History - Hood River Hotel

OUR STORY STARTED in 1888

The original Mt. Hood Hotel dates back to 1888 the year the town of Hood River was founded. Strategically adjacent to the railroad depot, the hotel formed the social center of Hood River. It was where explorers and settlers alike gathered together to discuss business, eat, drink, and rest.

As word spread throughout the country of the region’s successful fruit industry and scenic beauty, the town began to flourish. Finally in 1912, the Mt. Hood Hotel expanded with an Annex which is now today’s Hood River Hotel.

In 1926 the main lobby was moved to the Annex. The new lobby opened on the same day as the dedication of the newly completed Mt. Hood Loop Highway symbolizing the transition from a community dependent on the railroad to the automobile.

In the 1930’s the original hotel building was demolished leaving the Annex in operation until the 1960s. It was restored and reopened in 1988-89 by a local developer. We purchased the hotel in January of 2017 and have continued to maintain its rich history.

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