by Joanna Nesbit
Tucked along the Willamette River in a suburban area (car needed!), this extended-stay inn offers a free hot breakfast buffet and a free social hour with refreshments, including beer and wine, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. Other amenities include an indoor pool, fitness center, a convenience shop, guest laundry and free parking. All suites come with a fully equipped kitchen including a full-size fridge, microwave, stovetop, dishwasher, dining area, and even a grocery shopping service.
The Studio and One-Bedroom Suite includes a queen or king bed and sofa bed. Cribs and rollaways aren’t permitted in the studios. The Two-Bedroom Suite features two bathrooms, king bed and/or queen bed in the bedrooms and sofa bed in the living room, as well as table seating for four (up to five permitted). Cribs and rollaways are permitted in the one and two-bedroom suites. From the hotel, it’s a short drive to Alton Baker Park and Skinner’s Butte Park for walking/biking trails.
Our Editor Loves
- One- and two-bedroom suites
- Indoor swimming pool
- Complimentary breakfast
- Water Sports
- Family Room 5+
- Free Breakfast
- Free Wi-Fi
This was our second stay at the Residence Inn in Eugene. This time we were in a room at the back of the property. The room was large with 2 bedrooms and a living area. This time the the train woke me up with horns at 4:30 am. The first time we stayed here I didn't hear the train late at night or early in the morning but we were in another part of the hotel. There might not be any part of Eugene where you can't hear the train in the middle of the night. The hotel's walls are thin. I sometimes heard voices in other rooms and it sounded like a waterfall when the room above us flushed the toilet or was in the shower.
Hotel is in a great location. There is a paved trail that runs along the Willamette River just across the street from the hotel.
The staff is super friendly, professional and helptul
The property is well maintained and clean
Parking is plentiful
The air conditioner in the room was louder than a jet engine. Out of hundreds of stays, this was by far the loudest air conditioner unit. Our solution was to keep the A/C off when we went to sleep, and thankfully it was a cooler night, but the room still got a bit warm.
Breakfast was standard Residence Inn fare, and the staff were attentive and kept the items stocked.
Pet fee of $75 is a bit steep if you are staying 1 night, but is not even close to the worst we have encountered.