We recommend these five Astoria hotels, listed under Budget, Mid-Range, and Expensive categories. See the box for the price ranges covered by those categories.
Commodore Hotel, Astoria
Photo by Shelby Brakken
258 14th Street
Budget boutique-style hotel in a historic building one block from the waterfront. The regular rooms have sinks but share bathrooms, while the suites (in the mid-range price category) have private bathrooms. They all have iPod docks and TVs, and there’s free WiFi too. There’s a coffee shop on the premises and plenty of eating and drinking options, and shops, within walking distance.
The View from the Crest Motel in Astoria
5366 Leif Erickson Drive
The Crest is a plain and simple motel, and all but the very best rooms come in at under $100. It looks out over the Columbia River (see the photo above) and has a laundry, Jacuzzi, cable TV, and a complimentary breakfast. It’s AAA approved, and if you're on a budget it's hard to beat.
The Benjamin Young Inn
Benjamin Young Inn
3652 Duane Street
Tel: 503/325-6172 or 800/201-1286
This characterful old inn is on the National Register of Historic Places and has just four large rooms which mix antique furnishings with modern hotel amenities and are priced at $100 or just over. There’s a generous gourmet breakfast, too. No pets, no smoking.
At the Hotel Elliott
357 12th StreetTel: 503/325-2222 or 877/378-1924Both Moderate and Expensive rooms in this very smart downtown hotel, which has a rooftop garden giving lovely views of the Columbia River. There are 21 deluxe rooms and six suites, all non-smoking, with each room having free internet, TV and DVDs, heated bathroom tile floors, and many other amenities.
The Cannery Pier Hotel
Cannery Pier Hotel and Spa
10 Basin Street
Tel: 503/325-4996 or 888/325-4996
This modern luxury hotel in an impressive historic building has great river views from every room. It provides boutique hotel comforts, has its own spa, and complimentary to guests are the breakfast, day-use bicycles, and a nightly wine and lox tasting. The hotel’s interior design has been done by a local artist, Sarah Goodnough, and it reflects Astoria’s history and salmon fishing industry in a really stylish way. Some rooms at Moderate prices.
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