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“Great remodel and new management”
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Atomic Motel
Ranked #9 of 14 Hotels in Astoria
Reviewed 22 August 2016

This will be our go to place for weekend getaways to Astoria. Great pet friendly accommodations. Rooms are clean, quiet and comfortable with a fun retro decor. Managers are friendly and really helpful.

  • Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 August 2016

Being a local gal in Astoria, I can't tell you how fun and exciting it is, to watch the former Lamplighter turn into the cool hip Atomic Motel. The quaint 50's decor takes you back in time with Mr. Frank Sinatra, and Dean Martin ( cut outs) there to greet you! I love how friendly, caring, and welcoming the new management Barbara and Dan are. This funky motel gets better, they offer soup, chips, salsa and micro brews. I highly recommend staying here, you wont be disappointed in the Atomic's hands. Thank You Barbara and Dan for allowing me to see the transformation.
-Let the good times roll-

Stayed: August 2016, travelled solo
2  Thank Michelle W
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Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

Stayed here for 3 nights in mid- July. Funky 50s decor. Some updates appear to be still in progress. Close to the shoreline. Surprising and delicious free breakfast pastries available in the morning!
Decent for the price :)

Stayed: July 2016, travelled as a couple
3  Thank YogaTravelling
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Reviewed 18 August 2016

This little motel has recently been revamped into a darling 50s theme
LOBBY has a beautiful wood floor and comfy chairs and table for morning coffee and donuts and huge bowl of fruit..instant oatmeal even.
Room 113 was clean, carpet looks new or recently cleaned, thick white towels in the spotless bathroom. TV, fridge, and microwave too. Bed is comfy and pillows big.
On a busy street, so keep windows closed to cut noise and listen for the fog horns off the large ships in the nearby harbor that are passing under the Columbia River Bridge.
Barbara at reception is cheerful, fun and enthusiatic...she is a keeper.
Thanks Atomic AKA Lamplighter

  • Stayed: August 2016, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank srhallrn
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Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This motel, I am told was recently known as The Lamplighter. It now has been totally renovated. This includes furniture, bed, and wall decor. It is now decorated in a wonderful 1960's theme. My first treat was to see Frank Sinatra and Dean Martin, two wonderful full size cutouts in the the lobby. While I was in the lobby having complimentary chips and beer, I got to watch old movies on their big screen TV. Their office employees were extremely helpful concerning local things to see, and I even was helped with finding out the local clam tides! Pig and Pancake, the restaurant is right next door, and the motel is very close to downtown Astoria, as well as the Oregon coast just a few miles away. If you want a fair priced motel, nice employees, and a unique nostalgic environment.....this is the place!
Thanks for great stay. Jim Mattila

Stayed: June 2016, travelled with friends
2  Thank James M
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Address: 131 W Marine Dr, Astoria, OR 97103-6004 (Formerly Lamplighter Motel)
Region: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Astoria
Hotel Style:
Ranked #9 of 14 Hotels in Astoria
Price Range: €51 - €132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2 star — Atomic Motel 2*
Number of rooms: 29
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Fun mid-century modern hotel. Step back in time with us. Hang out with Dean Martin in the lobby, enjoying micro-brews and chips and salsa. Seconds away from the Astoria river walk. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Lamplighter Hotel Astoria

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