I planned my mom's 70th birthday weekend at The Columbia Gorge Hotel. I had 19 family members staying 2 nights here and everyone loved the Hotel.
The elevator was original and needed staff to run it. So I suggest taking the stairs, it is only two floors.
I can't say enough wonderful things about the front desk staff. They were so helpful and friendly every time we came in contact with them. It is such a different experience than staying at a chain hotel.
The rooms were a little small. But I am pretty sure besides some upgrades to the bathrooms they were the original 1920's layout. They were so charming and the beds were very comfortable. We slept like babies both nights. We had River view rooms, it came with a refrigerator, and bathrobes for two. Some of my family members booked the Double room hotel suites, which were two full hotel rooms that shared a bathroom in the middle. They loved them and wished more hotels had them.
Most of the women of the party had services done in the Spa. The massage therapist were fantastic, and the manicurist were so friendly and fun. The prices weren't outrageous either, pedicure was 45.00 and a massage was 90.00 for 60minutes.The spa was beautiful, clean and relaxing.
My mom's birthday dinner was in Simons Cliff house restaurant. We had booked one of the private rooms and the service was Spectacular!!! The food was flawless and the in-house Baker baked the birthday cake which was beautiful and delicious.
The live piano music in Valentino's was just what we needed to end the perfect weekend, bar staff was friendly and fun.
The only thing I would not recommend is the Farmers Brunch we had on Sunday morning. This was their 7 course breakfast, which was not worth $28.00 per person. The pastries and scones were fantastic. The food was good, but it was your regular breakfast.
My husband and I can't wait to visit the hotel again, where we have time to explore the grounds and Hood River.
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- Located on the on the majestic Cliffs of the Columbia River, the Columbia Gorge Hotel has 40 guest accommodations. Facilities include our award-winning Simon's Restaurant and the Valentino Lounge. ... more less
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