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“Great property for quiet wandering.”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Westcliff Lodge

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Westcliff Lodge
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Hood River
Certificate of Excellence
Idaho
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7 reviews
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“Great property for quiet wandering.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2014

The complex is on a surprisingly large treed property adjacent to the Colombia Gorge Hotel, so you get all the benefits of the views for half the price.

The rooms were a little dated, but very clean and comfortable and had fridge and microwave to make up for it. You are a little ways out of town here so you'll need to plan on driving. I'm glad we didn't find anything in town for this trip though, the hotel gave us both sides of town and country for our weekend vacation.

We upgraded to a room with a view ($140/night) due to multiple night availability. I wouldn't upgrade for the sake of the view next time though, the property is big and accommodating enough that you'll be able to enjoy the scenery regardless.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Thanks for your review, glad you enjoyed the view and the grounds! We're upgrading things as well, so each stay is better than the last. It's always great to hear from our guests about these too: it helps us make the right upgrades for our guests to enjoy! Thanks again and see you next visit.
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2014

We took a chance after reading reviews on the location of this lovely little motel. It reminded me of the places my family stayed at when I was a kid as we travelled from CA to Tx. No frills just funky and cool little rooms right near the cliff overlooking the gorge. Like staying at a families summer house ... Nothing pretencious here. We liked it so much we stayed an extra nite and postponed our trip to the coast. The view and the laid back feeling coupled with super clean rooms made our stay more than comfortable.
Miss it already so we will be back! Oh yes.. The staff is super friendly and helpful and shared fruit from their garden with us.

  • Stayed July 2014
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Thanks for your review! Yep, we go have a very special spot in the gorge, and love sharing it with our guests. Glad you enjoyed staying with us; give us a call when you plan on stopping by again and we'll reserve a favorite room for you! Thanks again.
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Umatilla, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2014

We stumbled upon this place and was very pleased with what we found. Although it seemed a little dated it was very clean and the bed was comfortable. The view outside the window looking down into the Columbia River was awesome. We also enjoyed seeing the beautiful flowers and the park-like setting. They were pet friendly and we loved having a comfortable place for us as well as for our little Molly. So much better than the large cooperate places we are used to staying at.

Room Tip: We were in the older building but worth staying there to have the view of the river and beautiful fl...
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Green Features: Like the park-like setting in the front and back of our building.
  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Thanks much for your review! We're updating rooms as we go, and will keep making things nicer and nicer for our guests. We'll have more wildflowers coming up next spring as well. Glad you and Molly enjoyed staying with us and thanks again!
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2014

We reserved the beautifully landscaped venue area that overlooks the Columbia River for our pre-wedding cocktail party.
It was the perfect choice since most all of our wedding guests were staying here anyway.
It was FABULOUS... Everyone loved it and the delicious food was catered by the nearby White Buffalo Wine Bistro.
Thank you, thank you again to the whole staff at the Vagabond Lodge who helped make this such a smashing success.

  • Stayed August 2014
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 6 August 2014
Thanks, glad you had a great time! It's definitely one of those special places for time with friends and family. We'll keep making it even better, with more wildflowers and landscaping on the way. Thanks again!
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McLean, Virginia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2014

While the property is older than some of the competition, everything was well-maintained and spotless. I really liked the view of the Columbia River from my room and balcony. If my travels take me back to this area I would definitely visit again.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 2 August 2014
Thanks for your review! We'll have some more wildflowers planted out back once some rain comes back in late fall, so the view from your room will keep getting better and better. Thanks again!
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Arlington, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2014

We thoroughly enjoyed our brief stay in one of the rooms in the building on the bluffs, with a good view of the Columbia River from our second floor balcony. The room was spacious, the bed very comfortable, and parking access easy. The price was very reasonable. Having to drive a few minutes to get downtown was definitely worth it given the pleasant and economical accommodations at the Vagabond.

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 23 July 2014
Thanks for your review! Glad you had a wonderful stay with us and enjoyed the view of the river. We'll keep working and making improvements so the next stay keeps getting better and better. Thanks again!
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Marcellus, New York
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2014 via mobile

I really wanted to love this place, but we paid more for a balcony room only to be given a room basically at ground level with a (at best) so-so view of the gorge. The room was dated and a bit dingy, with a stain on the carpet greeting us just inside the door. The bathroom setup was awkward - you couldn't close the door without stepping around the toilet and practically being in the tub/shower. I would not stay here again.

Stayed July 2014
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, 20 July 2014
Thanks for your review and feedback! We've got a few updates planned and on order to update our rooms more, thanks for bringing those things to our attention. Some guests like the sink and tub to be separate, so one person can get ready while another is in the shower, but that's not for everyone. Our new building has (very) large bathrooms, with plenty of space. I hope you visit us again if you're in Hood River so we can show you a room you may enjoy more and re-earn your trust. 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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