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“Very Pleasant Surprise” 5 of 5 bubbles
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River Lodge and Grill
Ranked #1 of 2 Hotels in Boardman
Certificate of Excellence
Ventura, California
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17 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Very Pleasant Surprise”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2014

It was the end of a very long day, having driven from Glacier National Park that morning and this was the first place we could find a room. How fortunate we were! The room on the first floor facing the river was very nice. We had nothing blocking our view (we were near the end of the hall away from the lobby). Spacious and nicely appointed with a large desk and a small dining table, both with chairs. Desk clerk very nice over the phone. Hope I get to stay here again and really enjoy the experience...pathway along the river, the restaurant, pool, etc.

Room Tip: Riverside on the first floor near the grass area (with a picnic table)
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank TheresaZ799
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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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Vancouver, Washington
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2014

I stayed here on a recent work trip to Eastern Oregon. This place was immaculately clean; the rooms, the surroundings, all of it. Being right on the river you couldn't ask for a better view! There is a small pool outdoor pool and hot tub which were also spotless. I stayed in a room with two queen beds and although I didn't get a river view, the room was large and had everything I needed. The on site restaurant was great since there did not appear to be many eating establishments in the area. I enjoyed the food and had no complaints. The waitstaff were great! There is a wonderful walking path along the river and beautiful green grass all around the lodge. Overall it was a fantastic stay and I am certain I will be staying here again soon.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank tamisuley
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Lewiston, Idaho
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4 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 April 2014

Very spacious rooms and bathrooms--everything you need. Very comfortable beds. Windows open for fresh air. Great views. QUIET! Pleasant and very competent staff. Nice restaurant--great waitstaff. Never would have thought of something like this in Boardman, OR! P.S. Very pleasant area for walks all around lodge--would be good for bicyclists, too.

Room Tip: We were on 2nd floor, non-river side. It was very quiet and pleasant.
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  • Stayed April 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Daph241
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Beaverton, Oregon, United States
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242 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2014

Clean. Housekeeping is above average.
Desk staff not overly friendly or conversive, night clerk seems to be the friendliest and most helpful.
Large rooms.
Pour the coffee just right or it's a mess.
Typical TV selections.
Trains can be noisy.
Wall heat/ac unit typical noisy thing, can help cover up train noise.
Everyone's saving on electric bill, room seems dark even with all the lights on.
Room service menu appears to have a good selection, I find it limited. Food was better than some motels, service was fast and friendly - above average. I've been told that eating in the dining room is a pleasant experience especially at sunset.
Nice place to look at.
Breakfast before 7 is a must.
Continental Breakfast 5:30 to 8AM would be a plus.
This place has been booked solid for some time, must get your reservations in early...even then, you may land on the waiting list.

  • Stayed March 2014, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank Cindy F
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Vancouver, Washington
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49 reviews
23 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2014

You can't see it from the road, but we ended up needing a hotel in Boardman and found this very nice place on the river just outside of town. Nice room with mini fridge and microwave. The best part though was the access to a great walking trail that follows the river. It gave us a place to walk the dog, pick up rocks and shells and see where beavers were cutting down trees and dragging them to the river. Restaurant in the hotel, but we did not try it.

Room Tip: River view on one side, parking lot on the other.
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  • Stayed March 2014, travelled with family
    • 3 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
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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2 Thank RhondaAS
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Santa Barbara, California
Level Contributor
411 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013

We needed a place to sleep while waiting to run among the poplar trees on a Saturday morning last month. The service was okay (high school student) and the room was clean. We asked for late checkout by phone in advance, and we were told to ask when we were checking out (we wanted to shower after we ran). We were told absolutely there was no way to check out late. It wasn't the point of being told we couldn't check out late, but rather how.

And do not forget any of your personal hygiene essentials. A small bottle of anything is really expensive, not complimentary.

  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank Sarah B
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Eugene, Oregon, USA
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15 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013 credit card Amex Cardmember Review

Very relaxing place to stay. Great rooms. Clean and very comfortable. Wonderful relaxing views. Would have liked to have stayed longer to explore the area. Service was friendly. Would have liked to have more choices for breakfast but it was ok.

Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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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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