Didn't like: The price. $97.00!!!
Liked: Easy walking distance to downtown Astoria.
The Lamplighter Inn is just your basic motor-court style hotel from the 1960's. I was a little wary after my interactions with them over the telephone. I was afraid Jim would book me on the wrong day; I had to repeat the date 3 or 4 times to him. The morning of our stay, I called to confirm our reservations and the woman who answered told me they were short of housekeeping staff, and made it sound like our room might not be ready. However, when we arrived, it was ready.
The room itself was clean and basic. Contrary to some other reviews online, there were plenty of nice, fat pillows (5 in all). The coverlet on the bed was a little worn and pilly, and my husband said he saw a cigarette burn, but other than that the room was clean. There was a table, chairs, a dresser/TV stand, a desk, and 2 lamps. They also provided a luggage rack, a microwave, and a refrigerator. I had a problem getting the drapes to meet in the middle when closed, but then I noticed someone had conveniently left a paperclip on the drapes so I could pin them shut. Also, the bathroom looked a little worn out. We did not even use the shower, cause the showerhead was placed so low, at about neck level (and I'm 5'2"). Also, I was awakened early in the morning by a large truck idling in front of our window, but that is practically unavoidable in motor-court style motels.
I am not trying to say I had a bad experience. My husband thought it was great! It was a cozy room, and for our purposes (walking around sightseeing, laying around watching cable, keeping food cold in the fridge), it worked great. This hotel seems to cater to fishermen (hence all the large trucks in the parking lot) and had a real down-home feeling. These little quirks and flaws are just part of the adventure of traveling.
Although the Lamplighter Inn does not have a restaurant, fans of the Pig n Pancake will be pleased to note there is one right next door. The Astoria visitor's center is on the other side of the hotel, and they are a great resource for maps and information.
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- Also Known As:
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