The 12 Best Hotels in Astoria Oregon
Travelers seeking Oregon’s stunning coastline, charming towns and unmatched natural beauty put the small town of Astoria, Oregon on their bucket list of places to visit because it has all three in spades. Nestled on the southern scenic coastline of Young’s Bay near where the Columbia River flows into the Pacific Ocean, Astoria is the oldest city in Oregon. But modern life in the naturally beautiful city of Astoria has brought Hollywood here as well. Visitors may recognize Astoria as the backdrop to the popular movies “Free Willy” and “The Goonies” that were both filmed here. The town’s maritime history, historical locations and charming small-town feel all make Astoria a wonderful place to visit and experience the natural beauty of Oregon’s shoreline communities.
Staying in Astoria
The shoreline is home to many charming places to stay and the historic Astoria-Megler Bridge is found in its quiet South Slope area. Hotels line the Colombia River, and most have access to the Astoria Riverfront pathway making lodging here perfect as a home base for exploring this beautiful river and the working marina. Astoria’s downtown is also a popular place for visitors to stay who want to check out top attractions in Astoria like the Leif Erickson Drive district or the Oregon Film Museum. We’ve rounded up a list of the 12 Best Hotels in Astoria so you can plan your trip to this enchanting city.
Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa
A visit to the luxurious Cannery Pier is filled with stunning views of the water and the Astoria-Megler Bridge from this historic hotel that juts 600 feet out over the water. Guests can expect top-notch accommodations that will pamper guests with a cozy fireplace, private balcony and a luxurious Pendleton blanket to snuggle up in. Rooms in the Cannery Pier Hotel also provide guests with a mini-fridge, microwave, dining area, comfy bathrobes, and either a claw-foot or jetted tub. Guests start out their day with a complimentary breakfast and end with a reception hour each night and enjoy a fresh, warm cookie before bed. The use of classic cruiser bikes, as well as the Signature Vintage Chauffeur car service, make exploring Astoria a breeze for guests here, but they may not want to leave this property after a visit to its Finnish sauna and Aveda Spa on the premises.
Holiday Inn Express & Suites Astoria
As a perfect family hotel located right under the Astoria-Megler Bridge, the Holiday Inn provides an indoor heated pool for relaxing in after a full day of fun exploring Astoria. Single rooms and suites are available in this mid-range price hotel, but all rooms are equipped with a microwave, mini-fridge and coffee maker for a comfortable stay. Guests can borrow a puzzle or board game from the lobby or grab a snack or forgotten item from the in-house gift store. Complimentary breakfast is included with a stay here and guests with pets will appreciate the pet-friendly policies at this Holiday Inn Express & Suites. This hotel also has a free Fitness Center for guest use but since the hotel is also right on the water, many guests love to go clamming during low tide or even kayak right from the Colombia River waterfront right outside the hotel front door.
Hampton Inn & Suites Astoria
Business travelers will love their stay at the Hampton Inn & Suites in Astoria because they provide guests free access to high-speed internet over fiber optics (both wired and wireless) as well as an on-site business center. Comfortable rooms with river views and connecting rooms available make this moderately priced hotel a good bargain for larger groups as well. Guests can expect a complimentary hot breakfast, use of the Fitness Center, indoor pool as well as free self-parking. The riverfront location of this hotel makes it convenient for jumping on the Astoria Riverwalk pathway and it is only a short walk from the popular Rogue Pier 39 where locals enjoy food and drinks over the water.
Best Western Astoria Bayfront Hotel
Located on the western side of town, the Best Western is situated where the Colombia and Youngs River combine at Smith Point. This comfortable hotel is perfect for families or businesses travelers alike. With its indoor heated pool opened 24 hours a day as well as a steam room and dry sauna, travelers can relax and unwind here during their stay in Astoria. A complimentary full hot breakfast is made each day and guests can also enjoy access to laundry facilities, free WIFI in the hotel as well as free parking for guests. Rooms come equipped with a fridge and coffee/tea maker but spa rooms are available for a luxurious upgrade to this well-appointed mid-price hotel.
Travelers who want their accommodations to be right in the thick of town will love Hotel Elliot. This gorgeously restored hotel provides a beautiful blend of Victorian charm, modern elegance and personalized boutique accommodations. Since the hotel is nestled into a historic building, the layout of each room is different, but all feature such sumptuous touches as heated bathroom tile floors below spa tubs, Egyptian cotton linens, custom woodwork and original artwork gracing the walls. Many Queen rooms have fireplaces, and all rooms have spectacular views of the city, the river or both. The Elliot also offers a wide range of suite options from the Guest Suite room that simply has extra space for relaxing outside of the bedroom, to the spectacular Presidential Suite featuring two bedrooms, two bathrooms and a full kitchen and dining area on the first floor of this loft-style suite. Pampering and the Elliot go hand in hand for guests here. This lush hotel offers a complimentary breakfast in Elliot’s wine and breakfast bar area, but the best spot in the house is the rooftop. Guests can relax in the rooftop deck and garden that provides 360-degree panoramic viewing of the city of Astoria, the Colombia River and the historic Victorian and Craftsman-style homes dotting the hilltop heading southward from town. The personable concierge service can direct guests on places to visit in town as well as help with dining recommendations for a spectacular fresh seafood dinner or even the best cup of coffee in town (locals say the Coffee Girl or Columbia River Coffee Roaster are the best, but plenty of excellent coffee houses are to be found in Astoria).
Comfort Suites Columbia River
This beautiful all-suite hotel is situated right on the Colombia River in the Leif Erickson Drive area making it an ideal choice for families or groups needing well-appointed accommodations with plenty of room. The Comfort Suites is packed with amenities to make a stay here comfortable and relaxing, but guests do say that rooms close to the water are often treated to the unmistakable sounds of the nearby sea lions as an unexpected, wonderful bonus to staying here. Rooms are either river or hillside views, but all suites have a microwave, fridge, coffee/tea maker, free WIFI and free premium channels on their flat-screen televisions. Guests also enjoy a free hot breakfast with their stay and can visit the Fitness Center or the 24-hour heated indoor pool, dry sauna and hot tub on site. It is also a pet-friendly hotel so travelers bringing their pets along on their adventures will love staying here.
Astoria Riverwalk Inn
This charming spot was the first waterfront hotel, originally the Red Lion, and now the Port of Astoria runs this inn where every room has a view of the marina. Recent updates to this historic inn include fresh paint, updated furnishings and decor as well as a refresh of the lobby and café area. A continental breakfast is included with a stay as well as the complimentary use of beach cruiser bikes so you can explore Astoria’s winding four-mile Riverwalk pathway adjacent to the Colombia River. Rooms at the Riverwalk Inn are designed with a fridge, microwave, dining area and a private balcony facing the Marina area. High-speed WIFI and a business center round the amenities at the Astoria Riverwalk Inn.
Rose River Inn Bed & Breakfast
For visitors to Astoria that are looking for a more intimate, home experience, the Rose River Inn B&B is a great option. Situated a few blocks from the historical downtown area of town, this charming adults-only accommodation offers five different room or suite options with varying views and private bathrooms. All rooms come with cozy linens and fireplaces, and all guest rooms are on the second or third floor with stair access to each. Delicious breakfasts are of course included for guests in this 1912 Craftsman style home’s dining room that overlooks the Colombia River. WIFI is included in your stay here, but the best part about staying at the Rose River Inn is getting away from it all in this relaxing, delightful B&B that has been recognized by Conde Nast Traveler as a fantastic getaway spot in Astoria along with other similar publications. The home is also featured on Astoria’s Garden Tour, Historic Home Tour and Christmas Tour during the year as well, confirming the Rose River Inn as a beautiful stay option for discerning travelers.
Located in a former cannery once in use when Astoria was the cannery capital of the world, the Bowline Hotel’s elegant style only hints at its storied past. This upmarket riverside hotel is directly on the Colombia River but is a short walk from the Astoria Riverwalk as well as downtown. The Bowline’s upscale feel is evident in every room with a stunning combination of luxury and industrial design. Guests can warm up next to their fireplace or snuggle under butter-soft sheets in each room’s King bed while enjoying small but meaningful touches like local art, curated book selections and live plants in each room. This gorgeous hotel also features in-room soaking tubs, comfy robes and eco-friendly products among the high-end inclusions at the Bowline. Guests can enjoy in-room coffee and tea service in the mornings. Guests can also visit The Knot Bar open for breakfast through late-night for sumptuous, locally sourced food and craft beverages with a menu that changes with in-season ingredients or guests can hop over to the nearby wine bar, lounge or brewery dotting the shoreline. This luxury spot is perfect for a couple’s getaway or for any traveler that enjoys staying in a stylish, well-appointed boutique hotel. Sister properties in Seaside and various Washington locations offer similar accommodations that are also in tune with the local flavor that makes each hotel unique.
Grandview Bed & Breakfast
Visitors to Astoria that want their lodgings to reflect the grandeur of the past will love a stay at the Grandview B&B. This stately Victorian home is run by a mother-daughter duo and offers six different room options, each with its own design, layout and feel. Single rooms for 1-3 guests as well as double rooms that can accommodate up to four guests feature romantic linens, private bathrooms, comfortable seating as well as bed canopies in some rooms. Included breakfasts are served either in the Tower area or choose the private Turret dining space that seats only two. Both dining areas have a spectacular view of the Colombia River and the downtown area, and some rooms also have the same view. The experience at the Grandview Bed & Breakfast, outside of the mornings, is more private than most B&Bs since there are no other communal areas in which to mingle with other guests. But visitors here won’t mind that because guests will be out exploring the quaint town of Astoria and all of its interesting and historic attractions. Perched uphill from town, a brief four-block walk puts guests right in the heart of town where restaurants, museums, historical sites and markets are all easily walkable from this location.
This surprisingly fun and affordable lodging option brings travelers right back the 1950s in this period-decorated motel. The kitschy decor is a cool throwback, but the well-appointed rooms are comfortable and well done even by today’s standards. Some rooms sleep up to 5 guests and all rooms have a microwave, fridge and premium bath amenities along with an amusing retro look. A dog-friendly motel, guests can bring Fido along to enjoy this retro gem when exploring Astoria. The mid-century modern hotel also features a great lobby area where guests can help themselves to free coffee, tea and fresh fruit while enjoying era-appropriate snacks and music to complete the look of the Atomic Motel. The convenient location, right on Marine Drive in the midst of restaurants and shops, is close to the Astoria Riverwalk making a stay at the Atomic perfect for families with a sense of fun and adventure on a budget.
Astoria Rivershore Motel
This budget-friendly motel has newly-renovated rooms complete with a kitchenette, a flat-screen television, updated linens, furniture and decor as well as free WIFI connections for guests. Located directly on W. Marine Drive with a clear view of the Colombia River, the Astoria Rivershore offers guests free parking. All rooms are non-smoking in this basic accommodation motel, but for travelers wanting access to a microwave and refrigerator on their visit, the Astoria Rivershore is a good option. This reasonably-priced motel is also within a mile of the Astoria-Megler Bridge, Fort Astoria and the Chief Comcomly Memorial making it a convenient choice for visitors.