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“Small hotel, very nice, in an enjoyable small downtown” 4 of 5 stars
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Camas Hotel
3.0 of 5 Hotel   |   405 NE 4th Avenue, Camas, WA 98607   |  
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Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Camas
Certificate of Excellence 2014
West Linn
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82 reviews 82 reviews
22 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
“Small hotel, very nice, in an enjoyable small downtown”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

Camas, Washington is a mill town along the Columbia River just east of the Portland, Oregon, Vancouver, Washingon metro area. The mill is in operation but is the cleanest and quietest mill I've ever been around. Don't fear the mill.
Camas has a compact downtown that was updated and beautified fairly recently, with trees, crosswalks, and neat, clean storefronts. The Camas Hotel is near the heart of downtown, with a simple entryway, small lobby, and a handsome, neat appearance.
Our room was small, with a nice private bath, located on the 2nd floor. I didn't see an elevator so I believe you must walk the stairs to get to the rooms. Not a big deal but worth mentioning for some. The room was comfortable, with quality linens, a couple of chairs, a wardrobe, coffee maker, lamps, and some desk supplies. The bathroom had a large shower with a good showerhead and water pressure. The towels are great. For me, all the toiletries except for the bar soap were extremely strongly scented and not useable. Also, all around the hotel are those little scent sticks. We spent our time inside with stuffy noses. The place seemed fresh and clean so I don't think that the scents are there to try to mask bad odors. In my world those things would not exist.
It was early spring so we slept with the windows open. We were there on weekdays so the street outside went very quiet before 10 at night and was still quiet when we awoke. There is an air conditioner but we used it only to circulate air and that helped with the strong scents from the scent sticks. (Yes, we should have asked to have them removed. We didn't. Our error.)
There are several good restaurants within 3 blocks. Right next to the hotel is Harvest, which I believe also offers some room service if wanted. The hotel provides a very good breakfast in their bright 2nd floor eating area. (The wall fountain there is awfully noisy.) Unlike so many free breakfasts there were non-sweet options, fresh berries, great Oregon yogurt, and more.
Nearby is more scenic beauty than you could see in a very long stay. We live locally so have seen quite a lot of it but it's worth seeing again and again. You can take leisurely drives, easy nature walks, or challenging hikes and more. The Columbia River Gorge is a national scenic area and few tourists see it from the Washington side. If you're there during wildflower season I'd suggest visiting the Catherine Creek area for relatively easy hike and fields of flowers. We hiked up Silver Star Mountain north of nearby Washougal, with the last couple of miles in significant fresh snow (on April 28). The view from there is extraordinary but it's a real hike, not a walk in the park.

Room Tip: Some have shared baths. Keep that in mind. We could hear the person walking around in the room abo...
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Phoenix, AZ
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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We stayed on the 3rd floor with the shared bathroom. That may sound scary, but it's really not. They do a great job keeping everything clean and tidy. The rooms are very cozy and nice, and the staff is very caring and helpful. It's a great location, right in the middle of town, and the hotel has some nice history to it. We were very pleased with our stay.

Room Tip: If you're scared of the shared bathroom, they have rooms on the lower floor with bathrooms, but...
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  • Stayed April 2014, 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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Langley, Washington
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

What a very beautiful European delight. An old 1911 hotel that was updated. The second you walk in your transformed into another era a very relaxing feel with some wonderful music playing. The rooms are on second and third floor which the hotel worker helped carry my luggage, I was on the third. The room was darling though the bathroom was down the hall, which I wasn't thrilled about. As it turned up I never had to wait for anyone even for my shower which was good. The bed was comfy though the sound of the train going by every couple hours did disrupt my sleep, though I loved the sound. The price was very reasonable, I would do it again.

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Olympia, Washington
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38 reviews 38 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

From the radiant heat to the gold doors and lovely room furnishings to the Philosophy bathroom goodies, the Camas Hotel is a great spot in the middle of a revitalized downtown. Comfortable, friendly, clean. I would highly recommend for business or pleasure travel. The only two drawbacks - for some - may be the whistle of the train (I found it soothing) and no rooms on the main floor. Breakfast was delicious in a light and bright area on the second floor. Location is perfect to explore the cute shops and inviting food and beverage establishments. A real find.

  • Stayed March 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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Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

My wife and I were fortunate enough to have a walkthrough of the entire building and its remodel over the last 6 years. All we can say is very well done! The owners brought back the 1911 feel and incorporated all the boutique luxurious comforts. Love Camas and the hotels location too.

Room Tip: Honeymoon suite is WAY affordable!!! Spoil yourself.
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  • Stayed March 2014, 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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Washington State
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51 reviews 51 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 20 cities Reviews in 20 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2014

This hotel is right in town and allows dogs for a 1X charge versus a per night charge (which is much more fair than per night!!). Very clean and comfy room for a reasonable rate. Free wifi and breakfast buffet. Buffet not as extensive as other hotels, but o.k. Bed was very nice as was the "fireplace." Will stay here again, if ever in the area. Front desk lady did not have any close-by dining recommendations, but we did find a decent bar/eatery across the street. Would be helpful if their staff knew of nearby restaurants and what they served. Maybe menus available?

Room Tip: No elevator, so plan to walk up at least one flight of stairs. Parking on street, but watch the time...
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  • Stayed February 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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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2014 via mobile

We have stayed at the Camas hotel three times, and have enjoyed every one of them! Camas itself is as cute as can be, and hopping on a Friday night! I enjoyed the cleanliness of the Camas Hotel, the high quality bedding, and the attention to detail. Whether we stay in a luxury bath suite or an economy European style room, we are very happy and comfortable. Someday maybe we will even bring our dog :)

Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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starfish223, Owner at Camas Hotel, responded to this review, January 24, 2014
Hello Jill,

What a great way to start 2014. Yours is the first review. Thank you so much for your kind remarks.

We always appreciate it when our guests take the extra time to share their experiences, although we don't always get a chance to thank each one individually.

We especially appreciate your loyalty. We look forward to your next visit, and to meeting your dog one of these days. We promise to pamper him as well in one of our designated pet-friendly rooms.

Sincerely,

Karen Hall
Hotelier
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Address: 405 NE 4th Avenue, Camas, WA 98607
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Location: United States > Washington > Camas
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Camas
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Camas Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 10
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
An intimate romantic boutique hotel located in the heart of historic downtown Camas. Conveniently located 15 minutes north of the Portland Airport, between downtown Portland, and the scenic Columbia Gorge. Camas has many restaurants, spas, shops and outdoor activities to offer-hiking, biking, bicycling, snowshoeing, boating in the Columbia River or at nearby Lacamas Lake, fishing, golfing and more. ... more   less 
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