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“Great Ammenities” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Grand Hotel in Salem

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The Grand Hotel in Salem
Ranked #3 of 23 Hotels in Salem
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36 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Great Ammenities”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

This was my first trip to Salem and I thoroughly enjoyed my stay at the Grand Hotel! The rooms had a lot of space and also included a microwave and refrigerator. A free continental breakfast is included (which you don't find often in large hotels) and there is no charge for parking, so you are able to come and go as you please. The one negative I had was the firmness of the mattresses, I like mine a little more on the softer side. Overall, it was a great stay!

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2012

On the positive, let me say that the staff was outstanding! They were very courteous, friendly and helpful both at the registration desk and in the restaurant. They are definitely better at this hotel than many places I've stayed. The room was very spacious with even plenty of room for a couch. I travel frequently and I've paid much more for a room much smaller than this. Previous reviews have complained about the quality of the hotel and the rooms. These are old reviews. There was nothing to complain about in either area so they must have updated the hotel since these reviews. The restaurant fare and atmosphere is great.

On the negative, there are a few things to be noted. The beds are firm so I had a lot of difficulty sleeping since I prefer softer beds. Also, if you are a woman you are going to have a problem. The lighting in the bathroom is very dim. I had to apply my makeup by memory. Lastly, unfortunately, it is true that the ceilings are thin. I was woken up in the morning by someone taking a shower.

All that being said, I've stayed in all of the better ranking hotels in Salem. This is definitely the place to stay.

  • Stayed September 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars
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scottSalemOr, General Manager at The Grand Hotel in Salem, responded to this review, November 5, 2012
Smithari,

Thank you for your assessment of our hotel on your recent visit to Salem, we are so pleased that you've found us after apparently trying some of the other quality facilities in Salem. You've identified probably one of the most difficult issues we have in the hotel industry; what is the perfect mattress? Please let us know when you are returning, we have extra matress pads that can be put on the bed to add extra comfort for someone enjoying that plushness. We will be celebrating our 8 year anniversary in March and we have several items being enhanced and improved to keep the value of our hotel something people want to pay for. Again, thanks for the thoughtful evaluation!

Scott Snyder
General Manager
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Forest Lake, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2012

The Grad Hotel in Salem is the finest hotel in the city. I was amazed at the comfort of the accommodations and at a reasonable price. Forty minutes away from the Portland International airport, the location is ideal for enjoying the spectacular wine-country of western Orgeon from Portland to Eugene - ideal location and attached to a university town that is charming.

Room Tip: It is attached to the convention center of Salem - both new facilities. Restuarantes are nearby and...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Grants Pass, Oregon
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226 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

This hotel is located in downtown Salem and it is first class. The elegance of the lobby was impressive, not overdone but very tasteful. The room was very comfortable with a relaxing arrangement with the couch and desk nearest the window and the bed further away. The price was a very good value. Free underground parking.

Room Tip: For the light sleeper request a room away from the street side. There are five floors, but should...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars
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Thank 4cents-worth
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Burns, Oregon
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22 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2012

Whereas I do not recommend the Grand Hotel Bridgeport, I DO recommend this place! Great downtown location, parking garage, very nice pool with wheelchair user accessibility (kudos to them!) the breakfast was very lovely.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with family
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Thank shoechef
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Seattle, Washington
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48 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2012

The Grand Hotel was remodeled seven years ago but looks brand new. Spacious lobby which featured wonderful handmade quilts on the wall when I was just there along with tasteful decor and comfortable seating. The rooms are comfortable, beautifully decorated and spacious. Immaculately clean, it was a pleasure to come home to. The full breakfast included eggs, fresh fruit, sausage and either hash browns or pancakes as well as a choice of cereals--hot and cold. The staff at the desk and in the breakfast area were attentive, pleasant and eager to please. Parking below the hotel is included in the cost of the room and is plentiful. The hotel is connected to the Salem Convention Center and is a moderate walking distance from the Capitol building, Ford Art Museum and the Willamette University campus as well as the core downtown area of Salem.

Room Tip: Rooms that front onto Liberty Street--the entrance side of the hotel, may experience some traffic no...
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars
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Thank PLewis4040
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White Rock, British Columbia, Canada
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48 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2012 via mobile

When you walk in the lobby you know right away that this will be a really nice place to stay. Reasonably priced for the level of quality and decor. Full breakfast included, while buffet style, was plentiful and lots of options. Desk staff were friendly and very helpful. For a wine region there could be more tour options, as this is a convention hotel.

  • Stayed September 2012
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Property: The Grand Hotel in Salem
Address: 201 Liberty St SE, Adjacent to the Salem Convention Center, Salem, OR 97301-3509
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Location: United States > Oregon > Salem
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Salem
#3 Family Hotel in Salem
#3 Business Hotel in Salem
#3 Romantic Hotel in Salem
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Grand Hotel in Salem 3.5*
Number of rooms: 193
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Oversized, Well-Appointed, and newly renovated Hotel Accommodations in Salem, Oregon. The Grand Hotel in Salem, Oregon features 193 luxurious and comfortable rooms and premier suites. Headquarters hotel for the Salem Convention Center, we are a 100% non-smoking facility. Our room settings are arranged perfectly for business and leisure travelers, conference attendees, small or large families and groups. These are definitely the most elegant, spacious rooms in Salem, Oregon! ... more   less 
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