Over the years I've stayed at this motel when it was the Thunderbird, then the Red Lion, and now the Riverwalk Inn. I'm grateful to the operators trying to keep it running. It overlooks the West Basin boat harbor with a view of boats, the river, and the Astoria-Meglar Bridge. Can't beat that for a view. Having lived in the basin on my boat many years ago, I love to remember the 'old days'. I'm sorry the adjoining restaurant(s) were closed over the years but there is no shortage of places to eat. I did not partake of the continental breakfast as I was up and out early.
That said, the room was very clean, quiet, reasonably appointed, the bed was comfortable and at around sixty bucks all up for the night it was IMHO a good value. The balcony over the marina was still closed to access for my room but I expected that from other reviews. It is my understanding that they continue to renovate.
The room had what I expect in a reasonably priced motel room and I was a happy customer. It would have been nice to have the balcony windows washed on the outside so I could see the basin better. The heat adjustment knob on the thermostat for the baseboard heat was broken but I simply adjusted the heat by utilizing the stem as it was easy. I reported that to the office and expect it to be fixed by now.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Originally opened as the Red Lion – Thunderbird Motor Inn and later simply as the Red Lion, the Astoria Riverwalk Inn was the town’s first waterfront hotel, established in the late 1960s. The Port of Astoria owns the facility, and in September 2015 contracted with new local ownership to assume and improve the Riverwalk Inn operations. The new ownership group is comprised of seasoned business management professionals with significant experience in commercial property development and hospitality, including the development and initial launch of the award-winning Hotel Elliott in downtown Astoria. With a new operating team in place since September 2015, literally everything is new at the Astoria Riverwalk Inn. From the luxurious Egyptian cotton sheets, redesigned dining area and lobby adorned with local, original artwork; the addition of a continental breakfast; extensive landscaping and general updates throughout (including lots of fresh paint!), guests will gain a sense of renewed care and attention to detail. Other complimentary amenities include a business center just off the lobby, upgraded high-speed Wi-Fi, a DVD library and “Beach Cruiser” bikes for exploring Astoria’s acclaimed four-mile long Riverwalk. We think you’ll find changes to the Astoria Riverwalk Inn create an inviting atmosphere for a restful stay on the waterfront. We hope to see you soon! ... more less
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