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Working Girls Hotel

17 S.W. Emigrant Ave., Pendleton, OR 97801
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Working Girls Hotel
Ranked #13 of 17 hotels in Pendleton
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Baker City, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2014

From the moment you enter and wander up the slanting tilting you know it's something special! We are so tired of modern cookie-cutter motels and ending up behind the guy at the continental breakfast that doesn't know how to operate the waffle maker. The 18-foot ceilings and carefully chosen antiques add to the comfortable charm of this place. Brooke keeps... More

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Olympia, Washington, United States
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81 reviews 81 reviews
12 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2012

My daughter and two cousins have stayed at the Working Girls at least 5 times and really enjoy the fact that we can rent the entire hotel (6 rooms), has a kitchen, living room, dining room, and many bathrooms. Right downtown and just wonderful!

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Eugene, OR
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42 reviews 42 reviews
16 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2011

Been driving cattle across the high desert and hit Pendleton with a pocket full of coins and a mean appetite. The Working Girls Hotel was a welcome sight. First I hit the saloon on the first floor for a belly full of rot gut. That got my fire going. Next I needed a room. Madame Saturnalia got me set up... More

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Portland, Oregon, and Edinburgh, Scotland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
16 hotel reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2011

If you have never stayed (or even been) in a bordello, this is the place for you. Located next door to the famous Pendleton Underground Tours (very well worth a visit), this tastefully updated, former "boarding house" is utterly charming. Originally built in the late 1890s, the hotel has hard-wood floors and 18 foot ceilings; the furnishings are Victorian; and... More

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tucson
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

We spent one night here (in the suite) and wished we had the time to stay longer. Had great vibes - super cool and clean - tons of personality. One of our best hotel experiences ever. Pendleton, itself was also a pleasant surpise. Cool town worth exploring. Warning - the IPA at Prodigal Sons Brewing company sneaks up on you... More

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Portland
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58 reviews 58 reviews
28 hotel reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2009

We stayed two nights in the suite. The first night there was one other guest, and the second night we had the entire place to ourselves. The decor is very charming with beautiful antiques, period wallpaper and lace curtains. Our bed was very comfortable, and there were plenty of towels and other thoughtful items in the attached bathroom. The underground... More

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Paris, France
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49 reviews 49 reviews
26 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2009

We have stayed in other former "places of negotiable affection" (Flagstaff, AZ; Madrid, Spain) simply because they usually have a lot more character. The Working Girls is no exception. Booking was by phone from France - you have to be persistent, especially with the 9 hour difference, but went smoothly. We arrived late in the evening and found found a... More

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Eastern Washington state
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30 reviews 30 reviews
11 hotel reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2009

Husband and I and another couple just returned from a one-night stay in this amazing hotel. It really was a 'working girls' hotel years ago, and it has been lovingly and carefully restored to its beauty. There are 5 rooms--2 are a suite with their own bathroom--and two bathrooms in the hall. All are on the second floor...you must climb... More

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Boise, Id
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2008

They were a little hard to get a hold of at first, but once we'd contacted them, they were wonderful to work with. They helped us find our way when we were lost, and gave us directions to the restraunt we'd chosen for dinner. The hotel itself had very neat paintings of historic Pendleton places/people. The rooms large, with giant... More

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Aberdeen, Washington
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65 reviews 65 reviews
9 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2008

What a great place to stay! We had the entire place to ourselves for two nights and stayed in the Suite, which has its own bath. The other rooms share. All rooms are on the second floor. I'd guess the rooms have 20' ceilings, and the exposed brick adds a nice touch. The Suite has period furniture to add to... More

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Additional Information about Working Girls Hotel

Address: 17 S.W. Emigrant Ave., Pendleton, OR 97801
Location: United States > Oregon > Pendleton
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Ranked #13 of 17 hotels in Pendleton
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Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Working Girls Hotel is owned and operated by Pendleton Underground Tours. In 1991, people on the tour would ask if any of Pendleton's 18 bordellos were still open? The tourists thought it would be fun to stay in one. Pam Severe restored and opened the W.G. Hotel in 1991, in one of Pendleton's old boarding houses (bordello) built in the late 1890's. Pendleton Underground Tours acquired the hotel in 1997. The Hotel has a suite and 4 other sleeping rooms all furnished in Victorian decor. Each room is unique. Hard wood floors, 18 foot ceilings and exposed brick walls make you feel as though you have stepped back in time, only with the luxuries of the 21st century. ... more   less 

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