MODERN VENUE IN THE HEART OF THE COLUMBIA GORGE
Overlooking the Columbia River and lying in the shadow of Mount Hood, Hood River, Oregon is the center of a world-renowned watersports scene. The friendly community is an attractive option for meeting and event planners. Perched on the banks of the Columbia, Best Western Plus Hood River Inn offers groups a clean, modern space for conferences, retreats and special events.
The venue has 12,000 square feet of meeting space that includes two ballrooms and five additional spaces that can accommodate groups as large as 400. The Columbia Room, situated just above the hotel’s lobby, offers 3,250 square feet of space and can accommodate up to 250 seated guests. Located adjacent to the Columbia Room, the Mt. Adams and Mt. Hood Rooms are ideal for breakout sessions or smaller meetings. The Riverview and Mountainview Rooms provide expansive views of the region.
With walls of glass, the 4,400-square-foot Gorge Room is located in a free-standing building just steps away from the main hotel. Natural light brightens the space and the vaulted ceilings make the room seem even larger than it is. The room can accommodate as many as 400 guests in a theater-style setup. The Inn offers complimentary WiFi and free parking, and the staff can provide full- service catering and audiovisual support for any gathering.
Team building and recreational opportunities abound. Windsurfing, SUP (stand up paddle boarding), jet skis and catamaran sailing are available just steps away from the hotel’s doorstep. Don’t worry if you are not an expert at these watersports. Rentals and lessons are available.
The venue has 194 guest rooms, making it ideal for conference participants who want to stay a few extra days to take in the sights of Hood River and the Columbia River Gorge. Visitors can spend a leisurely afternoon checking out the shopping, dining and brew pubs in Hood River’s downtown area, only a few blocks from the hotel.
Further afield, activities such as wine tasting, golf, hiking, whitewater rafting and snow skiing are available. A sight-seeing tour of the Columbia Gorge waterfall areas is a memorable experience. Cyclers will enjoy the cycling routes along the mostly-level Historic Columbia Gorge Highway State Trail.
The Hood River Inn is located along I-84, a scenic one-hour drive from Portland and the Portland International Airport. The scenic beauty of the area and the fine facilities at the Best Western Hood River Inn will make any conference, meeting, retreat or event a memorable occasion.