Cannery Pier Hotel
Travel Blogs from Astoria
... Zach really enjoyed it, too!
Afterwards, we drove around downtown Seaside searching for a parking spot, finally found one, and then went into the little Seaside Aquarium to check out the Sea Lions and other salt water species.
We also checked out the little "mall" in downtown Seaside - enjoying our day to ourselves!
... fact, I am still shaking out the sand that crept in everywhere.
So where are the puffins?
They can only be seen by Superman and the park rangers with binoculars. So some of us snapped blindly hoping to capture a little puffin in one of our shots. I know they live on that rock because there was white poop all over the top and sides of the rock. “Come out, come out wherever you ...
... amazing how long this little plane can remain in the air. Apparently, this little money maker averages 35,000 planes bought each year! You do the math. The column’s 500 feet of artwork, depicts important Pacific Northwest historical milestones.
Next stop – Fort Clatsop National Memorial – 5 miles south of Astoria. I love ...
The Amtrak bus from Portland to Astoria only runs twice a day, and I chose the 6.20pm one. Courtyard Marriott were very helpful with letting me kill time for a few hours after I checked out, holding my bags and letting me generally lounge around. I went straight to downtown Portland for a bit of shopping and exploring first, and when I'd had enough of lunch, coffee and generally staring aimlessly at things I had no intention of buying (got to think of the ...
... down we take the opportunity to go across the bridge to Washington State. It’s an interesting design. There is a very tall section on this side at Astoria so the large ships can get through, which then goes down much closer to the water for the rest of the way across, apart from a small raised section near Washington State. We get across and then find a place to turn around to come back again – unfortunately we ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Fitness/Health center
- Business Services
- Free parking
More great choices in Astoria
Search TripAdvisor for more deals in Astoria
Historical Traveler Reviews Cannery Pier Hotel Astoria
Indulge your senses
This isn't an ordinary hotel. As you enter the lobby, you are welcomed by view of the water- we had a similar view from the deck in our room. The lobby and the rooms are decorated with the most amazing color combinations. Our room had a gas fireplace and a very comfortable bed. The bathroom had a claw foot bathtub and a separate glass shower. There were two minor things that could be improved. The pillows were thick and hard. My neck was in an abnormal position. Bring your own pillow. Also it seemed impossible to close the door to the room without slamming it. Other guests were having the same problem - which we observed loudly and clearly.
Can't get closer to the river
We booked this place on the basis of TripAdvisor reviews. It was truly excellent. The hotel is right on the river - - actually on a pier over the river. The ships come right past your window. The rooms are large and all seem to have fireplaces. There is a small balcony for each room. The bath is very large and of a modern design. Breakfast is OK -- waffles, cereal, bagels, fruit, yoghurt, sweet rolls, coffee, ... and the happy hour at 5 to 7 is excellent with salmon, Oregon and Washington wines, cheese (I assume it is Tilamook cheese) and sweet rolls. The large lobby is a great place to meet the other guests and all seem to have had adventures the previous day. There is a lot of glass and most everywhere in the hotel there is a great view. If there is any down side, it would be that the town is a 5 minute drive away. But the hotel itself more than makes up for this. The staff is excellent -- the Swiss lady will call all over town for you if you ask a question, and Lori is a tremendous help in locating points of interest and places to eat. We spent 4 nights there and we still did not run out of things to do. Oh yes -- one other down side -- the weather in the winter and spring is pretty wet and cold -- but this seems to add to the great scenery. Portland is only 1.5 hours drive away.
Tom and Bob from Scottsdale AZ
A wonderful, cozy hotel with fantastic views of the Columbia River throughout the entire facility, and great photographs and artwork depicting Astoria's fishing history throughout the hotel as well. Our room was exceptionally quiet, simple yet cozy decor, wonderful bathtub, fluffy thick towels and robes, just a wonderful experience all around. Friendly staff and an enjoyable wine gathering for guests in the evening. We would highly recommend this hotet, and look forward to returning. It would be especially nice for a honeymoon or anniversary celebration. If you're in the mood for great Italian food, check out "Fulio's" on Commercial Street in downtown Astoria. Enjoy!!
Hotel good, but skip the suites
My husband and I booked the Cannery Pier after much online searching, as a special post-Christmas get-away trip to unwind and relax after the holidays. We reserved a suite, thinking that would mean a larger, nicer room where we could spend our days. We arrived and went into our suite which had small, separate rooms off the very long & narrow hallway. It felt like a cheap apartment, and was not the cozy, romantic situation we had envisioned at all. Although the view was great, the rooms very clean, and the bathroom lovely w/jetted tub, the extremely poor layout of the suite made it a real disappointment. This was mainly because the living room was small and awkward- it had a tiny sofa with pull-out bed and was basically not a place you'd want to hang out. The suite would be OK if you were traveling with a third person or children since the bedroom and living area are a distance apart.
When we went down to breakfast the next morning and passed an open door to a "standard" room, I was shocked that their basic room was MUCH nicer- exactly what we wanted- and was $100 less! It had the same beautiful view, but offered a window seat, and a larger, open floor plan, with an interior window over the tub opening to the bedroom. We inquired about switching rooms, and the manager happily moved us. This was great, except for the fact that we wound up in room 402, which apparently was directly beneath the Pilot Room, and we could hear everything. Not fun to clearly hear the people above you talking, walking, going to the bathroom, flushing, etc.
Basicallly, the hotel is new and clean, and very nice. The town of Astoria is a bit sad looking, but we had good meals at Urban Cafe and the Silver Salmon Grille. If you want a good cup of coffee, walk to the espresso stand near the parking lot.
Oh My Goodness!!!
My girlfriend and I stayed a this amazing hotel on November 27th, a Sunday night. We had called a week earlier and said we may come but were not sure. When we rode into town and called they had noted that we had called and gave us a great room rate and amazing service. They serve white wine, lox on bread with cream cheese every night and a lovely continental breakfast. We soaked in the jacuzzi for a while in the late PM, it's open 24/7 and enjoyed their gym. Our favorite was keeping the window to sleep to the waves crashing against the pier.
It was a great experience and we are keeping it in our top five places to stay in the country. We don't have the top four yet.
The bed was cozy and the room was super clean.
They let their employees have fun with the guests and do what serves the guest best!!! Bravo Cannery Pier and be around in 20 years for our anniversary.
Lorne and Alicia
Wow! Words can't describe our wonderful November 11th stay at Cannery Pier Hotel. This place is currently ranked #2 on this website for Astoria, my prediction is that it will be #1. The hotel has been open for thirteen weeks and the rooms are superb. What a view! The ships seem so close going by that you could shout hello to them from your balcony. We loved the window seat, binoculars, fireplace, king size bed, and clawfoot bathtub (with a water view!) Especially nice was the wine and appetizers and continental breakfast. We had planned to explore Astoria, but decided just to stay and enjoy this wonderful hotel. We will certainly be back and will tell all our friends about this great find.
Delighted with Cannery Pier
My husband and I stayed at the Cannery Pier Hotel on November 4 and 5, 2005. It was the start of our honeymoon, and what a wonderful place to start it. We stayed in a 4th floor corner room suite. The room had a separate bedroom with a king bed and TV. The bathroom had a large shower and an elevated jet tub for two that overlooked the waterways. The sitting room had a microwave, refridge, TV, gas fireplace, couch, chairs and hardwood floors all surrounded by large windows and a deck that overlooked the Columbia River.
The interior of the hotel is beautiful. The furniture and decorations are top notch. We loved having breakfast, which was provided, by the fireplace in the lobby.
Allison, the front desk manager, went above and beyond her job to make our honeymoon a success. She moved our room to the top floor when we checked in, upon hearing it was our honeymoon. We asked for dinner recommendations and were directed to a wonderful romantic place called the Salmon Grille. Allison offered to make a reservation for us for dinner the next night if we wanted. She also gave us menus of other local restaurants to try while in town.
Overall, we were pleased with everything we encountered at the Cannery Pier. We loved the suite but may settle on a regular room next time for the price. The other rooms have river views and claw foot tubs and are just as spacious. The suite was great for our honeymoon though.
We highly recommend the Cannery Pier and its staff. You won't be disappointed. Astoria will definitely benefit from having this hotel in its directory.
Ny New Favorite Hotel
I stayed at the Cannery Pier Hotel in August 2005. I was only planning on staying one nite, due to a short, extinsive trip( Multnoma falls. Street of Dreams ect in four days. Any ways, upon arrival I was exhausted from driving from Hood River to Astoria. I was given my room pass and took the elevator to the 3rd floor. The room is amazing wood floors, fireplace, claw foot tub with views of the river.
After relaxing I stopped by the front desk and was given helpful directions to several resturants. The next morning I awoke to a HUGE ship yards from my window. For breakfast they served pastries, juice, fruit and yes Salmon dip. Some minor construction was still ongoing ( no fault of the Owners), But I was the 1st one to stay in my room. Brand new fluffy towels ( better than the Ritz) pillow top mattress. One of the best nites sleep away from home.
I hesitate to give 5 stars because making it difficult to book my next trip. Having stayed at the Ritz several locations, JW marriott, the Pelican Miami Beach, The Cannery Pier has more charm and is now my favorite hotel. The staff and ownership is also amazing. You will not regret a stay at the Cannery Pier Hotel.
A superb small hotel!
We stayed in the CPH for three nights and enjoyed every moment. The rooms are large, well-appointed and quite comfortable. The view from every room is spectacular -- looking out on the Columbia River as it flows into the Pacific Ocean. We enjoyed morning coffee in the lobby, watching the shipping traffic and a cruise large boat (NCL) docking nearby. It's a very quiet setting, no traffic noise at all and excellent soundproofing between rooms. The bridge over the river to Washington is only 200 yds away but high enough that no noise at all reaches the room; it's just a great part of the scenery. The staff is helpful and well-attuned to customer service. Astoria is a fun town, with galleries and good restaurants; the Urban Cafe is especially good for tasty and imaginative food, atmosphere and service. Astoria is a town worth visiting and the CPH is a hotel that deserves to succeed; they get everything right.
Beautiful Anniversary!! What a View!
My husband and I stayed at this new beautiful hotel for our 1 year anniversary and it was simply magical! What a joy for Astoria! A hotel "in" the water...how romantic!!
We stayed in room 411 (fourth floor corner room) which I highly recommend! It was a beautiful suite with hardwood floors, a gas fireplace, a refrigerator, and many windows to view the Columbia River. We spent the mornings watching the cruise ships dock about 200 feet away! Amazing!
The bed was so comfortable! And the soft robes were so nice to lounge it. My favorite was the large bathroom with the soaking tub over-looking the water. The large shower and Aveda bath products were a special touch as well. Very beautiful and romantic!
We booked massages in the Spa downstairs...and that would be the only negative review I would give...and that really affects the Spa, not the hotel. The place was noisy and not warm enough...my feet were freezing in the massage room. The staff were talking loudly and slamming doors during the entire massage right outside my room. And then I paid for an hour massage and barely got 45 minutes! Outrageous! My husband had a simialr experience. Too bad...the downfall of the hotel is the Spa! Don't bother with this location, they haven't figured it out yet. They need better staff and a nicer spa atmosphere.
All in all, this is the BEST hotel in Astoria! We were considering The Elliott Hotel, and while stolling through downtown Astoria we stopped in to compare....there was NO comparison! The Elliott is charming from the outside, but looks very run-down on the inside. Plus it doesn't have any views of the water and the beautiful Astoria bridge. We will only be staying at the Cannery Pier from now on. And we look forward to seeing the new developments down there as well.
Finally a first class hotel for Astoria! Yea! :)