12 miles north of Eureka, and serving Arcata, Blue Lake & Trinidad as well as Mckinleyville, the new Holiday Inn Express Arcata has a residential/rural setting just south of Eureka Airport (free shuttle available), half a mile from the Pacific Ocean and within half an hour's drive of various attractions along the far north coast of California including Trinidad State Beach
, Humboldt Lagoons State Park
and Redwood National Park
. The 70 room hotel, built in a Spanish mission style, has an indoor pool, newsstand & gift shop, and fitness center. Free continental breakfast is served and the nearest restaurants are around half a mile away.