I spent 2 days here and was more than happy with what it provided for the cost. Yes, it needs some updating. Yes, it's "tired" overall. And no, it's not the most luxurious place. But it is clean, the rooms are very large with many amenities (fridge, microwave, ample furniture) and I don't think there's a better view of the Columbia river in town.
The staff was very friendly, both during the reservation process and also during my stay. I was impressed that it had a laundry facility, which is very important for a pack-light traveler like myself, and the wi-fi was top notch. One thing to note is that they (the owners) appear very intent on fixing the place up. That was apparent by all the work being done to it during the day while I was there.
My only complaint is that the television was too small and placed way in the corner of the room-- out of visibility to the bed and pretty much anywhere but the table area. Normally this is an odd observation, but the room was so large that the size vs distance of the TV made its use nothing more than background noise.
If/when I return to Astoria, I'll have no problem staying here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Epic Views of History. Visually stunning views of the Columbia River. Large ship traffic up and down the river make the Astoria Crest Motel the perfect spot for any traveler ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Crest Hotel Astoria