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The Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa in Astoria, OR

Spring in the Pacific Northwest is absolutely beautiful! I’ve lived in the Seattle-area for my whole life, but I haven’t explored Oregon outside of Portland. When I was invited to experience a girls weekend at Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa in Astoria, OR, I jumped at the opportunity! I mean, Astoria, Oregon has so many things to do that are perfect for a girlfriend getaway.

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Where is the Cannery Pier Hotel?

Located just 3.5 hours from Seattle, WA, Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa was named a top 25 Best Hotel in the West by Sunset Magazine. It’s easy to see why. They offer guests unparalleled views of a real working river, as well as views of Cape Disappointment Lighthouse and nearby Washington State. Each room has a private balcony and is lavishly well-appointed with a fireplace and hardwood floors.

The hotel itself is withing walking distance of downtown Astoria. In its heyday, Astoria was known as the Cannery Capital of the World. This history is alive and well at the Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa in the artwork and vintage photos displayed around the hotel.

Cannery Pier Hotel Lobby

The Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa offers a continental breakfast in the morning as well as wine and hors d’oeuvres in the evening. At 8pm they invite guests to grab freshly made cookies. There was also fresh lemon water that really hit the spot after spending the day exploring the town.

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I love the bright and cheery lobby of the Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa. Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

The staff at the front desk were very informed about Astoria and eager to suggest places to explore. I love it when staff members are truly excited to share their city with guests! They did a great job explaining the amenities available to guests. I also enjoyed a quick and seamless check-out.

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The windows bring the amazing view into the lobby of the Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa in Astoria, Oregon. Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

What I appreciated about the lobby was the extra places to sit and enjoy breakfast with a view. This hotel understands that a major draw of their location is the view. They capitalize on that by offering large windows in strategic places. The windows in the lobby provided lots of natural light. It’s a great way to enjoy the view on a chilly day. It’s all of the perks of dining al fresco, without being cold!

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The upstairs lobby was so quiet and quaint. Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

On the second floor, there was a bit of an upstairs lobby where guests could sit and relax. I love that it was away from the (minimal) hustle and bustle of the main lobby. Guests could sit and drink their coffee or read a book without disruption. It would be a great place to catch up on work or plan out your day. Plus, the view from up there is breathtaking!

Double Queen Deluxe Room

Each Double Queen Deluxe Room includes a balcony river view, gas fireplace, microwave, personal wet bar, mini fridge and complimentary high speed internet. There is plenty of room for lots of luggage and multiple people. It’s a great set-up for a girls weekend in Astoria, Oregon.

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The Double Queen Deluxe Room was quite large and had a great layout. Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

We were there in the Spring and the room was full of natural light. The room was inviting enough to want to lounge there. Plus, this room faced the Columbia River and the view was seriously incredible!

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The view from the windows in my Double Queen Deluxe Room was unbelievable! Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

When I first opened the door to my room, I could already see the view of the bridge over the river! That was such a great welcome! I dropped everything and immediately went out on the balcony to take in the whole view. I truly couldn’t believe how close we were to the Columbia River.

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Isn’t this one of the most inviting bathtubs? Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

Clawfoot tub with a view of the Columbia River. Need I say more? Not really, but I will!

The bathroom was exquisite! It’s one of the largest bathrooms I’ve had in a non-suite room. I loved that the toilet was separated from the rest of the bathroom so there was a bit of privacy. There was a shower and a stand-alone tub that was beautiful! There was also a vanity area away from the sink, so two people could easily get ready in the morning.

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This was a well-stocked toiletry basket! Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

One of the first things I do when I get to a hotel is check out the toiletry swag. I’m a sucker for yummy smelling soaps and shampoos. Each hotel offers guests something different, so I was curious what I’d find at the Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa. What I found was an array of products by Pharmacopia that smelled fresh and clean. They also had make-up remover wipes which is definitely helpful for a girls weekend!

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This is one of the largest vanity areas of a bathroom I’ve seen in a boutique hotel in awhile! Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

Getting ready in the morning can take awhile. Add in one or more girlfriends and it can become a serious issue. Thankfully, the Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa has a really large counter with two mirrors. There’s plenty of room for make-up bags, flat irons (and in my case, breast pump parts!)

Pet-Friendly King Suite Room

The Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa has several pet-friendly rooms. This was great because my friend came to stay one night with me and she brought her little dog, Lili. So when she joined me, we quickly moved to a King Suite in the Extended Stay section just a few doors down.

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My friend’s dog Lili was in heaven in the pet-friendly room at the Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa. Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

The wood floor was perfect for pets. The staff were so accommodating to Lili. They brought her a little dog bed, treats, a toy and several dog waste bags. That’s what makes this such a pet friendly hotel in Astoria, Oregon.

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The King bed was very inviting and I bet pet-owners would love to snuggle their dogs in this bed. Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

The bedroom was very large and had a walk-in closet. I appreciated being able to store my suitcase in the closet on a luggage rack. It kept the room feeling clean and spacious.

The living room had a pull-out bed. My friend was able to sleep there with Lili and watch the gorgeous sunrise over the Columbia River. Even with the bed pulled out, the room was large enough to walk around easily.

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This is a cozy section of the living quarters. Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

Our King Suite did not offer a desk, but there was a cute little table and chairs next to the fire place. The table was large enough for one laptop. I was able to Google some of the Astoria, Oregon attractions we wanted to visit to make sure we had the correct information. We were able to sit there and drink coffee while looking at our map of Astoria to plot out our day. Since Astoria is so pedestrian-friendly, we walked everywhere we wanted to go.

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The kitchenette featured a microwave, mini fridge and a mini stove top. Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

I was really impressed with this kitchenette. Had we known we’d have burners available, we may have brought food for a midnight snack. The mini fridge was perfect for storing drinks, string cheese and fruit. Oh and lots of leftovers!

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The bathtub in the pet-friendly room was definitely less spectacular than the one in the Double Queen Deluxe Room. Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

Continental Breakfast

When I checked in, the front desk staff kept emphasizing that they offered a “light” continental breakfast. They mentioned it a few times, so I prepared myself for mini muffins and coffee. However, this was the understatement of the stay!

For breakfast, I saw a make-your own waffle station, pastries, cold cereal, oatmeal, fruit, hard boiled eggs, yogurt, juices, soy milk, coffee and tea. It felt like a full-blown continental breakfast. We were able to fill up enough at breakfast to have a late lunch. My only complaint was that the plates were a bit small for the waffle, which made it a bit messy to eat. However, that didn’t stop me for enjoying it.

The Spa at the Cannery Pier Hotel

The Spa at the Cannery Pier Hotel offers guests use of the hotel exercise room and hot tub overlooking the River, as well as use of the authentic Finnish sauna. These amenities were complimentary with our stay and spa treatment. While it’s a smaller spa, they do offer massage, facials and body treatments.

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After walking all over Astoria, this hot tub hit the spot! Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

My friend and I enjoyed Swedish massages. The first thing I noticed when I entered the room was that it smelled fresh. My therapist was so friendly and we ended up chatting about our love of travel for the whole massage. I spend most of my days carrying at least once child around, which leaves me with achy muscles. My therapist was able to zone in to the areas most stressed and alleviate the pressure.

After our massages, we hit the showers to clean off the massage oil. Then, we changed into robes, put our belongings in the lockers and headed to the hot tub. The jetted tub was a great way to extend our relaxed state. When we had our fill of the tub, we transitioned to the Finnish sauna. I’m so glad there was a water cooler, so we could hydrate in between. The sauna was fabulous and it was the perfect way to end our time at the Spa.

Overall Review

I’d definitely stay here again in the Double Queen Deluxe Room! It’s quiet and the view was outstanding. And the bathroom was ginormous! It felt relaxing and peaceful.

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The views all around the Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa are simply stunning! Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

The King Suite would be perfect for pet owners. I don’t have pets, so I’ve never had the “pet experience” at a hotel before. I was a bit confused as to what we should do with Lili since it didn’t seem like she was supposed to be in certain areas of the hotel (like the breakfast area) but the pet policy requested that dogs not be left in the room. They have a really thorough pet section on their website, so if you are planning to visit with your pet, check it out beforehand.

I think our King Suite room was next to the laundry area because I ended up hearing fans or dryers during the morning. I sleep with ear plugs so I didn’t hear anything at night. Also, we noticed that neither our bathroom nor kitchen sinks drained very well.

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The Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa offers guests the use of these bicycles during their stay. Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

Besides the gorgeous view, large rooms and spacious bathrooms, I’d recommend the Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa because it’s located away from the sea lions. Unlike many hotels located on the river front, this one is seriously quiet because it’s away from the roads and those barking sea lions!

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In the evenings, guests can reserve a complimentary ride into town in a classic car! Photo credit: Marcie Cheung

And how cool is it that you can ride around town in style! The Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa offers complimentary chauffeur service in a classic car. Talk to the front desk about arranging a ride to/from dinner or any evening activity!

The Astoria and Warrenton Area Chamber of Commerce and The Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa hosted my room and spa services. All opinions are my own.

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Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa review


Marcie writes the family travel blog Marcie in Mommyland. When she's not traveling the world, she's home in Seattle with her husband and two little boys.


  1. We head towards Seattle once in a while and are looking for a place to celebrate our anniversary, so I will be checking this place out. I love a place with great views and soaker bath tubs! Thanks for the tip about your room being next to the laundry room.

    • marciecheung Reply

      If your anniversary is this summer or early Fall, the Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa might be the right place! Absolutely gorgeous area!

    • marciecheung Reply

      The spa is fantastic! Next time I’m going to do a few treatments and make it a complete spa weekend!

  2. This sounds like such a nice place to stay!! If I ever make it out to that area, I totally want to stay there!!

    • marciecheung Reply

      It’s incredibly nice and the staff are superb!

  3. That was a really comprehensive hotel review. I’ve heard so much about how lovely Astoria is that I’m sure to visit one day and this hotel would be really good to stay at. Of everything you mentioned, there were very few things that weren’t great but these were very minor in the scheme of things. Lovely facilities, fabulous location and helpful staff…all seems like a winner to me!

    • marciecheung Reply

      Hahaha! There was a lot to talk about with this hotel! I hope you make it to Astoria. This would make a great stop between camping adventures for you!

  4. We loved staying in Astoria when we visited 2 years ago! It’s a lovely little town and this hotel looks beautiful!

    • marciecheung Reply

      Definitely one of the coolest views from a lobby I’ve seen!

  5. The views there are incredible! I don’t live anywhere close to this hotel, but if I go to the area, I know where to stay!

  6. Honestly, I like the view. It’s always nice to see the beach or sea from your room , it’s very calming. The bed are great and I like that you can bring your pet along. Aside from the cons that you’ve mentioned, it’s still nice to stay here for a couple of days.

    • marciecheung Reply

      The view is absolutely gorgeous! I’ve never stayed anywhere with a river view before and it was so relaxing!

  7. I am so jealous! What a gorgeous hotel and view! I’ve only ever been to Portland, myself and we lived in the Seattle area for 5 years. I would love to go back! (And maybe a girl’s trip should go on the agenda!!)

    • marciecheung Reply

      Portland is one of my favorite places! This was my first time exploring Astoria and it was gorgeous!

  8. I love the tub in your room. The views look amazing. I have never been but it looks like a beautiful place to visit.

  9. Beautiful views!! I have never been to the west coast aside from San Diego for a couple of days. I’ve always wanted to visit Oregon and appreciate the review of this hotel ?

    • marciecheung Reply

      Oregon is a beautiful state! Hope you get to make it to the PNW someday soon!

  10. That little brochure in the very first photo “quick guide to ship watching” has perked my interest. That’s like really unique. The hotel on the other hand looks really charming. A book case is always a good way to tell that the people behind the establishment have the right idea. The views are beautiful and the interiors are a nice mixture of luxury and comfort. Great choice and would definitely give it a look if and when I’m there.

    • marciecheung Reply

      I was surprised how many ships were on the Columbia River! But, it is a “working” river.

  11. WOW! How awesome is this hotel! I love the view, really it’s one of the things that I look for when finding a hotel to stay at with the family. Imagine waking up to a view like that, it makes your day better already!

  12. Pet friendly hotels are key since I love to bring my dog, Bailey, along. I also like how it has a kitchenette so I could save money on food. I would love to visit in the future!

  13. Wow this hotel looks beautiful and the views are spectacular. I’ve been wanting to go Oregon because I feel like I can explore both there and Portland at the same time (supposed to be amazing for vegan food!)… So having a hotel recommendation is always mega – thank you ?

  14. The views and that bathtub are worth a visit to this hotel & spa. It’s nice that they also offer a pet-friendly room, but too bad that it didn’t feature that killer tub.

  15. What gorgeous photos. That hotel looks absolutely stunning. I would love to visit Astoria. It looks lovely .. would also take advantage of the spa!

  16. Wow it looks so pretty! I would love to go here with my husband! We are in desperate need of a vacation away from the kids@ I would love to go here!

  17. I think one of my biggest regrets when leaving the PNW will be that I did NOT visit Oregon. ANNND with hotels like the Astoria, I know I’m totally missing out.
    You’re right, Spring weather here can be absolutely lovely! I’m so glad the sun came out for us yesterday. 🙂

    • marciecheung Reply

      Oregon is one of my favorite states! You’ll just have to come back!

  18. I totally love all the fabulous amenities Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa in Astoria have. The rooms are comfortable enough for the entire family. I also love it is pet-friendly.

  19. I always travel with my dog. We have a friend who will watch her if we go away, but somehow she always gets worked into our trips. I’ve sold on the Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa just based on the beautiful view and the in room spa tub. Spa tubs are my favorite.

  20. The Cannery Pier Hotel and Spa looks absolutely lovely! Oregon is a state I have yet to visit, and I’m dying to go there – to see the beautiful nature and spend a lot of time hiking, biking and take lots of gorgeous photos. The view from the hotel lobby is amazing, and it’s great that you can rent bicycles from the hotel 🙂

    • marciecheung Reply

      The bicycles are actually FREE for guests! Such a cute way to explore Astoria!

  21. WOAH! This place looks absolutely amazing! I love that it’s pet friendly! And that claw footed bathtub is amazing!

  22. That has to be one of the best bathrooms I have seen and it is great that they have toliet swag. Also how cute are your friends dog, I love that they were able to come as well x

  23. That hotel looks amazing and seems like you had a great time! I love all the pictures. Thanks for sharing your experience!

  24. The Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa looks like the perfect place to stay in Astoria. I too love checking out the toiletries in hotels, I’d love to use the Pharmacopia range. I’d stay at the Cannery Pier just to be able ride in the classic car, I love classic cars like this one!

  25. I love love love Astoria! The Cannery Pier Total & Spa looks so lovely. I will definitely check it out next time I visit my family in Oregon and we head to the coast. Wonderful!

    • marciecheung Reply

      I hope you like it as much as I did! Oregon is such a fun place to explore!

  26. When a hotel gives its guests, complementary wine bottle, that’s just the best way to win hearts!
    I’m a sucker for hotels with a fantastic natural view – be it ocean or greenery! This place is gorgeous!
    The best part is it being pet-friendly! Its so unusual!

  27. What a gorgeous view of the water! We’ve never visited this area but would absolutely love to. Bonus that you can bring pets along, I bet our Siberian Husky would love the view too!

  28. Wow, those views are absolutely gorgeous! That room looks so comfy, I don’t think I’d ever want to leave. How cool that you can bring pets! Although my dogs are still young and they’d probably eat the bed. LOL.

  29. I am loving everything about this hotel! It’s so bright and open! I have always wanted to go to Oregon!

  30. WOW the Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa in Astoria looks so plush and comfortable. And you really shared all the relevant information one needs to know before making a booking. Very informative. I really like hotels which are Pet-Friendly. I am so glad this one is.

  31. This place looks beautiful! I love that they allow dogs too. I love the kitchenette too. Overall it sounds like a great experience.

  32. Omg every last thing about this hotel looks fabulous!!! Definitely my kind of place to stay on a vacation. So need to check it out myself

    • marciecheung Reply

      It’s definitely fabulous! Great stop in Oregon!

  33. Hello,That room looks so comfy, I don’t think I’d ever want to leave. How cool that you can bring pets! Although my dogs are still young and they’d probably eat the bed.

    • marciecheung Reply

      Haha! My friend brought her dog and she was well taken care of!

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