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“"Good for What it is"”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of Westcliff Lodge

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Westcliff Lodge
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Hood River
Certificate of Excellence
Portland, Oregon
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30 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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“"Good for What it is"”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 5, 2013

We had a clean and comfortable room for a moderate price. We weren't looking for upscale as this was a short trip. Check in and check out were quick and easy. The view is superb and the Vagabond met our expectations.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, February 6, 2013
Thanks for your review. We'll keep working on improvements, so next time we can exceed your expectations and be a great place for you. Thanks again!
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 29, 2013

This was a very cozy clean little spot to stay at while eating our war thru Hood River. Price is right. Staff was friendly. Our view was spectacular. Only downside on our visit is they were doing construction on the grounds right outside our room so the do not disturb sign was useless. I would suggest letting the guest know in advance or not putting people that are staying for more than one night in that area. I hear the grounds are lovely in the summer so I am sure the efforts are rewarding.

Room Tip: Ask for river view you will love it.
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, January 30, 2013
Thanks for your review, glad you had a nice time save for our mid-day rock moving. I'm sorry we made too much noise that day. We will be finishing up the viewpoint in the back shortly, so it'll be even better (and quiet mid-day) in the back again. Thanks again for your review!
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Portland, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 23, 2013

Surprisingly spacious grounds, and quiet despite proximity to the freeway. Loved our stay. Easy access to a great city with tons to do. Beautiful view of the gorge from our room. Can't wait to return.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Thank Aren1
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, January 25, 2013
Thanks for your review, we look forward to seeing you again. We'll keep working on improvements, so each stay is batter than the last! Thanks again
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Lake Oswego, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2013

It's hard to decide how to rate this hotel. They have 3 types of rooms: small no view, medium size partial river view, and larger full river view. We stayed in the medium room. The view, though partially blocked, was of the very scenic Columbia River and Gorge, and we thoroughly enjoyed it---way better than most hotels. The furnishings in our room were a throwback to an earlier era (say, 1970), but everything was very well maintained, and the room was very clean, so you may find that charming in its own way. To me, it reflected long ownership by the same conscientious family, as opposed the the latest chain hotel redo. The grounds are spacious and very pleasant, with big trees and areas for outdoor relaxation or play. The hotel is next door to the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel, which has world class views of the Gorge and a great restaurant and lounge.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Thanks for your review and feedback! The view from that building should be even better shortly, after we finish our landscaping project (open grass fields, wildflowers). We do take great care of everything we have, and are right now working on updating the furniture in a number of rooms. We'll keep the charm too. Thanks again!
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Los Ranchos de Albuquerque, New Mexico
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2013

I stayed at the Vagabond for a week last March and had a great experience. This time is no different. The staff is friendly and helpfull. the rooms are clean and comfortable...and they have real glass glasses!...The grounds and views of the river are fantastic. I like being right next to town, but not in the bustle of downtown. Things are relaxed here and there are excellent restaurants within a minute walk.

Room Tip: All the rooms are good...you just get a better view the more you pay.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled with family
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Thanks for your review! One of the nice things about being an independent hotel is we can do whatever we need to keep making our guests' stays more and more enjoyable each time; like having the real glassware for example. Glad to hear, we'll keep working our best. Thanks again!
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Beaverton, Oregon
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

My wife and I stayed at the Vagabond Lodge for three nights. Our room was very roomy, with two queen beds, along with a nice sized couch; it had a separate desk and table. We had a nice view of the Columbia River, with the lights across in Washington reflecting at night.

We're already talking of visiting there again.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, January 3, 2013
Thanks for your review, glad to hear you're planning another visit.
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Portland OR
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012

We have stayed in Hood River three times now. Twice we have stayed at the Vagabond, and after our last stay I can promise we will always stay here. The prices are amazing, especially for the amazing view you get.
AMAZING SERVICE - Our last stay was a few weekends ago, and we were trying to get a taxi into downtown to go wine tasting. Its not a far drive but it's a long walk especially in the cold. For some reason we were not able to get a hold of any taxi's!! I have never had this happen before so I went to the front desk to ask if they knew what was going on. The lady at the front desk (who is always super friendly and helpful) tried to get a hold of a taxi and she was having no luck also. At this point another lady came in who I believe was the owner of the hotel. She offered to drive us downtown! We tried giving her gas money and she refused. Seriously, where do you get that kind of hospitality now days?!?
We love to go to Hood River for the weekend and because of the Vagabond's customer service, location, clean rooms, and price we will be staying here every time.

Room Tip: Pay the little extra for the view! Worth it!
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with friends
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VagabondLodge, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review, January 2, 2013
Thanks for your review! We always do what we can to help guests enjoy their stay, and yes that was my wife providing the impromptu taxi service. Any other time, if there's a taxi available in town, Kathy (lady at the front desk) will find it for our guests! Thanks again.
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Property: Westcliff Lodge
Address: 4070 Westcliff Dr, Hood River, OR 97031-8711 (Formerly Vagabond Lodge)
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Location: United States > Oregon > Hood River
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #5 of 8 Hotels in Hood River
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Westcliff Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 57
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge at the Gateway to the Beautiful Hood River Valley, the Westcliff Lodge is the ideal place for you to stay while exploring the area. Set on over seven acres overlooking the mighty Columbia River, on our grounds you will find a botanical wonderland including 110 foot tall pine trees and native wild flowers. ... more   less 
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