We had a Premium King room for us and our two dogs. The room smelled fresh, everything was exceptionally clean and the staff and owners could not have been nicer people to deal with while traveling.
We scheduled our stay for July 3rd, just passing through on our way back home in CA. The hotel was booked full and had been for weeks. As busy as they were, the people running Wild Rivers were friendly, polite and professional.
I have a problem with hotels that offer non-smoking rooms, but allow smoking just outside. This seemed to be a regular occurance throughout Oregon. There is no way to avoid second-hand smoke from someone who is constantly smoking just outside your door. I think if a property wants to offer smoking and non smoking, they should put all the non-smoking on one side of the property and forbid smoking in that area in general. There was a family with 3 adults and 5 kids in the room next door and there was always someone smoking just outside - ick. What's even more strange, the management allowed these people to erect and cook on a charcoal barbecue next to their car, which was parked next to ours. I grew up traveling on a budget, but that situation made me a little concerned about safety, not to mention all the noise that accompanied dinner preparation in our parking area. That's a first time experience for me, and I was a motel maid back in my college years! I thought I had seen it all...
All that said, I would stay at this property again. Wifi worked fine, TV selection was acceptable, cleanliness was first rate and the people that manage the place are everything you could ask for. I saw the funny little signs about toiletries (we pack our own) but every penny counts in this economy.
Ask to be located away from the street.
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Thank you for your review of our hotel. As owners, it is important to treat every guest with as much respect and dignity and personal attention as possible regardless of how busy we may be from day to day. Apparently we accomplished this with your stay and we appreciate your comments. It is unfortunate that the guest next to you was not as considerate of your personal preferences as they should have been and for that we apologize. We do try to allow for “traveling on a budget” and therefore can allow barbeque in the parking lot provided it is away from the building and other guests. Again it appears that this was not the case and again we’re sorry that you were not completely satisfied with that experience. Also I’m sorry that some guests do not adhere to the second hand smoke laws in the State of Oregon and your comments will be addressed with guidelines as to smoking areas vs. no smoking areas. Thank you again, we certainly hope to see you again if in the Brookings-Harbor area.
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