My husband bought us a stay at the Columbia Cliffs Villas because we saw it on Groupon. Sometimes when you buy these deals online, you get a well advertised hotel, but just so-so accommodations. This was unbelievable. We stayed in one of the larger suites, overlooking the river and spent three days soaking in the scenery.
The Columbia Villas is next to, but not affiliated with, the historic Columbia Cliffs Hotel. The only way we found out was when we ate there for dinner one night and they said that they could not put the charge on our room. Otherwise, you'd think they are one in the same. The Hotel has the most incredible food, even for the most discerning palate. We learned that they have a well known Chef AND pastry Chef on staff making everything fresh daily. We ate there 2 out of 3 nights. The Bar at the hotel was top notch too. They had live entertainment by a guy named Tony, whose been playing there for over 30 years.
The nuts and bolts: The place was immaculate, and beautifully decorated. We had a kitchen, and since I love to cook, I was impressed with Dacor appliances, and the well stocked supplies. The service on check in was very friendly, and they were very willing to help with anything we had questions about. The bed was crazy comfortable, and the shower was huge. The housekeeping was perfectly done, and we never saw them.
The front desk suggested a local company for a private tour of the Columbia River, Martin's Gorge Tours, and it was the highlight of our trip. Martin spent a whole day with us, giving us the history of the area, showing us the sights and taking us wine tasting. It was wonderful.
We will be back.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Wide variety of price points, from luxurious 1-3BR suites to charming Euro-style rooms, all furnished with robes, premium bedding and amenities. Most options offer breathtaking views of Columbia River Gorge from this cliff-edge settting 220' directly above world-famous windsuring sites. Stroll a short garden path to top of year-around waterfall to enjoy indoor & outdoor, fine and casual dining at adjacent restaurants or venture just one mile to take in the charm of downtown Hood River's boutique shopping, great restaurants, interesting wineries and brew pubs. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Columbia Cliff Hood River