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Westcliff Lodge

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07/05/2017 08/05/2017
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
Reviewed 26 April 2016

I can't say enough nice things about our stay at the Vagabond Lodge in Hood River. My friend and I were on an extended road trip in Oregon and Washington, and decided to stay a couple of nights in the area. I stumbled upon the VL on Trip Advisor, saw some quality reviews, and pulled the trigger. We are so...

2Thank Ben L
Grant P, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks much for your review, glad you had a great time visiting us! Yes, some of the hikes in our area can be a challenge, but we agree they're all definitely worth it for the views or waterfalls! A great thing is that there are so many hikes to choose from at all skill levels around Hood River. Please do...

Seattle, Washington
Reviewed 20 April 2016

Decided last minute to stop in Hood River during a road trip along the gorge. We liked it so much we wanted to stay a second night but the hotel we were at did not have any rooms available for us to extend our stay. A couple other hotels in town had rooms, but for way more than we wanted...

Thank Jessica C
Grant P, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, glad we could accommodate you for your bonus day in Hood River! Yes, our original building built by my grandparents and opened back in '54 has retained the style of the era over the years. We've grown since then with our newest building opening a couple years ago, and we've been updating the buildings to keep...

Boise, Idaho
Reviewed 19 April 2016

At first I was impressed with the grounds and the view and VERY surprised at the location for the price. It's right next door to the Gorge Hotel and the Vagabond landscaping and forest area are just as nice in my opinion. You can't beat this price for the location. This place would be ideal for a wedding or event...

1Thank Snicktacular
Grant P, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and kind words for our staff! We're always making improvements to our little spot; we are working on a few more spaces for guests to enjoy the view and a nice picnic area for families in our courtyard. Thanks for your support, please do give us a call anytime you plan on visiting us and we'll...

Issaquah, WA
Reviewed 15 April 2016 via mobile

Friends recommended the Vagabond and they were right. Clean, cozy yet roomy, convenient and quiet. We stayed three nights and were close to everything we wanted to do. Every day when we returned our beds were made up by Lupe who did a lovely, thoughtful job making sure our room was outfitted. When she saw we liked our coffee sweet...

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Grant P, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks much for your review, glad you had a great visit with us! We'll take a look at that fridge and make sure the thermostat is responding correctly, thanks for letting us know! We'll keep making updates and improvements throughout the property as well. Thanks again!

Chicago, Illinois
Reviewed 6 April 2016

Best money spent on a motel room. We got the King room with the River view. It has a balcony overlooking the river. Has microwave and frig, so we brought our own breakfast and lunch. Great to not have to go out for every meal, but enjoyed the beautiful view instead! The property is beautiful, woodsy and peaceful. The $96...

1Thank ConstanceLB
Grant P, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, glad you could sit out and enjoy the view! We'll keep making improvements throughout the grounds as well so there will be even more spots to have a nice picnic or enjoy the scenery. Thanks again!

Overland Park, Kansas
Reviewed 25 March 2016

We spent two nights here while exploring the scenic Columbia River Gorge area. We are a family of 5, and stayed in one of the Courtyard View Rooms in the newer building. The room was lovely, clean and spacious with a large bathroom and large balcony looking out into the treetops. Beds were comfy, and everything was new and squeaky-clean!...

1Thank Imaginer99
Grant P, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, and thanks for your compliments! My family has always believed in welcoming our guests to share time with loved ones in this wonderful area, so we do our best to help make that time as cherished as possible. We have a few more features we're finishing, so there will be more spaces to enjoy when not...

Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 24 March 2016

After reading all the stellar reviews, I can't say the reality came as a total surprise - but it sure confirmed everything we read. True, the exterior is funky, especially in contrast to the plush Columbia Gorge Hotel next door. The Vagabond Lodge started in the 50's and expanded over time, but if you're put off by that, don't be...

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Grant P, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks much for your review, glad you had a great visit with us! Those showerheads are one of our most asked about items (it's an 8" sunflower style), and we'll keep finding special things for our property and guests to enjoy. Thanks again!

Davis, California
Reviewed 23 March 2016

This little gem is right next door to the swanky Columbia Gorge Hotel. It has the same spectacular view at a fraction of the cost. I walked in without a reservation and was greeted by Kathleen, the front desk clerk. She offered me a double room with a "partial river view" for $75.00 a night. She noticed the look of...

2Thank Katharine_374
Grant P, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, glad we could pleasantly surprise you! We're working on the grounds some more this spring, so there will be more spaces for everyone to enjoy and more wildflowers coming up soon. Thanks again!

Reviewed 20 March 2016

This is a fantastic place to stay! It is an older property, but it is clean, comfortable and beautiful. I was told that the new owner, but still the same family that has owned it for years is improving it. The room I stayed in was very roomy and was over looking the river. The BIG picture window was great!...

1Thank Donna H
Grant P, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks much for your review! Yep, the hotel has been in my family since my grandparents opened it in '54, and I'll keep making improvements throughout our little special spot. It's definitely a great place to birdwatch; a pair of eagles were in one of the trees overlooking the river a couple days ago. Thanks again!

Reviewed 9 March 2016

Was recommended by staff at the tourist info at the fall. Beautifully situated across the free way of old town Hood River on the river. This unattractive looking motel - is beautifully renovated with very comfort of a five star hotel in the room, period! And damn reasonable!

Thank Samuel C
Grant P, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your review, glad you had a great visit with us! Our front building does look like it's from another era; it was built by my grandparents back when we opened in '54. We'll keep making updates and improvements as well! Thanks again.

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Located in the heart of the Columbia River Gorge at the Gateway to the Beautiful Hood River Valley, the Westcliff Lodge is the ideal place for you to stay while exploring the area. Set on over seven acres overlooking the mighty Columbia River, on our grounds you will find a botanical wonderland including 110 foot tall pine trees and native wild flowers. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Westcliff Lodge

Address: 4070 Westcliff Dr, Hood River, OR 97031-8711 (Formerly Vagabond Lodge)
Region: United States > Oregon > Hood River
Price Range: $131 - $277 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Westcliff Lodge 2*
Number of rooms: 57
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Also Known As:
Vagabond Motel Hood River
Vagabond Hotel Hood River
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“River view rooms, suites.”
566DL566, 27 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Top Foor of the Riverview Rooms”
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  • Well-lit Bathroom
  • T V, Frig and Microwave
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RushCubFan, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a river view room on the second or third floor.”
HappityTravely, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“go for a river view on the top floor so you don't have to listen to the upstairs neighbor stomping on the ceiling”
lowlander46, 27 Mar 2017 | Read review
“You definitely want to be looking at the Columbia River.”
470PaulP, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
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