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“I believed the reviews..... What a huge disappointment!” 1 of 5 bubbles
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Atomic Motel
Ranked #11 of 14 Hotels in Astoria
Oregon
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41 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
“I believed the reviews..... What a huge disappointment!”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

My husband and I decided to take advantage of a break in the weather and ride our motorcycles up to Astoria, Oregon. I went online to find a motel for us to stay in for the one night. The Lamplighter seemed to have some good reviews and a reasonable cost. (The website doesn't give the room rate, you have to call to get that and make the reservation.) What a huge disappointment! There wasn't any of the "charm" that I read in the reviews from this year. The $75 + tax cost for the room was WAY too high for what we got. It was a small room that desperately needs an update. The curtains didn't close all the way, so we had to overlap the curtain and move the table against it to keep it closed for privacy. There were only two small lamps in the room with one bedside table. And though there was a small refrigerator and microwave in the room, there was not a coffee maker. ( I did know about that in advance.) There was coffee and tea (with some pastries) in the office that opened at 7:00 a.m. Sure wish the office opened a bit earlier. The location of the Lamplighter is good, but it's on a main street so there was a lot of traffic noise, plus some noisy neighbors, during the night. Wish I had read all of the reviews. The reviews from last year were spot on. The reviews from this year, not so much.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank OregonLiz
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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34 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 May 2013 via mobile

This is an older hotel in astoria. The hotel is very conviently located within walking distance to piers and downtown. The staff was extremely friendly, and the room was clean. Free continental breakfast in the lobby consisted of a nice pastry tray and fruit basket. Great value for money. I would stay here again.

  • Stayed May 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Carrie_Dame_82
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Hyde Park, New York
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39 reviews
32 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2013

Cost a little more then shown on tripadvisor, but the room was still nice, clean, and staff friendly. Only fault was a white line kept running across the screen while watching the ABC channel. That and choice of breakfast items was rather limited

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled solo
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Bruce S
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Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 March 2013 via mobile

Clean, friendly, reasonable! We pulled in here late at night and exhausted We were greeted with friendly service and reasonable rates. Skip the AM coffee as it tasted more like weak tea, but other than that a great place. Happy we stayed here.

  • Stayed March 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank PlumbHeavy
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Boise, Idaho
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12 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2013

Liked the charm of the place and people were friendly. Attractive lobby that was fun to explore. The room was clean and functional but the bed could use updating. Fair value for the price and was convenient for restaurants nearby.

Room Tip: Ours actually had 3 beds but we did not need that many.
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Meacham E
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Port Angeles, Washington, United States
1 review
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2012

The room I had was terrible. I myself am a housekeeper and was shocked by how poorly the room was cleaned. Being a housekeeper I of course inspected the room as soon as i got inside. There were what looked like pubes in the tub, hair all over the floor. The floor in front of the sink was sticky and looked as if it hadnt been cleaned in weeks. Only one lamp actually worked. The only way I would stay here again is if the room was $ 5.

Room Tip: A good tip would be to not stay here!!!!!!!!!!
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled with friends
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Sara C
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2012

The motel was very centrally located to many restaurants nearby. It was clean and the staff seemed friendly. Rooms were a nice large size and had WiFi. Good price, we will definitely stay there on our next trip to the coast.

  • Stayed August 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Property: Atomic Motel
Address: 131 W. Marine Drive, Astoria, OR (Formerly Lamplighter Motel)
Region: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Astoria
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Ranked #11 of 14 Hotels in Astoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2 star — Atomic Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 29
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