During a recent trip to see plays at the Shakespeare Festival, my husband and I had expected to stay, as usual, at the Ashland Springs Hotel, but they had no availability. Based on the Tripadvisor ratings we gave the Palm Cottages a try. What good luck! While a bit further from the festival, it is a charmingly renovated motel with pretty grounds and a new pool. Very private and comfortable. Rooms are squeaky clean and nicely appointed. We had a kitchenette so we were able to have a few meals in our room. The management is wonderful--very friendly and accommodating.
We had such a great experience that the Palm is now our first choice for lodgings in Ashland.