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The Historic Frontrunner in Walla Walla Hotels

Whether you’re heading to an important meeting in our high-tech conference facilities or playing weekend warrior in the surrounding mountain-and-valley paradise, The Marcus Whitman is your Walla Walla destination hotel for business proficiency and stunning natural beauty—with generous amounts of historic style, comfort and friendliness to boot.

About The Marcus Whitman & Conference Center

About Marcus Whitman
A Legendary Past

Missionaries Marcus and Narcissa Whitman came to this part of Washington in the 1830s to work with the local Cayuse tribe. They met an untimely death in 1847, but locals refused to let them fall into oblivion. As the little town blossomed, the Whitman name was used on businesses and sites throughout the valley. So, naturally, when a luxury hotel was planned in 1927, it was named for Marcus Whitman.

The finest hotel for hundreds of miles, the Marcus Whitman drew presidents, celebrities and dignitaries with its elegant rooms, friendly service and famous restaurant. A major renovation at the turn of the 21st century touched up its classic style—and added up-to-the-minute technology throughout its storied halls. So today, this grand dame in the heart of Walla Walla’s historic downtown continues to celebrate the past—while looking far into the future as well.

Photo Credits: Joe Drazen and Bygone Walla Walla

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History of The Marcus Whitman & Conference Center

Hotel Amenities

We pride ourselves in offering our guests a uniquely memorable experience filled with extra-special touches.

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In Room & In Suite Amenities

Located in the Historic Tower and West Wing, our 133 guest rooms and suites blend residential style with modern-day comfort and convenience.

  • Gilchrist & Soames bath amenities
  • Dynasty plush beds and premium linens
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  • “We love this hotel. We come to Walla Walla frequently and it is always a treat to stay here. The staff are attentive and warm, the rooms are beautiful, the breakfast is a feast, and the amenities could not be nicer. The fact that they are pet friendly is icing on the cake!”
    - Erika G
  • “Great old fashioned hotel in the center of where the action is in Walla Walla. Delivers on its promises. Our spacious corner suite in the tower was a treat. Lover the lobby and on site wineries. We will be back. ”
    - Jeffry54
  • “Wonderful hotel, excellent restaurant and lounge. Lovely sitting rooms. Friendly and professional staff. Great location for wineries and tasting rooms. Many different restaurants offering something for every pallet.”
    - J3843ZPstephe
  • “Great weekend destination. We had top quality service from all team members from the time we checked in until we checked out. Excellent restaurant with fun staff. We enjoyed the wine pairings dinner. A must!”
    - Lorrie A

Wine & Dine

Savor modern American cuisine showcasing the flavors of the Pacific Northwest in The Marc, our award-winning restaurant.

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Weddings & Special Events

The Marcus Whitman is a picture-perfect backdrop for weddings and holiday parties. We’ll even bring our farm-to-table cuisine to you.

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Historic charm meets high-tech efficiency in our centrally located, up-to-the-minute meeting rooms.

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Last Minute Deals

Book now and receive up to 20% off your mid-week escape in the heart of Washington wine country.

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Walla Walla
Enjoy Washington’s Beautiful Wine Country

Looking to escape city life and enjoy Washington’s beautiful Wine Country? The Marcus Whitman is the perfect spot for a weekend getaway. Explore wineries, visit organic farms, meet artisanal cheese makers and delve into Walla Walla’s rich history as a major fur trading post turned viticulture powerhouse.

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In the Heart of Downtown

  • Walla Walla Farmer’s Market
  • Children’s Museum of Walla Walla
  • Fort Walla Walla Museum
  • Whitman College
  • Carnegie Art Center
  • Downtown Walla Walla
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