Oregon’s Cannery Pier Hotel And Spa Has One Of The Best Coastal Views In The State

With a Finnish Sauna, incredible river views, and a rich history, the Cannery Pier Hotel is one of our top picks for unique a Oregon getaway.

An aerial view of the Cannery Pier Hotel and the Columbia River.
The Cannery Pier Hotel And Spa. Photo via The Cannery Pier Hotel And Spa Facebook Page.

Jutting out 600 feet into the mighty Columbia River on the Oregon Coast, the Cannery Pier Hotel and Spa has one of the most stunning views Oregon has to offer.  Every inch of this luxury hotel, built on historic pilings, was built with gorgeous coastal views, and the comfort of guests in mind.  If you’re looking for a unique place to stay on the coast brimming with charm, the Cannery Pier Hotel is our top pick.

Magnificent Views With A Rich History

This hotel showcases Astoria in a way many never thought was possible.  When Astoria native Robert Jacob came up with the idea of building the town’s first luxury boutique hotel on a 100 year old historic pier 600 feet into the Columbia River, some didn’t think it could be done.

The pier was once home to the Union Fisherman’s Cooperative Packing Company, and was part of Astoria’s history as the one time salmon and tuna canning capital of the world.

While the old pier had to be taken down piece by piece, the pilings driven into the sand were just as sturdy as they had been the day they’d been placed a hundred years prior.

This made the pilings the perfect place to build a hotel showcasing the Columbia River’s beauty and ship traffic from all sides.

Every room with a view and private balcony shows off life on a working river.  Guests love to watch ships passing under the Astoria-Megler Bridge just outside their windows.

On the hotel’s second floor is a small museum dedicated to the area’s fishing history.  The museum is full of old photographs and historical artifacts which honor the area’s Finnish culture.  Hotel staff are also happy to talk about the area’s history and the history of the hotel.

Check out this short documentary for an interesting look at the challenges faced in the building of the Cannery Pier Hotel.

There’s a lot to do and see in Astoria during your stay, and I can’t think of a better weekend getaway than staying at this beautiful hotel and checking out places like the Columbia River Maritime Museum, the historic Flavel House, the Astoria Riverwalk, and the Cathedral Tree Trail, just to name a few.

Let’s also not forget about all the nostalgic Goonie’s filming locations you can see nearby.

The Cannery Pier Hotel And Spa

Sunset Magazine rated the Cannery Pier Hotel as one of the top 25 hotels in the West, as well as the most romantic getaway on the Oregon Coast, and we can see why.

A Cannery Pier Hotel Room. Photo via the Cannery Pier Hotel website.

The rooms are beautiful and comfortable and offer amazing views, the staff is friendly and helpful, and the hotel offers many luxurious amenities.

One of our favorite things is the spa and exercise  room.  After a day exploring Astoria guests love to relax in the hot tub overlooking the pier, or use the authentic Finnish Sauna.  It should be noted that some amenities at the hotel may be closed due to Covid-19 regulations.

Learn more about the Cannery Pier Hotel And Spa and book your stay here.  Stay up to date with their Facebook and Instagram.

Have you stayed at the Cannery Pier Hotel yet?  What’s your favorite thing to do in Astoria?  Let us know in a comment and tag the friends and family you want to get away to the Oregon coast with!

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