hosts and treated us like family. In fact,we're looking forward to visiting again very soon!
5 on August 21, 2017
A fabulous exposure for our 3 girls in gracious living and hospitality, a rarity in today's world. They will always remember your home, their temporary "palace," and having a delightful tea party there. Comfortable, clean, beautiful, and amazing breakfast for all. Thank you!
4.4 on July 23, 2017
We had a very nice stay - and the host was very helpful. The house is beautifully restored, the rooms generously sized and comfortable. The negatives were the WiFi was a bit weak (at best), not enough outlets in the rooms to charge up various devices and the rooms facing H St. get a bit of street noise.
5 on June 18, 2017
The Daly Inn is very unique--a 1906 mansion--beautifully restored, comfortable with outstanding hosts. The breakfasts are excellent and tasty. Donna and Bob made us feel right at home. We felt like family, but we did not have to do any chores!!! We'll go back.
5 on June 05, 2017
Bob was a very gracious host during our stay, he is very knowledgeable about the local area and very helpful with any and all questions we had. He and his wife have done a great job restoring this home to its original luster, would definitely stay here again should our travels take us back to Eureka.
5 on July 11, 2016
We have stayed at a lot of B&B's, this was the best breakfast's we've had at a B&B! I had not noticed in the room description that there are no tv's in the room. We don't have cable and were looking forward to watching Shark Week. So we made ourselves at home in the living room downstairs with a tv.
5 on December 02, 2015
Oh, what a wonderful b&b! I was a little apprehensive at first - the neighborhood where it resides was a little dark and desolate - but the Cornelius Daly was absolutely beautiful, impeccably maintained and just oh, so charming! Bob, the innkeeper, was a bit more reserved than innkeepers I've met in my travels, but nonetheless, polite, accommodating and just lovely. The breakfast in the morning was hearty and delicious. It's a shame the Cornelius Day Inn is in Eureka - There's not much there, unfortunately (although Bob recommended a delicious restaurant - The Sea Grill - for dinner), but the Cornelius Daly Inn is a wonderful place to stop over for the night on your way to more vibrant town or city in California.
4.6 on November 23, 2015
This place really feel like you are visiting friend in their home, with the option of not having to socialize with them. Loved it!
5 on July 13, 2015
Another excellent stay. If you want a relaxing and historic B&B with fabulous breakfasts and great hospitality, but with a billiards room for evening fun, this is for you!
5 on June 06, 2015
A real great experience to find a B&B in a Victorian house that has the atmosphere and details of a century ago. We had a very good night and a great breakfast next morning. Another time we would stay two nights.
5 on May 28, 2015
I booked this at the last minute over a holiday weekend and had no expectations on what I would be getting on such late notice. The house is absolutely beautiful with the original victorian wood and gardens. The host and hostess were kind, gracious, and willing to answer any and all questions. Breakfast was delightful and elegant.
4.0 on March 20, 2015
The home is in mint condition and the "Bradbury and Bradbury" wallpaper adds a lot to it's perfection. The bed was excellent and I found the perfect pillow out of the many on the bed. I loved the deep bath tub too!. Breakfast was excellent and filling and I had enough to take home. I loved the hosts, they were a perfect combo of being there if you needed them without hovering. I highly recommend staying here.
5 on February 28, 2015
The innkeeper was friendly and thorough when we arrived. Wonderful breakfasts each morning. Beautiful home with all the touches of a loved residence.
5 on October 24, 2014
If you like lovely old Victorian houses you'll love this one. Very charming and comfortable and the breakfasts were rich and filling.
4.6 on August 17, 2014
Simply stunning interior. We were fortunate to be there when there were no other guests, so we were able to see all 5 rooms. They're all stunning. The public spaces are also charming and comfortable. We spent a bit of time in the "Games Room" playing pool. It was nice to have something to do with our teenager besides watch TV. Something for everyone at this place. I wish Eureka was more of a destination than a stop-along-the-way. One could have a lovely vacation using the Cornelius Daly Inn as a home-away-from-home.
4.6 on August 16, 2014
The building is amazing with a lot of beautiful historic details. Room was clean and bed really comfortable. Breakfast tasty and served at 8.30 sharp. After the breakfast we even got a guided tour through the building and it's history. Would return!
4.2 on August 11, 2014
Bob who runs the inn was a great host and cook. It is a great value in town compared to the hotels in the area and about a 5-10 minute walk to old town. If you want to retire from the city the inn has a game room or garden to relax and entertain. Overall it is a beautiful house with history and a great experience.
5 on August 09, 2014
We had a beautiful room- confortable and cosy. With the input of our hosts we were able to explore the local area and the Redwood Forest we were so charmed by our stay- great food at breakfast and we had wonderful meals at night in restaurants in the Historic Area- thank you !
4.8 on August 04, 2014
Excellent location in the center of the redwoods. Avenue of the Giants to the south and Redwood National Forest to the north.
5 on July 30, 2014
Gorgeous old house, impeccably clean, tidy and comfortable. Quiet comfortable room, comfy bed and linens, antique furniture everywhere. Fabulous breakfast, delightful dining companions, perfect hostess. This is what a great B & B should be. If you are anywhere near Eureka, you MUST stay here.
4.0 on July 29, 2014
We stayed in the master bedroom. It was quite spacious and well appointed . My only quibble is that the bathroom is not attached to the room. It is private but you have to leave your room to use it. It is however a good size bathroom. The breakfast was excellent. There are large common areas. One even has a large billiard table. The house itself is impressive and has a lovely outdoor area if you want to sit outside. All in all it was a great value.
4.4 on July 10, 2014
What a fun trip I had with my family. We stayed a few days at the B&B and was surprised to learn the history of the house. The owners are amazing. The food, just as amazing. I have two young kids and they loved the game room. A nice place to stay if you don't want to camp in the redwood forest north of town. I do recommend this B&B. Also a great place for small groups.
4.6 on May 31, 2014
We enjoyed the garden, the off-street parking, and the amazing quiche for breakfast. The hardware throughout the house makes the house feel like a museum. I haven't seen push button light switches since I visited my aunt's farm house in Ohio in the 60's. Apparently Restoration Hardware started out of the Victorian across the street. Be sure to ask the host about it. Speaking of which, both hosts were great. The made us feel comfortable without falling all over us. Overall a very lovely experience. Thank you!
4.4 on May 25, 2014
I've stayed here twice and had a very enjoyable experience each time. Hosts were very helpful, rooms lovely, and the food was great.
4.0 on May 22, 2014
Cornelius Daly Inn is very clean and well run. The breakfast was the best of any B&B I have vistied. Good choice if in Eureka
5 on May 21, 2014
I would highly recommend this B&B to everyone. The house was beautiful, the garden was beautiful, the service was outstanding, and the experience is one of a kind. Our family was very grateful for all the accommodations and hospitality we experiences. Eureka is a wonderful, hard-working town with a rich history and the people are all very kind. Donna and Bob's service at the Cornelius Inn exemplifies these characteristics and more. We plan to visit again in the near future. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
5 on April 21, 2014
A very lovely stay. The place is impeccably clean and the owner was very nice.
4.8 on March 11, 2014
We were greeted warmly by Donna the evening we arrived and given a tour of the house. The Garden View Suite was well decorated, but the bed was pretty firm for my personal taste. We met Bob in the morning when it was time for breakfast. The green chili and white cheddar souffle served for breakfast was outstanding.
5 on March 07, 2014
This was our 7-8th visit to the Cornelius Daly Inn. The common areas are comfortable and inviting as are the individual rooms. Our favorite is the Victorian Rose Room. It is a great place to stay--beautiful home with friendly hosts. Donna's breakfasts are NOT to be missed. My husband got in at 2:30 a.m. When I asked him if he wanted to get up for an 8:30 a.m. breakfast, he said, "YES. I'm not going to miss one of Donna's breakfasts." We will return!!!
4.8 on November 16, 2013
We were very impressed with our stay at the Daly Inn. The Home was a beautiful old mansion. The hospitality was great and the breakfasts were among the best I've had. My seven year old daughter remarked that it was one of the best places she had ever stayed.
4.0 on November 12, 2013
Everything was as advertised. That is quite an amazing home. Breakfast was outstanding and the owner was also an excellent tour guide of the house. Only disappointment was the check in time. I'm sure it was stated as 4:00 PM, but we would have preferred something a little earlier. All in all, a very pleasant experience.
4.4 on October 30, 2013
We were in the Victorian Rose Suite. It is elaborately furnished, yet completely functional. Breakfast included a variation on eggs Benedict: poached egg and sausage over polenta with fresh fruit and scones. Our host was soft spoken and quite warm. Parking behind the inn was convenient. We were a bit surprised by the amount of street noise. It certainly wasn't loud enough to wake one, but was noticeable during quite moments in the evening. My partner and I greatly enjoyed this inn and would definitely return. One quirk to the room: the light switch plates are covered with the wallpaper to match. However, the push-button switches blend in so well that it took us several minutes to find the light switch for the bedroom.
4.4 on September 11, 2013
Mother, Daughter, Mother-In-Law and Friend Get-Away. Beyond wonderful breakfast. Room was roomy and comfortable for that many ladies. Town was charming and fun.
3.0 on September 02, 2013
Inn is a lovely turn of the century home which was so much fun to stay in. Beautiful woodwork and appointments. Well worth the stay.
5 on August 14, 2013
My wife and I spent one night at this B&B on our way to visit friends in Oregon. Everything about the stay met or exceeded our expectations, especially the breakfast, which was delicious. The hosts were friendly and helpful, but what we enjoyed the most were the other guests. One young couple from Germany and a middle-aged couple from New Zealand. We talked for two hours! Our room was spacious, well maintained and clean, and the facility in general was well appointed with legitimate antiques. I'd happily stay at the Cornelius Daly Inn again.
5 on August 10, 2013
Charming B&B, kids had fun and breakfast was amazing every morning! Would stay here again if in the area and recommend to anyone.
4.8 on August 06, 2013
The stay at Cornelius Daly Inn really exeeded our expectations. We stayed there two nights. The breakfasts were fantastic!
4.2 on July 15, 2013
My wife, daughter and I stayed in the Garden View Room for one night in July 2013, we were met by Bob the Inn Keeper and he showed us around the B&B which is an interesting old home. The place is impeccably kept. My daughter slept on a roll-a-way bed in our sitting room and we had a queen bed that was very firm but comfortable. The best thing about the stay, as expected, was the exceptional breakfast and it did not disappoint. We also had a great visit with the other guests. D. Francois
5 on July 09, 2013
This was our first experience with a bed and breakfast and we were very impressed with our room and the fantastic breakfasts the two nights we were there. Our experience was so positive that we think that we will be trying more bed and breakfasts in the future.
4.4 on July 04, 2013
An excellent B&B with a helpful, friendly host serving fabulous breakfasts - much recommended
4.0 on June 02, 2013
We thoroughly enjoyed our hosts. Donna generously took the time to share the history of this amazing home with us! Her loving restorations are much of what makes this a special place!
4.6 on June 02, 2013
Comfortable rooms and great hosts. I was impressed by the fact that everything worked to perfection
5 on November 12, 2012
Truly outstanding. Breakfast was delicious- could not ask for more. Accomodations were very comfortable, convenient. Great locaiton.
5 on August 13, 2012
This is really a great place to stay! I wish we could spend there more then just one night... Family from Poland
4.4 on July 18, 2012
Me and my wife spent two nights here. It was terrific! We stayed in the Rose room. It was very nice, as was the whole house. Well kept, quiet and very comfortable. The breakfast that was served in the mornings was great and well prepared. We loved our stay here and if were ever in the area again we probably will stay here again.
3.4 on May 31, 2012
the place had a museum like quality to it. Well preserved, but not alive. perhaps it was becasue we were the only guests there or perhaps it was becasue Euraka was less than overwhelming.
4.8 on May 15, 2012
Great place to stay when visiting HSU college student daughter!
2.6 on November 28, 2011
What a disappointment that such a beautiful home had every little detail thought of except the most important thing -- the demeanor of the innkeepers. The reserve on our arrival was disappointing; but the overt coldness the next morning (particularly by the wife/breakfast chef) was something my husband and I had never encountered in a B&B. So, all in all, I would caution inn seekers to consider why they select one B&B over another. Yes, for us, the ambiance is always critical; but the nature of the inn keepers will make or break the experience. In this case, the experience was not just broken -- it was shattered -- by the unwelcoming attitude on the part of the owners, which during breakfast, extended to everyone at the otherwise elegant dining room table. So, would we recommend this B&B? Unequivocally not. What a shame.
4.0 on November 12, 2011
Our room was about what we expected, nice and clean. Everything was a bit creaky, which should be expected in a home this old. The breakfast really stood out. It was absolutely delicious and filling. I would return for the breakfast alone.
3.2 on September 30, 2011
Nice place to stay. A little noisy from traffic. Not much in eureka.
3.2 on September 12, 2011
Hotel was nice although Eureka had a run down feel about it. Probably least enjoyable stay on our road trip.
4.0 on September 09, 2011
Everything was very nice. My coworkers and I had a long work day before arriving and called to let the innkeeper know we were showing up late. He made arrangements for us to get our keys. Very easy to work with and a very nice stay.
3.8 on August 31, 2011
Rooms and furnishings were exceptional! Very clean an polished. Traffic noise from all directions a bit loud, but that's what you get in the city I guess. Lingering cooking smells were noticeable upon entry but got used to them. Gardens were very lovely too. I could picture a small wedding or other reception taking place there. Good neighborhood bistro located near by too with excellent food. Nice change from the chain hotels we've been staying at in southern CA and Napa area.
5 on August 13, 2011
We've stayed at the Cornelius Daly Inn a number of times over the past 3 years. The owners Donna & Bob Gafford are most hospitable, and Donna serves delicious breakfasts. We've never had the same breakfast twice over the past 3 years. The Victorian Rose Suite is beautiful and comfortable. The entire house has been restored to its historical period. Don't miss the Christmas ballroom on the 3rd floor. As long as we have reason to visit Eureka, California, we will return to the Cornelius Daly Inn.
5 on August 02, 2011
The Cornelius Daly Inn is a wonderful victorian home, lovingly restored with a polished finesse. excellent hosts, and the institution of sit down breakfast being served at 8:30 in the morning allows you to meet other guests on their way through Eureka. Loved The wine and cheese served in the afternoon. it is easy to reach the redwood tall tree grove from this place. Highly recommanded. Helmut & Brigitte, Vienna Austria
4.4 on July 18, 2011
Breakfast was great and the company enjoyable. The woodwork and design of the Daly Inn is preserved beautifully and was much appreciated.
5 on June 20, 2011
We love this b&b. Country setting. Clean. Gourmet food prepared by the host. And very reasonable.
3.2 on June 18, 2011
Breakfast was delicious, and they specially prepared our meals as per our dietary restrictions (one of us is vegetarian and one of us has Celiac disease and cannot consume gluten). The service was friendly and wonderful!
4.6 on June 13, 2011
Breakfast was remarkably delicious. Non-intrusive but very helpful hosts, close to beautiful outdoor activities, would stay there again in a heartbeat.
4.4 on June 05, 2011
Helpful host. Superb breakfasts. Well located. We thoroughly enjoyed our three nights here!
5 on May 05, 2011
Bob was extremely friendly and we greatly appreciate his hospitality. We would certainly come back and stay at the inn if we're in Eureka again. Thank you.
4.0 on April 20, 2011
A very comfortable, quiet, and interesting stay. The host was very hospitable but did not intrude. Breakfast was outstanding. The room was large, beautifully furnished, and comfortable. The house itself was architecturally fascinating. Lovely garden. Clay Frederick, Australia
4.0 on February 23, 2011
The Cornelius Daly Inn is a beautifully and authentically furnished home that is close to the downtown Eureka restaurants and shops. The street is mostly quiet with some light traffic noise at the typical morning rush hour time (we were out and about in the evening). The staff was attentive and considerate and very helpful with information on places to see. We went to see the Wedding Rock at Patrick's Point State Park - a wonderful excursion that we would have missed without the help from our hosts. They also gave us great tips on restaurants and served wonderful breakfasts as well. Highly recommended. Mike & Deb from SCV
4.8 on February 17, 2011
We enjoyed our two night stay at this lovely. old fashioned inn. The innkeepers were gracious and helpfull and we are so looking forward to returning in August when we attend our son's wedding in their beautiful garden.
5 on December 10, 2010
Bob was great and the hospitality was wonderful. We had the cheese souffle and it was wonderful!
3.0 on September 19, 2010
the rooms are beautiful and bristling with antiques. of course the place is clean -- jeez! our mattress (in The Guest Room) was extremely firm, if you like that sort of thing. Bob was oddly grumpy -- hopefully he was just having a bad day. breakfast service, mostly by Donna, was far more pleasant and the food was good. we got a good deal on a very elegant room.
5 on November 03, 2009
We were driving up the coast of California and we decided to stay overnight in Eureka. We spotted a quaint Victorian called Daly Inn and stopped to see if they could accommodate us – without a reservation. The Garden Suite was available and after seeing it we took it immediately. After some wine and pleasant talk we went to our room. We were met by a well decorated three room suite overlooking the garden. How quaint: a room’s name that really means something. The suite had every amenity that one would like to find in a B & B. The next morning, during a marvelous breakfast, prepared by hostess Donna Gafford and served by co-owner Bob Gafford, we discussed the availability of things to do locally. After hearing about the guided wine tour, we opted for an additional day’s stay so we could visit three local wineries. The trip was to an appellation that we’d never heard of before – Willow Creek. It is situated in The Trinity Alps. The appellation was established in 1947 but has remained untouched by the hoards. The trip was well worth the time and cost. At each winery, we were met by the owner/winemaker. Donna had packed a great lunch for us and the winemaker and his wife, which we enjoyed at the second winery. The three wineries, in order of visit were: Sentinel Winery; Winette Vineyards and Dogwood Estate Winery. All three had full offerings of varietals and blends. At Sentinel and Dogwood we bought their reds and at Winette we bought some whites. The Daly Inn is a Victorian that is over one hundred years old, but is in excellent shape. The décor is very well done and is the handy work of Donna Gafford. Donna and Bob are very gracious hosts that are very helpful with explaining the local sights and offering their knowledge of local restaurants. They also own and operate the Iris Inn across the street. We were given a tour of that operation which is also beautifully decorated.
5 on September 02, 2009
Wonderful hosts in a beautiful, beautiful home. The service & breakfasts were outstanding!
3.6 on August 18, 2009
The rooms and communal spaces are clean and nicely appointed, all keeping in the period of the home. Very comfortable. Breakfast was tasty and well-presented.
4.8 on August 18, 2009
I feel very comfortable at this B&B, the room was cozy and very well maintained. The breakfast was delicious. I am definitely coming back when I am going to be in the Eureka area. Thank you!
5 on August 18, 2009
We were delighted with our stay in this wonderful inn. Great hospitality, and immaculate beautifully furnished inn. Wonderful breakfast.
5 on July 27, 2009
Excellent service, food, hospitality -- really clean!
5 on July 27, 2009
Comfortable rooms & excellent food! will definitely recommend to everyone. Great atmosphere. Will return.
5 on July 27, 2009
Spacious and very comfortable place. Kind and accomodating host. Walking distance to historic downtown. Fantastic breakfast.
5 on July 16, 2009
The inn is like stepping back in time to enjoy the luxury of an elegant era. Everything is first class, and the wine tour is the best I have ever seen. you must do it!
5 on July 16, 2009
Bob and Donna have created a B&B experience that can't be matched in Humboldt country. And their new wine tour is fabulous! A must-do event!
5 on July 02, 2009
A beautiful colonial revival B&B with outstanding and friendly service and modern rooms.
5 on July 02, 2009
This B&B was a wonderful place to come to after a long drive. it felt like coming home, only better. Bob met our every need. The decor was charming, food excellent, and the room comfortable!
4.8 on June 18, 2009
Enjoy a stay in an elegant B&B. the breakfast is unbelievable and the hosts are gracious. Redwoods and ocean views are outstanding and nearby!
5 on April 14, 2009
The breakfasts are delicious and excellently prepared! The beds are soft and the rooms spacious! Great town, hiking and gorgeous ocean and fine restaurants too!
5 on April 14, 2009
We walked in to the front door of the Cornelius Daly Inn and were welcomed by friendly staff. The inn is elegantly decorated right down to the smallest detail. Late afternoon wine and hors d'oeuvres are a real treat. The food is delicious and the service impeccable. We definitely recommend this B&B if you are looking for a special place to stay!
4.0 on February 15, 2009
We live in the Willamette Valley of Oregon, about 6.5 hours by car from Eureka. Though we are happy with Oregon, we like to get away from time to time. The Cornelius Daly Inn, booked for a weekend in late January, 2009, turned out to be the right place for us. The website was attractive, but the main house, and the auxiliary house (a fine place in its own right) across the street, exceeded our expectations. Eureka is a good destination, with the redwoods, the rugged coastline and the finer tastes that Bay Area money can bring (quirky bookstores with unusual books, good restaurants), available in a leisurely and uncrowded setting. Our hosts, Donna and Bob, gave us attentive care without impinging on our romantic getaway - complete with a fine suite and fireplace. We would recommend the Cornelius Daly Inn to anyone who appreciates the timber-era understated elegance of the Pacific Northwest.