The Valley River Inn
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We drove all day Thursday to Eugene. Some parts of the drive were wet & rainy and other times I actually had sunglasses on. There was a brief moment when I felt sunshine on my face and saw some blue sky. I was sure the natural sky color was grey until I saw that spot of blue!
We only had cold water. So stopped by an RV place and the guy showed Gary which valves had to be switched back on. Gary ...
... guru knew would not show up. There was one catch- we had to pay cash as they could not process plastic on the weekend! We took it. Site #15 was in full sun, temps near 90 degrees and configured so that our large rear window would be facing the sun. Cooling the interior of our trailer took a heck of a long time.
Our internet research indicated that more sites would be open Monday and the campground internet guru host dude concurred. ...
... game to kick us off than the single A match up between the mighty Eugene Emeralds (San Diego Padres feeder club) and The Boise Hawks (Chicago Cubs feeder club). The game itself was not the greatest and ended with us leaving after two hours with the game still in the bottom of the 3rd. Yes you read that right baseball fans 2 hours and they are still in the 3rd inning, I would not be surprised if the game is still going on now! Note to all my gambling friends out ...
... to arrive: Robbie Davis-Floyd is the one who got us all hooked up together here in Eugene and I bless her for housing me with such sweet women. We rest a little and go down to the lobby. Hermine is taking care of the logistics for her conference tomorrow while I lounge in the lobby. Betty-Anne and Elizabeth gather around and before I know it we’re watching films of breech births and discuss the latest info and maneuvers on ...
... was getting ready for the friends to arrive. Rita made 3 kinds of soups, bread and salad; it was all very tasty and good. Neil was the first to arrive he is looking really good at 85, he was telling us that he is on his way to Iran, Turkey for 6 weeks. He is still having pain from his bike accident in Germany 4 years ago but it tolerates it, he said.
We met Mickey her children Ruby and son, Matt, Jenn and their ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Shuttle bus service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
Historical Traveler Reviews The Valley River Inn Eugene
We stayed at the valley river inn the weekend of June 10. They were almost completely booked when we made reservations so happy to secure a corner parlor suite (top floor) overlooking a portion of the parking lot. The room was quiet - for some reason that pkg area was hardly used. The staff was young and smiling, an extra blanket was delivered to the room within 5 minutes of asking, the room was suprisingly big and well furnished. Everything was very clean. Comfortable king size bed. Lots of toiletries (which were replenished) and good towels (some fluffy and a few so-so). Didn't get a chance to use the restaurant or walk around the grounds much but the setting is beautiful. I would definitely stay there again (unless I'm in the mood for a B&B).
Nice Grounds, Huge Jacuzzi, Male and Female Sauna, River View
After reading the reviews about noise, I was a little worried. I have a River view room and did not experience any of this noise problem reported by others.
The grounds are meticulously taken care of. The Sweetwaters is quite good. Free High speed internet is a nice touch.
The headboard on one of the beds rattled every time I rolled over, I'll find out if they take care of it today.
Very pretty scenery. This is a place I'd stay again.
Lovely, Romantic and Unparalleled Oregon River Views
We have been coming to this amazing hotel for the last fifteen years. The hotel itself is nice, a little on the noisy side if you get a room overlooking the parking lot, so request one on the back side of the hotel. The grounds are lovely and very green, but the centerpiece on the wedding cake, so to speak is the beautiful dining room overlooking the gorgeous Wilamette River. The Valley River Inn has one of the nicest dining rooms anywhere, very romantic and pretty, but refined. The food is very good and it is marvelous on a summer or spring evening to sit overlooking the river at sunset and share your favorite wine with the one you love. I would recommend this place to stay and especially to dine at when in Eugene, Oregon. A very pleasant experience.
A little noisy
My husband and I have stayed here a number of times and have been pleased, but the last visit was disappointing. We had a first floor room and, because of poor construction, heard our upstairs neighbors walking around very early. Other than that, it was fine, but I don't think we'll be back.
I enjoyed my stay at the Valley River Inn. I read many of the comments and see some of that complaints were warrented. While I did see mildew in the shower, the entire room was very clean. Actually I was surprised by how big it was. The beds were very comfortable, and the room itself was quiet. There was a nice assortment of shampoo, conditioner, and bubble bath among other items in a welcome basket. Not only did the room offer Wolfgang Puck coffee, there was a few bags of Stash Tea, Earl Grey.
(This is a delayed review) We routinely travel into the area annually and this property had been recco'd with frequency. Our trips usually span 4-5 nights so this place was "home" during that time.
My husband and I stayed at the Valley River Inn in August 2003. Things started out great. The welcome was warm and a free offer to automatically upgrade us to the next level of accomodations was extended-(from a $143 room to a $156 room.) Of course we gladly accepted.After that it was all down hill. I can not recommend this hotel in the, "Value for the money catagory." This was not about personal taste, but even cleanliness and upkeep. The shower was heavily mildewed, the light switches were falling off the wall. Even the patio door was off it's tracks. We had intially upgraded to a $143 room, in part, because of the included Conceirge Level cocktail hour and conitinental breakfast. We were expecting appetizers and were basically served Ritz crackers and cheese. Despite this experiece we tried room service. On our first called attempt I was put on an extended hold and then cut-off. On my second attempt I was told they had no vegetarian selections. This did not make sense, so I called back and spoke to another person who offered us some choices. The food was acceptable, certainly not great or even good. The entree was almost $20.00 not including the $7.00 salad, which was a very small mound of mixed greens on a dinner plate.My advice --Save your money and stay somewhere else.
Almost a perfect trip
our stay at valley river inn was brief but certantilyfor the most part enjoyable. The bellman was informative as well as the frontdesk attendant, however we found our room to bewell below the quality one would expect from sucha well respected hotel. The decor overall was a throwback to the 70'stimber boom and certainly needs some attention(mainly speaking of the lobby). The restaurant again was sorely lacking in the decor category, however the food was very progressive and well thought out.In closing, we will certainly return, if not for anythingbut the food and the wonderful view
Beautiful and Relaxing!
What an absolutely wonderful hotel. Attended a conference and ended up extending through the weekend and had my husband drive down to meet me. It was perfect! We ate on the deck overlooking the river at Sweetwaters, their fabulous restaurant. It was like our honeymoon all over again! I HIGHLY recommend this hotel for anyone traveling for business and especially for pleasure.
My wife and I took a vacation in our own town and totally enjoyed our stay. The staff was delightful, the room overlooked the river and was lovely. We even took a bike ride on the path something we never do. I would highly recommend it to anyone wanting to just get away.