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“Spacious suite” 5 of 5 stars
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Hood River Inn
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   1108 East Marina Way, Hood River, OR 97031   |  
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Hood River
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Cincinnati, Ohio, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Spacious suite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed the lovely room and spacious suite. The beds were very comfortable. The view of the river was lovely, too. The room included a breakfast at the on-site restaurant and discount for dinner. We enjoyed the happy hour at the on-site bar. The hotel was close to many local attractions, too.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 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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CVHinman, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Hood River Inn, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Dear Joan H, Thanks for taking the time to review our hotel. It sounds like the suite worked out perfectly for you and I am so happy to hear that you enjoyed our on site restaurant, Riverside and happy hour in Cebu Lounge. We look forward to your next visit to the Hood River Inn.

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  • Location
    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
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Portland, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2013

at the Best Western Plus in Hood River. I took the advice of other reviewers who recommended staying on the executive level with the beautiful river view. The room was large, had modern furnishings, large flat screen, comfortable bed with warm comforter, large bathroom with stone shower, and patio. There are no kids allowed on this floor which was also a plus for us. The room was very quiet; didn't hear any inside or outside noise. Breakfast was included with the room and as others have mentioned, it really is a nice full breakfast. My only complaint is that the coffee is awful. We also had happy hour and dinner at the Riverside restaurant in the hotel which was delicious. Large menu, lots of choices, and friendly staff. I would highly recommend this hotel and will stay here again.

Room Tip: I would recommend the executive level with the river view. Definitely worth the extra $.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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CVHinman, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Hood River Inn, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
Dear Beth_M_Oregon, Thank you for the five star review and for sharing your recent experience with our Trip Advisor friends. We strive to provide an array of accommodations that can satisfy different guest's needs and it sounds as if the recent addition of our Executive Level suited your needs perfectly. It's sure great when that can happen! Thanks again, we look forward to welcoming you back. Summers are pretty special here in The Columbia River Gorge and the good weather will be here real soon.
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big bear lake
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

My wife and I travel extensively. we walked in and the bar was packed and the music was great and we felt we had been transported back to the 70's. Imagine our delight to dine in the hotel restaurant and to be served a piping hot dinner and Chris our waiter was very professional ,and the food was great. The next morning we had breakfast.The eggs were perfect and Randa our waitress was great. Lisa the restaurant manager made sure our visit to the restaurant was most enjoyable.The room was very clean and we will be staying there again.The hotel is located on the Columbia river and offers a great view of the river.Free dinner with half off the second dinner,free full breakfast served in the Riverside restaurant.

  • Stayed April 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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CVHinman, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Hood River Inn, responded to this review, April 23, 2013
DearSkyPilotBigBearLake, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and for sharing your experience on Trip Advisor. I'm happy to hear that you found our hotel and restaurant to be a perfect fit for you and your wife. It's also great to hear that you found our staff so accommodating and the food so delicious. I will be honored to pass on your kind words to Randa, Chris, Lisa and our chef, they will all be very appreciative of your kind comments. We hope to welcome you back on your future visit to Hood River!
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Vancouver, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

While being right on the river was fantastic, there were a few little amenities I would have expected for such a classy atmosphere and beautiful destination as this. Call me crazy, but a nice hot cup of coffee/tea or a nice cool glass of water (w/lemon?) would've been nice to have available in the lobby. And although they did state on the website that "special requests" would not necessarily be available, I believe special customer service is crucial to returning guests and word-of-mouth advertising (we all know that's the best kind, right?). I had mentioned our stay was a special anniversary surprise for my spouse and maybe a little something extra could be presented. Well....nothing. The food in the hotel's restaurant was good, but I thought for the price of the room, maybe a bit more of a discount on the dinner would have been in order. As far as cleanliness and user-friendly facilities, the hotel was great. The exercise equipment, sauna etc., and the pool ares were wonderful. The gals at the front desk were nice, but in a hurry-up there's-people-waiting sort of way. I would probably stay there again, if I could get a discounted room price. The view was fabulous - as the gorge always is!

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

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CVHinman, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Hood River Inn, responded to this review, April 25, 2013
Dear Bina4HIM, Thank you for the review of your recent visit to our hotel and for your kind words about our property's amenities and the friendliness of our staff. We appreciate the opportunity to use your review as a training tool to improve our performance. You're right, it would have been nice and we certainly should have provided you a little something extra to make your anniversary celebration even more special. That should have happened and I apologize that it didn't. I do hope that you will have an opportunity to visit us again so that we might make it up to you. Please call me personally so that I might make your reservations, we'll do everything possible to make your next visit an especially enjoyable one.

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Kent, Washington, Usa
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

The hotel was nice and clean. We stayed in a pet friendly room and the room was very clean. No smells from previous pet guests! My daughter left her phone charger and the staff found it and contacted me to verify it was mine and mailed it back to us. I will be staying there again!

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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CVHinman, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Hood River Inn, responded to this review, April 20, 2013
Dear Ann H, Thanks for the five star review. So glad you, your daughter and your dog had such a great time here. We look forward to hosting you again on your next visit to Hood River.

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Portland, Oregon
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34 reviews 34 reviews
11 hotel reviews
Reviews in 13 cities Reviews in 13 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2013

We just stayed at this hotel for the first time during a conference and found the location, staff and food to be excellent. The hotel is located right on the Columbia River and has great views of river activities. This hotel is located about an hour from Portland and offers a relaxing stay and access to other parts of the Columbia gorge and Mt. Hood.

Room Tip: Stay in the river side rooms it is worth every penny!
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled on business
    • 4 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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CVHinman, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Hood River Inn, responded to this review, April 20, 2013
Dear Gxwe, We are so happy that you found our hotel through a conference connection and thank you for the great review. Being just an hour from Portland with conference facilities that can accommodate groups from 10 to 250 guests make us a great choice for a convention. Now that you have found us, we hope you'll come back again soon for a little rest and relaxation.
Summers are pretty special here at the Hood river Inn. Thanks again for your recommendation.

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Winlock
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

As retirees in our 70's we have upgraded ourselves from Motel 6-ing to Best Western-ing these past several years. Every stay - everywhere - has been well worth it. I love to drive - this 125 mile trip to Hood River from our rainy Washington home was just an overnight getaway, looking for sunshine. We weren't disappointed when it came in our river view sliding door in the morning. Our room was huge with desk & office chair plus a table and chairs, beds were very comfortable as always and spotlessly clean, renovated bathroom was ultra modern, wall pictures were beautiful, tv remote was sanitized - complimentary restaurant breakfast was special - endless accolades for this Plus site are deserved.
Thank you.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 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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CVHinman, General Manager at BEST WESTERN PLUS Hood River Inn, responded to this review, April 20, 2013
Dear 374CarolM374, We're so glad to hear that you are enjoying the Best Western brand and thank you so much for your stellar review. You did a great job describing all of the amenities that our property has to offer, it is always satisfying to hear that our attention to detail is noticed and appreciated. I hope to meet you when you next travel our way.

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Address: 1108 East Marina Way, Hood River, OR 97031
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Location: United States > Oregon > Hood River
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities ( Kid / Family Friendly ) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #1 of 8 Hotels in Hood River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BEST WESTERN PLUS Hood River Inn 3.5*
Number of rooms: 194
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Hood River's ONLY waterfront lodging and dining, on the breathtaking Columbia River with convenient access to all activities. Featuring rooms for every budget; from riverview rooms and suites to standard no-view rooms. Rooms feature mini-fridges, microwaves, hairdryers, irons & board, coffee makers, and high-speed wifi. Enjoy a delicious meal at the Riverside restaurant or Cebu Lounge. Take a dip in the new riverside pool and spa, or relax in the sauna. We pride ourselves on delivering excellence in customer service and high quality cleaning standards. Our friendly, helpful staff is ready to ensure a memorable stay. ... more   less 
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