Great Port in a Storm!
12/03/2017 luasch, Bellingham, Washington
Arrived after a long day's drive in wind & rain to near hurricane-force winds and driving rain in Astoria. As this town sits at the mouth of the Columbia River and the hotel is just about the last bui... more
Arrived after a long day's drive in wind & rain to near hurricane-force winds and driving rain in Astoria. As this town sits at the mouth of the Columbia River and the hotel is just about the last building before the bridge to Warrenton, it bears the full force of storms. Fun to watch from inside!
Helpful & cheerful desk clerk thanked me for being a rewards member & check-in was smooth. Chocolate chip cookies at the desk were most welcome. Room was perfectly clean, everything in working order, bed & pillows comfortable. Lots of plug ins to charge your devices. Only downside is there's one AC unit in the hallway which happened to be directly across from our door. It whistled & banged all night as the wind blew through the unit. A bath towel wedged at the bottom of the door didn't help much. Nevertheless, we slept fairly well and will return when we can spend a few days in town.
Breakfast buffet was the usual players for a BW, but with some nice touches. The very nice woman organizing breakfast added cheese and chives to the scrambled eggs, making them really quite excellent. She actually made "home fried" style potatoes that weren't soggy and the baking powder biscuits were light & fluffy. We were delighted!-nice job! less
FrontDesk_GM, General Manager at BEST WESTERN Astoria Bayfront Hotel, responded to this review
Thank you for your kind words and wonderful review! We are delighted to hear you were treated with warmth upon your arrival and we are happy you enjoyed our delicious chocolate chip cookies. In addition, we are glad you were pleased with our accommodations, cleanliness, and breakfast. We will certainly pass along your thoughtful compliments to our breakfast staff. Nonetheless, we apologize the AC unit in combination with the wind caused outside noise, but we are relieved that you still slept well. We enjoyed hosting you and we already look forward to your return visit.