I stayed at the Hotel Diamond for three nights a week ago. I feel so fortunate to have made it my choice as a base for exploring the Steens Mountain, the Alvord Desert, and Diamond Valley/Malheur Refuge area. The hotel was very clean and comfortable, both in the room and in the common areas. There is a beautiful, screened porch that wraps around two sides of the hotel, with many inviting chairs and tables for quiet reading or poring over maps. We had dinner at the hotel all three nights. The food was delicious, abundant, and served with smiles. We really enjoyed having the chance to get to know fellow travelers, and share local discoveries, around family-style dinner tables. Finally, the service was attentive and friendly—truly top-rate. The Hotel Diamond is a family-owned and run inn, with four siblings doing most of the work cooking, serving, greeting, answering questions, giving travel advice, etc. They offer a truly friendly and thoughtful brand of customer service that started with my initial phone inquiry and lasted all the way through check-out. I recommend the Hotel Diamond very highly, and will definitely return.