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“Nice stay during shoulder season”
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Hood River Hotel
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Hood River
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Reviewed 2 May 2012

Wife wanted (needed?) to go down to Oregon to pick up a new pup, and we decided to stay the weekend in Hood River. GOt here way too late due to some blocked off Yakima Nation roads, forcing us to more than 100 mile detour, but once we got here, all was OK.

Got a room on top floor (3rd) looking to the East, allowing for a view of river, freeway, and the Celilo restaurant - and a great sunrise!. Given that the weather was perfect (no wind, no bugs, and about 75F), we could sleep with window open, only disturbed now and then by the horn from a passing train (as Hood River stretches out along the Columbia River and the busy train tracks, there are no places in town you will not hear the horn - unless you want to stay in a bunker). For sleep quality, the only thing that was strange was that the heat (central boiler, radiant) came on sometime in the early morning and it got HOT inside the room, even with window open. Sad, a waste of energy, but figure out heat would likely be needed during a normal weekend this time of year (it was way nicer than "normal"). And as building is well over 100 years old (and for sale), it likely does not carry the most advanced energy management systems.

The girls working the front desk were nice, and provided us with ($5) a parking pass, allowing us to park all day without having to feed the meter (both a friendly and smart gesture). Pass is NOT valid for parking along Oak Street in front of hotel, but we found parking just under our window both nights.

You get a $10 voucher/day for breakfast. Food was really good, service friendly, but not very fast. This time did not really matter, since we had a nice view from the patio for people and dog gawking. Plenty of that :-)

This is an old building with its quirks but also charm. Nice large lounge area by the front desk with tons of outdoors magazine and reading. There is also a workout room, hot tub, and sauna on the 2nd floor, but we never got a chance to even check them out (busy schedule).

Short, if you expect W standard, this place is not for you, but we'd go back in a heartbeat as this place has quality, charm, location, w/o robbing you cold.

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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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CathyButterfield, Manager at Hood River Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2012

Thanks for sharing your impressions of our little piece of history. We couldn't have said it better ourselves. We're glad to hear how much you appreciated our staff -- they're the best, and always willing to help guests enjoy their stay. Sorry about the heat issue. You're right -- it's been a chilly spring, and we had our system geared for the norms. We're glad our windows open -- unlike some hotels. Fresh air is the best. Glad, too, that you appreciated our trains. We find their passage comforting. We hope you can stay a bit longer next time -- the gym and spa are really nice, and a great way to unwind after a long day wine-tasting or hiking.

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Reviewed 23 April 2012

My girlfriend and I spent four days in Hood River. We stayed at the Hood River Hotel. The location was great, the room clean, the staff friendly, and room priced well. I will definitely stay there again. The breakfast at the Cornerstone Cuisine was fantastic.

  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 18 April 2012

My husband and I and our 10-month old daughter stayed at the Hood River Hotel on Saturday night while in town visiting friends. The ambiance of the hotel was just what we had expected, and we enjoyed staying somewhere with a history. The staff were pleasant and the location was fantastic.

HOWEVER, the noise from the train, the street, and Pietro's Pizza was out of control. We stayed in Room 310, which has a great view overlooking the river. It is also one parking lot away from the train tracks. Little did we know the train would run practically every hour all night long! I assume because the windows and building are old, there is absolutely no soundproofing, so we were woken at least once an hour, either by the train or noise from street traffic and/or people outside Pietro's Pizza. I am typically a very deep sleeper, but even I couldn't sleep through all the noise. We contemplated getting up and moving all of our belongings to another hotel in the middle of the night simply because the noise was unbearable.

My recommendation: If you are going to stay at this hotel, especially with young children, DO NOT STAY IN ROOM 310. Ask for a room far far away from the train tracks and Pietro's Pizza or you will be miserable!

Room Tip: Stay away from the train and Pietro's Pizza!
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  • Stayed: April 2012, travelled with family
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CathyButterfield, Manager at Hood River Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 25 April 2012

First, thank you for your kind words about our ambience, staff and historic charm. It's what we try to share with every guest. Secondly, I'm so sorry to hear that the train traffic disturbed your sleep. Unfortunately, there is nothing we can do about the train. When this hotel was built, the only way people could get to town was by train. Proximity to the station was an asset. There's more train traffic now, to be sure. Everyone has different responses. Some guests find the sound comforting. For anyone else reading this, please, please let us know of anything -- loud TV, other guests -- that might be disturbing you. If the train disturbs you, we can (subject to availability) find you a quieter room, or at least provide you earplugs. But we can't help if you don't let us know of your concerns. Please, call our front desk, and let us do what we can to ensure a good night's rest.

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Reviewed 3 February 2012

In mid February my wife and I, our daughter and son-in-law spent a weekend at the Hood River Hotel. The building has a pleasant aura of the earlier 20th century with high stained wood ceilings in the reception area and the dining room. The rooms are large, clean, and with some patina. The hotel's location in delightful downtown Hood River ensures easy access to many activities including shopping the interesting local stores, dining out, and wine tasting.

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  • Stayed: February 2012, travelled with family
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CathyButterfield, Manager at Hood River Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2012

Well, David, we hope the weather during your visit was more typical of Hood River, and not the ice storm that hit us in mid-February, and probably reminded you of your home turf. Thanks for staying with us. We're glad you had a good time.

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Reviewed 1 February 2012

I was working on a movie shoot and the company was relocating from Montana to the Oregon Coast to finish the film. I left Montana at 8:00 AM and drove through the worst blizzard I have ever experienced. The awful weather continued through Washington and into Oregon. At about 6:00PM I had a flat time on the freeway. I changed it on the side of the road and continued on, hoping to make Manzanita but the roads got icier and the rest of the company called in and all said they were stopping. Luckily for me, the next exit was Hood River. I pulled off the freeway (exit 153) and saw a funky little ski town, it looked fantastic. There on the main drag was a 100 year old hotel called the Hood River Hotel. It was great, the floors all slightly off-plumb, old world charm, huge windows, a truly unique place. Probably not for everyone, but I LOVED the funky charm, the great staff, the warm fireplace in the welcmoing group lobby, the comfortable rooms and the great breakfast in the morning. I was rescued and had a great night.

  • Stayed: January 2012, travelled on business
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CathyButterfield, Manager at Hood River Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded 8 February 2012

Thanks, Mike, for sharing your experience. Blizzards aren't part of what we offer, but when they occur (rarely, BTW), we like to believe that we provide just what you experienced -- a haven from the storm. Of course, even in good weather, many of our guests escape here from their own private "storms" -- work stress, mind-numbingly familiar routines, family chaos. We're here to help you (and them) relax, catch some good sleep, and explore all the fun things that downtown Hood River has to offer. Glad you tapped the vibe.

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Additional Information about Hood River Hotel

Address: 102 Oak St, Hood River, OR 97031-2312
Region: United States > Oregon > Hood River
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Hood River
Price Range: ₹ 5,878 - ₹ 11,239 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hood River Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our 41 renovated guest rooms and suites are beautifully appointed in classic European style with all the modern conveniences. With views of the Columbia River, downtown Hood River or of our Roof Top Garden each style of guest room conveys a different personality. Free WiFi, Fitness Area and Air Conditioning throughout the entire hotel. inside our friendly staff, inviting rooms and comfortable lobby with fireside seating will ensure a pleasant stay. Venture outside and be at the center of all that Hood River has to offer; walk to five wine tasting rooms, shop artisan jewelers, couture fashion or fire arts. Savor craft beer and dining delights. ... more   less 
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