If you had only one night in Ashland, where would you stay and why?
We stay several times a year at the Ashland Plaza & Suites. We are about to receive our 10th stay is free thing. When we travel with two or more kids, this is a nice choice for lodging for the spacious rooms (we book the Spa/King) jacuzzi, nice breakfast in the am and it is walking distance to downtown Ashland to the restaurants and shops.
Adjacent is the Beasey's on the Creek that is a nice place for a good meal with views of the creek. There is also a day spa right next door, Blue Giraffe.
We have also stayed several times at the Ashland Springs Hotel which is nice when we travel as a couple. The rooms are on the small side, but the hotel is very elegant and right in downtown Ashland. Breakfast is served each am on the Mezzanine Level of the hotel. Both of these places have websites, also.
The LIthia Springs Resort B&B looks appealing, also. It is further out of town and they have a supposedly nice restaurant (I haven't tried it yet) there. Have a nice time in Ashland, don't forget to spend some time in Lithia Park there. :)
We stayed at the Plaza for a couple nights last summer. As others have said, it's nice. But it's pretty much a cookie-cutter-copy of many other hotels you've probably stayed in, with little to differentiate it.
Next time, we'll stay at Asland Creek Inn, a B&B just across the street from the Plaza. It's an older building (but well maintained) and has a lot of character, both inside and out. Weather permitting, breakfast is served on a large deck built under a canopy of large disiduous trees, and overlooking the creek. Even though it's the middle of town, you feel as if in a forest. Really a nice setting. They do have a minimum stay requirement during high season, but according to their website, might bend those rules.
Sorry to read on another thread that you won't be moving here, kipsmom. But you still have reason to visit, right?