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The Oregon Coast stretches for over 360 miles and is one of the most breathtaking in the world. It’s dotted with lighthouses and all of the beaches are free and open to the public. Here you can enjoy everything from hiking trails that wind through dense forest, searching through tide pools, digging for razor clams, or just putting your footprints in the sand. For the best base to enjoy it all, consider a stay at one of these fabulous hotels.
Not only is Hallmark Resort one of the most romantic resorts in the U.S., but it’s also one of the most desirable places to stay on the northern Oregon coast. It overlooks Haystack Rock, one of the most photographed monoliths in the country. You’ll be steps from a long stretch of sand where silver dollar shells are strewn about at low tide and tide pools are filled with a myriad of sea life from starfish to hermit crabs. Between late March and June and again from late November through January, you can watch for migrating gray whales to pass by too. Rooms are luxurious, with gas fireplaces and two-person spa tubs that provide the ultimate romantic retreat. The property also includes heated saltwater pools and a highly rated full-service spa.
A romance seeker’s dream, the Stephanie Inn is an adults-only property that’s just steps from the ocean and Haystack Rock with oceanfront rooms that boast private patios or balconies, Jacuzzis for two, and fireplaces. Enjoy the sounds of the waves crashing against the beautiful sands and watch for wildlife, including everything from puffins and elk to whales, depending on the season. Massage services are available, and there are complimentary perks like a generous buffet breakfast, afternoon wine receptions, evening drinks, and a shuttle service downtown. Fine dining is right on-site, with the inn’s restaurant known for its dishes that are inspired by local Pacific Northwest ingredients at the peak of their season.
The Whaler is right across the street from one of the prettiest beaches in Oregon, with many attractions nearby, including the Historic Bayfront District, the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, shopping, dining, and more. All rooms are spacious and comfortable, and come with private balconies showcasing jaw-dropping ocean views. Standard amenities also include flat-screen TVs, microwaves, mini-fridges, and coffeemakers. There’s a swimming pool and fitness center on-site, and you’ll get a complimentary daily continental breakfast too.
Base yourself in one of the most stunning spots along the central Oregon coast, nestled between the forested mountains of the Coast Range and the waves of the Pacific by booking a stay at the Overleaf Lodge & Spa. It’s just a few feet from the surf and tide pools while offering one of the best spa vacations in the Pacific Northwest. Take advantage of the healing powers of the sea with decadent facials, therapies, and massages available. There are steam rooms, a sauna, and a workout room, while the historic 804 trail is just outside for peaceful strolls, following the path of Indigenous Peoples and later settlers. Rooms boast ocean views, TVs with DVD players, coffeemakers, microwaves, and mini-fridges. Some have furnished terraces, whirlpool tubs, and/or fireplaces, while the suites offer one or two bedrooms with kitchens or kitchenettes.
This former fish cannery was built on over 100-year-old pilings sitting right on top of the Columbia River, guaranteeing magnificent water views. While The Cannery Pier Hotel & Spa offers a wide range of modern amenities, it also has a turn-of-the-century feel with exposed beams and wooden trusses. It’s one of the best spa resorts in Oregon, where you can warm up in the Finnish sauna after a day of hitting moss-draped trails or playing at the beach. There’s a full-service day spa for some pampering, loaner bikes ideal for exploring the charming downtown, and even complimentary trips that can be taken in a 1939 chauffeured Buick. Sunset yacht cruises are available too. Rooms feature gas fireplaces, private decks with views of the river, flat-screen TVs, microwaves, and mini-fridges. There’s also a two-bedroom penthouse suite with a full kitchen.
Less than a five-minute walk to the beach and a few miles from the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Inn at Nye Beach near Newport offers a comfortable stay in rooms that come with flat-screen cable TVs, DVD players, French press coffeemakers, tea infusers, microwaves, mini-fridges, gas fireplaces, and either patios or balconies. The property offers a free weekly wine social and all guests enjoy a complimentary continental breakfast and home-baked cookies. On the property, you’ll also find a fitness center, gift shop, outdoor hot tub, outdoor fireplaces, and a full-service spa.
An ocean view boutique hotel, Headlands Coastal Lodge & Spa is located in the Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area. It offers iconic views of Haystack Rock and glorious sunsets, while rooms come with private balconies for gazing out at the Pacific while enjoying the fresh salty sea air, fireplaces, flat-screen TVs, iPads, mini-fridges, and coffeemakers. There are also two- and three-bedroom cottages with full kitchens, living rooms, laundry facilities, whirlpool tubs, and patios. Surfing lessons and yoga classes are available, while the spa has an open-air hot tub and a gym. The on-site restaurant offers a cozy place to dine with a fireplace and views of the beach.
Located at the beachfront, with Rockaway Beach extending for miles in either direction, Surfside Resort is perfect for spending your days on the sand. Families will appreciate the two-bedroom family suites, but all come with fully equipped kitchens, gas fireplaces, and private balconies, many of which provide unobstructed views of the Pacific. Plus, your four-legged friends are invited too. The resort provides complimentary beach toys for more fun on the sand, free snacks in the lobby, direct beach access, and a heated indoor pool.
Tucked into the ocean bluffs along Oregon’s Central Coast, the Inn at Spanish Head Resort sits right on the beach, providing dramatic ocean views from floor-to-ceiling windows in every room. Standard amenities include flat-screen TVs, coffeemakers, microwaves, and mini-fridges. Many come with kitchenettes that have cooktops or oceanfront balconies. For a full kitchen and separate living room, book one of the suites. The property includes an ocean-view spa where you can enjoy a heated stone massage or one of the many other rejuvenating treatments. Acupuncture and aromatherapy are offered too, all enjoyed with a soundtrack of the crashing surf. The impressive seafood restaurant and bar offer more spectacular ocean views from the 10th floor, and there’s also a fitness room, saunas, an outdoor heated pool, and a hot tub.
The Arch Cape Inn and Retreat has a European-inspired design, set within a chateau-style building overlooking the Pacific and Castle Rock. Rooms are all uniquely designed with standard amenities like en-suite bathrooms stocked with designer toiletries and TVs. Some come with patios, ocean views, and/or whirlpool tubs, and most have fireplaces. One of the suites has its own private sauna and garden. Guests enjoy a daily gourmet three-course breakfast every morning in a dining room that overlooks the well-manicured gardens along with complimentary afternoon wine and appetizers.
Overlooking Siletz Bay near Lincoln City, the Salishan Resort boasts a magnificent setting, providing a tranquil oasis just steps from beautiful beaches, dozens of wineries, and many other attractions. It has its own 18-hole golf course for playing with a panoramic view of the Pacific, a long indoor swimming pool ideal for laps, and a relaxing hot tub. There’s a huge fitness center with an excellent mix of cardio and weight equipment, plus a beauty salon and a lavish spa offering massages and facials. Rooms are spacious and all come with balconies featuring a golf course, forest or ocean views, flat-screen TVs, mini-fridges, microwaves, and bathrobes. For a stone fireplace, book one of the premier rooms.
The adults-only Gilbert Inn offers an intimate, memorable B&B-style stay, housed in a beautiful Victorian mansion that’s just a 5-minute walk from the Seaside Aquarium. Ideal for a romantic retreat, it has just 11 rooms, all with private bathrooms, and includes a complimentary daily breakfast with hot and cold items like quiche, eggs, and fruit, served in the sunroom. The sunroom also offers shared facilities for guests to use, with a microwave and fridge. A shared outdoor patio and fire pit is provided too. Rooms are all individually decorated and include private en-suite bathrooms, coffeemakers, and flat-screen TVs.
Located right along the oceanfront promenade that stretches for one and a half miles edged by a soft sandy beach, the Ebb Tide Oceanfront Inn will put you within the heart of it all in popular Seaside. You’ll be within walking distance of the aquarium, where it’s possible to feed its famous harbor seals, as well as the shops, restaurants, and other attractions downtown. Enjoy activities like sandcastle building, kite flying, and bonfires on the beach. If you choose a room with a jetted tub, you can come back for a relaxing soak. Some have gas fireplaces, whirlpool tubs, or kitchenettes with stovetops, and all come with coffeemakers, microwaves, minifridges, and cable TV.
Home to six links courses that are stretched along gorgeous sand dunes that rise above the Pacific, Bandon Dunes is one of the top golf destinations in the country. Often compared to courses in the British Isles, they’ve been ranked among the best by Golf Digest and many other publications. The setting is idyllic for playing and the accommodation is impressive too, with everything from traditional guest rooms in the lodge to four-bedroom cottages with private patios, living areas, and fireplaces, some with golf course, forest, or ocean views. There’s a whirlpool, a sauna, and massage treatments for loosening up those tight muscles before another round along with multiple dining options from casual bites to more upscale restaurants with an extensive wine, whiskey, and microbrew lists.