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Westcliff Lodge
Ranked #4 of 8 Hotels in Hood River
Certificate of Excellence
Bend, Oregon
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5 reviews
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“Reasonably Priced Comfortable Stay”
Reviewed 19 October 2013

Definitely worth getting an upgrade to avoid the noise from the freeway and the smoke from the nicotine afflicted. Loved the house plants in the room, the shower stalls, the organic bath products, and the setting. Look forward to returning for another stay [in a view room] when the grounds are spruced up and the furnishings updated.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 20 October 2013
Thanks for your review! We're leveling out the topsoil in back now and will plant grass and wildflower seed soon as it's ready, plus more new furniture being built. Thanks again
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Condon, Oregon
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

I stay at the Vagabond every Friday night for work. It is such a relief when I check into my room. Staff are friendly and helpful. The room is clean and well appointed with lamps and stands on BOTH sides of the bed, a desk, table and chairs, easy chair, microwave and frig. Little things like the thriving house plant make it feel homey. There is only a shower (in the cheapest room where I stay) but I'll live. It is tiled and feels "substantial" especially with the wide shower head. A nice grade of shampoo etc. is in the room. The ice for this room is down near the office in a "home spun" sort of arrangement, but the ice is plentiful so I don't mind.

The great part is that from the back window, I can see the park like area between the widely spaced buildings. Old growth trees, picnic tables, and playground give it a park like feel. Some of the more expensive rooms (only up to $125 a night) have stunning views of the Columbia Gorge.

They are currently building an additional building with 15 rooms because of demand.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled on business
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 17 October 2013
Thanks for your review, and thanks for your high compliment of us being your home away from home! We'll do our best to live up to that, and we'll keep making improvements so each stay is more comfortable. Thanks again!
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TACOMA WA.
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

My wife and I stayed here in August and we were very impressed by the views of the Colombia River from the room we stayed in. I had stayed at this motel several years ago and was pleased to see that the owners have seen fit to upgrade the rooms. This a very sound value in a area that is not known for reasonable rates because of the various tourist activities.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank TacomaWa_Webby
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 12 October 2013
Thanks much for your review, glad you like the updating! We are putting in some now furniture right now too, and will continue to update things. Hope you approve next time you visit! Thanks again.
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Portland, Oregon
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7 reviews
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

This was an excellent value! The room was spacious. The Views were spectacular!
We sat on our patio and watched two bald eagles in a nearby tree. We walked the grounds and picked fresh blackberries, which we ate on our morning granola, while we watched a rainstorm, and then a rainbow on the Colombia Riiver.
Also the hotel is family owned!

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  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 6 October 2013
Thanks much for your review! Those bald eagles nest on the cliff, glad you got to see them! Yes, family owned from the start ('54), and we'll keep making improvements. Thanks again.
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Southern, Ontario
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
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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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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