We spent two nights at the Hotel Diamond, using it as a base for our journeys up Steens Mountain and birding around Malheur Wildlife area. It was a relaxing and pleasant getaway. They served a nice baked fish dinner with strawberry shortcake on Saturday. Since I have a fish allergy they gave me delicious meatballs for the main course. Sunday was a super great steak dinner and whiskey bread pudding. Breakfast was all-you-want extra large continental with ham, hard boiled eggs, fresh bread, cereals, coffee, fruit, yogurt, etc. The screen porch was a nice place to cool down with a glass of wine or pop (purchased from the small gift store) and poured in a frosted glass after the hot day traveling through the high desert. The room was a little small for two people, and we had a shared bathroom, but the bed had a new mattress and there was a great air conditioner and fan to cool down the room. Not for those requiring 5 star hotels...the stars were outside with the Great Horned Owls. Do bring mosquito repellant as the hotel is in a marshy, rural area, miles from the local grocery store, or visit in the Fall after the pests are gone. I must mention that the employees are friendly, helpful, and knowledgeable about the area.
- Also Known As:
- Hotel Diamond Oregon