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“Simple lodgings well located”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of River House Inn

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River House Inn
Ranked #3 of 13 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
Toronto, Canada
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79 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“Simple lodgings well located”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 13, 2011

We enjoyed our stay at the river house inn. It was a simple pleasant hotel nicely situated at the river's edge, with a nice view across to the dunes, and a nice view of the old bridge across the river. It was a short walk to the old town with some nice shops and restaurants.
The breakfast had enough variety to satisfy all of my family, and we felt very comfortable for our night in Florence.

  • Stayed August 2010, traveled with family
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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2011

Very clean and comfortable motel. All the rooms are great, but the room with the river view is excellent. Beautiful view of river and dunes; balcony offered privacy and an extension to the outdoors. It was great to have Old Town Shops and restaurants within walking distance.

  • Stayed March 2011, traveled with friends
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Bend, OR
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2011

I'm sorry to say, we were disappointed. We had a downstairs spa room and it just wasn't worth the cost. Pros ~ view of the river, bridge, etc. nice. Also within walking distance to old town, which was great. Cons ~ noisy, could hear every neighbor around us (from loud walking above us to going to the bathroom). No shampoo or soap in the room (?!), uncomfortable bed, sticky stuff on the tile floor, large seam and wrinkles in the cheap carpet (did not affect our stay, but come on!). And is it just me or is it a little strange to have the bathroom double as a kitchen, having the hair dryer hanging on the wall above the coffee pot?! A DVD player would be nice, too. Oh well, won't stay there again.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled as a couple
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bosslady897, Owner at River House Inn, responded to this review, February 24, 2011
We rarely have complaints but take them very seriously indeed. If a guest is unhappy, we are unhappy too. The reviewer's complaint about the mattress made us scratch our heads since we buy only top of the line mattresses and rarely get a complaint. We do understand that there will always be guests who prefer a softer or firmer mattress.

The comment about the "bathroom doubling as a kitchen" is a bit of an exaggeration. The separate bathroom with a shower and toilet is more than twelve feet from the nine foot long vanity that has wash basins at one end and the coffee maker at the other end. As far as the other complaints, management is investigating to see who cleaned and inspected the room that day and will take corrective action.
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Eugene, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2011

Right on the water's edge, with a big window and little balcony looking out at the Siuslaw River, and easy walking to all the Old Town shops and restaurants, or a grocery store. I bring my binoculars to look at birds, and my laptop to write, write, write when I need a retreat. The last two trips I didn't even get in my car to drive over to the beach, but if you want more activity, it's a easy drive to the ocean beach, the jetties, the sand dunes. Coffee maker, microwave and fridge in the room, real glasses and mugs instead of disposable, basic continental breakfast, friendly staff.

  • Stayed February 2011, traveled solo
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Rogue River, Oregon
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 31, 2011

Clean rooms, Great view, Nice breakfast, Cozy , Great hospitality. Mgrs are very nice

  • Stayed January 2011, traveled on business
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 12, 2011

Clean, comfortable accommodation. Breakfast was average but substantial. Room looked out onto the river and came with a little note about what do is case of a tsunami. Was close to everything in town. Probably a bit overpriced for what it is.

  • Stayed September 2010, traveled as a couple
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2011

Stayed in one of the only rooms with a living room jacuzzi. Everything was clean and neat plus it had a beautiful view of the river. I loved waking up, walking over to Siuslaw Roasters and bringing my coffee back to the balcony where I sat and just zoned out on a peaceful quiet view of the river. Plenty of things to do and see right all within walking distance. It was a no-hassle experience, everything down to the reservation, the check-in and check-out. Everything was great! We are definitely going to stay there again.

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled as a couple
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Property: River House Inn
Address: 1202 Bay St, Florence, OR 97439-9648
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Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Florence
Amenities:
Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Florence
#3 Romantic Hotel in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — River House Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Charming Old Town Location. Very nice, newly remodeled inn. Continental breakfast, meeting room, guest laundry, free wi-fi, microwave/refrigerator, green environmental measures throughout. On the Oregon Coast. One hour west of Eugene, Oregon. ... more   less 
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