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“Nice place to stay.”
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Westcliff Lodge
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Hood River
Certificate of Excellence
Southern, Ontario
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66 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Nice place to stay.”
Reviewed 4 October 2013 via mobile

The Lodge has Highway rooms, partial river view rooms and full river view rooms. The room we chose had a partial view of the Columbia River. As far as we were concerned, it had a full view of the Columbia River. I would not pay the extra for the full river view, if your stay is short.The grounds in front of our room were lovely and the rear grounds on the river side will be lovely, but are currently under going landscaping changes. There are some picnic tables and I think the Vagabond Lodge's grounds would be a lovely place to relax.
The room was a nice size and well thought out for travellers, with a nice size table for a take out meal. The rooms were neat and the staff were friendly and helpful.
We would have enjoyed a longer stay here.

Stayed October 2013
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 4 October 2013
Thanks for your review, we hope you enjoy the redone grounds when they're ready (soon)! There will be more wildflowers, more picnic tables, and nice open spaces for guests to enjoy the views. Give us a call anytime you visit and we'll try to reserve your favorite room for you! Thanks again.
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Portland, Maine
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2013

We showed up late past midnight after experiencing some live music in Hood River. The front desk was friendly, quick, and very helpful. We were given a clean room that was inexpensive, we left the key on the table in the morning and that was all.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 4 October 2013
Thanks, glad you had a nice night on the town!
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Somerville, Massachusetts
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 October 2013

Vagabond Lodge was a pleasant surprise. We arrived without reservations and were initially assigned to a room with a partial view of the river, but were then upgraded to a larger room with a full view and balcony. As others have said, a little upgrading would be great (fitted sheet didn't quite cover the mattress, which had a tear in its top surface), but the setting and friendly staff more than made up for any deficits. Other pluses: the in-room coffee, horrible in most hotels, was quite good; the shower was great, and the soaps and shampoo seemed to be of higher quality than those provided in many places. A great find!

  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 4 October 2013
Thanks for your review and feedback! We'll check the fitted sheet sizes more closely; we have a few double beds and occasionally the fitted sheets sneak their way onto a queen. Thanks for your comments about everything else, and yep we're upgrading the furniture right now! Hope you approve on your next visit. Thanks much!
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Hooksett NH
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 189 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2013

After reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, we decided to stay at this motel while visiting relatives in the area. This is an older motel that has been very well maintained. The room was extremely clean and adequate for a basic stay. The rate was $84. !!! It is near the interstate but the noise did not bother us. We would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 4 October 2013
Thanks for your review! Our original building is closer to the road, and we do have 3 other buildings that are quieter and overlook the river. We're going to be upgrading the rooms a bit next week too! Thanks again
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Port Angeles, Washington
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135 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 October 2013

I have been coming to the Vagabond for almost 15 years, and am a loyal repeat customer. I mirror what others have said about the great price and amazing views--nothing super fancy, but always clean and you are well placed for Columbia Gorge sightseeing adventures. The owners are adding more units, which will be ready this coming year. The office and cleaning staff are friendly and want your stay to be a comfortable one. We will keep on coming back to stay--Thanks Vagabond!

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a full view--spectacular!
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  • Stayed September 2013, travelled with family
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 2 October 2013
Thanks for your review and for visiting us so regularly! We'll keep improving things so each stay is more and more enjoyable. I'll let the girls know their work is appreciated, thanks again!
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Reviewed 30 September 2013

We have stayed here three times and love the serenity. The grounds are well kept and many of the rooms have great views of the Columbia River. The rooms need a little updating but are comfortable. Easy access to Hood River and nearly everything else in the Gorge.

Room Tip: The suites have a great view and plenty of room.
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Joe G
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 1 October 2013
Thanks for your review! We agree, and are updating the rooms right now. The new solid wood, local, hand-built furniture is going to start coming in this week, and we'll do more updating through winter. Hope you approve of the updates next time you visit! Thanks again.
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Missoula, Montana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 29 September 2013

Fun family-owned property--like something from an earlier era. Loved the cozy, clean room and fantastic view. Swings and toys for kids were a hit with our little ones. Pleasant staff and attractive grounds (some revamping underway, but will be even nicer next year). We've driven by this place for years and never realized how nice it is! Be sure to pick a view room if one is available, preferably upstairs. (We stayed on the ground floor, so we didn't have to worry about our excited little kids driving the other guests crazy!) Highly recommended.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 1 October 2013
Thanks for your review! Yep, my grandparents built the first building and opened in '54, and we'll keep making improvements to share with all our guests. We're going to build a small treehouse sometime as well, after we get the other things done, so the kids will have another thing in the courtyard! Glad you had a great stay, and 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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