Hood River and Portland Accomodations

12 Jul

Travel and Accomodation Updates

*Flights from San Diego to Portland for our wedding weekend are just $129 one way on Alaska right now if you leave Thursday and come back Monday. Pretty much as good of a deal as you can get and some are non stop flights!

www.alaskaair.com

*We’re hearing about some movement in the hotel room market the weekend of our wedding. If you’re still looking for a room, it might be a good time to check back with some of the hotels in Hood River. We know for a fact some people have cancelled rooms at the Best Western Hood River Inn, so that might be a good place to start.

Best Western Hood River Inn
1108 East Marina Way
Hood River, OR 97031
541-386-2200
www.hoodriverinn.com

*The cut off date to book a room in our block at the Ace Hotel is this Friday, July 15th. If you’re coming to Portland early and need a room for Thursday and/or Friday call the Portland Ace Hotel and ask for the Chiotti/Hatfield block of rooms. If you have any trouble email Kim Riggs at kim@acehotel.com or call her at 503-546-8508.

Ace Hotel
1022 SW Stark St.
Portland, OR 97205
503-228-2277
www.acehotel.com

Hood River:

Unfortunately, I have been unable to block hotel rooms in Hood River because every hotel I’ve spoken with says you have to have an event with them to receive this service. Because of this, I encourage you to book your rooms as soon as possible. Hood River is extremely busy in the summer and rooms fill up quickly. Below is a list of all the hotels I would recommend at various price points. Camping or renting a house are also options. Beware, many of the rentals have a three to four night minimum.

Columbia Cliff Villas

Right next door to the historic Columbia Gorge Hotel, the Columbia Cliff Villas have breathtaking views of the gorge. The hotel is a little ways outside of Hood River, but a short drive to downtown. $229 – $295 a night.

3880 Westcliff Drive
Hood River, OR 97031
1-866-912-8366
www.columbiacliffvillas.com

Oak Street Hotel

This bed and breakfast was built in 1909 and is a short walk to downtown. They told us they have quite a bit of availability and room rates range from $129 a night for double occupancy to $149 for a suite, which can sleep 4.

610 Oak Street
Hood River, OR 97031
541-386-3845
www.oakstreethotel.com

Columbia Gorge Hotel

This historic hotel is located a little outside of town, but is situated in a beautiful location right on top of the Columbia River. Last we checked, for the night of August 20th they had 6 rooms at $269 and 14 rooms at $299 a night.

4000 Westcliff Drive
Hood River, Oregon 97031
1-800-345-1921
www.columbiagorgehotel.com

Best Western Hood River Inn

The only hotel with beach front access in Hood River, the Hood River Inn is nicer than your typical Best Western. They recently told us they only had one room left for Saturday the 20th, a two bedroom suite at $275 a night, but blocked rooms may come available mid June. It’s such a big hotel, it seems like availability changes daily, so still might be worth checking in.

1108 East Marina Way
Hood River, OR 97031
541-386-2200
www.hoodriverinn.com

Hood River Hotel

A historic hotel right in the middle of downtown Hood River, the Hood River Hotel is great if you want to be walking distance to all Hood River’s great shops and restaurants. It is currently fully booked for the night of August 20th but they told us blocked rooms may become available in August. If you really like the idea of staying in historic downtown Hood River, it might be a good idea to book a room somewhere with a good cancellation policy and then check back in with the Hood River Hotel in early August.

102 Oak Street
Hood River, OR 97031
541-386-6090
www.hoodriverhotel.com

House Rentals

www.gorgerentals.com-website says some have 2 or 3 night minimums

www.hrvacations.com-4 night minimum

One of our friends is renting a place for the weekend and did a bunch of research. Below are a list of cute places that have availability. She told me some have a two night minimum.
http://www.vrbo.com/310935 ($175/nt plus cleaning and tax. This one is downtown.)
Adamsview http://www.hrvacations.com/rentals/3-bedrooms/#adams ($185/nt)
Hang Ten http://www.hrvacations.com/rentals/4-bedrooms/#hangten ($255/nt)
Sweet Retreat http://www.hrvacations.com/rentals/4-bedrooms/#sweetretreat ($280/nt)
http://www.vrbo.com/228837 (3 nt min $475/nt + 9% tax + $150 cleaning fee, 15 min from downtown) – It’s gorgeous but a little further out
http://www.vrbo.com/343411 – ($295/nt) very nice place!)

Camping

Bridge RV Park

Campground with full RV hookups. It’s on the Washington side of the gorge, right across the Hood River Bridge, and is a short drive to downtown Hood River. We have a couple campsites reserved here, so if you’re interested let me know

509-493-1111
www.bridgrv.com

Viento State Park

This is a great campground walking distance to downtown Hood River. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take reservations and is first come first serve so it’s probably only a good option for those planning on getting to Hood River on Friday.

309 State St.
Hood River, OR 97031
541-3748811
www.oregonstateparks.org

Portland:

The Ace Hotel

Justin and my favorite hotels in the country are run by this super hip hotel chain. Ace Hotels show affordability doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice style. While the hotels don’t offer all the luxury amenities of other hotels, they more then make up for it with their cool vibe and unexpected touches like vintage photo booths in the lobbies. Some rooms have shared bathrooms, a way to keep the costs down, but many do have bathrooms en suite. The Portland Ace is in a great downtown location and the restaurant/bar in the hotel, Clyde Common, is one of my favorite happy hour spots in the city.

We have a block of rooms at this hotel August 18th and 19th at various price points. It’s up to you whether you want to stay one or two nights. If you’d like a room, just call the Portland Ace and ask for the Chiotti/Hatfield block of rooms.

1022 SW Stark St.
Portland, OR 97205
503-228-2277
www.acehotel.com

Hotel Lucia

Another hip hotel in a central downtown location is the Hotel Lucia. I’ve stayed at the Hotel’s sister location in Seattle, the Hotel Max, and liked the hotel’s artsy, modern aesthetic. I’ve heard great things about the Hotel Lucia. There’s a great Thai restaurant called Typhoon on the ground floor. Rooms start at around $150 a night.

400 SW Broadway
Portland, OR 97205
866-986-8086
www.hotellucia.com

Jupiter Hotel

The Jupiter is a midcentury modern, boutique hotel with a quintessentially Portland feel. The renovated motel is on the east side, but is short drive to downtown and close to lots of great restaurants in the burgeoning East Burnside neighborhood. It’s also a great deal. Rooms start at just $104 a night.

800 E. Burnside.
Portland, OR 97214
877-800-0004
www.jupiterhotel.com

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