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“Our June stay @ the Peerless Hotel”
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The Peerless Hotel
Ranked #9 of 31 Ashland B&B and Inns
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“Our June stay @ the Peerless Hotel”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 2, 2007

We stayed @ The Peerless Hotel in Ashland, Oregon for three nights during the month of June to celebrate our anniversary. It is a beautiful romantic historic hotel. As we were traveling with another couple, we booked two rooms, room #2 and suite #3 for ourselves. The rooms are nicley furnished with special and different appointments in each room. You can see a few of the rooms on their website. For instance, our suite had two side-by-side bathtubs, plus a shower, and a sitting room with a wood stove to enjoy our wine by (although in June you do not need to light the fireplace, and a separate bedroom). A newspaper is delivered each morning by 8:00am, and delicious fresh homemade breakfast is included, so please let them know if you have any special diet requests, or food allergies in advance. The coffee pot is on by 7:00am. And there is controllable cable music in each room (no TV, but who needs it!) You can sit in the garden or in the next door award winning Peerless Restaurant, where you must go for dinner (great music, fantastic food!). Catherina took very good care of us and made certain we lacked for nothing. Even a glass of port wine in the evening in the lobby. Owner, Christy and Catherina, are your charming hosts, and if you have any special requests, just let them know; it will be taken care of promptly. Windows all open up for fresh air and have room darkening shades and ceiling fans; the AC was running because it was hot during the day, so your room is nice and cool. Our bathrooms were quite large w/ special bath products and plenty of towels. We loved our stay and recommend you go. Frankly, we wish we could have stayed longer! Just a couple of dislikes: queen size beds (we like Kings), plastic chairs in the delightful garden. Be prepared there are lots of stairs, request a ground floor room if you need it. Otherwise, the place is absolutely "loverly", as is Ashland, and the Hotel looks just like it belongs there. Your Hosts will make you feel like you do too! Book today.

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 5, 2007

Ashland, Oregon is a lovely town which we visit frequently. This was our first stay at the Peerless Hotel as it is a little far from downtown, the Shakespeare Festival and wonderful shops. The hotel is nice and the room was fine, though the bed could have been firmer.

The bill for the dinner in the hotel restaurant the night before (which we enjoyed - good food, good service and lovely garden setting) was not at the front desk when we were ready to leave the next day and the manager told us that it would be automatically charged to our credit card. I explained to the manager that we had left a cash tip for the waiter and that we had asked that the meal charges only be charged to the room. The manager told me that they never charge an automatic gratuity to the meals at the restaurant and assured me that the only charge would be for the meal itself. The credit card bill, arriving a month later, speaks a different story with the addition of 15% added to the food costs...the waiter got a very large tip indeed.

Hidden costs in a hotel/restaurant that prides itself on caring for its guests are not acceptable, especially when we had been assured that there would be no hidden costs. There are too many nice places to stay and dine in Ashland that are better managed. We won't be staying at the Peerless Hotel again.

Stayed June 2007
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mooreitaly, Innkeeper at The Peerless Hotel, responded to this review, July 6, 2007
Our deepest apologies to our guests who had this experience. We do not apply an automatic gratuity to any of our restaurant bills. It is possible that a charge for some other item in the hotel was included in the credit card charge. We are sorry that this guest has not called us since we are happy to correct any mistakes made if it is brought to our attention. We hope to have the opportunity to correct this error.
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 4, 2007

The Peerless Hotel, Ashland Oregon

May 31, 2007

My husband and I just returned from a delightful stay at the Peerless Hotel in Ashland Oregon. This hotel is intimate, peaceful, and very, very special. Located in the historic railroad district of Ashland the hotel is close to everything, but away from the busy and noisy main street. The Shakespeare Festival and downtown Ashland are both a leisurely 5-10 minute walk away through charming neighborhoods.

Like a bed and breakfast the Peerless serves a delicious complementary breakfast in their restaurant across the garden. One morning we were treated to crab cakes Benedict and another day we had pesto scrambled eggs with goat cheese and maple chicken sausage. Each meal is accompanied by artfully arranged fresh fruit, juice, and coffee. The restaurant serves dinner and is well worth a visit. There is an emphasis on locally produced foods and our waiters John and Amy took superb care of us.

The rooms (only 6) remind us of a small European inn with fine linens, well-appointed bathrooms, and Trompe L’oiel paintings on the walls. Several of the rooms are suites with separate sitting areas. Catherine, the Innkeeper and Sue, the Housekeeper take excellent care of their guests with extra touches such as Port in the lobby in the evening, coffee and tea available in the airy garden room, and Dagoba locally produced, organic chocolates and a short quotation (by Shakespeare, or others) on your pillow each day.

Because we are members of the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, we visit Ashland at least once a year. We have stayed at other hotels and bed & breakfasts, but having found the Peerless Hotel with its first class service and atmosphere, I think we have found our home away from home in Ashland!

  • Liked — The privacy, intimacy, and friendliness of the hotel
  • Disliked — No air conditioning--but there are great ceiling fans
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
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odessa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 21, 2007

This is a lovely boutique hotel full of character. Our room was large and very comfortable, with a small sitting area with sofa and two chairs, a queen bed in a sleeping alcove, and a huge bathroom. Lovely period furnishings, a nice trompe de l'oeil mural, lush towels, comfortable bathrobes, etc. The expansive garden is very pleasant, an the hotel's large heated sunroom is a lovely spot for a cup of tea, coffee, or port when the weather's cold. Breakfast in the restaurant across the garden was tasty, and the coffee was excellent. It is a very short and pleasant walk to town, the Shakespeare festival, and Lithia Park.

The Peerless is a great antidote to the many B&Bs in Ashland (which inevitably make me feel like an uncomfortable guest in the home of someone whom I barely know and don't relate to), without retreating to the more sterile environment of larger hotels. The hotel manager was charming, helpful, and -- blessedly -- professional. The only downside to our stay was that the hot water wasn't quite hot enough for my taste in morning showers, although it was certainly adequate.

I would certainly stay here again and would recommend it to anyone looking for a hotel of very good quality and a nice touch of character.

Stayed May 2007
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 18, 2007

Nice small hotel with beautiful grounds, quiet and serene. The facility was very clean and the service excellent. It is readily apparent that a lot of love and hard work went into this property. The hotel is in an interesting neighborhood just 15 minute walk from the Shakespeare Center in the middle of town. Attached to the hotel with a walled courtyard between was the Peerless restaurant. We had our dinner served out in the courtyard under the stars. The food was excellent and the service great.
Ok, so why the lower rating. The bed was not good, hot water not hot. The queen bed had a magnificent headboard and like the windows was lavishly draped with colorful fabric. Unfortunately, the bed sagged in the middle and we awoke with sore backs. The room had a spa tub but even using straight hot water, the water was only luke warm even as it exited the tap. We checked the hot water temperature twice during our stay hoping for a hot bath but it remained unchanged.

  • Liked — ambiance
  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
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mooreitaly, Innkeeper at The Peerless Hotel, responded to this review, July 6, 2007
We have addressed both the hot water issue (it is now hot in all the rooms!) as well as the bed in the particular room mentioned. We appreciate our guests and their comments in our continuing effort to improve the quality of our every service. Thank You for the feedback!
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Mendocino, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2007

Chose the Peerless Hotel from our Select Registry Guidebook. We've never gone wrong with it. We were delighted with the Peerless as expected. Warm and personal welcome, we were given an immediate tour of the hotel before being taken to our wonderfully romantic and relaxing room on the second floor. Amazingly comfortable bed, great bathroom, good lighting - even WiFi to help us plan our continuing travels. Breakfast in the adjacent restaurant was flawless beginning with excellent coffee! Katherine was an excellent hostess and helped plan our evening including spot on directions to the Dragonfly restaurant. We will definitely be back.

  • Stayed May 2007, traveled as a couple
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Berkeley, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 4, 2005

Housekeeping seems amiss at the Peerless, we were missing various items. When we called for help, it took forever for housekeeping to come to our assistance. Floors were dusty under our bed and there was a film of dust on our headboard.

Enough said.

  • Stayed October 2005
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mooreitaly, Innkeeper at The Peerless Hotel, responded to this review, July 7, 2007
We appreciate our guests taking time to let us know what can be improved in our efforts to excel in every area of customer service. Our housekeeping staff has been of the highest quality since 2006 and I notice that this review was written in 2005. We look forward to serving you!
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Property: The Peerless Hotel
Address: 243 4th St, Ashland, OR 97520-2043
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Location: United States > Oregon > Ashland
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 31 B&Bs / Inns in Ashland
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Number of rooms: 6
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Welcome to Ashland's Peerless Experience! Built in 1900 and included in the National Register of Historic Places, The Peerless Hotel has been lovingly restored and is honored to be featured in the best selling book "1,000 PLACES TO SEE BEFORE YOU DIE". Whimsically and elegantly decorated with hand-painted murals, fine art, and an eclectic mixture of antique furnishings. Guests are pampered with Frette Italian bed linens, Christy English towels, Pharmacopia natural & organic body care products, spa & claw-foot tubs, and a sumptuous complimentary breakfast (during the mid & high seasons). ... more   less 
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