It's taken me a little while to get back on the blogging train and share our stay at the Adrift with all of you, but I am finally back to it. A while back we were planning our anniversary (and now engagement) trip and stumbled across a Groupon for the
in Long Beach, WA. Will and I had such a pleasant experience and have vowed to make our way back in the future.
We were quite impressed with Adrift. The staff was super friendly and we really dug the modern decor. Most of the hotel and lobby were remodeled with reclaimed and salvaged materials. The hotel was very affordable, even without the Groupon and was full of amenities like free bike rental, books, games and movies, organic coffee and tea in their lobby. The bike rental came in handy as Adrift is only steps away from a 8+ mile trail that follows alongside the coast!
The shop in the lobby was chocked full of goodies including organic candles and toiletries that are used in the rooms, organic coffee, snacks, cheeses, salami, drinks, beer and wine. They even had beer from Fort George Brewery, which is a local microbrewery in Astoria. The best part is that nothing was largely marked up! Most hotels mark up these items to gain a larger profit, but I found everything to be about the normal retail price. Their selection of wine and beer was quite good, mostly from local Oregon and Washington producers.
And for all you animal lovers out there...Adrift is pet friendly! Tons of guests had their dogs with them as many of the rooms are pet friendly, and don't worry if you are allergic there are non-pet friendly rooms. We were pleasantly surprised how welcoming they were to dog owners. Adrift charges a very small fee ($15) for pets and there is a jar of treats right when you come into the lobby. We are definitely bringing Cassidy back with us in the future!
You will have to pardon my poor bed making skills as I took photos on the day we left! Our room was a Basic Single Queen room which was comfortable and clean. We were on the 3rd floor of the East building and had good views of the ocean. Our room was quite nice, but next time I would spring for a Deluxe or Ocean View Suite as the rates were really reasonable.
All of the rooms are equipped with a flat screen tv, dvd player and ipod dock alarm clock.