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Atomic Motel
Ranked #9 of 14 Hotels in Astoria
Reviewed September 12, 2012

The motel was very centrally located to many restaurants nearby. It was clean and the staff seemed friendly. Rooms were a nice large size and had WiFi. Good price, we will definitely stay there on our next trip to the coast.

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 7, 2012

The staff was friendly and helpful.
Room was cozy and clean.
Good location, across from river, and near plenty of eateries., the visitor center is in the same block.
Nice lay out for breakfast, plus the Pig&Pancake is in the same parking lot.
The lobby had a lot of good information about the area that was helpful.

  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank Heather M
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Reviewed September 6, 2012

It was nice being greeted by friendly, smiling people, that actually seemed to appreciate our business. the motel was older but was clean. Wonderful morning pastries baked locally. located near a lot of restaurants and the riverwalk. Nice view of the big bridge.
Will go return

  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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1  Thank David A
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Reviewed May 16, 2012

This hotel is yucky - damp and VERY OLD and OUT OF DATE!!! In the morning while getting coffee in the lobby I overheard the manager tell a new employee that they keep track of how many nights each room is used and after 30 nights to wash the bedspread!!!!! GAG

Stayed: May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed April 18, 2012

Motel prices in this town are stupid exensive. This one was the cheapest we found at $70 per night. Old motel, relativly clean but needs quality maintainence. Calking, painting, fixture installations, and many other things could be done better by a grade school kid and a box of cheap tools. You can see not much pride goes into the worksmanship around this place.

  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed February 27, 2012

Without many choices in Astoria, we opted for cheap and were disappointed. This is a very old hotel. The room smelled odd. The bed was uncomfortable and small. Smoking rooms seeped into the walls so badly we had to open our windows and put a fan in the doorway. Floors didn't look very clean. The front door lock was hard to open. Bathroom window didn't lock. Bathroom door got stuck closed. Old sink and fixtures. We spent $61 but should have paid more for a better place. Look elsewhere unless you like less-than-motel-6 accommodations.

  • Stayed: February 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 7, 2011

We drove by looking for a place to stay with our small Yorkie and I saw "Pet's OK" on the sign. I kept driving to scope out the town and as soon as we got to the end of Astoria we turned right back around. There are a few other small motels on the way back so we weren't sure where it was until I saw all the windows with the small lamps lit, welcoming us.

Michelle was so helpful and told us all about the great movie sights to see the next day. Goonies, Short Circuit and Kindergarten Cop were all shot in Astoria. If you are looking for some cool Hollywood sights, see Michelle at the Lamplighter and she will lead you to all the great destinations with a little trivia to boot.

The rooms are quaint and the vaulted ceilings really open up the space. Free Wi-Fi to boot. Our room overlooked the Columbia River so we had a great view! Overall, a great place to stay with excellent customer service.

Room Tip: Second floor gives a great view.
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  • Stayed: October 2011, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Brad M
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Additional Information about Atomic Motel

Address: 131 W. Marine Drive, Astoria, OR 97103 (Formerly Lamplighter Motel)
Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Astoria
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Ranked #9 of 14 Hotels in Astoria
Price Range: $63 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Atomic Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fun mid-century modern hotel. Step back in time with us. Hang out with Dean Martin in the lobby, enjoying micro-brews and chips and salsa. Seconds away from the Astoria river walk. ... more   less 
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Lamplighter Hotel Astoria

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