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“Beautiful, cozy, friendly -- we'd stay there again.”
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C'est La Vie Inn
Ranked #1 of 17 Eugene B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Lyme, NH
Level 6 Contributor
96 reviews
46 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
“Beautiful, cozy, friendly -- we'd stay there again.”
Reviewed 20 June 2009

Great folks, lovely rooms, good breakfasts, an amazing garden, easy to get to/from the airport. Mostly quiet, but on a busy graduation weekend our room (the Matisse room) was a little noisy at night -- drawing the heavy drapes helped a lot.

A couple of small problems:
- High-speed internet was out several times.
- The extra bed we asked for was an air mattress… which leaked! After it did this twice, Anne-Marie got a real extra bed -- and on our last night, she gave us a second room free to make up for the problem!

  • Stayed June 2009, travelled as a couple
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Newcastle, WA
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Reviewed 25 May 2009

C'est La Vie was a delightful surprise. The rooms were cozy, quiet and immaculate. The breakfast was as good as any you would get at a 5 star hotel. After breakfast we were given a tour of the garden which is beautiful and so much thought has been given to the plants and layout. There is a small porch off the upstairs library where my husband and I sat on a warm pleasant evening. All in all, I would say this was the best B&B experience we have had.

  • Stayed May 2009, travelled as a couple
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Fukuoka, Japan
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2008

This was our first time B&B.
It was so nice decor,garden,bed and people.

  • Stayed April 2008, travelled as a couple
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Boston
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2008

C'est La Vie Inn is a great choice for those exploring the Lane County wineries, checking out U of O, or hiking/biking the surrounding region. Innkeeper Anne-Marie has tastefully restored her Queen Anne Victorian home, and the staff puts together a great breakfast each day. The gardens are lovely as well. There is a computer for guest use, as well as a grand piano, board games, and movie/DVD library. And the bed we stayed in was amazing--at once firm yet soft, inviting and cozy. All in all C'est La Vie provided a very pleasant stay.

  • Liked — Awesome bed
  • Disliked — No coffee maker in room
  • Stayed October 2008, travelled as a couple
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Thank SarahP1118
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Oregon
1 review
Reviewed 29 May 2008

My husband and I had a very special weekend at the inn. The room was very beautiful and charming, priced at a reasonable rate. The innkeepers were very nice and seemed happy to have us. Great location, a few blocks away from Amazon Creek running trail, which I enjoyed running on. I highly recommend it, and we hope to stay there sometime soon!

Stayed May 2008
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stillwater, minnesota
Level 4 Contributor
27 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 May 2008

Enough cannot be said about this Bed and Breakfast; the Innkeepers were great, especially the husband. The house was immaculate and restored in recent years at no small expense. The grounds were pristine; hundreds of plants, shrubs, and trees surround this house on approximately a quarter acre. Each is finely kept and labeled. Extra amenities include visitor-available computer with internet, freshly made cookies, and a miniature train set in the one of the gardens. Breakfast was nice but simple.

  • Stayed May 2008, travelled as a couple
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Portland, OR
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2008

Three of us stayed two nights at C’est La Vie in the magnificent 750 square foot “Casablanca” room – the best room at the Inn.

Upon arrival, we were warmly greeted by Ann Marie and Jack, the proprietors, who graciously helped us with our luggage and gave us a tour of the house. Every detail of the remodeled interior was designed by Ann Marie’s exquisite European taste. Husband Jack maintains the attractive grounds, which feature a variety of plants and other intriguing curiosities, like an outdoor model train. What impressed us the most was that we had first-rate accommodations for half the price of a mediocre competitor.

We started each day with a hot, hearty European breakfast with eggs, meats, breads, and fruits brought to our room in an elegant presentation by their cheerful morning assistants. The only dark moment of our visit was having to check out and leave the pampered life we enjoyed at C’est La Vie.

We highly recommend C’est La Vie, not only for travelers seeking lovely accommodations while passing through Eugene, but also for folks in need of some quiet, elegant, romantic time away. C’est La Vie is worthy of being its own vacation or retreat destination.

SUSIE and JESSICA from Las Vegas, NV; and JOHNNY from Portland, OR.

  • Liked — Clean, elegant, charming, quiet, great service, delicious hot breakfast
  • Disliked — It's not a convenient walk to major shopping areas. Street parking at the inn is free and plentiful, however.
  • Stayed February 2008, travelled with family
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Additional Information about C'est La Vie Inn

Property: C'est La Vie Inn
Address: 1006 Taylor St, Eugene, OR 97402-4767
Region: United States > Oregon > Eugene
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Eugene
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — C'est La Vie Inn 4*
Number of rooms: 4
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Have you heard?We were rated “Fodor’s Choice” for Eugene lodging. Lonely Planet also rated C’est La Vie Inn as their top pick for Eugene! In addition, we were chosen as Eugene's representative in "20 Great College Town B&Bs" by BedandBreakfast. And our beautiful inn was voted one of the most romantic places to stay by “Best Places to Kiss in the Pacific Northwest.” See why visitors from across the country and around the world have enjoyed their stay with us. ... more   less 
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