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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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  • “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
  • “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 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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Top Reasons to Stay with Us

Location, Location, Location

It’s impossible to beat our heart-of-Walla Walla location. Charming and historic, our thriving and diverse downtown features dozens of eclectic outdoor sculptures tucked amid sidewalk cafes, shops and one-of-a-kind boutiques. Don’t miss the Downtown Farmers Market, Saturday mornings from May through October, for famous Walla Walla Sweet Onions, the state’s official vegetable.

It All Begins With Breakfast, Our Treat

Our guests are treated to what we honestly believe to be—hands down—one of the country’s best breakfasts. The daily buffet includes scrambled eggs, steel-cut oats, house-made sausage, biscuits and gravy, our own bakeshop-produced pastries, our specialty granola and yogurt, coffee roasted especially for us by the Walla Walla Roastery, and more. All for free.

We’ll Help You Get Down To Business

Whether you’re uploading a large video file for an important business meeting or retreating for the evening with “House of Cards,” rest assured your plans will not fizzle due to unreliable connectivity. We offer our guests state-of-the-art, 21st-century technology, including the fastest hotel WiFi out there. All for free.

A Toast To Wine Country

The Marcus Whitman is home to six on-site tasting rooms located just off the hotel’s grand lobby. Drop by to savor a sip or two. You’ll also find more than a dozen local wines by the glass in our Vineyard Lounge (including two Marcus Whitman signature wines bottle exclusively for us by L’Ecole No 41 Winery) and 2,883 bottles in the cellar and carry 295 different labels

We Think You’re A Rock Star

Our staff takes its job seriously, meaning, get ready to be pampered with over-the-top rock star customer service (home-baked cookies in the lobby, anyone?). But don’t take our word for it. Let our TripAdvisor reviews fill you in: “The hotel serves everyone with a high dose of class and quality. What a wonderful change from the standard chain hotels.” –lawson_env_id

Even Your Pet Is A Treasured Guest

We roll out the red carpet for your four-legged friend, providing pet beds (on request) and a sprawling lawn for a tail-wagging good time playing toss-the-ball. We’ll also share our list of fun places to go, including the Walla Walla Dog Park, Bennington Lake and dog-friendly winery tasting rooms.

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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