I have been staying at the Astoria Inn Bed and Breakfast for something like ten years. I fell in love with it and with innkeeper extraordinaire Mickey Cox the first time I stayed there. I have never stayed anywhere else in Astoria! Why would I want to? The house is a Victorian painted lady with a lovely yard in a quiet residential neighborhood on a hill with a stunning view of the Columbia River. Mickey has put not just money, but heart and soul and her amazing decorating talents into making the entire house comfortable and cozy. Everywhere you turn, there are incredible little touches: freshly baked cookies in the afternoon, candies and nuts on the dining room table, hundreds of videos and DVDs in the living room to watch at will, umbrellas in a stand to borrow in case of rain, a guest refrigerator, wine glasses and a bottle opener in each room, a piece of good chocolate by the bed, bubblebath by the claw foot tub, good-sized soap bars for the bath, throws to cover yourself with while you read in a chair in your room, tons of books and games in the second floor reading area. It just goes on. While the small touches are great, it is always the innkeeper that ultimately makes or breaks a B & B, and Mickey is a natural-born innkeeper. Smart, funny, and friendly, she is more than willing to share her wealth of information on what to see and do in Astoria and where to eat. Breakfast is always to die for, and there are always other interesting guests to talk with over breakfast or in the living room in the afternoon. I cannot rave up this B & B enough! I have stayed at a lot of B & B's, and this one is in my top 10.. It's become my home-away-from-home when I stay in Astoria.