The coastal town Astoria is the oldest settlement west of the Rocky Mountains and has offered visitors a place to lay their heads for over a century. Famous for being the central location in movies such as “The Goonies,” Astoria is a popular tourist destination among movie and history buffs alike. Because there is so much to see and do in this small town, hotels and motels come in handy for those who could not take in all the sites in one day.
Astoria Dunes Motel
Located near the Maritime Memorial Park on the Riverfront in Astoria’s Historic Union Town, the Astoria Dunes Motel offers no-frills rooms for those just looking for a quiet, affordable place to sleep. The Astoria Dunes Motel offers smoking and non-smoking rooms, standard and family-sized accommodations and “River View” that overlooks the Columbia River and the Astoria-Megler Bridge. Upon request, guests may have a room with a microwave and refrigerator, and a laundry facility is available for all guests to use.
Astoria Rivershore Motel
Situated on Marine Drive, near Highway 30, the Astoria Rivershore Motel places guests near the Old 300 Trolley, which takes visitors across the town’s working waterfront and other Astoria attractions. Although this motel does not offer anything fancy in terms of décor, it does offer guest rooms with views of the Columbia River that are larger than rooms found in similar accommodations. For example, the Two Bed Suite has two separate bedrooms that are connected by a small hallway. Also available are suites with one or two beds and a fully stocked kitchen. All the rooms, with the exception of the Two Bed Suite, come as smoking or non-smoking units.
Cannery Pier Hotel
Housed on the former site of the Union Fish Cannery, which was built 600 feet out on the Columbia River, guests at the Cannery Pier Hotel have the opportunity to witness a working river in action and see views of Washington State across the river and the Cape Disappointment Lighthouse. The outside of the hotel resembles the old canneries found in California's Monterey Bay, but the inside features hardwood floors, en-suite fireplaces, luxury bathtubs, and private balconies that overlook the river. For an additional fee, guests can bring their dog along and the Cannery Pier Hotel will provide it with a food bowl, dog treats, pet bed and disposable bags for pet waste. Amenities at the Cannery Pier Hotel include a library, full-service Finnish spa, complimentary bike rentals and complimentary chauffeur services plays or restaurants in Astoria in a 1945 Cadillac, 1939 Buick or a 1938 Packard.
Commodore Hotel Astoria
Centrally located in downtown Astoria, a block away from the Columbia River, the Commodore Hotel Astoria offers “high design” and “low room rates.” The outside of the hotel looks like a simple brick building, but the inside décor of the hotel looks as if it was inspired by Frida Kahlo, but has an urban feel. The retro-inspired accommodations range from European-style rooms that have a shared bathroom at the end of the hallways to suites with their own private bathrooms. The Commodore hotel is an eco-friendly facility that is bicycle friendly, offers MP3 docking stations and a movie library for guest use.
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