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Columbia Hotel
Ranked #9 of 19 Hotels in Ashland
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Reviewed 8 July 2013

The Columbia Hotel is perfect for travelers who don't mind sharing a bathroom. I stayed in a classic queen with shared bath and it was perfect! I came in very late at night and they made sure the front desk was staffed for my late arrival. Hotel staff were incredibly friendly and made sure my stay was the best! I loved the antique decor in my room and the fresh flowers made me feel right at home. This is one place I will come back to for sure!

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 7 July 2013

Columbia hotel is a very old hotel in a great downtown location. We were able to walk everywhere we wanted to go in Ashland. The staff were very friendly and helpful. The rooms are neat and clean, small but fine. Bathrooms are shared. They have more men's facilities than women's. No AC in general areas, just in rooms which are listed as having AC.

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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 July 2013

This is a nice refurbished hotel in an excellent location with reasonable pricing and a cool vibe. We have stayed here twice on our trips to Ashland but it is not perfect by any means. Parking is almost always a hassle with only a few spots near the hotel meaning you often end up searching high up the hill for a location for your car. We are fine with the bath down the hall concept but many hotels that have this feature provide a robe to wear for night time visits which this hotel does not so bring your own. Some of the bathrooms do not have sinks to wash your hands afterwards only a soap dispenser. I am not squeamish just realistic about the habits of others. Although there is a pleasant lobby with chairs and reading material coffee isn't served there until 8:00 so if you are an early riser you will need to go off premises for your jolt of java. Some of the rooms are small so if you want more space be sure to take that into account when making your reservations.

  • Stayed: April 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 2 July 2013

Tried the Columbia when other in town options were booked up by tour groups. Hotel is very convenient to the Ashland theaters and retail/restaurant core. The long staircase from the main street through town carries you to a quiet oasis. Rooms were nicely decorated with tall ceilings and fans. I'm OK with having the bathroom down the hall, especially at the value of these rooms for a quality sleeping space less than 10 minutes walk from a late evening performance.

Room Tip: We had a large queen on the quiet back alley. The town gets pretty quiet after the audience for the...
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank EneljeeSeattle_WA
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Reviewed 28 June 2013

This is over half a dozen times I've stayed at The Columbia Hotel. A gem in downtown Ashland. Each year sees another upgrade. Victorian motif with both ensuite facilities and the shower/toilet down the hall. For something out of the ordinary, recommended.

Room Tip: avoid outside back rooms during the summer - they do get a bit warm.
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  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled solo
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Reviewed 23 June 2013

I stayed at the Columbia one night on my way to Crater Lake so that I could take in the Oregon Shakespeare Festival. I got a single room with a shared bath/shower. The room was adorable and their was coffee made in the lobby at 6:15am when I took off for Crater Lake! All of the staff I encountered on my brief visit were very hospitable. Loved being right in the middle of Ashland with all it's funky coffee houses, awesome restaurants and theater.

  • Stayed: May 2013, travelled solo
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Thank Liz L
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Reviewed 12 June 2013

This time, almost a year later, we stay at a 2 double room with share bathroom. Large bedroom, big windows, small sink. yes you have to get out of your room to use the toilet or shower but it is right there. The hotel has this feeling of an Inn, it is small. You can get a cup of fresh coffee wearing your pajamas, or seat in the lovely leaving room to read the news, a borrow book or decide which play to see...walk everywhere, a lovely stay...

  • Stayed: June 2013, travelled with family
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Additional Information about Columbia Hotel

Address: 262 E Main St, Ashland, OR 97520-1831
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Region: United States > Oregon > Ashland
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
#3 Green Hotel in Ashland
#4 Family Hotel in Ashland
#7 Romantic Hotel in Ashland
#8 Business Hotel in Ashland
Price Range: £55 - £93 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Ideally located just one block to Shakespeare theatres. An historic European-style hotel full of warmth and charm. Relax and enjoy our skylit lobby and friendly service. Free wireless internet. Listed on the national register of historic places, The Columbia is Ashland's oldest and longest operating hotel. Guests enjoy the hotel's central location in downtown Ashland. Travelers stepping inside the hotel for the first time are greeted with our warm ambiance, personable hotel staff, plush reading areas, clawfoot tubs, period furnishings and original touches. The hotel is less than two blocks away from Lithia Park, The Plaza, the Oregon Cabaret Theater, unique shops, relaxing spas and over 40 independent restaurants for which Ashland is known. ... more   less 
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