This motel is old and the decor is outdated and the toilet won't stop running, but most of that is to be expected from a sleepy coastal town. However, the thing that really yanked my chain is that it was recommended to me that I pay extra for a room with a view. Apparently, the Crest Motel considers anything that is in the direction of the river to have a view (that's what I was told when I asked about it at checkout) even though all I could see from my room was weeds. I even showed them that I didn't have a view. They didn't even apologize, much less offer anything to make it better-- like refunding the extra money I paid to look at weeds. I would pass on this one next time.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Visually stunning views of the Columbia River. Large ship traffic up and down the river make the Astoria Crest Motel the perfect spot for any traveler ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Crest Hotel Astoria