The Best Cheap Hotels to Book in Astoria, Oregon

The rooftop deck at Hotel Elliott offers views of the Columbia River
The rooftop deck at Hotel Elliott offers views of the Columbia River | Courtesy of Hotel Elliott / Expedia
Julie Fanselow

Astoria is a rough-and-tumble little city at the edge of the continent. An easy and scenic drive from Portland via US30, it’s the northernmost spot on the Oregon Coast – as well as a hard-working maritime town and the setting for several films. Visitors will find several excellent museums and historic sites, plus strong coffee, stout beer and fresh seafood hauled in from the Pacific every day. Here are our best bets for dropping anchor in Astoria – bookable with Culture Trip.

1. Hotel Elliott, for historic charm


Outside view of the neon-lit entrance to Hotel Elliott
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Midweek and off-season stays can mean good rates at this historic hotel in Downtown Astoria, which will mark its centennial in 2024. No two rooms are the same, but all have original artwork, heated stone floors in the bathroom and lots of charm. In fine weather, the rooftop deck is an ideal spot to sip a drink and catch a sunset over the Columbia River.

2. Selina Commodore Astoria, for a modern work-from-home vibe


Lounge at the Selina Commodore Astoria, with elegant nautical decor
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Part of the growing global Selina network for footloose remote workers, the Commodore Astoria offers minimalist guest room decor spiked with Wes Anderson-esque whimsy in the lobby. Most rooms are private with an ensuite bath, but the micro-rooms share a bathroom. Many guests say earplugs are a must. Movie nights and bike rentals are among the activities offered, and pets are welcome, too, so don’t forget Fido.

3. Comfort Suites Columbia River, for central convenience


View of Comfort Suites Columbia River across the river, with a pine-covered hill in the background
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Get a reliable stay with an indoor pool at this chain hotel – one of the first you’ll see on your right as you drive in from Portland. Rooms are spacious, and rates include a hot breakfast. The Astoria Riverwalk trail is right out the door – and it’s just a 20-minute walk to the excellent Columbia River Maritime Museum and the rest of Downtown Astoria.

4. Best Western Astoria Bayfront Hotel, for river views from your room


Whirlpool next to a pool at the Best Western Astoria Bayfront Hotel
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Near the water’s edge west of Downtown, the Best Western Astoria is a comfortable base camp for exploring nearby Lewis and Clark National Historical Park – where the explorers spent a soggy winter. Some guest rooms have river views, and the pool and fitness center never close. Breakfast is provided each day, but you’ll need to get in the car to go out for dinner.

5. Holiday Inn Express And Suites Astoria, an IHG Hotel, for a great location


View of the green Astoria-Megler Bridge arching over the Holiday Inn Express and Suites Astoria, an IHG Hotel, and leading across the river
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This Holiday Inn has one of the best locations in town, right beneath the soaring Astoria-Megler Bridge and its 4mi (6.4km) crossing over the wide Columbia River and within easy access of the Riverwalk and Downtown restaurants. Amenities include a breakfast bar with plenty of variety, guest laundry and an indoor pool. The Triangle Tavern next door is the oldest bar in Astoria, making it a sweet spot for a sundowner.

6. Hampton Inn and Suites Astoria, for morning coffee on the balcony


Partial view of the facade of the Hampton Inn and Suites Astoria at dusk, with the Astoria-Megler Bridge in the background
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Request a room with a balcony and a view of the Columbia River at the Hampton Inn, where the perks include an indoor pool, fitness room and a hot breakfast. The hotel is on the eastern edge of Astoria, with easy access to the Riverwalk. On the adjacent 39th Street Pier, Astoria-area anglers sell fresh crab, and pioneering craft beer purveyor Rogue has a family-friendly pub.

7. Astoria Riverwalk Inn, for a breakfast bike ride


Eclectic room at the Astoria Riverwalk Inn, with shabby-chic retro decor
Courtesy of Astoria Riverwalk Inn / Expedia

This Z-shaped hotel wraps around a bustling marina at the base of the Astoria-Megler Bridge. You’ll find a range of rooms – some with balconies, some with unique decor and some including bunk beds for the kids. Start the day with a grab-and-go breakfast and a cup of locally roasted Thundermuck coffee – then, stroll or bike the hotel’s namesake trail along Astoria’s always-interesting waterfront.

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