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Hotel was rundown--owners had sold it and seemed they haven't put any more money in it. Rooms were... read more

Reviewed 22 June 2017
Rick W
Portland, Oregon
RV camping

First visit to Hot Lake, a two night rest before crossing the Blue Mtns in our new TT. Not a... read more

Reviewed 12 July 2018
Dave R
Santa Clara, Utah
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66172 Highway 203, La Grande, OR 97850-5230
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 1 June 2016

The place is a labor of love and is being restored. Don't expect marble countertops and 2016 furnishings. That's not what this place is about. It's about a group of people trying to restore a piece of history. The place has its share of creaks,...More

5  Thank TrvlTheWorld2
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Reviewed 26 February 2013

Well, for starters, I would like to say I never stayed the night at Hot lake, but I did go out there for lunch and breakfast a few times (of which the food and employee service where excellent). I also toured the rooms and checked...More

19  Thank 85oceanic
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Reviewed 5 October 2018

I do not know how to explain this place other than to say time stops, the outside is in and the inside is out and there is a definitive energy of creepy, weird and is run down in every single way. Looking for a lovely...More

4  Thank capergerl
Reviewed 28 August 2018

Are you serious? If you like brothels and the old west saloon type of place, this will be perfect for you.

3  Thank RelaxMama
Reviewed 12 July 2018 via mobile

First visit to Hot Lake, a two night rest before crossing the Blue Mtns in our new TT. Not a stranger to RV spots in Baker or LeGrande, but this looked very good in our search, it was great! From the excellent greeting by registration...More

4  Thank Dave R
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Beautiful area, well maintained and service is excellent. Groundskeepers are helpful and full of information about the area with suggestions and input as to trips, things to do in the area.

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Reviewed 30 April 2018 via mobile

The pools are very old and in bad shape, they were very gross. Asked for a refund and they told us there were no refunds even though we did not even soak. Horrible!

5  Thank MrsBerry7C
Reviewed 29 April 2018

I was very impressed with the history of this place and the effort the owners took to revive it from disaster. Seeing the film on the revitalization project, You would think it should have been torn down. The owners however put years and millions into...More

3  Thank pers0nalview
Reviewed 16 April 2018

The museum is one if the best museums we have ever been in. Such unique and interesting items. The video on each floor describes a few of the items on that floor. The introductory movie describes the challenge this family took on restoring this historic...More

2  Thank clamick
Reviewed 2 February 2018

this was our 2nd stay, 3rd visit. We love Hot Lake, the history, the museum, the soaking, the movie night, the charm of a hotel that has been restored with love and alot of work. Not to mention the funds to do so. And I...More

3  Thank Kristi L
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Pre 1800's Native American neutral ground 1840's Oregon trail 1860's wooden structure built 1910-1930 Hot Lakes heydays 1934 Fires 1950's nursing home 1970's to 2003 abandoned 2003 the Manuel family's purchase the property, start restoration 2008 the entire west wing collapses 2010 Hot Springs Lake...More

2  Thank AZtraveler777
Reviewed 22 June 2017

Hotel was rundown--owners had sold it and seemed they haven't put any more money in it. Rooms were huge and comfortable. Museum was excellent. David's works display was very good. Breakfast was very poor, small servings, not filling. worst I have ever experienced at B...More

1  Thank Rick W
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Marlene D
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Response from Dave R | Reviewed this property |
Yes, but on lead and cared for
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Response from Paula N | Reviewed this property |
Just have to call. They are very reasonable and I think they adjust according to how they are booked and season.