The Oval Door

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

A great place to stay in Eugene

5 on February 13, 2018

We have stayed at the Oval Door numerous times and have always enjoyed it. It is our go-to B&B in Eugene.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much! Looking forward to your next visit!

- Nate and Brian (Innkeepers)

A step above the rest

5 on February 05, 2018

A wonderful place to stay when visiting Eugene. We cannot say enough good things about our stay. The room (Florence) was spacious and felt like home. The owners were wonderful and very accommodating. Definitely planning on staying here again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for taking the time to write this review! We're so grateful and also glad that you had a great time! We truly enjoyed hosting you both!

- Nate and Brian (Innkeepers)

Basketball weekend in Eugene

5 on February 05, 2018

As usual, we had a wonderful time at The Oval Door. Nate and Bryan keep a very clean inn and spoil their guests. The breakfast was delicious and the free refreshments in the fridge are much appreciated. The ambiance is cozy and welcoming and we can’t wait to return.

Innkeeper Response
We're so glad to hear you had another wonderful stay! That makes us feel great! Take good care and hope to see you again soon!

- Nate and Brian (Innkeepers)

Wow. So awesome.

5 on February 03, 2018

My girlfriend and I were in town for one night and we stayed in the Willamette Room. Wow. Such a great place to stay. The bed was extremely comfortable, the room was very clean, and I can’t say enough about the rest of the place. Cookies and wine in the library, an AMAZING breakfast with options, and the hosts Nate and Brian couldn’t be more pleasant and hospitable. We went down from Seattle and we’re looking for another reason to go to Eugene just to stay here again, but for longer. Don’t do a hotel.

Innkeeper Response
You guys were fantastic! Thank you for writing this review. It really means a lot to us! Hope to see you again before long!

- Nate and Brian (Innkeepers)

Great Stay

4.8 on January 24, 2018

We enjoyed our comfortable and clean room and had a great stay.

OMEA 2018

4.8 on January 16, 2018

We stayed here for the second year in a row while attending a conference. Nate and Brian are consummate hosts, chefs, and proprietors. Everything here is first-rate, yet so comfortable and welcoming!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much! I hope the OMEA will be back. Until then, we hope you'll come back for another trip!

- Nate and Brian (Innkeepers)

Highly Recommend

4.8 on January 08, 2018

Beautiful facilities, terrific young hosts have paid attention to detail, location is central to university district and easy to find off the interstate highway. Morning breakfast was delicious and served in a warm ambiance. We will return next time we pass by.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for the review! We really appreciate it! Take care until the next time we see you.

- Nate and Brian (Innkeepers)

Excellent stay at Oval Door

4.8 on January 06, 2018

My husband and I only spent one night at the Oval Door, and we wish we had stayed longer. Breakfast was delicious, our room was comfortable with lots of personal touches and amenities, and the common spaces were great for reading, playing games, and generally hanging out. The Oval Door is close to great dining options (we went to Falling Sky Brewery and loved it) and has easy on-site parking. Overall, just perfect.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so very much for taking the time to write us a review! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us. Come again please!

- Nate and Brian (Innkeepers)

Great visit!

5 on December 21, 2017

We stayed for 5 nights December 1 - 6, 2017. We were visiting Eugene to go to a concert and decided to stay for a few days. Oval Door was a perfect place to stay. We were in walking distance to several great restaurants and bars. They had their own parking area and were close to everything almost everything we did. We enjoyed several great conversations with Brian and with Nate - it was a slow time of year so they took turns being on duty. They were both so nice and easy to talk to. They had everything you could think of in the guest rooms and public rooms. We enjoyed reading and listening to music in the living room and dining room. There were cookies and red wine out all day every day. The small refrigerators on the second and third floors had white wine, beer, soda and also a water cooler. The other guests we met and talked to at breakfast and in the evening were all nice and we had nice conversations with them. We all had fun one evening figuring out the “Alexa” smart system in the House. We had it playing everything from Bob Marley to Foo Fighters (concert several of us were going to) to Bach. We were all laughing and having a great time. Breakfast every morning was delicious. They were very accommodating to my gluten and dairy free needs and had at least 2 choices for me everyday. Our favorite nearby restaurants, all with 15 minute walk - The Vintage wine bar with fabulous fondue(we had the dark chocolate dessert one), Spice & Steam (great dim sum), and the Electric Station (great upscale steakhouse we went to for our anniversary). All the downtown spots were within 15 minute walk. We had no complaints during our 5 nights at Oval Door. If we ever get back to Eugene we will definitely stay again. Thanks, Nate and Brian.

Innkeeper Response
This review just made our day! Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us and your time in Eugene. We love hosting you both, and we're so glad to hear you enjoyed your time with us at The Oval Door. Looking forward to your next visit!

- Nate and Brian (Innkeepers)

Definitely to be repeated!

4.0 on November 28, 2017

The Oval Door was a local stay for us. We had been there once before under previous owners. That was a good experience; this was a great experience. Nate and Brian are a perfect team. We got there late, but all the details had been taken care of by the team. We were greeted with cookies and wine in the library. Our room was lovely, very clean, and had a great view of the fall foliage in the treetops. Brian cooked up a wonderful breakfast spread, with 3 entree choices and anything else you could possibly want for breakfast on the side. You get to choose when you eat and even whether you would like coffee/tea in your room before breakfast. The living room/gathering area is actually a cozy place. There was soft music playing, a local newspaper to read, and a wonderful warm fire. Nate has a welcoming personality that doesn't quit. He was born to host! We truly felt valued and pampered as their guests. We'll be back.

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Rooms & Rates


This romantic room is set up with a queen size bed and a pull-out full-sized couch for a third person. Private bathroom with shower, flat screen TV, air conditioning (during summer), desk and sitting area. This room is on the 2nd floor.

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


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


A Nineteenth Century design queen size bed charms you in old-world style. Sitting area with full-sized couch, private bathroom with a shower, writing table, flat screen tv, air conditioning (during summer). Located 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


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

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


Relax in comfort in this cozy room with two twin beds. Private Bathroom with shower, flat screen tv, writing table, and air conditioning (during summer). Located in the 2nd floor. Can be converted to a king for an additional $20 fee.

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

Check Dates


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

Check Dates


  • 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.

Check Dates




  • Time Served: 8:00 to 9:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian vegan, low carb