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Where to Stay in Salem

There are more than 1,900 hotel rooms within Salem, and numerous national chains have hotels in the city.

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Several of these facilities offer special Willamette rates; be sure to call and ask prior to making reservations. Rates do not include city or state taxes. Here are just a few places that we recommend.

  • Grand Hotel in Salem

    Address: 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.

    Visit website: Grand Hotel in Salem

  • Hampton Inn and Suites Salem

    Address: 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.

    Visit website: Hampton Inn and Suites Salem

  • Shilo Inn

    Address: 3304 Market St NE, Salem, OR 97301

    Reservations: 503-581-4001

    From the hotel: Request the Willamette University Rate when making accommodation arrangements. 

    • 2.5 miles from campus
    • Complimentary hot breakfast, microwaves and mini-fridges in all rooms, meeting room, free WiFi and parking, indoor pool and hot tub, fitness center, business center, guest laundry

    Visit website: Shilo Inn

  • Holman Riverfront Park Hotel-Tapestry Collection by Hilton

    Address: 195 Commercial Street SE, Salem OR 97301

    Reservations: 971-900-5560

    From the hotel: To friends of Willamette University, students and alum, please refer to Willamette University when reserving your next stay with us.

    • Within walking distance to campus, less than ½ mile away.
    • Contemporary in design and personality, The Holman Riverfront Park Hotel Salem, Tapestry Collection by Hilton unites Craft, Comfort and Connection in the heart of downtown Salem.
    • Join us at Cora Coffee where you'll find locally sourced coffee roasters and fast casual breakfast options daily.
    • Extending from the hotel lobby with open arms, Pacific Standard, a modern West Coast drinking and dining hall, welcomes visitors home after a busy day, setting the stage for great gatherings and connection. Open daily for lunch, happy hour and dinner.
    • Amenities: Valet Parking, Pet Friendly, Room Service, Fitness Center

    Visit website: Holman Riverfront Park Hotel-Tapestry Collection by Hilton

Other Lodging

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

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