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“Very nice hotel with a great river view” 5 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia River Inn
2.5 of 5 Hotel   |   735 Wanapa Street, Cascade Locks, OR 97014   |  
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Cascade Locks
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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“Very nice hotel with a great river view”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2014

It's very nice, clean, perfectly maintained hotel located very close to Columbia Gorge waterfalls; very suitable to stay for tourism, hiking and sightseeing. Great place to stay and have a rest for weekend or vacation.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Sandy P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia River Inn, responded to this review, January 7, 2014
Thank you for staying with us while in The Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area, you are correct we are very lucky to be centrally located in this beautiful spot. We invite you to return and spend time with us enjoying all the Gorge has to offer.
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

We stay at this hotel often, recently my wife forgot her purse and the staff called us immediately. The Suites with balcony are our favorite. Always a great clean room and a great view of the river. Best Western is our favorite hotel chain as there seems to be one in most towns and the brand is very consistent.

  • Stayed January 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Sandy P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia River Inn, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
It always makes us feel good when we hear positive remarks from return guest. We thank you for spending time with us during the Holiday Season and invite you to return to spend time in the National Scenic Area and stay with us. Happy New Year.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2014

The Best Western Columbia River Inn at Cascade Locks in Oregon has an attractive building and interior. It has a great view of the Columbia River which can be enjoyed from your room or from a common area that is equipped with many tables and chairs. I enjoyed taking a leisurely breakfast in the common room with the view. You should know that there is a train that rubbles by during the night directly below the hotel, but because it didn't sound a horn, it didn't disturb my sleep.

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Sandy P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia River Inn, responded to this review, January 4, 2014
Thank you for staying with us and I am glad that train did not bother you to much. If I could move that track I would do it today. We invite you back to the Columbia River Gorge and hope you will stay with us again.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

After the US Government closed all the National Parks we had to make other arrangements. We were headed to Portland but saw this Best Western and stopped. The front desk people were delightful and we ended up staying for 5 days, would have stayed another few days but they were sold out for the weekend. Had our grandkids with us for a sleepover and they loved the pool, it could have been a little warmer for us older folks!! We had a top corner room which was beautiful, looking out onto the Columbia River. There are 2 train tracks right below the back of the hotel but you can barely hear the trains go by. We got to see the paddleboat go by and the trains.

Room Tip: Get a top floor room on the corner, beautiful view.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sandy P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia River Inn, responded to this review, December 10, 2013
How lucky for us the sudden change in plans, we has such a lovely Fall here in the National Scenic Area and I am happy you could experience it. Thank you for extending your stay and we hope all of your family will return to stay with us, it was a delight to have you here.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

We had three different rooms. All were large and very clean. The location is perfect for exploring the Colombia River Gorge area. The three staff members we talked to were all ready willing and able to make make suggestions on restaurants or things to do and see. The continental breakfast was nothing to write home about but it needed saying here. The view of the bridge, the Columbia River, and the surrounding hills were terrific. We enjoyed our stay and slept very well. The earplugs provided by the hotel were a nice touch because of the trains that are always going by. Everyone in our group would stay here again.

Room Tip: Stay on the gorge side!
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  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Sandy P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia River Inn, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
We are so pleased your "gang" had a good time, we enjoyed having you all here. It is a great location for families to meet as we are centrally located in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area. Thank you for staying with us and we invite everyone to return.
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

Get a river view room with a balcony if you can. Every so often a train will go by just a few yards from your view. But is is a low kind of rumble and does not seem bothersome at all. The Columbia River is just beyond meandering along to the sea. It is not the roiling river of old but it is still very picturesque. The scenery surrounding is just gorgeous no matter what the weather and one can get a good view of the Bridge of the Gods. The location is very good for going to Mt. Hood as Highway 35 is just a few miles east out of Hood River. If you want to be closer to that exit, you can stay at the Best Western Riverside in Hood River. The Pacific Crest Trail head is just across the street from the hotel in Cascade Locks and there are many other trails nearby. A hop across the bridge ($1.00 toll) takes you to Stevenson and more trail heads and lunch or dinner at the Skamania Lodge. If you want to go to Portland to shop, it is about a 30 to 40 minute drive and you can come back to quiet relaxation in Cascade Locks. They accept pets. One of my main reasons for staying there. Plenty of walking areas and no pressure.

  • Stayed November 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service

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Sandy P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia River Inn, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
We are pleased you enjoyed your experience here in the National Scenic Area. We are very lucky to be located in Cascade Locks and I agree the trains are not as bothersome as you might think. The beauty of the Gorge is stunning and it is particularly beautiful today with very cold temps and crystal blue skies. Thank you for staying with us and we invite you to return for a restful time with us.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013

It has taken me a while to sit down and write reviews of our August vacation to Oregon. We made last minute plans to stay here because of the fires in Idaho. We were happy our plans had to change after our stay in Hood River. The hotel is right on the water with wonderful views of the bridge and water activities. I am a light sleeper and never heard the train people mention. As you face the hotel our room was to the far left, so maybe that made a difference. I have Celiac and must very strictly Gluten Free. It turns out this place has hosted some Celiac conferences and they really had it down. I had completely safe food, delicious , with a lovely view of the river sitting at a terrace table. Great service. We also had coupons they gave us to reduce the cost of the meal. This was in addition to the vouchers for free wine tastings at about a dozen wineries. Lastly, they set us up on a rafting trip with Zoller Outdoors wit a discount that was one of the best experiences of our vacation. Every person from the person who made my reservation, to the desk staff to the restaurant staff, all were professional, friendly and attentive. The room was very clean. I would recommend checking on line more than once as the rates seem to fluctuate considerably. I would stay here again in a heartbeat. Great value. Don't miss all the nearby waterfall walks while you are here!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Sandy P, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia River Inn, responded to this review, December 4, 2013
It sounds like your stay in Hood River was wonderful, all of us here in Cascade Locks are pleased you enjoyed your experience at that location and the fact they were able to meet your expectations. The National Scenic Area has so much to offer to all travelers whether staying in Hood River or Cascade Locks. Thank you for staying with us and we invite you to return to either location.
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Address: 735 Wanapa Street, Cascade Locks, OR 97014
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Location: United States > Oregon > Cascade Locks
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Cascade Locks
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Hotel Class:2.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Columbia River Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 62
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