An historic property means built-in charm. For the $100/night we paid, it could not be beat. I've stayed at the Vagabond Lodge for about the same price and it's not in downtown Hood River and it's not as well-appointed. We didn't experience the street or train noise reported by some other reviewers, but then we are not light sleepers. Also the (several excellent) cocktails we had at Brian's Pourhouse probably helped. Our room was on the second floor and perfectly charming. Four poster bed, view of the Columbia, a funky little bathroom two steps up from the room with a nice skylight. The bed and floors were squeaky, but one should expect that in a building that is over 100 years old. We didn't have time to check out the breakfast, but it seemed popular. The lobby is lovely and I would have liked to pass an afternoon there reading. The location is excellent, but be prepared to pay for street parking. Historic hotels are not for everyone, but if you like charm and value in an excellent location, this is your spot.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- National Historic Landmark boutique hotel in downtown Hood River, with antique furnishings and full modern conveniences. We feature on-site dining, free Wi-Fi, meeting space for groups, spa and fitness center. Walking distance to wine tasting, brew pubs, shopping and recreation. ... more less