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Westcliff Lodge
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Reviewed 21 September 2011

Older motel but clean and nicely landscaped. Helped to have restaurants right next door. Had a nice dinner at the White Bear.

Room Tip: Paying extra for a River View is not worth the extra money in our opinion.
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled with family
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Thank JerseyJack_11
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 22 September 2011

Thanks for your review. If there's anything additional we should do so your stay is even more than pleasant if you visit us again, please feel free to let me know or call our office. We'll keep improving our rooms, and always like the feedback. Thanks again.

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Reviewed 18 September 2011

Loved this place! We were next door to the Historic Columbia River Hotel, and probably paid half the price for the same view! We had a very large room with a very comfortable bed and a nice balcony to sit and watch the river flow by. They were nice enough to give us an early checkin, and we stayed till the very last minute of checkout. Didn't want to leave. It was so relaxing. They had a frig and microwave too. highly recommend!

Room Tip: Definitely pay the extra for a room with a view of the river! You will be so glad you did!
  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled as a couple
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 20 September 2011

Thanks for your review. Glad to hear you enjoyed every minute (literally!), especially the view from balcony. If you visit us again in winter, the view is nice during or just after a nice snow when everything is hushed. It's best bundled up on the balcony with a coffe / cocoa / spiced cider. Thanks again!

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Reviewed 12 September 2011

This isn't the newest of lodges, but the location beats ALL. It's right on the cliff overlooking the Gorge and the location, quiet, but location close to everything is fabulous. We were here for an epic wedding next door, but will come back whenever we can!

Room Tip: Ask for one on the upper floors with a view.
  • Stayed: July 2011, travelled with family
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Thank kandnico
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 14 September 2011

Thanks for your review! Our little group of people are what make our place into what it is. Glad you had a great stay, thanks again.

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Reviewed 6 September 2011

We could not believe our good fortune when we saw our huge room & our beautiful view. We had so many things planned but it was so temping to just stay in the room! The bed was very comfortable and the balcony was so private. We also loved the huge shower head. It was an all around great stay & we would highly recommend the Vagabond Lodge.

  • Stayed: August 2011, travelled as a couple
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Thank heatherminier
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2011

Thanks for your review! Hopefully next time the eagles will fly by while you're out on the balcony, they usually nest in the trees just off the cliff. Glad you enjoyed your stay and thanks again.

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Reviewed 6 September 2011

I had a "view room" with a single queen bed. First the good things:

The checkin was quick and painless, and they bent over backwards to make sure that I had a good stay (I was able to call in and get an extra night after someone cancelled). I arrived on a day where there were eight kittens in the lobby, and that was an added bonus. The view is very picturesque, looking out over the Columbia River towards Washington. The property is on a 200 foot bluff, and it's a very pretty area. The rooms were clean, there were no extra hidden charges, and everything worked well. I liked the showerhead as well. There is a little parklike area. Oh, and the Internet was free and worked perfectly - I was even able to upload videos to youtube.

Now for the I'm not sure: At the bottom of the bluff are train tracks that are not visible. About ten times a day you could hear a train roaring by just a few hundred feet away from the room. I happen to like trains, so I was disappointed I couldn't see it, but I could see how others would be annoyed. Nothing that can be done about it, obviously, so I'm not classing it as "bad" - but caveat emptor. Same for the trains roaring by across the river - they're surprisingly loud.

Now for the bad: There were lots of little things that were just.. off. The chairs smelled kind of like used motor oil, the bed was very uncomfortable, the bathroom had no place to set anything, even glasses. There were no true washcloths in my room, just what looked like a small hand towel and that I had to get from the sink area. There's no light in the shower and there's no bathtub. A few more pillows would have been nice, but that's a little thing.

The location also stinks for amenities. There are a couple of nearby restaurants, but if you want anything else, you have to drive several miles to near downtown. There's very little within walking distance. If you're going to a place like that, it may even be what you want, but again, caveat emptor.

All in all I liked it, it was a good stay, but you're getting what you pay for, and don't expect something with amenities or special. It's an average lodge with an above average view.

Oh, and a tip: Even if you stay here, if you walk to the hotel next door, there's a waterfall that you can see, even if you're not registered there, the Wah Gwin Gwin falls. Very relaxing. It's not hard to find, but it's also fairly well hidden.

  • Stayed: September 2011, travelled solo
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this reviewResponded 8 September 2011

Glad you enjoyed most of your stay with us, we'll check out and fix the things you didn't like as much. Kathy's kittens found great homes; she does have more from time to time. You're right, there's not much we can do about the trains; but I'll look into helping reduce that noise. We'll check to see if the motor oil smell is new; we will be getting some new furniture for the building you were in as well. You're right, a shelf next to the shower is a great idea (we'll do that). The reason we don't fill the room with a lot of amenities (body wash, conditioner, hand lotion, etc) is because we have to toss them in the trash every time a new guest checks in, regardless of if they've been used, for health and safety reasons. It can be a lot of waste. We do have these amenities available at the office. Our washcloths are a little larger than most, and we have pillows on order so there's 2 different sizes in each room. Thanks for your feedback very much!

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