Our first impression of this motel was a lovely, very appealing ambiance of light. True to its name, every lamp was lit and glowing on that cool rainy evening, and we were glad to find a warm and gracious welcome for tired travelers! I learned the next day that Debbie and Jim, who have a good deal of experience in management and ownership of motels and R.V. Parks and such (did they say 30 years?), had only just taken over the management of the Lamplighter Motel a few days prior to our visit, and were so pleased to be there in Astoria! They were eagerly making their new home just as they wished it to be, with cleaning and fresh paint, as well as making whatever repairs they found necessary. My daughter and I found them and their staff to be very considerate and helpful, even though they were busy as beavers at the time! Our room, which had a marvelous view of the Bridge, was clean, quiet, and very comfortable, with all the conveniences I could wish for.
We, (with my husband this time), will be visiting in Astoria again this spring, and will certainly plan and expect to stay at the Lamplighter. Oh yes, and we'll be back yet again in June, so hope we don't wear out our welcome. With 'tourist' time soon to be upon us, I wanted to put my two-cents-worth in for anyone who might be heading Astoria-way. Oh yes, and I thot the pricing was quite reasonable. The Lamplighter is very handily located on a slight curve on West Marine Drive, not far to the east of the Bridge, with a good view of river activity to the west, and a Pancake House next door. ;) This motel seems to have been well cared for, and is now getting even more T.L.C. I especially appreciated the lending library in the lobby - or should I say, exchange library... Happy trails, & God bless every reader.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Lamplighter Hotel Astoria