Best Western Plus Hotel Humboldt House Inn,  Garberville

4.0/5  - based on 964 guest reviews.
701 Redwood Drive, 95542-3104, Garberville, United States - See map
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There's nothing as astonishing as the royal Redwoods in California, and guests at this Garberville hotel have a front row seat. Redwood State Parks feature the Avenue of the Giants which is an amazing display of centuries-old Mother Nature at work. This Garberville Best Western gives guests spacious, comfortable rooms nestled right against the show but with a very affordable price tag. Enjoy all of the perks of this Garberville hotel and save that vacation fund to purchase some local Vino from one of the wineries. We're the newest property within a 50 mile radius. Being close to Humboldt State Parks doesn't mean much unless you can return to a divine, quiet room to relax. Guests at this Garberville hotel are treated to plenty of luxury during their stay, like evening wine and cheese reception in Garden Room and a piping hot complimentary breakfast. Fill up on sizzling waffles and eggs, a variety of cereals and yogurt, pastries, fruits and 100% Arabica coffee before you start exploring. Plenty of guests at our Garberville hotel are in town for one of the exciting events. The Harley Run, Reggae on the River, Summer Arts Festival, and events by the Mateel are just a few of the annual shenanigans that draw in the crowds. If you're in town to partake in the festivities, why not treat yourself to the newest accommodations in town? Of course, sometimes business calls and you have to answer. Guests in town with PG&E®, the California Division of Forestry, Jerald Phelps Hospital, and CalTrans call this Garberville hotel their home away from home. Shelter Cove is only 25 miles away if business has to be taken care of in that area. Just make sure you carve out time for the Drive Thru Trees and Redwood Tree House located 20 minutes south, and the Southern Entryway to Redwood State Parks located five miles north. Reserve your deluxe room at the Best Western Plus Humboldt House Inn and pack the camera! Our pool and hot tub are unavailable due to renovations until 02/26/2018. We are sorry for the inconvenience and do have complimentary use of The Fairbridge Inn and Suites pool and hot tub for our guests if they desire.

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Best Western Plus Humboldt House Inn,Garberville
  • 2
    « Outdoor be better »

    It's an ok place if you just need an overnight sleep. It does not have a safe feeling. Exterior doors. Lots of workmen. They must have contracts with different companies. Decor is old and rooms are dark. Needs to be updated. Parking lot floods in heavy rain which is fun to walk through with luggage. On the plus side it is dog friendly

    5
    « Great Hotel! »

    I visited the property the second week of April. Up in the mountains easy off the US 101. Friendly staff and great Breakfast. Very good Fitness Room. I think they actually added to the building to make the fitness room. Pool looks great. A little chilly but the Hot Tub worked well.

    2
    « I would get to the next hotel on your list. »

    We checked in late, Everything was fine, Lady at desk was friendly.Kind of earry feeling parking in back lot, felt like we were in Alfred Hitchcock movie.Went to room, room was musty. Had problem with toilet wouldn't flush properly, They sent up expert, he plunged it a few times said it was good. It wasn't made do. Plumbing needs help in this room anyway. Good shower. drained well good pressure.

    4
    « Traveling mom »

    Nice hotel, clean and spacious. Had pool facing room nice view. Hotel is on main street. Walking distance to eateries. Breakfast was nice selection, love waffles and yogurt. Plus they had a cheese and wine tasting in the evening, wanted to go but had a 17 year old with me and didnt want to leave her on her own. Sound lovely though.

    5
    « Great hotel in Garberville »

    Stayed here while visiting the Avenue of Giants. We enjoyed the afternoon cheese and wine and the morning breakfast. Both were excellent. Nice heated pool and hot tub. Great room. Great internet. Helpful staff. Enjoyed all aspects of the stay!!

    4
    « Good experience »

    Good quality rooms, friendly staff, standard BW breakfast which is complete. I have found this brand to be consistent across the country for the most part and this experience confirmed this for me. Priced right for the quality. Limited options in Garberville, but plenty of options within 30 to 60 miles.

    5
    « One night stay »

    We slept one night with four children. They loved the swimmingpool. Even the adults in our family enjoyed a swim in the heated pool. The rooms where nice and big. We had a familyroom and it was perfect. Breakfast was nice and we loved the view from the breakfastroom too the pool.

    4
    « NIce hotel but not many dining options »

    We stayed here while we visited the Avenue of the Giants. It served it's purpose for that. There's not much to do in the local area. There's a lot of homeless people wandering around. There are hardly any dining options in this area. We drove up to Fortuna after visiting the Avenue of the Giants and at a McDonald's. Once we were back at our hotel, we bought all our meals at the small grocery store in town. This hotel serves a free breakfast. The options included bagels, waffles, danish, cereal, sausage, bacon, eggs, biscuits and gravy. If I was in the area again, I would probably stay here.

    4
    « Very Friendly Staff »

    Every person who worked here was friendly and helpful. The room was clean and updated. Much nicer than another motel we stayed in for much more. It's certainly nothing fancy , but comfortable and well maintained. It comes with a full on hot breakfast. This included waffles, scrambled eggs, biscuits and gravy and southwest omelettes . We also had a free glass of wine with cheese and crackers the night before. For the price I was pleasantly surprised.

    5
    « Great Hotel »

    Check in staff was very kind and professional. Hotel is super clean and very comfortable beds. Highly recommend. Garberville is a cute town. Easy access to The Avenue of the Giants in the Redwoods. Beautiful drive.

  • 5
    « Great stay - friendly staff »

    Enjoyed Christmas vacation here. Nice and quiet. Room was quite large and very clean. Staff was very friendly. Complimentary breakfast was above average. Very small town with limited accommodations. Will be staying here again in spring.

    4
    « Welcoming Happy Hour »

    Clean comfortable quiet rooms. Nice pool area with hot tub. Very clean weight room with TV to watch while walking on tread mill. The Happy Hour provided delicious selection of cheese & crackers and opportunity to share travel stories with other hotel guests over a complimentary glass of red or white wine. Within walking distance of several restaurants in this very small town.The staff and guests of all ages were all exceedingly friendly.

    2
    « Expected more from reading the reviews »

    We stayed one night after traveling through the Avenue of Giants. We were had read the reviews and knew there were some great and some not so great. There are not many hotels to choose from. On check-in we were not given any information on what amenities the hotel offered such as breakfast, social hour, pool, fitness room, etc. Our room was spacious bit there was an off odor in the room, as though the hotel was trying to cover up a smell. We opened the window and that didn't help. Just be aware there were also a handful of homeless people that were attempting to stay out of the rain and stayed around the hotel walkways. Unfortunately, because there are limited places to stay in town, this is little incentive to update the hotel.

    4
    « Comfy and clean »

    The hotel staff was wonderful, courteous and prompt at check-in and check-out. I appreciated the wine and cheese social as well as the well-stocked and many optioned hot breakfast items. The bed was comfortable and the room was clean.

    3
    « House keeping a disappointment. »

    Routinely forgot to re-supply the coffee condiments. Worst of all I got zero service one day. My room completely not serviced. Front desk had no house keeping staff available. She did what she could by providing me with supplies. Overall a C+

    4
    « Good stay but needs some attention »

    We have stayed here before, but could tell hotel is getting old and needs more attention. One of the beds had a large dip in mattress and should be replaced. Staff are friendly and breakfast is good. It's really the only decent hotel in Garberville to stay at in Winter. There are cabins and more rustic places that are more suitable in Summer,

    3
    « Needs Refreshing »

    We only stayed one night. The upstairs room in the back of the hotel was very was spacious. The room desperately needed some TLC. It really needs more electrical outlets to charge your devices. Also It also felt very gloomy. After reading the reviews about noise I requested a quiet room in the back building. It was very quiet, I felt as though we were the only guests in the building. Maybe they're fewer guests on Sunday nights. Good service and easy checkin. They provide a happy hour, good selection with a very cheerful and chatty staff member. My niece was going to have some cheese but she saw mold and decided to pass. The staff member noticed and quickly replaced. The morning breakfast was an array of hot and cold selections. I passed and only had a banana. I'd recommend this hotel.

    5
    « Trip »

    Vacation get away. The hotel was very clean and the personnel were terrific. We would certainly stay again. We should have used the spa and pool but didn't they looked awesome. The breakfast was very good. It was a great stay!

    5
    « Loved our stay! »

    We had a wonderful stay at the Garberville Best Western Plus and recommended it to our friends and family. The rooms were very quiet, clean and comfortable. Everything from the complementary cheese and wine tasting to the full breakfast in the morning was outstanding. Our son was even given of welcome bag with snacks, soda and bottled water when we checked in for our stay. Conveniently located from the highway, restaurants and shopping all with in walking distance, we highly recommend the Garberville CA Best Western Plus!

    4
    « Garberville has a problem »

    The hotel is fine. In fact one of the best rooms we had in a 3 week trip. BUT Garberville has a problem. It is (has been?) destroyed by the drug trade. We did not know this when we booked the hotel which is in a small American town at the end of a lovely days' drive and walks in the redwood forests. As usual we asked for recommendations for evening eating. They gave us 2 suggestions. On walking through the town it became evident that many of the inhabitants could not walk or talk. Their neurological sytem was shot. Shops were shut, the cinema looked deserted. We did eat a reasonable meal in a cafe/restaurant and sat in the window watching people go by, obviously in a very bad way. This is not the result of cannabis use, this is the other drugs and alcohol (I know this because I work in this speciality). Very sad. If there ever was tourism here it is going (online research reading the local papers confirmed this). Many employers other than cannabis growers are needed in the area along with major treatment facilities for addiction. On the day we stayed everything became quiet by about 9.30pm. However congratulations to the hotel for providing an excellent haven in a difficult spot. The garden/pool area looked very nice and breakfast was good. The town was quiet in the morning as we left. We probably won't return, I'm afraid.

  • 4
    « Best hotel for stay with dogs »

    We liked this best western for all the amenities they offer. We loved the breakfast, pool and the cheese and wine social. We would definitely go back. The staff was very friendly and my family enjoyed our stay.

    5
    « Friendly staff »

    My hotel stay was for my work. I was here for 5 nights. Every staff member I came in contact with, from the front desk to house keeping, were very friendly and helpful. I was treated as a person, not just a room number. The view of the mountain side I had from my balcony was beautiful.

    3
    « Nightmare in Garberville, CA »

    Room was O.K. Not great. Kind of dark. Decor needs updating. Good rates. We would not stay again though. The people in the next room were fighting all night long and the Sheriff came at 2:00 a.m. to settle things down. I am not happy with the environment or the town. We walked down the street to find a place for dinner and there were drunk, drugged up homeless people everywhere screaming and yelling obscenities and that just carried through at the hotel with the people in the next room. It was just horrible. I will say though that Best Western did deduct a significant amount from our bill because we were up all night listening to that horrible fighting. But still, Best Western should have had someone handle it at the time it started. We had been traveling all day and we were just exhausted and we had to listen to that all night. Just terrible.

    5
    « Loved this place!!!! »

    Only stayed one night - the room was perfect for our needs. The front desk staff was pleasant and professional. Complimentary wine, cheese, meats in the evening with a very personable host. BREAKFAST WAS AMAZING... full fare, eggs, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, hard boiled eggs, fresh fruit, yogurt, cereal, juices, waffles, it was as really impressive

    5
    « Garberville stay »

    Good place to stay when traveling in this area. The hotel has nicely appointed rooms, is clean and comfortable has a good breakfast with great service. There are a lot of young pot smokers/homeless wandering about the town which could be a problem with noise/panhandling etc. Once in my room though I felt safe and well cared for. There is a nice wine and cheese reception. Good choice when in the area.

    5
    « Business trip »

    Great motel to stay in, comfortable beds, nice layout of motel great breakfast I was surprised very good services and motel within walking distance from restaurants and market. Also bars down the street for a night cap if you like

    4
    « The Plus, is the Wine & Cheese »

    We had to get a room with 2 queen beds, so the room seemed a little small. But, it was fine. Not expensive and we got a good nights sleep. It was clean and the staff was really professional and nice. We thought we'd check out the complimentary wine and cheese thing they have in the evening in the breakfast area. I didn't expect much, but was pleasantly surprised. It was fun, everything tasted good and we met some nice fellow travelers. Oh, and it did have an elevator. Most of these older places don't. You could tell it was and "add on", but it helped a lot. I don't know how to travel light.

    5
    « Surprisingly comfortable »

    This hotel surprised me with its accommodations. I figured the room would be clean and tidy, but it was quite spacious (we had 2 queen beds) plus it had an extra sink/counter space in addition to the sink/counter next to the toilet and shower. Having a complimentary "happy hour" setup and a complimentary breakfast (with lots of choices) was an extra plus for our stay. I would definitely stay here again and recommend this hotel to anyone. We only stayed one afternoon/night but it was perfect for our quick stay.

    3
    « Quiet except for Saturday nights »

    Great place to stay until Saturday night arrives. Noisiest hotel I ever encountered. Sleepless Saturday night. I contacted the front desk but my appeal was ignored. Paper thin walls did not help at all.

    4
    « Good hotel, clean basic room, good pool area with whirlpool, hot breakfast included »

    Stayed after seeing Humboldt Redwoods. Very convenient & reasonable drive from this destination. We had a clean 2nd floor room w balcony overlooking pool. Beds were fine. There was a nice complimentary wine & cheese reception in the afternoon and a good hot breakfast the next morning w Sausage gravy & biscuits, eggs etc. One of the people working outside looked scruffy, & it appears he lives there.

  • 4
    « Very comfortable, »

    This was my first stay, and I was very happy with my choice. I had Avery nice room with a balcony. It's in the heart of Garberville, watering holes very close, good burgers and a nice restaurant within walking distance. Placed in the heart of big tree country, it is in a very good location, just about an hour south of Eureka. I would definitely stay there again.

    4
    « Good hotel in out of the was small town »

    We has a good experience here, with helpful staff, though we thought that is was rather highly prices for the place - more like city prices. Room was good with coffee maker etc. Breakfast was fine - the usual fare, served in a nice area light room.

    3
    « OK Place »

    Misleading about two room suite, the layout was not good for two couples, only had one bathroom, and the previous breakfast reviews made it sound great, which was just the typical breakfast. Happy hour was nice and the people there were great.

    5
    « Good place »

    We stayed here on a trip up the coast. It was one of 9 different places we stayed in. It had the best breakfast buffet of all. The wine and cheese reception was a particularly nice feature. Clean room. Friendly staff.

    4
    « Great room - not sound proof! »

    Hotel was beautiful - and wonderfully clean - bed was amazing. Sleep on the other hand, did not come until the establishment across the street closed at 2 am! It would have been nice to have been forewarned about the possibility of noise... or even to have been asked when we left if we had a good night. I totally understand the hotel is in no way responsible for the noise... but to have had warning ...might have helped my attitude. If you book here... be sure to ask for a room in the back of the hotel.. the rooms up closest to the street enjoy the full celebration of everything going on in the street.

    5
    « Great bed! »

    I loved the place and the bed was exceptional. I also appreciated that they had an fitness room, pool, and hot tub. The location was right on our way and the timing worked out great. I highly recommend this location.

    3
    « Went at bad time »

    There were young people hanging around the whole town and around the hotel looking for pot grooming jobs , we had a hard time even getting into the ONLY store in town We were woken up at 4 am with pot smoke coming in our room from room down below us

    3
    « Sketchy area »

    The Humbolt House is a decent place but seems to be used for many construction workers who are in the area. Several people hanging around outside after dark. We did enjoy their wine and cheese reception. If you don't need to stay in Garberville drive further!!!!!

    4
    « Well tended and well mannered »

    The people who work here are really sweet and helpful. The place is kept up nicely enough and the pool and hot-tub was clean and relaxing. A challenge I have with BW generally is that their free breakfast food is low quality -- reconstituted eggs, cheap peanut butter substitutes etc. I wish they would fix that, I might choose BW more often.

    4
    « Happy with Stay »

    Initial thought was to find next town, however it was late so we stopped. The front desk rep, was friendly and helpful, and made us feel at ease. The general area is not the best but the hotel was comfortable and clean and the service was great.

  • 5
    « coastseekers »

    Very clean, quiet and a very nice evening complimentary wine tasting with other treats. The bed was very comfortable as were the pillows. Our sole complaint was that we found the bedding to be very heavy in weight and thus too warm so ask for a lighter blanket before bedtime.

    2
    « Disappointed this time. »

    Supposed to be non smoking room. So much smoking was going on in adjacent rooms and balconies that we could not leave our sliding door open nor sit on our balcony to enjoy the promised mountain and pool views. The smoke included cigarettes and marijuana. At checkout when I complained, the girl said "people smoke these days". I was a regular at this BW, but not any more. They need to work on enforcement of the no smoking policy, and on their customer service. Also the HVAC system in our room was marginal and noisy at best.

    5
    « New Inprovement are Great at the BW Garberville »

    This is the best place to stay in Garberville, hands down. The people are great. They are constantly upgrading the facilities. The new exercise room helps you relieve the stress. The location has a nice pool, is 30 mins from the Pacific Ocean. They is lots to see in and around Garberville. Garberville has a rich history. They just need more places to eat.

    2
    « Noisy »

    We were awaken multiple times by other guests up until 5 am . When we told management we were told they were entertainers and they didn't seem to care. We were told we would get a discount but never did.

    3
    « Good hotel in Bad Neighborhood »

    The hotel is fine, staff very nice. We did have an issue because of our neighbor who smoked pot so heavily in their room it drifted into our room and set off the smoke alarm in their room. All rooms are non-smoking but our room reeked of smoke and we don't smoke. The neighbors also had a lot of traffic in and out and very noisy. There are a lot of homeless type people wandering around and thru the hotel property. If you stay here just watch your back. All rooms exit to outside, no interior halls. So homeless are coming to ice machine and lingering all around the property. We watched all this outdoor activity from our little 1st floor street front patio. I would give this hotel a higher score if it were located in a better neighborhood.

    4
    « Overnight stay »

    This was a nice place to stay one night. We had a patio & poolside room. The only issues we had were dogs wandering around without leashes, and other guests smoking marijuana off of their balconies. The front desk staff was friendly, but it seemed like they were short-handed. The outdoor pool and hot tub was nice after a long day of driving. We'd stay here again if we're in the area.

    3
    « 50th birthday bike trip! »

    We biked 1045 miles from Vancouver BC and ended in Garberville, Ca. Over 25 days were spent exploring the Pacific Northwest and its stunning coastline, rivers, forests, lakes, and breathtaking islands. We ended at the Humbolt House in Garberville expecting to ease our weary muscles in the hot waters of their jacuzzi. We were very disappointed to discover murky green water and as a result we opted to skip the soak we had been waiting for. Our Room was adequate, internet worked well, and breakfast bar offered a decent selection of breakfast foods. Overall experience was average.

    5
    « Great Spot to Stay for Visiting Avenue of the Giants »

    We had a great stay at this spot, the room was great, bed comfortable, wifi good. Staff were friendly and super helpful. The nightly wine & cheese is a nice touch and Brandon did a great job taking care of us during that event. The morning breakfast was done well and the staff was hustling to refill items , clean tables etc. I usually don't stay at Best Westerns but this experience has changed my mind about this chain!

    2
    « Skip it »

    Unless you're desperate (like we were), I'd skip this town. We got the last room because we called from a Best Western about 20 miles north that was sold out. The desk personnel was not the friendliest (see * remarks below for level of service). Although, we did not get tge lady who seemed to be from Hawaii (flower in her hair). She seemed to be welcoming to the other people. The hotel has smoking rooms. Since ours was the last room, it was smoking even though we don't smoke. Room itself was okay. It was on the basement level, so it felt like walking through a dungeon to get to the room. Add to the fact we passed a two room with babies that were crying hysterically, it felt weird. Once in the room, it was mostly quiet, large, comfy beds. Sprayed the room down with air freshener which helped a bit. You can definitely hear people above you walking around. The highlight turned out to be te breakfast room! I was going to skip it because I wanted out if the town, but the room is bright, beautiful, lots of rables overlooking the pool. It's a full breakfast. The only bad thing I could say is the attendants need to keep a closer eye on things. One garbage bin was overflowing as we left. Also, the gravy was out for a while. I watched people scrape the bottom until someone was able to find an attendant and let them know. Now the town. The town is weird. I didn't know what it was, but all of the people had a strange look to them. Turns out, it's the marijuana capital of the US. There are signs at the gas station requiring shirts and no patchouli oil. The people were dirty and zombie-like. And you'd think that there would be restaurants open past 6, but anything that was, looked sketchy. There is a nice diner in the next town north. Be aware of all of this if you want to stay here. *I have noticed that every response from management here to a negative review is basically "I'm sorry you weren't happy with your stay" and that's it. If it's that lazy/uncaring of a response, you know they're not going out of their way to make your stay better.

    4
    « Very nice stay, enjoyed the wine/cheese hour »

    Nice property in a shabby town. Great value for price paid. Room was too hot upon arrival (over 100 outside). Bedding was comfortable except having too heavy comforter/blanket for summer season. Staff were friendly and accommodating. Excellent wine/cheese hour and had the best complimentary breakfast out of 3 BW properties we stayed during our trip.

  • 5
    « Great Value For Area »

    Overall, this hotel is one of a very few in the city of Garberville, Ca. You have a choice of a few other smaller hotels, which looked to us to be a bit outdated. There is one larger hotel with nostalgic ambience in the area, however when we checked into that choice, it's a bit pricier, and most of those rooms don't have a TV, at least at the time of this writing a review. Also, another positive with Best Western, you get free breakfast included in your stay, and you can count on the rooms being tidy & clean. The staff here was great, no problems with them, they were very friendly and helpful. We also had free wine & cheese on a Saturday evening that was complimentary, which we thought was generous. If looking for a neat, clean, room and not having to spend a small fortune, this is an all around best option. Nothing fancy, just a comfortable room.

    4
    « Humboldt House Inn »

    Very pleasant motel. Unfortunately, I did not have time to use the swimming pool, but it looked nice. I could safely open the window at night to get fresh air. Beds were good. Wine and snacks at check in were pleasant. Breakfast was fairly good, except crowded seating.

    4
    « One of our favorites »

    We have stayed here for years as we are motorcycle riders and enjoy the roads around Garberville. The rooms are comfortable. They serve nice wine and cheese in the late afternoon. Breakfast is above average. Look forward to staying here again.

    1
    « Worst customer service EVER »

    The customer service at this hotel is ATROCIOUS! My husband called the 1-800 number and used his Best Western Rewards points to book a room for myself, my little sister, and my 3-year-old daughter to stay on a mini-road trip. Prior to arriving we called the hotel to confirm our reservation (it was confirmed). Upon arriving I waited in the lobby for 10 minutes while the counter attendant shamelessly flirted and whipped her hair around while checking in another customer. When it was my turn I gave her my name and told her that Best Western Headquarters had directly sent the Humboldt House Best Western a voucher for our stay, using Rewards points. She said that they had chosen not to accept the voucher since my husband was not staying at the hotel with us. I told her that Headquarters had clearly understood that my husband was not staying with us, and had allowed us to make the reservation (and were very polite and encouraging). The attendant told me that each Best Western was privately owned, and they ?strictly protected? their rewards members and use of their points. She said that I was welcome to discuss the issue with her manager, who would be returning to the hotel on Tuesday (this was a Saturday evening). In the meantime, I was welcome to stay at their hotel for the standard nightly rate of approximately $200.00. For the Best Western. In Garberville. I told her that it did not seem as though I had a choice, since I had an exhausted 3-year-old with me and I had been planning a stay in Garberville, and I had driven one hour out of my way in order to use my husband's rewards points on the room. The next morning I went back to the lobby to ask that, at the very least, they apply the night's stay to my Best Western Rewards account. The (different) attendant told me that she could not help me and suggested that I call the 1-800 number. Thank you, Humboldt House Best Western, for a completely disappointing experience. I work for the State of California and travel often for work. I will be sure and let my 10,000+ coworkers know how well I was treated at your hotel.

    3
    « This is Garberville »

    Let me put things in perspective: Garberville has a population of fewer than 1,000 people. Were it not for the fact that it is near the southern entrance to the "Avenue of the Giants" redwoods forest, Garberville probably wouldn't exist. Yes, the town has a "seedy" feel to it. You're not going to find chain restaurants and big-box stores. Having said that, this BW needs lots of TLC. The "hotel" is more like a motel. There are outside corridors, and an elevator. Our room, #309, has a balcony with small table and 2 chairs, overlooks the pool. The room is large, and clean, with a king-size bed, sofa and small table, small fridge, 2 sink bathroom (2nd sink in separate room). The staff was very helpful giving us suggestions for a place to eat and directions to the "Avenue of the Giants". At 5:30P, they serve wine, cheese, crackers; the buffet breakfast is adequate: eggs, waffles, etc. If Garberville is your starting point to see the redwoods, this BW may be your only option. Give it a try.

    2
    « Stay away!!! Super seedy and scary part of town! »

    The motel was fine. Rooms were clean, though a bit sparse. But the area was so seedy and scarey. Lots of homeless and people living out of old cars. Couldn't understand why the town had so many homeless in their 20's. Read up (after the fact). The town is famous for marajuana growing and harvesting. They hire 20 somethings to trim the marajuana leaves. Unfortunately this culture brings lots of homeless. We were scared the entire time of our car being broken into. Homeless were skateboarding in the parking lot and having a party until 2 am outside. It tainted our entire experience. Would NEVER go back. There was a marajuana store 2 doors down from the motel. Feel bad giving the hotel a bad rating based on the area, but it was so sketch. If you must stay in Humboldt, stay at the Benbow Historic Inn--and don't go into the town.

    5
    « Humboldt House Inn »

    The front end staff at check-in were great. She went out of her way to make sure we had all of the information we needed to make our stay great. She also provided information about the town and the area.

    3
    « Okay »

    This hotel was okay for the price. Hard to find a parking spot. Rooms old and dark. But comfy and clean. Breakfast was no good, coffee was good donuts were store bought and that's what I mostly ate. Toast and cereal where good too.

    1
    « Horrible Customer Service, check your credit card bill »

    Took family here to visit Redwoods. Came back to see that the hotel charged my double the rate they gave me my reservation for on booking.com without telling me anything! Had to call the hotel and the website and get into many arguments to get my money back. Booking.com said they have never seen a hotel act in such an unethical manner. If you stay here, check your credit card for what they charge you!

    3
    « Just barely ok »

    We're glad we could get a room on a busy Saturday night as it's a long stretch between Eureka and Ukiah. This little sleepy town has 3-4 local motels, but Best Western is the only national chain. This place is good for a one night stay, but the walls are paper thin and the noise was annoying. Hint, don't take room 115. It's large, but down at the bottom of the stairs and close to the pool. Pool hours are until 10pm, but on this night, the noise continued well into the late hours, maybe midnight. Luckily, the numerous pillows blocked out the noise. The room had a classic stale motel room smell, but tolerable. Breakfast is called a full breakfast, but it's really nothing special. Overall, for the price, it's very poor, but being the only national chain, they have you by the short hairs. If it were $100 less, it becomes average for the price range.

  • 5
    « The perfect getaway »

    Very nice place to stay on the perfect getaway in the Redwoods. A few attractions along the way then wine and cheese provided by the staff, so nice! Pool and spa are simply devine. Very nice and friendly staff.

    5
    « Traveling »

    We were on a motorcycle trip from Midwest to California Hwy 1 and back. Humboldt House Inn was clean, had a great staff and quite possibly the best night we spent on our two week tour. Very friendly staff. We are platinum rewards member and were treated very well.

    5
    « Redwoods and 21 miles from Shelter Cove »

    My wife and I have been staying here many summers over the past several years. We enjoy our family reunions, many of us camp and we enjoy Humboldt House! They make their breakfast and we walk to the complimentary breakfast. As seniors we get the best of both experiences.

    5
    « Best Western in The Red Woods »

    The meet and greet, the room, to the continental breakfast where all well executed !! Even had a wine and cheese tasting !! Kids loved the pool and spa amenities. The staff all provided valuable information for food and travel, my " Best " experience at a motel ever !!

    3
    « Like and old shoe ? aged but comfortable »

    An ageing (late 70s?) motel-type property that is almost assuredly the best Garberville (pop. <1000) has to offer. It has been well maintained and is a pleasant enough place to stay but its best years are past. For Garberville, it's probably very good but in the wider marketplace it would struggle to score average. The good: check in was efficient and courteous. Our guest rooms were generous, clean, comfortable and in good repair. The beds were comfortable, the linens fine and there were enough pillows to find one that suited most tastes. Most everything expected was there and it all worked as expected. The bathrooms are like a tour through a museum of twentieth century restroom architecture but all the necessities were there and they all worked fine. The included wifi worked well on all our devices. Car parking was ? a la motel ? right at the door of our rooms. Breakfast is a better-that-average BW buffet affair with paper plates and plastic cutlery taken in a pleasant and well-tended dining room overlooking the pool. The not so good: many of the guest rooms face Garberville's main street so some traffic noise is unavoidable but Highway 101 is sufficiently removed to silence most of that. We booked ?pool view? rooms to monitor the grandchildren travelling with us. The pool was assuredly visible by hanging off the edge of the balcony of the rooms but it was a long way off which largely defeated the purpose and cost. We were only there for the night so it was hardly worth a face-off. The décor and furnishings are last-century chain-hotel standard with faux-stucco walls, floral wallpaper and a patina of age. The air conditioners are from another era and given the torrid weather were overnight essentials: so were earplugs.

    4
    « nothing fancy but worth it »

    stayed here for a visit with family. very comfortable bed, friendly staff, room clean, daily wine and cheese, daily breakfast, only problem would be parking, would definitely stay here again, located right off I-101

    3
    « Road trip stop over - Humboldt and Redwoods »

    I have found that while traveling near a lot of national and state outdoor treasures, luxury accommodations are rarely available. This BW is fine and serves its purpose - a good nights sleep, a place to wash some hiking attire, and grab a quick breakfast on your way to see the Redwoods.

    5
    « Great Value »

    We stayed one evening, nice staff, overall clean and pleasant. What was great for us is the pet friendliness and the location was close to everything. We will be back and have so much more to explore in Eureka.

    5
    « Worth the money you paid for. A luxury... »

    I brought my grandchildren and daughter to stay here for a night. The rooms and the ambiance, the place is luxury. They have elevator and disabled access and pet friendly rooms. They serve free good selection of breakfasts and at 5 to 7pm they serve wine and cheese... A luxury hotel worth staying for...

    4
    « Road Bike trip »

    Everything was fine except the air conditioning kept shutting off. We think it was because of the curtains hanging over it would affect the thermostat. Breakfast was great. Pool and spa were very nice. We used the spa the most. Wish I had remembered my best western rewards card the first two nights. Overall it was a good stay.

  • 4
    « Good bed, guiet night - everything you need to get your day started »

    This location is a bit dated, however has a good coat of paint :). For me the ultimate question is did you get a good night's sleep - a comfortable bed and a quiet location. This motel had both. Also they served a very complete, full breakfast - bacon, sausage, waffles, scrambled eggs, omelette, yogurt, juice, etc, etc, etc. Very nice staff. They have a captured audience, however and the pricing here is very high for three star motel in the middle of no where.

    3
    « In Need of Customer Service Training »

    The mentioned staff needs to be trained in customer service etiquete does and don'ts. The carpets need to be changed they are filthy and black. fyi to many homeless around your property and not to many places to eat there. Everybody closes early in July??? Only bars open and a want to be Italian Restaurant with a lounge lissard.

    1
    « Don't Stay Here »

    This place was awful. Day One - Our card keys didn't work. They said you have to come and have them redone each day. We stayed 3 nights so that meant three times! Day Two - They don't replace anything that you use. This includes cups, coffee, etc. Day Three - When we checked in we had our comfirmation from the online booking at the agreed rate. The desk person used it to check us in. When we checked out, they charged us $150.00 more than the agreed rate. When we asked about it they said it changed after we checked in but before we checked out! Isn't that illegal? I demanded my refund but have not received it. I pointed out that their on line rate at the moment we are talking, was $160.00 per night not 200.00. They said the website was wrong! Please don't stay here. Criminal!

    5
    « Excellent »

    Beautiful, relaxing, elegant pool area and views. Professional, eager to please staff. Especially Helen. Excellent experience. Delicious wine and cheese bar with crackers, bread and fruit. Sumptuous breakfast spread in lovely dining area overlooking pool and mountain view. Like a retreat!

    3
    « A good place to spend a night »

    The staff was great, the room was acceptable. While the bed was comfortable it had a sheet and a heavy comforter, so you were either a little cold or way too hot. They have a rare wine and cheese reception in the evening which is nice for some and the breakfast was great.

    5
    « Great place to stay! »

    Friendly, helpful staff, great pool and hot tub, great breakfast, great rooms, great stay! Clean, we'll lit parking area, nice workout area. Hotel exterior looks great, no complaints whatsoever. My kids absolutely loved the extra large pool, hot tub, and fire pit area.

    4
    « Best in room coffee »

    This was a lovely hotel that offered many things that were very appreciated. They had a lovely wine and cheese reception for the guests. And a very nice hot breakfast in the morning. Their standard room seems to be a double queen which is very spacious. the grounds were well-kept and clean. The best part of the room though was the coffee which was very good and they supplied multiple packages along with decaf and assorted tea. Most of the rooms had a small patio balcony. Although the price is a bit higher than usual it's definitely the best choice in Garberville. Calicos is the happening place to eat and drink in walking distance.

    5
    « Good hotel »

    The service is very good. The food selection was very large and very good. The staff was very friendly and provided outstanding service. The only thing that was bad was the price seemed a little high. The location was good.

    3
    « The pics may show what once was but is no more »

    This is a MOTEL with outside entrances! It is outdated and could use some updating. We arrived late 10pm so perhaps the person who checked us in was tired but she did not greet us, did not smile, in fact didn't say anything at first. Upon entering I said we have two rooms reserved for tonight and without looking up she simply said I need to see your I.D. it wasn't angry it wasn't friendly it was just uncaring. The clientele we're mainly truckers, construction workers but not many families that I could tell. If I had been travelling alone I would not have felt safe being a woman alone in this place. Along the street of this motel we're taverns and bars with loud and noisy people who had had too much to drink.

    4
    « Very Accommodating Staff, and Gluten Free Breakfast! »

    One of the better Best Western Hotels. Nicely maintained property; very secure - card entry needed for just about everything. Staff is exceptionally accommodating. Not a lot of restaurant options in Garberville, but the motel has gluten free options for breakfast which was really appreciated by my husband. We will return.

  • 5
    « Excellent place to stay, beautiful environment and extremely friendly staff »

    Excellent place to stay, beautiful environment and extremely friendly staff. We stayed at the humbled house on a nine day vacation through California. It was definitely our favorite state of the entire trip

    2
    « Poor Front Desk Services »

    The room below ours needed repairs so our water was turned off without knowing. Front desk workers were rude and not making the situation any better. Had to use a different room to shower which delayed our day greatly. We were told we would get a 20% discount for our inconvenience but at check out, we only were given $50 off (not 20%). The rest of the employees were nice and helpful though.

    2
    « Poor check in procdure »

    We waited close to an hour for our room, even though we didn't arrive until 15 minutes before check in time. They were very disorganized. The front desk repeatedly asked the staff what the hold up was but we never got an answer. everything else about our stay was enjoyable, but the check in process was a disaster.

    5
    « Great place to stay and Dog friendly »

    This is a hidden gem and one of the best value hotels we have ever stayed at. We have stayed here on several occasions and will be back. Clean, quite, and friendly morning breakfast and afternoon wine tasting. A must if you are going to visit the Redwoods.

    4
    « Excellent location and stay »

    great stay and we were very pleased with friendliness of staff - breakfast was perfect as we headed out early for day of hiking - little bummed that the pool was filled with kids but oh well I guess - gave us a great tip to eat at Cecil's Restaurant within walking distance and the food was OUTSTANDING plus live music was fun!

    5
    « great quality inn near Avenue of the Redwoods »

    This is a very nice motel right on highway 101 in Garberville. The room was very clean and nicely decorated and sleep quality was great. Our building was three floors and had an elevator. The lobby is welcoming and the front desk staff are very cordial and efficient. Check in and check out were very easy. The breakfast area is cozy with sufficient seating. The included breakfast was, in my opinion, a cut above the breakfasts usually included in motel stays and the women in charge was very good. Wifi is complimentary and our room had microwave and refrigerator. Parking is easy. There is also a nice swimming pool. Several restaurants are within easy walking distance and I highly recommend Cecil's New Orleans Bistro. I feel that this large motel is great if you are just passing through or staying for a few nights to visit the redwoods.

    5
    « Wauw! »

    After a disappointing day of travel we were exhausted. This hotel was everything we needed! The kindest staff and perfect swimming pool. The complimentary wine and cheese was fantastic! As we were on a road trip we liked the conversation with other residents; we got some great info about where to go next. I recommend this hotel highly! Thanks for a great stay. :-)

    4
    « Humboldt County »

    A very good hotel. Staff were nice, and polite we had a quick check-in. I saw other reviews of this hotel and was a little scared to book. I'm so glad I did this place was awesome and comfortable enough to meet my standards when I'm away from home. The room was large, a flat screen tv, a sitting area, and a good comfortable bed.The wine and cheese reception was excellent! As well as the breakfast.This is a great stop when visiting the awesome redwoods!!! I will stay here again when in Humboldt county!

    5
    « Great value »

    This hotel was the perfect place this hotel was the perfect place to stay while rouring redwood forest. The rooms were clean, beds were very comfortable and the breakfast was GREAT!! It was not fancy but I would definitely stay again. Great values!!

    4
    « clean, comfortable, friendly »

    A nice accommodation in the redwoods area. Very friendly staff, and large, comfortable rooms. Nice pool area which we could access directly from our room. The welcome wine and cheese reception was a nice touch. Lots of counterspace in the bathroom which is appreciated. Rates were a little high for this type of property but they could get it because of nearby music festival and no vacancies.

  • 5
    « Great Hotel Experience »

    We always choose the Humboldt Inn in Garberville when we visit the Humboldt/Trinity County area. The hotel is always clean, and the breakfast and wine and cheese reception are fabulous. The views from the upper floors are wonderful. For the first time, we brought our dog with us, and the hotel is so incredibly dog friendly, it made our first experience vacationing with our dog so easy! They even gave him a little welcome bag, which included a sheet and some bones! The only drawback, and it has NOTHING to do with the hotel, is there are limited places to eat out in Garberville and the hours are not always conducive to vacationing families. I would TOTALLY recommend this hotel to any of my family or friends!

    5
    « Big Room, Good Features »

    We had a room with a king bed. The room was huge, with a love seat and coffee table, small dining table with two chairs, small desk with chair, dresser, refrigerator, coffee maker, small balcony outside with seating. The bathroom was a full bathroom with shower/tub, toilet, and sink with plenty of counter space. A bonus - outside the bathroom was another sink and counter. The bathroom area was designed so the second sink was NOT exposed to the sleeping area (as it is in all too many hotels). This is a great feature for couples, or family members. The shower was the best we have had in weeks. Even though our door and window both faced parking/walking areas, we weren't disturbed by noise (we did leave the fan on). We appreciated the free WiFi and the hot breakfast. We also appreciate the friendly service. Note - This is a two story building, but there is no elevator, so if your luggage is heavy, request a downstairs room.

    4
    « Great customer service »

    After along day of driving this hotel was amazing, they managed to get our family into a room without notice and provided us with a roll away. Good customer service is hard to find it was so nice that we were a priority.

    4
    « Price »

    Went to motel without reservation and found price higher that expected due to a Motorcycle run. Staff admitted that the price was raised just for the special event. Every other place in town was doing the same

    5
    « very comfortable beds »

    We really enjoyed our stay here after being in the redwoods. The beds were exceptional comfort and the room was very clean. I liked the sinks outside of the bath area. One drawback was the outside access to the room and the parking lot was hardly adequate for all the big pickups, but to be expected in a tourist area of California.

    4
    « Near Humboldt Redwoods »

    The best thing about this hotel is that it's near the Humboldt Redwoods! The rooms aren't special, but they're clean. Our room had two sinks, one inside the bathroom and one right outside the bathroom, in a dressing area. It also had lots of mirrors, which is a plus. The complimentary wine and cheese was nice, too!

    1
    « Run Don't Walk Away »

    Will never stay in this Best Western again. From the worn and dated furniture in the lobby to the noisy unkept room, this was not a fun place. Homeless drinking n the parking lot. 4am gun shots fired. Could not wait to get out in the morning.

    5
    « Nicest place in the town »

    We were traveling north from San Francisco along the coast and had not made any reservations beforehand. When we reached Garberville we looked at a few motels but decided to go to the Best Western, and we are so glad we did. Nice hotel with clean room, free breakfast and also free cheese and wine on arrival served in Green Room between 5:30 and 7:30. Marilyn, the wine server calls herself Marilyn "Merlot" and she is so sweet and funny. The wine was really excellent and there was bread and crackers to have with the many different cheeses. Our check in took time due to the fact that the Hotel Administration only pays for one receptionist to be on duty and once check in time arrived at 4 pm there was a line of people waiting. We arrived about 4:45 so we were able to watch the process for others. Even though the receptionist was alone and very busy, she was calm and patient, and answered all questions with a friendly smile, whilst apologizing to everyone for the long wait. If only hotel administrators (who only think about profits) had to actually do this kind of thing, they might spend a few more dollars on additional staff. They are lucky to have such dedicated hard-working staff who can handle this pressure. Our stay was lovely and we slept well in the very comfy beds. The receptionist helped me join the Rewards program and we intend to stay at more BWs

    4
    « This was a nice place and great for dogs »

    The rooms were nice as was the complimentary wine/cheese hour and the breakfast - all included. They have a very nice staff and good places around to walk the dog if you go out to the road in back and head left. Not a lot to recommend Garberville but the hotel was very nice.

    5
    « Enjoyed our stay! »

    Nice, clean, safe hotel. Great pool & hot tub. Felt safe at all hours. Staff is friendly & helpful. Our dog used the cute dog area. Loved our room. Had no trouble parking. Delicious breakfast with plenty of variety. We went up there to hike in the redwoods. Had fun chatting with the other hotel guests.

  • 4
    « Convenient »

    Everything you need for a fine stay close to the State Parks. The breakfast was pretty good, although you don't want to be there during the busiest crunch time. Spacious rooms, at least ours was. There is an interesting mural of the redwoods tourist area where you can take a picture.

    5
    « Great Place »

    Great place to stay. People are friendly, rooms are very clean and spacious. Breakfast was good, food hot, plenty of everything. Right in the middle of the Redwoods which is why we were there. Not a lot of choices for meals, but you won't go hungry.

    2
    « Incredibly overpriced cheap motel like experience »

    For 150$ the room they provide is vastly inferior to lower fare Holiday Inn. The room smells, terrible stench comes out of the bathroom drains at night. Tiny, cheap bathroom, all accessories are very dated.

    5
    « Hidden Jewel »

    I don't usually do surveys, however, the attention to detail, customer service and clean rooms was so outstanding that I must share with anyone traveling in the Garberville area that you can't go wrong by staying at this Best Western - it is a hidden jewel in the mountains.

    4
    « Good choice »

    The room was excellent and the breakfast was more than adequate. The only negative was that we had to wait about 20 minutes to check in. The staff was friendly and we would be happy to stay here again.

    5
    « Great experien »

    Great place. Very helpful and courteous staff. Went out of their way to make us feel at home. Rooms were nice. Pool was great. Complementary wine and cheese every night. I would strongly recommend this hotel to anyone visiting the red woods.

    5
    « Rest spot »

    My wife and I had just finished a long hike and wanted to spend the night this hotel was clean and the staff was very friendly the beds were comfortable and the pool was nice. We will stay there again in the future when where in that area.

    5
    « Very glad to have stopped and stayed here! »

    My kids and I stopped here after visiting the redwoods and are very glad we did! The hotel was excellent. They went over and above in making our stay comfortable - wine and cheese, breakfast, pool and spa and even a gift bag for our pet:) All with great customer service!

    5
    « Great amenities and very friendly staff »

    The desk clerks were so friendly and gave us water & snacks. We were so impressed to partake in the wine & cheese reception. We sat in the solarium overlooking the pool & hot tub. Room very comfortable, clean & quiet. And we were able to park close to our room. Delicious buffet breakfast with many selections.

    5
    « Not enough great things to say »

    This motel is so much nicer than you'd expect for the price. The rooms are huge, the extra sink outside the bathroom is super-convenient and it's perfectly located for a day of adventuring in the redwoods. And the breakfast options are very good. Garberville is also good for some exploring, too. The book shop and Stonery are must-visit stops.

  • 5
    « Welcoming and Lovely »

    This Inn is one of the few that has a happy hour for guests. The staff is very friendly and warm and the accommodations are great. There was no sound from adjacent rooms, or below us. It's a beautiful Inn in a beautiful part of the country.

    1
    « has been going downhill »

    PARKING LOT IS BEING PAVED, SMELLY :( Used to be a pleasant place to stop on business in the area. Staff is not very helpful and has poor attitude. They charge 10.00 to borrow a corkscrew. "Im sorry I cant make that change" seems to be their motto. I will continue up 101 in the future. Not worth the money.

    5
    « Very welcoming »

    We stayed here one night on our road trip up the coast. The service was super friendly and the place had some nice amenities. First one was when we checked in they said they were having wine and cheese in the dining area. We went to check it out and it was stocked! 3 different cubed cheeses, salami, various crackers, snack mix, Brie, baguette slices, sodas and red and white wine. Needless to say we used that as our dinner since it was a holiday and the town didn't offer much of anything else since places were closed. Rooms were good sized and clean. The staff really makes this place! The front desk staff was so welcoming and informative too, during the night something happened on 101 and the road was closed they had fliers printed up and let everyone know. Luckily we got through that part the day before and we're going in the other direction but it was nice of them to give people the heads up! Breakfast was hot and fresh with lots of choices and included for free. I used my reward points for this stay I believe it was 20,000 points.

    2
    « Won't return »

    This is a very average property and our room didn't feel particularly clean. The air freshener/cleaning products they use was particularly horrible. The real problem here was the town itself which is full of homeless folks. I have dogs to walk so I met a number of the town's homeless residents most of whom were friendly. The sketchy part mostly involved the patrons of the bar across the street. Loud music till midnight and lots of cars driving around the parking lot. We will never return and I suggest you plan your travels to avoid having to stay here.

    5
    « Lovely hotel »

    We had a family reunion in Garberville at this hotel. The staff was amazing! Helpful with the kids, Warmed up the pool for them. Let us use the community room the whole time. There seemed to always be food or wine in there available included in the price of the room.

    5
    « New staff, not as pleasant, but has potential. »

    The staff appears to be new as we visit this location every year (22 people in 6 rooms) and we usually recognize most if not all employees. The previous staff made everyone feel like a friend they hadn't seen in a while. I don't know what happened to the previous staff, but we hope the new staff develops the legacy hospitality skills of the previous staff. Perhaps there was a change of management in our absence.

    3
    « Comfortable stay »

    The room is clean & comfortable. It was unexpectedly large room. Only 2 floors so no elevator. Location is perfect..just off the freeway with small cafes in the area. Complimentary hot breakfast was provided.

    4
    « Nice hotel, neighborhood?? »

    Overall nice stay. Outside the property, the neighborhood seemed kind of sketch. When we ventured out there appeared to be bums/druggies loitering around town. Loved the proximity to Avenue of the Giants.

    1
    « I AM IN MISERY »

    This place sucks. I came here for an overnight stay as we were passing through and I was honestly scared. Right by our room drug deals were happening and I felt like it was a homeless apocalypse! When I went outdoors to get some fresh air, all I got was the fresh smell of marijuana! Ewww!

    1
    « Do not stay in this town!! »

    We stayed at the Best Western Humboldt House Inn. We had ants all over our bathroom counter and coffee machine. None of the restaurants were open and there were homeless people all over the town and people getting stoned right outside our door. I did not feel safe at all anywhere we went. I felt like the town was straight out of the Twilight Zone. Seriously, do not waste you time or money to stay in this town. It's horrible.

  • 4
    « Cozy Place with Great Breakfast! »

    Checked in very late from leaving the Redwood forest but managed to get a room with a attached bedroom to accommodate 5 travelers. Turned out to be great. The rooms was clean, equiped with coffee and tea. We awoke to Continental breakfast provided by the hotel in which there were many choices. It was well prepared, tasted great and gave us what we needed to hit the road. Hats Off to the Chef!

    4
    « Nice and clean! »

    Nice hotel, easy access from hwy 101. Breakfast was hot, fresh, and filling. Hot tub clean and nice and deep. Extra blanket in room was appreciated. Shower was hot and water pressure was great. Only a single cup coffee pot in room! Boo! Within walking distance of stores and restaurants.

    5
    « none »

    What do you want to say the hotel was OK. The parking lot was small and crowded and I drive a big pickup so parking was a bit of a problem and the elevator had a very strong cigarette odor. The evening wine and cheese was pleasant addition that was not available in other hotels.

    3
    « If you are sensitive to smell don't stay here »

    This was generally a decent place to stay. Staff were nice, offered wine and cheese, adequate breakfast BUT the room smelled terrible. They use some kind of disgusting overpowering chemical deodorizer that never went away despite wide open patio door all night. The smell was so bad that it kept me awake. We travel a lot and this was by far the worst situation like this we've encountered. What are they trying to hide? What could be worse smelling than this?

    1
    « Never again »

    I always stay at BW, But this one was really bad. First check in took way to long. And the noise on the property ALL NIGHT LONG !!! made it impossible to get any sleep. Heater was not working properly. For the rate we paid I was really disappointed.

    2
    « good, bad, ugly »

    Cement in stairwell filthy. Blood? Fingernail polish? On the sheet. Called about broken toilet but they did not fix it. Loud parking lot and people made sleep difficult. Great breakfast. Love the area.

    5
    « The most Friendly and fun staff! Xinhthi is THE BEST! »

    My husband, son and I spent Christmas here at the Best Western in Garberville. It was a last minute reservation as we were just traveling around NorCal and staying wherever we ended up in the evenings. Everything was great from the moment we checked in to the day we left. We were amazed at the dedication of the staff especially given that it was Christmas. Wine and Cheese hour was Fab! Such friendly ladies giving up their time to serve travelers. What a blessing! Great wine, cheese and conversation. We couldn't have asked for more. Special props to the lovely Xinhthi! She spent her Christmas serving ham, potatoes,veges, etc to all who showed. A free meal at that! I can't say enough wonderful things about her. What a sweetheart. The room was more than enough, with a nice little balcony to sit and stargaze. We had a wonderful breakfast every morning before heading out for an exhilarating hike, coming "home" to that wonderful wine and cheese hour(s). Although we traveled through San Fran, Monterey and Big Sur, my best memories of our trip was the BW in Garberville without a doubt. My only regret is not writing this review sooner. As Christmas approaches us again this year, I yearn to return. Maybe we will?

    2
    « over charge »

    No wine and cheese greeting as they state! check in time at 4 pm but told me my room would not be ready until at least 5 pm and then they offered me a much lower price room that would be ready in 30 minutes but did not adjust the price accordingly. I never saw the wine and cheese greeting and never saw the breakfast room as well.....they lied about all of that!

    5
    « Really Wonderful Customer Service »

    The woman that checked us into our room was absolutely awesome. She provided us with a great bag of "goodies" for our dog that was staying with us and she had the "wine and cheese" room opened for us and another set of guests, even though it was way past the posted hours. Breakfast the next morning was great too. I will definitely be staying more nights at the Best Western.

    4
    « GOOD CHOICE IN A SMALL VILLAGE »

    Located at the southern entrance to Humboldt Redwoods state park and the Avenue of the giants. Old but well maintained with a large room and decent bathroom. Bed was on the soft side but acceptable. Parking is outside the room,. Standard buffet breakfast included. Pool available. Staff were friendly and helpful. Recommend, Hope this helps.

  • 4
    « One night stop-over »

    Spent one night here on our way up through the Redwoods and on to Oregon. The hotel property its self is nothing special but I have to say, they were fantastic. Very friendly and helpful at check in. The town itself was a bit querky. We pulled into town about dinner time and as soon as we got into town we notice a large population of folks that appeared to be transient. I remembered others mentioning it but still caught me a bit off-guard. Dining in town was the biggest trick. Everything was closed including the restaurant behind the hotel. We opted for a trip to the grocery store and ate in our room. Breakfast was decent, hot and a few options than the standard included breakfast fare. Dining room has a nice view of pool Where these guys won us over was when about 30 minutes after leaving I realized that I had forgotten my apple watch in the room. I figured there was a good chance that it was a goner, but no...housekeeping found it and turned it in immediately. Super impressed, and very thankful:) I doubt we will ever find ourselves back in the area but was very impressed with the honesty of the staff. Thanks!

    5
    « Favorite Family Hotel on 101 »

    We stayed in one of the family suites! Absolutely great place to stay with a family. Fantastic Pool - Amazing Breakfast - Super Friendly Staff and very spacious rooms for a rambunctious family! Great access to downtown Garberville as well. Very cool huge map of the Avenue of the Giants!

    5
    « Best Western in Garberville »

    Nicest hotel in the Garberville-Redway area. Luxurious bedding and towels, good room set up, two sink areas for bathroom, excellent when travelling with two. Staff is warm and friendly. Hotel has a couple of nice perks, wine and cheese hour - good. Didn't use the comp breakfast feature.

    5
    « Great hotel & staff »

    The staff were very accommodating given the high demand for hotel rooms after the closure of hwy 101 due to an oil tanker spill. Staff handled the overwhelming demand very well. We'd recommend this hotel based on great staff service.

    5
    « Great stop on the Redwood trail »

    Great location for anyone following the Redwood Forests up or down the coast. Right on Rt. 101 and convenient to everything. Small town with amenities available. Easy on and off and centrally located in the middle of town.

    3
    « ok »

    Good room, comfortable location, nice breakfast and the staff is very nice and helpful. On the bad side- there is a fire station nearby and the night we stayed there, a siren started working at 4 o'clock in the morning- it woke up everyone up to 3 miles away

    5
    « As expected »

    This was our second visit and it was as great as our last one. We stayed On the first floor this time. The room was very clean and everything worked well. The bed slept great after a 8.5 hour drive and the noise level was quiet, no interruption at all in our sleep. In the morning the breakfast was great, the food was hot and the cereal and breads fresh. Will definitely go back again

    5
    « Not just another room, but a destination »

    This motel experience is more than just a place to spend the night on your way - it is worthy of being your destination for a relaxing, enjoyable, restful stay for many days & nights! Hang out in the quiet, clean ample rooms & visit the local sites in this northern California town near some of the oldest & largest trees in the world.

    5
    « Redwoods »

    It was very nice, we stayed 2 nights. The pool area was hard to get to and cloudy, but it was October. They have a lovely wine and cheese hour actually 2 hours. Marilyn the hostess was soon kind. Right next door is a pizza joint eat in or take out, it was good, no driving. Pet area was clean, not very big but enough to do their business, artificial grass which is washed off. Breakfast provided same as the others. Very nice helpful personnel. Stayed 2 nights to enjoy redwoods. Would recommend. Cost was a bit high, but we felt best value.

    3
    « Very average, they need some compitition »

    Check in time was 4:00pm but could not get a room till shortly after 5:30pm. There were other couples that had been waiting for rooms for a couple of hours, The front desk staff that came in late afternoon went into overload mode. The wine and cheese area was nice and took some of the edge off while waiting for the room. The rooms were comfortable a quiet, but need to be updated. The rooms are probably on the lower part of the scale for a Best Western and the internet was a little slow. The breakfast there was good and very acceptable, and probably above average for a BW.

  • 3
    « Nice, friendly, clean hotel »

    2 dogs 2 humans driving up to the Redwoods. We found the staff to be super nice. The rooms are clean, a good size. No grass for the dogs to do their business. They do have a fake grass area. They offered a wine and cheese in the evenings. Garberville is not a metropolis so it was sleep and get out.

    4
    « OK Room & Decent Breakfast »

    Not bad but a little more than you'd expect for what you get. Being in the mountains lots of shiftless hippie style folks about between potheads and rock climbers. Stay away from the pizza joint behind the hotel as the stoner waitress will mess up your order and it is not good anyway.

    4
    « On the road, service is everything »

    On the road, service is everything. Every staff member was polite and helpful. Rooms are dated but clean. The daily Wine & Cheese (FOC) welcome was a terrific chance to learn more about the area. Prices are reasonable; proximity to the redwoods (Avenue of the Giants) a plus. Pick a room looking out to trees (not to the parking lot).

    4
    « NOT CHEAP BUT WORTH IT »

    The plug-ins for computer charging are loose. The house-keeping staff was so VERY kind in seeing I needed help with my bags, and pitched right in...she refused a "tip" but I figured it was because there would be an envelope in my room for this purpose. PLEASE REMEMBER THEM! BW: Do this; we're all in this together. af

    2
    « Severly lacking in customer care »

    Have stayed here prior to this recent trip, and will NOT do so again after this latest venture. As I travel most weeks of the year, I understand 'things happen' and not all days are best for any property, but when you have issues such as 'odor of smoke complaints' followed by 'ant infestation in the bathroom', you should as the proprietor take immediate action to resolve with as 'friendly, caring and understanding approach as possible'. This always would buy my sense of appreciation that they are doing what they can to remedy, vs being disenfranchised and uninterested. 'An ounce of sweetness....' produces much better results in customer care.

    5
    « Good Nights Sleep »

    The beds were soooo comfortable. Clean rooms. Wonderful and friendly staff. The wine and cheese sampling in the evening was terrific. And the breakfast was very good also. I would certainly recommend.

    2
    « Loud and expensive »

    Room was dirty (wet carpet) and the area is very noisy, including certain guests. Some of the workers had the Diesel Pickup trucks running for ours in the early morning hours. I wonder how the price is related in any way to the facility...

    2
    « Disappointed »

    We stayed here about 3 years ago and decided to stay again. Unfortunately, our stay wasn't as enjoyable before. Quality service was lacking at the front desk and at the breakfast room. The influx of transients has increased around the area of the hotel making it intimidating to walk around, especially at night. Lastly, housekeeping left our door unlocked after they cleaned, that when we came back from being gone all day, our door was wide open, putting our room and belongings at risk of being burglarized. I filed a written complaint, but never heard back. Unfortunately, we're not coming back.

    4
    « Convenient, comfortable stop-over »

    We stayed here one night on our way back from hiking in the Redwoods. The room was lovely and clean. We appreciated the welcoming happy hour as well as the breakfast. This was a nice stop-over inn for a road trip. It seemed a little pricey for the town, but likely because there were not many hotels in the area.

    5
    « My stay at the humboldt House Best Western »

    The comfortable bed, the clean pool and jacuzzi and the wine and cheese hour in the garden room all were added and pleasant additions to an already lovely room and my stay at the Humboldt House Best Western was better than many of the hotel I have visited in the past years and I would urge all folks to spend a weekend here with these lovely people.

  • 4
    « Very Comfortable »

    A great hotel near the Avenue of the Giants scenic drive. Our room was very big, especially the dressing area, and very clean. Wifi was easy to connect and no problems with it during our stay. As we were from overseas travelling with our phones and a iPad, (only had one adaptor) it would be good if the rooms had USB connections so we could recharge these at the same time. We thoroughly enjoyed the late afternoon complimentary wine and cheese provided in the dining hall. This is a great idea allowing other patrons to meet and talk and to wine down.

    5
    « Rest in the Redwoods »

    This hotel is a great stop between Oregon and the Bay area. Lobby and guest rooms are tastefully appointed. Guest rooms have a refrigerator and coffee maker. Hotel grounds and pool area are nicely landscaped and we could enjoy them from our patio. There is an evening wine and cheese reception in a bright room overlooking the pool and grounds. Wide variety of cheese offered as well as snack mix. A friendly hostess welcomed all to the reception. Breakfast offerings were more than adequate and were tasty.

    4
    « Great, but. »

    Everything was great EXCEPT internet. Good rooms and amenities. Breakfast was best we've had in a long time at a motel. Patio door falling out of track. Absolute worst internet system I can remember. Hard to get on, VERY slow, kept dropping out. Had to give up trying to forward stuff.

    5
    « A Nostalgic Repeat Visit »

    I had stayed here several years ago and was looking forward to returning. I was not disappointed. The staff was excellent and set the tone for an enjoyable stay. Visiting the entire area of the northern Redwoods is an awesome experience worth repeating, and Garberville is such an integral part of it. I would stay here again at the Best Western if I ever come back through.

    1
    « Awful Customer Service »

    The front desk service at this hotel is awful. The woman on duty this evening was unable to provide any useful assistance and was terribly unprofessional, refusing to share her name when it became clear that I was unhappy with the service I'd received. I'm not sure when it became acceptable to refuse to provide a name when you're in a customer service setting, except when you're quite positive that you'll be receiving an upset report to your manager.

    2
    « Best Western Humboldt County »

    I planned to take my mother, age 80, for a nice weekend trip to the Humboldt Redwood Forest. After reviewing the Best Western in Garberville, both reading the reviews and looking at the picture I decided this would be a nice place to stay. The $200.00/night stay seemed reasonable. However, after driving up to the front of the hotel (I was reminded of the Motel 6), I was immediately disappointed and wanted to cancel my reservation and drive the 4 hours back home (it was a holiday weekend and all other hotels were booked)

    4
    « Great hotel in the Redwoods »

    We stopped in Garberville while heading to Oregon during the Labor day weekend. The front desk was friendly and helpful recommending a place for dinner. Our room was on the first floor but I didn't hear any noise from over head which is nice. The room had a small patio but also had a gate that led to the pool. The pool area was very nice, it really nice to drink my morning coffee & enjoy the weather in the morning sun. The room was nice average size for a motel of this age. There was a small frig & single serv coffee maker. My wife really enjoyed the soap and shampoo they provided. The breakfast was average nothing special. Overall I would recommend staying here.

    5
    « Best Best Western »

    I've stayed at many Best Western locations around the states and this is certainly the best one. The room was huge and clean, the pool was heated with clean towels, the breakfast was awesome. I don't have anything bad to say about this place other than the town itself was full of some...interesting characters. Unfortunately we arrived later in the evening and missed the wine reception. Most everything in the town was closed as well so finding dinner was a challenge but the general store provided ample options.

    4
    « My stay »

    Everything was very good. the parking was cramped. Very near Hollywood which was our goal. Employees were very nice. I thought the price was high. but the location was perfect for what we wanted. Universal studios is 10 mins away, Hollywood strip was 4 blocks away.

    2
    « motel not hotel »

    Good for one night stay to see the Redwoods if everything else is booked, but that's it. Food was okay, pool was not heated, lots of overturn and not a lot of families. I think there are homeless people living there. Lots of transients. Did not feel safe. Staff was nice enough and rooms were clean enough. I would recommend another place if you can afford it, though it is still overpriced. Plus is that it's very close to Avenue of The Giants.

  • 5
    « Good experience »

    The cheese and wine were a nice addition. There were also crackers, some snack mix and soft drinks. The room was fine but the AC was loud and hard to control. Breakfast was good with many options. The waffle maker needed some spray so it wouldn't stick - but I don't know if it was taken care of. For one night it was good.

    2
    « Could use some love. »

    We just got through a 6 day road trips where we spent the night in 5 different Best Western Plus locations, so we've acquired a discerning taste. :) This was the least nice of all locations, the property is overdue for a remodel. The rooms felt old/tired and the jacuzzi was downright gross, with visible grey color to the bubbles and in the daylight it looked muddy. :( On the positive side, the breakfast had hot options which was nice. And they had a laundry facility which was a godsend after my 5 year old puked all over the car seat earlier that day. The staff let us keep it open late in order to get things situated.

    2
    « Overpriced, poor service, and dirty »

    When I checked in they gave me a smoking room, but didn't say anything about it. When I said it smelled like people had been smoking in there they said they would put a note in my account so I wouldn't get charged. The smell was so pervasive that I didn't sleep well and was so congested in the night and morning. The bathroom sinks were dirty with hair from previous occupants (some longer hair, and lots of beard hair). My shower at night was cold (the next morning it was nice and warm). When I had gone after checking in to tell the front desk about the smoke they offered air freshener. I went with a more expensive option of hotel because I thought it would be nicer, but wish I would have gone with the cheaper option. When I checked out and they asked how my stay was I told the front desk, but she blamed it on Expedia where I booked through (I checked and it said non-smoking). Two opportunities to take care of me, and neither one chose to do so. They do have a continental breakfast with a lot of offerings.

    4
    « An okay hotel »

    I am a top contributor on Trip Advisor, as I have said in several reviews I really wish TA would add half ratings to their reviews. I would give this hotel 3 1/2 stars if I could. I gave it a 4 because I didn't think it would be a fair review to drop it down to a 3. My top reason for my scoring is because this hotel is highly overpriced!! I paid nearly $200.00. Now, I normally would be okay with this if the hotel was located in a nice, bigger town/city and if it truly met the Best Western Plus standards. A BW Plus should always have bottled water in the rooms. It should also have a microwave. This one did not. Also the town is very sketchy and super small. They are a couple of gas stations and a few restaurants, but most close early. A BW in this town did not warrant a high price. I have stayed at BW Plus in small towns before and rooms typically range from $100 -$150.00 The room was clean, not exceptionally clean, but clean. There was a sink located outside of the bathroom as well as inside which is a "Plus" feature that I like. It had a nice pool area. The staff were friendly. The best feature of the hotel was the wine and cheese hour. I chose to stay at this hotel because we were on a rode trip though Northern CA with our main focus being Ave Of The Giants. This hotel is located just one city away from the entrance to Ave of The Giants. I also like Best Westerns a lot so thought it was a great choice. Considering what I paid I probably would have chosen another location possibly in the next town. We drove by small hotels that looked pretty nice. Although we did not go inside so cannot comment how they were inside in comparison. In Garberville there are not a lot of choices. I would say with outside appearance this hotel is the best choice in Garberville. Keep on Traveling!

    4
    « Best Plus »

    Garberville is a small town with not much to offer. So this hotel is a nice stop over to rest before traveling on. It is nice and close to the Avenue of the Giants which is why we choose to stay here. The pool is nice as is the wine / cheese evenings and I will add breakfast is nice too. I feel this earns the Plus after its name. The hotel in the summer is packed and I guess that is reason for higher prices. Being inland it is hot so don't expect the coastal breeze. Staff is professional at front desk too.

    3
    « Overpriced Boondocks Comfort »

    Wonderful motel for physical features and room comfort. Inferior HVAC for price of room. Competent but not friendly/not unfriendly staff. Seriously overpriced because nothing comparable within 50 miles.

    4
    « Great hotel in the Redwood area »

    We stayed here for one night whilst travelling down the coast after seeing the Redwoods. Friendly staff, comfortable room and good breakfast. The kids enjoyed the pool. Garberville isn't that nice but that doesn't matter for a stop over. Had some nice pasta as a take-out from the Italian restaurant down the road. One thing was that the laundry room (which was very much appreciated - a nice plus) could have done with a clean. Would recommend.

    3
    « Hotel was fine - experience was terrible »

    Hotel was clean and comfortable. It was very busy the night we stayed. First bad experience was the homeless people walking around hotel parking lot asking for rides and hand outs. Our hotel room said we had a view but all I could really see was the trees and pool. No mountains! Pool area seemed clean but was out of pool towels by 4pm. Our second bad experience. A family was smoking marijuana in the pool area. For a smoke free hotel and a public area this shouldn't be allowed. I had a hard time falling asleep because of the area the hotel was in. Doors were slamming still after midnight and kept hearing water running. Third bad experience was getting woken up at 4:30 am to a homeless person pulling the fire alarm. Shortly after that we looked out our patio to see this homeless person jump the pool fence and was walking around naked. Called the font desk to tell them, they checked it out and told the guy to leave. After hotel personal left the homeless guy, he was talking/ singing/ jumping into pool and hot tub/ throwing towels, trash and chairs into the pool. Called front desk again to tell them what he was doing-seemed like they didn't care but did say the cops were called. But the cops come from Eureka about 100 miles away. Not sure if cops came. After 45 mins of watching this guy make a mess of the pool area and walking around naked he finally jumped back over the fence and left the pool area. We took our showers, packed up and ate some breakfast. Breakfast area was so busy the hotel staff couldn't keep up with refilling things. I couldn't wait to check out and get out of there. (If coming from the city I would suggest leaving early go through the Avenue of Giants and stay in Eureka.)

    3
    « Nice enough... »

    The hotel was fine but would not return to Garberville to stay. The hotel was older than we are used to and the rooms have not been updated in awhile. The only plus of this pass through town is a restaurant down the street called Cecils...nice surprise!

    4
    « The Only Nice Affordable Place in Town »

    There just really aren't many good lodging options in the Garberville/Redway area unless you go completely deluxe (and pricey) and stay at the Benbow Inn. The Best Western is nice, clean, and has a good staff. They have complimentary wine in the afternoon and a pretty good free breakfast. It's an easy walk to Calico Cafe or Cecil's for dinner. It's what you expect from a well run Best Western.

  • 4
    « Quick stop over on our way to Sonoma/Napa wine country. »

    Nice location close to the cute little town. They have a limo service to from town which is a nice added value. Our stay was only one night so we did not get to enjoy the pool or hot tub but they looked nice. We did get up and have the complimentary continental breakfast in the morning before continuing our drive south. The breakfast was okay with enough items to choose from to fill your tummy. Nothing extra special but satisfying. At dinner time we did walk over to the recommended restaurant (not owned by the property) which was next door. We choose not to eat there since it was very old diner looking which is not what we were wanting. Our choice was the local brew pub, Lost Coast Brew Pub. Typical brew pub offerings which were good and the beer was tasty too. Our hotel room was okay for a one night stay. It was very noisy all night and early morning since it is on a very busy street with semi trucks. I wasn't expecting anything luxurious since we just need an inexpensive place to rest our heads for only one night and this was sufficient. Plus it was an easy in and out location for our travels.

    5
    « Great experience at Humbolt »

    Our family traveled from San Fransisco to Humbolt House to meet our son. We needed a room for 3 adults and 2 children and this hotel was very comfortable and accomodating for an excellent price. The evening reception was such a pleasant treat after a few hours in the car and the breakfast was all very good and fresh. We would definitely stay here again.

    4
    « Family stay at Best Western PLUS Humboldt House Inn »

    We stayed in a suite at Best Western PLUS Humboldt House Inn and were not disappointed. The suite had three queen beds, two in the main room and a third in the additional room - perfect when travelling with your older parents.

    4
    « No too Bad »

    This was a good hotel in a great location. A very short drive to the valley of the giants at Humboldt. Staff was great and very accommodating. A very eclectic group of patrons (hippies dancing in the parking lot) and a very laid back town. Breakfast was the norm but the staff had everything well stocked. I liked it. Nice.

    5
    « Great place »

    We have stayed at the Humboldt House Inn for years when traveling to or through Garberville. Best value in the area. The adults enjoy the wine and cheese each evening while the kids enjoy the pool. The complimentary breakfast may just be the best I have ever received at any of the places we have stayed .

    5
    « Quality hotel in a small town »

    This hotel is first class in every way. Unusual to find such excellent accomadations in such a small town. I would definitely stay there again and would recommend it to other travelers. The breakfast room overlooked the pool and was very enjoyable.

    4
    « Great Motel! »

    This motel doesn't look like much from the outside but the room was great! Very new looking and comfortable! Breakfast had the standard Best Western fare and a few extras like sausage and gravy over biscuits! Very close to Avenue of the Giants in Humbolt State Park. Garbarville is a cute quaint town!

    4
    « Best Breakfast around »

    This place had a clean room with good beds and a balcony. The breakfast has so many chooses to pick from and all the food was great. We got there right around 10PM from a long day of hiking and driving. The employee was helpful but the parking was a little short due to construction workers taking more than 4 parking spots for one truck and trailer, but overall I would recommend this hotel.

    2
    « Only one available »

    Online appeared to be nicest available hotel. Strong chemical smell in room. Nicely decorated. Breakfast so so. But it was a Best Western so my expectations shouldn't be high. Staff very nice. Bed comfortable. Bathroom clean good shower.

    5
    « Great stay »

    Staff very courteous. The woman that checked us in offered to call housekeeping to see if our room could be prepared quickly. I really appreciated this as it was a hot day. The room was clean and comfortable with everything we needed.

  • 4
    « good experience »

    nice room, good breakfast-I would have liked more fresh fruits like cut up melons/berries, overall good experience, there were no problems at this motel. We stayed at several other Best Westerns on a recent trip which were not nice. This one was okay. The staff were nice and the room was clean.

    4
    « lovely premises »

    this is a lovely hotel, nestled in a quaint little town. easy on and easy off highway 101. room was perfect, as was the bed, shower, decor, amenities. friendliness of staff was quite lacking during check in and check out process, and on the premises.

    5
    « A great place to relax after a lot of activities. »

    When we were checked in I asked for a ground floor room ant they were very quick to accommodate. They also invited me to a wine and cheese party off the lobby to meet other guests. I asked for recommendations on a restaurant that would be part of the local flavor of the community but with excellent food and service. They hit the ball out of the park. The room was very spacious and clean. In the morning we had a quick breakfast at were given a list of Attractions we might be interested in. That was a real touch.

    3
    « Hotel okay. Garberville sketchy. »

    If I travelled along 101 again, I would skip Garberville. We arrived at 7 and could find nowhere open for dinner. We ended up at the gas station and the little supermarket. There were lots of sketchy people milling about. There were many empty store fronts/restaurants. There was a place where you can get an espresso and a massage. There was a hemp connection store. It was not my kind of town, not family friendly or trendy. Run down. If you do stay, the Best Western is okay. The other people at the hotel were also travelers and families. The room was clean. The beds were okay. The continental breakfast had some choices, but was bland. The front desk employees were very nice. I felt safe in the hotel, but I thought the town was gross.

    4
    « Nice place to stay in Garberville »

    I was pleasantly surprised at how nice this hotel was. It looked like it had undergone a remodel fairly recently, everything in the lobby and our room looked pretty new. The room was comfortable and reasonably quiet. Breakfast was good, fresh waffles, pre-made omelettes, yogurt, cereal, coffee, juice, etc. The desk staff was ok, not overly enthusiastic, but got us checked in and out just fine. My only real gripe is that there are not very many dinner choices in Garberville. There only seemed to be two bars and a cafe open in the evening. Since we were traveling with a child, that limited our options to the cafe.

    5
    « Terrific stay! »

    This hotel has everything you could want: comfortable bed, hot tub, swimming pool, free full breakfast, and it's clean and quiet. Everything was updated and the personnel were friendly. Ask for a quiet room away from traffic noise. This place was perfect for exploring the nearby redwoods. Would stay again!

    5
    « Happy find last minute »

    This was a great hotel find, and a bargain at the price!! It was very clean, convenient and the staff was all very friendly. I am so happy we found it last minute during our trip. We used hotels.com and booked it on the road, and I'm glad we did because they'd filled up by the time we got there.

    3
    « Decent hotel »

    Looks like it was remodeled. Decent room, nice evening wine and cheese receiption, nice hot breakfast. Hotel has pool and hot tub and close to the redwoods. Staff was very friendly and helpful. Area was ok, loud motorbike and some guests were loud, which was not the fault of the hotel. Hot water in shower was installed backwards, so the hot dial was cold water and vice versa. Good value for the money.

    4
    « Good choice »

    Very nice motel in the little town of Garberville, near the redwood parks of northern California. Excellent, helpful staff, very clean and a pleasant breakfast room highlight this motel. We were on a bike tour and appreciated the helpfulness of the entire staff.

    3
    « Decent place for an overnight stay »

    We stayed here as an overnight stop on our journey to view the Giant Redwoods. The staff upon check in was awesome. The woman who checked us in was so helpful. I do not remember her name but I do know it began with an X. She showed us how to find our room and gave us great recommendations for dinner. She was a highlight of our stay actually. The room itself was clean and quite. The complimentary breakfast was pretty good. I usually don't expect much from these but was pleased with what they offered. They had a nice selection and the area was kept clean and neat. There was plenty of seating as well. The town is cute and convenient and made this one night stop a pleasant addition to our trip. It isn't fancy but it is clean and affordable. They do have a pool and hot tub that looked great but we didn't have the time to check it out.

  • 5
    « Best place to stay for seeing the Redwoods!!! »

    this is really the only big chain hotel option in the areas of the redwoods (Humboldt County, CA). Very nice rooms, delightful and helpful staff, pool and on site laundry facilities, it has it ALL. I'll be back for sure.

    5
    « Great staff. »

    Our second stay and I will be back. The entire staff were very helpful, hotel was clean and comfortable with reasonable rates. Pool and hot tub were open during our visit and were well kept.They serve nice breakfast in morning with wine tasting and cheese in the evening. Well done!

    5
    « Best place to stay in Garberville »

    When we visit family in Garberville, we never have to decide where to stay. It is always the Humboldt House Inn. The rooms are clean and comfortable and the staff is helpful and friendly. The breakfast is great because we are usually on the road shortly after breakfast. There is plenty to choose from and nobody should go away hungry. This time we got in early enough for the cheese and wine reception between 5:30 and 7:30pm. The staff are great and my Sister likes to use the computer in the lobby, while I use my laptop in the room. All the members in our party loved staying there and we are planning another trip for the Fall and plan to stay at BW Humboldt House again!

    5
    « Great experiance »

    There was three males in my group all brothers and we needed two queen beds minimum, this hotel had a room with three queen beds. It was very nice that we could all have a separate bed without having to get two rooms.

    3
    « It's fine »

    The pluses: complementary wine and cheese in the early evening. The breakfast buffet with seating overlooking the pool. Caring, friendly attendants in these venues. The attendant at the wine and cheese even suggested a tray with good it's to bring to my husband watching a basketball game in our room. The puzzling: why did it take a full minute for the receptionist to look up from her computer and acknowledge us? True, she was "finishing up" some work, but a nod and a smile go a long way in making someone feel welcome. Maybe some customer service training is in order. Then she gave us her "favorite room". It did have a balcony that overlooked a mountain (more like a hill) BEYOND the immediate parking lot and busy highway! Thankfully, remarkably, it was quiet, but there were (by appearance) more sheltered rooms and parking off the busy highway. Also, the ice machine looked downright nasty! A+ service from wine and cheese and breakfast attendants. D from the receptionist = an average rating. Too bad. Breakfast offered egg one lets in addition to the usual waffles, sausage, muffins, etc

    4
    « A great stopover! »

    A very comfortable place to stay in Garberville. They offer a wine and cheese happy hour and a decent breakfast in the morning. The buildings are a bit older and show it a little, but the rooms were updated, clean and comfortable. We received an excellent dinner recommendation from the check in staff for Cecil's New Orleans Bistro and had a dinner that was outstanding. Hotel is located on the main strip in walking distance of dining and shopping.

    4
    « Nice Place to Stay! »

    Stayed here one night with my family while visiting the redwoods and we enjoyed it. Our room was clean and spacious. The beds were OK, not the best I've slept on. The staff was nice and the free breakfast was adequate. It's in a perfect spot right off the highway.

    5
    « Great night »

    Checked in around 9pm and found the room fantastic, clean, large but 2 queens. Would have preferred a king but not sure if they offer them. Breakfast was good and menu was larger than most. Will definitely look to stay there again if we are in the area.

    2
    « Incompetent staff, vagrants and no security »

    The room itself was nice, although it lacked a microwave. The hotel is in an unsecure lot, and there are vagrants all over the place. There is NO security. There is supposed to be a breakfast from 6-10am, but by 6:30 the place was dark, and so was the lobby. Doors locked. Called 0 from my room, it rang a few times then went dead. Two guys had been waiting for 30 minutes, the sign on the lobby said back in 5 minutes and it had been like that the whole time they were there, probably had been all night. The town is frightening. Vagrants all over the place, and some definitely need mental help. I will never stay there again. I stayed twice in 2 weeks, thinking that the first night was just a bad night, but the 2nd time was worse. For the price they charge, they should have microwaves and security. Shameful.

    5
    « Good value for the money »

    The room was clean and beds were comfortable. Really enjoyed the amenities including the wine/cheese reception in the evening and hot breakfast in the morning. Patio access to the pool and hot tub were a nice perk!

  • 5
    « Redwoods »

    About 5 miles off of redwood highway and 101. Town is lost in the 60's. A few "hippies" and what appeared to be homeless people walking the streets but never felt threated or ill at ease. Hotel had very confortable beds. Room on second floor over looked the outdoor pool and hot tub. From 5:30 to 7:30 there was wine and cheese tasting.

    3
    « comfortable and nice for the cost »

    good location for seeing the redwoods, interesting shops in a small town, good farmer's market, easy walk to most restaurants and cafes, easy access parking, helpful staff; the only downside was a poor tv picture

    4
    « Nice Property »

    This property is larger than it appears at first. The rooms were clean and comfortable. The staff was somewhat awkward with support and directions but, thankfully, this was corrected by a competent supervisor. Wine and cheese served in the evening and breakfast was good (real eggs and sausage).

    4
    « As good as can be expected in Garberville »

    We spent the late afternoon and night at the BW 'Humboldt House' in mid May 2016. The check in process was quick and pleasant w/ a friendly front desk carefully scrutinizing our ID and CC info. Our room smelled of sanitized, which was quickly neutralized by leaving both the entry and the patio doors open. The rooms are large and most have patios. The two main wings face the main road through town and highway 101 so road noise is an issue. The other wing faces the alley and is probably quieter, but most likely has a lesser view. The early evening wine and cheese event in the Garden Room is pleasant and the hostess is very attentive. The breakfast service is quick and easy with a nice selection of yogurt, fruit and juice. The biscuits were cold, but the gravy was hot. The property is separated into three 'wings' w/ an alley separating the main two wings by an alley. this alley seems to be a main thoroughfare for local foot traffic. The main ice machine for our wings is right off the alley and I was disappointed to have to stand in line for ice behind a homeless guy. A room key is required for ice, but the homeless seem to have found a work-around as there was another homeless guy filling trash bags w/ ice the next morning while hotel staff passed w/out interaction.

    5
    « Redwood Accomodation »

    If you are ever visiting the Californian Redwoods in the avenue of Giants this is the place to stay. It is about 6 miles from the start of the Avenue so does not require the early start from other towns. Freindly and welcoming staff and an interesting chat with a Cherikee Indian serving the wine and cheese. Relaxing and comfortable with a wine and cheese reception to greet you in the early evening.

    2
    « Taking advantage »

    This hotel took advantage of a graduation to charge double the rate. This is not a $245 hotel room or establishment. The breakfast was substandard. They should be ashamed for charging so much for this cheap room. Shame on you Best Western!

    2
    « To Be Avoided »

    I booked this hotel because almost everything else was full due to commencement at Humboldt State university. The hotel is located in Garberville which seems to be popular with transient people. Took a stroll through the main street in the evening and I don't think I met a single resident or tourist, but I probably saw 20 homeless people. The hotel room was OK, but the bed covers were very heavy and warm and almost impossible to sleep under. My second night was spent trying to get the next room guests to stop a very loud conversation that lasted until early morning hours.

    4
    « Nice Place to stay - near Ave of the Giants »

    I booked this hotel because of it's proximity to Ave of the Giants for my first marathon. There was a group of us staying here. there are decent restaurants nearby. we had pre race dinner at Amelias and post race at Caliscos (sp). The wine and cheese reception in the evening was a treat. The breakfast buffet was good. Our room was very nice and bed extremely comfy

    5
    « Avenue of the Giants »

    My family stayed at this hotel for the Avenue of the Giants half marathon in May. This hotel was exceptional. The location was great and as we were coming from the South, it was perfect for heading towards the race. There is a really cool Avenue of the Giants mural in the parking lot of the hotel so be sure to check that out. Every room had a balcony and the rooms were spacious and comfortable. The proximity to the small town of Garberville was nice as we could walk to the grocery store, food, or ice cream. I definitely recommend this Best Western if you need to be in the area or are visiting the beautiful redwood groves.

    4
    « Staff are very welcoming, good breakfast choices »

    The staff are very welcoming. I called was answer by the staff! These days, it is very rare that a person greet you at the first ring. They are very nice in answering your question. We went there for a marathon race, the check out time is very limited. Although they try to accommodate the runner request for showers before we hit the road, 2 showers for everyone is a looong wait!

  • 5
    « My trip to Garberville for the Cannabis Film Festival »

    Had a great time in Garberville, Humboldt County! The Great Western is well-situated in Garberville and the staff was very helpful when there was an issue with using a third party credit card number. Also, the complimentary breakfast that comes with your stay was above and beyond any complimentary breakfast I'd had before during a hotel stay.

    4
    « NIce hotel. Be careful of billing »

    Check your credit card statements. I thought i reserved a room with my corporate card only to find out that when i entered online was not charged. I went to check out and they ran my personal card i had for incidentals.

    5
    « The high spot in Garberville »

    Stay here if you have to stay in Garberville. Neat, modern amenities, nice pool for the kids, great breakfast. A pleasant surprise. It's the only good hotel on this stretch of highway so if you end up here for the night, you'll be happy. Town has very little in terms of restaurants and nothing else in terms of activities. It's close to red wood forest attractions on the 101.

    5
    « Great Place to stay »

    The rooms were clean and modern. We had a nice balcony to hang out on. The breakfast room was amazing. I was expecting muffins, juice and coffee. They had omelets, sausage, varieties of muffins, a great waffle maker with two flavors, cereal, yogurt etc. Easy check-in and check-out. We took our dog and they had a special bag of goodies for him. It was a great stay.

    5
    « Awesome Hotel Experience »

    On a road trip from Mexico to Canada we happened upon this Best Western and it was the best stay of our travels. Awesome service, beautiful rooms, lovely pool and delicious, hearty breakfast! Genuine friendliness from the staff to welcome us for the night and again when we departed in the morning. Next road trip to California will definitely incude Humboldt House Inn.

    4
    « Keeps getting better »

    At times front desk could be better staffed, breakfast is great, rooms are large and up to date, the hotel itself is kept in great shape great place to stay to explore the redwoods. We ate dinner at the Italian reasraunt behind the hotel, service and food were great.

    2
    « Area is a bit sketchy, but ok if you need to stay overnight »

    I would say pricewise for the area, this hotel is midway between the more expensive Benbow Historic Inn and smaller motels. Although, I feel that the price is a little high for what you get. We stayed here for one night because it was the most convenient for our trip. It is right before the Avenue of Giants, which was a good starting point for the next day's adventure. I would have just kept driving if that wasn't for that. For a small town, it is a pretty sketchy area. First thing I noticed was the amount of homeless people by the freeway exit and around the hotel area. It was such a random thing to see for a small town in the middle of a forest area. The sheriff station is kitty corner to the hotel, if that helps you feel better. Note that there are no security camera around the hotel, so don't leave anything valuable in your car. When checking in, the lady at the front desk had a nice demeanor, but was not as thorough or informative compared to the front desk personnel at the two Best Westerns we stayed the nights before. It was just small things like not directing us on where the room was, and not mentioning the time or place of the breakfast. The room was okay. There were ants here and there on the desk and bathroom counters, but no trail of them. They were probably on the floor also, but hard to see with the low lighting and dark carpets. There were also a few flying insect in the room also. The internet was sufficient. The A/C worked, but the thermostat was not very sensitive. The A/C had to be set to the lowest temperature to turn on. Also, if you are a light sleeper, earplugs should do the trick for the extra noises (showers turning on, stompy feet, loud voices etc.). The breakfast was alright, about what you would expect. Overall, if you have to stop over in the area, it's fine, just don't have high expectations.

    5
    « Gorgeous Mountain Views - Quiet Retreat »

    Excellent staff and some beautiful mountain views. Misty mountain in the early morning hours. Small, quiet town. Close to so many amazing sites within 30 minute drive from this location. Avenue of the Giants was breathtaking. Would definitely stay a this location again and again.

    5
    « Best Hotel in town »

    The Best Western is the best hotel in the small town of Garberville. The rooms are clean and the colors are soothing. Close to all the shops in town for walking around. The Free breakfast was fine, lots of varieties of breakfast foods. Coffee in the room was good. The internet was excellent which its very important if you work while on the road.

    4
    « Good place to start »

    Good place to start to view the Avenue of the Redwoods. Staff was friendly and helpful. Rooms were clean and spacious for the price. The morning breakfast was better than the average grab and go. There are some local restaurants near by.

  • 5
    « Best Value in Garberville »

    I had the best experience at this hotel over my birthday (March 23-25)! Check in went very smoothly, and I was even given a cute little welcome package for my dog. The room was surer clean, and pretty big, I reserved the 2 queen standard, and it over looked the pool area and had a nice balcony to sit on and enjoy the sunset. Everything was super clean, and the beds were VERY comfortable. There were toiletries from Bath and Body Works provided, as well as free wi-fi. There is no room service, but there is a restaurant in the adjoining parking lot that will deliver to your room, and a menu is provided in the Welcome binder. There was free wine and cheese served each night from 5-7PM (Marilynn is the best server), and a pretty decent hot breakfast served each morning. The breakfast included a waffle bar and biscuits & gravy, as well as some "omelets" and other assorted grab and go items. I have seen some complaints about the hotel being close to the main street - but it's Garberville, pretty much everything was closed down by 11PM, and the entire town silent (maybe cause I was there on weekdays?). I slept both nights with the sliding glass door open to let in the breeze, and did not have any issues. Hot tub was open and very clean for my stay, as well as the pool - but be warned, the pool is only heated from May-August, and it was COLD when I was there - but the hot tub was super relaxing after a day of site seeing! I would definitely recommend this as a place to stay if you are visiting the redwoods. It is only minutes from some local attractions, 10 mins from Avenue of the Giants, and about an hour from Eureka. I have photos too - if I can get them to load :)

    3
    « BIG YUCK! »

    Nice room. Nice hotel until one of the kitchen hosts was cleaning the tables where we are having breakfast, dropped the rag on the floor, picked it up and continued cleaning the tables. BIG YUCK. Makes you wonder how they clean the bathrooms.

    1
    « Keep driving. »

    If this is he best garberville has to offer, keep driving. We checked into our room, only to discover some guy rooting around in the trash an outside while drinking beer. The entire area is dirty and shady. The rooms are dirty and dark. There is a slider to the outside, which given try location, only increased my unease. We promptly tried to checkout buy were told that it's too late. So we paid $200 for nothing. I did not feel safe staying here with my two daughters. Instead we drove further in search of a more safe looking facility.

    4
    « Weak Wi-Fi »

    This Best Western has some of the largest rooms I have ever stayed in. They are also very clean and modern, and the furniture is scratch-free. The beds are very comfortable and come with more than enough pillows. The Wi-Fi, however, is very weak and was hard for my electronic devices to receive the signal. There was complimentary breakfast, and it was very delicious. The staff at the front desk was very friendly, and we're not rude to me at all. I think it is the best place to stay in the area, and I definitely recommend it.

    5
    « Super place to stay in the Redwoods »

    I love the Humboldt House. I stay there every time when passing through - a few times a year, by bicycle. I have mailed supplies there or left bags a day early to pick up and resupply while riding through and staff has always been super accommodating, even mailing stuff out (postage pre-paid) for me. Super clean and comfortable and very good breakfast to start the next 200 mile day! Thanks BW

    5
    « Clean, modern, and friendly staff! »

    Due to remoteness of location, not much by way of food available late night if checking in late. There is a vending machine with decent selcetion of snacks, and when seen scanning my options, a staffmember offered directions to a grocery store in the next town. After buying a few dinner items that required heating, the staff again allowed me to use the microwave in the breakfast hall. Great service here. The property itself is clean, well-maintained, and modern. the South Entrance to the Ave of the Giants is just a short drive north from here. Chandelier Tree is south, so you are in the middle of both attractions. My daughter loved the mini road trip from SF.

    5
    « Excellent Stay! »

    We were greeted by a very friendly desk clerk who was very helpful. The room was very clean and roomy with a very large vanity! It was a quiet location and the beds were very comfortable, so we were able to get quality rest. Would definitely stay here again!

    5
    « Decent all the way around »

    We needed a place to rest after a long day of driving through the Redwood Forrest so we decided to return to this place. Again, it was great. The beds were comfortable and the room was quite spacious and clean. The manager welcome (wine & cheese... sodas for the kids) was a welcome delight and the breakfast in the morning was what we needed to get us on our way again. We'll be going back there next time we drive through.

    4
    « Nice BW in the "town that doesn't give a ----" »

    Garberville is a "town that doesn't give a f---". Literally no one cares about anything and the people are free birds. We are seriously considering packing up and looking to retire here....oh The BW was great. There were some tweakers standing around at night but they bothered no one

    4
    « Good place to stay »

    This is your best choice in Garberville, I think. Hot tub was up and running. Nice breakfast foods served in the morning. And wine and cheese time for happy hour. Rooms were average but clean and nice with comfy beds.

  • 4
    « This is your choice for Garberville »

    When Humboldt County roads give you lemons--or slides across the highway--and you are in Garberville, this is your place. Really nice rooms, pool/hot tub, surprisingly quiet (and the place was full the night we were there). Staff is typical for the area, just be patient, all will get done. Typical motel breakfast in the mornings.

    2
    « Need more Front Desk Assistance »

    We checked in at 9pm at night and it took longer than any other check in. The front desk assistant (only 1 person,) was handling a lengthy phone call, sending and receiving faxes, all while trying to check us in! And when we went to check out the next morning there was still only 1 front desk assistant. There was a line and check out also took forever.

    4
    « Passing through... »

    Despite having accidentally been assigned a reserved room upon arrival, the rest of our stay at this hotel was pleasant. The rates do seem a bit inflated but so is everything else you purchase in the area! The room was very well maintained and clean and the Bath & Body Works products provided were appreciated. The nightly wine and cheese reception was a nice touch and added bonus! It was too cold during our visit to enjoy the pool and hot tub but it did look well kept and inviting. If we could make a couple of suggestions it'd be to (1) replace the sheets - they're a bit worn out, and (2) remove the plants from the sun room in the breakfast area - pretty sure they're the source of the fruitfly-type bugs you see flying around the tables which do become a bit bothersome while you're eating.

    2
    « Poorly Managed Hotel »

    One of two hotels in the middle of nowhere...little incentive for them to try very hard....Avoid and stay in a hotel north of the State Park. On an 8,000 mile road trip, this was by far the worst hotel we stayed in. If management did their job properly then this could get fixed

    4
    « Best Place to Stay in Garberville »

    Best Western in Garberville is the place to stay while visiting the Redwood Country. Very clean and well kept rooms. Quiet with a very professional staff. Enjoyed the free breakfast and wine and cheese bar. Very good overall experience. Thank you

    4
    « great place to stay »

    I find Best Western my favorite motel to stay at. The Garberville location is central located and continental breakfast is a nice feature. The Staff is friendly and attentive to customer needs. Great place to stay

    3
    « Probably best deal in the area »

    A little expensive for what you get. But friendly to pets, clean room (other than ants and some other crawling bug that got into our food almost instantly). Breakfast decent for what these are usually like. Quiet. Parking challenging when busy. Good location in town. Reasonable compromise between expensive Benbow Inn and cruddy Garberville Motel.

    4
    « better than my expectation »

    complimentary wine and cheese in the evening is very good near to highway a bit noisy if you are a light sleeper if you are a Costco member, they give you 10% discount but it's better to book in advance instead of walk-in

    5
    « personal »

    We would highly reccomend the Beest Western Humboldt House Inn, in Garberville, California as a highly attrctive, clean and friendly place to vacation or simply spend the night! We especially enjoy the swimming pool. The attitude of being 'dog friendly,' is a huge plus for us and we appreciate the accomodations made for them! Carrie Conine

    4
    « Garberville Best »

    Front desk very helpful with our reservation. Nice rooms...didnt have an offensive smell. Very large rooms and bathrooms were large and well equipped. Great breakfast included in rate. Waffles, hot eggs, sausage fruit etc. Nice glassed in room to eat it in. Beds were nice not to soft and not too hard. We were on the second floor would have been nice to have an elevator. Overall a nice Best Western. I would stay again..

  • 5
    « Well worth visiting and staying! »

    Wine and cheese upon arriving! Great friendly service. Tricia Culbert was wonderfully helpful, Donna, Marilyn.....we were very grateful after driving for many hours to find a place comfortable, quiet, very clean, very friendly and unusually well appointed! Cost was reasonable ($123). We stayed at room # 228. They accepted my Service dog and gave me a little "welcome" present for her which was very appreciated. We will return to visit them without hesitation and I will recommend this Hotel to all my friends and acquaintances. Service was excellent!

    4
    « The best local option for the location »

    Pros: Very spacious room, extremely friendly staff, accepts pets, located on the main strip of the town, right off the highway (easy access), free/ample outdoor parking in the lot, decent bathroom amenities for a motel, our room had a balcony. Cons: We were in a non-smoking room but it smelled smoky (either it used to be a smoking room or past guests didn't adhere to the rules), the interior decor of the rooms are in decent condition but are dated, not very sound proof through the door (walls are fine). I've stayed at many hotels around the world and this is by all means an average motel. However, it's probably the best you can find in this small town that's in the middle of nowhere. Having said that, if I were to visit this town again, I would also probably stay here again (all the other places seem worse).

    2
    « Not the best »

    Had difficulty at check-in where my pre-paid reservation (via hotels.com) had apparently been cancelled and I would need to pay again to secure a room. After insisting it was valid and showing current reservation status via an app and printout the reservation was found on the system. It seemed to be a system problem (wrong button pressed) and the check-in staff were very apologetic once they realised it was their error but it wasn't a great start. Room itself was nice, big and well appointed but noise kept us up due to other guests drinking and talking loudly in the heated spa until 1am, despite the pool area "closing" at 10pm. A call to the front desk to complain about the noise at 11pm (first time we've ever complained about noise in a hotel) saw the security guard enter the pool area, speak to the guests, shake their hands and leave. Absolutely no change in noise until they eventually left at 1am so no sleep for us. Breakfast was pretty average but it was free. Couldn't recommend it unfortunately.

    3
    « NO SECURITY »

    stay at your own risk ...My car was broke into while i slept It was pouring down rain when I arrived so I left the Christmas Gifts that I brought for my grand-kids in the dry car.. I was unaware the place had NO Cameras NO security at all... and little if any compassion from the management.

    4
    « Good (and only) place to stay. »

    Great staff, great breakfast, too many people out at all hours of the night, making noise, BUT, that's not the hotel's fault. Everything else is wonderful. Stayed in room 320, newly painted, etc. This is a pot-smoking town-- can't get away from it, but the hotel is safe and there's a great pizza restaurant just behind the parking lot.

    5
    « Great value for money »

    Had not booked prior to arrival. Got large comfortable bed in spacious room. Complimentary wine and cheese at 5 pm a nice touch, as was American breakfast. Friendly and efficient staff. Did not try heated outdoor pool and hottub, which was quite popular from what we understood.

    4
    « Great breakfast! »

    Very friendly welcome and the receptionist lady, Xinh, loves her job.and made me laugh. (After a long days drive she cheered me up! with her infectious humor) The breakfast had so much to offer and was so good that we had to leave a tip! The hotel is in a very quint town with beautiful green trees in the mountains.

    5
    « Great Value and Great Service »

    While visiting the Redwoods area with my family, we stayed at the BWP in Garberville. The price for the two rooms we got was a great value, the complimentary happy hour allowed us to unwind from the drive and to spend quality time together. The complementary breakfast was both nutritious and satisfying, allowing us the fuel we needed for a day of hiking in the woods.

    4
    « Decent hotel for a decent price »

    The bed was comfortable and the staff were friendly. There was a spa there which I would love to have used if I had brought a suit, but that is not a common amenity in the local hotels here so I recommend it.

    4
    « Garberville - BW Plus »

    Our late night check-in was easy. Comfortable and clean Room. The kids enjoyed the morning mountain view. Breakfast is simple but can be made better. The hotel is located on the main strip making it easy to take a stroll of the town center in the evening.

  • 4
    « Not the Garberville I remember.. »

    As many have already stated, the hotel is great, the neighborhood not so much.. Traveling up the coast after visiting family for Christmas, Garberville was the first town we came to once it got dark and foggy. I checked my TripAdvisor app and saw that the Best Western got good reviews. When we arrived it appeared that everyone dove into the Best Western once it got dark. There were eight people in line at check in when we entered the lobby. We waited better than a half hour to reach the counter. I would imagine this happens on a nightly basis. It would seem prudent to have the hotel manager assist the two receptionists with checking people in during this busy time. As has been stated before. The rooms were very nice and clean.. Shower had incredible pressure and the room itself was plenty quiet. The downside was all the young people that were loitering around the hotel and general area. I was seriously concerned about leaving my car in the parking lot. To the hotel's credit they did have a security guard who seemed to keep things under control throughout the night. Societal issues aside, Garberville seems to be decaying. It is located in one of the most beautiful places on earth but instead of a first class resort town it looks like a skid row. I hope the city/county can find a way to bring this gem in the Redwoods back to its glory days.

    4
    « An Oasis, of sorts »

    I definitely recommend this property. Sadly, a bad economy and drugs have made their mark here as with many rural areas. Not just Garberville but up and down 101, and into southern Oregon. We decided to stay in Garberville at The Best Western Plus because we knew Eureka, being bigger, had more vagrants and the Best Western, Garberville looked clean and orderly and indeed it is. When we found out a night watchman patrols the parking lot, we were sold. Local police & fire are nearby. We only encountered one pan-handler the following a.m. Good stuff: The free wine & cheese in the evening was a nice touch, as well as the complimentary breakfast. For dinner, we went to the Chevron gas station, where there's a taqueria and ordered some yummy burritos to take back to our room, which was comfortable and clean. Friendly staff but I didn't appreciate being signed up for the Best Western Rewards program without first being asked. That bit of sneakiness was no bueno but yes, do stay here, especially, if you're road-weary, it's a long way to anywhere else.

    4
    « Huge rooms »

    This hotel has been upgraded and the rooms are huge. The grounds are nice. It is pet friendly but the pet area could be bigger. The gal at check in was very friendly and accommodating. The breakfast was better than most other Best Westerns. It included omlets and sausage patties.

    4
    « Very Nice »

    Friendly folks at check in. Very nice room with 2 queen beds. Clean and comfy. Wine and cheese at 5:30. A small balcony overlooks some redwoods. Not luxury but close. It is right in town so dining is easily walkable.

    4
    « Great hotel, questionable town »

    We spent the night here on our way back down to the Sonoma area after visiting Crater Lake. First let me say that the Humboldt House Inn was outstanding. The room was clean and comfortable, with a great evening happy hour and hot breakfast in the morning. My concern is with Garberville and the entire Redwood Highway. The highway is lined with hitch hikers, as are the streets of Garberville. While going to get coffee in the breakfast room in the morning, I had someone sneak in behind me. I later saw him sitting on the curb eating his waffles. My advice is to skip the Garberville area altogether, and pass through during the day time. What a huge disappointment.

    5
    « Great room and service »

    This hotel provided a wonderful room with lots of nice extras such as two sinks with one in a separate room. The service was great at the front desk and all employees were pleasant and enjoyable. The hotel was also dog friendly which is very important to us as we travel with our dog.

    1
    « Very rude receptionist! »

    This is the worst experience I have ever had with Best Western and Priceline. We arrived around 10PM and this front desk lady told us we had to stay in a one queen bed room. I asked if we could have two queens/standards room and she said it was sold out. So the couple behind us said they didn't mind taking a queen bed room and swapping with us since they reserved a two queens room. This front desk lady was very rude and seemed not happy about their offering. She didn't want to do that and treated us like secondarily important customers since we booked our room from "some third party website" not "their official website". Excuse me? You haven't even heard of Priceline? Are you kidding me? I called customer service at Priceline and didn't help much. They ended up offering a roller for additional $20, making the total cost higher than booking directly from expedia. I have never had any issue with the room assignment in all my previous bookings with Priceline. But this is the only time and the last time. I will never use Priceline again since we are not as "important" as other customers.

    4
    « Good food included upon arrival and departure »

    Wine, cheese, crackers, grapes upon arrival. Impressive. Hotel next door to an Italian restaurant. Bed comfy. Internet not so good in room. Breakfast better than in comparable hotels. Room large, quiet, comfy, clean.

    5
    « one of the better experiences »

    Pleasant experience. Comfortable rooms with bath layout that allows one to get ready without waking partner. Double sinks was a plus. Wine and cheese in the afternoon was more than expected and breakfast was one of the best! Will definately be back.

    4
    « Humbold House Best Western, Garberville CA »

    I have stayed in this hotel for years and it is the only nice place anywhere near Garberville. Rates increase about 50% during marijuana harvest. I was surprised by a hard matress in the back wing and a bad shower diverter, giving luke warm water as I have always been very satisfied with this place. Overall, I rate it excellent for the area. All other motels nearyby are old and shabby in comparison.

  • 1
    « We decided to pass on by. »

    Ok probably not a fair review since we drove up and left. We had to turn around behind the hotel and the entire parking lot was filled with sketchy looking people and some neon lights blaring from the venue behind the hotel. We drove around to the front of the hotel and there stood some creepy guy with a white undershirt and gold chains draped around his neck overlooking the railing and smoking. It was dark, it was sketchy there were people in trenchcoats coming out of the shadows. Seriously gave us the creeps. The hotel itself might be nice but we sure did not feel comfortable with the idea of getting out of our car. Bye Bye Garberville. And BTW, just south of Garberville is a Union 76 gas station. DO NOT stop! weird stuff in the mens restroom. And grafitti that makes south central LA look tame in the both the men's and women's bathrooms. And I don;t think they clean them either............Another creepy place. Is this Humboldt County CA??

    5
    « Friendly and exceptionally clean »

    This is one of the best motels that we have ever stayed at. From 5:30 to 7:30 they have complimentary wine and cheese. What a surprise. The staff is so friendly and helpful. The rooms are ultimate clean and the beds are awesome.

    5
    « Comfortable night while on the road. »

    We stayed here during a recent northwest road trip two different times. Our room was newly renovated, attractive, very clean and comfortable; much appreciated after a day of driving. The price is very reasonable especially since breakfast is included. We have stayed here before and find the Garberville culture more interesting rather than threatening as others have stated; after all isn't that the adventure of travel? While waiting forever for food at the nearby italian restaurant we met another traveling couple and had a wonderful evening sharing stories. While traveling be curious and enjoy the journey!

    5
    « quiet night »

    Even though the motel was full of weekend guests I had a wonderful undisturbed night of sleep! The bed was comfortable and the internet fast and easily available. The parking lot was a bit tight, but we finally got our truck parked.

    5
    « Temporarily Humboldt County »

    Fun trip to visit the Redwoods was made very convenient with our stay at the Humboldt House. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Location is great to start a day trip through Avenue of the Giants. We were deciding between the hotel and more rustic and coming in the evening were very glad we chose the convenience of the Humboldt House.

    4
    « Nicest hotel in town of Garberville »

    Of the hotels/motels I looked at within the town limits of Garberville, BW is definitely the nicest. I didn't have a reservation and although I got there late on a Friday night, they had a King room in the back. And King it was. I think it's the largest King room I've ever been in - almost a suite. It was clean and the bed was comfortable although pillows were extremely soft. They have a nice happy hour with several cheeses and two wines. There are not many restaurants in Gville so this makes a nice appetizer. Breakfast in the am was ample - eggs, sausage, waffles, yogurt, apple/orange juice, coffee, fruit - to prepare for driving and walking through the Redwoods.

    5
    « thank you »

    We have always enjoyed our stay at the Humboldt House Best Western Hotel in Garberville. It is a welcome change, from the tasteful decor and cleanliness of the rooms, to the evenning wine and cheese offered by the friendly host who served us. The evenning use of the just perfect temperature of the soothing hot tub was a lovely end to a delightful stay. The accomodation of children has always been an added attribute to our choice of The Humboldt House Best Western and we appreciate this immensely. Again, we thank you Mr. and Mrs Jim Johnson and your lovely staff. Carrie Conine

    5
    « Judge Not Lest Ye Be Judged »

    A lot of people are giving this hotel bad reviews based on the town it's in rather than the hotel itself. Neither are fair. First up, Garberville is a small town with a lot of folk hitching, smoking and hanging out. They are not criminals or bad people, they are just choosing an alternative way of living and my wife and I found them very pleasant to talk with and share a pizza and a beer. Put your prejudice aside before coming to these parts and enjoy the different way of doing things. As for the hotel, could not be faulted at all. Good pool, rooms big with all the required facilities. The wine and cheese offer is super in the evenings and the breakfast does the job. Also the pizza place behind the hotel does great pizza, rough and ready it may be but quality cannot be messed with.

    3
    « Okay place to stay but the area is not geat »

    The hotel itself is fine. The location for the redwoods Avenue of the Giants is great. We stayed here once before a year ago and I found the hotel to be okay enough that I chose to stay again. The place was clean and our room was large. The problem isn't the hotel but the area is over run with travelers and/or homeless people just hanging out everywhere. My friends and I walked to the grocery store 3 blocks away and chose to walk through an alley to avoid a big group of these people. I'm also pretty sure that we got a contact high just from that walk. I'm not opposed to pot but I don't choose to partake in it and that town smells like it showers in it. There were some of those folks in the lobby when we were checking in and they smelled so bad that my husband was ready to throw up. I don't know what else is available in the area but next time I'm down that way I'll be looking.

    2
    « Seedy and weedy location »

    We stayed 2 nights on our visit to Humboldt state park. The hotel itself is not very different from what is expected of a Best Western. Room was nice with pool/mountain view and a balcony. I typically read tripadvisor reviews before booking but in this case I booked without reading reviews and it bombed. Cons: - Garberville is homeless central, they are everywhere including in hotel parking lot at night and the 2nd floor corridor - The privilege of having morning breakfast with the homeless. Yes they just follow you into the restaraunt and no one cares. Some just barge in and take way plates stuffed with food. One guy said he works in local fast food reataraunt and took away plate full of omlettes and sausages at 8 am (not leftovers). Oh and by the way, breakfast is served with paper plates and plastic cutlery. For a room that costs $175 per night you would expect more. - Smell of weed smoke is common - Very limited restaraunt options to eat out. We tried woodrose cafe for breakfast, humboldt bar & grill for dinner and flavors for coffee. They were good but homeless were hanging out on the streets everywhere, which made it an awkward experience. Pros: -Close to Humboldt state park, Avenue of giants. -The room was nice, with good views. I would recommend to avoid Garberville.

  • 2
    « Safety an Issue »

    Due to the number of people who appeared to be on drugs and a person knocking on my door stating he was security when there were no security officers, I felt very unsafe at this hotel. The doors open up into the street allowing people walking by to bother you which is a problem as there appears to be a serious drug/homelessness issue in the town.

    1
    « Wow! Really! »

    Tried to make a reservation over the phone and the lady didn't want to take my number and call me back or anything. She just said she was to busy to help me. My feelings is they don't care very much bout their customers. The town is completely over run with homeless so it's just as well, we stayed at the benbow inn instead, about 2 miles south of Garberville

    4
    « Reasonable »

    After driving up the beautiful California coast, my wife and I were looking for a place to stay so we could see the redwoods at Avenue of the Giants (AOTG) the next day. After much research on TripAdvisor for places to stay near AOTG, this Best Western seemed to be our best choice. Other reviews say the area has a drug problem, and I'd say they're right. We arrived around 10pm and my wife felt very unsafe. The hotel is next to a bar, and according to the hotel staff, it gets very loud. During check-in, the lady at the service desk asked if we would like to be moved to the opposite side of the property, away from the bar (very kind of her to ask). We took her up on the offer, and it was indeed quiet. Pros: - clean - spacious room - reasonable price - complimentary breakfast - complimentary WiFi - friendly staff - close to AOTG Cons: - area is sketchy

    5
    « Great lodging for the location »

    Wasn't sure what to expect when we arrived in Garberville and the first thing we saw near the hotel appeared to be a gathering of street people. The hotel was great, not a reflection of the surroundings. Room had a roomy shower/tub with a nice adjustable shower head, bed was comfortable and mattress was in good shape. Wine and cheese reception was so nice! This was our first stay at a BW+, do they all offer that? The staff was generous with the snacks and wine. Front desk very welcoming and helpful, everything was clean and well maintained. There are several restaurants within walking distance.

    5
    « Gateway to Redwoods-California »

    Exceptionally clean and well-maintained facility with a very friendly and efficient staff. Wine and cheese tasting and hot breakfasts are a real plus. Located at the edge of town which is a real plus as the rest of the town of Garberville is rather shabby.

    4
    « Great Value »

    Excellent value for price - conveniently located near highway and provided clean and comfortable accommodation. The hotel did not have a restaurant and there were very few good eating options in Garberville.

    3
    « Good for the location »

    Garberville is a small town so, therefore, there isn't a lot of options but I always choose a BW if available in small towns. The hotel was nice, however, the restaurant behind the hotel was terrible--looked dirty and the food was worse than a fast food restaurant.

    5
    « Best Western Garberville »

    Reviews for this hotel were excellent and we were not disappointed. Best night sleep we had during our entire trip. Friendly, helpful staff.....would recommend for anyone in the area. Breakfast was average but good.

    4
    « Clean, Great Wine & Cheese Reception »

    The Best Western in Garberville, CA, was clean and mostly quiet after about 11 p.m. They welcomed us with a wine and cheese bar in the late afternoon hours. The server at the wine and cheese bar was very friendly, helpful, and generous. She is a great hostess who provided a generous pour of wine. There was some street noise, depending on the room, but mostley the noise came from a bar band across street. Some of the nicer rooms were centered on a nice courtyard looking onto a pool. Our room was on the end of an extension wing so we had 3 outside walls. I used ear plugs the entire night but suspect the noise died down around midnight. There was a heavy odor and smell of marijuana in much of the town which carried into the open windows during the late evening, so we closed them. Other guest commented to me about it the next morning, too. The continental breakfast consisted of the typical sausage, pre made omelet, biscuit, banana, waffle, etc. The quality of the breakfast was better than most. The garden room for both the wine and cheese reception, as well as the breakfast, was clean and had a separate entry. It had nice tables that looked out towards the courtyard and pool. The setting was pleasant. The cost for the room was $150. I score this hotel as a 4.

    5
    « nice place to stay to visit the redwoods »

    Certainly not cheap but our room was very nice. Had lots of room, with a comfortable king size bed. Nice amenities. Liked the wine and cheese in the afternoon. The breakfast was also good, they even had omelets in the line up. Very much liked the breakfast area, plenty of tables and a sun room. We were here in the middle of the week and the hotel was full both nights.

 

Getting to the hotel ...

All directions
·From: Highway 101. Take the first off ramp north or south into Garberville. The Best Western Plus Humboldt House Inn is located on the north end of town.