Where to Stay in Walla Walla
Now that you know which wineries to visit and where to eat while in Walla Walla, you need to figure out where to stay. No matter what kind of accommodations you’re looking for, you’re bound to find something that works. From hotels to house rentals, bed and breakfasts to cheap motels, here’s a look at some tried-and-true places.
When you’re driving east on Highway 12, the Marcus Whitman Hotel is one of the first sites that lets you know you’re in Walla Walla. This hotel is one of the tallest buildings in the area, and while it looks like something that could come out of an eerie horror movie, it provides pleasant accommodations and a central location that’s perfect for walking to any of the downtown wineries as well as some of the best restaurants in town.
If you’d like to stay downtown but want something that feels a little more like home, check out the Walla Faces Downtown Inn. Located in an historic 1904 building above the Walla Faces tasting room, the six suites are beautifully restored and furnished with modern decor. The high ceilings and large windows add to the suites’ gracious touches.
For special occasions, Vine & Roses is hands-down one of the best choices. This 19th century Victorian house was thoughtfully remodeled a few years ago and now has all the creature comforts of a luxury hotel with the personal touch of a bed and breakfast. (See my full feature here.)
If you’re looking for a vineyard setting, the Inn at Abeja is located in a turn-of-the-century farmstead on the east side of town. Abeja’s wines are among the best in town, and the setting is beautiful. While I can’t speak for the amenities as I have yet to stay there, as a repeat visitor to the winery I can attest to the service and friendly staff, along with the thoughtfully-restored buildings and lovingly-maintained grounds.
Finally, the Holiday Inn Express may seem like a odd choice to mention, but to be honest, it’s one of my go-to places when I’m looking for a predictable and affordable place to stay. The views range from the penitentiary to marsh, and it’s certainly not luxury, but it’s clean and comfortable enough, which sometimes is all I need when I’m spending virtually all my waking hours on the go.
Vine and Roses photo courtesy of inn.
Full disclosure: Walla Faces Downtown Inn provided my accommodations earlier this summer.Add a comment