Published on August 30th, 2009 | by gareth0
Hilton Hotel and Conference Center, Eugene Oregon
Recently my wife and I traveled to Eugene Oregon to do a few stories for the site and upcoming magazine. After spending a week in Southern California covering theme parks and area attractions we had a long trip ahead of us back to the Northwest.
After a 14 hr drive that began at 4AM. We were very grateful to arrive in the scenic and charming town of Eugene. It had been several years since I last visited the town and I found that time has made me appreciate the many things the town has to offer, and see it for more than just a college town.
The hotel also features a conference center which is ideal for everything from meetings to school graduations and is located very close to the University of Oregon.
Checking in was very smooth and the front desk staff was very helpful as we were given a map of the downtown area and several points of interest.
After checking in, we went downtown and visited an old haunt of mine, the Mission Mexican restaurant. I had fondly remembered the homemade cheese sauce and salsa that comes with your welcome basket of chips, and the fantastic fresh vegetables that accompanied our order was even better than I remembered as were the very large portions.
After dinner, the town’s scenic sites were very enjoyable as was seeing the Willamette River as it winds its way through town and some of the scenic parks in the area.
The hotel offered a secure parking garage that needed a key card to enter and exit and was a very easy elevator ride to our room.
The room had a great view of the downtown area and was furnished with two Queen Beds, a chair, a mini fridge and desk, as well as a television and hair dryer and coffee service.
The bathroom was very nice and featured shampoo and other products from Crabtree and Evelyn which were a huge step above what is usually provided by hotels.
The flat screen television in the room was a nice touch as well as the variety of stations which included movie channels and the ability to purchase the latest films as well as other films from an on demand section.
The hotel does offer free internet, and offers a pool, fitness center, restaurant, lounge, concierge, and numerous amenities’ for all of your family and business needs.
The hotel offers an impressive room service menu and also offers dry cleaning and other nice features such as safety deposit boxes and the hotel is located near several restaurants and shops downtown.
Many luxury hotels nickel and dime guests for such features as internet access and parking, but the hotel addressed all of our needs no matter how basic or complex, and many times without even having to ask for anything as upon check in, I was provided what I needed to get online, as well as other services.
Following a very nice rest in the comfy beds, we got up and started our day. Having a large memory foam bed at home often makes travel difficult as many beds are not large enough and tend to be uncomfortable compared to what we have come to expect. The Beds at the Hilton were very restful and provided just what we needed after a long trip.
The hotel offered a Noon checkout on Sunday and this helped us get a good start to our final day in the area as checking out was very quick and pleasant. We spent the rest of the morning looking over locations for future coverage and notating the full schedule of events that was on the City of Eugene’s website.
While we wished we could have stayed longer, we needed to return to Washington but made plans to continue our series on one of the Northwest’s hidden gems, Eugene Oregon.
66 East 6th Avenue, Eugene, Oregon, United States 97401-2667