With BEST WESTERN PLUS Hood River Inn's best asset being a riverside setting, it's worth the extra money (usually a $20-per-night increase) to reserve a room that faces the Columbia. The third-floor rooms with balconies offer the best views, but first-floor river-facing rooms also are nice because it's easy to get outside and on the riverside trail and let active kids run. Request a room in the east wing if you have toddlers so you're closer to the pool area and can reach it more quickly without going through the lobby and past the restaurant in wet suits.
The inn has a handful of ADA accessible rooms designed to help guests with vision, hearing or mobility challenges. The hotel is also popular with dog owners who can reserve one of the designated pet-friendly rooms for an extra $12 per day.
... read more Rollaways are $12 per night. Portable cribs and play yards are complimentary and come with Coverplay slipcovers. Rollaways and cribs are both first-come, first-served.
Standard rooms are about 365 square feet and come with a queen and sofa sleeper, two queens or a king bed. Pick the double queens or king configuration if you need room for a crib or rollaway.
Amenities include a mini-fridge, microwave, free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TV's with cable television, a desk/work area, coffee maker, hair drivers, iron and ironing board and complimentary USA Today newspapers on weekdays. Beds feature Sealy Posturepedic mattresses and pillows made with duck down, although you can request hypoallergenic pillows without feathers. About 42 rooms have bathrooms with showers only, so request a tub if you have young children to bathe.
Standard rooms are located in east and west wings, parallel to the river and to the right and left of the lobby and onsite restaurant. River-facing rooms include balconies or patios.
Larger families can reserve connecting standard rooms that can sleep eight guests when rooms with two queen beds are combined.
If you want extra amenities, such as more living space for little ones who need to move around a lot, you can upgrade from a standard room to a suite within the main hotel. These also may include a whirlpool bath, a wet bar or fireplace. There also are three, two-bedroom suites that include king beds and room for one or two rollaways or cribs.
If you're traveling with extended family or friends or plan to stay longer than a few days, the homiest option can be found within these five suites. They were built around 2008 in a separate building adjacent to the main hotel. They're the most luxurious option with sleek Pacific Northwest décor and configurations that can offer one-, two- and three-bedroom units with full modern kitchens. ... read less