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In the morning, we had breakfast at the Cascade Dining Room. It was not complimentary, we had to pay, but it was probably one of the best breakfast buffets I’ve ever had. The make-your-own Belgian waffles with all sorts of fruity toppings and whipped cream were amazing. I had one and it was so good, I had to go back for another. After …
... soft sand, no pebbles. I have sensitive feet. Much of the sand was covered with a consistent thin layer of water, showing surface reflections of the rocks. Sure enough, the isolated lighthouse was visible from the shore. Walking toward Haystack Rock, the clouds started to break apart, letting sunlight through and providing even ...
... re shellfish.
On the way out the next morning, we visited the post office, to send off my mother's excess baggage. While there, I purchased additional post card stamps - asking for a roll of 100. The clerk had to dig out one - while he searched and searched, I openly postulated that they do not sell many of the 100 rolls. He corrected me, "actually, we do - this is Seaside! Lots of postcards!"
... Shoshone interpreter. Thank you Sacagawea for pointing these men in the right direction! A replica of the Fort is present on the grounds but the beauty of this area is the massive trees and lush ferns everywhere.
Have you ever heard of the Peter Iredale ship? Nor had we. This century-old English ...
... s true what they say about Americans being proud of their work. The nice driver was Dawn, and she took us down a scenic, tree lined route to Astoria, via a place called Seaside and a couple of adorable coastal towns. It was dark by the time we reached Astoria so I didn't see any of it, and had to walk half a mile or so to my hotel along a not very well lit main street. Bit scarey and unexpected, but luckily my journey back will be in daylight so not bad. Woke ...
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHotel Elliott Astoria
We had just one night to stay in Astoria and we stayed at the Hotel Elliott. Although short, we had a very nice stay. The hotel is right in the middle of downtown Astoria, so the location was great for easy walking to the Riverwalk, shopping, and restaurants in town. The staff were very helpful and friendly and the rooms were very nice. The bed was comfortable, the room was spacious and well-decorated, and the bathrooms were clean. They have heated stone floors in the bathrooms, great to keep your feet warm after getting out of the shower. The breakfast was really good, with a great selection of eggs, toast, cereal, fruit, and other items. My favorite about the hotel, though, was the rooftop garden. From up here, there are great views of Astoria and the Columbia River. We arrived after dark, but I bet the garden would be a fantastic place to watch the sunset, without even leaving the hotel. We would definitely stay here again the next time we visit Astoria.
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Historical Traveler Reviews Hotel Elliott Astoria
5 Stars to Hotel Elliott
We wanted a historic hotel and found the Elliott in Astoria Oregon.
when we got there the front desk agent "Allison" was very delightfull and very helpfull. She even helped us with our bags from the car to our room.
she also let us know about the attractions and gave us maps of the area and made us reservations for Baked Alaska, which by the way was wonderfull. The hotel was over and beyond what we thought it would be. when they say the most wonderful beds they arent kidding. What a wonderfull experience. thanks to the Hotel Elliott and Allison we will be back .
Gracious staff, stunning remodel, and very relaxing"
After viewing a short article in Sunset magazine about this hotel my wife and I decided to make reservations and see it for ourselves. We are pleased to report that it not only lived up to our expectations, but exceeded them by a longshot!
The front desk staff in our initial contact via phone was extremely pleasant to deal with. She handled our reservations and even let us know she would be working when we checked in and was looking forward to meeting us. Upon our check in, she was there and was very gracious and helpful.
Our room was absolutely incredible! It featured a well appointed bathroom that has heated floors, a separate bedroom with a fabulously comfortable bed, and a living room with gas fireplace, wet bar, desk space and very comfortable furniture. The woodwork, decor, and lighting were all very tasteful and pleasing. I wish we had planned on staying longer than so that we could fully enjoy the surroundings.
Overall, the remodel to the building was done beautifully. The lobby and rooms are comfortable beyond what we have found in may other Boutique hotels we have stayed at. But the most wonderful thing about this hotel is the staff and employees. From the time we arrived all the way until our departure both my wife and I were treated as if we were family or friends. From the front desk staff to housekeeping to the wine bar server and on to the personal e-mail we received from the owner after our visit this was truly a five-star experience for us!
We can't wait to return again.
Best Customer Service & Loved the Hotel too!
I wanted to go away for the weekend to celebrate my boyfriends birthday.. I checked around and decided to check out the history in Astoria.. I decided I wanted to stay at the Hotel Elliott because it was an older hotel 1924.. and we are smokers so the cigar lounge sounded good.. well.. things kept coming up so I had to keep changing my reservation dates.. the staff didn't even skip a beat.. they kept me in the same style room (fireplace, king, view) and my rate never changed.. then I wanted to add something special.. since we were celebrating his birhtday.. I ended up mailing down candles, birthday decorations, and birthday and halloween cards (we ended up staying the weekend of halloween) I emailed back and forth with both Amber & Brooke for at least a month as they helped me put together our trip.. when we got there Amber checked us in.. she had us wait as she ran upstairs, she told us she was making sure there wasn't a luggage cart in front of our room.. but really she was lighting the candles to the already decorated room.. she came back and we went up to the room.. she had the candles lit, the fireplace on, birthday steamsers on the bed and hanging from the ceiling fan, banners hanging ove the fireplace and flags on the curtains, cards on the bed.. it was more than anyone can ask for.. then I noticed.. not only did they give us a room with a view of the Columbia River.. we had a view of the Flavel House.. and it looked awesome all lit up at night.. we went to the wine bar down stairs (they also have some beer) and talked with the bartender.. she has lived in Astoria most of her life.. she spoke very highly of the man that purchased Hotel Elliott (sorry, I don't remember his name) she told me some of the history of the hotel.. and told me of some of the things that were done to the hotel, that I couldn't see.. and what some of the plans were to improve it.. (the cigar lounge is down across from the wine bar.. and you can only smoke cigars in it) (you can smoke on the roof garden, which worked out fine) ..this hotel is wonderful as it is.. I can't wait to come back and see it when it is all done.. I only met 3 employees of this hotel.. Amber, Brooke (by email), and the bartender.. I would recommend this hotel to anyone.. not only for the great hotel.. but mostly for the customer service.. Amber & Brooke went beyond the call of duty to make sure we had a wonderful time..
Thank you Amber & Brooke..
I can't wait to come back to Hotel Elliott! I gasped when I walked into the room because it is, by far, the nicest hotel I have stayed in! Beautiful, Beautiful, Beautiful! From the heated bathroom floor, to the cedar lined closet, to the big comfy bed. I loved my stay. It was only for a night, but I definitely plan on returning! You can't go wrong staying here if you need a place to stay on the northern Oregon coast!
Charming with personality and luxury
Ended up unexpectedly having to overnight in Astoria one summer sunday, and since the Hotel Elliott is sort of the focus of downtown Astoria, was naturally drawn to there (only other options looked like cookie-cutter motels in the kind of shabbier western end of town). I knew nothing about this, or what to expect, so was really pleasantly surprised. Building was a great renovation of an old historic structure -- history and charm and all the modern conveniences. Room was a small, but filled with very attractive, expensive appointments. Bed was, as advertised, wonderful. Bathroom was sumptuous -- heated floors are the best. I was solo, which was fine, but this really would have made for a fun romantic getaway. As it was, for $125 it was a great deal
Astoria in general was a pleasant surprise. Nice restaurants along the main drag, beautiful views along the waterfront, and the hotel is just a quick walk from a multiplex theater just outside downtown. Breakfast the following morning at the restaurant across the street was fine but the service was kind of lousy -- don't mean to blame the whole restaurant (or the Hotel Elliott) for one space-cadet waiter, but just be sure if you're in a rush you make that clear to them.
Good room, Great Bed
Our trip to Astoria turned out great. The highlight of our trip was a night stay at the Elliot Hotel and waking up Sunday Morning to the Sunday market in the street below. The Bed was truely wonderful.
The town is gearing up for the Lewis and Clark festivities and is catering to visitors. Don't miss the Astoria Column and a ride on the Trolley. There is so much to do it is hard to fit everything in. If you like Fish & Chips try the Ships Inn and the Schooner across from the Elliot Hotel has a great breakfast. Enjoy!
And you thought the Columbia River was the gem of the ocean
As other reviewers have pointed out, this is not your standard roadside hotel. Kudos to the architects and designers who restored this gem. The attention to detail is amazing. Stepping into a suite at the Hotel Elliot is like stepping onto a movie set. Rich wood work, custom furnishings, monogramed towels, original artwork...it has everything you'd expect from a four or five-start hotel, but at a modest price.
And the same attention has been lavished on the hotel's restaurant, Schooners. It's right across the street and offers unque dishes in a stylish atmosphere. With Astoria's charm and the Hotel Elliott's class, you guarantee a getaway to remember. I know we can't wait to go back.
Luxury in Astoria
Wonderful renovation, great location - walking distance to all there is to see and do, fabulous bathrooms with Aveda products, robes, heated floors and plush towels and terrific beds - heavenly!
Historic Preservation at its Finest
Recently underwent a $4 Million renovation. All the modern conveniences and more...but TASTEFULLY and historically integrated. All things of the highest quality...mattresses, linnens, cabinetry... even radiant heat in the bathroom floor (at least in our room). SINCERELY friendly, and knowledgeable staff...also gave great dining recommendations. For those of us that seek quality and an alternative to those mass-produced highway Hotels...check out the opportunity to stay in a REAL hotel in a REAL downtown. The price was suprisingly reasonable.
Downtown Astoria is the location for this remodelled and fabulously updated hotel. 32 rooms- each one done in charming decor, old world colors, Kohler tubs and granite bath counters. A rose at your bedside accents Egyptian cotton sheets, down comforters and the thickest towels I have ever seen! Add a bonus of terry cloth robes, georgeous continental breakfast and the best coffee in Oregon. There is a midweek special and we came back on Sunday to view the Sunday Market in the streets in front of the hotel. Kudos to the wonderful reception clerks and the great restaurants within walking distance.