The Columbia is always my first call after I book tickets at the Shakespeare Festival. You cannot beat the location, and it is a great price, in a nice historic building. A beautiful alternative to the more expensive and impersonal modern chain hotel/motel.
Yes, some rooms do not have bathrooms, but the common facilities are close by and I have never had to wait to use one. It is a quiet, low key, spot with extremely helpful staff - a perfect spot to rest between plays.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ideally located just one block to Shakespeare theatres. An historic European-style hotel full of warmth and charm. Relax and enjoy our skylit lobby and friendly service. Free wireless internet. Listed on the national register of historic places, The Columbia is Ashland's oldest and longest operating hotel. Guests enjoy the hotel's central location in downtown Ashland. Travelers stepping inside the hotel for the first time are greeted with our warm ambiance, personable hotel staff, plush reading areas, clawfoot tubs, period furnishings and original touches. The hotel is less than two blocks away from Lithia Park, The Plaza, the Oregon Cabaret Theater, unique shops, relaxing spas and over 40 independent restaurants for which Ashland is known. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Columbia Hotel Ashland