The City at your Doorstep!

    When you stay at Arcata Hotel, you stay in the heart of Arcata. Arcata has a very walkable downtown, and we are located right in the center. In addition to proximity to multiple theaters and other close by destinations such as the University and the Redwoods, there are numerous restaurants and locally owned shops in the area. Walk around and truly experience Arcata, because when you stay with us, you literally have the city at your doorstep!


You will have the choice of many restaurants in the area. Most of these are within two blocks of the Hotel.

Golden Harvest Cafe
Golden Harvest serves
a whole grain breakfast

3 Foods Cafe

Local Cuisiene


Fine Dining Italian


Delicious Mexican

Arcata Pizza and Deli

Pizza, Sandwiches, Open Late

Brio Cafe

Breakfast and Lunch

Big Blue Cafe

Open for Breakfast and Lunch

Chicken Katsu
from Tomo's

T's Cafe

Good Breakfast

Golden Harvest

Specializes in Whole Grain food

Hole in the Wall

Great Sandwiches


Good Food, Good Brews

Hunan Plaza

Chinese Food on the Plaza

Luke's Joint Pic
Luke's Joint gets good
customer reviews

Live From New York

Gourmet Pizza


Sandwiches and Rice Dishes

Luke's Joint

Hot and Cold Sandwiches and BBQ


Fine Italian

Plaza Grill

Grilled Steaks, Seafood, Salads

Stars Burgers
Stars has great
Burgers and Fries

Sushi Spot

Great Sushi


Delicious Burgers, Fries, and Shakes


Great Japanese, will do room service

Wildflower Cafe

Organic Cuisine, all natural

For Dessert, try Bon Boniere on the plaza, or the Frozen Yogurt place across the street from us, or the handmade ice cream at Arcata Scoop over on I street.

» In addition to these nearby restaurants there are several breweries within a short drive:

   Lost Coast Brewery and Restaurant (Eureka, about 10 mins)

   Redwood Curtain (Arcata)

   Six Rivers Brewery and Restaurant (Mckinlyville, about 10 mins)

   Mad River (Blue Lake, about 20 mins)

» Feel like a glass of wine? There are two wine bars within walking distance:

   Libation (Close by on the Plaza)

   Robert Goodman Tasting Room (Also a nice place. 10th and I st)

» And if you feel like a beer, there are several bars nearby as well. Arcata is a college town, so expect to see a college age crowd when school is in session, but any age is welcome (over 21 of course)!

Area Shopping

Each one of these locally owned stores is within a block or two of the hotel, makes for great shopping!

Minor Movie Theatre
Catch a movie at the
Minor Theatre located
2 blocks away


Northtown Books
Rookery Books
Tin Can Mailman


Bang! Bang! Vintage
Beautiful People
Belle Star
DTA (Down Town Arcata)
Global Vintage Gallery
Hot Knots
Humboldt Outfitters
Natural Soles Footwear
Pacific Paradise
Vintage Avenger


All Under Heaven (knick knacks)
Ampt Skateboarding
Arcata Artisans
Art Center (arts and Crafts) 



Jacoby's Storehouse
The Jacoby Storehouse
on the Plaza

Bubbles (Bath Supplies, candles)
Caravan of Dreams (Jewelry)
Daisy Drygoods
Eden (plants and seeds)
Essence of Humboldt (Jewelry)
Funk Shui (home decor)
Garden State/ The (gardening)
Heart Bead (Jewelry)
MeadowSweet (flowers)
Moonrise Herbs
Natural Selections (gifts,art)
Rocking Horse, The (toys)
Simply Macintosh (computers)
Yi Yang Imports


Missing Link Records
People's Records