Located on 3rd Street in Downtown McMinnville, these apartments are a lovely place for a getaway in Wine Country, only steps away from fine dining, wine tasting and boutique shopping.
- Pet Friendly,
- Air Conditioning,
TripAdvisor Ratings & Reviews
Road Trip with side of Wine Tasting
stopped in the Willamette wine country on our way to play golf at Bandon Dunes. Did a last-minute reservation to spend the night in McMinnville and found Douglas on Third online which was walking distance to a couple of good restaurants. Stayed in room # 4 which was spotless and very comfortable. Nice kitchenette. Bathroom was serviceable but not large. One thing to consider was it did require walking up a flight of steps with luggage. Don’t know if there’s an elevator somewhere. One note about #4– we had to prop up the head of the bed as the floor has a definite tilt. Very easy check in and check out process with digital key locks. Would definitely stay there again and the ability to walk to dinner was fabulous!
A Great Place To Stay + some Pro Tips
This is an old hotel on the main street (3rd) which is the busy steet through town. It has been nicely re-done and is a good place to stay. Rooms 8-12 face the main street and would be noisier. All rooms come with ear plugs and a Roku TV. The other rooms face the back or, because the hotel is shaped like an "H" have no view other than a small space where you view the other rooms and some bamboo plants. That's OK, The rooms are small but comfortable with good beds and bedding. The suite we stayed in (room 5) had a bedroom and bathroom on each end and were very nice. But bring a pair of slippers if you stay in the winter - there is only heat in the shared kitchen and the floors were cold once you closed the barn-style doors from the shared area. This is a good place to stay right downtown.
Wished we stayed longer
I was a little nervous booking given some of the negative reviews, but was so glad we did. We went for room 2 and the layout was perfect - bedroom to the right of the entrance door, living room with super comfy sofa straight ahead, and large eat-in kitchen and bathroom off to the left. Decoration was modern, clean and tidy, and there were ample towels and everything in the kitchen to do a full meal should you need. The bed was very comfy, and the robes appreciated. The room is at the back of the house overlooking the parking spaces, which did mean in the morning that on the days the dumpsters were emptied you would hear the trucks coming in and the glasses smashing. But this is a property in the town, I defy anyone to find places in a town without noise. We did not find the train noise distracting, but there were the occasional trains going through nearby. All in all, these are normal noises for a town location and so I am not sure why people complain about them? We also liked the access to the property and room through codes, and not having to deal with reception or other people. This is a personal preference, but the smoothness of communication was exemplary, and the flexibility meant we could come and go when we wanted. Ideal. In any case, we stayed two nights and wished we stayed longer. McMinnville is a charming town with loads of eating options, and so pretty.
Should’ve driven home
I rented this place for an evening wedding in the area and felt like it’d be safer for me to find a room than to drive back to Portland. For the most part the place was super cute. I noticed a few pieces of garbage on the floor. The horror was jumping in the shower prior to the wedding to find about 5 long strands of hair behind the shower curtain. Maybe “horror” is dramatic but I specifically wanted to take a long hot bath, which is why I rented the place with the claw foot tub. Mind you, the room was not cheap for the area. I emailed the manager, but rushed off to my event. I came back to a bottle of maybe $20 wine and still a sketchy tub. Still no hot bath like I wanted. So I go to bed around 11 p.m. only to be awoken at midnight, not by a chariot turning into a pumpkin, but by the loud beeping of a street cleaner next to my window. Unable to fall asleep for hours, I contemplate driving home but I have watched one too many episodes of Forensic Files and figured the midnight street sweeper would be lurking around the corner. So at daylight, I gathered my belongings and drove home in my chariot.
Perfect location and great place!
We recently stayed in Room 14 and loved it. The bed was definitely the highlight of our stay. We have traveled world wide and it was the best bed we've ever slept in, while away from home. Everything was very clean and check in/check out was a breeze. Keep in mind, this is not a true hotel with front desk or daily room cleaning, but we knew this going in so it wasn't an issue. The location is right on 3rd with many great restaurants within walking distance. It's also very convenient to the nearby winery's in Dundee/Carlton/Gaston area, which was the reason for our trip. I would highly recommend Douglas on Third.