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“Superb!”
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River House Inn
Ranked #1 of 13 Hotels in Florence
Certificate of Excellence
London
Level 2 Contributor
7 reviews
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“Superb!”
Reviewed July 27, 2013

Wayne at front desk couldn't have been more helpful letting us check in early. He also helped another in the check in who had used Expedia to book at 11:00 am and the fax only arrived whilst we were there at 5pm when there were no rooms available since 4 pm. We were booking a 2nd night at the time after looking around. Good clean room with view, comfy bed, full fridge microwave & large TV, table & 2 chairs in room & on balcony. .Yes you can hear the highway - but amazingly nobody seems to drive at night so it doesn't matter!
Had one of the best meals ever in the Bridgewater restaurant 2 mins walk away. Locals advised yo eat in the Waterside Depot the next night which was much cheaper - but sadly you get what you pay for - and this wasn't worth it either in quality or quantity. Superb coffee house with windless patio over river almost next door to motel.
Finally - having driven up the coast from San Francisco to Newport I can safely say that Florence was the only town worth stopping in for more than an overnight stay - you won't regret it.

Room Tip: River view recommended
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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RIVERHOUSESUSAN, Manager at River House Inn, responded to this review, August 7, 2013
Thank you so very much for your kind review. Talking with people like yourselves makes my job not seem like a job. I do like talking to people from all walks of life and I do remember talking to you folks. Again, thank you for your kind remarks about me and our Motel.
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Madrid, Spain
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 20, 2013

We stayed here one night on our way to Portland from SF. The hotel is located just next to the 101 highway so the noise is definetely there. I had reserved a River view room which are more expensive. When we arrive we are greated by a girl that must be in highschool or just out of highschool. She tells me to wait as she takes the reservation of a large party via the phone. This probably took more than 5 minutes. When she finally can attend to me she has a big smile but is no help. She gives me a second floor room and there are no elevators. I try to mention that I have two babies and if there is a room on the first floor she cuts me off with the SMILE but says no they cannot accomodate me. A SMILE does not mean that you are polite or a good host!!! SHE WAS PLAIN RUDE! I go up to room 200 which looks over the river and also highway 101 so you hear ever large truck that rumbles by. I suppose the rooms that are further away from the highway are probably better (less noise and better views). The room is clean but a bit on the small size. The best part of the hotel is that it is close to some places to go out to dinner.
The morning we woke up to the trucks :) and went down to breakfast which is very very very sad. Very small and there was no place to sit and the continental breakfast is not much more than cereal, fruit that is still green and nasty coffee.
AND THIS IS THE HIGHEST RATED PLACE ON TRIP ADVISOR????? I reserved because of tat but would recomend any other place since this one is rude and over priced.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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bosslady897, Owner at River House Inn, responded to this review, August 8, 2013
We appreciate comments from people who suggest ways to make their stay better and we work hard to correct problems, but this review puzzles us. We’re a block from the highway; there is little traffic at night and we even have clock radios that provide “white noise” for the occasional light sleeper. We do provide an extended continental breakfast that includes waffles and boiled eggs plus the usual variety of cereals, yogurt, bread products, and fresh fruit. Comparing ourselves with similar sized lodgings, we have adequate seating for breakfast, but perhaps a large group arrived at the same time and used all the tables. We have no teenagers at the front desk but train front desk personnel to be pleasant, smile and helpful. It we failed in the latter, we are very sorry.
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Winnipeg, Canada
Level 2 Contributor
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

This is a wonderful little jewel hiding in the shadow of the bridge. It is exceptionally clean, extremely comfortable beds, relaxing atmosphere. You don't feel like you are in a hotel room, it could be in a cozy cottage on the river. It's located within walking distance of some wonderful restaurants and shops. Definitely would stay here again. Our only complaint was that we don't feel comfortable leaving the windows wide open at night because there are people walking by. The ceiling fan is over the table and not the bed. But don't let that stop you from staying there!

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RIVERHOUSESUSAN, Manager at River House Inn, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
We often check Trip Advisor to make sure our guests are happy with their stay. When we get a kind review like yours, it makes our day.
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Santa Barbara, California
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Reviewed July 19, 2013

We were very impressed with the nicely designed and very clean rooms. We were able to get a AAA discount which was also nice. Big comfy bed, fluffy towels, fridge, microwave, flat screen TV...nice size room with table and 2 chairs. Located on the river and just a few moments walk into town. Close to yummy restaurants and shopping (galleries, tourist shops, used book store, salt water taffy...). The breakfast was very nice. It was self serve and included WAFFLES!, yogurt, cereal, toast, etc and spacious breakfast room to dine in. We were happy to have found this lovely hotel.

Room Tip: We had our choice of upstairs or down, we chose downstairs and had foot traffic in front of our room...
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Danielle805
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RIVERHOUSESUSAN, Manager at River House Inn, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
Thank you for using River House Inn as your place of stay. We are pleased that you enjoyed the view and are equally pleased that you enjoyed the amenities and our Breakfast Bar. We do try to keep our rooms up to date and clean. Thank for your great review.
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Corona del Mar, California
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2013

Great rooms overlooking the river in Florence. Location is perfect for walking into the old town for dinner and shopping. We stopped here on our way to Portland and had no idea what to expect. We loved Florence and were thrilled we stayed at the River House Inn. There is a great restaurant only a 3 minute walk away, The River House Depot; make reservations and go!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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RIVERHOUSESUSAN, Manager at River House Inn, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
Yes, River House Inn does have a great location and we do have a lot of great little shops and restaurants with in a few minutes of walking. We are pleased that you were thrilled to find this location and hope see you again soon. Thank you for your great review.
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Longview, Washington
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Reviewed July 15, 2013

The room was very clean, which is #1 with my husband and me. Very comfortable beds, lots of soft pillows, large screen tv. No a/c in our room, but it's always breezy on the Oregon coast, so that wasn't a problem. Breakfast was nice, the coffee was very good. Friendly owners and staff. Next time we're in Florence this is where we'll stay. But we will difinitely make a reservation and get a river-view room.

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank Beth C
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RIVERHOUSESUSAN, Manager at River House Inn, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
Thank you for your kind review, we agree, that our # 1 priority is for our rooms to be clean. I am pleased that you enjoyed our amenities and yes, we also agree that you should try one of our River Rooms, I am sure you will like it.
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Portland, Oregon
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed July 15, 2013

The king river view room was very clean, quiet and obviously freshly updated. The bed was great; we slept well. The upstairs river view rooms probably make a difference for better. We'll stay there next time we are in Florence. Management and front desk very helpful.

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Thank mendonatives
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RIVERHOUSESUSAN, Manager at River House Inn, responded to this review, July 20, 2013
Thank you for your kind review, our goal her at River House is to help our guest and them have a great stay.
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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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