Pulling into the neighborhood my daughter and I wondered how could a $300/night hotel be in this neighborhood. Not that it wasn't nice but just that it was rather pedestrian. We even drove past the Inn and had to turn around because we were expecting a more grand entrance.
The house is a lovely Victorian impeccably painted in lavender, pink, light purple. Perhaps the most spectacular feature of the property is the garden. Jack's passion in life is the garden and I've never seen one quite so spectacular. He has every imaginable type of plant, tree, flower and they are a symphony of color and texture.
While the lobby and sitting area are small everything in the house is well appointed and in keeping with art deco theme of the Inn. Our room is worth the $300/night. It's very large with a lovely separate sitting area. The quality of the wooden floors, wall paper, wooden moldings and wainscoting is exceptional. Little things like thick, expensive, art deco light switch moldings and incredibly carved glass windows render the Inn interesting, sumptuous and beautiful.
Around the bathtub is nice black marble and the bathroom itself is classy and richly appointed. Even the cabinentry of the mini kitchen in the room feels expensive and is of high quality. Our room had HD TV, a brand new printer, wifi (that didn't work too well), microwave, refrigerator, lovely coffee maker. In other words, the owners have gone out of their way to produce a B&B of exceptionally high quality with extra special details--the gardens and beauty of the decor.
The breakfast in the morning was prepared by a lovely French lady who is also the owner. It was exquisite with high quality sausage, fruit and some special type of french omelette. The coffee was also special.
You're not going to get 24 hour service--it is a B&B but it is absolutely lovely and we'd return whenever we're in Eugene.
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- Have you heard?We were rated “Fodor’s Choice” for Eugene lodging. Lonely Planet also rated C’est La Vie Inn as their top pick for Eugene! In addition, we were chosen as Eugene's representative in "20 Great College Town B&Bs" by BedandBreakfast. And our beautiful inn was voted one of the most romantic places to stay by “Best Places to Kiss in the Pacific Northwest.” See why visitors from across the country and around the world have enjoyed their stay with us. ... more less
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