We stayed at the C'est la vie inn in Eugene in may 2010 for two nights. The Victorian house looks rather kitschy, but never mind that. We stayed in the Matisse room which is a large room with a big ensuite bathroom with bathtub and shower. The room and bathroom were very clean. A trademark for this B&B seem to be the notes in the house and room. When entering the house, there was a note that you had to take off your shoes when it was raining outside. Personally, we don't like that, but if you don't have a problem with that, no worries. There were notes in the bathroom as well. They seemed like instructions, which is no fun at all when on holiday.
Free wi-fi in the room was good.
Breakfast was delicious, but hardly enough. Every other day they make an egg-meal or sweet meal, so that's a plus. When they brought the plate with everything on it, we thought it was just for one person, but then, we had to share it between us and another couple at the table. Quite disappointing. Fortunately there was some cake (no bread) on the side to still our appetite. Breakfast is also rather late in the morning (around 9 the day of our departure), so if you have plans, you lose an entire morning before you are well on your way. It seemed to take hours before breakfast was served, so we wandered around in the garden which is nice, but incredibly kitschy as well.
There is a small kitchen, but compared to other B&B's, there's not much to eat. Just two soda's in the fridge, some chocolate chip cookies (which were very good though), but not much else. There is no fridge in the room unfortunately.
We would look around for another place to stay if we would end up in Eugene again on a road trip.
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- 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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