Hotels, Lodging & Restaurants: Commodore Hotel in Astoria, Oregon
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Designed in the 1920s by John E. Wicks, Astoria's most prolific architect, the three-story brick Commodore Hotel recently underwent a transformation. Developers Lance Marrs, Brian Faherty, and Paul Caruana overhauled the former traveler's hotel (patronized by visitors waiting for the train to the city or the ferry across the Columbia), creating an 18-room retro/ nautical retreat offering reasonable rates and proximity to both the center of town and the waterfront. Go to the Commodore Hotel for more information. Above: The hotel is located a couple of blocks from Astoria's ferry dock; the town was founded by John Jacob Astor as a fur-trading outpost. Above: The lobby features a custom chandelier and a ceiling painted a moody shade of gray. Above: The original front desk. Above: Many of the hotel's rooms have views of the waterfront. Above: The baths feature marble floors and subway tiled walls. Photos via Commodore Hotel and Trip Advisor.