R.R.E.E.L., Inc. Newsletter

Redwood Region Entertainment and Education Liaisons, Inc.

July 2012 

Issue No. 7

Film Friendly Accommodations


Going on location is hard enough.  You don't want to find out that once you have picked the stellar location for filming that there is nowhere to stay!  That is why this month's issue is all about film friendly accommodations in Del Norte and Humboldt that will make your trip that much easier.  


We have highlighted accommodations in the main city of each county, Crescent City and Eureka, for accommodations.  However, we do think it is worth noting, there are plenty more film friendly hotels in other parts of the both counties.  So if you think you might be planning a scout or shoot up our way, don't hesitate to ask us for a full list.  We are always happy to help!


Cassandra Hesseltine 

Del Norte and Humboldt County's  

Film Commissioner




Del Norte
Best Western PLUS Northwoods Inn - Crescent City

 655 US Highway 101 S

Crescent City, CA 95531

(707) 464-9771

The Best Western PLUS Northwoods Inn is conveniently located off of the US Highway 101 in Crescent City.  The Inn has an attached restaurant and bar and also features a full complimentary American style breakfast.  Just minutes from the Redwood National Park as well as many beach and coastal locations, the Northwoods Inn is in the perfect location for any production in Del Norte County.  They have experience hosting cast and crew, such as for the film Dead Man, which starred Johnny Depp.  Standard rooms are approximately $120 a night; however, the Inn is incredibly supportive and helpful and will be happy to give a 20% discount to anyone working on a production in Del Norte.



Carter House Inns - Eureka

301 L St.

Eureka, CA 95501

(707) 444-8062

The Carter House Inns offer luxury accommodations right in the heart of Old Town Eureka.  The attached Restaurant 301 is considered one of Northern California's finest restaurants, being one of only 77 restaurants in the world to receive the Wine Spectator Grand Award for their excellent wine selection.  With four historical Victorian buildings to choose from, the Carter House Inns provide luxurious accommodations while being centrally located in town.  The staff excels at anonymity to ensure privacy for cast and crew.  Suites run for about $295 a night and standard rooms around $179, but Carter House Inns will take 10% off their rates for those staying in Humboldt for a production.


Visit the Carter House Inns website 


Red Lion Hotel - Eureka

1929 4th St.

Eureka, CA 95501

(707) 445-0844

Offering free or discounted rates for location scouts, the Red Lion Hotel is very accommodating to film productions.  Conveniently located off of US Highway 101 in downtown Eureka, this hotel features a full restaurant and lounge as well as a complimentary breakfast buffet.  The Red Lion is very close to the many attractions in Humboldt County including downtown and the historic Old Town district, as well as beaches and the famous redwood groves.  This hotel has prior experience hosting crews for productions; the latest was the crew for Will Smith's new action flick After Earth.  Standard rooms run an average of $109 a night; however, special rates, including free stay and discounted nights, are available for location scouts and crew.


Visit the Red Lion Hotel website 


Best Western PLUS Humboldt Bay Inn - Eureka

232 W 5th St.

Eureka, CA 95501

(707) 443-2234

The Best Western PLUS Humboldt Bay Inn offers deluxe amenities including an on-site restaurant, fitness center, indoor pool, and complimentary breakfast buffet.  The Inn is located along the US Highway 101 in downtown Eureka; close to restaurants, shopping centers, beaches, and just minutes away from local airports.  The Best Western PLUS Humboldt Bay is in the perfect location for those filming in and around Humboldt County and has played host to everyone from print ads to the Oprah Winfrey Network and Sony Studios.  Standard rooms run at a rate of $140 a night, although some discounts and special rates may be available upon request.


 Visit the Best Western PLUS Humboldt Bay website



In This Issue
About Del Norte
About Humboldt
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Arcata, California 95521
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"Our production was on a tight schedule when we decided to shoot in Humboldt County and throughout the entire process the Film Commission was fantastic, quick to respond and extremely knowledgeable about the resources in their area. We could not be more pleased with the outcome and would highly recommend this beautiful area and great people to other productions."


-Travis Dowell, Producer of "Top Gear," History Channel




"We really felt welcomed and supported through the entire pre-production and shoot. We would definitely recommend Humboldt County to other photographers and filmmakers who are looking for amazing locations in a shoot-friendly community." 


-Kevin Arnold Photography, Sperry Top Sider Ad


Check out our new websites for filmDELNORTE and filmHUMBOLDT!  We are excited to show
off our majestic redwoods, unique beaches, and charming towns.  Of course, we are continuing to update our photo gallery so check back with us or contact us if you don't see something you think we might have.