Oregon hotels get value ranking

Three Oregon hotels received top honors from readers of Travel+Leisure Magazine, who recently voted on the hotels with the “World’s Best Values” in the March issue. Oregon’s Tu Tu’ Tun Lodge in Gold Beach, and the 5th Avenue Suites Hotel and Hotel Vintage Plaza in Portland were in the top five ranking of the nation’s best values.

“Oregon offers some of the most accessible, high quality lodgings in the West, each with its own distinct service and attention to detail,” said Todd Davidson, executive director of Travel Oregon. “It’s gratifying to receive this recognition, especially when it’s from travelers themselves.”

Tu Tu’ Tun earned first place in the “More for Less” category for U.S. hotels, and 5th Avenue Suites Hotel and Hotel Vintage Plaza were right behind at numbers three and four respectively. Tu Tu’ Tun Lodge also came in at ninth best value in the world with the distinction as the only U.S. property on the list.

“It’s such a complete honor to be acknowledged like this because we’ve always made a conscious effort to provide our guests with real value for their money,” said Laurie Van Zante, owner and manager of the Tu Tu’ Tun Lodge. “We strive to offer a full experience and touch every visitor’s heart with something they can’t get anywhere else ... a little piece of Oregon.”

Oregon hotels received additional honors from Travel+Leisure Magazine readers back in January, as the Tu Tu’ Tun Lodge, The Heathman Hotel and Hotel Vintage Plaza were named to the prestigious “T+L 500,” which offers a veritable who’s who list in luxury accommodations. The Tu Tu’ Tun Lodge again received the highest honors for the state, ranking eighth in the world for overall satisfaction.

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“Many of the adjectives we use to describe Portland—genuine, friendly, off-beat—also can be used to describe the city’s hotels,” said Deborah Wakefield, director of communications for the Portland Oregon Visitors Association. “It’s the elegant service our hotels offer, but with a twist, that gets attention, like the over-the-top Andy Warhol suite at The Heathman Hotel or doggie umbrellas for pets staying at the 5th Avenue Suites.”
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