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“Jewel of the Columbia River”

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River Lodge and Grill
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Boardman
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 31 July 2012

During a long road trip my husband and I stopped at Boardman (Oregon) on a whim to get a bite to eat, and saw signs advertising the lodge/grill so followed them there. We were amazed at how beautiful this place is, a real jewel with a fantastic river view. The grilled pineapple/ham hamburger was delicious, all lunch items were reasonably priced (around $9-14), and the waitress was exceptional. We will definitely be stopping there again on visits through the area!

  • Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 10 July 2012

We have stayed at the River Lodge twice now as an alternative to camping. There is a great campground about half a mile away and when we are unable to get our camper out, we can stay at the hotel but still hang out with our friends. The pool was warm and a nice contrast to the cold Columbia. The grounds are well kept and green. The room is well equipped with a flat screen tv, a variety of channels, mini fridge, microwave, decent hairdryer, and room service. You can even order a box lunch to go. There is also an exercise room with updated equipment, but I didn't use it this time. The jogging trail is right outside the hotel. Great views of the Columbia and very close to I-84, gas stations, fast food, and a small grocery store. The boat launch is less than a mile away. There is a public beach close by, with a bathroom, a bit to the East that you can walk or drive to and boat to.

Stayed: July 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 9 July 2012

I've stayed at this hotel twice this year and was impressed both times. The last time, my wife and I stayed on the way to eastern Oregon and had dinner in their restaurant. The food is good, portions large, and service good. Plus, you have a view of the beautiful Columbia River, which sits just feet outside the window.

Rooms are large and clean. Free WiFi and several movie channels. Great place to stay!

Room Tip: Don't get too close to the door on the east side...it has a buzzer for whatever reason when you...
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 July 2012

Driving through from out of state and having the restaurant recommended by a friend we decided to give it a try. We also could use a room for the night but not required. Driving up I did not know what to expect but tucked back in the woods on the Columbia is an unsuspected oasis. The lodge is kept very clean, the service very good, the meals (breakfast and dinner) exceeded expectations for the location and the rooms were quiet and comfortable. Rooms were also reasonably priced with "managers special". It is nice to know this lodge is here and hope to return. If in the area, we will avoid any of the nearby chain hotels to stay here and I believe hard pressed to find a better meal in the area.

  • Stayed: July 2012
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Reviewed 4 June 2012

What a surprise!! In a small Oregon town - Boardman, OR - who would have thought to build such a beautiful hotel along the Columbia River where the view is outstanding. The hotel & grounds are well maintained. The lobby is welcoming & the rooms are large & clean. We stayed in a standard room with a king size bed, a couch, a table & chairs, and a desk - it was kind of like having a suite (wonder what the suites are like). Nice walking path along the river. And a great restaurant serving outstanding meals. WHAT A PLACE!!

Room Tip: The view is OUTSTANDING on the river side rooms on the 2ND floor
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  • Stayed: June 2012, travelled with family
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Reviewed 5 April 2012

We are specialty contractors and had a job in this area. Trying to find a nice place to stay for a few days I went to TripAdvisor to check our hotels in the area. I was not disappointed with this one. Very helpful staff in trying to fit us in (they were booked one of the nights) and well worth the price. No breakfast provided but that was not a big deal to us. Having a restaurant on site in this area was very convenient. I would definitely reccommend this place to travelers.

  • Stayed: March 2012, travelled on business
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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
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Additional Information about River Lodge and Grill

Address: 6 Marine Dr. NE, Boardman, OR 97818 (Formerly Riverfront Lodge Hotel)
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Region: United States > Oregon > Boardman
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Boardman
Price Range: £69 - £80 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — River Lodge and Grill 3*
Number of rooms: 50
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
As our name implies, the River Lodge and Grill has an on-site restaurant where you can enjoy incomparable cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Windows and an open lodge style dining room provide an incredible view of the flowing Columbia River and Washington State to the north. Enjoy breakfast as you watch barges and river cruise sternwheelers silently float by, or dinner and refreshments lit by a fiery sunset over the river. ... more   less 
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