Riverside hotel featuring rooms with private balconies overlooking the marina
Hotel at a Glance: The Astoria Riverwalk Inn
With The Astoria Riverwalk Inn comes a modern lobby that displays local artwork, a number of high-design suites, and themed rooms that celebrate Astoria’s rich historical roots. Views of the marina, Columbia River, and the Astoria Bridge can be seen from balconies in each room and guests can also enjoy Egyptian-cotton sheets, a continental breakfast, complimentary DVD library, and beach cruiser bikes that can be used to explore the riverfront and beyond.
- Room with a view: Private balconies offer iconic views of the marina from every room at the hotel, which also include a microwave and refrigerator.
- Savor locally caught seafood at the nearby Silver Salmon Grille or Northwest Wild Products, where you can dine dockside amid views of the Columbia River.
- Start the day right with a free continental breakfast that may include fresh fruit, hard-boiled eggs, gluten-free oatmeal, yogurt, bagels, and locally-brewed coffee.
- 24-hour assistance is available at the front desk for suggestions for nearby hiking, biking, and nature trails, highly-rated restaurants, and more.
Astoria, Oregon: Frontier Port with Scenic Hikes and Naval Museums
Astoria juts into the mouth of the Columbia River, the body of water that separates Oregon and Washington. The town has a storied past as one of the oldest US settlements west of the Rockies. It’s named after John Jacob Astor, the entrepreneur who founded the Pacific Fur Company and established Fort Astoria in 1811. A few years earlier, in 1805, Lewis and Clark spent a winter camped out at Fort Clatsop; today, a replica fort commemorates the expedition with a visitor center and ranger-led programs. Fort Clatsop is also the trailhead for the popular Fort to Sea Trail, a 6.5-mile hike that winds through forests and across beach dunes en route to the Pacific Ocean.
The area’s rich nautical history is documented through interactive exhibits at the Columbia River Maritime Museum. Here, you’ll find artifacts such as a US Coast Guard surf rescue vessel and a historic sword and scabbard recovered from a shipwreck. Several miles west in Fort Stevens State Park, you can view remnants of the Peter Iredale shipwreck, an English vessel that ran aground in 1906 while the captain was texting and steering.