Where to Stay

There are more than 1,900 hotel rooms within Salem, and numerous national chains have hotels in the city, including Red Lion, Best Western, Marriott and LaQuinta. Here are just a few places that we recommend.

Several of these facilities offer special Willamette rates; be sure to call and ask prior to making reservations. Please keep in mind that Salem has a 10% hotel tax rate.

Grand Hotel in Salem

  • 201 Liberty St. SE, Salem, OR 97301
  • Reservations: 503-540-7800 or 1-877-540-7800
    • From the hotel: The Grand Hotel in Salem is a proud partner with Willamette University. We welcome families of all current and prospective students. Please ask for the Willamette University Rate when making your reservations. We look forward to hosting you on your visit to Salem!
  • Located in downtown Salem, less than 1/2 mile from campus and within walking distance.
  • Bentley's Grill (restaurant and lounge) adjoins the hotel, featuring Northwest cuisine and offering more than 200 Pacific Northwest wines.
  • Complimentary hot breakfast buffet, covered parking, high-speed internet, room service, indoor pool, spa and fitness center are available to all guests.

Hampton Inn and Suites Salem

  • 510 Hawthorne Ave. SE, Salem, OR 97301
  • Reservations: 503-362-1300 or 1-866-460-7456
    • From the hotel: The Hampton Inn and Suites in Salem is proud to partner with Willamette University to host prospective student families as well as families of current students. Visitors should request the Willamette University Rate when making their accommodation arrangements.
  • A quick 2-mile drive to campus
  • Fitness facility, indoor pool and spa tub, complimentary wireless internet access, free hot daily breakfast and on-the-run breakfast bags, convenience store, free self-parking, complimentary reception Tuesday through Thursday evenings.

Other Lodging

For other lodging options in the Salem area, including hotels, bed and breakfasts, and RV parks, visit Travel Salem.