We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Great in every way”

Best prices for -
Check In mm/dd/yyyy Check Out mm/dd/yyyy
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 11 more sites!
Best Western Plus Columbia River Inn
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Cascade Locks
Certificate of Excellence
North, South Carolina
Level 6 Contributor
564 reviews
93 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 201 helpful votes
“Great in every way”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

We've stayed here once before and won't stay anywhere else in the area. First, the people are the nicest you'll find. Front desk ladies are a great help with suggestions for restaurants and anything else. Always pleasant and smiling. The setting is amazing - close to places you want to visit ; great views from your private balcony, and the breakfast is excellent. Karie does a super job of keeping everything clean and well stocked, and is enjoyable to visit with.
Nice people always make the difference. We'll be back!

Room Tip: Pay extra for the balcony, and wear the earplugs they supply. Try to enjoy the trains.
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Cands2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

983 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    609
    290
    58
    19
    7
See reviews for
278
443
51
70
Rating summary
  • Location
  • Sleep Quality
  • Rooms
  • Service
  • Value
  • Cleanliness
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (228)
Date | Rating
  • Dutch first
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Japanese first
  • Any
English first
Liberty, South Carolina
Level 3 Contributor
12 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Breakfast was wonderful. There were a lot of choices. Restaurant next door to BW was great. Homemade pies and cakes were the best I've ever tasted. Food was good, too. Check in staff could have been more pleasant and helpful but check out staff was very so friendly.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled on business
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Helpful?
Thank connerhouse
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sunrise, Florida
Level 3 Contributor
14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2013

Nice and clean. Excellent location. Staff very friendly and helpful. Breakfast wasn't too good.( no waffles ) :0( Great location for people who like to walk. Couple of paths and a park area down the road. Must cross river into Stevenson go to Robbie's All Things Good for her ridiculously great b-fast egg sandwich and a cup of her "Dam Good Coffee"(her own blend). This hotel is but one component of a great community.

Room Tip: Must get one with view to the Columbia River. They have one room with three large beds and a view...
See more room tips
  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank Katia B
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sandy P, General Manager at Best Western Plus Columbia River Inn, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
We are so luck to have such a wonderful view, thank you for staying with us and the tip for breakfast. Thank you for staying with us and we hope you will return to the Columbia River Gorge and stay with us.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Somerville, New Jersey
Level 2 Contributor
5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed September 4, 2013

We were going to a wedding nearby but wanted to do some other sight-seeing since my husband had never been to the Pacific Northwest. It was very convenient to Hood River, the Wineries, and trails and waterfalls all along the Gorge.

We got a river view room and it was so wonderful to wake up and look out at the sunrise over the Columbia. Amazing views! The one thing I'd read about hotels in the area is that a train runs right next to the river, so any river view rooms are going to be above a train running at random hours throughout the day and night. Both my husband and myself have spent years living in towns that have trains so we are pretty much immune to being bothered by them. We had absolutely no issues and even slept soundly and comfortably with the windows wide open - no earplugs needed. If you aren't used to train noise, though, you'll want to take some precautions like getting a non-river view room. There are SO many other nice locations in the hotel to look out at the river - deck, lounge area, outdoor benchy lawn area - you won't miss it when your head is on your pillow anyway. :)

The breakfast every morning was the one of the nicest complimentary hotel breakfasts I've ever experienced! In all honesty, a group of four of us went to brunch across the river at one of the swanky resorts in Washington one morning and the food wasn't NEARLY as good as the complimentary one in our own hotel.

All in all, I was so grateful that this hotel was available and in our price range. It really made our trip a million times better to have such a clean, comfortable room to return to.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank snarklet
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sandy P, General Manager at Best Western Plus Columbia River Inn, responded to this review, September 6, 2013
I am pleased you enjoyed your time in the Pacific Northwest and the National Scenic Area. The views are wonderful here and we are very lucky. Thank you for staying with us and we hope you will return to Oregon and invite you to stay with us again.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Tigard, Oregon
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
Reviewed September 3, 2013

We stayed for the first time on this location. Since it was summer and still plenty of daylight after check in, the front desk gave us direction for a great hike to Beacon Rock not too far from the Inn..

Ahhhh.....the beauty of the gorge, breathtaking! Thank you front desk.

Then, walking around the area along the river, this is a bonus to the location.
It almost feels like a resort with plenty of outdoor activities close in proximity.
There are lots of restaurants with great food.

To icing on the cake was, upon waking up in the morning, open the drapes, and
your eyes are drawn to view the majestic mountains even when you still decide
to crawl back under the sheets!!!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Helpful?
Thank jem w
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sandy P, General Manager at Best Western Plus Columbia River Inn, responded to this review, September 4, 2013
We are so very fortunate to be located in the Columbia River Gorge in the Cascade Mountain Range, I never get tired of looking at the view. Thank you for staying with us and we invite you will make the journey out from the City again and stay with us.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Casecade Locks, United States
1 review
Reviewed August 29, 2013

I stayed at this hotel while I was getting married and the staff is great. There is lots to do and what a beautiful city! The rooms were clean and the view was incredible. The breakfast was way better than most hotels, with tons of options. I also saw security a couple time, just checking the grounds. It was nice to know they care about the safety of their guests. I totally recommend this hotel, for whatever your stay may be.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Helpful?
Thank Oana N
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sandy P, General Manager at Best Western Plus Columbia River Inn, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
It sounds like everyone had a wonderful time during your wedding, and I am pleased you got to enjoy all the beauty the Gorge has to offer. We invite you to return on your anniversary and thank you for staying with us.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Cascade Locks, United States
1 review
Reviewed August 29, 2013

This hotel is one of the BEST! Every staff member will go out of there way to give you superior service and treat you like part of the family. You can really tell they care about their guest. I was at this hotel for a wedding and I was blown away with how accommodating the staff was to our special request. The hotel is beautiful and the is TONS to do! From local venues to great place to grab a bite, you will not be disappointed. Super clean and reasonably priced.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with friends
    • Value
    • Location
    • Sleep Quality
    • Rooms
    • Cleanliness
    • Service
Review collected in partnership with Best Western

Helpful?
Thank Jessica H
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Sandy P, General Manager at Best Western Plus Columbia River Inn, responded to this review, September 3, 2013
Thank you for your very kind remarks, we are please that the wedding went well for all the guest. The National Scenic Area is a wonderful location for weddings. We invite you to return for another visit.
Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hotels you might also like...
Also consider these accommodations in or near Cascade Locks
19.6 mi away
Best Western Plus Hood River Inn
17.0 mi away
Columbia Cliff Villas Hotel
17.0 mi away
Columbia Gorge Hotel & Spa
Columbia Gorge Hotel & Spa
#5 of 8 in Hood River
746 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
19.1 mi away
Hampton Inn & Suites Hood River
17.7 mi away
Comfort Suites
Comfort Suites
#7 of 8 in Hood River
193 reviews
24.7 mi away
Timberline Lodge
Timberline Lodge
#1 of 1 in Timberline Lodge
988 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Been to Best Western Plus Columbia River Inn? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about Best Western Plus Columbia River Inn

Property: Best Western Plus Columbia River Inn
Address: 735 Wanapa Street, Cascade Locks, OR 97014
Phone Number:
Location: United States > Oregon > Cascade Locks
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 4 Hotels in Cascade Locks
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Best Western Plus Columbia River Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 62
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Best Western, Booking.com, Orbitz, Expedia, Travelocity, Hotels.com, Priceline, Hotwire, HotelsforEveryone, Cheap Tickets, getaroom.com, HotelQuickly and Agoda so you can book your Best Western Plus Columbia River Inn reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Best Western Plus Columbia River Hotel Cascade Locks
Best Western Cascade Locks
Cascade Locks Best Western

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing