Halfway between where I was going and where I was
Posted Mar 1, 2017
I have never stayed in the Dalles, but I was on a long trip and it was halfway. I remembered "that beautiful motel above the freeway with a view of the dam," and I looked up the name and made a reservation. I arrived an hour early, got early check-in, then went to my room and opened up the drapes to see one of the most beautiful industrial sights ever: the dam, filling up the entire landscape, and beautiful hills and clouds and a river. I went out to eat, then spent the evening looking out the window and reading and relaxing.
The staff were great at check-in, later when I went to get a glass of wine up front (free with room), and in the morning when I went down for coffee.
I am a heavy sleeper, so the freeway didn't bother me. You can barely hear it from your room, so be cautious if you're a Princess and the Pea kind of person. Checkout was easy, quick, and then I was down the hill and onto the freeway in a matter of minutes. One of the most restful nights I've had in years.
Comment from Hotel Management
Mar 2, 2017 by Tim Lamb General Manager, Hotel Management
Thank you for your review. Yes our King Rooms have a beautiful view of the river, dam and the town. Yes we are easy on and off the freeway with a very nice free breakfast in the morning. Tim Lamb General Manager