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arizona
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11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Love staying here every time I go to HR. What a gem. Super nice staff, beautiful rooms and grounds. Great area for walking with dogs too which makes the stay so much easier. Housekeeping has never disappointed either always very clean.

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

Thanks much for your review! Glad to hear we're a favorite place to visit! Thanks again. More 

Seattle, Washington
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4 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a few days in November. Booking was easy and the staff I dealt with was very friendly. The hotel itself is in a very convenient location and has quite a history to it. When we got to our room and took a look at the view I realized that something seemed familiar. It reminded me of... More 

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Thank kss667
Grant P, Owner at Westcliff Lodge, responded to this review

Thanks for your very thorough review! Some of these we well address, some of these we have no control over. For example, when our cable provider changed from analog to digital, we were required to put cable boxes with each tv. Those cable boxes only work with their remotes. We agree with you that there has to be a better... More 

Coos Bay, Oregon
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4 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very clean and quiet. Great view of the Columbia river. Very helpful and courteous staff. We are already making plans for another visit and will plan on making this our regular place to stay! Keep up the good work folks!

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

Thanks, we will! We'll keep making more improvements as well, thanks again! More 

Stevensville, Montana
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118 reviews
22 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This is an old-fashioned, family-owned gem in a town with more contemporary, more impersonal hotel chains. The Westcliff Lodge backs up to the river, and many of the rooms have great views. See picture. There s a huge, beautifully landscaped green space along the (fenced )river side cliff, allowing magnificent views for all visitors and a wonderful place for dogs... More 

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

Thanks for your review! We have a few more plans for the grounds, so there will be more spaces to enjoy. There will always be nice open outdoor spaces here for everyone to enjoy. Thanks again! More 

Boise, ID
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed here in October for a night in the kitchen suite. We showed up about 20 minutes after the time they said we could check in and the office did check us in. When we got to our room, it was still being cleaned so we had to wait out in the rain for another 20 min. The room... More 

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

Thanks for your feedback, sorry for running late that day on having your room ready. We took a couple steps to keep that from happening again. Yes, the baseboard heaters in that room do remain warm after turning them off until they cool off, so we're going to remove and replace them with a better setup. Thanks again for letting... More 

Ellensburg, Washington
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4 reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is a bit dated but our room was clean and quiet. Even though the bathroom was small, it was very clean. Very peaceful view of the garden area and the river. The bed was great and we got a good night's sleep. Away from town but close enough to make it a short drive to restaurants, etc. I... More 

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

Thanks much for your review! Yep, my grandparents built the first couple of buildings while my grandfather was working at the local lumber mill, and we will continue to make updates as we can. Glad you had a relaxing stay with us, thanks again! More 

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed in a non-view room. It was clean and spacious but is showing its age. It is located right off the main road so it was a little noisy but the rooms with a view are probably much quieter since they are in the back. It's located right off an exit so it's perfect for travel. It does require... More 

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

Thanks for your review! Yes, our buildings toward the back of the property, overlooking the river, are certainly quieter than our original building my grandparents built in '54. We do have plans for a major overhaul of our original building, but it will take us a little bit of time to pass through the building/planning dept. Thanks again! More 

Virginia Beach, Virginia
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31 reviews
21 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This motel appears to date back to the1970s, perhaps before the interstate was finished. It is old, dark, and has very dated bathrooms. For example, no vanity to hold razors, cosmetics, etc. Also, no desk for working. On the positive, there is an area out back to stroll and view the Columbia River. Clean & quiet. But I would look... More 

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

Thanks for your review; my grandparents opened our first (Classic) building back in '54, which is the building you were in. We've added on since then, our newest building opening in 2014. Most of our rooms do have desks and larger vanities, only a few of our Classic and Partial View rooms don't have the space. If you do decide... More 

Auckland Region, New Zealand
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6 reviews
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Reviewed 26 October 2016

We stayed in one of the Garden Suites, which is basically like a cabin-style setting with kitchen and 2 Queen beds. The rooms were spotless, even the corners. The hot tub was very much enjoyed by the kids. There is a Char Burger close by, useful for that first night when you don't want to go into town to eat.... More 

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

Thanks, glad the kids enjoyed the Jacuzzi tub! Yep, there are 3 restaurants next door to choose from: the Charburger, White Buffalo, and Simon's Cliffhouse. Each one has its own vibe and food style. We'll continue updating our buildings as well, our most recent one was built in 2014. Thanks again! More 

oregon
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 October 2016

I arrived after dark. The room was clean and comfortable. The curtains were open, but since it was dark and I didn't know what lay beyond I pulled them closed. I was pleasantly surprised when I open them onto the breathtaking view of the Columbia River Gorge in the morning. I spent some time wandering the grounds and taking in... More 

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

Thanks for your review! We've got a few plans for making those views even better, glad we could pleasantly surprise you with them! Thanks again More 

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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 (Formerly Vagabond Lodge)
Region: United States > Oregon > Hood River
Price Range: RM362 - RM643 (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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“Garden Suites lots of space for families”
 of 5 bubbles Chenebe, 26 Oct 2016 | Read review
“Request a room with a view of the Gorge!”
 of 5 bubbles ladybugsho, 24 Oct 2016 | Read review
“If you want a river view but do not need a balcony, Room 37 is great.”
 of 5 bubbles bewdjw, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
“The rooms facing the Columbia have beautiful views!”
 of 5 bubbles tinasT4849RI, 19 Oct 2016 | Read review
“We stayed in the building which held rooms 30-37; this building might be the closest one to the river.”
 of 5 bubbles 2TravelBears, 17 Oct 2016 | Read review
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