First, I'm not a person who spends a lot of tie in the hotel room, no matter where i amz or how lng I'm there. I don't need a view, or spa facilities, or to be in the heart of town: if this is important to you, this might not be the hotel for you I want a clean, comfortable, quiet place to sleep: all hotels look the same when you turn the lights off.
That being sai, I've stayed here twice now. Our first stay was June 2010. We were moving from So.Cal to NW WA...with a dog & very unhappy cat. Ashland was a good half way point & this hotel would take the animals & was the less expensive of the 2 BW in the area. The AC was broken in the 1st room we were given, but staff was very quick to change our room. The room was a bit dated, but it was clean & comfortable for the price. We just needed a place to sleep overnight & the proximity to the freeway was perfect for us. Know before you book that it's about a 5-10 min easy drive to downtown Ashland. Perfect for us, but it depends on what you want. My only "knock" on the experience was that the gentleman checking us out in the morning was soooo slow. It took 10 mon to get the paperwork...& we were the only customers.
Our 2nd trip was May 2011. We were returning back to WA from 10 days of camping in Big Sur, so I got a jacuzzi room this trip. These rooms (in the wing near the fitness center) seemed to be more recently updated. Spacious, the jacuzzi was great, room was quiet....& a jacuzzi room for $100 was a steal! We met friends in Ashland for dinner (Thai Pepper...a bit spendy, but very good) & it was an easy drive into town from the hotel. Again, just an overnight stop: if you are there for longer you might want to be more localized in town, but really you're 10 min away by car. This time check out was efficient. I think the first trip we had a newbie.
We're headed back to Big Sur this May (2012) & have booked here again for down & back. It's a clean, quiet, comfortable place to sleep and a great value for the price in this area.