We stayed one night in September, and found the location great for attending the Shakespeare Festival. We stayed in one of the few en suite rooms, but the rooms with shared bath seemed like a very affordable option for those who don't mind that arrangement. There was a nice sitting area/library with coffee and tea available. The staff were very friendly and helpful, and the wifi service was easy to figure out and worked great. The hotel was very quiet too--one of the quietest I've ever stayed at. One slight drawback was that the number of parking spaces is less than the number of rooms, so if you aren't able to get one, you have to find a place on the street, most of which have time limits during the day. We would definitely stay here again.
- 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