I have a confession to make. We celebrated our 25th wedding anniversary at Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa in beautiful Astoria, Oregon last September, and this is coming to you quite late. That, in and of itself, though, should tell you that this is a jewell among hotels; it still lingers on my mind.
I love Astoria. This entire north coast community caught my imagination years ago. While folks are quick to judge the area on its dark winter weather, it can be a beautiful place to visit and explore any time of year. In fact, this hotel is a particularly great spot for storm watching during those long winter months. Where else can you curl up next to a roaring fire with a glass of wine and feel like you're on the ocean? The hotel rooms also offer staggering views of the Columbia River and the Astoria-Megler Bridge.
Everything about your stay here will be luxurious and memorable. Even waking up in the middle of the night and pausing to look out your balcony windows will remain an image etched in your mind for years to come. There's nothing ordinary here--not the service and certainly not the place. So, I hope you will include this wonderful stop among your next vacation plans, but don't take just my word for it! Below is an excerpt from the hotel's attractive and intuitive webiste.
"Experience the majesty of the mighty Columbia River from the comfort of your hotel room. The Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa was built on the site of the former Union Fish Cannery, 600 feet into the river. We offer guests unparalleled views of a real working river, as well as views of Cape Disappointment Lighthouse and nearby Washington. Each room has a private balcony and is lavishly well-appointed with a fireplace, hardwood floors, and luxurious amenities. Take advantage of our full-service Day Spa with an authentic Finnish sauna and fitness room; or learn more about Astoria's heyday as the Cannery Capital of the World on our Museum Walk. For the ultimate in comfort and luxury, and uniquely historic Astorian experience, think of the Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa."