-The beds are very soft
-The pillows are basic wal-mart quality pillows and are tiny. We only had two standard sized pillows on each queen bed in our room.
-The air conditioning is the wall unit with a dial on it to make it cooler or warmer
-The fan in the bathroom sounded like it was on its last hours of service
-The concierge lounge was very basic and didn't even have bottle water. It also did not have any desserts.
-The rooms are dated
-The lobby smells musty and not very good
-The balcony's are right next to each other so there is no privacy.
-The towels are very threadbare and small
-The bikes are not able to be reserved so you might not get a bike when you want. The bikes are basic bikes. They cost $7/hr to rent. Again, the bikes should be reservable.
-There is a bottle of water in your room that costs $4 - exhorbitant.s
-The wifi is fast and free
-The location on the river is beautiful. I think it is worth it to pay extra to have a room facing the river. It is just so peaceful.
-The staff are very friendly and helpful.
-Location, location, location.
If you want to stay at a nice, modern, clean, fresh smelling hotel then I would recommend the Hilton Garden Inn near Interstate 5. We stayed there this trip and really enjoyed the hotel. We did not try Sweetwaters. We had a reservation for four people and yet there were only two sets of towels in our room. The staff were very responsive in bringing us more pillows and more towels but should we really have to ask about such basics? I don't think so.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Treat yourself to one of the most time-honored and respected hotels in Eugene, Oregon. From its versatile event space to its award-winning restaurant, Valley River Inn offers Northwest hospitality at its best, with signature West Coast charm. Gaze out across the Willamette River, Owen Rose Garden, and our beautifully landscaped courtyards from your own private balcony or patio. Enjoy our large outdoor swimming pool, indoor whirlpool, sauna, and fitness facility. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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