We booked a room and price fix wine dinner for Valentine’s Day and we were disappointed in almost every way. When we arrived the heat in our room didn’t work (it’s the middle of February) so we politely asked for a room change or an electric heater and got blown off because she was overwhelmed getting ready for this wine dinner they shouldn’t have thrown. The dinner was $100 per person and was sloppily put together and served by children because they didn’t have the staff to pull it together. There was an empty table but they sat us with another couple so we ended up having dinner with them which was not romantic at all. The food was good but should have been $65 a head. We still didn’t have a heater or a room change so we were told to find one in the janitorial closet upstairs. Our room ended up being over the bar area where the staff celebrated until 2:30am when my fiancé finally went downstairs to tell them they were keeping us up. The bed was uncomfortable and the pillows are the worst. “Continental breakfast” was granola muffins and honey and Kuerig coffee that doesn’t work properly no cream no butter. They have a lot of work to do to get this place to be desirable. We would never stay here again.…
History, charm, and atmosphere. My friend and I were staying on the OR side of Columbia Gorge. We are so glad we made the spectacular (other-worldly) drive to Lyle. Entering the historic hotel (that served the highers-up in the railroad business) was almost like walking back in time. Absolutely fascinating blend of old and new. The bar is homey and cozy. We immediately felt right at home. Our bartender recited the specials, including.... Get this... Wine on tap! The owner himself came out to greet us. Great service, great experience. We thoroghly enjoyed our cocktail hour, and smelled and saw some pretty delicious dishes leave the kitchen. We will be back for one of the award-winning meals! Highly recommend.
Celebrated the Solstice here with a group of friends. It was magical. Got in a great hike up Cherry Orchard, then did tastings at Domaine Pouillon and Cor. What makes the Lyle so memorable? The decorations, food, wine, music, staff, special touches and such a willingness to accommodate. We love this place. Already looking forward to coming back.
My sister and I spent two nights in mid-October at the Lyle Hotel. Absolutely charming place with an authentic old western feel. The staff is super friendly, the rooms are lovely and the beds are very comfy. Easy access to great hiking around the Gorge. Nice restaurant and bar. Affordable pricing. No big deal sharing a bathroom - there are many to choose from on the floor. The train noise was hardly noticeable. On the second night, we didn't notice the trains at all. And then I left my pillow behind, and Richard delivered it to my door a few days later in Portland!
Two wineries sell the olives that we tasted at. So we had to go a second night and enjoy olives, drinks, crab cakes and Salmon dip with Mary. What an amazing hostess, bartender, now a friend. Thanks for making the hotel an option to all of us. BTW the rooms are very quaint. Mary let me tour the upstairs since we arrived at opening time.