I am a huge McMenamins fan. There...that's said.
I will always go to one of their places if I'm near one rather than most anywhere else. Usually, the experience is a solid 4. Not this time.
The service was excellent, and the food was great. No issues on either count. Nope, my problem is with the men's restroom in the bar/cafe. It is gawd-awful! I could smell the old, stale urine before I went in. It was real bad while I was in there. I couldn't get done fast enough.
I know and applaud the efforts of the company to preserve as much as possible the original look of the buildings. But come on. Can't someone get a scrub brush out?
For all I know, part of the problem was that yesterday was New Year's Eve, But I know that isn't the whole issue. The room always stinks. And as time goes by, it's getting worse.
Later in the day, I was in a city park in Olympia, and the facility there was 100% cleaner than yours, and there was no old urine smell.
If not for this, I would have rated the Olympic at a 4.
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