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“There should be more hotels like the Commodore” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Commodore Hotel
Ranked #7 of 14 Hotels in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence
Stockholm, Sweden
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48 reviews
42 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
“There should be more hotels like the Commodore”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2011

Excellent idea; hotel rooms with shared bathroom and showers, no breakfast and no extra (often not used) services, but very nice rooms and facilities, for a good price. Everything at the hotel is very new and fresh, including toilet and showers (very nice!). In your room, you'll find a comfy bed, a big TV and a sink. All you need, really.
Next to the hotel there's a nice café where you can get breakfast.
And don't miss the Fort George Brewery one block form the hotel.
Do miss staying in Seaside - it's a circus, filled with bad taste greasy restaurants and slot machines. No thanks!

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Karin_B_10
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 bubbles
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Los Angeles
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289 reviews
85 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 154 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2011

Loved the way the hotel has taken a historic property and brought it up to date! Love the simple furnishings-love the flat screens,DVD's you can borrow from the front desk,simple polished and comfortable!
We stayed in a suite-so we had our own bathroom and sitting area.
Coffee house on the first floor is great! Wish they stayed open past 7pm or.. a selection of sweets was then made available for purchase in the front lobby.. in a pretty covered glass dish or something .. just a suggestion..

Parking is on the street-and you do hear the sounds of the city but we did not mind it too much...

Lots of plug ins-easy to get phones,cameras, computers re-charged. Could walk to the water- wish we had known the trolley stopped at 7pm.. but not a bad walk back from dinner.

Plain wood floor-everything felt very clean and modern yet with a respect to the heritage and history of the building and hotel! Would love to return and stay again!

Room Tip: If noise is an issue-bring ear plugs.. this is a city hotel.
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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2 Thank BackRoadsUSA
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London
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18 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2011

A great hotel well located in the centre of this small town. We stayed in a large room on 2nd floor with a bathroom. The room was a good size and very well decorated and put together. Even the rooms without a bathroom looked fine as well. The noise is a little more than you would normally expect.

The staff are friendly and the coffee shop within the hotel is good for a drink/breakfast.

Make sure you visit the Goonies house if you are that way inclined but don't miss the viewing tower on the hill - great views over the Columbia mouth and beyond !

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Claphamite
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Eugene, Oregon
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36 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 September 2011

We stayed in a "cabin" room on the third floor. It is the cheapest room they offer. While the room was small, it fit our needs perfectly (not in room much, not traveling with children). There is a sink in the room, a comfortable (full-size, though) bed and a small TV. The hotel offers a selection of DVDs to use for free also. The bathrooms were always clean, and although the hotel seemed full, the bathrooms were always available. We stayed on the third floor on the side of the building away from the road. Despite some of the other reviews regarding noise, we never had a problem with road noise. The walls are thin however, and other guests (and their children) were somewhat noisy very early in the morning, which is why I am rating the sleep quality lower.

Pros: Clean, comfortable, and centrally located to many restaurants and attractions in downtown Astoria

Cons: Small bed, noise from other guests, free wi-fi didn't really work in our room on the 3rd floor.

Room Tip: Get a room facing 14th street or one on the backside of the building
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  • Stayed September 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Erin S
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Canada
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11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2011

Having read this article on Astoria, Oregon in the NY Times earlier this year, we did the Seattle – Portland – Astoria triangle by rental car. The drive along the Pacific coast on highway 101 was very nice.

http://travel.nytimes.com/2011/03/27/travel/27overnighter-astoria.html?pagewanted=all

We stayed at the Commodore Hotel in Astoria, suite 306, with its own bathroom. There are "cabins" where you have a sink inside your room but toilets and showers are down the hallway. As mentioned in the article, very nicely renovated, flat screen TV, nice bathroom. I had looked at reviews on this site but I totally underestimated the noise. Suite 306 has three windows which look out onto 14th St and the Columbia River, and one window looking onto Hwy 30 eastbound.

When you book this suite online, the site clearly states: “This low priced economy suite is extremely affordable! It does, however, come with traffic and street noise (situated on a busy Commercial Street) so please be aware that while we offer this suite at a low rate we cannot allow for additional discounts or refunds due to noise or other considerations outside of our outlined reservation policies.”

They weren’t kidding about the noise! I thought to myself, how bad can it be? My wife didn’t talk to me for a week after we checked out. Every 20 seconds a large tractor trailer (16-wheelers) comes by – all night long! The windows and walls are paper thin and you are probably no more than 10-15 ft from them when they go by, all night, as Hwy 30 is the main thoroughfare. To add insult to injury, the WOW (Western Oregon Waste) refuse trucks came around at 6 am, stopping at every establishment around the hotel, with truck and beeping noises. Then the WOW recycling trucks came at 6:30 am and added to the noise. We were up by 7 am and anxious to get moving. Other guests we spoke to had similar complaints. The hotel is at least very honest in stating upfront what to expect. The Elliot Hotel on 12th St (see article) is probably no better for reducing noise. Your best bet would be to go to the Holiday Inn or Best Western as their walls will be better insulated for noise but then you are paying $200+ per night. A better choice would have been to go north or south on Hwy 101 to Seaview, WA or Seaside, OR and find someplace away from the commercial traffic.

Nice hotel, very friendly staff, good value but just cannot recommend it for the NOISE. Don’t make the same mistake as I did. If you go, expect little or no sleep.

  • Stayed August 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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6 Thank Traveller228Canada
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Tigard, Oregon
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2011

This is the only place I've stayed where the pictures online were not as nice as the hotel itself. Wonderful location, excellent prices (we stayed in a suite, so no shared bath). Advertised potential street noise was a non-issue (except for the first night when the downtown area was being repaved- not the hotel's fault in anyway). The staff was extremely polite and helpful and the room very clean. This immediately became our new favorite place to stay in the area with the unique and modern decor, in the room and the hotel. Would HIGHLY recommend and will absolutely stay here again!

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Justyne T
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usa
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8 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2011

Unique rooms, good price, very clean and even though the bathrooms/shower are "shared", these were spotless. Would have no problem staying here again. Downstairs cafe, coffee shop is decent. Centrally located in Astoria. Parking is a challenge and would not recommend being there on the weekend but otherwise quite charming and very modern. The only criticism would be the front lobby seating needs cleaning (cushions are spotted and have an odor).

Room Tip: Stick with the basic rooms. The added cost of a suite is unnecessary.
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  • Stayed August 2011, travelled on business
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank gypsy2424
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Property: Commodore Hotel
Address: 258 14th Street, Astoria, OR
Region: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Astoria
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #7 of 14 Hotels in Astoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Commodore Hotel 2*
Number of rooms: 18
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
In the heart of the Astoria Downtown Historic District, the Commodore Hotel occupies the 1925 Lewis Building, designed by John E. Wicks, Astoria's most influential architect. The hotel operated from 1925 until 1968, first as the Barton Inn Hotel and then as the Commodore. Shuttered for 40 years, the Commodore reopened in 2009 after an extraordinary renovation. Retaining the original doors, windows, woodwork, and fixtures-all meticulously rehabilitated-the Commodore is now a shining example of the highest standards of contemporary design and construction. The Commodore shares the historic Lewis Building with the legendary Street 14 Coffee, which you can enter directly from the lobby. Downtown Astoria is overflowing with sensory delights-dining, shopping, hiking and more are at your fingertips. Take a romantic stroll along the scenic Riverwalk. Take a ride on the Riverfront Trolley. Take a swim at the Aquatic Center. As our guest, you have access to a curated selection of films available on DVD from the front desk. Watch Goonies in the town where it was filmed. Spend a blustery night curled up with Chinatown or Magnolia. Put together a personal film festival by choosing from over 100 available titles ranging from 3 Days of the Condor to The X-Files. The Commodore understands the importance of sustainable and Earth-friendly business practices. We recycle-and we encourage our guests to do the same-and the hotel is kept sparkling with eco-safe cleaning products. Our commitment to sustainability is recognized by the Travel Oregon Forever Network. Free parking is readily available within a few blocks. Short-term street parking in front of the hotel is usually an option for check-in. The front desk can guide you to long-term parking near the hotel. ... more   less 
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