Fodor's Expert Review Columbia Gorge Hotel

4000 Westcliff Dr., Hood River, Oregon, 97031, USA

Charming though somewhat dated-looking period-style rooms at this grande dame of Gorge hotels are fitted out with plenty of wood, brass, and antiques and overlook the Gorge, impeccably landscaped formal gardens, or a 208-foot-high waterfall. The hotel's restaurant enjoys similarly dramatic views, although the food quality is inconsistent. You can book massage and body treatments in the peaceful spa. Rates drop precipitously from fall through spring.

PROS

  • historic structure built by Columbia Gorge Highway visionary Simon Benson
  • unbeatable Gorge views
  • full-service spa

CONS

  • smallish rooms with rather dated decor
  • rooms facing away from river pick up noise from nearby Interstate 84
  • often books up with weddings on summer and fall weekends

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Intimate
Central
Grande Dame
$$$$

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 541-386–5566 | 800-345–1921

HOTEL DETAILS

40 rooms
Rate Includes: No meals

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