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Welcome to the Astoria Crest Motel!

The Astoria Crest Motel sits on nearly three acres, overlooking the mighty Columbia River, Astoria cityscape and the Astoria Bridge. Many locals and visitors alike believe this is the best view from any hotel/motel in the area. This local, veteran owned, 39 room motel is located less than three miles east of the city centre on HWY 30. This property offers easy access to everything while offering a very quiet, peaceful setting that is not available with any other property. The relaxing setting, epic views and well maintained rooms, are delivered with the utmost attention to detail by the local owners and caring staff. Your experience while staying at The Astoria Crest Motel will rival those of much higher end hotels at an affordable price.

Motel Features

Epic views

The Astoria Crest Motel overlooks the Columbia River, the Washington state shore line, and Astoria cityscape including the Astoria Bridge.

Comfortable, well-appointed rooms

There are 32 view rooms including Suites, King, Single Queen and Double Queen beds. For the more budget minded traveller, we offer 7 non-view rooms.

Large grass area and patio overlooking the river

This large area can be used for events, picnics, or just enjoying the view of this great region.

Outdoor covered jacuzzi

Enjoy a relaxing soak with friends and family while taking in the epic views of the river and landscape below.

Continental breakfast

Every effort is made to offer a healthy, delicious breakfast filled with options for all of our guests.

Pet friendly rooms available

Several pet friendly rooms are available to accommodate your fury friends.

Guest laundry

Guest laundry available

Guest Testimonials

  • I stayed at the Crest Motel once a week for over a year for work - during that time, I probably stayed in every room. Rooms are clean, there's free wifi, and the staff are some of the nicest people in the world. There's a continental breakfast in the morning - simple things like muffins and coffee. The hotel is...Read More

    Tyler R. - June 24, 2013, 11:03 pm
  • This is a wonderful alternative to the cookie cutter chain motel. Not only is it a charming motel, but it is on a historically significant site. First - our room was spacious, with all the amenities - fridge, microwave, table and chairs and desk space. The bathroom is large with a roomy vanity. The entire suite is clean and freshly...Read More

    Riverliver - June 24, 2014, 11:12 pm
  • The room was clean and tidy when we checked in. The biggest surprise was opening the blinds and being knocked out by the view. Astoria, the Columbia, the Astoria-Megler bridge, all in view like a postcard. And then we got the treat of one of the most amazing sunsets I've ever seen. A great value! We'll be staying here again!...Read More

    Redberry71 - June 24, 2014, 11:15 pm
  • The hotel is right on the highway into town (but we were able to keep our bathroom window open and didn't notice the noise), and is a classic roadside motel that you might expect to find on Route 66. It is immaculately kept up and is, therefore, a wonderful place to stay. Property is on a cliff overlooking the Columbia...Read More

    Agcanuck - June 24, 2014, 11:22 pm
  • This place is wonderful and an excellent value! Get a view room: located on a bluff, this motel has a breathtaking view, much better than most of the spendy ones. The rooms are clean and serene. They were also great for our 2 yr old, (the doors can't easily be opened like the places we stayed in Hawaii). Thank you...Read More

    Pokeridis - June 24, 2014, 11:24 pm
  • The Crest was a wonderful place to stay. We spent three nights there and it was all a good experience. Very clean and comfortable. Quiet, with a spectacular panoramic view of the beautiful scenery, whether you're in your room, in the hot tub , sitting by the fountain or just walking the grounds. Staff service was above and beyond accommodating...Read More

    Oregontransplant - June 24, 2014, 11:29 pm
  • Stayed in July for three nights and this was a really neat place. Step out the back door and there's the Columbia River with a view of the bridge that connects Oregon and Washington. Early morning and early evening watch the big ships go by. Good size room with micro/fridge and very clean. Comfortable, firm beds. On east side of...Read More

    Harveyjohn - June 24, 2014, 11:50 pm
  • Clean, rooms. FANTASTIC view. Money well spent...Read More

    Jill - July 15, 2014, 2:23 pm
  • Great place to stay! This was our first stay at the Crest and we will be back again. Very clean and comfy room, nice and quiet. The view was wonderful from our second floor room. Good value too....Read More

    Bill And Karla - December 28, 2014, 9:28 pm
  • We have stayed at the Crest every year for about ten years and love it-the view is priceless! Even tho it's on the highway it is quiet, and we're looking forward to seeing how the new owners have updated it. We like to give our business to non-corporate businesses and hope it retains the individuality we're used to. We...Read More

    Sue - February 1, 2015, 8:33 pm
  • My partner and I recently stayed at your motel. I'd like to inform you, it was the most pleasant experience. The service was awesome. It was a busy Saturday evening and crazy Sunday morning. Your desk clerk noticed we needed our luggage carried, and was kind enough to carry it for us. We needed extra coffee, soap and shampoo, he was...Read More

    Bev Biel - March 10, 2015, 12:00 am
  • I was visiting Washington and Oregon from England, I love Astoria and wanted to spend a night or two . My friend suggested The Crest being a native of Washington knew the place was there. We checked in for one night not sure if we would stay 1 or 3 nights. Our room was perfect and very clean with a...Read More

    Valerie - March 12, 2015, 5:22 pm
  • very nice quiet room facing the Columbia river away from traffic, great low rates one of the most quiet nights I ever spent in any motel! thanks, sorry the review is a bit late. we will be back this year too!...Read More

    John C - April 30, 2015, 12:00 am
  • My nephew & I stayed at your motel this past Saturday night 7/11/2015 and had a wonderful time. The view was just beautiful and he really enjoyed the water fountain. I will be back for sure and will recommend your motel to my friends. The breakfast was also very nice....Read More

    Marilyn - July 13, 2015, 4:58 pm
  • My husband and I stayed here for our wedding anniversary over the 4th of July weekend. Our experience was amazing. At first thought it was strange walking into the bathroom first then into our room. HHaving g the room set up this way was actually a benefit to us. Our view from our room and balcony was breath taking. The...Read More

    Shelley Rhoden - July 14, 2015, 1:25 am
  • Staff was very helpful and the room (unit) we had was clean . Breakfast was great ! View was indescribable ! the value you get out of this place is amazing! I am glad we stopped at this place. i have nothing but good to say about this place. Our kids loved the place as well. High recommendations for sure! ...Read More

    Shar July 27-28 2015 - July 31, 2015, 10:58 am


 New Lobby  


Look at our motel from a Drone's view!!


    With a newly renovated lobby we now offer an enhanced breakfast and gathering area.  We upgraded the breakfast offerings to include a variety of choices.  The rooms are now more secure with the latest RFID lock technology.  We have completed extensive pruning to greatly improve the view from all the rooms and upgraded all TVs to 32” flat screens for your inside viewing pleasure.  Wrap yourself in all new sheets, pillows and towels too.  

    Our staff has worked hard to improve your experience and we are all excited about the beginning of our busy season.  See the gallery for more pictures of the new lobby and breakfast area and be ready for an Epic experience to match our Epic views of History!