The Edgewater Inn has a split personality. The front side is an upgraded Motel 6 -- hot, dry and noisy -- and the back side is a resort on the river's edge. We stayed two nights in front and then paid substantially more for a night on the back.
On the front side there were quirky things: the bar of soap couldn't stay anywhere in the bath area without sliding off, the blackout curtains kept getting blown apart by the air conditioner underneath -- that sort of thing. Fyi, the noise of the highway and parking lot can be effectively drowned out by the fan or ac. The back side seemed put together better, and you can't beat the view of the river from the little patio. If you can swing it, I'd say go for the back side!
The pool and hot tub were nice. Breakfast was pretty standard continental, without too much selection, but it was good enough.
The staff was very friendly and helpful. There is a nice walk by the river on the back side of the hotel, which is especially helpful if you have a dog that needs some exercise.
We stayed here because it was as close as we could get to Crater Lake, but it turned out there were some really nice swim spots on nearby rivers and lakes, as well.
It's not the best hotel, but certainly not the worst hotel. If you can overlook a few glitches, I'd recommend it!
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- The Shady Cove Edgewater Inn presents beautifully appointed rooms in a riverside setting. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Edgewater Inn Shady Cove, Oregon