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Review of BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia River Inn

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BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia River Inn
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Cascade Locks
Certificate of Excellence
Lake Elsinore, California
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49 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“An amazing place to stay!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2014

We loved this hotel!! The staff were very courteous and friendly upon check-in and throughout our stay. Due to the late date of requesting a reservation, I could only get a suite, and I am so glad I did. It was on the 4th floor, was huge, and had large windows that gave us an awesome view of the Columbia River both up and down the river. Hence we could watch the sunset and sunrise from the comfy couch in the sitting area, or watch the barges on the river while we snacked at the dining table. The room was very quiet, which I was impressed with since it was right across from the elevator. For breakfast they give you a voucher for the restautrant next door, which means you get a real breakfast with your choice of options. You could get an egg breakfast with hash browns, bacon or sausage, and toast, a pancake breakfast, oatmeal, etc., and the portions are quite large, and you can dine at large picture windows overlooking the river. You get lots of TV channel choices as well. I slept very well here(beds are so comfy) and enjoyed the whole experience immensely.

Room Tip: Book early to get a river view room. I recommend spending the extra money on one of the suites.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Charity H
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Sandy P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia River Inn, responded to this review, 2 September 2014
Oh my gosh thank you for the lovely comments and for staying with us. I also love the view out to the Columbia River and Table Mountain. We are pleased you enjoyed the breakfast next door, we hope you will return to the Gorge and invite you to stay with us again.
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

I marked them all 10's. Friendly, courteous staff. Very clean and well decorated. The breakfast at the restaurant next door was good and the burger at dinner the night before was great. CASCADE LOCKS, OREGON is a great little town with a very nice park on the river and plenty of roadside places to eat including a fruit stand.

  • Stayed August 2014, 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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Thank Paul J
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Sandy P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia River Inn, responded to this review, 29 August 2014
Cascade Locks is in the heart of the Gorge and we are so lucky to be here. Thank you for staying with us and we are please you enjoyed yourself. We invite you to return and do more exploring and hope you will stay with us again.
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Burlington, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2014

One of the better hotels in my opion rooms were the best and was a pleasure. walking distance to town, pool & hot tub area clean. very nice river view, easy access to shops and food would go back in a heartbeat to stay longer and explore more of the area

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Sandy P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia River Inn, responded to this review, 29 August 2014
Thank you for your wonderful remarks and yes you can come back anytime to explore more of the Gorge. There is so much to do and see here and we invite you to return and stay with us again.
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Seattle, WA
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31 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2014

The hotel staff was very helpful. I originally booked 1 room for 2 nights and needed one more at the last minute but the hotel was fully booked. The staff was great and fortunately there was a cancellation and I was able to get the second room. The complimentary breakfast at the Charburger restaurant next door had several choices and the food was good. I do need to mention that the railroad track runs right in front of the hotel and the trains do run at night. There are also train tracks on the WA side of the river and those trains run at night also.The hotel provides ear plugs but if you are a light sleeper I'd recommend staying in a room facing the parking lot. The rooms were clean and had a little bigger than average hotel refrigerator and microwave.

Room Tip: See above. Choose a room with a view of the parking lot if you are a light sleeper.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank evergreen2009
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Sandy P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia River Inn, responded to this review, 29 August 2014
Thank you for staying with us, we are pleased you enjoyed your time in Cascade Locks and the National Scenic Area. We are lucky to be in the Pacific Northwest and all this beauty. We invite you to return to the Gorge and stay with us again.
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Colorado, United States
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2014

Great location, just a short drive to Hood River, OR. Many near by trails to go explore. Staff was very friendly and accommodating. Hotel breakfast was included which was nice. It was not your typical continental breakfast, you could order off the hotels menu and eat a real breakfast to start your day.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Mcevoy, Chris J
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Sandy P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia River Inn, responded to this review, 26 August 2014
I am pleased you enjoyed your breakfast, this is a new venture for us and we are very excited to serve a fresh, hot breakfast. Thank you for staying with us in Cascade Locks and we hope you will return to the Gorge and invite you to stay with us again.
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Rochester, Minnesota
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 162 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2014

We stayed here 4 nights. Great jumping off point for many attractions - we hit the waterfalls (Hwy 30), Mt. St. Helens Windy Ridge (an all day trip to Windy Ridge and back), the Paddle Boat 2hr tour, Larch Mt viewpoint. Lovely view of the river and trains and Bridge of the Gods. We were on the 4th floor - you could hear the trains but they really didn't bother either of us. Rooms very clean and comfortable. Breakfast is provided at the Charburger next door and was fine. Grounds very nicely maintained and several outdoor patio areas. Ok, here are the specifics:

Hotel Evaluation Criteria

Lobby staff - excellent and will give you maps and the scoop about the best way to see things
Carts available - yes
Elevator to upper levels - yes
Road noise - none, we were facing the river, but you will hear the trains (about 40/day) on each side
Guest Laundry - yes, but didn't use

Room General
-Easily Accessible plug by bed (CPAP user) - we had 2 queens, open plug on side with no bedside table, scooted the couch over to hold it
-Bedside tables on both sides of bed - only in the middle of the 2 beds
-Plug by desk (computer) - yes, but we pulled out our power strip to accommodate other chargers
-Bed Comfort - very good
-Chairs/Couch - 2 very comfy chairs and a couch with table and 2 chairs on balcony, spacious room
-AC cycling noise, constant fan setting, temperature control - does have constant fan setting, but you have to reset it every morning - not a big deal - can set on thermostat or on the unit itself


TV - nice flat screen
# channels available - adequate
Quality of reception - good
Sleep timer - yes

Refigerator/Freezer - yes, room for all 3 ice packs
Microwave - yes
Coffee Maker - yes, single cup

Internet
-Speed - very good
-Ease of connection - no log in
-Requires log on acceptance - no, but if you time out on your computer, will have to start your browser again

Bathroom - tub/shower and toilet in small room, but ok size
-counter space - 2 sinks outside, moderate counter space
-tub - tub/shower enclosure one piece and very clean
-shower (shelves, water pressure) - lots of shelves and hand bar in area within easy reach
-shelves for shampoo etc. - YES
-hand rails in tub shower area for stability - yes
-overall size - small but functional
-outside sink available - 2 sinks outside, none in toilet/tub area


Breakfast - this is served from a smaller menu at the Charburger next door. Very much acceptable.
-eggs (no cheese) menu option (2 eggs, choice of ham, sausage, or bacon, toast, hash browns) Other menu options available for the hotel voucher,
-hours 7-10

Restaurant
-onsite - no
-within walking distance - yes, Charburger next door, cafe style, but reasonable options
-within 1 mile driving - yes
-delivery available - didn't check

Fitness Center - yes, bike, elliptical and treadmill
Pool - yes, indoor
Hot tub - yes, indoor

Room Tip: If you want the view, ask for an upper level balcony. If train noise bothers you, definitely go upp...
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Sandy P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia River Inn, responded to this review, 26 August 2014
We are pleased you enjoyed your balcony over looking the Columbia River. Thank you for staying with us and we invite you to return to the Gorge and hope you will stay with us again.
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 August 2014

Fun and Historical area with Lewis & Clark history, and fish Hatcheries. This is the place to stay and check out all the Wineries and Mountain activities. We also enjoyed the Stern wheeler cruise on the Columbia River, with dinner on board the vessel. Hood River has also a lot to offer to sight-see and shop for antiques. Crossed the Bridge of the Gods and seen some sights on the Washington side of the River.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Helpful?
Thank Artie C
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Sandy P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia River Inn, responded to this review, 23 August 2014
It sounds like you hit all the great spots in the Gorge, thank you for staying with us and we invite you to return to the National Scenic Area and hope you will stay with us again.
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Property: BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia River Inn
Address: 735 Wanapa Street, Cascade Locks, OR 97014
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Region: United States > Oregon > Cascade Locks
Amenities:
Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Cascade Locks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia River Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 62
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