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“Underrated Cute Place” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Buona Sera Inn

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Buona Sera Inn
Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Grants Pass
Certificate of Excellence
Newport Beach, CA
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3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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“Underrated Cute Place”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2007

This is a fantastic cute hotel with B&B-style decor in an otherwise unremarkable location of Grants Pass. In fact, the location is not great if you want something scenic. Staying closer to the river might be nice for vacation, but that's a trade-off for price and the fact that the Buona Sera Inn is central to everything.

AAA rates this a one-star property, but I believe they have made a terrible mistake that sadly affects business for these wonderful owners. A two-star rating would still be a bargain for the traveler, but probably more appropriate given the lack of room service and other amenities found in three-star properties.

The owner/managers are nice and take great pride in their conversion of this single level Motel 6-type facility to something completely unique and memorable. You just know when someone pours their heart into a project and this is a case where you'll know it once you step foot on the property.

We took two rooms and were able to look into several others, as they were being cleaned. The rooms are custom furnished with antiques and hardwood floors and are kept sparkling clean. I was able to get wireless Internet on my laptop and we were offered fresh supplies of towels and linen for the pull-out bed.

If you are looking for a underrated hotel with great character in a central location of Grants Pass, you must try the Buona Sera Inn. Their website has good photos of the rooms, and unlike some hotels I've experienced, these accurately reflect the rooms you would stay in.

  • Liked — Unique, clean rooms
  • Disliked — Location
  • Stayed August 2007, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 June 2007

Date: June 17, 2007
Reviewer: Oregon traveler

We were traveling home from California, and needed a place to stay in the Grants Pass area. I called Irene at Buona Sera, and she was so helpful in accomodating us at the last minute. The motel has been beautifully updated, and is so welcoming - from the wonderful murals that greet you as you arrive to the thoughfully decorated rooms. Each room is uniquely decorated. It was hot the day we arrived , and we were offered something cold to drink as soon as we walked into the office. The following morning, Irene provided us a tray, so that we could take our continental breakfast to a nice table outside. This motel and its innkeepers, Irene and Peter, are a great find in Grants Pass.

  • Liked — Unique, friendly, and reasonable
  • Stayed June 2007, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Business service (e.g., internet access)
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1 Thank MiaOregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2006

I received a personal recommendation to stay at this hotel and was so glad that I did! Their rates are extremely reasonable (comparable to a Motel 6) but the owners are incredibly nice, the rooms are quite small but very clean, and the quality of the room was excellent. The owners have gone out of their way to make their guests feel comfortable in a European home environment.

  • Liked — Cute room, big bathroom, excellent shower!
  • Disliked — Small room
  • Stayed December 2006, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Buona Sera Inn
Address: 1001 NE 6th St, Grants Pass, OR 97526-1113
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Region: United States > Oregon > Grants Pass
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Room Service Suites
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Ranked #1 of 18 Hotels in Grants Pass
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated 15 minutes' walk from Grants Pass city centre, this charming motel offers a continental breakfast. Free Wi-Fi is included in each guest room. Grants Pass Golf Club is 5 miles away.Satellite TV is featured in all rooms at Buona Sera Inn. Comfortably furnished, each room is equipped with a fridge and microwave.Jet Boats, Wine Tours, and Top Rated Restaurants are minutes away from our location. Grants Pass is a great starting point for visiting everything Southern Oregon and Northern California has to offer! You must show a valid photo ID and credit card upon check-in. Please note that all special requests cannot be guaranteed and are subject to availability upon check-in. Additional charges may apply. ... more   less 

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