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River House Inn
Ranked #2 of 12 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
USA
Level Contributor
16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“- a hit in Florence - we look forward to returning real soon!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2009

My husband & I recently stayed at the River House Inn for the 1st time and were pleasantly surprised at the accommodations. We enjoyed a lovely room with a balcony right on the River - for a Mom & Pop-owned Inn, the facilities were quite commendable - the property has a homey, comfortable feel, is convenient to Old Town Florence with the quaint shops & restaurants, as well as Hwy 101. Most noteworthy to THIS traveler were the tasteful plaid sheets ... not the run of the mill whites (just my personal preference). The freshness of the comforter & pillows was very noticeable & inviting - there were no 'odd' smells in the room you sometimes encounter at hotels. Also a GREAT feature is their high speed DSL ... worked great! They included a morning Continental b'fast that consisted of freshly made waffles, bagels, yogurt, assorted fruit & juices, hard boiled eggs & coffee. We found the Staff to be more than helpful in checking in and can give reccommendations regarding local eateries & various town highlights.
IF there was 1point that caught our attention, it was the metal sliding glass door frame - when opening the slider, it made a grinding, rubbing sound (probably from the salty, dampness of being right on the River), but probably an application of wax on the metal runner would take care of it ... THAT we can live with!
This was a good experience for us that left us wondering, WHY have we not stayed a this GREAT place before as we've gone up & down the Oregon Coast? Hopefully we'll be back soon ...

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 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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2 Thank GLOSSY1
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    5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Eugene, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2009

We have stayed at many places along the Oregon coast and this place really tops our list. The location is great in old town Florence and there are pleanty of shops, sights and attractions. The rooms are very nice and comfortable, as a matter of fact after many hours of driving, we took one whole day and slept in the room! The service was beyond excellent, (staff even offering to call and make dinner reservations, advice on where to go etc..we plan on making a return visit. Thanks again!

  • Stayed November 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 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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Thank aneier85
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portland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2009

The rooms were great. the room service was excelent. and the host were friendly helpful and all around great people

  • Stayed November 2009, 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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Thank nightunit7
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Whittier, CA
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2009

A really nice motel in old Florence. Rooms have a wonderful view of the river and dunes. An easy walk to great resturants and shopping. Very friendly and helpful staff. Uniquely decorated rooms. Very clean and quiet rooms and with all the amenities (microwave, refrigerator,hair dryers,TV). View of the bridge. Close to Highway 101, but , no traffic noise. A great place for a night or for a vacation.

  • Stayed October 2009, 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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Thank PoppaJ32
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Hawaii
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2009

Considering there are not much choices for hotels chains, we settled for the River House Inn for two nights. It's a few notches down from what we are used to...Hilton's and Marriott's and occasional Holiday Inn's. We liked the location right next to the heart of Old Town where the charm and crowds are. My husband's main goal was to crab and that too was a success right down the street from our hotel in Old Town in front of Mo's on the pier. Crabbing was very good, except the crabs were too small to keep (but very fun!). As for the hotel...be prepared to listen to your neighbors' conversations (and maybe a little more than you want to) and the footsteps of the ones upstairs. NOISY! The rooms feel old and used, yet clean enough to feel a little comfortable.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 808travelers
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California
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2009

Our first impression was that even though the room was small, it was clean and the river view was outstanding. however, the longer we were there we began to notice things like the kleenex box was empty, we did not have a do not disturb sign for the door, there was no extra pillow, but no big deal. We were there for a relaxing vacation we would just make the best of it. Then we ran out of hot water! Hard to overlook. Then, bright and early Monday morning, the bridge construction began - LOUD construction. The room is not air conditioned and gets stuffy if the door to the deck is closed so we left it open, the noise was so loud that my husband couldn't hear me talking from the deck. We kept waiting for 5:00 for the noise to stop. Finally about 7:00 I called the front desk to see how much longer the noise would last, the desk clerk couldn't tell me. Finally at 7:30 at night it stopped. It would have been nice if we were told ahead of time about the construction. Other than that, the stay was OK.

  • Stayed September 2009, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank CaliforniaGail
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Greenville, North Carolina
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38 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 August 2009

Just stayed at the River House Inn August 28th, 2009. Booked the SPA room. Everything was just great. I appreciated the basket of goodies waiting for me when I opened the door. (2 bottles of water, popcorn, chocolates, cocoa) at no charge. Rubber ducky on the spa tub was a nice touch. Room was very clean. Bed comfortable. View from the balcony was perfect. Check-in was smooth, hosts were very nice and helpful. Gave great suggestions for local eating places. Free high speed internet was super fast. Not wireless, but they loan out network cables if you are like me and forgot to bring one. Very close to old town shops and eateries. Drive to famous lighthouse and Sea Lion caves very short.

  • Stayed August 2009, travelled solo
    • 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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Thank mksharpe
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Property: River House Inn
Address: 1202 Bay St, Florence, OR 97439-9648
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Region: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Florence
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Florence
#3 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — River House Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming Old Town Location. Very nice, newly remodeled inn. Continental breakfast, meeting room, guest laundry, free wi-fi, microwave/refrigerator, green environmental measures throughout. On the Oregon Coast. One hour west of Eugene, Oregon. ... more   less 
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River Hotel Florence
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