Arcata Stay

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814 13th Street, Arcata, CA 95521

Lodging Network of Exceptional Accommodations

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Arcata, CA Downtown Plaza Square


Arcata Stay Lodging Network of Exceptional Accommodations is a vacation rental lodging network in Arcata awarded an Excellence Rating by, the highest ranked travel review site on the internet.  We’ve been renting the Stays for 17 years and are pleased to accommodate our guests in finely appointed studio and 2 bedroom vacation rentals located in the heart of town. Each vacation rental is unique, attractively furnished, and provides thoughtful amenities. The Stays welcome children, 2 properties are dog-friendly, and all are short walking distance to Humboldt State University campus and the downtown, northtown, and creamery retail districts.
NOTE: 3 night minimum stay is required. COVID 19 sanitizing practices at each property following every guest check out include a 48 hour resting period, thorough laundering of soft goods, cleaning with disinfectant, and running an ozone gas generator which purifies air and all surfaces and kills the Coronavirus.  Presently, due to the pandemic, only Rose Court Cottage and Sweet Home Stay are renting as short term accommodations.
Our Plaza square  is the heart of our community, lined with boutiques, eateries, galleries, theaters, and nightlife venues. It is the location of popular community events including Saturday Farmers Market, Arts Alive, Oyster Festival, Kinetic Sculpture Race, Humboldt Crabs Baseball, Pastels On The Plaza, and the Fourth of July and North Country Fairs.  If the tallest trees in the world are bringing you to Humboldt County’s redwood country, Arcata is a perfect base camp for taking day trips north to Redwood National Park and Prairie Creek State Park, or south to Avenue of the Giants and Humboldt Redwoods State Park; a 45 minute drive in either direction. We also are home to Redwood Park Community Forest with 2000 acres of redwood trees and trails on the east side of town, and to our world famous Arcata Marsh Wildlife Refuge on Humboldt Bay.

The Arcata Stays are favored by HSU student families and alumni, guests conducting university-related business, corporate travelers, folks attending our numerous events or with family in the area, and visitors to our famous redwood parks. If you book with us directly, you will never be charged a booking fee to make your reservation.  We are certain that our attention to detail and customer service will enhance your northern California redwood coast travel experience.

Our Arcata Stay website is a valuable resource which can help you plan your trip to Humboldt County. Explore our links and learn about the amazing natural wonders you can see in and around our area, destinations walking distance from the Stays, or just minutes drive from our progressive little city. We love sharing information about our beautiful redwood region. In the menu bar, click on the Vacation Rentals link to view our Arcata Stays’ photos, amenities, rates, and availability calendars, watch videos, and easily email us a vacation rental reservation enquiry. The Menu Bar has links to our Destination Area Guide, stunning Photo and Video Galleries, Humboldt County Tourism Map, and Humboldt State University page. Scroll down any page of our website to the footer to learn more About Us or view links to our Events Calendar, Links of Interest, or to see our Specials.


  • Off street parking
  • Wireless internet
  • Flat screen TV
  • Blue-ray and DVDs
  • Laundry centers
  • Ceiling fans
  • Child friendly
  • Dog OK w/approval
  • Coffee & Tea
  • Near HSU & Plaza

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