Locals like to tell you Walla Walla is so nice they had to name it twice. This popular weekend getaway has become one of the most charming and charismatic destinations in the state of Washington. The chief attraction is its thriving wine industry, which now includes more than 100 wineries and vineyards. Additionally, cellars where you can enjoy tastings dot the city. Then there’s the vibrant college town atmosphere and touches of the ‘old west’.
Hotels in Walla Walla
Walla Walla’s hotels cater mostly to the weekender crowd, with good value and homey rooms. There are plenty of comfortable and affordable three-star, mid-range room choices.
Daytrips from Portland or Seattle can be tiring, so you’ll want to check into a local hotel for a relaxing overnight stay. There is a healthy supply of accommodations but for stays at summer weekends, pre-booking is necessary. One of the city’s most luxurious hotels is the Marcus Whitman Hotel and Conference Center.
Where to stay
Walla Walla’s central district has a host of two and three star hotels. If you stay at one of the hotels in the downtown area, you will be within easy reach of Whitman College and the fort. The Holiday Inn Express is convenient and affordable.
If accommodation in Walla Walla is limited, then try Milton-Freewater, just to the south. The two-star Morgan Inn and Suites is an unassuming yet comfortable motel worth considering.