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“Hotel Diamond a great getaway” 4 of 5 stars
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Hotel Diamond
10 Main Street, Diamond, OR 97722   |  
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Pendleton, Oregon
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“Hotel Diamond a great getaway”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2012

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.

Room Tip: Some of the rooms have private baths, but you will pay extra for those. We didn't have to wait f...
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  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    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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Vancouver, Washington, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

We stayed here in May 2012 for the first time; hospitality was unsurpassed, owners and staff were all accommodating, friendly, and knowledgeable of the area. Loved the setting, surroundings, hotel and meals. We'd stay here again in a heartbeat!

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Yamhill, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2012

I've stayed here once with my wife when we were on a bird watching trip. I also come here every fall for the wine and dinner combo.

If you're expecting a 5 star experience then stay at a resort somewhere else. Diamond is about 60 miles from Burns in the middle of the Steens Mt. Lots of wildlife and hiking trails. The Diamond Hotel is the only bussiness for 45 miles. It's cute, does have bugs in season and the dinners are just like your grandmother made, not 5 star but very good comfort food with great desserts.

Lots to do here, day trips into the Steens, fishing, hiking, bird watching and learning about the early history of Oregon. If you like shopping and being waited on hand and foot don't come you'll hate it. But if a slooooow life style, friendly people and relaxing is what you're looking for I would give this place a 10!

  • Stayed October 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Ashland, Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2011

the Steens, Frenchglen, Diamond, lava flows and all the stunning geography and wildlife should be experienced - and staying at the century old Hotel Diamond with its genuine hospitality and hearty delicious meals is a must.

Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
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Portland OR
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2011

Built in 1898, the Diamond Hotel is a welcoming place to spend a few days unhooked to TV, cell phone and other modern paraphenalia. The reason to go here is to explore the eastern Oregon wide open territory, to relax on the huge porch of the hotel and to enjoy meeting others there for the same reason. While there recently, we met a girl who was there to pick up her second wild horse from one of the two herds in the area. We spent one day on our own driving lazily through the Malheur Wildlife Refuge at times going the same speeds as two juvenile golden eagles. Breakfast is included in the cost of the room and is an extended, do-it yourself continental meal. There is plenty to eat, but not a hot, cooked breakfast. Then there is dinner which costs extra and is worth it. Served family style, most of the dishes are down home American ones cooked well. One of the many advantages of staying here is that this is the pick up location for an all day tour with Dick Jenkins who is a member of a pioneering family. He drives a comfortable van, explains much of the area including a great drive over the Steens mountains, gives you ideas of what the locals think of living in an out of the way place and then.......brings out a table, chairs, tablecloth, beer and wine and a wonderful lunch. Reservations are needed for the tour and we felt it was the best way to enjoy this special corner of Oregon.

Room Tip: There are both rooms with private bath and shared bath. Plenty of bathrooms to go around.
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  • Stayed September 2011, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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Keizer, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2011 via mobile

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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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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Address: 10 Main Street, Diamond, OR 97722
Location: United States > Oregon > Diamond
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