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“comfortable, clean, convenient” 4 of 5 stars
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219 NW Cowls St., McMinnville, OR 97128   |  
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Bellevue, Washington
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“comfortable, clean, convenient”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2012

We stayed in Flat #4, the largest flat, for two nights. The flats are located on the cute main street of downtown McMinnville, which is a good base for exploring the Willamette wine country. There is a grocery store across the street from the flats, and plenty of restaurants within walking distance. (Note: Most restaurants in downtown McMinnville are closed on Sunday and Monday night. La Rambla, a tapas place on the same block as the flats, is open both nights and serves good food).

Flat #4 has good-sized living room, a full kitchen and a separate dining area. Flat #4 would have rated a "5" rather than a "4" if I could describe the bathroom as "small," but a more accurate description is "miniscule."

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    5 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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Washington DC
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2012

Terrific flat, great location, attentive management. We stayed three nights in late August while visiting the Willamette wine country. The Flats are lovely, comfortable and very convenient to McMinnville and the entire wine region. We stayed in the 4th Flat, the largest. It was great to have a real apartment to ramble in, and a real kitchen was nice. We stayed on Monday and Tuesday, slow nights in wine country, so cooking at home was an option. Beds are great, large windows, quiet, and well ventilated by the large lovely windows. A huge plus is a washer/dryer down the hall. The decor is Very Nice, perhaps a little too decorator. It felt a bit like we were living in a show room and avoiding large vases and piles of pillows. My two complaints are minor; 1. No directions for the TV - we're luddites and needed the instructions. 2. Dim lights in the kitchen, due to a temporary building renovation that occurred during our stay, the windows were covered with plastic while the exterior of the building was painted, dimming the abundant natural light through those enormous windows. Several fixtures had burned out or were missing bulbs so the kitchen was darker than usual. On the plus side; management had provided an AC unit for our use while the windows were sealed, the AC unit was quiet, efficient and appreciated. The painters were very polite and took the time to tell us when and how we could open the windows. An inconvenient situation was made pleasant by an observant management team, who made sure we were aware of the issues when we arrived and provided free wine tastings for the inconvenience. Their attention to details like that was noted and appreciated. All in all we would happily return to 3rd St Flats, for a longer stay, to see through those amazing windows, and of course more wine. We would strongly recommend the Flats for anyone familiar with the European tradition of flat rentals. So much nicer than a hotel room.

Room Tip: The 4th Flat is the largest if you like elbow room or will be entertaining. If you're a serio...
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  • Stayed August 2012, 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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Carlsbad, California
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2012

Stayed here for two nights while visiting wine country. These flats are so unique. A word of caution....we stayed Sunday and Monday nights. Lots of shops and restaurants closed really early or were not opened at all. When we travel there again we will time our stay outside these days so we can enjoy the town a bit more. I will stay here again, no doubt. Absolutely lovely and comfy to boot.

The only negative thing is I am now addicted to the dark chocolate caramels with sea salt!

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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College Station, Texas
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37 reviews 37 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 16 cities Reviews in 16 cities
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2012

We stayed at the flats for the first time this June while visiting the Willamette Valley and loved it! My new husband and I stayed in the 4th flat (absolutely amazing!) and my parents stayed in the 2nd flat. Both were wonderfully decorated! The Honest chocolates that were waiting on us when we arrived were so good, we went to the shop several times to get more! I loved having a full kitchen and enough space to spread out. The air conditioner in the 2nd flat was a little spotty, but luckily it was cool enough to open the windows, so it did not much matter to us!

We wish that we were able to stay longer. The city of McMinnville is darling and the Farmer's market on Thursdays was awesome. We have never tasted strawberries that were that good in our lives!

My husband and I will be back when we can stay longer!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Oregon
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2012

The flat was convenient to all downtown McMinnville activities and for our trip to surrounding wine country. Unfortunately, the flat smelled like smoke when we arrived, but the whole floor smelled "funny"--I thought it was smoke, my husband thought it was "musty. The decorations are darling and the HONEST chocolate sea salt caramel and bottle of wine, which greeted us on arrival, were OUTSTANDING. They need to give the flats a good cleaning and then clean them on a daily basis for guests. Anthony Dell Cellars and the tamami chocolates below the flats were a highlight, along with Bistro Maison, La Rambla and Nicks Italian restaurants. Skip Thistle.

Room Tip: All flats looked great...we stayed in the 1st flat, which was a tad bit noisy, but I believe they al...
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  • Stayed June 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2012

We have stayed at Third Street Flats on three occasions now and our expectations have been exceeded on each visit! Each flat boasts its own unique charm and appeal. Having all the comforts of home without the intrusions of hotels makes this the ideal getaway. The location is perfect, and we found it family friendly as well. The inflatable bed was perfect for my young child.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
    • 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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Portland, Oregon
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2012

We recently stayed for a 3rd time here & loved it!!! We have stayed in both the 1st & 3rd flats.. The photos on the website do not do these flats justice! There isn't any detail that has been missed & the wine & chocolates in your room upon arrival are just the topper!

Room Tip: 1st Flat is really our favorite
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  • Stayed March 2012, 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: 219 NW Cowls St., McMinnville, OR 97128
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Location: United States > Oregon > McMinnville
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Specialty Lodging in McMinnville
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Featured in Sunset Magazine ~ A new style of accommodations in Oregon's Wine Country, 3rd Street Flats offers guests the stylish touches of a hotel, the hospitality of a bed & breakfast, and all the amenities of a vacation rental. Inspired by our own European travels and a desire for authentic travel experiences, we offer guests the chance to rent their own apartment in the heart of Historic Downtown McMinnville. Stay for a night or stay for a week, but stay long enough to fully experience the amazing food and wine that's all just a few steps away. ... more   less 
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