I have never stayed in a McMenamins property before. However, after my stay at the Kennedy School hotel in Portland, this will change!
I thoroughly enjoyed this off-beat hotel. Think of a 100-year old school that has been converted to a hotel - but much better! For instance, this location has a fully operational brewery (the Hammerhead IPA and Summer Kolsch were both outstanding). It also has a great courtyard restaurant and many other places to imbibe in fine Oregon beer and wine. There is even a cool cigar lounge if you want to partake.
The rooms were relatively small but clean as a whistle. They were "period" rooms with old fashioned decor. I loved the fact there was no t.v. in my room. Outstanding! But i did have access to the internet (free) which is a must.
One of the coolest things is that it is a pet friendly hotel. I have a dog and we always have difficulties trying to find a place that will allow us to bring him. Bingo - here it is!
Well done McMenamins. Like Arnie Schwarzenegger once said - "I'll be back".