From every room in this captivating property there's a gorgeous view of the mighty Columbia River flowing toward the Pacific Ocean, and it's almost hypnotic to watch the tugboats shepherding barges to and fro. Built upon century-old pilings, the hotel occupies the restored Union Fisherman's Cooperative Packing Company building, an integral part of the town's history, but the interior is modern and bright, with a liberal use of glass and polished wood, including hardwood floors. The Astoria Riverwalk and the trolley line are on the doorstep, with the exceptional Bridgewater Bistro restaurant within walking distance. But stick around for the complimentary wine and lox, served daily between 5 and 6 pm, or a massage in the full-service spa. Replica 1950s bicycles are available, as is complimentary chauffeur service in a 1939 Buick, 1938 Packard, or 1945 Cadillac.