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River Lodge and Grill
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Boardman
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Boardman, Oregon
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5 reviews
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“Very friendly staff, clean, quiet, fun”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 March 2012

The staff were incredibly friendly and professional. Food was very excellent. Rainbow trout was the best that I have ever had - and I've had some good trout. Fish and Chips are also very good. Rooms are very clean and quiet. A great place to go. Right on the river, the view is great (for the area: semi desert). Watching barges go by is pretty cool.

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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Portland, Oregon
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26 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2012

I stayed here on business and was pleased with my room. Very clean and well appointed.
The food at the grill was great!
I had a restful sleep and will stay here again

  • Stayed March 2012, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank cowboysteve
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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40 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2011

Bad weather, horrible traffic and a late start got us into Boardman OR on a late October evening. I asked gas station attendant for a good hotel and she recommended the River Lodge and Grill. My wife and I decided to at least check it out. My wife is a very picky traveller and I would not have been surprised if she was to reject it out of hand. Instead, my wife was delighted. This facility has a lodge like feel to it; the rooms are spacious and clean...and very quiet. Of course, being here in the off season probably contributed to the quietness. We were both tired and immediately went to bed without surveying the surrounding area.

When we woke, my wife went to the window and started oohing and aahing over the view. I joined her, and was amazed that the lodge was merely a few feet from the Columbia River. Our window afforded an expansive and territorial view of the Columbia and the surrounding hills. The view was well worth the cost of the room.

The breakfast was a typical American breakfast of eggs, potatoes, bacon for $10. With coffee, tax and tip, it was $16.00 a person. I have paid more...and I have paid less...for breakfast. I would not stay here for the food but I would definitely stay here for the lodging (view).

If it wasn't for the ambience and the view, I would have rated this facility 3 stars, but gave it 5 stars for the intangibles. My wife definitely wants to stay here on the way back.

  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Galt, California
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22 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2011

Clean, well appointed rooms and public areas, right on the Columbia river. Not sure why it's in Boardman, which doesn't offer much town wise. Nice marina and park and that's about it. Thank goodness the lodge has it's own grill. Dinner was good and moderately priced. Breakfast is NOT included in the Lodge's nightly-rate. Good basic breakfast menu is offered in the Grill at average prices. They advertise a Business Center, but they do not have a computer or printer for guests to use.

Room Tip: Get an upstairs room with a river view.
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank retired-ready-to-go
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Albuquerque, New Mexico
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77 reviews
40 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2011

Spent four nights here on a business trip. What is this place doing in Boardman? Great getaway lodge feel. I don't quite understand the negative reviews of this hotel. The restaurant was open late when we arrived, and had a good number of people in it. The food was very good, and priced about the same as a full-service hotel ($12 to $17 generally). Good selection on the menu; we're not talking burgers and burritos... salmon, summer salad, ribs, steak. Very reasonable and good quality. The room is large. Probably 25% larger than your typical Holiday Inn Express (my favorite convenience chain). A desk, round table, sofa, and king bed with room to spare. Bed was very conformable. Toiletries were upper class int he restroom. room looks brand new. Clean, painted; bathroom looks like is have recently been remodeled. Nice sink, shower, etc. Our River View room looks out over the Columbia River. There is a pepper sand beach behind the hotel and a long walking/running trail that gives great views of the river. The front of the hotel looks like an Oregon mountain lodge. Very good appeal. Large fireplace in the lobby and sofas/chairs for lounging. Wifi was very good. Cell phone reception on AT%T and Verizon were both spotty. 3G service is available on both networks in my room, but AT&T was painfully slow.

Breakfast buffet was a little light on good stuff for $8.95; but again, no different than most Marriott-level hotels. You won't get the free Holiday Inn Express breakfast. I agree with one reviewer that parts of the the restaurant's service was painfully slow. But we enjoyed our seat at a window overlooking the river.

Room Tip: Go for the river view room! Save some time for a walk on the trail or watching the sun set over the...
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  • Stayed October 2011, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank Mark B
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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7 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2011

The lodge is billed as upscale. The room was very nice and well appointed. Good view of the Columbia River. The restaurant was a major disappointment, however. And there are not many other options in the immediate area. The breakfast menu provided a continental breakfast for $8.95. Guests received a $2.00 coupon, if they thought to ask for it. We had not but went to the front desk and got them. Thus the continental breakfast was $6.95. Most motels provide a breakfast at least as good as this as part of the room cost. Not here. The selection of pasties was limited to a few pieces of stale bread, a sad looking english muffin, and several bagels that looked like they had seen better days. There was a waffle maker, so we each had a waffle. My wife had a yogurt which didn't taste very good and she looked at the container and it had expired nine days before. The coffee was okay. In short, this was the worst continental breakfast we have ever had. Basically a waffle and a cup of coffee for $6.95. We won't be back.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled with family
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Ron T
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Boardman, Oregon
Level Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2011

The resturant has VERY slow service. The food is over priced for the quality. The view is great and you get plenty of time to enjoy it as you wait on your food! The staff is slow to take drink orders and bring drinks. The menu is limited. Drink refills or extra bread would have been nice but didn't happen.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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Thank RRdesonia
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Property: River Lodge and Grill
Address: 6 Marine Dr., Boardman, OR 97818 (Formerly Riverfront Lodge Hotel)
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Region: United States > Oregon > Boardman
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Boardman
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — River Lodge and Grill 3*
Number of rooms: 49
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