Ashland Springs Hotel
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... want to be shortist but he was. Had he been able to stand on his own shoulders Glenn Burns would still have looked down on him. But then Glenn could catch geese with a rake (to borrow the phrase) so perhaps I'm being unfair. Nevertheless, when he and Richard hatched their complots it looked very odd.
Hastings was played by a guy who was deaf mute and who signed his performance. To make this intelligible to the audience the director introduced ...
... traveled over the dirt road for a while but all we could find were hiking trails, we think the reservoir is long gone. We came the back roads and noticed that there were a lot of cattle and horse ranches and apple and pear orchards (I guess for Harry and David) and of course winery's. It seems like everyone outside of town has gates onto their property. Washed the dirty car for the 3rd time since this campground allowed washing!! Time to get ready for the next ...
... I just "backpacked Europe," but for real, I mean it with every ounce of me. I experienced, learned, witnessed, and felt things that I never would have otherwise. I feel so grown and a little bit changed - well my idea of the world and the US. I feel like I just stepped out of my little bubble (not just Oregon, but the US in general). Europe is a wonderful contrast to America. Ten times better than the US in ...
... I had no alternative other than to call out an expensive tech to take the laptop away firstly to try and retrieve our data, and when that failed to reload Windows and Office leaving me to spend hours re-installing previous software and trying to restore things much as they were. That little exercise cost a princely $297 and a week or so later I am still trying to get things back to normal. Don’t computers, especially those on a Windows PC platform, drive you nuts at ...
... now... at first it was hot, but now turning to a refreshing warmth.
We are about an hour short of our destination point of Ashland, and the Oregon Shakespeare Festival, so the next couple of days will be a little more stationary.
Day 8: Ashland
We stopped in Jacksonville on the way to Ashland this morning. Jacksonville is a cute little “western” town with many well preserved and restored late 19th and early 20th C. We ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Ashland Springs Hotel
While we were in Ashland we stayed part of the time in some mountain inn that was cheaper than the Ashland Springs Hotel but a little out of the way. We decided to stay at the Ashland Springs Hotel a few nights for a little splurge & it was a great decision (it's really not that expensive). The hotel is really nice, decorated beautifully, & the staff pleasant. I don't recall the size of our room being an issue. My husband & I were really happy with our room & we especially loved the bathroom. We liked the big shower stall w/glass doors. It just felt luxurious. I also really liked their little complimentary bath products - they smell great. The breakfast was continental & nothing special & the seating was kind of cramped. They set tables up everywhere. That was the only negative thing I can say about the hotel. Parking is free & there's a lot of it, but going through the back entrance to the hotel is kind of weird. It's exactly that. A back entrance. All in all, I would definitely stay there again.
I've been to Ashland many times and always wanted to stay here. The lobby is beautiful and I expected the rooms to be equally nice. Unfortunately, this was not the case.
The Ashland Springs Hotel is in downtown Ashland, just steps away from the theatres of the Ashland Shakespeare Festival. Built in 1925, it was recently refurbished and still has all of its old world charm. It's beautifully decorated in a style that would make Martha Stewart proud. The lobby has large armchairs, a fire place, curio cabinets with treasures and gentle ceiling fans. The mezzanine overlooking the lobby is where they serve a nice complimentary continental breakfast in the morning. Breakfast includes cereals, toast, bagels, danishes oatmeal, fruit, coffee, tea and juice and is a very nice throw-in. The rooms are small but lovely and cozy, with satellite TV, tidy bathrooms with good quality toiletries. The do-not-disturb signs are adorable (painting of a bird with "nesting, privacy please" written on them, and dangling from a silky cord). The hotel is well-situated in Ashland, with all manner of shops, restaurants and amenities within easy walking distance. Free parking behind the hotel is included with the room. For $99, it was an excellent room and worth more. Beats staying at one of the many B&Bs that are so popular in Ashland.
Great location, great value
What a charming hotel! The lobby and rooms had a very elegant feel to them. I loved the down comforter on the bed. Free, off-street parking is a nice bonus in this downtown location. Breakfast was "continental", and not a "full" meal, but everything offered was fresh and tasty. For $99 per night (through hotels.com) think it was a great deal. The only thing holding me back from a 5-star rating is the cleanliness. The room was spic and span when we arrived, but the carpet in the stairway was stained as was the upholstory on the chair in our room. I was also disappointed to see the rear entry door did not close properly unless you really yanked on it, so the building was basically unsecured when we returned to the hotel at 10pm.
Loved the hotel
The hotel was one of the best I have ever stayed at. The staff was exceptional and really provided first class service. I had a wonderful New Years stay and will be back again next year. Breakfast was excellent. One of the best hotels I have ever stayed at.
Great Romantic Inn
My husband and I stayed at the Ashland Springs Hotel and had an incredible experience. Our corner guestroom had beautiful panoramic views overlooking downtown Ashland and the nearby Cascade Mountains. Food was delicious and the service was impeccable. Being downtown and only a few steps from the Oregon Shakepseare Festival was so convenient. We just parked the car and didn't get back in it until it was time to go home. This majestic historic jewel is a great find!
Our New Year's celebation was a disappointing experience to say the least. Chose this pricey hotel over others for it's on site restaurant for room service and convenience and supposed standards. Upon checking in we were advised the restaurant was under renovation with no apologies or care of the rude desk clerk. Hotel gave NO dislosure to this important fact prior to arrival from the reservation agent or the confimation letter received and it is misrepresening the facts given on their website. This was the just the beginning of experience as our room was left unlocked and door left wide open by the maid with our laptop sitting on the desk, New Years Eve we observed street people coming from street to use restrooms and free to roam up to guest rooms with front desk watching and No security(if any) alerted, dirty carpets throughtout, breakfast room size inadequate for all to sit and very basic/limited food choices. Hotel staff was very inexperienced, careless and needs lessons in customer service. Corner king suite size was small but expected as it is a historical property and very typical european.
This hotel comes with some significant history and the charm and ambiance of the hotel exudes all of that. However, when charm and character no longer hold your attention, what's left is unfinished business. Unfortunately, the service is mediocre. Customer service is lacking and it shows itself round every vintage corner of the hotel. There's no room service. The age of the hotel boasts tiny guest rooms. We had a NS King deluxe room and paid $119. It was claustrophobic including the bathrooms. The complimentary breakfast was very very generic and uninspiring. Plus they ran out of coffee 15 minutes before the breakfast deadline (which was our arrival time) and had no intention of brewing a fresh pot. We ended up walking down the street to a Starbucks for our morning coffee. All in all, I think the hotel itself is charming. However, charming doesn't replace customer service, friendly attentiveness or the details that make a stay memorable. It's a shame, but until management revamps the energy of their workers, restores a few conveniences like room service, an open coffee bar and kicks up the steam on the small details that lends itself to a pleasurable experience, why return? Next time, I'll take my $119 down the street to a quaint bed and breakfast and find what this hotel has lost...the desire to please their customer.
My vote for best place to stay in Ashland
I stayed in Ashland 2 nights in October 2003. The first night I had the painful experience of staying at the BW Bard's Inn. I moved to Ashland Springs the 2nd night. It was $20 cheaper, closer to the theatres, clean, cozy and very tastefully decorated. The building was old, but rennovations includ a modern bathroom, nice clean tile floors, comfortable linens and nice extras like a victorian card and lavendar satchet on the bed. I was so regretful I did not stay there both nightsl. If I'm ever in Ashland again, I will not stay anywhere else.
The outdoor Elizabethan stage is just a short walk from the back entrance of this hotel--very convenient.
This hotel is one of the best I have visited in Oregon. Very close to Shakespeare, Historical details are superb, and the Bullseye Bistro even has free wireless high speed internet. Highly recommended.