TRAVEL THERE: EDGEWATER INN – THE HOTEL WITH THE MOST INFORMATIONAL SIGNS IN THE WORLD
Welcome to Oregon! Well, sort of. This past summer my husband and I spent twelve days traveling the state and now I’m sharing the experience with you. I’ll tell you about the attractions we visited, the meals we ate and where we stayed. Maybe you’ll decide you want to visit Oregon, too – but before you make a reservation at the Edgewater Inn, you might want to read this post.
I’ll start by assuring you that if you want a clean hotel at a reasonable
price, this place fits this bill. The decor may be from another decade, but I’ve seen worse. The free breakfast is more than dry cereal in a styrofoam bowl. There’s an exercise room, a pool, a business center and more. The place is clean beyond belief.
It’s just that there’s a lot of reading to do. Most hotels communicate with their guests with a variety of signs of one kind or another, but when it comes to signs, the Edgewater takes it to a whole new level. I think it’s the chummy, “I have my own laminator” vibe that was the most fun, but I also give them kudos for their spirit of creativty.
It all began with the towel card. You know the one that encourages you to save water by limiting the length of your shower and using your towel more than once. That’s a good thing, right? Well, the Edgewater’s towel reminder was just a little more aggressive than than most. Thinking it was funny and that I might share it with you, I went to grab the camera and my eye lit on the missing items sign and the the warning for ironers.
The next morning, I went to workout and was greeted by a new herd of signs, so I took a few more pictures. Then we
went to breakfast and I just about busted a gut when I read that they were videoing me to make sure I didn’t take an extra banana or oatmeal package. They were also very specific about how you should prepare your oatmeal. By then, Bill was in on the joke and he was determined to get a sample of every sign in the hotel, of which you can see there were many. I’m sorry to report that we just didn’t get a good shot of all the signs, so there are more that you wouldn’t be able to see unless you stay at the Edgewater – or at least drop by to microwave some oatmeal.
As Bill finished up his post-breakfast ministrations, I picked up the information notebook provided for guests. In most hotels this is primarily a lit of amenities and phone numbers. As you can imagine, it was much more than that at the Edgewater Inn. I was howling with glee and suggested that I had an irresistible urge to take the notebook with me. Bill pointed to the missing items sign.
So it’s up to you. You can stay at the Edgewater Inn – or not. But in case you don’t, here’s a few more signs I wouldn’t want you to miss.