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BEST WESTERN Bard's Inn
132 North Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520   |  
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“Beautiful rooms, friendly staff (Brianna)”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2013

Our family was traveling from Seattle to San Jose. Brianna was able to give us side by side rooms for a very fair price. Check in was quick and efficient. Both rooms were newly renovated and immaculate. Exceeded our expectations. Clean remote control too (nice). Would stay here again.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Holly H, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Bard's Inn, responded to this review, January 4, 2013
On behalf of Brianna and our entire staff: Thank you! We really appreciate you taking your time to write a review of our property. We look forward to your next visit to Ashland.
Sincerely,
Holly
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
11 hotel reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2012

One of the best location in Ashand right in dowtown. The rooms were spacious and comfortable. Parking was convenient. The room rate was higher compared to other hotels in town. Complimentary breakfast was convenient. If planning to spend most of time in downtown area this hotel is a good choice.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Holly H, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Bard's Inn, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Thank you staying at our property and taking the time to write a response. I need to correct something that was in your review however, we are not overpriced but are competitively priced with the other downtown hotels. As a matter of fact we are usually the least expensive hotel in the downtown area depending on the time of year you choose to visit Ashland. We are conveniently located within walking distance to restaurants, shops and attractions. We hope we will see you again the next time you visit Ashland.
Sincerely,
Holly
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Pasadena, California
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17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2012

The staff at this hotel is amazing....most accomodating - all you had to do was ask. We had a large room with plenty of space for all our belongings and we were two women with lots of stuff. We were in the annex across the street from check in so don't know if that is the old part or not but we were most comfortable. Access to town is great as you can walk everywhere; restaurants, the various theatres, their amazing park, etc. I know the inn is doing some remodeling so it should even be better when done. We had absolutely no problems with breakfast. A pretty darn good variety for a BW; actually one of the best we have ever experienced at a BW. Normally you only get rolls, coffee and maybe cereal. They not only had those items but offered quiche, burritos, casadeas, bagels, etc. I would definitely stay there again on my next visit.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Holly H, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Bard's Inn, responded to this review, December 3, 2012
WOW! Thank you sooooo much for recognizing our team! We look forward to your next visit to Ashland!

Sincerely,

Holly
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Santa Rosa, California
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2012

Stayed here the night of Nov. 23. My comments apply to the older section of the hotel near the lobby. The location of Bard's Inn is excellent, very convenient to downtown. The room was clean. Beyond that, our room on the 2nd floor did not have much to recommend it. It was small and cramped, with an armoire jutting out into the walking area. One suitcase rack was provided, but no accommodation was made for a second suitcase; I ended up having to put mine on the floor. I can usually find a surface--a dresser for example--but there were no "surfaces" here large enough for a second suitcase.

I believe that Bard's Inn is making an effort to have variety with the breakfast. Be aware that the quiche has a thick, soggy crust and no taste.

The front desk clerk who checked us in did not have a warm greeting for us; in fact, she gave no greeting at all. On the other hand, when we were having problems regulating the heater, a man came up right away and was very pleasant.

So... a mixed experience. My feeling is that this room was overpriced for what it offered. I would stay at Bard's Inn again, but not in the "older" section; and I would possibly eat breakfast elsewhere.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Holly H, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Bard's Inn, responded to this review, November 30, 2012
On behalf of our entire team, please accept my sincere apology for not meeting your expectations. Each survey is forwarded to our owner, Jonathan Warren for review and follow up. We hope that you would consider staying with us again so that we may give you an incredible experience!

Sincerely,

Holly
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Oroville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2012

Wonderful hotel. Very nice people. Go out for breakfast instead of the free one. It was cold and old.
Hotel is wonderfully located. With in walking distance to everything.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service

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Holly H, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Bard's Inn, responded to this review, November 27, 2012
Just wanted to thank you for staying at our property. I am sorry than you were disappointed with our complimentary breakfast. We do appreciate your review and I have forwarded your remarks to our owner, Jonathan Warren for review and follow up. Look forward to seeing you the next time you visit Ashland!
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Florence, Oregon
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36 reviews 36 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 10, 2012

I spent a theater week in Ashland for the first time recently, and stayed at this Best Western, located an easy walking distance to the Oregon Shakespeare Festival theaters and the gorgeous downtown Ashland area. Thus BW consists of three buildings grouped together. My room was #404, an end unit upstairs, in the quiet building behind the main one, about a half block further from the highway. The room was a double queen, recently renovated, with vaulted ceiling and a private balcony nestled among treetops. I had a mini fridge, coffee maker, hair dryer, flat-screen tv, a table with comfy chairs, and a nice desk with comfortable chair. Free, fast Wifi for my iPad was another treat. I walked each morning the half block to the large breakfast room, where I savored quiches, sausages, toast, muffins, cereal, juices, and coffee. There's also an interesting pancake maker that resembles a copy machine, both in looks amd the way it delivers you one pancake at a time for your waiting plate. But yummy! I took advantage of both off season ad online rates, and was very pleased. This is the place I will definitely stay again each year when I return to Ashland for amazing theatre, good food, natural beauty and local color!

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Holly H, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Bard's Inn, responded to this review, November 12, 2012
On behalf of our entire team: Thank You! We really appreciate your review of our property, complimentary breakfast, etc. Until your next trip to Ashland, take care!
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Address: 132 North Main Street, Ashland, OR 97520
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Location: United States > Oregon > Ashland
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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