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Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 19 September 2016

Ok, it's not the Waldorf Astoria, but it was perfect for our fishing week on the Columbia. The kitchen had the basics, stove, fridge, etc. but bring your own cooking & eating utensils as none are provided. Beds are comfy and maid service is provided daily if you want. Lisa, the manager is the crown jewel of the place though....

Thank Anne M
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Very friendly service, and I suspect that had we stayed longer some of the items would be fixed. A lamp had a bad switch. The main door barely latched, had big gaps, and would be very easy to jimmy open. The TV appeared to have standard-def satellite video into a flat screen TV, which made for a fuzzy picture. Small...

Thank Michael B
Vancouver, Washington
Reviewed 17 July 2016

CLEAN, small hotel on the Columbia Gorge. Absolutely the BEST Motel Manager in the world! Stayed for a week's vacation in one of the Kitchen Suite Room's. Lisa the Manager is the reason why I will come back. Besides the rooms being clean, the place in very quite and relaxing. Beautiful view of the Columbia River. Fresh hot cookies every...

Thank John L
San Francisco, California
Reviewed 16 July 2016

We came across the Tyee Motel by accident. It was late. I was tired. But I will be sure to stop there if I am ever traveling through this part of Oregon again. The motel itself was clean. The beds were comfortable. The rooms (at least the one I stayed in) have kitchenettes. But the real reason I would go...

Thank Lisa E
Reviewed 16 June 2016

we had a tire blow out on the car huller and went in to git a room lisa did all she could to hellp us cant say enough good thing about her and the motel this is a grate place to stay the rooms are nice and the beds are good to sleep on and Lisa is a vary kind...

1Thank Joe R
Tillamook, Oregon
Reviewed 8 May 2016

We have stayed at the Tyee every summer for the past 16 years. New owner has made several very nice improvements. Current manager, Lisa, is wonderful - she welcomed us like we were family! Very comfortable beds, air conditioning, satellite TV, free wifi, ample parking, kitchenettes, restaurant/bar nearby, perfect for the 2 months we stay every year!

Thank Tina S
Buckley, Washington
Reviewed 12 November 2015

I felt very welcomed when I stayed here with my two children. The lady's name was Marilyn & was a natural with my children. Almost like they knew her! Very loving! Will for sure be coming back to see her! Good value for the money!!

Thank Dana T
Reviewed 23 April 2015 via mobile

I was very disappointed I work in motels and hotels and never seen one like this. The room had cob webs everywhere my son almost went into a pile of cob webs that also had a daddy long leg in it. As soon as we entered the room the light was out. And the TV was messed up. Only thing...

Thank desidumes
Portland, Oregon
Reviewed 24 June 2014

The manager was friendly, and the bed was really comfortable. It was across the street from a great bar and restaurant. There wasn't an ice machine or any other amenities. But the bed was really comfortable. The cable was better than most hotels I've stayed in.

1Thank Jeff D
Olympia, Washington
Reviewed 21 March 2014

you both were so kind to us i liked how you gave good directions, where to park u provided one on one kindness thank you very much..Id just like to say folks this place is non threatining.my partner and i felt taken care of with kindness from John and judy. well be comming back so give them a shot.

Thank Ronald Tommy S

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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
We are under new management! Located in Rufus, Oregon just a short jump to John Day Dam and river! Just a couple of blocks away is a café with great food and wonderful friendly people that gives you that small town hospitality. We have 19 rooms with 15 of them offering a full size kitchen and some with separate bedroom located in them. We are also pet friendly! We look forward to seeing you on your travels either for business or pleasure we look forward to giving you a friendly smile and a comfortable place to sleep! ... more   less 

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Address: 304 E 1st St, Rufus, OR
Region: United States > Oregon > Rufus
Number of rooms: 19
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“Room 17 was perfect one bed great hot water and big tub.and if you smoke this room is great just out the door to the right and your there.no smoking in rooms thats nice.they have satillite tv high speed internet comes with the room.”
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