My bestie lives in Portland; I in Ashland. Once or twice each summer we travel to a point somewhere in between to spend a few days doing girlie stuff - mani-pedi's, massages, hair fluffing - and most importantly just hanging round the room knitting, noshing and catching up. This was our second visit at the Comfort Suites in Eugene, and if anything our experience this time was even nicer than our first.
Let me start by praising the staff, for indeed their superior service is what sets this venue apart from all others. From the management (Dustin) to the brand new greenhorn at the front desk (Phillip?) to the maids who clean your room - all are cheerful, and helpful, and clearly enjoy their jobs. You can fake a lot of things, but worker morale isn't one of them. Nothing is too much trouble, and everywhere you go in the hotel you can hear the sounds of happy conversation and laughter among the staff and in their interactions with the guests. Very comfortable.
Secondly, the facility itself: clean as can be, and still seeming quite new though it's been maybe two years since our last stay. Rooms are spotless, but so are the hallways, elevators, breakfast lounge, workout room and pool / spa area.
Breakfast: Expanded brekkie with different hot option each day (ham, bacon, sausage rotating through, potatoes, plus scrambled eggs, simple omelets and an egg/cheese dish meant to be popped between english muffin halves), bake-them-yourself waffles - plus all the cereals, juices, yogurts, fruits, bagels and pastries you'd expect in a standard 'continental' offering, and some really good dark roast coffee as well. You can take it back up to your room or eat at one of the many dining tables in the lounge.
The room: nice and large, with two queen beds on one side of a divider and a sofa / coffee table sitting area on the other. Office chair & desk set-up, with plenty of places to plug everything in. Nice sized fridge and a microwave plus coffee pot allowed us to take simple meals in when we didn't care to go out. Rooms were nice and quiet, too.
Pool / Spa: crystal clean water, plenty of towels, and the mid-week bonus of having the place almost to ourselves - no noisy children. We bobbed around in the pool for hours, then warmed up in the spa to get relaxed and sleepy before bedtime.
Location: You'd think not being downtown would make it inconvenient, but not so at all. Downtown is minutes away by the back road leading up away from the hotel, so you can avoid the freeway altogether should you so wish - PLUS it's a cheap cab ride should you want to have a supper out that includes an indulgence in a bottle or two of wine.
Although we'd only stayed the one other time - nearly two years ago - we were greeted warmly as though we came to visit every week. We'd been given a 'preferred choice' card (or something like that - it's their loyalty program) last time which not only saved us money on the room itself but bought me some extra time on a late check out. Nice touches throughout.
Is this the fanciest hotel in Eugene? No, it isn't. Does it offer the most and best value for our dollar? We certainly think so - and we WILL be back. :-)
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- BEAUTIFUL NEW HOTEL!COMFORT SUITES~EUGENE Eugene, Oregon. Opened June '08- VOTED In The Top 3 On TRIP ADVISOR. Easy on/off ~ I-5 exit 191. High Quality Suites/Cost effective rates. Free Breakfast, Internet, Guest Parking, Local Calls. Minutes from: Univ. Of Oregon, Downtown Eugene/Springfield and Autzen Stadium. Amenities include: microwave, mini-fridge, irons/ironing boards, work desk w/ ergonomic chair, voicemail, coffee makers, 32in. Flat-screen plasma TV w/ remote, cable TV, in-room sofa sleepers, indoor pool & hot-tub, as well as fitness room w/ modern work-out equipment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
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