Good Vibes Only

We think of hospitality as friends taking care of friends.  You can expect a small-scale, independent hotel that offers an experience with a proud sense of place.  Your stay is grounded in our locale.

Right off the iconic 101 freeway in an area with traveler services, The Redwood Riverwalk Hotel strives to be your one-of-a-kind choice amongst the small grouping of franchise hotels, restaurants, and gas stations in Fortuna. Just steps from this small grouping of businesses are the final miles of Eel River, before it reaches the Pacific. Our central location serves as the ideal base camp to visit the many state parks and enjoy other outdoor activities in Humboldt County.

The Humboldt County experience continues when you arrive at The Redwood Riverwalk Hotel.

  • Murals in the lobby, pool area, and stairwells offer insight into Humboldt’s topography, ancient forests, lumber camps, and the daily life of the Native American Weott tribe.
  • A vintage kayak, rods and reels, and Jeff’s grandfather’s flies on display give a nod to the Eel River – only 200 feet behind the hotel. For a few miles, you can follow it along the levy trail, also known as the Riverwalk.
  • A cowhide-print area rug at the entrance reminds us of the local dairies and the cows found grazing nearby.
  • The lobby wainscot is made from reclaimed redwood brought from a dismantled water tower just north of Arcata, a reference to the area’s lumber industry and history.

Our connection to the area guides the decisions we make.  It also gives direction to our upgraded breakfast at The Canteen. There, you will find yogurt, local jams and honey, fresh, seasonal fruit and even biscuits and gravy. Plus, we have gluten-free options.  In the afternoons you may even find a plate of brownies at the desk, a wink to another famous Humboldt industry.

But the heart of hospitality is not the amenities… it is the service. As your independent hotel choice in Fortuna, we strive to give “boutique hotel” service and exceptional hospitality.

Because we are small and independent, changes will continue to improve the guest experience. The guests are the reason we are here, but the redwoods, rivers, and general area are the reasons you – the guest – are here. With this in mind, we seek to offer you a strong sense of place. That sense of place is the Giant Redwoods of Humboldt County. Welcome!


  • Complimentary, full buffet breakfast served in the Canteen daily from 6 – 9:30 am
  • Two stories; exterior corridor
  • Stairs only; please request the first floor if preferred.
  • We are more than happy to assist with your luggage.
  • Free parking in private lot near all guest rooms.
  • Property is 100% non-smoking.
  • Indoor pool, come join us in the Swimming Hole
  • Pets welcome
  • The Launderette is open daily for any of your personal laundry needs… check with the front desk for supplies.
  • Hand-painted murals and lobby map are the stars of our For more info, check out Stanford Designs.
  • We recycle and ask that you use the bins in your room to assist us.

Arrival & Departure

  • Check-In 3:00 pm
  • Check-Out 12:00 pm

We make every effort to accommodate our guests if they need to arrive early or depart a little later. Please contact the front desk team with your specific request.

Free High-speed Internet

Business Needs

  • The Cubicle serves all your needs for access to a computer and printing. Located in the lobby, check with the front desk for access.
  • On site meeting space, The Grove, works perfectly for a small function or meeting (240 square feet)
  • Adjacent meeting space at Fortuna River Lodge Conference Center

Extra Needs

  • Connecting rooms
  • Cribs
  • Roll-a-way beds (additional fee)
  • Complimentary access to off-site fitness center
  • Languages: English, Español, Français

Payment Methods

  • All major Credit Cards accepted
  • Cash Policy – We are happy to accept cash payments.  We will require a $200 deposit.  Upon check out your room will be inspected by a member of our team.  That deposit will be returned in full if room has no damages, has not been smoked in and all room details are in place.
  • We are happy to accept your Debit Card for transactions at this hotel. If a debit card is used, your account will be debited at check-in for the projected total amount of room and tax plus approximately $50.00 per day for incidentals. These funds will not be available for use from your bank account.  Should you check out earlier than expected or pay your charges by other means, the unused amount will be released from your debit card. However, depending on the card processor and your bank’s procedures, it could take up to 10 days for the unused amount to be credited back to your account.  Please check with your banking institution for their policy on the use of debit cards. If there are any concerns paying with a debit card, we are happy to accept Credit Cards or Cash.