ARCATA, Calif.—HVS Capital Corp has been exclusively appointed to sell the former Days Inn in Arcata, Calif. The 78-room property was built in 1975 and operated as an unflagged hotel under the name “North Coast Inn.” The hotel was purchased for $5 million in January 2007 and underwent a refurbishment at that time.
The hotel is located in the city of Arcata, approximately 300 miles north of San Francisco and 100 miles south of the California-Oregon border.
Arcata is also home to Humboldt State University, which is the northernmost campus of the California State University system and its 7,900 students and 517 staff. The sum of direct, indirect, and induced economic impacts of Humboldt State University on the county economy is $216.3 million annually.
“Over the last 12 months, HVS Capital Corp has sold hotels at the University of Minnesota, University of Nebraska and University of California at Berkeley,” said Bill Sipple , managing director of HVS Capital Corp., in an announcement. “This particular hotel sale near Humboldt State University represents another ownership opportunity in a recession-proof environment that hotel investors find attractive.”
The hotel market in Arcata is strong and consists of nine hotels totaling 616 rooms. The market’s current occupancy is 67.1% at a rate of $88.14 during the trailing twelve month period through August 2012. The market did not experience a dip in occupied room nights during the 2009 recession and has recovered to levels that exceed the 2006 peak. The local lodging demand enjoys a well-balanced base from tourists, the logging industry, and Humboldt University.