I've stayed at this motel a couple of times now and consider it an excellent value for the price.
The location is great - right off the Highway, and two to five blocks from the main downtown shops, banks and restaurants. It's one block from the Marcus Whitman if you're in town for a conference and on a budget. Across the street is one of the town's premiere restaurants, the Whitehouse-Crawford. Access in and out of the parking lot is easy and there's been plenty of parking available during my visits.
Cleanliness is superior. Budget hotels often are downright shabby, with matted carpets and grimy bathrooms. Not so here. Both rooms I stayed in were sparkling clean. This is advertised as a non-smoking hotel. The first time I stayed, the room I was offered smelled smoky to me, and I was immediately and pleasantly offered another room which was perfectly satisfactory.
Amenities are OK. I wasn't a heavy Internet user while I was there, but my rooms had Wi-Fi adequate to my needs. The rooms offered a nice TV, refrigerator with small freezer, small microwave, iron and ironing board, and hair dryer. Bathroom supplies are basic: soap and shampoo, along with ample towels. I missed having a coffee maker and a shower cap, but for the price I can't complain. If you need lotion or conditioner, bring your own. The first time I was there, there was no Continental breakfast available. The second time there was, and while I didn't partake or look closely, it looked definitely Continental: coffee and some baked goods.
Beds were comfortable, pillows ample, furniture sturdy and convenient, and rooms good-sized and fresh-smelling (except for the first room I was given, which I traded).
I had uniformly friendly and helpful service from the office staff, and good housekeeping throughout my visits.
I've stayed at the Marcus Whitman, and it's a lovely hotel, but unless you're planning to entertain guests in your room or spend most of your time in the hotel, I personally can't see spending three or four times as much money for a place to park your head at night. Cleanliness, service attentiveness to the occasional problem, convenience of location, and general comfort what I look for, and they are more than adequate at this budget hotel. And you'll have some money left over to spend at some of the great local restaurants and wineries.
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