Astoria ’s newest hotel, the Commodore (258 14th St., 503/325-4747, http://commodoreastoria.com , $69–179) has simple but carefully decorated rooms in a renovated downtown hotel. The small European-style rooms have a sink, a flat-screen TV/DVD, and an iPod docking station, but you’ll use a shared bathroom at the end of the hallway. Suite rooms are larger and include a bathroom.
Astoria has several motels that offer basic but clean rooms. Except on summer weekends, the following should have rooms available without reservations. On the eastern edge of Astoria, the Crest Motel (5366 Leif Erickson Dr./U.S. 30, 503/325-3141 or 800/421-3141, $78–112 depending on views) offers cliff-side river views, a coin-operated laundry, a whirlpool set in a gazebo overlooking the river, and pet-friendly rooms (with no extra fees).
Two blocks from the West Mooring Basin and its charter docks, the Astoria Dunes Motel (288 W. Marine Dr., 503/325-7111 or 800/441-3319, $80 and up) has an indoor heated pool and whirlpool tub.
About 0.5 miles east of the Astoria-Megler Bridge, the Rivershore Motel (59 W. Marine Dr., 503/325-2921, $95) has 43 rooms with coffeemakers, microwaves, refrigerators, and Internet access. Some rooms include kitchens.
A couple of blocks away from busy downtown streets, the Rose River Inn B&B (1510 Franklin Ave., 503/325-7175, www.roseriverinn.com , $85–160), offers two river-view suites and two guest rooms in a large cheerfully painted Victorian, decorated with European antiques and art and surrounded by a neatly tended garden. Each room includes a claw-foot tub, and the River Suite also has a Finnish sauna.
Franklin Street Bed and Breakfast (1140 Franklin St., 503/325-4314, www.astoriaoregonbb.com , $80–135) is a grand four-story Victorian built in 1900. Six rooms and suites, five with private bathrooms and queen beds, accommodate up to 14 guests. The view from the fourth-floor Starlight Suite is unmatched, and there’s even a telescope for up-close ship spotting. The Hide-Away Suite has its own kitchen, dining area, living room, and private entry. Rich woodwork and local art are appreciated extras. It’s within easy walking distance of downtown.
Clementine’s Bed and Breakfast (847 Exchange St., 800/521-6801, www.clementinesbb.com , $90 and up), a handsome two-story home built in the Italianate style in 1888, stands in good company across the street from the Flavel House  and is itself on Astoria’s Historic Homes Walking Tour . From the gardens around the house come the fresh flowers that accent the guest rooms and common areas, as do the herbs that spice the delicious gourmet breakfasts. There are five rooms in the main house, all with feather beds and private bathrooms; upper-story rooms have private balconies with river views.
In addition to these guest rooms, two spacious sunny suites are available in the Moose Temple Lodge ($150–155), adjacent to the main house. Built in 1850, this is the oldest extant building in Astoria ; it was the Moose Temple from 1900 to 1940 and later served as a Mormon church. Renovated with skylights, wood floors, fireplaces, small kitchens, and several beds, these are ideal for families or groups. Pets are welcome. September–May, Clementine’s offers packages combining cooking classes with one- or two-night stays. Clementine’s requires a two-night minimum stay on weekends mid-May–mid-October and on holiday weekends. Single-night stays are fine the rest of the year, and discounts are available off-season.