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“Great Change from the Chain Hotels”
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Westcliff Lodge
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Hood River
Certificate of Excellence
Portland, Oregon
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30 reviews
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“Great Change from the Chain Hotels”
Reviewed 23 September 2013

This is a little mom and pop hotel that is kept immaculate. Everything was spic and span. Had a great room with a view of the Hood River. Very quiet and peaceful with a woodsy setting watching birds in the trees and windsurfers sailing by.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with friends
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 24 September 2013
Thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed your stay! Our housekeepers do take great care in cleaning each room, I'll let them know to keep up the great work. Thanks!
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Reviewed 22 September 2013

I have been spoiled by work with some pretty nice, big city hotels, and have become a little picky. This has the feel of a mom and pop motel, which totally worked for me. The rooms were not particularly fancy, but were clean and well kept. We spent an extra few bucks to get a room with a balcony...totally worth it. We didn't arrive until 1am, and the folks who live on the property kindly accommodated our very late arrival. We arrived in darkness and woke up to the most beautiful view outside our room. I would totally stay here again. BONUS...they had a dog on the property!

  • Stayed September 2013
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 24 September 2013
Thank you for your review! We'll always be pet friendly; they're members of the family too. Glad you had a nice time with us, we'll have some brand new nice stuff for you to check out next time you visit us. Thanks again!
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Dallas, Texas, United States
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

We rented a full room view at the back of this hotel for one night. The view of the river was beautiful, the hotel was quiet, a homey little place. They are in the middle of updating the grounds, it did not interfere with our trip, looks like the improvements will make furture lodgers expierence even more enjoyable! Be sure to enjoy a dinner and glass of wine at the White Buffalo Wine and Bistro!!

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 20 September 2013
Thanks for your review! Yes, we are getting close to done with the grounds in back, and we'll have our new building up and running next spring! We'll have new furniture in the rooms this fall as well, once it is done being hand-built. Thanks again!
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed 16 September 2013

O.K., maybe paradise is a little over the top, but it was excellent. We were in Hood River for a 5:00 pm Sunday night wedding and did not want to drive home late at night. We rented a suite on the third floor with a close up view of the river from the room and from the balcony. We were on the unit on the west end and had a spectacular view north and west.
The room was very clean and the beds were comfortable. Two windows and the door opened so we could hear the wind and when it was not blowing, the birds. We saw eagles and a wood pecker and many people braving the Columbia on Sail Boards and Kites.
The bathroom had a seperate sink/dressing area which was helpful in the rush to get changed for the wedding.
There is a seperate bedroom and a queen bed in the living area. It feels private because it is at one end of the rectangular shaped living space. The couch faces west and forms a psychological wall. There is a small refridgerator, microwave, and a full sized coffee pot. Best of all they provide wine glasses (not complementary) real water glasses and real coffee mugs No plastic!
The only minor issue was that there were 2 wine glasses and 4 people, but had we needed we could have asked for more.
Staff were helpful. The motel provides book with suggestions for activities and an extensive list of places to eat that represented a wide range of prices and cuisines.

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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with friends
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 18 September 2013
Thanks much for your review! Glad you had an excellent stay, we'll try to get better next time. We'll have to put a couple more glasses in the suites; we do always have extra available at the office. Thanks again, see you next time!
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

I was very impressed with this hotel. Clean, and service oriented and very accommodating. Large comfortable rooms with WiFi and TV, and very clean. Priced very affordable. Trails to walk on overlooking the Columbia River. Close to town and many places to see.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Thank Sylann
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 15 September 2013
Thanks for your review! We'll keep up the good work so each time you visit there will be something new to enjoy. Thanks again.
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Olympia, Washington
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Reviewed 11 September 2013

My daughters and I stayed here for a family reunion that was in a nearby campground. Our room was nice size, bathroom was small, and very dated. But for the price it suited our needs. We were in the older section near the road but noise was not a problem. My parents had a room with a view of the river and it was newer and nicer but still had cleaning product smell. They overlooked a nice park like area the motel if developing.
I would not want to stay here for an extended time. It was hot and we had to have airconditioner on, which was fine but it blew right next to one of the beds that was tucked over by the bathroom.
Had to have to door and windows open for awhile to get the smell of cleaning products out and lots of little gnats came in.

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 13 September 2013
Thanks for your review, sorry about the weather. The room you were in is one of our original rooms, opened in 1954, so the layout is different than we expect with newer construction. The new rooms we are building (opening spring next year) will certainly be more of what we hope you would like. Larger bathrooms, more space, and a view of the courtyard. Hope to see you again next time you're in town, thanks again!
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Mounds View, Minnesota
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Reviewed 8 September 2013

This motel is older but is relatively well maintained. The owners were in the process of having some construction done, but we never heard any of the machinery. We had a large view room and the view was rustic and very pretty. There was a deck with chairs. We were next to a very noisy ice machine, but after calling the front desk, it was fixed within 10 minutes. There was a refrigerator and microwave in the room. The bathroom was small. There were lots of TV channels and internet service was good. There is a restaurant a short driving distance from the motel.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 10 September 2013
Thanks for your review, glad you had a nice time! In the new building you mentioned, the bathrooms will indeed be larger. We plan on having that open next spring, and will continue making improvements throughout the property. Thanks again!
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Property: Westcliff Lodge
Address: 4070 Westcliff Dr, Hood River, OR 97031-8711 (Formerly Vagabond Lodge)
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Region: United States > Oregon > Hood River
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Hood River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — Westcliff Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge at the Gateway to the Beautiful Hood River Valley, the Westcliff Lodge is the ideal place for you to stay while exploring the area. Set on over seven acres overlooking the mighty Columbia River, on our grounds you will find a botanical wonderland including 110 foot tall pine trees and native wild flowers. ... more   less 
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