I have stayed at the Columbia Hotel five times or more while visiting Ashland over the years alone, with friends, and with family.
The location is perfect: Very close to the theaters, favorite stores, and the downtown plaza.
The price is right: There are shared bathrooms, so for some it might not be as convenient as in-room bathrooms. However, I have rarely had to wait for a shower or bathroom stall and that was when the hotel was full. The rooms also have sinks and mirrors which are convenient for morning and evenings.
Charming Atmosphere: There is a living room for guests with free wifi, free coffee/tea, and books, magazines, and games. Each room has a unique feel that complements the Shakespearean theater experience as they are reminiscent of the historically charming Oxford dorms.
The staff is very friendly and helpful.
- 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