Escape to Eastern Washington at the Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel

The Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel takes in Wenatchee’s impressive setting. Set along the banks of two rivers and surrounded by hills this small town in Eastern Washington offers plenty of year-round recreation from skiing in the winter to river time fun in the summer. After visiting Rattlesnake Hills wine country, I found myself in Wenatchee for two days. While exploring, I tasted wines, hiked and biked trails, and took in the local scene.

The hotel provides its guests with the perfect escape with large, comfortable rooms with fantastic views. And, for travelers who like to explore an area by foot (me!), it is steps away from dining, shopping, recreation, and the Columbia River. Plus, if you have kids in tow, they will be super jazzed about the indoor/outdoor pool.

The Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel offers its guests:

  • Rooms with mountain, valley and river views
  • Onsite restaurant and a lounge with panoramic views of the Wenatchee Valley
  • An indoor/outdoor pool and hot tub
  • Excercise room
  • Pet-friendly rooms ($10 per stay!!!)
  • Free local shuttle service
  • Free airport transportation
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Within walking distance of shops, restaurants, wine tasting rooms, Pybus Market and the trail along the Columbia River

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The Coast Weanatchee Center Hotel in Wenatchee, Washington.

Escape to Eastern Washington at the Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel

Want a View – You Got It!

Have you ever been to a hotel where the good view is only on one side? Maybe you didn’t know that before you arrived, and ended up on the viewless side. That is not going to happen at the Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel for both sides have a river or mountain view; in some cases both.

River view from the Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel.

But, before I get ahead of myself, let’s start with my late arrival induced by tiny bubbles and octopus dreams.

Earlier in the day, I’d made my own bottle of sparkling wine at Treveri Cellars in Yakima Valley Wine Country. Afterward, I hopped on over to Owen Roe for the grand tour of the vineyards. During our conversation, the winemaker and the chef told me about a new restaurant called Crafted that prepared a mouth-watering octopus dish. As a lover of octopus, I had to give in to my taste buds. Unfortunately, my favorite seafood wasn’t on the menu, but since the restaurant had such glowing recommendations, I decided to wait an hour for the restaurant to open. I’m glad I did, but it meant, I arrived in Wenatchee later than I had planned.


First Impressions, The Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel

After dinner and a two-hour drive, I found myself pulling under the porte cochere at the Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel. The outside of the building is very modern with a sleek square design and lots of windows. The lobby also has lots natural light, and the decor is inviting and cozy with seating areas, a fireplace, and a piano.

The lobby at the Wenatchee Coast Center Hotel.

If your kids are begging to see the pool. Tell them to head to the windows next to the fireplace, to get their first glimpse!

Pool at the Wenatchee Coast Center Hotel.

A Room With River and Mountain Views – I Could Get Used to This

After a quick check-in, I headed up to my seventh-floor room. My room had views o the Columbia River and the surrounding mountains. I also had a view of the train tracks and parts of the park along the waterfront. The hotel has two room types, a deluxe double queen room, and a deluxe king room. I had the later, and the room featured a king bed with a Sealy mattress, a lounging couch with an ottoman, a work desk, flat screen TV, and a spacious bathroom.

Deluxe king room at the Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel.

It also had all the other necessities you need while traveling, like Starbucks coffee, an in-room refrigerator, hair dryers, iron and ironing board, a small closest, drawers, and most importantly free WiFi.  I’m a huge fan of spacious rooms, and that also extended to the bathroom. While there weren’t two sinks, there was plenty of counter space to lay out your toiletries. Perfect for a solo traveler!

 

Travel tip: Rooms generally range from $109 to $169, depending on the season, and there are a few days with a higher price range.

Travel tip: The hotel is pet-friendly and charges $10 per stay.

Where to Eat and Where to Play at the Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel

Rivertop Bar & Grill

For dining, the hotel has the Rivertop Bar & Grill. Located on the ninth floor, it has panoramic views of the valley and focuses on Northwest cuisines. The restaurant serves breakfast and dinner, and there is a bar with happy hour. I didn’t get a chance to experience the restaurant or bar during my stay, but I did go upstairs in the morning, and it looked like a popular place. If you’d rather dine in your room, the hotel also provides room service.

Rivertop Bar & Grill Hours:

Breakfast: Monday through Friday from 6:30 p.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 11 a.m.

Dinner: Monday through Friday from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

Bar: Monday through Saturday from 4 p.m. to 11 p.m.

Restaurant closed on Sundays.

 

Indoor/Outdoor Pool & Whirlpool

It’s not too often that I run into a hotel pool that isn’t your typical rectangular pool unless I’m someplace warm and tropical. So needless to say, the hotel’s pool impressed me.  Another unusual aspect of the pool is that is an indoor and outdoor pool. During the winter months, they close the outdoor pool.

 

There is also an exercise room with equipment and free weights.

The exercise room at the Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel.

Final Thoughts

Would I stay at the Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel again? Definitely! Some of the features I loved were the spacious rooms and bathrooms, the views from the rooms, and the pool which was both indoor and outdoors. While I didn’t dine at the onsite restaurant, having an onsite dining option and a bar is always a plus. Also, the hotel’s location in the heart of downtown Wenatchee is perfect for those who want to spend less time on the road and more time checking out the local Wenatchee scene.

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Bike trails in Wenatchee, Washington.

Wenatchee Travel Tips

Closest Airport: Pangborn Memorial Airport (15-minute drive), Spokane International Airport (2.45-hour drive), Seattle International Airport (2.40-hour drive), and Vancouver International Airport (4.30-hour drive).

Carless Options: If you plan to spend most of your time downtown, fly into the local airport and use the hotel’s free airport shuttle. If you want to explore the area and the Columbia River Gorge, you’ll need a car.

Dining Travel Tip: You’ll have plenty of restaurants to choose from, and I only got to sample a few. I can recommend McGlinn’s Public House and Pybus Bistro. Many of the other restaurants in Pybus Market also looked tantalizing.

Wine Tasting: Right across the street from the hotel is the Wenatchee Valley Visitor Center. This is no ordinary visitor center. Inside they have a tasting room with local wines, beers, and ciders. This is a great place to start your adventure. Other locations within walking distance of the hotel are Stemilt Creek Winery and Jones of Washington at the Pybus Market. There is also Norwood Wine Bar that serves Washington wine and light fare.

Activity Tips: The area has lots of outdoor recreation. I’m not much of a skier, so I recommend biking the ten-mile loop Apple Capital Loop Trail along the river. You can rent bikes at Arlberg Sports, which is in Pybus Market and right next to the trail. A cruiser is $15 for two hours. If you are more of a walker, then stroll the trail and enjoy the sculptures. Be sure to put on sunscreen and bring a hat. A short drive outside of town is the beautiful and serene Ohme Gardens. In the summers, they often have music concerts here. There are lots of hiking trails, and some favorite areas are Peshastin Pinnacles State Park History, Wenatchee Confluence State Park, and Wenatchee National Forest.

History: One of the coolest things I did in Wenatchee was learn about the pilots and their plane the Miss Veedol that made the first nonstop Pacific Ocean flight. If you are a history geek too, I suggest visiting the Wenatchee Valley Museum & Cultural Center and then arranging to see the Miss Veedol, which also has the nickname the Spirit of Wenatchee. The museum also has other interesting geology and history tours. You can see the full list here.

B&B recommendation: If you are more of a bed and breakfast type of traveler, I highly recommend Warm Springs Inn & Winery. It is a short drive outside of Wenatchee, and in a very serene setting along the banks of the Wenatchee River. This location also my 10 Romantic Getaways You Must Take Your Sweetie to in Washington State.

To find out more about Wenatchee go to Visit Wenatchee.

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Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel

 

25 thoughts on “Escape to Eastern Washington at the Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel”

  1. I always think of the smaller towns in my area as so boring, but you always make the towns in Washington sound charming, romantic, and entertaining, and I feel like I want to go. I could spend a weekend here! Nice article.

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    • Roxanna, What part of the world do you live in? It would be very easy to spend a weekend in Wenatchee. I’ll be posting more about things to do and see, so stay tuned!

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  2. Didn’t have an idea about what to see and do in Eastern Washington as it’s not a popular travel destination to anyone ~ Thanks for giving us an idea about the area and I thought it would be a nice weekend getaway from the hustle and bustle and enjoy the amazing view of the lake and natural scenery ~ a bike ride touring in the surrounding area would be nice, too! @ knycx.journeying

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    • Actually, Eastern Washington is very popular with wine lovers and there are some great mountain towns on the Eastern side of the Cascades. I hope you get to visit one day and check it out!

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    • Emma, I’ll just have to remember the octopus I had in Greece. 😉 I had a great time exploring Wenatchee and there is more to come on what I did.

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  3. Hey Lara,
    Loved your write up on Coast Wenatchee Center Hotel which offers some stunning views.Very well written review with some great photograph. I am sure you had a great time in your spacious room.

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  4. Yeah … pretty sure we would have given into taste bud demand too and stayed for an octopus dish. You never mention how it was prepared and curious minds MUST know. The hotel sounds great … and views of the Columbia River … well that can’t be beat either! Love your blog by the way.

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    • Michael, They told me the chef prepared it three ways, but since I didn’t have it I’m not sure. I hope when I’m there in the spring they’ll have it

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  5. As I’m traveling through Asia with hubby, our hotel rooms have tiny bathrooms with shower and toilet together, so now I appreciate a place like this with large bathrooms haha! I’ve also realized that being close to the main areas is a plus, and this hotel has that, so definitely worth a stay here.

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    • Edith, Asia! Fun! I’ve not been as of yet, but I can image there are some pretty compact hotel spaces. Hopefully, you find yourself a retreat with some breathing room. 😉 Thanks so much for commenting!

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  6. Not only seems the hotel to be located at a wonderful place, I also like all the extras it offers. The combined indoor-outdoor-pool looks very nice – I’d like to plunge right in! And the shuttle is for someone like me who is not driving a huge plus! Since I love to cycle when travelling, it would be the perfect recreation location for me.

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  7. What a sweet little place to stay! I love small towns like this. Sometimes they’re boring, but the best part about them is you never know what you’re going to discover 🙂

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  8. This sounds like an ideal winter destination for me if there is skiing nearby! I would love to have those views of the river and the mountains – that sounds like my idea of paradise! I don’t really know much about this region at all – so great to learn about a new destination. By the way I love the fact you got to make your own bottle of sparkling! What a neat experience.

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    • Juliette, Making the bubbly was so much fun, and I so enjoyed sharing with my family. If you are winter sports person, you’d love this area in winter!

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  9. We love exploring the smaller towns, that’s when you get a real feel for a place. Wenatchee sounds like the perfect relaxing getaway!

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  10. That’s the only hotel I’ll stay in in Wenatchee! love it! One New Year’s Eve, they even dropped us off at our destination and picked us up after midnight – no charge!

    You have a typo in the article – Wentachee – that needs fixing!! 🙂

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