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McMinnville Inn
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in McMinnville
Reviewed 3 June 2014

We were in Oregon to attend a family member's graduation. When you search for accommodations in McMinnville Oregon, you don't get many results. When you search last minute, you are really limited! That being said, it basically came down to the McMinnville Inn and Motel 6. Based on reviews, motel 6 was out.

Front desk staff is very limited: Basically, it is one employee at any time. Check-in went quick enough however in between phone calls. There is an old Dell computer in the lobby with a printer that can be used to print travel documents or directions. There seems to always be coffee on hand. There is a free breakfast and while it is very small, it does the job. The selections include a waffle maker; 2 cereals; pastries and mini muffins; coffee; juices and Milk. One rather odd experience was during the only morning we ate breakfast there with our teenage children, the front desk clerk kept hovering around watching us. It certainly wasn't to be attentive because when the almost empty syrup bottle ran out, I had to go get one from another table. We were not loud or messy so it was quite odd and uncomfortable. He wasn't doing it when a group of adults had been eating there.

Anyway, on to the important part; the room. First of all, it was clean which is probably the biggest concern most people would have. This is definitely an older motel that has had some updating. The good part about that is that the rooms are HUGE and from an era where they didn't try to squeeze every dollar possible out of every square foot. The bad part is that some of the edges are still a little rough. There was a little bit of a musty smell which wasn't bad but an hour or two with an ozone generator might have done wonders.The room had a sink in the bathroom and outside of the bathroom and both were redone in granite and new porcelain. The bad was that there was no transition piece from the carpet to the tile which left a ragged bit of carpet and carpet tacks sticking out (They did send a nice guy over to hammer the tacks down). Also, the knob on the bathtub faucet pull lever to divert water to the shower head was an electrical contractor's wire splice twist on cap. The shower head in our tub was very low as well which is probably a result of the era in which it was plumbed.

There is a desk and large piece of furniture that houses the micro wave and large dorm fridge as well as a few drawers for clothes. The TV was a 32 LCD. There are a few lights but the room can be rather dark if you do not open the blinds.

If cleanliness is the primary concern for most travelers, then the Bed is likely the second. The bed itself was decent but on the firm side of hotel mattresses. The linen was nice and clean. The thing that killed our sleep however was the pillows. They were massive and gave about as much as a zip lock bag full of air. They were all the same unlike some hotels that will give you two different types of pillow. I don't really know who would pick these massive bean bag chair things to lay their head against however (note, I didn't say lay your head ON). A note to travelers is to bring your own pillow if at all possible, even if you have to carry it on the airplane.

The location is good. It is just at the point where McMinnville turns from modern big box store strip mall sprawl to the charming historical 3rd street area. The high school is about 2 blocks away and the biggest amenity is the best darn Taco stand I have ever eaten at just on the other end of the parking lot outside of the Tequila Grill. There is a grocery outlet across the street that is excellent for getting waters or anything you may have forgotten except a nice pillow.

As much as I would like to blast this hotel because of the poor sleep I got with the pillow, it really is probably the best choice in McMinnville outside of the Bed and Breakfasts.

Room Tip: They are all the same, just bring your own pillow!
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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abvimc, General Manager at McMinnville Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2015

Thank you very much for your stay and the input about the property. We have remodeled and upgraded a lot of things and still are in process of making more changes. We always try to make it better for your stay with everything we can do. We are exploring the options for different kinds of pillows at this time. We certainly would love to see you again this summer.

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Reviewed 26 May 2014

We stayed here during our visit to Oregon wine country. It was easily accessible. We did not want to spend a lot of money since it was just a place to sleep. The room was large and included a sofa. the bed was very comfortable. the bathroom was a nice size with plenty of hot water. The staff was very friendly. The downsides were that the lighting was very poor. we had a hard time reading in that light. (I understand from the clerk that they have ordered new lamps.) Also, the towels were very small. but it was well worth the price.

Room Tip: We had a room in the corner of the "U" and it was very quiet.
  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled with family
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abvimc, General Manager at McMinnville Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2015

We appreciate your stay with us during your wine country visit. We are exploring options to have better lighting in the rooms.

We thank you for your business and look forward to seeing you again.

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Reviewed 15 May 2014

I was pleasantly surprised when I checked into my room for the first time. The rooms are very large. It seems like the room had been recently updated. The beds were comfortable with big pillows. The room was clean and at a good temperature when we checked in. The TV's are a little small but they are flat screens. I woke up and went to the continental breakfast. It had the basics, nothing extravagant but enough to get you through the morning. The staff was extremely pleasant. They try to help everyone and was more than accommodating. They would sit and have conversations with you and make you feel welcome in the town. The location was great. There are a variety of things within a short distance. I would recommend staying here.

  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled on business
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abvimc, General Manager at McMinnville Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2015

We really appreciate your kind words toward our property and the staff.

Thank you for your stay with us and hope to see you again soon.

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Reviewed 26 March 2014

Enjoyed our 3 day stay at McMinnville Inn. The room was big, giant bath entry area with everything very updated. Unexpectedly roomy. An extra chair would have been nice for relaxing. The staff was helpful and nice. A basic small breakfast available. Appreciated that it was situated back from the main road. Enjoyed that the Inn was close to downtown and our event site for the weekend.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled with family
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abvimc, General Manager at McMinnville Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2015

Thank you so much for your stay with us. The staff and management here are glad to know that your stay with was very pleasant. We look forward to seeing you in the future when you visit McMinnville again.

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Reviewed 19 March 2014

My daughter and I stayed one night here. Our room had a horrible musty odor, so bad I kept the window open. The mattress was rock hard with coils pushing into our backs. My daughter said sleeping on a rock would have been more comfortable. The check-in lady was pleasant but I would never, ever stay here again. Probably the worst night of sleep I've ever had.

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abvimc, General Manager at McMinnville Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2015

We are very sorry that you had an unpleasant stay with us. We here at McMinnville Inn try to accommodate all your needs and make your stay very comfortable. We are exploring the options for a different bed. We certainly hope that you would come back and give us a try again.

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Reviewed 10 March 2014

The place is awful. No heat in room. Gave extra blankets but does nothing for showering. Charges full price no matter what. Bed and couch hard as a rock. Planned two day stay checked out after first night. Big gob of hair on shower wall. Not a very clean place!

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled on business
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abvimc, General Manager at McMinnville Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 19 February 2015

We are sorry to hear that your stay was not pleasant. We have taken care of the specific problems and have brought the matter to our housekeeping staff. We hope that you would come back again and give it another try.

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Reviewed 26 January 2014 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights with my son. It is much better than I expected. The room was large, bathroom is big, it was clean, and the staff was friendly. They provide a few basic breakfast choices - cereal, packaged oatmeal, DIY waffle, pastries, juices, and coffee. These are good for on-the-go kind of thing. It's quiet and doesn't look very busy. It's centrally located in Mcminnville and there are restaurants amd stores across and next door. The con I have of this place is that the office isn't connected to the building, so you would have to walk out if you needed to go there. Will definitely be staying here again on our next visit.

Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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NorthwindInn, Guest Relations Manager at McMinnville Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 28 January 2014

Dear Guest,

Thank you for your visit to McMinnville Inn!

We appreciate your time & valuable feedback about our product & hospitality. We look forward to having you again when you are back in the area.

Sincerely,

Prashant Gupta, CHA

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Additional Information about McMinnville Inn

Address: 381 NE Highway 99 West, McMinnville, OR 97128 (Formerly Americas Best Value Inn)
Region: United States > Oregon > McMinnville
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 6 Hotels in McMinnville
Price Range: £65 - £87 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — McMinnville Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 59
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
McMinnville Inn is a family owned hotel in the heart of the wine country in Willamette valley. We are only a few minutes drive to our historic downtown where world class restaurants and tasting rooms are located. ... more   less 
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