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“Quaint Hotel with excellent service” 4 of 5 bubbles
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Hood River Hotel
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Hood River
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Laguna Niguel, California
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Quaint Hotel with excellent service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2013

We live in Laguna Beach, and enjoy a home in the Oregon Wine Country. This was our first venture into Hood River. We arrived almost 2 hours prior to check-in. My daughter's room was ready immediately and we were called within 20 minutes for our room. I have traveled Europe extensively and found this lovely jewel overlooking Columbia River very similar to many hotels in Europe. The lobby offers a lovely fireplace and comfortable furniture to lounge after a long day.
We were in town for the Polar Express with our grandchildren. The hotel added to the ambiance of the experience. We plan to return again....sans grandchildren :) I am writing this from our room and look forward to the breakfast in the morning.

Room Tip: We enjoyed our room 317...from the bed you could see the river. We like the sounds of the train. Th...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled with family
    • 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank PaulakLagunaBeach
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Redmond, Oregon
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63 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2013

This is a fun escape with extremely limited parking. If you are into a memorable step back to a time when life moved at a different pace this hotel will satisfy. I would not plan a vacation around this hotel but for an escape it is worth the price of admission.

Room Tip: Rooms on the North side have a river view but lots of train noise. Rooms on the south side are quiet...
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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Patrick B
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Sioux Falls, South Dakota
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2013

We stayed here 3 nights. Very convenient to the downtown area. Could walk almost anywhere in the downtown. Parking is a little inconvenient in that to park on the streets adjoining the hotel you need to purchase either a 1/2 day or whole day pass, $5.00. Then you can leave & come back to park wherever you wish in the downtown area, except right in front of the hotel. The rooms were quite unique - some were very small, and others were quite spacious. There were 4 couples in our party so we had opportunity to see other rooms. We had a small suite, which included the bedroom, bathroom & a small kitchen in which you could do light cooking if you were staying for a longer period of time. The only reason I did not give this review a 5 was because there was only one small bed lamp in the bedroom (other than the ceiling light) so it was very difficult to read in the bedroom, and there was only 2 kitchen chairs in the kitchen so there was no room to sit & read there either. The food in the restaurant was excellent, and each day you receive a $5.00 complimentary ticket per person for your breakfast. The rooms were clean & the staff was very friendly.

Room Tip: Corner rooms seems to be larger. I would also request a suite. We were in an inside room so we did...
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 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 EllenSD64
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Gerrards Cross, United Kingdom
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345 reviews
52 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 239 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2013

3 cheese and avocado sandwich with local Session beer was thoroughly enjoyable, sitting on the front porch in bright sunshine. Really historical building full of character and history. Columbia river gorge is scenic and interesting for mile after mile. Good service here too.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sammamish
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41 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2013

Stayed here for 2 nights and enjoyed the lovely lobby sitting area and convenient location. We could walk anywhere in the downtown business area. Our room did not face the street or railroad tracks, was clean, fairly small, and we did not spend extra time in it. There was no problem with noise. The staff is pleasant, not exceptional. The lobby area is beautiful, really gives the sense of an old classic hotel, and is very comfortable to sit and read or just relax. It is nice to get the $10 discount on breakfast in the restaurant, but the food was only average. One issue is parking--there is none. Parking is on the street, and on weekdays you can purchase a parking pass for $3/half day and $5/full day that allows you to park at metered parking. I would stay here again, but would try to get a room with a bit more space.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Cabledoc
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Patricia B, Manager at Hood River Hotel, responded to this review, 16 September 2013
Successful Solution to Parking. As many travelers to Hood River have experienced in the past 30 days, the City of Hood River has an Urban Renewal Project one block south of the hotel. A positive note will be local residences and visitors will be enjoying new walkways, parking and better utility services in the near future. The City of Hood River recognized the parking dilemma you experience and took measures to correct the shortage of metered parking in the downtown area.

Basically, ‘Permit’ parking folks began overflowing metered parking when the ‘Permit’ parking-lot was closed by construction. Too many cars and too few spaces. On September 16th, 2013 the City of Hood River, defused the overcrowding of downtown by opening a long term parking-lot area to the ‘Permit’ parking folks displaced by construction.

Happy Campers again. The Hood River Hotel $3/half day and $5/full day will allow you to park at metered parking areas. At the time of check-in, just ask for a parking pass and you will be good to go.

Hood River, Oregon is a quaint small town with a wonderful downtown filled with small boutique shops, restaurants and pubs. Occasionally, we have a little housekeeping to do to maintain our youthful looks. For visitors who may still have questions regarding parking or the Urban Renewal Project, please contact our staff at 1-800-386-1859 and we will be happy to help.

Cheers,
Patricia
Manager
Hood River Hotel
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Marietta, Georgia
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154 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

We stayed at the Hood River Hotel for one night in August.

We decided to stay at a historic property rather than going for a chain hotel. We knew there would be good things and bad things about that.

The location is great. Pretty much everything you want to do in Hood River is within walking distance.

Parking is a bit of a pain. You have to park on the street and either feed a meter or pay for a 1/2 day or full day parking pass at the hotel. (At least the parking pass is available; it would be really annoying to have to keep going to feed the meter when you're doing something else in H.R.)

The room was somewhat small, and the bathroom was really small. The bathroom only had a toilet and small shower in it. The sink was actually in the bedroom.

We also found the bed to be quite soft. It was ok for one night, but I didn't want to sleep in it again.

You can get a $10 voucher for breakfast at the hotel restaurant. The breakfast was quite good. Although, the order of pancakes is ridiculously big (and a little dense). My wife couldn't even finish half of them. I think it would be better for them to reduce the size and price.

Everyone working at the hotel was very friendly and helpful.

It was nice to stay here, but next time I'll probably go for the up-to-date room and the cheaper price.

The room wasn't the most comfortable.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Boscaverde86
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Patricia B, Manager at Hood River Hotel, responded to this review, 16 September 2013
Hello Marietta Georgia;
Thank you for taking time to comment on your recent stay. We truly apologize for the inconvenience you had with parking.

As of September 16th, 2013, the City of Hood River revised their parking/construction plan's one block south of the hotel to alleviate any problems guests and travelers maybe experiencing in Hood River. The ‘Big Headache’ was caused when a large “Permit” parking-lot was closed and the overflow of vehicles then pushed into the metered downtown area.

Too many cars and not enough parking spaces. On September 16th, 2013, a new area was open for “Permit” parking-lot folks and life is much better for all downtown businesses and not just the Hood River Hotel. Thank you for your honesty and will pass along your comments to our city managers.

Cheers;
Patricia
Manager
Hood River Hotel
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Walla Walla, Washington
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598 reviews
58 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2013

We stayed here for 1 night when attending an event in the area. I stay in a lot of hotels and I will say the front desk staff was the friendliest I have experienced in a loong time. Great job! We arrived before check in and just wanted to make sure we had a room, since we wouldn't be back until after the event much later in the evening. We were told our room could be ready early and they would call us. We were able to check in about 2 hours early.

The room is old fashioned and quaint. The bed was a little soft for my taste. And although it appeared that we had A/C, 3 of us could not figure out how to operate it. So we opened the window and turned on the fan. Although then it was a bit noisy with the train and the fan running. Plus, we got a 1st floor room that had a view of the pizza parking lot and we could hear conversations in the parking lot all night.

Breakfast the next morning was a breakfast burrito which was delicious. Parking is on the street, but $5. is a steal for downtown parking. And this hotel is walking distace to most of Hood River.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Property: Hood River Hotel
Address: 102 Oak St, Hood River, OR 97031-2312
Region: United States > Oregon > Hood River
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Hood River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hood River Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our 41 renovated guest rooms and suites are beautifully appointed in classic European style with all the modern conveniences. With views of the Columbia River, downtown Hood River or of our Roof Top Garden each style of guest room conveys a different personality. Free WiFi, Fitness Area and Air Conditioning throughout the entire hotel. inside our friendly staff, inviting rooms and comfortable lobby with fireside seating will ensure a pleasant stay. Venture outside and be at the center of all that Hood River has to offer; walk to five wine tasting rooms, shop artisan jewelers, couture fashion or fire arts. Savor craft beer and dining delights. ... more   less 
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