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“Excellent stay, several years after my first stay here.”

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Residence Inn Salem
Ranked #8 of 23 Hotels in Salem
Certificate of Excellence
Bend, Oregon
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119 reviews
51 hotel reviews
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“Excellent stay, several years after my first stay here.”
Reviewed July 20, 2013

Stayed in this hotel several years ago and had a good stay. Decided to give it another try again and there were no disappointments. Hotel had sold out since my reservation and they needed the smaller room for folks staying longer. With that, I received an upgrade to a larger 2 bedroom suite. Wow! I think I'm getting this suite the next time I stay with the family. Breakfast was typical buffet. Nothing special but was free, hot, and no issues. Decent restaurants nearby. If you like to walk, the stroll to the Red Lobster restaurant is 1.25 miles.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Fort Calhoun, Nebraska
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129 reviews
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

Stayed here a bunch of times over the last couple of years while on business near downtown Salem. I would much rather stay outside the downtown area and commute 10-15 minutes. Can be a bit noisy from the freeway depending on where your room is. Overall about what you expect from a Res Inn. I've always had good service and never had any problems with my room. You get the expected Res Inn hot breakfast, the evening food, etc. Overall what you expect from a Marriott Residence Inn property.

Stayed February 2013, traveled on business
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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45 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed June 16, 2013

I stayed here recently to extend a business trip and visit friends and family. The room was OK, but smelled too much like Febreeze (like they were trying to cover pet odors). The breakfast room was so overrun and messy that I opted to eat out all three mornings rather than deal with the poorly stocked breakfast (while the staff spent much of the time socializing in the food pantry). I thought the desk clerk was friendly and professional. I much prefer staying downtown at the convention center hotel and would recommend you stay there instead.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled solo
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Salem, Oregon
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

terrible experience. Air conditioner was broken, management said it would be fixed, we complained, but no one seemed to be able to fix it. Room was 81 degrees, they did nothing except to say they were sorry. The hotel was all booked up, so there wasn't even another room to be substituted. Furniture is very shabby, not up to Marriott's usual standard. Very disappointed.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Rita d
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Michael S, General Manager at Residence Inn Salem, responded to this review, June 7, 2013
We regret that we couldn’t get the air conditioner repaired immediately due to scheduling challenges with our vendor, and that we failed to communicate effectively with you to relocate your family after the first night. We trust that the new suite continues to meet your needs. We hope that your family is enjoying the experience with the Track and Field events in Eugene, Oregon and the complimentary stay in your new suite for the remainder of your time here in Salem.
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Bellevue, Washington
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Reviewed May 28, 2013

We picked the Residence Inn because it was convenient to the freeway as we were making our way to the Oregon coast. Our first impression of the hotel was good as the front desk clerk was very friendly and helpful. The room was spacious and had a kitchenette, but wasn't anything special. Breakfast in the morning was very crowded and they kept running out of food. We had to ask several times to get them to bring more food out.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Michael S, General Manager at Residence Inn Salem, responded to this review, June 3, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to complete a survey of our hotel. We trust that you had a wonderful time visiting the Oregon coast. We are delighted that you were able to stay here on your way to the beach. We thank you for your patience as our staff was working steadily to keep up with the needs of our valued guests that busy morning. We appreciate your valuable feedback about your experience.
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Everett, Washington
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Reviewed May 21, 2013

So unclean we had to pack up and leave. The light fixtures were dusty. Both beds had sheets that were visibly not clean. As I walked out of the lobby I saw a pill on the floor of the lobby and figured it probably had been there for a while and nobody probably cared. The staff was very friendly, but it did not make up for the fact that the place was simply not kept up well.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Michael S, General Manager at Residence Inn Salem, responded to this review, May 24, 2013
We appreciate your candid feedback about your visit with us. We have been able to address the details that you provided and were able to attend to the lobby area after the busy weekend that we had. We trust that you will give us another chance to “wow” you on your next visit through Salem. Thank you again for your feedback.
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McMinnville, Oregon
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Reviewed April 21, 2013

This hotel is a new favorite of ours. The suites are spacious, very clean and have all the comforts of home. We stayed in a one-bedroom suite with a full size refrigerator and freezer, cooktop, microwave, soft comfortable bed and very nice flat screen televisions, to name just a few of the things that make this room great. There's even a dishwasher and soap and full set of dishes and silverware! Housekeeping will even run the dishwasher for you while you're out according to the note in the room, although we washed our own with the provided palmolive dish soap. The value was incredible for the price we paid. Other competing hotels in the area charge more per night and have much less to offer. I also did a price comparison online on many different travel websites, and found the lowest price is actually on the hotel's website! The decorations are very nice and modern, and the hotel is quiet at night. I don't think we could have stayed somewhere better! The only thing I found somewhat difficult to deal with at first was a loud buzzing noise coming from the water heater closet in the bedroom next to the bed. I thought it would make it difficult to sleep, but I found that I was able to tune it out and go to sleep no problem. Might be more of a problem for people who are light sleepers. The complimentary breakfast is outstanding! Lots of hot food options that are quite tasty for hotel food. The front desk staff are very friendly, and make check in and check out so quick and easy. We will definitely be staying here again in the future.

Room Tip: Rooms on the side not facing the highway are quieter. No traffic noise at all.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
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Michael S, General Manager at Residence Inn Salem, responded to this review, May 6, 2013
Thank you so much for your lovely comments about our hotel amenities that you mentioned. The full kitchens and larger rooms are what make us different from other hotels in town. I am sorry that the air conditioning unit was a little louder that it should have been, but I am delighted that you were still able to get a good night’s sleep. We look forward to serving you again should your travels bring you back to Salem.
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Property: Residence Inn Salem
Address: 640 Hawthorne Ave SE, Salem, OR 97301-5096
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Location: United States > Oregon > Salem
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#5 Business Hotel in Salem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Residence Inn Salem 3*
Number of rooms: 90
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our extended stay Salem, Oregon hotel keeps you connected with free Wi-Fi and expanded cable Stay productive at your large, well-lit desk with convenient outlets and our business center Fully furnished kitchens with full-size appliances, cookware, dinnerware and utensils New bedding collection includes luxurious cotton linens, designer covers and fluffier pillows One of the only pet friendly hotels in Salem, Oregon; $100 non-refundable sanitation fee One and two-bedroom suites at the Residence Inn Hotel in Salem, OR are ideal for groups or families ... more   less 
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