Traveling with our Pug required some advance planning as to dog-friendly accommodations. We found all the Best Westerns we used to be adequate or better, and all staff were helpful and friendly. However, the one in Albany, OR deserves some special recognition.
It has the advantage of sitting on a rise, with a large portico covering the semi-circular driveway. As we stayed there in October, there was a very pretty covering of colorful, fallen leaves blanketing the yard. All of this made a really nice first impression.
As at all of the Best Westerns, our room was as reserved, with no hassles. However, it appeared that this particular hotel had undergone a bit of an upgrade as to furniture, decor, etc.
Our room rate included a very nice breakfast selection of eggs, toast (and several other breads and muffins), sausage gravy, bacon and sausage, fruit, coffee, tea, etc. All items were hot, not semi-hot as one often finds in these cases.
The furniture in the dining room, lobby and our own room all appeared to have been recently placed, and was quite attractive. The lobby itself was nicely done, and welcoming. The woman who checked us in was also friendly, and happily answered our few questions.
Another attractive feature was the pool ~ it was an indoor pool, and adjoined the lobby. The room it was in was lighted day and night, making the pool constantly visible behind paned windows, which gave the impression of French doors. Very inviting.
Lastly, many of the hotels, including this one, had treats packaged and ready for our pet when we checked in. A really nice touch for pet lovers. (The Best Western in Roseburg, OR even had a dog "play yard", with its own artificial turf, some tennis balls, and a plastic fire hydrant!)
As an added, unexpected treat, the Prairie Inn also had hot soup available in the afternoon for their guests.
We were very pleased with all aspects of this establishment. less
FrontDesk_GM, General Manager at Best Western Plus Prairie Inn, responded to this review
Wow! We are beaming over your five-star review for the Best Western Plus Prairie Inn and are delighted that we were able to stand out among the hotels on your journey.
From our pet-friendly policy to our complimentary hot soup, you've depicted the perfect stay that we envision all of our guests experiencing so thank you for sharing your insightful comments! Our staff will be thrilled to read your kind words too. Should your travels bring you back to Albany, it would be our great pleasure to host you and your pug again.