After being invited to a wedding in Cottage Grove, we decided to stay at the Holiday Inn Express because it was the only hotel that had rooms available for pets. We were pleased that they allowed us a pet room and a non-smoking room, as many hotels we have brought our dogs to in the past would force us to stay in a stinky smoke-soaked room just because we had a dog. The rooms were nicely decorated, clean and in good shape, but were long and narrow which actually made them feel cramped and slightly uncomfortable for moving around. I also did not like the bathroom as it was so tiny, that it was almost impossible to close the door while standing inside.
We did enjoy their free continental breakfast – as they had a nice variety of choices both healthy and some treats like Danishes and sugary cereal. The front desk was reasonably friendly and the cleaning staff was quick to jump and get the rooms cleaned as quickly as possible.