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.