Booked this room based on positive reviews, and dog-friendly status. We were arriving late and pulling a 22 foot trailer behind our pick up truck. I checked when booking that there was room for the vehicle and was assured that there was plenty of room "around back". The back of the hotel is very poorly lit, there was nowhere to park, and nowhere to turn a trailer around. After backing into a rock and damaging the trailer, we found a place to park next door as there was nowhere to park at the hotel. Room #19 was supposed to have a queen and a single bed (I had requested a king, but they did not have one). It instead had VERY very old double and single bed. The room smelled VERY strongly of cat urine. It was extremely cold and damp, and the heater, though producing lots of noise, produced no heat at all. When I called the front desk minutes after arriving, they conveniently did not answer the phone. We slept in our clothes due to the cold and reluctance to get next to the dingy sheets. The bathroom was nasty, with paint peeling from the tiles which had actually been painted over in lieu of some sort of remodel. The shower ran hot and cold to an extreme degree. We were just happy to survive the night. In the morning we discovered the Columbia Gorge Hotel next door, which was lovely, and also permitted dogs. If only we had known. This place was a disaster from start to finish.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge at the Gateway to the Beautiful Hood River Valley, the Vagabond Lodge is the ideal place for you to stay while exploring the area. Set on five acres overlooking the mighty Columbia River, on our grounds you will find a botanical wonderland including 110 foot tall pine trees and native wild flowers. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Vagabond Motel Hood River
- Vagabond Hotel Hood River