Located in Astoria, Oregon, Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa offers Columbia River views from every room. The boutique hotel literally sits over the lower Columbia River and looks out to the Astoria-Megler Bridge. The property recently underwent a multi-million dollar renovation to the guest rooms, fitness center and Hall of History. I think you’ll get a sense of place with my Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa review.
What makes Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa unique?
You’ll step back in time when you visit this hotel on the water. The site was the home of a fish packing company. Now a luxury hotel, the property embraces its’ fishing and Scandinavian heritage with its cheery red exterior, exposed steel beams and wooden trusses. Yet the 46-room hotel is bright and airy with many luxury amenities. Don’t miss the Hall of History, located on the 2nd floor, with historical photographs and stories of the salmon fishing legacy.
What are the amenities at Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa?
This luxury hotel is ideal for winter, spring, summer or fall. The private standing balcony is wonderful for watching the ships glide by. The Shipping News Report is delivered to guests daily. The newsletter offers information on inbound and outbound ships.
Overlooking the waterfront, the sitting area offers a front-row seat for watching sea birds and gazing at the steel cantilevered Astoria-Megler Bridge. Grab the binoculars left in the room and get cozy under the custom Pendleton blanket.
We enjoyed the complimentary cruiser bikes offered to hotel guests. Biking is easy and safe on the 4.9 mile point-to-point Astoria Riverwalk trail. If you aren’t interested in outdoor activities, take advantage of the vintage chauffeur car service to cruise historic Astoria. On our visit we arrived to dinner in a 1959 Silver Cloud Rolls Royce.
What are the rooms like at Cannery Pier Hotel?
We stayed in a king traditional deluxe room #304. Our room rented for $339 with higher rates on the weekend. The hotel offers competitive luxury pricing and specials. Always check the website and book direct.
The bathroom was one of my favorite features with its clawfoot tub, separate rainfall shower and window views to the river and bridge. Bath amenities included Aveda lotion and Lather shampoo, conditioner and bath salts. Luxurious bathrobes are a plus for sitting in front of the gas fireplace or watching the Goonies 1980’s movie that was filmed in Astoria, Oregon.
Coffee drinkers will enjoy the pour-over coffee available in-room using the EKG kettle. Columbia River Coffee is available 24/7 in the lobby. I’m a tea drinker. I was thrilled with the local tea offerings from Pat’s Pantry. Several tea blends are available for sale in the gift shop.
Ashriver Woodworks and Pendleton blankets are sold in the store.
Food options at Cannery Pier Hotel
The evening social hour offers cheese, crackers and Josephson’s lox – a local family-run seafood business. Additionally, several Oregon wines are served by a staff member.
After dining in downtown Astoria, return to Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa in the Rolls Royce. Pass on the restaurant dessert to save room for the fresh baked cookies!
Bar 600 comes to Cannery Pier Hotel
Since my last visit, Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa has added Bar 600 to the property. Aptly named Bar 600, for the century-old pier pilings that extend 600 feet into the Columbia River, the watering hole is where guests and Astoria locals gather. Featuring craft cocktails, Oregon and Washington wines and a chocolate and port tasting, the bar is the ideal location to take in a Pacific Northwest sunset.
Guests wanting to share small plates, oyster shooters or seasonal flatbreads are able to order at the bar, or one of several tables near 2 gas fireplaces.
Sunrise Breakfast served at Cannery Pier Hotel
The morning features a Sunrise Breakfast of hot and cold selections. Think cheese omelette, sausages, yogurt with fresh fruit, orange juice, coffee or tea. The lobby offers Columbia River Coffee and a selection of tea from Astoria’s Pat’s Pantry.
Is Cannery Pier Hotel pet-friendly?
The Cannery Pier Hotel is pet-friendly and even features a Pet Ambassador, Sammy the pug. For an additional fee, the pet package includes a Pendleton bed, as well as food and water bowls to use during your stay. Dog treats and a Cannery Pier bandana are an added bonus.
The Spa at Cannery Pier Hotel
I’m sorry to report that I was not able to experience The Spa at Cannery Pier Hotel. The 4-room Aveda spa was completely booked. My husband did enjoy the Finnish sauna and mineral hot tub with views of the Columbia River. The hot tub and sauna are open to guests from 6-10 p.m. Daytime hours are reserved for Spa guests with services. In the future, we’ll know to book our spa appointments in advance.
Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa (503) 325-4996
NO. 10 Basin Street, Astoria, Oregon 97103
Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa review, You Tube video and all photography by travel writer Nancy D. Brown. I was a guest of the hotel while researching articles for other publications. All opinions are my own.