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Westcliff Lodge
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Hood River
Certificate of Excellence
Florence, Montana
Level Contributor
134 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
“Very reasonably priced for what you're getting”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2014

This place is perched right above the Columbia River in Hood River.

I booked here after reading positive reviews on Trip Advisor and we were very happy with our choice.

We had a top floor corner unit looking out over the river. We had a huge sitting area with fireplace and TV, queen bed nearby, and a separate bedroom with another queen bed. A huge amount of space for what we paid. Free coffee, tea and hot chocolate are available.

Everything was clean and well-maintained.

If you're disabled, be advised there are no elevators on site.

There is a beautiful hotel and grounds right next door, including a stream and waterfall. Be sure to walk next door and check it out.

Room Tip: I'd definitely go for one facing the river. Higher floors will have a better view, of course.
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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4 Thank MontanaMike65
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
Thanks much for your review! Our suites do indeed offer the most space; great for families. We also have a few Suites that have full kitchens as well. While it is true we don't have elevators, most of our rooms do not require stairs. And if they do we built the stairs with a more gentle slope and wide width. We also have 6 rooms in our new building with ADA access, so more guests can enjoy our little place. Thanks again!
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Grapeview, Washington
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555 reviews
97 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 June 2014

I stayed here a year and a half ago for just one night. I enjoyed it and this time had three nights to spend in the area so stayed here again. Used it as a comfortable place to come back to each day after exploring the Historic Columbia River Highway. I enjoy staying in older motels that have been simply renovated and are well kept. This one certainly fits that criteria. I stayed in the older section up front this time. These rooms don't have the river view and there is some highway noise, but that can be taken care of by running the fan or AC during the night for white noise. I like the feel of the older motel rooms. Everything is very clean and there are nice touches with wine glasses, corkscrew, bedding, towels, and bath amenities that are a cut above the average older motel. The grounds are very beautiful and peaceful, and the back area along the river has been upgraded significantly since my last stay. There is a nice grass area and overlook of the river with seats and a picnic table. Also a short trail that runs along the bluff to the west of the motel with some great views of the river. If you are going to spend more time at your room, one of the rooms with a balcony and river view would be really nice. This is a family run business and they work hard at making you feel welcome.

  • Stayed June 2014, travelled solo
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3 Thank Jim B
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 10 June 2014
Thanks for your review! The building up front is our original building, opened by my grandparents in '54. We've slowly built over the years (our newest building opened in May), and will continue taking care and making improvements as we go. Thanks again!
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Tarzana, CA
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

Love this place. Nothing glitzy or glamorous except the beautiful country and the great views from both the guest rooms and the public rooms. The staff are gracious and very helpful.

We really loved the "kick back and reflect" ambiance where we could relax and enjoy the stunning landscape while grilling a few burgers and sipping a cold brewsky.

Frankly I went through the other reviews and I don't really understand the 4 stars some reviewers gave. There's no explanation at all. For the price the Vagabond cannot be beat.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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3 Thank WalterT
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 7 June 2014
Thanks for your review on our little spot! We try to make it a nice retreat from things; a great place to relax. Each guest gives us great feedback on great things we do and ideas we can use to improve a guest's stay. We'll always listen and do our best to make each stay a great experience; it's the best way to improve! Thanks again for your review
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Fort Gibson
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6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2014

I traveled throughout the Northwest and Southern California for almost three weeks and of all the places I stayed this was my favorite place! The service here was very nice and they had fresh coffee in the office in the morning and offered a lot of help and advise about the area. The grounds are beautiful and there are several trails to walk around on. I stayed in the cheapest room which was a none view room and is closest to the highway, but the highway noise was not really loud and it never bothered me. In the room they offer wine glasses and other drinking glasses which I thought was a nice touch and I liked the extra effort they took to make the place really nice. The room was Very clean as was the bathroom. This place was a really great place to stay and I even decided to call it a night early on my second nights stay because I wanted to enjoy the comforts of the room!

Room Tip: They offer rooms with a view of the Colombia River and I would suggest this for people who are prima...
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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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3 Thank historygirl21
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 7 June 2014
Thanks much for your review, glad you had a great stay with us! The building you were in is our original building, built by my grandparents and opened in '54. We're also putting together local specials so our guests can enjoy the area even more. Glad we could make your stay with us a great one! Thanks again
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Rigby, Idaho
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26 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

This place is amazing. I couldn't have been more impressed with the staff and the room. The entire grounds were so clean and well groomed, I took most of my pics there! Would love to stay again. If you are going this direction, stay here!

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
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17 Thank CherylBiehn
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Thanks much for your review, glad you had a wonderful time with us! We're going to keep improving the grounds, planting wildflowers, and creating more spaces for people to enjoy the view on all of these sunny days we have. Thanks again!
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Coquille, Oregon
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95 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2014

Although this motel is dated, the time are clean, the beds are wonderful and the grounds are beautifully landscaped. The location is right on the Columbia River with gorgeous views. There is a playground, picnic tables, a grill and benches from which to contemplate the surroundings. No breakfast but coffee in room and lobby.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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7 Thank dandysandy
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Thanks for your review! We believe in taking care of what we have, and continue updating the rooms as we can. Sorry we don't have a full breakfast, but we're fortunate to have 3 restaurants next door that serve great food. Thanks again!
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Mentor, Ohio
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150 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2014

We stayed in the newly remodeled rooms and they are very nice with all the amenities you would expect. My son and his wife stayed in one of the older rooms because they had a dog. It was still very nice and overlooked the river with an excellent view. Prices are very reasonable for the location.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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5 Thank MODIAM
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 20 May 2014
Thank you for your review, glad you enjoyed our new building! We'll keep upgrading everything so each stay gets better and better. We welcome pets in most of our rooms and around the grounds, and keep a few rooms pet-free in case people are allergic. 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 #5 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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Also Known As:
Vagabond Motel Hood River
Vagabond Hotel Hood River

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