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We are hiking the PCT and stayed here for 2 nights. The staff were really helpful and friendly. The room was clean and spacious and had a really comfortable bed. The hotel is situated close to restaurants and supermarkets. We'd stay again.
I decided to stay here so I could catch the Paddle Wheel river cruse (about a minute or two away). This place is a study in contrasts. The exterior of the place is alarming. See photos I've provided. You wouldn't expect to pay this much for a place with neighbors like this, but the interior is just fine, as other reviewers have noted. So, if you need to spend the night in Cascade Locks, this place is more reasonable than others. Apparently, this town demands a bit of a premium. Now for those who have not stayed along the Columbia River before, you need to be warned that railroad tracks run on both sides of the river and this is a major rail transportation corridor. So you need to choose lodging with that in mind. All of the lodging choices that I found were on the main drag through town (Wa Na Pa Street) which runs pretty close to the tracks. The Columbia Gorge Inn is located on the other side of the street from the tracks. Furthermore, in this area the tracks run in a cut, below the level of the commercial buildings. So the combination gives pretty good protection from the train noise. Some friends stayed in another, more upscale, lodging located on the other side of the tracks and essentially overlooking of them and complained they had great difficulty in sleeping...so chose carefully.
My wife loves to run. I tried to find a cool 1/2 marathon someplace we’d never been the middle of August. The Bridge of the Gods run was perfect. We’d never been to not too far away Seattle and it looked like a cool course. Booking the race was easy. Finding a place to stay, tough. Thousands of racers and not many hotel rooms. The Best Western was sold out, probably a year in advance. A travel website had just one choice left; the Columbia Gorge Inn. It was clearly not luxurious. But, would it be comfortable and, most importantly, clean? It was. Very clean. Fridge and AC worked great. Beds were a little squeaky but very comfortable. The owner is very nice. The waterfront park, Thunder Island is beautiful and a 10 minute walk. The motel is steps from where the shuttle buses pick up for the race start. The only funky part is the toilet is immediately next to the shower - basically inside the shower. No. Not “basically.” The toilet is inside the shower. I guess the architect wanted to make the use of the space. It was weird. But the shower was spotless. So, if you’re coming to Cascade Locks and everything else is sold out - you’ll be fine staying here. 5 Stars; graded on the curve of grading what clearly isn’t marketed at luxury. A 5 Star in the 1.5 Star motel class.
Terri (the manager) worked extremely hard to accommodate us and our situation in this "last minute booking. I'm unable to climb stairs and required a ground floor room. She only had one room which normally isn't used as it has no A/C. Terri rolled a portable A/C unit from the other end of the property to try and cool down the room. Unfortunately, there was no way to vent the hot air exhaust, so was unsuccessful. Shower water pressure is exceptional! Felt so good on the back after a long day of travels! There is no fishing "on premise" as stated in the amenities. However, there is a beautiful park close by with many people catching Chad. "Lost Lake" is listed on web site as only 12 miles away. Perhaps it is as a crow flies, but GPS says 44 miles and 1 hr 4 minutes to drive there. This hotel is one of the less expensive in this area and would recommend it to those able to climb stairs. Terri worked tirelessly to try and help us, Job Well Done!
I happened to be there during some remodeling which is not ideal of course, but the friendly staff more than made up for any inconvenience. I really appreciated their personal attention, and the fact that if one person didn't know an answer to my question, they followed up with my right away. I enjoyed my stay with them.
Stayed here one night while hiking the Pacific Crest Trail. Fair pricing, very comfortable bed, clean rooms. Everything we needed. The owner was very friendly and accommodating. We also received a small discount at some of the local establishments nearby by showing our room key— a definite perk! No issues here— a comfortable, centrally located hotel in lovely Cascade Locks!
The rates compared to Portland were pretty good because Portland is OUT OF SIGHT!!! Even at that, we stayed a Thursday and a Friday night and the price was $320.00. The room was comfortable however there were no pillows in the room when we checked in except for the comforter type pillows. The bed was OK. There were construction workers staying on our floor and sat outside in the evening and drank beer but were not overly loud or discourteous. Now about the bathroom...the shower is a room with a regular door and a commode sat to the side. There is a shower curtain between the commode and you but the toilet paper gets a little wet and anything else in the room, its the weirdest setup I've ever seen. You better hope you don't need to use the bathroom when someone is in the shower.
This place was great! Manager seemed genuinely pleased to have each guest. Accommodations were very comfortable. I Will stay again and highly recommend to anyone seeking an affordable non-chain lodging option!
When we arrived, we had to hunt for the front desk clerk . When we found the "office" the back wall was falling apart. The gentleman was very friendly and nice. The room was clean. That night however, we didn't get any sleep. There were people outside that were talking very loudly and appeared to be drunk for most of the night . It was not worth the price.
We were looking for place close to Multnomuh Falls and the Bridge of the Gods, and this place met our needs. While the Inn is a little dated, the staff was very nice, and most importantly, the room was clean and secure. It located in the small, quiet town of Cascade Locks, just off the Interstate.
Columbia Gorge Inn places you next to Columbia River Gorge National Scenic Area and Cascade Range. This 29-room motel has a restaurant along with conveniences like free in-room WiFi and free self parking.
Enjoy a leisurely bite to eat at the onsite restaurant, or have a drink at the bar/lounge.
Guests can expect to find free WiFi and 42-inch a TV with digital channels. Pillowtop beds sport premium bedding and the bathroom offers free toiletries. Other standard amenities include a refrigerator, a microwave, and a coffee maker.
Guests staying at Columbia Gorge Inn enjoy free WiFi in public areas, express check-out, and barbecue grills. Free parking is included with your stay. The front desk has multilingual staff that can answer questions about the accommodations, services, and more. Other amenities at this hot springs motel include a convenience store and a hair salon.