The hotel is quite authentic. Period furnishings, tall ceilings, old wallpaper and rugs, and old pictures. Be aware of a few things: The beds are small and rickety (lots of noise when you move around), the heat at the hotel was turned off when we were there. The staff told us that they turn it off for the season which didn't really make sense to me since the hotel was full to capacity that evening and October is when it starts to get downright cold at night. It was freezing in our room, but they were kind enough to bring us a space heater. Our room was very small, but we expected that and weren't disappointed. After all, this is an 1800's hotel (rebuilt after a fire in the 1940's). Be aware -- the sidewalks roll up at 6:00 (or maybe it's 5:00!). Make sure you have plenty of drinks and snacks on hand because there is no place to get those things after early evening. There were no plays at the theater when we were there (disappointed!), but the two bars on Main Street were going strong. The crowds were scary though (rough, biker types), so we just went back to our room. Bring books, games, a laptop for movies...so that you'll at least have something to do in the evening.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Columbia City Hotel and its sister, the Fallon Hotel, are authentically restored 19th-century country inns. All rooms are elegantly appointed with Victorian antiques, custom crafted wall coverings, and beautiful lithographs. Each hotel has a sitting parlour where you can peruse books and magazines, or participate in one of many board games. While both hotels stay as faithful to 19th century decor as possible, modern conveniences such as indoor plumbing, heating. And air conditioning have been added. Each room has a half bath, and a shower basket and robes are provided for the trip down the hall to the shared shower rooms. There are also three charming cottages- a one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom- each with a full kitchen, fenced yard and DVD player. ... more less