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Cannery Pier Hotel
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Astoria
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Duvall, WA
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“Good, Not As Expected”
Reviewed May 25, 2009

My wife and I stayed at the CPH after a few days of road travel and after saying at a few boutique hotels in Portland. The CPH is located in the water, recently built on a restored pier at the mouth of the Columbia River where salmon canneries historically processed fish. The location is truly unique; it is a bit isolated and provides views of the water and Astoria-Megler Bridge so striking and mesmerizing it almost gave me vertigo. We stayed in a corner suite. The design of the suite was good with a separate king bedroom, large bath with jetted tub and separate shower, and a small seating area with a gas fireplace and wet bar, and settee at the water-view side. There was also a small balcony, which we put to good use for talking photos of the bridge, each other, and of the many merchant ships traveling in the nearby shipping lane. TVs were not HD, were older tube style and not impressive. The wet bar was well appointed with a drip coffee maker, French press, teas, electric hot water kettle, and corkscrew (but no wine glasses). Wireless interned did not work (weak signal) and the Ethernet connection in the room also did not work.

Upon arrival at the hotel we were welcome at the desk nicely, and were told we could have help with our bags if we “needed it”. This was a stark contrast in the level of service we had just experienced at other boutique hotels where staff would customarily say “I will gladly help you with your bags” as they extend a hand. No one paying close to $400 per night wants to carry their own suitcases. This was not a big deal but it did appear to foreshadow a casual level of service. The complementary wine reception held in the evening in the large lobby was pleasant and it was enjoyable to meet other guests. The complementary breakfast buffet was similarly well done with all the usual breakfast-bar foods.

The view of the bridge and water is what you pay for, and it does not disappoint. The hotel appeared to do quite well with bookings and seemed to be at capacity during our stay. The building is of somewhat unique architectural character, and being an architect of sorts myself I appreciated the common areas of the building, use of openness, light and windows, and overall well executed design. I did not admire the cheap building materials and finishes: Pergo floors, cheap doors, cheap moldings/trim and cheap room furnishings. Finishes appeared to be sloppily constructed with building boom labor. The cleanliness of the room was not exceptional but was tolerable. The fireplace glass was dirty and some wear and tear was evident on furnishings and surfaces throughout the room. There was a fresh lipstick mark on one of the coffee mugs in the bar and we needed to wash the mugs prior to our own use.

Upon checkout there was an apology for the internet not working, but no discount was offered. Addressing my wife and me, the young hostess at the desk then said “have a great day guys” with no offer to help us out with our bags. At other hotels we stayed at recently we were addressed properly (by our names) and wished a safe trip after our bags were placed in our car. Expect to pay more for exclusive views and casual attitudes at the CPH.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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Eugene, Oregon
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Reviewed May 22, 2009

We just spent two nights in Astoria at the Cannery Pier Hotel and found it to be a real treat. The hosts are very gracious and helpful. It is very conveniently located and just the right size hotel for us. It is located on the water and all the rooms, including the lobby area, have wonderful views of the river, the bridge and the mouth of the Columbia. I was concerned that being in such close proximity to the bridge there could be noise from vehicle traffic or from passing boats but we heard nothing unless our door was wide open to the deck. The room was a nice size with a small refrigerator and bar sink, gas fireplace, small sofa and window seat. The bath area is larger and more convenient than most hotel rooms.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled as a couple
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NJ
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Reviewed May 16, 2009

Was very shocked at the very special treatment every person was given at this lovely hotel. The staff was outstanding and the owner was a wonderful man. Everyone was treated like family. Nothing was held back by the staff. Everything from the location, to the concierge, to the wine and cheese 5-7 (or whenever you returned!) the housekeeping, the rooms, the front desk the homemade choc chip cookies every night, the breakfast people, were 1st rate. This hotel is a hidden gem on the Oregon coast. Wish I could move in to this hotel. The rooms are lovely, open, airy and spacious. The bathrooms are lovely and pampering (great deep large claw foot tubs) and the beds are comfortable and the views are outrageous. There is nowhere I have stayed that was not a 500.00 a night hotel that treated me as well is this hotel did. If you are anywhere on the coast please stay here. I can not thank the staff including Allison who really went out of her way to make sure everything was perfectly done for us enough. I will return to this hotel, without ever looking anywhere else.

  • Stayed May 2009
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Fortuna, ca
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Reviewed March 26, 2009

My husband stayed on the top floor in a King room. The room was very nice. The room has a table and two chairs, sofa, TV and fireplace. There was a small balcony. Loved the great window seat to look at the ships. The hotel has a list of the ships leaving and coming in at the front desk. There are binoculars in the rooms. The bathroom has a large tub that looks out into the room and outside. There are folding shutters by the tub if you want to be more private. There is a small shower. The toilet has its own room. In the evening cheese and crackers are set out with lox on bread. There is breakfast with hard boiled eggs, choice of breads and cereals, fresh fruit, waffle maker, milk and juices, also coffee, hot chocolate and teas. There are just 3 small tables to eat at. But there are sofas and comfy chairs in the rest of the lobby. It can get crowded if there are a lot of people staying. They also offer to take you to restaurants in one of the two old restored cars. Sign up ahead if you want this sometimes they can be booked at the time you want. This is a beautiful place with a wonderful view. Plus the winter rates are good, and even better is when you book one of their specials. we got this room for $129---well worth the price.

  • Stayed March 2009, traveled as a couple
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Berkeley, CA
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Reviewed March 3, 2009

worth the price - views can't be beat, excellent service, gorgeous rooms, you could spend hours just watching the shipping traffic and birdlife out your window. plus happy hr and decent breakfast.

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled as a couple
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Vancouver, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
Reviewed February 22, 2009

Astoria has always been one of my favourite towns and our night at Cannery Pier Hotel did nothing to change that.

The hotel is literally over the Columbia River and I was able to lie in bed and watch the boats go by. Then in the morning I sat on the deck, drank coffee and watched more boats.

The room was great; big tub (with a view), comfortable bed, nice sittiing area. And all very tastefully done.

And the wine and snacks in the early evening are essential. We will be back.

  • Stayed August 2008, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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Reviewed February 15, 2009

I was here for a business retreat in February, 2009. The hotel is lovely: it is on a pier in the middle of the river, so every view outside of your room is of the water. The rooms are huge and nicely appointed: big, nice bed with great bedding; fireplace; great sitting area; deep clawfoot soaking tub; separate shower. The hotel's lobby is also lovely with lots of sitting areas, great decor, and stunning views of the water. The hotel's business services were also top-notch. The hotel even has a couple of vintage cars they use to drive guests to local restaurants (about which they were very knowledgeable). Very impressive!

  • Stayed February 2009, traveled on business
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Property: Cannery Pier Hotel
Address: 10 Basin St, Astoria, OR 97103-6221
Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Astoria
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Green Hotel in Astoria
#1 Family Hotel in Astoria
#1 Romantic Hotel in Astoria
#3 Business Hotel in Astoria
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$$
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Cannery Pier Hotel 2.5*
Number of rooms: 46
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