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“noisy, noisy”
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Oak Street Hotel
Ranked #9 of 13 Hood River B&B and Inns
Detroit, MI
1 review
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“noisy, noisy”
Reviewed 9 November 2008

Wanted to stay in Hood River and be walking distance to the main part of town. The Oak Street hotel fit the bill with parking also. It was not inexpensive. The problem is the noise level that happens with the room that was given me. It was on the lower floor so every thing that went on above my room was noticeable. The kitchen was in use until 7:00 pm, making a quite evening in the room impossible. Then at 6:30 am, the office workers, realtors I think, showed up for work and the noise started again. And the final straw was when the garbage truck came by. It drove through the parking lot, to reach the waste bin, and was literally not more than 10 feet from my bed. Sleep was forgotten to be replaced by anger. What hotel would charge for a night like this? The Oak Street.

  • Stayed September 2008
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Adrienne H, Manager at Oak Street Hotel, responded to this review, 15 January 2014
We are terribly sorry you did not enjoy your stay at the hotel. As we have grown, we have taken guest feedback such as yours very seriously to improve our experience here at the Oak Street Hotel. Since your stay, we have implemented various ways to reduce the noise levels for our downstairs guests. We have adjusted employee schedules to begin later (although the hotel staff arrives at 7am to ensure a fresh and delightful breakfast is awaiting our guests along with a hot cup of our private label coffee). We have also placed sound muffling rugs along the second level as well as signage to alert employees that guests are below. We have received guest feedback that these measures have done a great deal to reduce or eliminate noise. Being a renovated 1909 historic home does have its quaint little quirks, but do know we are constantly striving to create the best experience for our valued guests. I regret to say that we have no control over the garbage system. We would love the opportunity to change your mind, perhaps in an upper level room!
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Aberdeen, Washington
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70 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 July 2008

The hotel is located on the main drag but away from downtown, which is a plus when there's a lot of activity going on. The front porch is a great place to read or just watch the day go by. A large bed of lavender in front of the porch adds a nice touch on a breezy day. As to the rooms, ours (#4) was very small and had no closet or armoire - there was no room. The bed was too soft in our opinion. However, the bath was nicely appointed. Breakfast was a bit under the usual Continental affair, and the baked goods were a little dry. All in all, a bit overpriced.

  • Stayed July 2008
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Adrienne H, Manager at Oak Street Hotel, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Thank you kindly for the review. We are so glad you enjoyed our signature porch and lavender. Just to update, we have also improved our morning fare into a farm to table breakfast buffet that we hope you will try again some time.
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West Linn, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2008

I'll second the previous comments about the size of the rooms (we were in #5, which does have a fine view), but ours was very clean and we didn't lack for anything basic. One caution, though - if you have an upstairs room there's no elevator and the stairs (either inside or out) are very steep. The lobby is small but nicely appointed, and that's where the breakfast is laid out in the AM. The two folks we met at the front desk (one on check in, one the next morning) were cheerful and accommodating. As other posters have noted, there are numerous excellent places to dine within easy walking distance - not true of most Hood River lodging. Overall the Oak Street Hotel is a great value and worthy of a return trip.

  • Liked — proximity to dining and shopping
  • Disliked — pillows
  • Stayed February 2008, travelled as a couple
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Adrienne H, Manager at Oak Street Hotel, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Thank you so much for the review. You have mentioned all the wonderful places to visit within six blocks of our hotel, so true! We also have the charming quirks of the 1909 renovated home in which we are housed. While quirky and not corporate, we like to think of it as home. Do stay again some time!
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Washington State
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 September 2007

We stayed for 2 nights at the Oak Street Hotel for a wedding in early September 2007. The Oak Street Hotel was great! We had room 4 and it had views of the river and mountains from both the room and bathroom. The room is pretty small, but that is what we expected. I think it was a queen bed, 2 night stands, T.V. anchored to the wall, 4 drawer dresser, and to our surprise, a small fridge. The bathroom had a stand up shower (no bath) and great shampoo, conditioner, body wash, and lotion all provided. The breakfasts both mornings were nice. Good coffee with cream, sugar, ect . . . , fresh fruit and homemade pasteries. The second morning there was that in addition to yogurt and granola. Tea was provided all day. There was a cute porch right outside to relax and people watch on Oak Street. Not only was the room and breakfast very nice, one of our favorite parts about the hotel was the location!!! We walked downtown Hood River and enjoyed our stay very much. It was great watching the windsurfers, not only from our room, but we also walked down to the water and just sat on a picnic bench and relaxed. Great place for a picnic lunch. Both days we enjoyed our veggie wraps with peanut sauce from the (something) Kitchen just a few blocks away. I can't remember the first name of it, but they have sandwiches, salads, great looking desserts, ect . . . and it was wonderful!!! Brian's Pourhouse literally right next door to the Oak Street Hotel was great too! We had a wonderful weekend getaway for our first time to Hood River and we would love to go back. We would certainly stay at the Oak Street Hotel again as well.

  • Liked — location
  • Disliked — pillows
  • Stayed September 2007, travelled as a couple
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Adrienne H, Manager at Oak Street Hotel, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Thank you for the review, we are so glad you liked it! I noticed you disliked the pillows; so we have upgraded and included four pillows of two different types in each room. Please visit again and tell us what you think!
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 December 2006

This is a great place to stay... very intimate and cozy. I would not recommend staying for too long, though, because the rooms are very small! We stayed the whole weekend, and really enjoyed how close the hotel was to anything you would want to see in Hood River. We walked everywhere. The hotel is very clean, very charming. You'll enjoy it. If you are needing space, however, you should probably choose something else.

  • Liked — Location and cleanliness
  • Disliked — Size of rooms
  • Stayed March 2005, travelled with family
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Adrienne H, Manager at Oak Street Hotel, responded to this review, 14 February 2014
Thank you kindly for the review. We are indeed quaint and charming...and in the perfect location! Hope to see you again soon!
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Additional Information about Oak Street Hotel

Property: Oak Street Hotel
Address: 610 Oak St, Hood River, OR 97031-1812
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Region: United States > Oregon > Hood River
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 13 B&Bs / Inns in Hood River
Price range (per night): ₹ 9,693 - ₹ 12,197
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Oak Street Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 9
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Oak Street Hotel is a 1909 classic beauty converted into a 9-room hotel located in historic downtown Hood River. Enjoy a cup of freshly roasted coffee as you watch a Pacific Northwest winter from the comfort of our fireside lobby seating, or take part in the various winter recreation opportunities of the gorge. During the warmer months, relax on the front porch with a glass of lavender water in hand, or start your day by enjoying breakfast in our beautifully landscaped courtyard. Our farm-to-table breakfast is served daily, created by our chef, and features local produce and farm fresh ingredients. Gorge recreation, wine tasting, local shops, and great food are all close at hand here at the Oak Street Hotel. Don't just take our word for it though - we invite you to stay and enjoy the experience. ... more   less 
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