At this historic 1905 wine-country hotel, relax in a cozy room, linger over a meal in the pub, savor a bottle of Edgefield wine in the Cellar Bar and more. The jewel on the crown is the legendary Rooftop Bar, set five stories up — take in the skyline, Coastal Range and wineries below while enjoying a pint of ale and Northwest pub fare. Hotel Oregon really takes off in May for its annual UFO Festival.
- Pet Friendly,
- Air Conditioning,
- Family Friendly,
- Restaurant / Lounge,
- Handicap Accessible,
- Complimentary Water,
- Visitor Info,
- Long-Term Vehicle Parking,
- Public Restroom,
- Bike Parking,
TripAdvisor Ratings & Reviews
Best location and some charm too.
Had a corner king room with shared bath. Nice size room (compared to the small ones we've stayed in previously). Comfy bed, good front desk service. The bathroom was freezing - wind coming through the window. I'm glad we didn't someone on the other side to share with since we liked sitting in the deep tub. Great location - walkable to everything. The pub by reception was cute, but the guy who was a bartender was the crankiest and most impatient guy ever. Not many people in the place, but he was totally stressed out.
Fun, nostalgic place
Comfortable beds, great decor, good food and great place to have an adult beverage.Quaint little town that has lots of charm and personality. Very close to the Oregon winery's, which is a great reason to visit. I hope to get back soon.
This hotel is 115 years old, so most of the rooms are sized for their day and share bathrooms. We stayed in one of the 8 rooms with private bath and queen bed. There's no room for a bigger bed or even a chair, but there's also no TV, so you go to sleep there. Two pubs are downstairs for relaxing and entertainment. We didn't go there expecting a resort, so it was a satisfying place to stay while visiting the area.
Artful Retro Hostelry. Not For Everybody.
McMinneville is a sort of Cicely, Alaska, which if you are old enough, you will know is the fictional town in the ill-fated 1990s TV series “Northern Exposure”. Generally, when you leave Portland you are surrounded by ardent Trumpers and other scowling, beady eyed rurals. McMinneville was like this when I was growing up in Tigard, and visiting the family from California from the 80’s onward. Today it’s a lovely small town with a Main Street full of interesting shops and restaurants worthy of any larger city, including my current home town San Francisco, where unaffordable housing is destroying our restaurant industry and the reputation it once enjoyed. And, just as Cicely was a small town populated with urban transplants (with a diversity problem) so too is McMinneville (Latinos in the kitchen, only, parallels with Native Americans who don’t have speaking roles) But, if Pinot noir is your cup of tea, you’ll be in heaven. It’s the wineries that have turned this sleepy burg into what it has become. The Oregon hotel is a century old building extensively rebuilt on the interior, yet in a manner that suggests it was all nothing more than a paint job and some varnishing topped off with quirky artwork. There is a wonderful sense of the past lingering on every creaky floor board and in the exposed woodwork, but it’s mostly an illusion. An illusion I love, but those with a taste for the corporate banalities and huge spaces with en-suite baths might find unnerving. Our room did in fact have its own bath. Others have shared baths (between rooms) and some, I believe, share down-the-hall facilities, like Mc Menamin’s Crystal Hotel, in Portland, where I’ve been staying when in Portland. Like all the McMenamin’s properties I’ve been in, the room was clean, pleasantly appointed (if lacking the vintage light fixtures; it had retro modern fixtures which aren’t the same, however “appropriate” aesthetically). No TV, although the rooms do have WiFi. Noise has been an issue in some reviews. We were on the fourth floor, just below the rooftop bar, on a Friday and saturday night in early December. I heard nothing coming down through the ceiling as expected, but as the refurbished elevator runs as slow as an old one, people opt for the stairs, mid-hall from us and I definitely heard their voices late into the night, until closing. In San Francisco, noise from the rooftop bar Jones ricochets between buildings and makes it sound like one of the nearby apartments is having a wonderfully raucous party even though Jones is blocks away. I would imagine that on a warm summer night where people would hang out on the roof, the noise of their voices, there and on the stairs, would be of concern to older people retiring early and business people with early hours. Given that the entrance to the Cellar bar (and Nicks Back Room) is behind the hotel, and that there is a bar on the ground floor, means asking for a room on the lower floors wouldn’t be of any help in avoiding this noise. Take that into consideration when looking into this hotel. We had breakfast at the Red Fox Bakery, behind the hotel on one morning, and at the Crescent Cafe across the street and recommend both. We had dinner in the hotel restaurant the night we arrived (and breakfast at the Crystal on previous stays) and while the food is nice, for me there’s a limit to the McMenamin experience, where nearly everything tends to be McMenamin—-all the alcohol at the bar, all the wine, all the beer on tap. I asked for a tawny port with dessert but all they had was their own ruby, which is not the same as a tawny so we didn’t opt for dessert. There are other hotels in McMinneville, including the nearby Atticus with its own well regarded restaurant, but for me at least, I like the Oregon and will stay there again, when I return to McMinneville, just as I stay at the Crystal in Portland.
Great Location and Quirky Hotel
Hotel Oregon is different in a good way. If you are looking for a standard Best Western, Holiday Inn, etc. this is not your place. Most rooms do not have private bathrooms. The only TVs are in the restaurant on the main floor. Pool. Not. What it lacks in amenities it more than makes up for in uniqueness, character, and funk. The staff are great. We missed seeing manager Alex this time as he was on vacation. Our son Paul loves seeing him. Room and the bathrooms were very clean as usual. I love the coffee they have in the morning on the 3rd floor. Location can't be beat. So many restaurants within walking distance.