Medford’s Newest Hotel, Offers a Portal into an Island Resort
Compass by Margaritaville, a brand-new 111-room hotel in Medford, has created a portal into a tropical resort, where the experience of the stay blends seamlessly into the vacation/staycation itinerary.
Compass is the second hotel in the nation under the Margaritaville brand, and the newest hotel in Medford. From the sun/sand/surf inspired color palette to the thoughtful amenities and casual, friendly service, everything has been crafted to wrap guests in an island-inspired, laid back vacation vibe. A heated outdoor pool — a rarity in Southern Oregon — has poolside bar service, cabanas, lounges and views of lush landscaping dotted with palms. It’s an invitation to soak up the sun, sip a cold beverage and let the world float by.
Families can book a family room, complete with bunk beds for the kids, and pets are welcome so the entire family can stay together. Deluxe rooms are spacious, airy and imbued with thoughtful touches like contemporary furnishings, mini-fridges and Keurig coffee makers, personal work stations, custom-branded Margaritaville toiletries, and 55” LCD Smart TV. More than just a place to sleep, they offer a luxurious retreat in between dips in the pool or outside adventures.
For guests at Compass, every first Friday and Saturday brings the opportunity to enjoy live mainstream comedy acts, a perfect way to spend an evening after a day exploring nearby Crater Lake, wine tasting or hiking in the beautiful country around Medford.
Keeping the island vibe going all day
Sunrise at Compass gets guests off to a good start each with a complimentary breakfast of freshly prepared favorites and Provisions offers grab-and-go snacks, beverages and supplies for a day out adventuring.
From there, you can spend the day chilling poolside in an island-style cabana, get in a workout in the 24-hour state-of-the-art fitness center, browse souvenirs at the gift shop, get some work done in the fully equipped business center, just relax in your room with your HDTV. As evening comes on travelers can savor a 5 o'Clock Burger and one of the signature frozen cocktails at the 5 o’Clock Somewhere Bar & Grill, where happy hours have a different theme each day. On the menu are such classics as coconut shrimp, Caesar salad and key lime pie, along with eight different margaritas, draft beer on tap and an extensive wine list.
When you’re ready for adventure, it’s right out your door, from zip-lining through the forest, hiking to waterfalls, and touring spectacular Crater Lake, to wine tasting at one of the 55 tasting rooms nearby. If your stay includes the Third Thursday of the month, head for downtown Medford’s art galleries and boutiques, open late to showcase local artists and offer music, wine and bites. Back at the hotel, you’re welcome to bring a cooler of drinks to a cabana poolside and just hang out.
Special offers are always on at Compass, including 55 and Fabulous for guests 55 years and older and the Laugh Package, which includes two tickets to the First Friday and First Saturday Black Market Comedy show plus a $30 credit at the 5 O’Clock Somewhere Bar and Grill. Both early bookings and last-minute bookings enjoy 20% off the stay, and direct bookings get a guaranteed best available rate.
A partnership with the Coquille Indian Tribe
Compass Hotel Margaritaville sits on ancestral lands owned by the Coquille Indian Tribe. It is a partnership with Margaritaville and Cedars Development, the management arm of Tribal One, which is the economic and business development corporation of the Coquille Indian Tribe.
Cedars Development also manages the Cedars at Bear Creek, the Tribe’s multi-property economic development project along Pacific Highway in South Medford. These two projects are examples of the way the Tribe has invested in and believes in Medford.
The Coquille Tribe successfully maintains business ventures in sustainable forestry, gaming, hospitality, recreation, communications technology, architecture and engineering, construction and financial/administrative services.
Through it all, the Coquille people never lost the Spirit of the Potlatch – a tradition of sharing with neighbors and guests long practiced by the original inhabitants of the Pacific Northwest Coast. This spirit helped guide the partnership between the Coquille Tribe and Margaritaville and their shared commitment to making visitors feel at home.