The Oval Door

988 Lawrence Street , Eugene, OR 97401 USA (Show map)


This downtown Eugene bed and breakfast is easy walking distance to many fine restaurants, Hult center, downtown shops, and only 12 blocks to the University of Oregon. Each spacious room has a private bathroom, TV, ceiling fan, individually controlled heat and air conditioning. Free wireless available to all guests. A perfect choice for both leisure and business travelers. Wine, beer, soda, tea and cocoa are complimentary, along with our famous cookies. Fantastic gourmet breakfast is served at guest's convenience by chef/owners. Dietary needs are happily accommodated.



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  • Guest room4.6
  • Service4.8
  • Value4.6
  • Cleanliness4.8
  • Onsite Dining4.7

Lovely Inn, Fabulous Hosts

5 on August 05, 2016

I had stayed at this Inn last year before Nate and Brian bought the Inn. I rebooked at the Inn because it was close to the university and a lovely space. What a pleasant surprise to come back to new but such welcoming and warm hosts! Nate and Brian have brought a sense of warmth to an already beautiful inn. The home is beautiful, the rooms well appointed and breakfast is wonderful but what makes this inn stand out so much is the hosts who go above and beyond to make sure their guest's experience at their inn is perfect. Thank you Nate and Brian. See you in September!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for the lovely review! We are so glad you enjoyed and your stay and look forward to having you back in September! Take good care!

great weekend

5 on July 05, 2016


Innkeeper Response
Thank you! So glad you enjoyed your visit! Come again!

Great place to stay in Eugene, Oregon

5 on July 02, 2016

Just spent 6 days at the Oval Door B&B and had the most wonderful time. I have stayed at the Oval Door many times and as usual, I felt so at home and comfortable. Brian and Nathan, the new owners, were absolutely great and so helpful. And, the breakfasts were awesome. I look forward to my next stay. This is definitely the place to stay when visiting Eugene.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the review and the kind words! We're so happy to hear you enjoyed your visit; we look forward to the next time!

Three Night Stay

5 on July 02, 2016

This is our second time we stayed at The Oval Door. As the new owners (just three weeks when we were there in mid-June) Nate and Brian continued the same details we found the first time. The cookies were out in the evening, the facility was spotless, the breakfasts were very good. The area is quiet, yet close enough to restaurants, shops, and main roads for trips out to the maintains, the coast or the wineries.

Innkeeper Response
We are so glad you enjoyed your stay with us! It means a lot to get the feedback! Thank you and hope to see you again!

Excellent Choice

5 on June 24, 2016

My sister and I visited Eugene to attend my sons wedding. We were looking for a place that not only was safe and comfortable, but relaxing and a special treat! We found the perfect place at the Oval Door. The hosts Nate and Brian were exceptional and the breakfasts were outstanding! I would highly recommend staying here!

Innkeeper Response
We are so glad you two had a good time! We absolutely loved having you stay! Brian's working on new recipes as I type, so you'll have to start planning your next trip :) Looking forward to seeing you both again. (Thanks so much for the review!)

Great Experience

5 on June 16, 2016

First time staying at a bed and breakfast! Awesome experience!

Innkeeper Response
We are so glad your first experience was a good one! Hopefully we'll see you again! Thanks for visiting and for the review!

Feels very at-home

5 on May 18, 2016

This B & B is so welcoming and comfortable. The breakfast are perfect. I've stayed twice now and when I leave, I can't wait to go back again!

Best place to stay

5 on May 11, 2016

I have stayed at the B&B several times while visiting my son who attends the University. The location is great for walking to the library, Bijou Movie theater and excellent restaurants. The B&B breakfast is fantastic and the rooms have everything one needs. An additional perk is a pass (small fee) to the Downtown Athletic Club which is a great fitness center.

Adorable spot

4.6 on May 09, 2016

What a gem of a place. Great location. Great breakfast. Great decor. The only thing I would suggest is to put lotion in the rooms. I loved my stay here. Will definitely choose this spot again.

Great overnight in Eugene!

5 on May 03, 2016

Wonderful place to stay. Easy walk to restaurants. Breakfast was so, so good! The hosts are fun to visit with. This B & B is very clean and welcoming. Our room was up two flights of stairs, so might be a problem if you have issues with stairs. You are welcomed with a glass of wine you pour yourself from a bottle with no label. My only complaint would be that they serve a local wine with the label on it!

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Rooms & Rates

Wild Rose

This romantic, vintage room is set up with a queen size iron bed and an additional bed for a third person. Private bathroom with shower, flat screen TV, air conditioning, desk and sitting area. This room is on the 2nd floor

  • Maximum Capacity: 3
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen , 1 Twin

Morning Glory

Pamper yourself in luxury in this light and airy room. King size handcrafted bed, 6 foot soaking tub, vaulted ceiling, flat screen TV, desk, luxury robes, air conditioning. This room is on the 3rd floor (top), with a lovely view of the tree tops.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Queen Anne's Lace

A Nineteenth Century design queen size bed charms you in old world style. Sitting area, private bathroom with a shower, writing table, flat screen tv, air conditioning, and jetted tub (not in room). Locate on the 2nd floor

  • Maximum Capacity: 4
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen


This finely appointed room has a King bed, or can be made into 2 twins. Private bathroom with shower/tub combo, vaulted ceiling, large closet space, flat screen TV, comfy chair, small computer desk, and air conditioning. This room is located on the 3rd floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 King

Forget Me Not

This charming room has a queen size bed and private bathroom with shower. Located on the 2nd floor, with flat screen TV, air conditioning, writing desk and sitting area.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 1 Queen

English Daisy

Relax in comfort in this cozy room with two twin beds. Private Bathroom with shower, flat screen tv, writing table, and air conditioning. Located in the 2nd floor.

  • Maximum Capacity: 2
  • Bathroom Private Bath
  • Beds 2 Twin

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Location Type

City, Downtown, Wine country


Portland, OR (PDX) 10 miles

Directions to property:

Downtown Eugene - I-5 exit 194B to exit Jefferson Street, continue 3 blocks left on 10th, to corner of 10th and Lawrence

Area Attractions

Antique Shopping, Art Galleries, Concert venue, Gourmet/Fine Dining, Historical interests, Live Music, Movie Theater, Museum, National/State parks, Nature area, Ocean, To ocean 1 1/2 hours, to ski 1 1/2 hours, Performing Theater, Picnic area, River, Vineyard, Winery

Inn Details

Establishment type

Bed and Breakfast

On-site amenities

Board games, Computer, Copier, Fax Machine, Fireplace, Library, Telephone, Videos , gym passes

Room amenities

Air conditioning, Alarm clock, Bath robes, CD player, Ceiling fans, Coffee/Tea facilities, Desk, Hairdryer, Internet Service, Ironing Board, Radio, Satellite/Cable TV, TV, Turndown Service, VCR, Wi-Fi, Wired internet

On-site activities

Bicycle rental, Bicycle riding trails, Bicycles, Canoeing, Fishing, Golfing, Hiking trails, Kayaking, Mountain Bike trails, Shopping, Sight-seeing, Swimming, Tennis courts

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  • Check In:: 4-6 pm
  • Check Out:: 11:00 am
  • Open All Year Round: Yes
  • Smoking Allowed: No
  • Drinking Allowed: Yes
  • Alcohol Provided Yes
  • Suitable For Children: Limited
  • Childcare Provided: No
  • Guest Pets Allowed: No
  • Disabled Access No

Terms and Conditions

  • Minimum Stay: 2 nights min. on most weekends, call for more information
  • Accepted payments AMEX, VISA, Mastercard, Travelers checks, Cash
  • Deposit Amount Required: Credit card hold
  • Cancellations: Cancellations made within less than 72 hours will be subject to a charge of 50% of the total reservation rate. The deposit balance will be refunded if the room can be re-booked. Failure to give notice of a cancellation will result in the full reservation charge.



Nathaniel & Brian Foster

Languages spoken

English, Spanish

Resident Pets


About the innkeepers

The Innkeepers, Nate & Brian, are your hosts. Brian is the resident chef and loves creating gourmet quality breakfasts each morning for guests. Nate tends to the cleaning primarily and acts as Brian's sous chef. Both Nate and Brian love the Eugene area and are happy to call it home. Brian is originally from North Carolina; Nate is from Washington State. They look forward to welcoming you to your home away from home.

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  • Time Served: 8:00 to 9:00
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian vegan, low carb