Built where the Union Fish Cannery was once, Astoria’s Cannery Pier Hotel is five-star rated and the place to stay on Oregon’s North Coast if you want real luxury and stellar views. It sits at the end of a pier extending 600 feet into the Columbia River. Guests are privy to the sights and sounds of a river routinely dotted with commercial and pleasure craft plus a myriad of wildlife, including seabirds, pelicans, cormorants, gulls and even seals and sea lions.
Stay in a deluxe room, one-bedroom suite or even the hotel’s luxurious pilot house, the private residence on the fifth floor. The idea is to pamper yourself, so amenities abound – an in-room microwave, mini fridge and flat screen television. All rooms have a balcony with a river view, a gas fireplace and personal wet bar. Cannery Pier Hotel offers a daily complimentary continental breakfast, wine and lox served from 5 to 6 p.m., a car and chauffeur, day-use bicycles, a Finnish sauna, hot tub and exercise room. Go all out and opt for one of their package deals on massages, facials, body treatments, mineral wraps, a full-body aging treatments or mineral soaks.