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Commodore Hotel
Ranked #8 of 14 Hotels in Astoria
Certificate of Excellence
Derby, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
199 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 187 helpful votes
“Fantastic!”
Reviewed 4 January 2014

Clean, comfy and affordable. The hotel is beautifully decorated and spotlessly clean. We opted for the cheap option of shared bathroom. The bathroom was probably one of the nicest bathrooms I've ever seen, as it was wonderfully finished. Robes were provided for you to hide your modesty easily while going along the corridor the the bathroom. Yes the room was slightly on the small side, but the attention to detail well made up for that. We were offered extra pillows when asked. We were given many good recommendations from the hotelier for bars and restaurants to visit during our stay.

Cannot recommend highly enough.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
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Reviewed 19 October 2013

My wife absolutely loved our stay at the Commodore Hotel. The hotel is clean, simple, and cheap, and was located right in downtown Astoria, within walking distance of Fort George Brewery and the pier.

And in the morning, the cafe located right next to the lobby provided a great start to our day, featuring Stumptown Coffee.

As a forewarning, if you are not used to the format, the bathroom area is shared, but the bathrooms were impeccably clean, and very nice. It wasn't a hassle at all. The only flaw I could find with the hotel is the lack of soundproofing. If you open up your windows, you will hear what is going on down the hall, and will probably hear the sea lions going on as well. Ear plugs provided by management.

Overall a very pleasant experience though that added to the small town charm of Astoria.

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
2 reviews
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Reviewed 5 October 2013

Our guide book said there was only one hotel choice in downtown Astoria - wrong! this recently refurbished old hotel is an excellent budget choice in the centre of this interesting little town. Although we had a room without a bath, the shared shower rooms and toilets down the hall were excellent and we were even given bath robes to go down there. The staff were very helpful and the coffee shop on the ground floor serves really good breakfasts. The only downside was that there was a rumbling in the night which interrupted our sleep.

  • Stayed September 2013, travelled as a couple
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Boston, Massachusetts
Level 5 Contributor
71 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 September 2013

Loved this place. Recommended by my brother who had cycled through and stayed in one of the shared-bathroom rooms - I instead booked one of the larger, en suite rooms. It was really cheap and great! Whoever designed this place had *great* taste - simple but very cool. The guy who checked me in was very friendly and fun, and they are attached to Street 14 coffee which is a super location for breakfast. Definitely the place to stay in Astoria!

Stayed September 2013, travelled solo
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Northern California
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22 reviews
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Reviewed 4 September 2013 via mobile

My honey was quite dubious when I told him I found a hotel in Astoria that we'd be staying at - and we'd be sharing bathroom facilities with other guests.

You see, neither of us has a lot of experience with lodging that includes shared facilities. But, the price was right and the reviews indicated that it was clean and so we went for it.

From the moment we walked in and met Michael who greeted us so warmly and willingly answered our questions about the hotel's history to the awesomely original yet updated rooms, we were taken in.

The location is great, the attached coffee house is also a gem. The people were so nice and the cleanlines so superior that we went from what stared as an unsure experience to a great one that we'd definitely consider doing again.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Davis, California
Level 6 Contributor
225 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 108 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 September 2013

We stayed one night & were surprised by the excellent upgrades in this remodeled hotel. Very funky on outside, but room (suite) was large & bathroom fixtures were excellent. A little pricey but staff was friendly & recommended great restaurants that we could walk to for dinner. Nice to have coffee shop right downstairs off the lobby. I would definitely recommend

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Sacramento, California
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 September 2013

I really, really wanted to like this funky little hotel, but it fell short in a few important areas.

The hotel certainly has it's charms. It's an old, historic-feeling building, with some nice modern amenities. The location is convenient to the riverfront, trolley, and area restaurants.

However, for the price we paid (for our top-floor room with a private bath), it didn't measure up to other places we stayed on our trip. Service was just "OK" (the desk attendant didn't really have any recommendations for places to eat or have a drink nearby). The noise from the streets below is constant. Luckily, the bathroom fan was loud enough to drown out all but the big trucks and Harley riders. We had a partial view of the riverfront a couple of blocks away -- partially blocked by what appears to be someone's apartment unit(?) No iron or ironing board in the room, nor was there much in the way of information about Astoria, or even about the hotel itself.

For around $100 the Commodore might warrant consideration of another stay the next time we're in Astoria. For what we paid? I'm afraid it just wasn't worth it...

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Property: Commodore Hotel
Address: 258 14th St, 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 #8 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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