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The Shilo Story

SHILO INNS was founded in 1974, and today, has more than 35 convenient locations in ten western states. Shilo Inns is considered the largest private, independently owned and operated hospitality company in the Western United States. Mark S. Hemstreet, Founder and Owner of Shilo Inns, learned a lot about the hospitality business from his mother and father. He demonstrated his entrepreneurial abilities at the age of 16 as summer manager of a small motel. He cultivated an early vision of developing the best independent hotel/motel/resort chain in the Pacific Northwest. The results of that experience and dream, culminated in his officially opening the first Shilo Inn at age 24 in 1974. Mr. Hemstreet attributes most of Shilo’s success to the hard work and dedication of Shilo Employees, who truly enjoy pampering our guests with Shilo’s special brand of hospitality.

Shilo Inns has been consistently honored by Oregon Business Magazine as one of Oregon’s top 150 quality private companies. Shilo received the Patriotic Tribute Award, in recognition for its support of America’s Veterans at the sixth Annual “American Veteran Awards” Banquet, in Beverly Hills, California.

Each Shilo Inn has been designed to offer quality guest comfort at an affordable price. In-room amenities include free high speed Internet access in every room, first-run movies & entertainment, hair dryers, clock radios, microwaves, refrigerators, wet bars, coffee makers and ironing units. Most Shilo Inns have pools, spas, steam and sauna rooms. Fitness-oriented travelers enjoy Shilo Inns’ fully-equipped exercise rooms. Many of the indoor recreation facilities are open 24 hours a day.

Shilo’s business travelers appreciate the complimentary amenities, such as dual phone lines, data ports, incoming fax service and free local calls & 800 number access. Guests enjoy a complimentary continental or full breakfast at many Shilo Inns. And, Shilo offers a choice between free major airline miles or Shilo’s Star Reward. Shilo offers free high speed Internet access in all guest rooms and suites, as well as through out the entire hotel, restaurant, meeting and banquet facilities!

Continental cuisine and steaks, complemented by fine wines, and efficient, friendly service are the hallmark of Shilo Restaurants. Favorite local dishes are offered, as well as daily specials and elegant Sunday Brunches. Shilo Lounges also feature unique “lite” menus and non-alcoholic libations. Cigar Bars in Beaverton, Portland Airport and Klamath Falls, Oregon, are popular gathering spots for cigar aficionados and big-screen sports fans. Shilo hotels contain conference and meeting facilities staffed by friendly, efficient professionals.

Shilo Inns’ philosophy, commitment, and mission is to provide the ultimate in genuine friendliness, along with clean, comfortable rooms, and suites, all at an affordable price. Shilo Inns friendly, “attention to detail” oriented staff are dedicated to living up to Shilo’s motto of ‘Affordable Excellence’. More than 95 percent of all Shilo’s guests return, and refer other guests. That’s the “inside Shilo” success story.

We hope that the next time you’re traveling for business or pleasure across America’s western states, that you will please consider choosing Shilo Inns to be your home away from home. Thank you! The dedicated Shilo staff, looking forward to extending Shilo hospitality to you!