The Best Hotels to Book Near Oregon State University

Stay close to campus on your next trip to Oregon State University
Stay close to campus on your next trip to Oregon State University | © Devin Allphin / Alamy Stock Photo
Sara Darling

Not only is Portland home to the only leprechaun colony west of Ireland, but Oregon also has a first-class university, lots of green spaces and impressive beaches – so why not book a hotel nearby on Culture Trip?

With its colorful history and as the States’ official supplier of the hazelnut – growing 99 percent of the entire US commercial crop – Oregon is a wonderful place to visit. Founded in 1859, it’s renowned for its Wild West past and quirky present-day traditions. Wherever you choose to stay, you’ll be immersed in the compelling and captivating heritage.

1. Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis

Chain Hotel

Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis
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You can’t get much closer to Oregon State University than this, as Hilton Garden Inn Corvallis is located directly on the university campus – within walking distance of Reser Football Stadium, ideal if you’re in town for a game. You can even have a midnight snack as all 153 rooms come with a microwave and mini-fridge. Don’t worry if you’re traveling light as guests all have access to laundry facilities – which could come in handy if you want to wash your gym or swimwear after using the on-site facilities.

2. Courtyard by Marriott Corvallis

Chain Hotel

Courtyard by Marriott Corvallis
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The Courtyard by Marriott Corvallis is situated steps from the bustling Willamette Riverfront and the popular Farmers Market. With scenic views, some rooms boast balconies overlooking the water. Ideally placed for exploring the local neighborhood, start your day with a Starbucks and head out to explore the delightful area – which has plenty of shops, bars and restaurants. If you are feeling energetic, there’s also a lovely riverside pathway adjacent to the hotel, which is a peaceful way to spend an afternoon.

3. Elizabeth Oceanfront Suites


Elizabeth Oceanfront Suites
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Perched on a cliff, overlooking miles of Oregon coast, the Elizabeth Oceanfront Suites are an ultimate luxury escape. The spacious rooms have panoramic views of Nye Beach and come with fireplaces for the colder months. Guests don’t go hungry here – you are welcome to fill up on a complimentary bowl of clam chowder at 5 o’clock or cookies at 7pm – and there are always plenty of towels poolside along with an outdoor sandy patio, if you don’t fancy strolling down to the beach.

4. Alder Creek Guest Cottage


If you’re looking for somewhere semi-self-sufficient, Alder Creek Guest Cottage is a traditional renovated home amid Corvallis and Benton county – which provides easy access to the coast, mountains and Portland, so it’s a great base for exploring. Each guest room has a cozy gas fireplace and access to a kitchenette, and you can meet the free-range chickens who provide your eggs for breakfast. If it’s raining, hang out in the lounge with a cup of tea, catch up on a DVD or utilize the library of books.

5. Newport Belle Bed and Breakfast

Bed and Breakfast

Newport Belle Bed and Breakfast
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For something a little bit different, the Newport Belle is a sternwheel riverboat that has been transformed into a bed and breakfast inn. Guests enter via the gangplank and the turn-of-the-century nostalgia continues with the five spacious cabins – complete with full-size bathrooms, decorated in subtle Victorian decor. There’s a communal parlor and sunroom on the top deck that serves up a hearty breakfast – and you can catch up with fellow travelers over a complimentary glass of wine in the evening.

6. Ocean House Newport Oceanfront Inn

Boutique Hotel, Cottages

Ocean House Newport Oceanfront Inn
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Ocean House Newport Oceanfront Inn is a secluded, boutique hotel with spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean and the incomparable Oregon coastline from every window. Once you’ve acclimated to the incredible panorama, it would be rude not to explore the private access to a pristine beach – and its stunning tide pools. Offering an oasis of calm, enjoy complimentary beverages on the deck while enjoying the stunning sunset views, and freshly baked cookies every afternoon.

7. Independence Hotel

Boutique Hotel

Independence Hotel
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Whether you’re visiting the area for its wine, the river, or want to explore on two wheels, the Independence – Oregon’s only boutique hotel on the Willamette River – offers visitors a taste of history, celebrating Oregon’s early pioneers. Situated in the downtown historic district, it has easy access to Polk County and its wineries, and provides guests with educational wine tastings every week. You can also rent bikes to explore the nearby Willamette Valley Scenic Bikeway – or perhaps you’d just prefer to take some time out at the on-site spa.

8. Atticus Hotel


Atticus Hotel
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Tapping into the luxury lifestyle market, the Atticus Hotel provides guests with the best of everything. Newly built, the decor is chic and timeless, and – from the welcome glass of locally produced bubbly on arrival – this charming 36-room property oozes personality and ensures guests have all their creature comforts. These include Pendleton bathrobes, locally grown nuts, Flag & Wire coffee and Velvet Monkey tea. You’re also welcome to use one of the hotel’s bikes to explore the fascinating neighborhood.

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