As part of an Oregon road trip, this was my stop after coming over the mountains from Bend. I opted to explore the local area and stayed here for 2 nights. Previously, I had stayed in Eugene proper (near the U of O) but opted to stay here due to price. Coming from a large metropolis, points in Springfield and Eugene are not more than 15 minutes away from each other.
General property notes: Located on near the Beltline and I-5, it competes heartily within a block of 3 other hotels. Talk about fierce competition. The exterior looks like an old Southern antebellum manor and I guess this is why the name uses "Manor" in it. While the gal is a bit older, the interior and rooms have been thankfully updated to more modern times.
Front desk: Arriving mid-afternoon after coming from Bend, Lee was pleasant in welcoming me. He was swift in checking me in even though it was his third day on the job, gave me a quick rundown on amenities, and issued me keys to a second room floor (there are 3 floors). The first night was fine and quiet but the second night brought a guest to the room above me: boy, that person sounded like they were wearing concrete boots. If I was staying a third night, I'd ask for them to be moved.
Room: The second-floor room was oversized and had a king bed with a pillow-top mattress, quality bed linens, and pillows. The room carpet was recent, very clean, and tasteful. The blackout shades and sheer curtains both performed beautifully.
The room was split between the sleeping and living areas: the living area had a couch, work desk, fridge, storage cabinet with microwave. The AC/heater, fridge, and microwave were all in working order. There is one TV that is wall mounted between the bed and living space so both could watch at the same time - it cannot be swiveled to face either area exclusively.
Bath: Sink and counter outside the main toilet/tub room. There were ample quality towels (bath, hand, and washcloth) for two people. Shower pressure in the shower was excellent. Counter space on top and below the sink area was ample. Modern touches such as ceramic tile in the bath and separate sink area and new counters/fixtures added a measure of class and comfort.
Housekeeping: Kudos to the staff for a job well done! I’ve made a habit of bringing a spare pair of white socks to wear in room: both to test how clean the carpets are being kept as well as to prevent tracking dirt into bed. I’m happy to report that my socks were largely clean after a two-night stay. They took the trash, replenished bath supplies, and made my bed with care. I was delighted to leave them the daily tip!
Breakfast: the standard hotel breakfast buffet is offered here, including a waffle machine. The OJ dispenser was out of commission both mornings with an apologetic note on its face; the apple juice was freely available. I observed the breakfast lady periodically replenishing but she didn't appear to be a "morning person" or too cheerful to answer guest questions. So, I didn't reward lackluster behavior with a tip.
Overall, this property is a pretty good value: modernized, comfortable, clean, well-maintained, solid amenities, and moderate-to-spare hospitality. Would I stay here again? Maybe but there are 3 other hotels within a stone's throw. And, even though Springfield is not far from Eugene, it feels like a 100 miles away.
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