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Columbia Cliff Villas Hotel
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Hood River
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 21 September 2013

My husband and I were married in January and live in the south so we wanted to spend a couple days in the snow, relaxing in Hood River for a couple days. We had purchased a voucher on Groupon for the stay and wine tastings. I absolutely recommend this hotel to stay. The room was roomy, clean and comfortable. Our room had a gas fireplace which we loved since we don't get to run fireplaces much in the south. We found the trip really relaxing and were not disappointed.

The one thing I do have to say is that the wine tasting we received with booking was a little deceptive. They gave us a pass which was good for wine tastings in the area. We found a few tasting rooms downtown and visited there. One of the attendants at those tasting rooms informed us that 3/4 of the wineries on our ticket were closed for the winter and did not have tasting rooms. This was not a huge concern for us considering we had other plans snowshoeing and not much time for wine tasting.

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  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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sattoolong, Owner at Columbia Cliff Villas Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 24 September 2013

Dear AMoodyTraveler,
We were honored to play a role in your honeymoon last winter. Thanks for sharing your experience. We partner with several top award-winning Gorge wineries who honor our promotional certificates; a few of them have limited hours during the off-season. However, our guests will find some of the best are open year-around and many of our 40+ wineries are planning to expand hours this winter. We hope you will have the opportunity to join many of our honeymoon couples who often return for an anniversary to enjoy one of our Riverview rooms.
Best wishes!
Steve Tessmer, GM

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Reviewed 19 September 2013

We decided to stay here because of the views and weren't disappointed. Truly fascinating views. The room was very nice in and of itself. You can hear the train, but it didn't really bother us. I couldn't hear the highway, but again we were on the river, and I really don't think I'd stay here again if I wasn't on the river. It is a mile or 2 down the highway to downtown Hood River, so keep that in mind. Nice outdoor seating area to wind down at night weather permitting.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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sattoolong, Owner at Columbia Cliff Villas Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 21 September 2013

Dear JACoppo,
Thanks for staying with us and sharing these positive comments. We hope you return and enjoy one of the several great restaurants and spa - all within easy walking distance. TA readers are encouraged to book early for best selection of view rooms or may prefer to save on lodging costs with one of our Euro rooms - and still enjoy the views from our outdoor seating areas. Our website provides details, pictures and floor plans of our wide variety of accommodations.
Happy travels,
Steve Tessmer, GM

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Reviewed 17 September 2013

No mixed reviews here! We loved this hotel, by far the best in Hood River! Our River View room was gorgeous and the view was stunning! I loved the large double headed showers.

The hotel is next to the highway which was noisy when you were outside, however the rooms were very quite. You are only 3 minutes from all the attractions downtown.

The only thing that could make it better, is a pool! it was near 100 when we stayed and a pool would have been nice.

We will be coming back!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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sattoolong, Owner at Columbia Cliff Villas Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2013

Dear Bbeck2013,
Thanks for the great review. There just is not enough space for a pool on our limited cliff ledge. Next trip, be sure to visit some of Hood River’s beautiful beaches. We have several nice sand swimming beaches on the waterfront and the Columbia River is very refreshing during hot weather. You and other TA travelers can find more information about beaches and many other attractions on the Location page of our website.
Hope to see you again soon.
Happy travels,
Steve Tessmer, GM

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Reviewed 14 September 2013

We wanted to stay an extra night in the area and were able to get a last minute booking over Labor Day. I was worried about the mixed reviews, and having stayed there I can see why they are mixed.

The view from the room was lovely - a direct view of the river and the WA side of the valley. The room itself was very nice - comfortable bed, nice bathroom and a small fridge. And the staff at check-in couldn't be friendlier.

Several of the buildings are right on the Interstate, and no doubt are very noisy. We stayed in the Riverview room, and there was no road noise. But it's true that train tracks run at the base of the cliff, so some noise is inevitable. With the windows shut and air conditioner on, it wasn't a problem, but with the window open it's pretty noisy.

For one night it was fine. The room was good, the location very convenient for Hood River. But the proximity to train tracks and the road would get tiresome after a couple of days. I imagine most hotels in Hood Rive suffer from the same problem - the train and highway seem to go past pretty much every hotel in the area.

We stayed 2 nights at Carson Ridge Luxury cabins before this - well worth alook if you want something a bit quieter.

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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sattoolong, Owner at Columbia Cliff Villas Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2013

Dear Englishman_in_NJ,
Thank you for staying with us and posting all your positive comments, as well as for bringing up a point that I have really wanted to address. In addition to being a National Scenic Area, the Columbia River Gorge is also the primary transportation corridor through the Cascades. Fortunately, our property is located at the top of a sheer cliff, over 200’ above the river and railroad tracks, where the steep terrain creates a natural sound barrier and breathtaking views on the river side. Except for the occasional train passing far below and screeching eagles at eye level, the adjacent 208’ waterfall is about all guests can expect to hear from the North side rooms and balconies. We have four separate buildings conveniently located just off exit 62 of Interstate 84, on a natural basalt ledge just below the frontage road. The extra distance and terrain also help shelter some of our more economical South-side rooms from the road noise. This places us about 150’ above and a mile West of downtown traffic and almost two miles from the closest train whistle. Known as the Westcliff district and the Gateway to Columbia Gorge Wine Country, we have several great restaurants and a spa within easy walking distance. All of our rooms were built with special windows and insulation to minimize noise. Like most of our guests, you discovered that these extra soundproofing measures provide a peaceful night’s sleep. We hope you will return and try one of our cliff-side suites, with more space, a private balcony and full kitchen – perfect for extended stays.
Happy travels,
Steve Tessmer, GM

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Reviewed 14 September 2013

For the second consecutive year Columbia Cliffs Villas has provided the perfect setting for our company leadership group strategy meeting. The Penthouse is a beautifully furnished, welcoming space for "around the table" meetings, and has ample room for easels, projector screens, etc. The view of the gorge is spectacular. All the guest rooms are spacious, comfortable and well appointed. I could not have asked for better service from Tracy and the staff at Columbia Cliffs Villas, and I look forward to working with them on our next event!

  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled on business
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Thank Kathy0430
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sattoolong, Owner at Columbia Cliff Villas Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2013

Dear Kathy0430,
Thanks for holding another leadership strategy retreat at CCV and especially for taking time to post your flattering review. Tracy’s team consistently does an outstanding job of helping event planners bring all the pieces together to provide an inspiring venue for memorable meetings. From dining and catering to spouse tours, transportation, and team building activities, they have all the contacts to simplify the process and assure maximum productivity and enjoyment. You might also be interested to know that we have recently added to our furnishings inventory, which will allow even more flexibility for meeting set ups. Whether you need board room, classroom, dining or just comfortable soft seating around the fireplace, we are now equipped to do just about any configuration in any of our seven meeting suites. We look forward to your next event.
Sincerely,
Steve Tessmer, GM

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Reviewed 14 September 2013

The Columbia Cliff Villas are a combination timeshare/hotel by the night rental feature. I am not sure they have the best business model, i.e. are they a timeshare or a hotel? But I guess they do whatever it takes to keep the cash flow going. For example, upon check-in, we had to pay for all 5 nights up front. Traditionally, you have given the first night's payment to guarantee the reservation, and then pay the rest upon departure. But not here. They wanted their money ALL upfront. Not sure what would happen upon an early departure. Rates for the Columbia front rooms are about $250.00/night. The bed we had was a very comfortable king facing a set of French doors that looked north to the Washington side of the Columbia River. The view is to die for given the continuous wind, beautiful mountains and the hundreds of kite and sail surfers out practicing their sport on the river. Boats occasionally pass by, so lots of activities are there to watch.

The room was air conditioned and large. A gas fireplace was also at the ready depending on the time of year. Good internet connection and all the bathroom amenities. The shower was a walk-in with two shower heads. The downside was the closet which was poorly designed. The door opened to the drawers, but all the hanging clothes had to be placed behind the front wall. The was no reason the door to the closet couldn't have been more centered. The service staff are very good about clean-up and not coming too early. Parking can be a problem, so you may have to walk a distance to get to your villa.

Adjacent to this property is the Columbia Gorge Hotel which is a historic landmarks, but we were told the rooms are small and of the old world. However, that is the closest and best place for breakfast.

Across the freeway is the town of Hood River which is very charming and beautiful shops as well as many eateries. Hood River also abounds with numerous wineries and wine tasting opportunities. Also, in Hood River is the Mount Hood Railroad that is a 5 hour excursion up the hill towards Mount Hood. I will write about this later, but am told it is a fun time.

So in summary the Columbia Cliff Villas are worth the money for the views, the room comfort (despite the closet and parking). Personally, I am more into the ocean sites, but for a river view, this was a nice change. Could be a great place for a honeymoon as well.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled with friends
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sattoolong, Owner at Columbia Cliff Villas Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2013

Dear cliffwalters,
Thank you for staying with us, your positive comments and for your thorough review. To clarify, we are not a time-share but we do have a very unique lodging facility. As you can see from our website, we offer a wide variety of rooms and suites for nightly rental. Some of these rooms and suites are privately owned condominiums that can be adjoined for friends and families, or locked off for complete privacy. You stayed in one of these lock-out guest rooms, where the closet was configured to provide both drawers and hanging space, adequate for short stays. We hope you will return for a longer visit next time and maybe bring friends to share the larger adjoining suite, which includes a walk-in closet in the master and a fully equipped gourmet kitchen off the great room. I should also note that even though not all parking spaces are adjacent to every room, we do have adequate free parking closer than many hotels. The adjacent historic Columbia Gorge Hotel and Spa is within easy walking distance and also provides fine and casual, indoor and outdoor dining for lunch, dinner and happy hour, as well as great breakfasts, overlooking the waterfall and Columbia River Gorge.
Happy travels,
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Reviewed 12 September 2013

We stayed in the Penthouse Suite. The view of the Columbia river is amazing when you walk into the room. It is well worth the money to stay here. It is very comfortable and luxurious room. The furnishings are very well done. We especially enjoyed sitting on the balcony with a drink and watching the scenery and the kite boarders on the river. It is a very convenient location with each access to restaurants in hood river and the outdoor activities along the Columbia river. The Columbia Gorge Hotel next door has a good breakfast also.

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  • Stayed: September 2013, travelled as a couple
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sattoolong, Owner at Columbia Cliff Villas Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 18 September 2013

Dear John L,
Thank you for staying with us and sharing your experience. We look forward to your next visit.
Happy travels,
Steve Tessmer, GM

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Address: 3880 Westcliff Dr, PO Box 887, Hood River, OR 97031-8710
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Region: United States > Oregon > Hood River
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Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Hood River
Price Range: £123 - £205 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Columbia Cliff Villas Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 37
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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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