The Riverwalk Inn in Astoria, Oregon

June 21, 2016

We had a completely blissful week in Astoria, Oregon.  It’s the highest point in Oregon, and it’s separated from Washington by only a bridge.  (We did cross the bridge so I could say I’ve been to Washington)  I have to tell you guys if you’re planning a vacation, I think a tour of the coast cities in Oregon would be an amazing vacation for parents, kids, childless couples, girlfriends, bros, whatever. So far we’ve experienced Cannon Beach and Astoria, and I loved both of them.  This weekend I surprised my husband with a little getaway to Astoria, and we got to stay at the adorable Riverwalk Inn. We got to stay in their deluxe family suite, and it was everything.  Upon walking in, I was drawn to the white and clean occupying the entire room.  Not even mentioning the incredible views, that each hotel room has of the water, bridge,  and all the boats.  Our two boys were in heaven- watching the boats and geese! We had a fridge, microwave, tv, and dvd player in our room.  In the adjoining “kids” room was a television and wii.  In the adult space, two queen size beds and the kid space had two full size bunk beds, this room could easily hold twelve people.  It would be a perfect spot for families traveling with their children, a bunch of married people traveling together, girls weekend, whatever.  It was just such a serene stay, and I can’t wait to go back.  I loved the boys having their own bathroom and living space.  With young children this was so nice, because we got them down for the night and then went back to our room to drink beer and watch movies.  We could hear them all night, but we still had our own space.  In the morning, we enjoyed their complimentary breakfast- which was actually really nice.  You know, how some places you’re thinking “Well, it’s free.” and you eat the cardboard bagels.  Not at the Riverwalk Inn, they had GRAVY ya’ll.  My kids devoured the yogurt they served there, I am not kidding, they were acting like they’d never tasted yogurt before.  Another thing we loved about our stay is the option to rent free bikes and DVDs from the lobby.  I just want to note here, they didn’t have many children’s DVDs and no toddler size bikes.  So if you’re traveling with young children- don’t get too excited about that part as it seemed to be better catered to an older crowd.  I just love the word free and wanted to mention that. I could see this hotel growing with a family.  Like, you come here as a newly married couple, and then bring the children you conceived that romantic weekend here for years to come.  I think this deluxe family would be so fun to bring teenagers to.  I wanted to also mention, they have a room option for smaller families too. Two queen size beds and a set of bunk beds!  I really loved this hotel, and the opportunity to stay there is worth visiting Astoria.  Plus, the Goonies house & the school were Kindergarten cop was shot!?  I’ll be sharing more about our Astoria trip as the week goes on!

Our view
Our view
Bunk beds & I love how the kids room is painted fun colors!
Bunk beds & I love how the kids room is painted fun colors!
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