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Jacksonville Inn
Ranked #1 of 8 Jacksonville B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed November 21, 2006

We recently had the good fortune to spend a night in the Jacksonville Inn, specifically in one of their cottages. The cottage provided everything you would ever need for your convenience, comfort and a good night's sleep - from steam showers to gourmet snacks to a four poster bed beside a welcoming gas fireplace. Access to a private, enclosed backyard park extend your options during your stay. An overall good value for the amenities provided.

The food and service at the Inn dining rooms are exceptional ! Be sure to check out the wine shop as it is well stocked and rated one of the top 100 in the country.

In summary, President Bush and his wife stayed at the Jacksonville Inn a year or so ago and we felt we received presidential treatment as well.

  • Stayed: October 2006, traveled as a couple
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Thank GoldenApple
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Reviewed September 23, 2005

I had driven by this place a few times in the past, and the idea of sleeping in a 140 year old hotel sounds pretty sweet--even if it meant i'd be $180 poorer. I was okay with paying that kind of scratch for a piece of Oregon history at the time, but for some reason i was charged the full amount of the room upon booking it six months early. There's a 100% cancellation fee, so you're pretty much locked into staying here once you book the room.

The place is pretty easy to find, as Jacksonville is only about 6 blocks long. There's no formal lobby here, so to check in you have to go to the desk of the wine shop. The employees were nice enough--the woman took us up to our room and showed us where the phone, remote control, etc were. We chose room #4, which includes a queen bed, steam shower, and a view of a rusty roof and the building next door. The television was a late 70s Zenith, and there was a worn reddish-brown carpet in the room with a few spots on it. The bedspread was a little worn and stained. After settling in a little, we found a dirty towel and spent shower cap on the back of the bathroom door and the sink had a lot of short, curly brown hairs in it. One of the bricks in the wall had come loose and there was a small pile of masonry dust on the floor. Throughout the room, the chair rail on the walls had a pretty thick sheen of dust on it. The steam shower was pretty big, but the mold on the grout didn't make it look very inviting at all. At that point, i was pretty disappointed that i had spent $180, especially since the Ashland Springs Hotel down the road is almost $100 less per night.

Although this hotel is almost a century and a half old, the various remodels over the years gave it the same hodge-podgy feel that one might get from a small studio apartment in southeast portland.
Part of the draw of staying in historic properties like this one is that you expect to be reminded somewhat of the era the hotel was built in. Instead, i felt like i was wavering somewhere between 1955 and 1993, which basically made me feel like Doris Day in a second-hand flannel shirt. And for the amount i paid for this hotel, i at least expected a clean room.

One bright spot was the included breakfast the next morning. We had almond-crusted french toast, a great omlette, coffee, and mimosas. I was sure they'd charge us extra for those mimosas, but they didn't. So at least the experience ended on a high note.

  • Stayed: September 2005
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5  Thank oregone
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Additional Information about Jacksonville Inn

Address: 175 E California St, Jacksonville, OR 97530-9451
Location: United States > Oregon > Jacksonville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 8 B&Bs / Inns in Jacksonville
Price Range: $159 - $465 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Jacksonville Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Housed in one of gold-rush Jacksonville's early permanent structures, the Jacksonville Inn perpetuates the nostalgic romances of that era. Built in 1861, the walls of the dining area and lounge were built of locally quarried sandstone, and specks of gold are still visible in the mortar. The town is the first in America to be named a National Historic Landmark, and Jacksonville has preserved its 19th Century charm.Located in the heart of this national landmark town, The Inn is an elegant historic bed and breakfast featuring luxurious Honeymoon Cottages. Gerry Frank of the Portland Oregonian named the Inn as the "Most Romantic" lodging in Oregon.As one of Oregon's most acclaimed restaurants, it received the Medford Mail Tribune's "Readers' Choice Award" for five consecutive years as "Best Restaurant." The Wine and Gift Shop has over 2,000 wines and received Wine Spectator magazine's "Best of Award of Excellence," one of 600 in the world. ... more   less 
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