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233 Lakeshore Drive, Pateros, WA 98846
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A note from Howard's on the River
Updated 04/19/20

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#1 of 2 in Pateros
Location
4.6
Cleanliness
4.8
Service
4.5
Value
4.3
Welcome to the Howard's Lakeshore Inn. Elegance, comfort and tranquility are waiting for you at this brand new inn situated right on the waterfront shores of Lake Pateros, part of the mighty Columbia River. Each room opens directly onto a private view of sloping lawns and pristine waters.
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Conference facilities
Meeting rooms
Convenience store
Outdoor furniture
24-hour check-in
Wifi
Restaurant
Picnic area
ATM on site
24-hour front desk
Clothes dryer
Laundry service
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Room features
Blackout curtains
Desk
Fireplace
Housekeeping
Private balcony
Telephone
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
Clothes rack
Iron
Tile / marble floor
Wake-up service / alarm clock
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Mountain view
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Quiet
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cynthiadF8585DG wrote a review Oct 2021
Sequim, Washington58 contributions17 helpful votes
This was our third stay at Howard's. The first two were very nice, in a spacious, clean, and comfortable room (with a gas fireplace) and welcomed our pet. Our most recent visit, just last Sunday-Tuesday, was less so. I don't know if the ownership has changed, or it's that the pandemic has decimated the workforce in tiny Pateros, but the staff was way different than we were used to. The woman who checked me in apologized for being new, but apparently was not given much training before she was thrown to the wolves. After 20 minutes at the desk, me trying my best to be patient, and her trying frantically to work the computer, I was finally given our room keys and told I could "do the paperwork" later. It was not a difficult check-in to process. I had a reservation with all information already given. I can only imagine how the poor woman would have handled a walk-in. The next day, my husband had a few words with the manager over said paperwork, which stated that since we had a pet, we "were responsible for damages allegedly caused by our pet". My husband crossed out the word "allegedly", as "damage" pretty much would be a subjective decision on the management's part. This did not go over well. It kind of set a tone. There was one ADA parking spot by the front door, which we used, as my husband has mobility issues, and we have an ADA placard. Some employee or guest, driving a huge club-cab dually pickup, insisted on parking in the cross-hatch of the ADA space several times, despite there already being a car in the legal space (ours). This was also rather irritating. They did serve a continental breakfast, which many properties have reduced or suspended. The room was, as stated before, roomy, with small patio overlooking the Columbia River, a gas fireplace, and a comfy easy chair and ottoman. They have cut back to no housekeeping on multi-day stays. The wastebaskets got rather full. For the Standard Room Rate of $280 plus $30 tax per night, I think housekeeping could have at least dropped by to empty the trash. On this visit, the towels were thin and dingy, and the sheets were rough like muslin. Not at all as they had been before. I realize that every business has been adversely affected by the pandemic, and we tried on this 2-week trip to be understanding and not demanding. Howard's was our last stop,and maybe we were just tired after 2 weeks on the road, but it just wasn't the same place it was on the two previous visits.
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Date of stay: October 2021
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Room Tip: All rooms have a small patio and views of the Columbia River.
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Response from Rebecca Judd, General Manager at Howard's on the River
Responded Nov 3, 2021
I apologize you did not enjoy your stay and we do our best to resolve any and all issues and concerns you might have. I am sorry that check-in was difficult for you but there was an issue with the printer and she handled it as best as she could. She was new but we do give our staff adequate training but things do happen that are out of our control and she made sure you were in your room and comfortable until the situation was resolved. We welcome dogs in our hotel as we feel they are a part of your family but the paperwork is an important part as some dogs do damage. We look over each room to ensure your dog/dogs is not accused of damage that another dog has done and that gives us the ability to welcome dogs to our hotel. The ADA parking spots are both used by people with their handicap placards and we do not discriminate to what they drive but I do apologize if you had difficulty getting in your vehicle as we would have had anyone move over if that was brought to our attention. I went back and looked at your rate and it was not 280.00 a night and if you were charged that I would have been more than happy to have given you a refund. Our housekeepers do every stayover that has their clean room sign on their door as some guests do not want housekeepers in their rooms. Again we are sorry you were unhappy with your stay MGMT
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david wrote a review Sep 2021
Wenatchee, Washington1 contribution
An aging hotel past its prime with an indifferent staff. WiFi inoperable, towels dingy, the first time I have ever had a limit on the ice I could take from the machine. I would have rather been in a tent at Alta lake. All in all, I was very disappointed, especially since it seemed that the (night) staff was more interested in the tv in the lobby, or talking to their boyfriends than actually being of service to the guests. Never going back.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled
Room Tip: Avoid this hotel
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Response from Michele Lindquist, General Manager at Howard's on the River
Responded Nov 3, 2021
We appreciate reviews and enjoy interacting with customers. We try very hard to make each guest happy and we take each comment to heart. We are sorry you had this experience.. Respectfully, General Manager
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Bill F wrote a review Aug 2021
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We stayed for two nights 8/13 and 8/14. Got up to my girlfriend screaming that there was a bat in the toilet. Sure enough....called front desk and advised them of the situation. A guy showed up in gloves and garbage bag. He thought it was funny......I and my girlfriend found no humor in the situation. We asked to be compensated in some way for the inconvenience. The front desk lady laughed and said she heard about it. Once again, not funny to us. Might want to check things in your rooms when you arrive.... Bill
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Date of stay: August 2021Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Michele Lindquist, General Manager at Howard's on the River
Responded Nov 11, 2021
I apologize that happened to you and I did reach out to you to see if there was anything I could do to make things right when this was brought to my attention. I do know that the lady at the front desk was not laughing out of humor but from knowing her reaction would have been the same and how scary that could have been. I do however apologize if you were in anyway offended and can assure you that it will not happen again. We do check the rooms out before guests arrive but some things are out of our control. We pride ourselves in our customer service, clean rooms and I again apologize that that happened to you. We do our best to make sure every stay is enjoyable so we do hope you come back and try our hotel again. MGMT
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Sockeye fisher couple wrote a review Feb 2021
Yakima, Washington2 contributions
Our last several stays at the hotel were in July 2020 for sockeye salmon fishing trips. The hotel is quiet, relaxing, clean, has great AC, and great curtains to make the room very dark even during mid-day napping. On our last trip we were surprised that the mattress was missing its mattress cover, so it felt like we had a sheet on top of plastic (yuck-sweaty). I was able to go to the laundry and given a comforter I could put between the mattress and plastic (and then was comfortable). The breakfast could be a lot better but we are usually out fishing before it is even put out, so that has worked our for us. Overall the hotel remains one of the nicest places to stay in the Brewster area and we like being able to dock our boat right our front.
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Date of stay: July 2020
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Room Tip: Ask for a room away from the bridge (traffic).
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Bill M wrote a review Sep 2020
Nanoose Bay, Canada237 contributions159 helpful votes
I needed a place to stay for a couple of nights when visiting the area. I am a Marriott Titanium member because I enjoy the consistency of their various brands. Alas, no Marriott in Pateros Washington so I consulted TA for recommendations. What a pleasant surprise!!! Superb, friendly staff. Large, clean room with a balcony overlooking the lake. So many great touches that showed they cared. How about getting up in the middle of the night and, after taking a couple of steps from the bed, the night light goes on in the bathroom 😊. Also, great restaurant next door.
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Date of stay: September 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Michele Lindquist, General Manager at Howard's on the River
Responded Nov 3, 2021
Thank you so much for the kind review. Your feedback helps us give our guest the best stay.
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lostinthesupermarket wrote a review Aug 2020
Tacoma, Washington155 contributions103 helpful votes
Pros: Quiet - couldn’t hear guests slam doors Good HVAC Beautiful river view Private patio Large room - comfortable for 4 Refrigerator, microwave and sink Free coffee Comfortable bed Good water pressure Nice ice machines Cons Clean but stained bedding (maybe ink pen?) It would be nice to have a screen on patio door Breakfast items sub-par Toiletries average No swimming/river access - just boat docks Location is a 15 minute drive from Chelan but there are other activities near Pateros - try Methow River Rafting Limited restaurant options - but Sweet River Bakery is amazing I would stay again!
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Date of stay: August 2020Trip type: Traveled
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Cartagena2016 wrote a review Feb 2020
Bogota, Colombia16 contributions8 helpful votes
Stayed here on our way into the Methow Valley, a very convenient break spot. The rooms are very nicely updated and comfy, with nice touches. The common areas could use some work, the breakfast is truly minimal, but all of the staff were very friendly. Recommend driving back to Chelan for dinner, not a lot of options in Pateros.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Response from Rebecca J, General Manager at Howard's on the River
Responded Feb 27, 2020
Thank you so much for the kind review. Your feedback helps us give our guest the best stay.
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Emily W wrote a review Nov 2019
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My car broke down in Pateros, on a weekend with no mechanics around till Monday. The wonderful & incredibly thoughtful receptionist, Rachel called her husband and he had my car fixed in a matter of hours. I could not be more grateful. My room was lovely and clean, but the kindness of the people here will stay with me forever.
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Date of stay: November 2019Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Rebecca J, General Manager at Howard's on the River
Responded Nov 5, 2019
I am so glad that she was able to help you. Thank you for this very kind review.
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SayMoi9 wrote a review Aug 2019
Bellevue, Washington27 contributions12 helpful votes
Loved staying here. The room was very cozy and nice (better than I expected from photos). The area along the water is lovely and the evening environment is downright tranquil. Highly recommend a relaxing, peaceful stay here.
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Date of stay: August 2019Trip type: Traveled
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Response from Rebecca J, General Manager at Howard's on the River
Responded Nov 5, 2019
Thank you for choosing Howard's and for this wonderful review. Hope to see you soon.
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Michael wrote a review Jan 2019
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I stayed at this hotel from the 14th through 17th of Jan 2019. The room amenities are good. The heater is a little loud but other than that it had everything I needed. Wanted to give a special thanks to Yvonne. The following morning after checking in, I discovered that my microwave was not working. I called the front desk and Yvonne came up to see if she could fix it. She was unable to and replaced it on the spot with the one in the lobby. This was early in the morning and she could have easily told me that she would have maintenance look at it when they came in. But she didn't. She went above and beyond to ensure her guests were taken care of. I seldom make trips to this area for business and could have easily stayed in more luxurious hotels but I chose this one for its quaintness and friendly service. It just goes to show that you don't have to be a multi-million dollar facility to entice patrons. Genuine concern and interest in your guests welfare goes much farther than amenities that most people do not use.
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Date of stay: January 2019
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Response from jeanette p, General Manager at Howard's on the River
Responded Jan 18, 2019
Thank you so much for the review. I am proud of our staff and look forward to sharing this with Yvonne.
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PRICE RANGE
$154 - $253 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
pateros lakeshore hotel pateros
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Howard's Lakeshore Inn
LOCATION
United StatesWashingtonPateros
NUMBER OF ROOMS
29
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Frequently Asked Questions about Howard's on the River
Which popular attractions are close to Howard's on the River?
Nearby attractions include Alta Lake State Park (2.0 miles) and Memorial Park (0.03 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Howard's on the River?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Howard's on the River?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, a refrigerator, and blackout curtains.
What food & drink options are available at Howard's on the River?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Howard's on the River?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Howard's on the River?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sweet River Bakery, Ed's Mudville Breakfast Bar & Grill, and Kodi's Noon Saloon.
Is Howard's on the River located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.2 miles away from the center of Pateros.
Are any cleaning services offered at Howard's on the River?
Yes, laundry service and a clothes dryer are offered to guests.
Does Howard's on the River offer any business services?
Yes, guests have access to meeting rooms and conference facilities during their stay.
Does Howard's on the River have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the harbor view available here.
Is Howard's on the River accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific inquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.