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Just stayed one night for a quick, romantic getaway. Front desk wasn't overly friendly at check in or when we saw him again later on in the evening. Not rude but definitely not very warm towards the guests. Employee at check out and the breakfast room attendant both seemed nicer. We booked a king jacuzzi room. There was a fireplace, two person spa, microwave and fridge plus a terrific view of the river. Our room was very close to the bridge and it was fun to see the big ships go by. The bed was very comfortable and the room as well as the whole property was very clean. The hotels website lists packages and we booked the romantic getaway package through the hotel directly. Our room, a bottle of sparkling cider, two keepsake Astoria glasses, late check out, popcorn and movie rentals (they give you a coupon for unlimited rentals from the lobby along with a list of all the titles, 200 in all) was well below the price of just booking the room. Pool/spa is adults only from 10-11pm so that was a nice treat. Breakfast in the morning is complimentary and consisted of several types of fruit, muffins/pastries/cinnamon rolls, oatmeal, biscuits/gravy, toast/bagels and waffles as well as milk/juice/coffee/tea. We enjoyed our stay and will be back again.
We just returned from our second visit at this hotel and it was just as great as the first time. We had the romance package this time. It included a 4th floor room with a view of the river, a huge jacuzzi tub right by the window, wine glasses, and unlimited movie rentals. We stayed 3 nights and would loved to have stayed longer. There are many nice restaurants within walking distance of the hotel. The trolley runs in front of the hotel too. Seaside and Cannon Beach are very short drives away. The hotel has very standards which we appreciated. It was very clean. The breakfast is very well run even when the hotel was very busy. We had a great experience and will be back!
Loved the view of the river traffic
Never tired of the Columbia River sights. A wonderful park next door. Trolly runs in front and along the water front, You can buy an all day ticket for $2. You can get off at shops and musiums and AStorias only brew pub, The rooms are clean and new. The beds are to die for. Has internet. Free breakfast includes fruit, cerial, rolls, biscuits and gravy, hard boiled eggs and more.
This was our third trip to Astoria and each time we have been so impressed with this hotel.We really look forward to our trip to Astoria each year.The view from the hotel is just fantastic(make sure that you book a river view). It is a great hotel for families and it would also make a nice getaway spot for couples.
The whole family enjoys coming down to enjoy breakfast while soaking up the great scenery.
We recently stayed oe night at this hotel. The staff was great and the room was perfect. They even had warm cookies when we checked in. The location is also great. It is right on the main road and close to downtown.
Stay here for sure!
Perfect and picturesque location, great amenities, properly maintained rooms.
Helpful staff, good guest laundry equipment, plenty of restaurants nearby. Ample parking, WONDERFUL views.
Great place for part of a vacation!
Ideal location, fantastic staff, perfect room...definitely #1
Wow. Wow. Wow. Thanks to TripAdvisor reviews we picked the HIE as our homebase for an overnighter to Astoria and the Washington Coast. Incredible. We got a corner suite that was clean, ample, and tastefully decorated at a very affordable price. The staff--every one of them we came across--was the nicest group of employees anywhere.
The location can't be beat, the bridge makes the river view all the more incredible and the little park by the water in the back of the hotel is PERFECT for your pet. Super dog friendly. The cute riverfront trolley has a stop right next to the hotel, which we hopped on and rode to dinner and the maritime museum.
The breakfast is great, standard HIE fare but the room is nicely done with fabulous views of the river including a patio area where we could eat breakfast with our dog (as pets are not supposed to be in the room without you). Again, the staff is fantastic, they let us know they would be closing breakfast shortly therefore told us to feel free to load up our plates and bowls before they put it away. Nice touch.
The indoor pool area is also very nice. Big windows out to the river and the water temperature was great. Hot tub too. We also used the little arcade, there were six or eight machines. Not bad.
You won't regret staying here. It's the best HIE I've ever been to and frankly, it was much nicer than a lot of boutique hotels and other expensive facilities I've stayed in--and the price can't be beat. STAY HERE!
If you book directly through their website they offer several packages that are the same price as their regular room rates, we got the "movie package" which included unlimited DVDs (one at a time), a bag of microwave popcorn and two bottles of soda. Tip: rent Kindergarten Cop, mostly filmed in Astoria. Cool!
Another Thumbs Up Review
A wonderful hotel in a great location.
Two minor quibbles that keep it from getting an "excellent" rating:
1) Poor lighting in the room
2) One poky elevator for the property
We would still stay here again.
Excellent accommodations, convenient location, definitely will go back
This hotel is located almost under the south end of the Astoria bridge. The facilities look clean and modern both inside and out. Parking is good and parking spots are average to large.
The desk staff was very pleasant and check-in was quick and easy. As another reviewer noted, the elevator appears to be tiny, but it's just that the door is small and offset; the elevator car itself is full-size. I brought my bike in and it fit along with five of us and our luggage without issue.
Room (double queen) was excellent: clean, modern, odor-free, and relatively large. Lighting was so-so; it would be nice if hotels would care to ensure that all lightbulbs were working. Internet access is via wired or wireless access and is included (i.e. no additional charge).
Bathroom was also large and very well-lit, clean, and odorfree.
Room was surprisingly very VERY quiet. Our room faced Highway 30/Marine Drive and we did not hear any road noise all night. The room's air conditioner/heater is controlled by a wall-mount thermostat near the door. The HVAC unit is very very quiet and unobtrusive for a good night's sleep. The room included a small microwave, large bar refrigerator, and a coffee maker.
We did not partake in their breakfast, preferring to ask the desk clerk for suggestions on where to get a full breakfast. She directed us to several restaurants in the area, one of which we chose and had an excellent breakfast.
The view of the Columbia River out the back of the hotel is wonderfully calming and impressive.
We will definitely stay here again if we need to stay in Astoria again.