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“Neither as good or as bad as it's made out to be”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Hood River Hotel

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Hood River Hotel
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Hood River
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“Neither as good or as bad as it's made out to be”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2013 via mobile

From reading the reviews, I expected either a terrific historic hotel lacking modern convenience or an outdated shabby hotel. This was neither. As a historic hotel, there is plenty that they could do better without damaging the historic character, but it's not bad as is. On the plus side: The location is great; you can walk anywhere in downtown Hood River. The front desk people at the hotel are great. They do their jobs well. Parking is $5, which is cheap for a downtown hotel. Rooms are a decent size for an older hotel. There is a quirky elevator to get your bags to the room. Train noise didn't bother me. Minus: if you don't update, cleaning is even more important, and this was not cleaned well enough. In the lobby, there is coffee but no tea. Breakfast is too high priced for its midrange quality. Rooms lacked the charm you would expect. "View"? Really? A sliver of river in the distance is not a view.














  • Stayed September 2013
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2013

Hood River is a beautiful place and I think it's a must for anyone visiting or in Portland. Hood River hotel, in my experience is the best place to stay. Right in town and walking distance to many little places to eat, shop, taste wine and get the full Hood River experience. I've also sayed in Hood River away from downtown in a chain hotel, and while it was nice, I would say Hood River Hotel is a much better location. The rooms a older, but totally comfortable, the windows open and overall it's really peaceful and quiet. Hotel staff is friendly but not overly nosy. I usually shy away from hotels/B&B's that have too much of a "victorian, floral, antique-y feel," which I thought Hood River Hotel may have but it was in good taste and not claustrophobic at all.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2013

The hotel was old, but that's part of it's charm. If you're looking for an updated, modern hotel, this is definitely not for you. My room was clean and cozy and the bed was pretty comfortable. The staff was also very friendly and helpful.

A few things to note:
* There is not parking lot. You can purchase a city pass to park on the street at the front desk
* I don't believe there is air conditioning (at least I couldn't find a thermostat), but I didn't miss it. The windows are large and you get a nice breeze, even in august.
* Its in the center of town so if you are a light sleeper, this may not be the place for you. While I wouldn't say it was noisy, you do hear street sounds.
* You get a breakfast voucher for $10 at the restaurant, which is actually pretty good.
* The location is great and within walking distance of everything

Room Tip: You may want to request a top floor room if city sounds bother you at night.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
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Patricia B, Manager at Hood River Hotel, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Hello New Jersey; the staff at the Hood River Hotel is definitely top notch. As a family owned and operated business we have always strive to hire people who enjoy working and living in the gorge as much as we do.

All 41 guest rooms and suites are air conditioned. Our third floor rooms have central air conditioning while the first and second floor rooms have an in-room air conditioning unit.

We have a unique property and recommend to readers of Trip Advisor and future guest to call our reservation staff if you having questions regarding suites and guest rooms with best views, quietest, pet friendly or largest in size.


Cheers
Patricia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 28, 2013

I stayed in a room with two queen beds with my sister. The hotel was pretty and old-fashioned, the people were friendly, and they had a few snacks to buy at the front desk. We took advantage of a Sunday night deal they have with a free breakfast.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Kansas City, Kansas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013 via mobile

The staff was really nice and helpful and the location of the hotel was perfect. However, the hotel is so old and the room we had was very small with a funny smell. The noise in the morning was not welcomed. Overall, would not stay at this hotel again.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Thank LuuTran
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Patricia B, Manager at Hood River Hotel, responded to this review, September 1, 2013
Thank you for your comments. Yes, we are in the perfect location in downtown Hood River, Oregon. We have always embraced our history with our standard guest’s room dating back to 1911 filled with today’s modern amenities such as free WI Fi, and bathrooms w/shower or bath tub. However, with the help of your review we discovered the in room air conditioner unit was not working optimally. Since, repairing the unit the ‘funny smell’ no longer exist. Properties truly don’t prefer a negative review but thank you for your honesty and through your honesty we were able to correct the problem. We hope you will give us the opportunity to be your host during your next visit to the Hood River.

Cheers;
Patricia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2013

HRH was a great experience! As I am one that often stays at "chain" hotels, HRH was a great change up. The Historic Hotel is small and quaint, with tons of charm! The staff is incredibly helpful and friendly. HRH has amazing breakfast, in which they give you at $10 off coupon (basically one meal free) everyday. It is located in the heart of Downtown Hood River and you are able to walk everywhere from the hotel.
I would absolutely stay here again when we return!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 16, 2013

We checked into a pet friendly suite. Were warmly greeted and were given a "doggie welcome pack". Our dog is still playing with the toys! Absolutely great! Can't beat the downtown location and proximity to biking, wind surfing, wineries, etc.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: Hood River Hotel
Address: 102 Oak St, Hood River, OR 97031-2312
Location: United States > Oregon > Hood River
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #6 of 8 Hotels in Hood River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Hood River Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 41
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our 41 renovated guest rooms and suites are beautifully appointed in classic European style with all the modern conveniences. With views of the Columbia River, downtown Hood River or of our Roof Top Garden each style of guest room conveys a different personality. Free WiFi, Fitness Area and Air Conditioning throughout the entire hotel. inside our friendly staff, inviting rooms and comfortable lobby with fireside seating will ensure a pleasant stay. Venture outside and be at the center of all that Hood River has to offer; walk to five wine tasting rooms, shop artisan jewelers, couture fashion or fire arts. Savor craft beer and dining delights. ... more   less 
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