On our way up the coast to Oregon, Eureka made a logical stopping point from the Bay Area. We tried to use Priceline to get a good price on a room but were unsuccesful. The choice hotels 800# actually got us the cheapest room in Eureka – a surprising $65 for a forgettable motel in a forgettable town.
The drive up to the 101 to Eureka is very pretty, but Eureka itself doesn’t have much going for it – it’s not a very pretty town, and has no real character. The motel is a pretty average motel – the room was clean-ish, with parking right in front. The showerhead was too low, and the bathroom could certainly have used some more thorough cleaning.
The location wasn’t great – no restaurants were within walking distance. In addition, I overheard the checkin clerk warning another guest not to leave anything tied to your car’s roof, as there has been stuff stolen.
We ended up at Denny’s for breakfast, a 5 minute drive. However, the provided breakfast actually looked fairly good for a motel continental breakfast.
The hotel does have an indoor pool, but it’s really not much to speak of. It’s a building separate from the rest of the buildings, and kind of looks like they just threw up 4 walls and a roof around an outdoor pool so they could tick off “Indoor Pool” in the motel directory.