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Columbia Cliff Villas Hotel
Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Hood River
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed July 5, 2014

Overall the villa was very nice, the trick though is to stay in the more expensive River rooms, other wise you are overlooking the parking lot or the 84 freeway. I think next time for the price I would stay next door at the Historic Columbia Gorge
Hotel. You can walk from the villa's to the hotel and eat there and enjoy their grounds. Our room was very nice, but the blinds (Hunter douglas) that would shut out the morning sun were broken on one side and I reported it, but it needed a professional to fix it. The bathroom was well appointed and the bed comfortable. Note though to those who are of smaller stature like myself (5' tall) it was difficult
to climb into bed, they need to put a small step in the closet for us shorties. Overall though it was a clean and comfortable room with outstanding views of the gorge. Oh the trains do pass by in the afternoon directly below you.

Room Tip: Get the River rooms, by the way the balcony is only big enough to stand on no room for chairs, but g...
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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stessmer, Owner at Columbia Cliff Villas Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2014

Dear DucksRule, Interestingly, the original concept for Columbia Cliff Villas started with the former owners of the neighboring Columbia Gorge Hotel, who sold us the property. Our goal was to develop a variety of new, high-quality lodging options to compliment their historic inventory. Likewise, our exterior was designed to compliment the architecture and attract discerning travelers to help support dining, spa and wedding facilities. As you discovered, most of our rooms and suites offer breathtaking views of the Gorge and gardens; whereas the back side rooms provide a less-expensive alternative for the countless outdoor enthusiasts who visit the Gorge seeking a comfortable and well-appointed sleeping room to rest up for the next day's conquests. Unlike most hotels, Columbia Cliff Villas offers a wide variety of rooms and suites, certain to meet the needs of most discerning travelers. Our website provides pictures, floor plans and details to assure guests select the best option for their visit and our friendly concierge and reservations staff are available 24/7 to help in any way.
We hope to see you again soon.
Go Ducks!
Steve Tessmer, GM

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Reviewed June 27, 2014

This is not a hotel but a smaller type of apartment or condo like feeling to it.
The staff was very nice upon arrival and was not going to let us walk to the room alone. She walked us to the unit and showed us around and went over the operation of the Keurig coffee machine. We asked about eating for dinners and breakfasts and did she have recommendations said that there were many, we listened and took her advice. All were good. We went next door to the Columbia Gorge Hotel for dinner and sat on the river side with huge windows. Very nice. We liked the windows in the condo unit that opened unlike most places we've stayed except Italy and France. Fresh air at night is always good. The view from our room #27 had a view of the river, not a full view but acceptable, of the area called the "Hook" the Hood River has developed for the newbies at wind sailing. When we checked in it looked like rain but that never happened so I hung the rain gear in the closet but when we got home we didn't have them. I called right away to find out if they had been found and if they could be mailed back to us for a charge. He said no charge, only actual mailng cost and no more. What more can you ask for?
Maybe the only thing I could ask for is for the Columbia Cliff Villa to be move about a mile closer to Hood River which is a paradise for casual walking, pubs, eating, wine tasting, Mt Hood Railroad, wind surfing and kiting, trails and if need be skiing at the year round ski resort, Timberline Lodge a short drive away.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank iCycle2
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sattoolong, Owner at Columbia Cliff Villas Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2014

Dear iCycle2,
Let's agree that we are not like typical hotels. While most of our rooms and suites are indeed privately-owned condos, our dedicated concierge and housekeeping teams, up-scale furnishings, comfy robes and Aveda bath products are top-shelf hotel all the way. Whether TA travelers are seeking basic, comfortable "Euro-style" rooms for recharging between the countless Gorge outdoor adventures - or a luxurious 1-3 bedroom suite that you'll never want to leave - they can find details, pictures and floor plans of every option on our website.
Thanks for visiting and hope to see you again soon.
Steve Tessmer, GM

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Reviewed June 26, 2014

We had a great work retreat at this location. The rooms are beautiful, the staff are very helpful, and the local catering (Boda) we used was wonderful. There is so much to do in Hood River, with easy access from the Villas. This is a perfect spot for a business meeting or a romantic getaway. I would absolutely use the Villas again for business or pleasure.

Room Tip: Go as close to the river as you can to avoid road noise, but know there is also a noisy train.
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled on business
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Thank NWLady2014
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sattoolong, Owner at Columbia Cliff Villas Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 29, 2014

Dear NWLady2014,
Thanks for meeting at CCV! In addition to our private and inspirational setting, meeting planners find an exceptional value with our room options and independent or self-catering options. Our events coordinator is ready to help connect you with Hood River's top (and competitive) catering teams, as well as all kinds of team-building activities. Whether you're looking for adventure, like whitewater, mountain biking, learning to windsurf or SUP, a golf outing, waterfall hikes or just a memorable wine tour or pub crawl, we're ready to help you connect the dots.
Sounds like we'll be seeing you again soon for the "romantic escape" agenda. Business or pleasure, we're just one very scenic hour from most of Portland - on the sunny side of the Cascades.
Happy escape!
Steve Tessmer, GM

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Reviewed June 22, 2014

The furnishings are new and comfortable and the staff are excellent. It was fun to see the kite boarders from our window. It was very quiet and there is a park down the street that was not on our maps.

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Reviewed June 21, 2014

Stayed here one night based on very positive Trip Advisor reviews. Enjoyed a night in a King room with a stunning view of the gorge- the balcony was a very small "Juliet" style with no room to sit, but the room had comfy seating a few feet in. Nice to have a small gas fireplace. Bathroom was very luxurious, lots of granite, two shower heads, and a fridge. The hotel is new and in great condition with kind of a Spanish Mediterranean vibe.

However, the room was not very spacious and felt a bit like a model apartment/showroom (even had that same air freshener smell). Check-in had a bit of a timeshare feel and we were frustratingly offered an upgrade for yet another $100/night. This hotel does not have a restaurant, bar, or many usual hotel amenities like an overnight staffed desk. (We did enjoy walking next door to the lovely landscaped grounds at the Columbia Gorge Hotel and their waterfall. The villas are right off the highway so there's not really anything else within easy walking distance.) The amazing views are somewhat countered by the loud rumblings of trains below.

So while Columbia Villas "Hotel" was lovely, I probably wouldn't stay here again for the price (paid $300) when there are other, cheaper and better located options in Hood River.

Room Tip: Get a river view or don't stay here. Otherwise you are better off getting a better located hotel...
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sattoolong, Owner at Columbia Cliff Villas Hotel, responded to this reviewResponded June 24, 2014

Dear chwsmith,
Thanks for spending a night and for posting the positive comments about your room. We do try to stage our rooms with a few accessories to make our guests feel at home but that "freshner" smell you detected was actually new carpet. Unfortunately, your room had been the victim of a red wine stain just a couple days before.

I wish you had been able to stay long enough to dine or enjoy a drink on the veranda at the adjacent Simon's Cliff House, or discover some of the other restaurants within easy walking distance. Charming downtown Hood River is certainly a must-see, with lots of shopping, restaurants, brew pubs and wineries. Downtown is located only a mile down the road but it's lower elevation is inland from the highway and does not provide the breathtaking cliff-edge views of the Columbia River Gorge and world-famous windsurfing sites we enjoy at CCV.

TripAdvisor travelers should note that our "office-style" lobby is staffed for check-in and concierge services from 9-9 weekdays and 8-10 on weekends but our dedicated staff answers phones 24/7/365 to provide information and deliver services requested by our guests.

Because we have so many types of rooms and suites, we sometimes offer last-minute upgrades into larger luxury suites at substantial savings when vacancies arise. While it costs a little extra for the breathtaking views and larger suites, TA travelers will find our wide range of rooms and rates to be quite competitive in the Hood River market.

Happy travels,
Steve Tessmer, GM

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Reviewed June 12, 2014

This was a lovely place to stay. The grounds were beautiful, the accommodations were quite lovely-- especially the huge showers, and comfy bathrobes. We were concerned that there was no food close by, but there is a walking path that connects the Villas to the hotel. The hotel has equally beautiful views, a good restaurant, with a decent happy hour. At first, I was regretting not just staying in the hotel, but the hotel looks a bit old fashioned and tired compared to the Villas which are clearly newer, and elegant luxury. Definitely, would recommend the Villas.

Room Tip: Get a room on the top floor, the balcony, with comfy chairs let you look out onto the Columbia River...
  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with friends
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Reviewed June 12, 2014

We spent 2 nights in a unit with a kitchen that accommodated 2 adults & 1 child nicely. We loved the outdoor chairs & small tables that you could enjoy the river views from. There is some road noise as it's close to the highway entrance/exit, but the property is not to be overlooked for this reason. Plus the Aveda bath products are a nice touch. The staff was very pleasant & helpful! This hotel is located close enough to everything.

  • Stayed: June 2014, traveled with family
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Address: 3880 Westcliff Dr, PO Box 887, Hood River, OR 97031-8710
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Location: United States > Oregon > Hood River
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Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Wheelchair access
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Ranked #2 of 8 Hotels in Hood River
Price Range: $167 - $327 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — Columbia Cliff Villas Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 37
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wide variety of price points, from luxurious 1-3BR suites to charming Euro-style rooms, all furnished with robes, premium bedding and amenities. Most options offer breathtaking views of Columbia River Gorge from this cliff-edge settting 220' directly above world-famous windsuring sites. Stroll a short garden path to top of year-around waterfall to enjoy indoor & outdoor, fine and casual dining at adjacent restaurants or venture just one mile to take in the charm of downtown Hood River's boutique shopping, great restaurants, interesting wineries and brew pubs. ... more   less 
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