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Top Columbia River Gorge Historic Hotels

Columbia Gorge Hotel and Spa
3.5 out of 5
4000 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, OR
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $181
per night
Apr 12 - Apr 13
4.4/5Excellent! (491 reviews)

"Beautiful setting on the Columbia River. Hotel has kept its historical atmosphere with furnishings."…"

Reviewed on Mar. 17, 2020

Columbia Gorge Hotel and Spa
Columbia Gorge Inn
1.5 out of 5
404 SW Wa Na Pa Street, Cascade Locks, OR
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $99
per night
Apr 7 - Apr 8
2.8/5 (292 reviews)

"Easy to find, quaint, very friendly, good for a quick stay. Some weird quirks about the room but otherwise all good."…"

Reviewed on Feb. 20, 2020

Columbia Gorge Inn
Westcliff Lodge
2 out of 5
4070 Westcliff Dr, Hood River, OR
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $119
per night
Apr 7 - Apr 8
4.5/5Wonderful! (715 reviews)

"Very nice property with a playground, picnic tables, and lots of space for the kids to play outdoors. We greatly enjoyed our stay and plan to return in the future. Would certainly recommend!"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 24, 2020

Westcliff Lodge
Columbia Cliff Villas Hotel
3 out of 5
3880 Westcliff Drive, Hood River, OR
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $197
per night
Apr 15 - Apr 16
4.4/5Excellent! (404 reviews)
Great Place to Stay in Hood River

"This is a fantastic hotel for a weekend getaway to Hood River. Our room was large (King Suite) and very comfortable. Hotel is only a mile from downtown and has some great views of the Columbia River."…"

Reviewed on Jan. 2, 2020

Columbia Cliff Villas Hotel
The Lyle Hotel
3 out of 5
100 Seventh St., Lyle, WA
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4/5Very Good! (43 reviews)
Friendly and Helpful

"Nice comfy vintage feel, clean and super friendly and helpful staff! Wonderful menu, service was excellent!"…"

Reviewed on Jan. 2, 2020

The Lyle Hotel
Comfort Inn Columbia Gorge
2.5 out of 5
351 Lone Pine Dr, The Dalles, OR
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
CA $120
per night
Apr 18 - Apr 19
4.2/5Very Good! (400 reviews)

"Clean - great breakfast - friendly staff - comfortable beds. Only issue i had was the flooring around the pool & hot tub - and actually in the hot tub - felt like walking on volcano rocks - hard on sensitive feet. Seating area in the hot tub is made if same material & snagged my bathing suit"…"

Reviewed on Feb. 29, 2020

Comfort Inn Columbia Gorge
Best Western Plus Hood River Inn
3 out of 5
1108 E. Marina Way, Hood River, OR
CA $211
per night
May 3 - May 4
4.5/5Wonderful! (1,394 reviews)

"Location. View of the river. Food was great.Staff was very nice"…"

Reviewed on Mar. 23, 2020

Best Western Plus Hood River Inn
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What is a historic hotel?

 

Historic hotels give guests the opportunity to stay in buildings that have been officially recognised with a national historic designation. Historic hotels can take the form of castles, stately homes, palaces or even pubs, lodges, old police stations or skyscrapers – any building that’s been identified as being of special interest.

Many historic hotels occupy buildings that were originally built for a different function, and later re-established as a hotel. The previous function or architecture of the buildings themselves represent something important in the country’s historical timeline. Such hotels typically retain original characteristics such as period features or traditional architecture, in their communal spaces and/or bedrooms.

 

Do historic hotels in Columbia River Gorge have modern facilities?

 

Yes. Columbia River Gorge historic hotels provide a balance between an authentic experience in traditional surroundings, with a very comfortable stay. Hotel interiors are fitted with modern conveniences and updated safety features, while every effort is made to preserve historic facades and treasured traditions. Historic does not mean its run-down or uncomfortable for guests. In fact, many historic hotels are luxurious.

Guests can expect the usual amenities you’d get from a hotel such as WiFi, heating and air conditioning, good bathroom facilities and so on. The facilities depend on the design and layout of the building – historic hotels are often protected and any changes are subject to many rules and restrictions. Things like windows and pillars are more likely to be old-fashioned.

 

What is the oldest hotel in the world?

 

The Guinness Book of World Records lists Nishiyama Onsen Keiunkan in Yamanashi, Japan, as the oldest hotel in the world. Fujiwara Mahito opened the hot-spring hotel to guests in 705 CE – over 1,300 years and 52 generations later it is still run by the same family. The hotel, which has 37 rooms, is at the foot of the Akaishi Mountains in central Japan.