Hood River is a busy place in the summer and the Gorge Paddle Challenge is the weekend following the event. Book your Accommodations ASAP!
The Best Western Plus is a great place and they have offered us special rates for event attendees. It is a 15 minute walk and less than 5 minute drive to the Event Site. Your stay comes complete with everything the Best Western has to offer including special breakfast at their Riverside Restaurant located inside the complex. To book and get the discount call 1-800-828-7873 and tell them you are with the AWSI event in August. Check out the facility at http://www.hoodriverinn.com
Just a short 5 minute walk from the Event Site and close to town too. This is a new construction hotel with all the amenities and a pretty decent free breakfast.
The Oak Street hotel is the epitome of a classic Bed & Breakfast. Right in the heart of downtown it's about a 15-20 minute walk to the Event Site or a 5 minute drive.
Hood River is an Air B&B mecca with options ranging from condos, private rooms, whole houses, or camping space. Listings are up now but many locals open up their listings in March and April. That doesn't mean wait! If this is the path you want to go then check often and when you see something you like be on it.