Comfortable and convenient
27/11/2016 lilyfelix, Portland, Oregon
I stayed at Bard's Inn because Groupon offered a great rate. Since I usually stay less than 24 hours in Ashland on trips, I tend to stay further out of town to save money, so being in a centrally loca... more
I stayed at Bard's Inn because Groupon offered a great rate. Since I usually stay less than 24 hours in Ashland on trips, I tend to stay further out of town to save money, so being in a centrally located hotel was a real treat.
The man who checked me in was very friendly and welcoming. Parking was scarce, as other reviewers have noted, but I was able to find a spot in the hotel parking lot. The hotel has four buildings, and my room was in the older, original hotel. My room was on the second floor (no elevator) which is a little rough when you have heavy suitcases and it's pouring down rain, but not insurmountable. Plus there was a great view of the hills around Ashland from the covered balcony.
The room was not enormous, but had plenty of space for me and my stuff. Everything was spotlessly clean and comfortable. There was a Keurig coffeemaker (I personally prefer ordinary coffeemakers because I bring my own coffee, other people prefer Keurigs) The digital thermostat on the wall meant I could adjust the heat and cooling easily. The AC/heat unit in my room was a bit noisy, though.
Breakfast was way above average for a weekday, even by Best Western standards. There was a large selection of food, including sausage gravy and a scramble with veggies, bacon and cheese. No exercise room that I could find (the outdoor pool was closed for the season) but a walk around Ashland was a great (if slightly damp) workout. Checkout went smoothly and Wendy at the front desk was very pleasant. less
BardsInnAdmin, Guest Relations Manager at BEST WESTERN Bard's Inn, responded to this review
Dear Bards Inn Guest,
Thank you for choosing the Bard's Inn. It is always a pleasure to welcome a first time guest. We appreciate you taking the time to share your experience at our property. I'm glad you enjoyed your 'spotless' and comfortable room, superior breakfast, and downtown location. I'm sorry you had to lug your suitcase to your room. Next time just let our staff know, and we will be happy to give you a hand. While it is true that we do not have a work out room, our sister property the Windsor Inn across town does, which our guests are welcome to use. I'm also happy to hear our staff was friendly and helpful. I will pass on your comments to our team. We look forward to your next stay with us.
Kyle, Guest Relations