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

The place to stay!

5 on June 24, 2017

Great house, large rooms, cool library, huge private bathroom, Brian & Nate are friendly, professional, personable, and great cooks! Definitely make time for breakfast. Would definitely stay again if ever in the Eugene area again.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for sharing your experience here! We really appreciate it. We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We enjoyed hosting you. Looking forward to your next visit! Take good care until then!

- Nate & Brian (Innkeepers)

Oval Door Rocks!

4.2 on May 30, 2017

Fabulous stay at the Oval Door. The hosts were so welcoming and really made us feel at home. Next time we're in Eugene, this is our first choice!

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the nice review! We really appreciate you taking the time to write! See you on your next visit!

- Nate & Brian (Innkeepers)

My favorite b&b

5 on May 11, 2017

I absolutely love the Oval Door. It is peaceful and comfortable and in a great location- close to everything in Eugene. The food is always delicious and Nate and Brian are wonderful hosts. I absolutely love staying there when I visit Eugene.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for taking the time to write a review! Hope to see you again soon! All the best!

- Nate & Brian (Innkeepers)

Outstanding in all regards

5 on April 22, 2017

We enjoyed another perfect stay at The Oval Door. You couldn't ask for better hosts or accommodations, at a very reasonable price.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for the review! Glad you enjoyed your stay! Take care!

- Nate & Brian (Innkeepers)

Love The Oval Door

5 on April 21, 2017

This was our second stay at The Oval Door. Brian and Nate have created a warm and welcoming inn with attention to every detail. The fridge is stocked with beer and wine (nice touch) and there is a choice of 3 breakfast entrees. The location is great too as it is an easy walk to downtown.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for this! We appreciate you taking the time to write...hope to see you again soon!

- Nate & Brian (Innkeepers)

Coming back for sure!!

5 on April 02, 2017

What an amazing bed and breakfast. FIVE STARS all around. The customer service that they provide is simple amazing. We will for sure be coming back in a few months.

Innkeeper Response
This review made our day, thank you! We're so glad to hear you enjoyed your stay. We enjoyed hosting you guys! Looking forward to your next visit already. Cheers!

- Nate & Brian (Innkeepers)

Best B and B ANYWHERE!

5 on March 14, 2017

My stay at the Oval Door was wonderful! The home is cozy and charming and soundproof! Our room was comfortable with a huge bathroom. Breakfast was a treat each morning. Nate and Brian are wonderful hosts. There when you need them and otherwise invisible. The home is in a great location. Walking distance to the downtown area of restaurants and cafes and bars and movie theater. Walkable to 5th Street Market. My only recommendation is to not go in the winter as we did when it rains a lot (or all the time as it did for us! Though Nate and Brian have big umbrellas at the front door and homemade cookies when you return!). I'm looking forward to another visit to Eugene and no question I will book the Oval Door.

Innkeeper Response
Thank you so much for writing this wonderful review! We really appreciate it! Sorry about the rain, but we're glad to hear the cookies helped make it better :) Here's to sunnier skies next time! Take care!

- Nate & Brian (Innkeepers)


5 on March 02, 2017

A welcoming and delightful visit to Eugene. Second time at the Inn, just as nice as the first time. Nate and Brian have done a nice job in redecorating and adding their touches.

Innkeeper Response
Thanks so much for the kind words! We appreciate you taking the time to write a review! Looking forward to your third visit :)

- Nate & Brian (Innkeepers)


5 on February 13, 2017

We had a lovely stay at The Oval Door. The location was perfect for us, and the Oval Door delivered! The room was great, I loved the setup for ordering breakfast, and the drink stations on each floor - made if feel like home. Breakfast was amazing! From the Mimosa's to the main dish, YUM! Nate and Brian we wonderful hosts. We will be back!

The Oval Door-loved it

4.0 on November 12, 2016

we stayed at the oval door for 5 nights and wish we could have stayed longer. Nate and Brian were outstanding hosts and met our every need and request. Rooms were spotless, food was exceptional, and three choices for breakfast each day was a nice treat and all the food, fresh baked breads and homemade granola great--cookies and wine in the afternoon was just the right touch. walking distance to Main street and market can't wait to go back

Innkeeper Response
Thank you for the wonderful review! We love hearing that you enjoyed your stay! It was our pleasure to host you! You're welcome back any time :)

- Brian & Nate (Innkeepers)

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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

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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

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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.
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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 9:30
  • Serving Location: Breakfast/dining area

Special meal options

Low fat , Restrictive , Vegetarian vegan, low carb

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