Ratings based on 300 Verified Reviews
They paid and stayed. We double-checked.
4.7 Room cleanliness
4.6 Service & staff
4.4 Room comfort
4.6 Hotel condition
They paid and stayed.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from Seattle
Best hotel in wine regionPosted Jul 18, 2014
Location: Most folks we know go to Walla Walla for wine tasting, and there are tasting rooms for top Washington wineries within walking distance of the hotel.
We had been traveling in Eastern Oregon for several days, staying in chain hotels (e.g. Holiday Inn Express) which were quite adequate for our needs at the time, but for the same price as they charged, the Marcus Whitman was a completely different experience: luxurious, stemmed wine glasses and ceramic coffee cups in the room, elegant large well-appointed room, fluffy bathrobes in the closet, fabulous hot buffet breakfast in the lovely dining room. The food was excellent, as was the service. I wouldn't recommend staying anywhere else in or around Walla Walla.
by A verified traveler
worst room in a good hotel???Posted Jul 5, 2014
I wanted to stay at the Whitman, a classy old hotel, to enjoy a bit of history and the elegance of years gone by. Unfortunately I was given a room in the new annex, part of their convention center, and not within the original building. While the main hotel public areas (lobby, lounge, etc) were gorgeous and just what I'd expected, the 70s-era annex rooms were dark and poorly laid-out with very small, cramped bathrooms. I would never recommend one of these disappointingly underwhelming rooms but, based on the public areas and the very nice staff, I would still consider a room in the main hotel building.
for Couplesby A verified traveler from snohomish
Ideal locationPosted Jul 4, 2014
Pros: Location, location, location
Cons: Fresh fruit with breakfast
Location: Wineries! Lots of them!
Located in the heart of downtown Walla Walla and walking distance to many of the wineries and college was great. I wish we had stayed in the older main part of the hotel. We were in the extension which was nice, but I heard the older part of the hotel has bigger rooms. I bet if we had booked through the hotel directly, we would have gotten one of those rooms. The rate included breakfast, which was very good. I wish they had fresh fruit like melon, berries, etc. however, the homemade yogurt and granola was awesome! Overall, great experience!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from Sumner Wa
loved it!!! would definitely recommend to others!Posted Jun 30, 2014
Pros: rooms were comfortable, food was good
first time in Walla Walla and it was a great experience!!! From the hotel to the wineries we loved it!
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Nice hotel in a very nice downtownPosted Jun 22, 2014
Pros: The location
Cons: Other than sound proofing in the modern wing of the hotel we can't think of anything that needs attention.
Location: Great location....shops and restaurants in the vibrant little downtown are right down the block.
Unfortunately, we were not booked into the historic hotel but rather into the more contemporary 'motel style' building. Sound proofing was not good and we heard people walking on the floor above us throughout the night.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler from J
Best in Walla WallaPosted Jun 10, 2014
Went to Walla Walla for wine tasting. Great trip! Hotel is centrally located. Great breakfast! Impressive upscale-ish hotel.
for Everyoneby A verified traveler
Grand Historic HotelPosted May 31, 2014
Beautiful lobby restored to a work of art! Helpful staff. A dining room area that matches the lobby and serves the best complimentary breakfast we have found. Stay in the old tower portion of the hotel and enjoy the old style mosaic tile in the bath area and a wonderful room. Great location two blocks from main street with wine tasting outlets starting from the lobby. All hotels should be this good . . . we will continue to return!
for Everyoneby Greg from Spokane, Wa
More than what we expected.Posted May 15, 2014
Location: Lots of great winery tasting rooms and excellent dining.
The staff, accommodations and city were absolutely wonderful. My wife and I celebrated our 35th anniversary with a trip to Walla Walla and decided to stay at the Marcus Whitman and thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.
for Everyoneby Jeanne from Colorado
Nice hotelPosted Apr 22, 2014
This is the only hotel of its kind in Walla Walla. The old hotel lobby was really beautiful and the staff was very friendly. The included breakfast was awesome! Great food, lots of options, very worth getting up for. all that said, we had a room in the "new" wing which was not particularly new and was not very nice either. The walls were so thin you could hear everything happening all around you - so it wasn't great for sleeping. On the plus side, the mattresses were very comfortable and the room was quite clean and in good repair. The location of this hotel is also a plus - right downtown near lots of amazing food and also quite close to Whitman College.
for Everyoneby Dave from Washington
Wonderful HotelPosted Apr 8, 2014
Pros: Location, consistency, staff
Cons: remodel the outer rooms and add another elevator, and better tvs.
Location: Lots of wineries and it is a great little town, love the trips to Walla Walla.
The best hotel if you stay in the tower, the other rooms are just ok. They need a good remodel like the tower rooms have with the larger tvs and not so small and cramped elevator. I have stayed in both and it is worth the extra for the tower rooms.