Central Point got its name because it was just that, a central point. In the mid 1800s, the Magruder brothers set up a store at the crossroads between two pioneer roads in the Rogue River Valley. By 1870, a post office was added and local resident Isaac Constant named the budding town. Central Point sits just west of Medford and some hotels and motels carry both names.
Holiday Inn Express Medford - Central Point
One of the two closest properties to downtown Central Point, the Holiday Inn Express Medford-Central Point sits alongside Interstate 5. The bright, airy lobby is furnished in greens, golds and accented with potted plants and club chairs. Catering to both vacation and business travelers, guest rooms offer earth-toned contemporary furnishings, work desks and wireless Internet access. Top-end suites include kitchenettes, in-room jetted tubs and separate living areas. A hot daily breakfast buffet is included in the room rate. Pets are welcome in some rooms, with a nightly fee. Take your choice of fast-food outlets, including KFC, Burger King and Taco Bell, all within a block or two. Head over the East Pine Street overpass to eateries in Central Point, including Abby’s Pizza, the Mazatlan Grille and Matteos Italian Restaurant.
Fairfield Inn & Suites Medford
There is nothing like a bright, bold lounge chair or sofa in a hotel lobby or a guest room to take a property from ho-hum to something memorable. The lobby and the business center at the Fairfield Inn & Suites Medford is filled with boldly striped green, yellow and orange club chairs inviting you to sit for a spell. The color scheme continues into the café-style breakfast area and into the guest suites. The top-of-the-line Executive King Suite offers a separate sleeping area, kitchenette and jetted tub for two. Enjoy the indoor heated pool and hot tub, set in a building with plenty of windows, potted plants and guest seating areas. Continental breakfast is included in the room rate. If you are getting an early start, get your meal to go. Shari’s Restaurant is next-door, is open all day and will deliver to your room.
Super 8 Central Point Medford
Over-sized framed photographs of the surrounding mountains and Oregon’s coastline greet you when you enter the open-air lobby of the Super 8 Central Point Medford. The off-white and blond-wood décor continues into the guest rooms, furnished in a contemporary style and offering niceties such as wireless Internet access, microwave and mini-fridge. Special Jacuzzi Suites offer a two-person jetted tub within steps of the bed. Take a ride down the 80-foot water slide into the heated indoor pool, or relax in the hot tub. Continental breakfast is included in the rates. The parking lot is big enough for big rigs and RVs. Super 8 Central Point is pet-friendly but does charge a fee. The Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport is less than a mile away. Nearby restaurants include Quiznos, Sonic Drive In and the Trolley Stop.
Candlewood Suites Medford
Drive out of the Rogue Valley International-Medford Airport and the Candlewood Suites Medford will be the first hotel/motel you’ll see. Sitting right outside the airport entrance, the four-story beige building with the bright-blue sign is hard to miss. The honey browns and golds used in the lobby decor continue into the studio and one-bedroom guest suites, all with kitchenettes and high-speed wireless Internet access. The property has no pool, but the fitness center is open 24 hours and offers high-end cardiovascular workout equipment. Grab a snack or a frozen entree at the on-site Candlewood Cupboard and dine in, or try one of the nearby eateries such as Muchos Gracias Mexican Food, The Dugout Sport’s Grill or even the Sky House Bar & Grill at the airport. Candlewood Suites Medford is less than three miles from Central Point’s downtown core. (ref 5, used at a glance, amenities, suites, dining, pix)