Two other couples and ourselves used this as a base for bicycling around the Columbia River Gorge on a long spring weekend, and it was perfect for that. Rooms are compact, kind of old-fashioned---as you'd expect since the building dates to 1909---but updated and clean. Good selections in the breakfast that's provided with room; hot water and tea always available in lobby; and there's a great open-air space on the big covered porch for decompressing after a long ride with friends/beer/wine.
There's a covered space to lock bikes in, and plenty of cycling territory nearby---the stretch of old highway along the top of the bluffs over the river, and a number of wineries on smaller roads out of town. Staff is friendly and helpful. We've stayed here before, and will likely do so again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Oak Street Hotel is a 1909 classic beauty converted into a 9-room hotel located in historic downtown Hood River. Enjoy a cup of freshly roasted coffee as you watch a Pacific Northwest winter from the comfort of our fireside lobby seating, or take part in the various winter recreation opportunities of the gorge. During the warmer months, relax on the front porch with a glass of lavender water in hand, or start your day by enjoying breakfast in our beautifully landscaped courtyard. Our farm-to-table breakfast is served daily, created by our chef, and features local produce and farm fresh ingredients. Gorge recreation, wine tasting, local shops, and great food are all close at hand here at the Oak Street Hotel. Don't just take our word for it though - we invite you to stay and enjoy the experience. ... more less