Astoria Crest Motel Review (2022)

Overlooking the Columbia River in Astoria, Oregon, the Astoria Crest Motel welcomes travelers with stunning views and all the comforts of home. I recently booked a stay here and fell in love – where else can you relax in a hot tub and watch ships sail down the Columbia River? You don’t have to nerd out over nautical stuff like I do to enjoy your stay here, though!

This recently renovated, locally owned motel is truly a riverfront gem. If you’re looking for a cozy place to stay in Astoria that’s budget friendly and close to attractions like the Columbia River Maritime Museum and the Astoria Column, look no further than the Astoria Crest Motel. Here’s the lowdown on what it’s like to stay here, what amenities are offered, and things to do nearby!

All About the Astoria Crest Motel

Astoria Crest Motel | 5366 Leif Erikson Dr Astoria OR 97103

Located just three miles from the city center on Highway 30, the Astoria Crest Motel is a local favorite. It’s also a highly rated pick among visitors. It’s easy to see why, considering the motel’s many amenities and affordable rates (which usually hovers around $100 per night, give or take). This veteran-owned motel offers 32 rooms with views of the Columbia River, as well as 7 non-view rooms at a cheaper rate.

What amenities does the Astoria Crest Motel offer?

The Astoria Crest Motel has a surprising amount of amenities for guests. Gorgeous views of the Columbia River aside, you’ll have access to amenities like:

  • Free self parking
  • Free wifi
  • Free continental breakfast 6am-10am
  • 32 rooms with river views
  • Hot tub overlooking the river
  • Outdoor picnic area
  • 700 square foot meeting space with flat screen TV and free wifi
  • Laundry on site

My personal favorite amenity was the hot tub. Even in the dreary weather, the hot tub kept me warm and I was still able to look out at the Columbia River! Having a patio right outside my room was also a nice touch – it was the perfect place to wind down with a glass of wine at the end of the night.

Free breakfast was also a big perk. The motel offers a standard continental breakfast, with plenty of fruit, cereal, English muffins, and breads to choose from, as well as juice, coffee, and tea.

Does the Astoria Crest Motel have pet friendly rooms?

The Astoria Crest Motel happily offers seven pet friendly rooms on the ground floor of the property. Bring your four-legged friends on your trip to Astoria with you! There is a $15 fee per pet per night fee for pet friendly rooms.

Nearby attractions

Staying at the Astoria Crest Motel means you’ll be close to top Astoria attractions. Some super nearby attractions include:

  • Hanthorn Cannery Museum (1.4 miles, 4 minute drive)
  • Columbia River Maritime Museum (2.5 miles, 5 minute drive)
  • Downtown Astoria (2.7 miles, 6 minute drive)
  • Astoria Column (3.9 miles, 10 minute drive)

The Astoria Crest Motel makes a great home base for your coastal adventures. Head downtown for some antique shopping, or check out the beach and hiking trails at Fort Stevens State Park.

➤Looking for things to do in Astoria on a budget? Head over to this list of 11 free things to do in Astoria, Oregon and start exploring!

What are people saying about the Astoria Crest Motel?

Hundreds of positive reviews for the Astoria Crest Motel have earned this place a glowing reputation, locally and afar. You can scroll through reviews on the motel’s website, or take a look at sites like Expedia,, and Google reviews to see what people have to say about their stays.

High reviews for the Astoria Crest Motel from sites like Expedia, Google, and
Reviews from Expedia, Google, and

10/10 would stay again

I couldn’t have asked for a more peaceful stay here. I hope that when you’re looking for hotels in Astoria, you consider this local treasure. Local businesses are the heart of communities like Astoria, and I hope you enjoy your time at the Astoria Crest Motel as much as I did!

➤Need ideas for what to do in Astoria? Here’s my list of the 33 best things to do in Astoria, Oregon to get you started.

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