Cornelius Daly Inn

1125 H Street , Eureka, CA 95501 USA (Show map)


This exquisite Colonial Revival Home, built in 1905, has four wood burning fireplaces, lovely Victorian gardens, and is furnished with antiques reflecting the charm of the early 1900's. This Bed and Breakfast mansion is truly one of this areas finest examples of turn of the century elegance and should not be missed. The Inn is known for wonderful breakfasts and making guests feel at home in a quiet romantic atmosphere.



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  • Guest room4.5
  • Service4.5
  • Value4.3
  • Cleanliness4.7
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Enriching experience for our children

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!

Nice stay

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.

Great visit

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.

Beautifully Restored

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.

Trip to the Redwoods

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.

Absolutely charming!

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.

Home away from home

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!

Excellent as always

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!

Charming B&B

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.

Daly Inn

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.

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Rooms & Rates

Miss Martha's Room

This delightful room was the nursery of the Daly home. The room has opaque windows that allow light from the hall. No gas for light or heat was supplied to the nursery, and electricity was only recently added. This cheery room is furnished with French antique twin beds featuring mother-of-pearl inlay.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Beds 2 Twin

Annie Murphy's Room

Originally the master bedroom of the Daly home, this bright, sunny room has a fireplace and overlooks the Inn's Victorian garden. The French oak bedroom suite, ornamented with gold ormolu is complete with a gentlemen’s armoire and a ladies’ dressing table. Queen bed! Rates based on double occupancy. $20.00 per additional guest per night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

The Guest Room

This bedroom was reserved for visiting friends, family, and business associates of the Daly’s. The room is adjoined by a private bath with the original clawfoot bathtub. It is furnished with a turn-of-the-century English bedroom set qith Queen bed, including dresser, chest of drawers and armoire. This is a charming room with large windows overlooking the surrounding Victorian architecture.

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

Victorian Rose Suite

This beautiful, three-room suite is decorated with white wicker furniture and various black floral wall coverings and fabrics. These rooms are often used as the Bridal Suite and consist of a bedroom, sitting room, and large bath. This suite has a queen bed and a daybed with trundle and can accommodate up to 4 people. Rate is quoted for double occupancy, each additional guest up to 4 is $20.00 per guest, per night.

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

Garden View Suite

A tasteful return to the Victorian Era, this three-room suite (bedroom, sitting room and bath) is decorated with English walnut antiques and Victorian reproduction wall coverings and accessories. Queen bed and private bathroom! Rates are per double occupancy. $20.00 each additional guest per night.

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

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Location Type

Oceanview, Small town


Eureka, CA (ACV-Arcata Eureka) 20 miles

Directions to property:

From Hwy 101 - turn onto 'H'Street in Eureka. The Inn is on H Street between 11th and 12th.

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Aquarium, Beach, Casino, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, Victorian Architecture, Horse and Carriage, Harbor Cruise, Picnic area, River, Zoo

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Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

BBQ grill, Board games, CD player, Conference Rooms, Copier, DVD Player, Fax Machine, Library, Piano, TV, TV Video games, Telephone, VCR, Videos, Washer/dryer, Wedding Facilities , Victorian gardens, Billiard table

Room amenities

Alarm clock, Bath robes, Fireplace, Fridge, Hairdryer, Radio, Wi-Fi

On-site activities

Billiards, Bird watching, Boating, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Sailing, Shopping, Sight-seeing

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  • Check In:: 4:00 - 7:00 PM
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  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Suitable For Children: Yes
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Discover, Mastercard, Personal checks, Travelers checks
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Donna and Bob Gafford

Languages spoken


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  • Serving Location: Dining Room

Special meal options

Restrictive , Vegetarian

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