More about Cannery Pier Hotel
This is a great hotel. We loved the big well-furnished rooms with great views of the Columbia River (binoculars provided!). Every room overlooks the river. The bathroom was spacious with nice fittings, including a big shower and clawfoot bath from which you could look through the bedroom and out over the river.
And the building itself is lovely - a well converted old cannery on a pier out over the water and old photos of Astoria everywhere. The airy high-ceilinged lobby was a great place to sit and enjoy the complimentary wine and food before dinner.
The staff were friendly and helpful too.
Great hotel in a great position
This new hotel has a great location just by the bridge in Astoria. Our room looked out over the Columbia River and we could watch the ships passing by from the bed. After we had checked in we were offered wine and canapes and asked if we wanted to browse menus for dinner that evening. The hotel does not have a restaurant, but offered us free transport in their vintage car to and from the restaurant of our choice. All went very smoothly and we had an excellent meal. Our room was very innovative with a built in fire and with a huge bathroom complete with victorian bath and walk-in shower. A shuttered window between the bathroom and main room was the cause of a problem, as it allowed a lot out light out onto the bed when the bathroom was used during the night. The provision some subdued bathroom lighting would cure this. The breakfast provided in the morning was good. The breakfast area is small but it is possible to take your breakfast back to your room. Throughout our stay we found the staff very friendly and extremely helpful.
Loved the Cannery Pier
From check in to check out everything was wonderful. Great room on the first floor with a scenic view of the Columbia River as well as a view of all the boats and ships that go up and down the river. The staff was very friendly as well as very helpful with restaurant selections, reservations, and directions. Every evening in the lobby about 5pm there is wine, smoked salmon, and cheese. Enjoyed it all as well as visiting with other travelers.
The chauferred car was great. We asked if it was available and in 15 minutes we were at our destination. We couldn't ask for more from the hotel or the staff.
WOW! Just the kind of hotel we LOVE !
What a COOL place to stay! Very contemporary and vintage at the same time. If I owned a hotel this is what I would do!
Historical old cannery completely re-done into a boutique hotel.
Lots of little details from clawfoot tub plus shower with very nice toiletries, bench seat windows with river views & binoculars, accomodating staff, complimentary breakfast and evening reception. There was a spa/gym facilitiy but we did not take advantage.
Vintage car sitting out front, available to shuttle you where you want to go. Staff had lots of printed info on the area. There are also some old style bikes to explore with. Paved paths along river and cannery row. Such a neat historical area, the river traffic is fun to watch. Astoria is a neat town, lots of fresh seafood places.
Our only regret was that we just had one night!
We won a two-day stay here through a promotion, and decided to spend Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. It was a nice getaway for the holiday, but if I had been paying for the room I would have asked for a rate reduction. the view is great and the decor is lovely with many public sitting areas. But, the service and details left a lot to be desired. Problems: The shower is difficult to use. The shower head angle can only be adjusted if you're over 6' tall, and then you have to stand against the shower wall to keep your face out of the spray. Not enough towel racks in the bathroom, and none near the shower. Only one teeny little shelf inside the shower to put toiletries on. Complementary bathrobes is a nice touch -- except they seemed starchy! (A little fabric softener in the wash would help.) The closet rod isn't high enough to hang a dress or full-length skirt or pants, and only four hangers provided. No restaurant on premises. The hotel provides complementary limo service, but not on Christmas Eve. They called us a cab to take us to a really nice restaurant, which meant we had to bundle up and go out in the rain and wind, and the cab stank of stale cigarette smoke -- enough to trigger allergies (and we had to pay for the cab). There is no DVD or VCR available for use in the rooms, although there is a public sitting area on the second floor that has one. The soundproofing is not good: we got to listen to conversations from rooms on either side of us all evening. The hotel has lots of great features, but it seems they could have made the extra effort with the details to make it a truly welcoming experience.
The Best Room Design Yet!
This was the first time we stayed here. The rooms are beautiful, sitting right on the Columbia. Large rooms with small balconies, great fireplaces, comfortable beds, and wonderful bathrooms. Enjoy a private river view from the bathtub. A wonderful, romantic environment. Without a doubt the best lodging in Astoria! The best room design for us that we have seen in our travels through 6 continents! We will use most elements of this room design in our next house.
The only thing to be forwarned, this is Astoria, Oregon, and the staff is not necessarily the best trained or abundant. The continental breakfast was a disaster. No dishes, silverware, empty serving dishes, with limit common eating area. Hopefully this improves with time and the next expansion!
Regardless, we will be back again and again!
Best Hotel EVER!
I booked the reservation online thought their website. We chose the stay in the Suite (bigger windows! YES!) for about $100.00 extra (it was our anniversary!) I think I paid with taxes and all about $300.00.
The choices were;
The pilot house was not available that night (I heard a news station owner took his wifey there for her birthday that night), but I see that it's quiet spendy! (About $500.00?) The road leading up to the hotel was a little strange...looked like they were doing construction nearby...The hotel is immaculate! As we pulled up it was all lit up!
It sits pretty much right on the water, and you can view the cape from the room THESE HUGE CARGO SHIPS GO BY! RIGHT IN FRONT OF YOUR WINDOWS!!!the room itself was amazing!
A hallway, bedroom, bathroom (that had a jacuzzi tub, and a "toilet room" with a phone next to it!) and a "living room" with a deck (which was narrow, but we didn't go out on it anyways it was super windy!).
I was very impressed with the decor. Looked very Pier 1 or Crate and Barrel, very modern.
The rooms got warm very quickly when needed, the fireplace was awesome! The TV was nice too, but not necessary with those awesome ships...
It had an elevator to the 2nd floor (which I believe were all Suites)
The service was great! Staff were friendly.
I have to admit the highlight of our trip (besides watching those ships while sitting on the couch by the firplace) was the Complimentary, Chauffeured 1939 Buick We reserved a ride and went down about 10 minutes early to wait in the lobby. There was a group of people who had a time before us and the driver was running late... they got all pissy and took their own car. They missed out! Man was that car awesome. The driver was very polite and very well informed on the vehicle and the town! So we had dinner at our recommendation, the Schooner, OMFG.. it was so perfect. They had live music (nothing loud, just a guy playing acoustic guitar ) and the service was EXCELLENT! Food was even better! (get the crab cakes!)! Drinks were also very well made! A little expensive but worth it! When we finished eating we informed our waiter to call our chauffeur and he was there in less than 5 minutes! It is the BEST hotel I have ever been to. If its a special occasion (or you have a fat wallet) I totally recommend staying!
Everything We dreamed
The rooms are just as pictured, the view was beautiful and we were fortunate enought to see a ship go by in the morning. We enjoyed our stay so much that we will be giving gift certificates this year!
V is for View
We stayed at the Cannery Pier for two nights, and the best part is the view. It is amazing to watch the river traffic go by, and the rain pouring down. The building itself is a bit of a "thin wall special" and the quality of construction was iffy. One window in our room leaked rain profusely, so stay here while it is still shiny and new. Not very kid friendly, the Buick cannot accommodate car seats (no seat belts) and the above mentioned noise issue will be a problem if junior starts howling. I really like Astoria, because it has such a funky flavor, and reminds me more of the real coastal communities of my youth. For that reason, I wouldn't call the Cannery Pier a 'boutique' hotel, since it lacks the level of service and tasteful amenities that I associate with boutique hotels, but they are friendly and trying hard! So go sit in the tub and watch the river, take a walk in the rain on the riverside promenade with your sweetie, and put a towel under the window.
The room was beautiful, the boats going by were beautiful, the bathroom was huge and the tub was the most relaxing thing there I loved it there and would go back again.
Where are the movie locations in Astoria?
where are the movie locations for the upcoming shoot for Ring 2 in Astoria? answer : http://psychicspy.com/goonies.html
RE: Where are the movie locations in Astoria?
This post is a couple of years old, we saw this filming, it was great fun to watch. Many movies have been filmed in Astoria, last week at the Cannery Pier Hotel, Sean Penn was filming a new movie "Into The Wild."
Other movies include, Kindergarten Cop, Ninja Turtles, Free Willy 1 & 2 and Benji The Hunted. The scenic streets and gorgeous scenery make for a very pretty filming location, Hollywood loves Astoria! :)