Astoria is small so Commodore Hotel was not hard to find. The staff allowed us to check the different rooms before we made a decision if we wanted to book one.
We love the retro-modern design of the entire place. Rooms and common washrooms/showers rooms were VERY clean. Space and amenities inside our Deluxe Cabin were just right for a one-night stay. The bed was comfortable but with single-pane windows, the noise from the trucks and cars passing through the main streets did bother us throughout the night. Light sleepers might opt to book a Cabin room located at the back of the hotel (with windows facing out to a wall). The shared bathrooms were not an issue although the hotel was not busy during our stay. Shower rooms have seating/changing areas so you don't have to worry about your clothes getting wet.
We had a lovely breakfast at the bright, airy, and homey cafe - Street 14 Coffee - attached to the hotel. Good food choices and they serve Stumptown Coffee. There is also a Safeway store/gas station along the main street if you need other essentials (the grocery is open until 1am).
The reception staff - both in the evening and morning - were welcoming and helpful. This place is recommended for travellers who want to experience a bit of vintage charm but don't mind staying in a hotel with very basic (albeit modern) amenities.
- 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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