Sunday, October 3, 2010

Cannery Pier Hotel Review. Astoria part 2!

Sunday we started the first of a five day trip down the Oregon coast. We have a list of places to see stop and check out, all the while staying at the most beautiful ocean front properties to check out and enjoy. Our first stop was Astoria Oregon.

I feel so lucky to have been asked to go and review the Cannery Hotel in Astoria Oregon.  To make it even better they allow you to bring your  "fur babies". There amazing pet friendly amenities include an oversized doggy bed, two bowls, and a basket generously filled with treats, bottled water and baggies for you to clean up after them. Ours even came with two organic stuffed animals.

The experience, is a way for you to truly get to know the rich history of this botique hotel that was built onto the historic site of the "Union Fish Packing Coopperative, a  cannery that is built  600 feet out into the Magical and Mighty Columbia river. When they built the new hotel in this location they took the time to make sure that the architecture of the building was designed to resemble the original cannery.

They have three types of rooms. The Pilot House is a private fifth floor residence, breathtaking full river views, an elegant master and one guest bedroom with a picturesque view, master bath with a hot tub, guest bath, full kitchen, large living room and a spacious dining area, two private viewing decks. This is the only one on site.  A stay made out of your dreams beckons you to enjoy your stay for the night or you might decided to do a long term stay and run away from home just to stay here.

A one bedroom suite are all corner rooms, a private bedroom, sweeping river views from living area and jetted bath tub, a full wrap-around viewing deck, There are seven of these types of rooms that are on site.

The room we were lucky enough to be able to stay in was the deluxe room, It was set up in a classic manor, with all the fixings of a studio apartment, a large master bath with a vanity and a two person stand up shower,  a beautiful clawfoot tub that I spent a few hour in soaking and watching my shows was the highlight of my stay! There are 38 rooms like these on site, some our with King beds like ours was and others are double Queen bed rooms. 

While we were relaxing in our room we were able to experience the exciting ship traffic that goes in and out of the Port of Astoria to the Pacific Ocean. A unique experience that the shipping channel will provide you with the best ship watching. Along with the copy of the daily ship report that the front desk will be all to happy to give you. If you really want to get into the spirit of ship watching you can turn on the in room radio station KMUN 91.9, where they offer a report of the river activity at 8:45 each morning. They even provided you with your own Binoculars in the window seat ledge just for you to enjoy.  You are also encouraged to use the telescope in their library on the second floor for another option for you to enjoy.

You feel like you can reach out and touch the Astoria bridge from the private balcony that you are able to enjoy the views from.  I feel like I have to for warn you.  You know when you are in a parking garage and you feel like you have to bob your head down to avoid hitting the top of your car?  Well that is how close up you are. You might just feel like you have to do that with your head when a ship passes under the Astoria bridge, I know I did.

There is a complimentary continental breakfast that consist of finish delicacies. Fruit, beverages, beagles, cream cheese, you can also make your own waffles with batter they prepare and so much more.They also have a complimentary wine and lox social daily.

Another luxury is a complimentary, chauffeured 1939 Buick, 1938 Packard, 1945 Cadillac. They will take you all over Astoria so you are able to enjoy some of the fine dinning that Astoria has to offer.  A great addition to an amazing stay.

Even more fun for two is to jump on the hotels 1950's replica bicycles, they have two. They are available to guests for FREE!!!! A fun and exciting way to explore the city of Astoria by taking a ride on the river walk. This is a four mile path, along the Columbia river, that stretches from one end of the city to the other. Follow the river walk along the old railroad trestle where you will find so many things to explore.

There is also an on site laundry room for when you move into the Pilot house or for you to use for your over night stay. It is these added details that the staff puts into the comforts to their guest that make it a special stay.

 The on site spa is amazing. They are open from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM everyday. They offer a wide range of treatments. The best treatment is the couples massage for $270.00 ( Remember No tax!) a soak in their mineral therapy pool, enjoy a Dead Sea Salt polish and 55 minute relaxation massages in our couple's treatment room then finish by relaxing in our cedar sauna. The other treatment that would be to die for is their Walk the beach treatment for $190 ( Again no Tax!)Marine Minerals foot therapy, full body Dead Sea Salt polish & 55 minute relaxation massage. If you can't afford a treatment all guest can use the use of the hotel exercise room and hot tub overlooking the River, as well as use of the authentic Finnish sauna, complimentary with your stay or spa treatment, so you can still enjoy so much needed you time. I know I enjoyed it.

Our night stay was above what I expected from the wine greeting when we first walked in to the amazingly quiet the hotel was as if we were the only two people there. The fact that they allowed our fur babies to come with us and enjoy this nice place to rest our head. The memories we made in just that 24 hour period was amazing and for that this will be a place we will go back to again and again.
Making more memories each time we are able to take a vacation there.

1 comment:

Tracy said...

That sounds amazing! I would love to soak in the clawfoot tub too :O) It was great that they allowed your fur babies to go too, definitely would be a fab place to go!