While a person can find something negative about any hotel they stay at, we aren't the type to "nitpick" or say negative things unless they really affect our stay or if the hotel isn't worth the room charge.
We found this hotel was just fabulous in just about every way.
Easy to find, pleasing to the eye and very relaxing. We almost didn't want to leave our room except that the second floor public areas are where the television with a VCR is at, board games for guests to use, cozy seating areas to read and a computer and printer for guests to use. Plus they have a great early evening "happy hour" in the lobby with wine, smoked salmon, cheeses and crackers.
The free breakfast in the morning was what you would expect from a hotel except it was all FRESH with pastries, fruit salad, waffles, hard-boiled eggs, cereals, juices and coffee. All very fresh and kept stocked up. Very nice!
Fresh cookies in the evening! This could have been a negative for us but they keep the cookies on the counter at the registration desk so you have a witness to how many you take. That kept us from really pigging out on them. Hmmmm... maybe they should move the cookies over to the coffee pot area.
While the dining room is small, you can sit anywhere in the lobby to eat, or take it back to your room. We liked eating in the lobby and meeting & talking with other guests. And one time we also felt like loading up our plates and going back to the cozy comfort of our room & watched a movie on TV while we ate.
One night while we were down in the lobby relaxing in front of one of the two fireplaces they have, we overheard some guests asking for a 3:30am wakeup call. (3:30am???) Turns out they were going out on a fishing charter. The front desk offered to have a basket of breakfast items, juice and coffee ready for them to take with them fishing. Wow!
The free limousine was used by many guests to transport them to restaurants and such. A very nice touch for any hotel, but not one that many offer. The limo driver was excellent and very personable.
Rooms are fabulous and very nicely decorated. Large by any standard. All equipped with a fireplace that actually is the only heat for the room. Wasn't too sure about this, but it was quite pleasant and certainly did put out the heat. Nice "mini" kitchen counter/cabinet with a sink, coffeepot and coffee making supplies. Hidden down below is a microwave and refrigerator.
Wonderful breezes from the river if you decide to open the windows or door to the small balcony.
The bathroom was spacious and had a nice makeup area with a bench. The shower was good and the soaking tub was quite large (and long). Thanks to a shuttered opening next to the tub, one could relax in the tub and still have a nice view of the water.
The lobby is very nicely arranged with comfy furniture and actually quite cozy despite the high ceilings and wall-to-wall windows. We loved sitting in the lobby in front of the windows and just vegging out and watching the large ships go by on the river.
We arrived in Astoria extremely early (4 hours) before check-in and they went out of their way to make us comfortable in the lobby with drinks and snacks. They had a room ready for us within 15 minutes of our arrival. How many other hotels have done that for you?
The folks that we met who work at the front desk (Jeff, Lori, Allison) were so gracious and nice to everyone. They went out of their way to greet and make sure you had everything you could think of. Excellent with restaurant referrals and restaurant menus.
One of our favorite restaurants was an Italian restaurant named "Fulios". Known for their slow table service.... the food was excellent and worth the wait. Besides, we weren't in a hurry and it was nice not to be rushed out so they could book the table again. Try their signature salad of a grilled wedge of romaine lettuce with the house Ceasar dressing.
There isn't a porter to help with luggage but they do have luggage trolleys that you can take out to your car and get your luggage. That was just fine with us.
Some of the rooms had trouble getting a strong enough wi-fi signal but there was the computer on the second floor to use. The hotel was expecting some new equipment to arrive in a few days that would boost the signal so all the rooms would have strong access to the free wi-fi.
We found the hotel's "March Madness" promotion listed on their website before we booked the room and that gave us 1/2 off the second night price.
All in all..... we can't recommend this hotel enough. Perfect for couples needing a quiet get-away, or the chance to "re-connect" in this fast and crazy world we all live in. Unfortunately I was there with my daughter...*LOL
Kudos to the Cannery Pier Hotel and thank you for a very lovely stay. I do want to come back and bring the husband!
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- Also Known As:
- Cannery Pier Astoria
- Hotel Cannery Pier