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“They don't honor your reservations and their website is very misleading.” 1 of 5 stars
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10 Main Street, Diamond, OR 97722   |  
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Keizer, Oregon
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17 hotel reviews
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41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“They don't honor your reservations and their website is very misleading.”
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011

We arrived to check in for a two night stay in late July 2011. We had two couples in our party. We had made reservations sixonths in advance.

Only to be told that because of a wedding, we could only stay one night at the hotel, then they were sure we would like staying in a house they rent out three miles away. Not a warm reception.

Then, dinner that night....ugh! The web site makes it sound like you had entree choices. Nope! Family style, which was Cornish game hens....take em or leave em. Three of our party really felt cheated.

After dinner relax on screened porch? Not possible due to LOTS of biting mosquitoes inside the screened porch! On top of that the porch needed swept, and the used ashtrays with cigarette butts needed dumping.

Okay, not a good experience. Would recommend Steens Country Cabin in Andrews, Fields Station in Fields, or the Horseshoe Motel in Burns as very much better.

  • Stayed July 2011
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Portland, Oregon
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2011

We spent 2 nights during our trip through eastern Oregon. We made reservations after learning the French Glen hotel was full and wanted to find lodging that wasn't too far away. As it happened--we lucked out. Hotel Diamond is a wonderful place to stay. We thoroughly enjoyed the peaceful surroundings, excellent service, delicious meals, and friendly atmosphere. We didn't miss TV, wifi and all the rest. That is the charm of staying at the hotel -- enjoying the Malheur Wildlife Refuge and taking in the history of the area. We highly recommend the Hotel and are bringing family with us to visit again in 2011.

  • Stayed May 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Eugene, Oregon
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2010

We stayed with extended family: sub-teen through grandparents. Had a great time. In the past we had all camped in Eastern Oregon a lot, we weren't surprised by mosquitoes, few people, or great distances. With this background, we enjoyed our stay at the friendly, comfortable and old-fashioned Diamond Hotel. The people went out of their way to help make our stay special. The food was varied and very tasty. Other guests were friendly and fun to be with. Out stay here made trips to the special areas of the Steens Mountain, Alvord Desert and Catlow Valley easy day trips. We will certainly recomment the hotel to others.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Everywhere
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2010

We were hesitant to visit Hotel Diamond but had heard so many good things that we decided to go anyway. We now return each year. For those of you who can tear yourselves away from the reality TV, blackberries, Wifi and constant bellyaching, you will find that Hotel Diamond is a place to relax and enjoy the surroundings. The “unique” furniture, or as some like to call it “antique” furniture, was fitting for the well, renovated historic hotel. The food is excellent of often comes from family recipes that have been passed down for generations. There is a small cabin behind the restaurant where we ate lunch, played pool, enjoyed a game of cards, and visited with the friendly owners. The most relaxing time we’ve had was spent at Hotel Diamond and I would recommend it to anyone.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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28 reviews 28 reviews
17 hotel reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2010

Here's my review of the DIAMOND HOTEL. What a PIT....ugh....other than the screen porch and the comfy couch in the entry way, what IS there to like....the mosquitos, or would it be the uncomfortable/squeeky bed...or maybe it is the "unique" furniture ah-la Salvation Army, or the carpeting in the bathroom ...or it could be the no cable, no puzzles, no games, no wifi or no books. Even my husband took a sleeping pill....and he's NEVER had one before. I don't recommend it...charm....that's not what I'd call it.

  • Stayed June 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Fletcher, North Carolina
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54 hotel reviews
Reviews in 65 cities Reviews in 65 cities
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2009

Hotel Diamond is a truly unique establishment. Sitting no fewer than 40 miles from a town with a full-service gas station, a visitor feels that he/she has stepped back into time upon reaching this well-kept inn. The Hotel is at the center of the town of Diamond--population five. The visitor will need to be aware of their surroundings: there is absolutely nothing out here--and in this case, it is most appreciated.

Innkeeper Shirley and staff member Jean were extremely friendly, helpful and fascinating with their local anecdotes. To give an idea of how unique this hotel is, Shirley's family owns the hotel again--nearly a century after her great-grandfather
owned the hotel when it first opened! According to the staff, the Hotel Diamond is the furthest lodging from any interstate, which is believable as I-84 is 175 miles away!

The hotel contains a fantastic wrap-around porch with plenty of chairs. There is a charming dining area and plenty of seating throughout the inn with books and interesting family/local pictures for perusal. There is also a small store with souvenirs and necessities available.

Dinner was served at 6:30; reservations are required. I was seated at the table with other guests and we had good conversation while enjoying meatballs, potatoes au gratin, some excellent beets, bread and wine, among other items. We were treated to a fantastic Buttermilk Pie for dessert, which was made from a family recipe.

My room was small, with an armoir, floral decor and a sturdy bed with an extra-firm mattress, located directly across from one of the shared baths. Despite that the walls are thin and the inn was almost full during my stay, I slept extremely well under a very comfortable quilt.

In terms of value, I felt that for $75, I received a very unique experience in a clean and comfortable setting. The dinner was $19, and this charge could have been less. Although the dinner was good and the pie was excellent, I would have expected something in the $10-$13 range for what was served. While the dinner price seemed expensive, the breakfast contained cereals, fruit, an Easter concoction (due to the holiday), excellent coffee and homemade jams--which were provided free of charge.

Visit Hotel Diamond to get away from television, cell phones, the internet--the World in general. It is a wonderful place to relax, with good accessibility to some of Oregon's finest scenery. The staff is helpful and informational--should you ever find yourself in Oregon's ninth-largest county, inquire about lodging at Hotel Diamond. You'll have no regrets!

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Portland
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77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2007

We have stayed here and at the nearby Frenchglen Hote. We prefer the Frenchglen by a very small margin but this place is wonderful, too.

Diamond Oregon is in the middle of nowhere, near the Maheur Wildlife Refuge and Steen Mountains. It is a lovely place. Rooms were clean and comfortable. Dinner was very good, and the complimentary continental breakfast was one of the nicest I've had for a long time.

Owner/managers are very friendly and helpful.

We look forward to going again someday.

Stayed October 2007
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Address: 10 Main Street, Diamond, OR 97722
Location: United States > Oregon > Diamond
Amenities:
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Diamond
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Number of rooms: 8
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