We won an overnight package at this hotel, and used it on a Friday-Saturday stay. We went online to choose what day based on the type of live music that was playing. The package included one night, $60 dinner for two, two no-charge glasses of wine, and $20 breakfast for two. This package costs a little over $220 if you were to pay.
Our first complaint was the town. On a Friday you'd think that McMinnville would be open at least until 10pm-11pm, but it seemed as though most places closed around 7pm.
The parking to the Hotel was about two blocks away. Hopefully the single unloading parking spot is free when you get there.
The room was VERY small, but we did get a view overlooking the street. They do give you earplugs at night due to the noise from outside, and from the pipes creeking and screeching as well (ceiling).
We tried to sit and watch the live music, but there were no seats! We couldn't stand either because the music was in a dining area. We asked if we could put chairs near the pool table, but we received weird looks for asking, so we just ate dinner.
The dinner customer service was decent but not great. They provided no real help or fast service. As usual with all McMenamins, the food was terrible (the same with breakfast). They really need to upgrade their menu to match the ambiance of their locations. It was difficult to keep in the budget of $60 & $20 for two people too.
Checkout is at 11:00am, so we went for breakfast at 9:00am. We thought it would be neat to eat at the rooftop restaurant and bar (outside on the roof). It ended up being very cold and they do not have space heaters on the roof either. When we returned to our room at 10am, they had shut off our key cards. We had to request that they be reactivated so that we could acquire our possesions that were still in our room.
Also, please be sure to KEEP TRACK OF YOUR SPENDING. At checkout we had a really ruff time trying to figure out why we owed so much. According to our calculations we owed $30 more then our overnight package, but the front desk said we owed $55 more. We took our our receipts and showed them, and they corrected THEIR error! We were glad we kept track.
Finally, they required a credit/debit card at the check-in. They charge the card as you go along, but they still have not removed the $200+ from the card. It still shows 'pending' two days later after checking out. I will now need to call them and remind them to give me back those funds...
We made the best of this trip, and ended up having a decent time with each other. However, the hotel experience itself was terrible & we did not like the food at all. We will not recommend this hotel to anyone.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- On McMinnville's charming, old main street, Hotel Oregon strikes an inviting pose - as it has since 1905. Once home to a restaurant and lounge, banquet hall, Greyhound bus depot, Western Union, soda fountain and beauty parlor, the handsome four-story building we call Hotel Oregon is a delightful destination in the heart of Oregon's wine country.Warm lighting in the first floor pub, cozy tables and an impressive 40-foot long back bar invite close conversation over the glint of a fresh pint or maybe a game of shuffle board in the Paragon room. Artwork and wall hangings inspire thoughts of the past and a trip to the subterranean bistro-style Cellar Bar or magnificent Rooftop Bar (with its breathtaking 360-degree view of the region) are a must for any visitor to the hotel. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Mcmenamins Hotel Mcminnville