Address: 3500 Broadway Street, Eureka, California, 95503-3810, United States | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located on 3500 Broadway Street, Eureka, is near Sequoia Park Zoo, Humboldt Bay, Madaket, and The Spa at Personal Choice.
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    Historical Traveler Reviews BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayshore Inn Eureka

    Nice hotel, but..........


    We found our room at the Bayshore Inn to be VERY clean and comfortable with the exception of one thing. Our fireplace radiated heat continually, even with the thermostat shut completely off. The temp in the room was almost 90. When the clerk came to check it for us, we were advised that they could not do anything but open a window, that the heat must be coming from the fireplace in the room below. Adding that the thermostat on the wall reflected the temp in the fireplace and not the room. HA!

    The room had a sm refrigerator, coffeepot and microwave.

    Beds were comfortable.

    Free Wireless Internet

    Above average continental breakfast.

    Helpful Staff


    We enjoyed a quiet inside room, which was away from the street and on the second floor of the three-story elevator-serviced building. The desk clerks were cheerful, courteous, and professional, assisting us in locating a room for two nights on a busy weekend. The complimentary buffet breakfast included sausage, eggs, and potatoes in addition to the standard cereals, pastries, and juices. We appreciated the tasteful decor in the lobby, breakfast area, and rooms and had no complaints.

    Roomy and cheerful


    We have stayed at both Best Western's in Eureka and enjoyed them. The Bay Shore is larger and away from traffic noise. The staff was friendly and very helpful. We will stay there again when we visit family there.

    Great if you are careful to avoid street rooms


    Date 12 - 13 Jan 05

    Price -$75 net

    # of nights stayed-2

    Unexpected feesNone

    # of beds-2 Queen

    Connecting room-No



    Access to room-Stairs


    Interior corridors-No

    Apparent safety-Front - Highway 101, Side -mall & commercial street (loud trucks) - rear & other side industrial with trucks & cars

    Hwy access-Very good (too good) - right turn only leaving - Hwy is major north/south artery

    Restaurants-Good selection nearby - Marie Calendar's service is spotty

    Reception -Very good - casual but professional

    Room General

    Cleanliness-Very good

    Ambiance-Very good

    Wall color-Off white - faux crown molding - Nice touch

    Furnishings-Good - two chairs - adequate drawer space

    Lighting-Work desk has inadequate dim overhead light - better suited for a sťance




    Work Desk/size-Yes/tiny

    Work desk chair height-About 4 inches too low

    Closet space-Very good

    Bed Linen-Above average quality - sheets fit mattress & stay tucked

    Mattress quality-Firm


    Ironing board-Yes


    Channel selection-Very good

    Screen quality-Satisfactory, i.e. normal

    Internet Access-Wireless - no charge - toll free assistance

    Phonebook-Yes - two years old

    Coffeemaker-Yes - on dressing area counter taking up valuable space

    Room temperature control-In wall mounted - gentle noise - twist knob control

    Ambient noise

    Floor above-Very quiet

    Hallway-Concrete - no vibrations

    Walls-Sound suppression much better than normal

    Outside-Get room away from highway - big trucks

    Bathroom-Normal operating noise - faucets are unusually quiet

    Animals-No barking or meowing(inside or outside)

    Bedbugs and/or fleas-No identifiable bites - one mysterious bite - but pets are welcomed in rooms

    Refrigerator-Yes - very clean and noiseless as normally left unplugged

    Nice Touches-Bottled water in room, high grade bath soap


    Lighting-3 incandescent bulbs - soft - not harsh - very good

    Shower flow-Very good - no evidence of "Carmel mist" syndrome despite eco freaks -at nearby Humboldt State University

    Shower head height-6 feet - Normal

    Shower width-About 4" narrower than standard

    Counter space-Microwave eats up about a third of available area making space tight

    Towels-Above average thickness and softness and numerous

    Size-Smaller than normal

    Dressing Area Size-Normal

    Bathroom fan-Roars

    Cups-Ceramic & glass


    Hand soap-Standard size

    Bath soap-Large size - excellent quality

    Shampoo-Yes, good quality

    Shoe shine cloth-No

    Mirror -High enough

    Hair dryer-Yes, nice design but high tip speed low heat output, better to bring your own

    Continental Breakfast

    Juice-Apple & orange - tiny plastic cups necessitating three trips for normal amount

    Fresh fruit -Yes

    Hot cereal-No

    Coffee-Pump urns - good selection - hot cocoa

    Comment-Attendant does excellent job. Separate room for those avoiding typical loud morning news channels in most breakfast rooms. Hot potatoes, sausage, etc. This is what it should be.


    Eureka is known for maximizing income from visitors who have little choice along this section of the Pacific Coast. For an area with a depressed economy, accommodations, food, and fuel are suspiciously similar in height and cost. This is one of the better places to stay in the Eureka area where normally visitors are perceived as fruit to be picked. Borders bookstore with good selection of newspapers (including Wall Street Journal) is nearby in adjacent mall.

    In Eureka the default tourist attraction is watching the trees grow. The local service zeitgeist is abysmal. The greens have shut the economy down. Be prepared to entertain yourself. High end shopping in Old Eureka. The inmates at Humboldt State are now in charge of the asylum.

    Will stay again


    We visit family up here a couple times a year.

    This is the BW we will return to. Why?

    Nice, clean and staff was polite! really enjoyed the indoor pool area. Avoid the Marie Callendars because service is slow.

    This is the better Best Western in Eureka avoid the other one unless youwish to be treated poorly or like noisy rooms

    Bed like a rock; noisy street


    We were booked to stay two nights at BW Bayshore, but moved after one. Bed was like a rock. Our room faced the mall and had a good deal of street noise. For $100+ I expected better.

    We stay here every time we go to Eurkea!


    We agree - Best Western Bayshore Inn is the best place to stay in Eureka. We go frequently to visit family and just love it. We have never been disappointed - it is always clean, the folks are always friendly and the facilities are great. Also the location is central for a longer visit - it is near to everything - movies, mall, restaurants, Old Town, the college. And the staff is always friendly and happy to see you. And the piano and cookies in the lobby are so inviting. Come and enjoy Eureka!

    Excellent front desk attendant!!!


    we stayed at this hotel at the end of our spring break vacation on april 16, 2004...we were behind schedule, had been driving for six hours from coos bay, oregon to eureka and were totally tired, hungry and cranky. the front desk attendant (Mark?) was friendly and sympathetic to my 12-year old son's burning desire to go for a swim even tho the pool was due to close in like, five minutes, and arranged to, let's just say, accomodate a what would have been VERY disappointed kid. the marie callendar's reastaurant next door provided room service and the next morning we were happy to partake in the very satisfactory buffet breakfast offered in the main building. we appreciated the special touch of those luggage-trolly things that were outside the elevator (our room was on the 3rd floor) so we could get everything up to the room for all 4 of us in one trip. the hotel was completely booked and yet the people were friendly, the room was clean and inviting, and there was plenty of parking. we will definately choose this hotel again on our next trip north, and recommend it to all of our friends who travel from the bay area.

    Great Stay


    We stayed at this hotel several nights in July while my husband was on business. THe hotel is great and the location is nice. It sits right on the bay and we watched the boats come and go all day. The mall is directly across the street which the children loved. Plenty of restaurants to choose from. The hotel staff was more than helpful and the breakfast choices at the hotel even met my pickiest child's taste.

    The pool, spa, sauna and fitness room were very nice as well. The pool is half indoor/half outdoor. I will definitely go back.

    Nice Place


    This three floor hotel was quite nice. We stayed for one night while traveling through Northern California. The rooms were fairly large with nice new furnishings. We had a nice variety at the continental breakfast - sausage, bacon, oatmeal, flavored tea, coffee, grapes, oranges, bananas, cereal, pastries, bagels and toast. We didn't get to use the pool because it only stayed open until 8 pm. Wish it would have stay open at least till 10 pm. The view of the bay was overlooking a work yard out back. Not bad though.

    TripAdvisor Reviews BEST WESTERN PLUS Bayshore Inn Eureka

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent

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