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Zen Garden Bed and Breakfast

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8910 Glenesslin Lane, Manzanita, OR 97130
Zen Garden Bed and Breakfast
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    5 of 5 stars
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New York City, New York
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20 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

We stayed for 4 days and enjoyed our stay very much. So peaceful, great breakfast, close to the beach (at this time of year, for great walks) and convenient for touring North or South from there. The hosts live upstairs and were present and helpful but discreet. We had some interesting conversations. We had the large suite (with plenty of... More 

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Mrs S, Manager at Zen Garden Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your kind review. It was a pleasure having you to stay here and enjoyed meeting you very much. I am so glad you enjoyed yourselves here. Please stay here again if you need accommodation in the area another time. Mrs. S. More 

Denver
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50 reviews 50 reviews
9 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

The room is fine, if a bit small. Very clean and we'll cared for. Breakfast is fine. The owner is friendly and helpful. She replaced the feather pillows with non allergenic pillows and made sure to provide gluten free options for breakfast. It is a very short walk to the beach and a nice, quiet location.

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Mrs S, Manager at Zen Garden Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Debbie in Denver, Thank you for writing such a nice review. It is rewarding when people are happy with their stay. I hope you did know that the Bistro was available to you for your use at any time with the Zen Room; you do have a sitting and dining room with the Zen Room. I regret it is... More 

Duvall, Washington
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We chose the Zen Garden due to it's proximity to the state park, where we had friends staying over the July 4th weekend. It did not disappoint; we were able to walk to the park, and the beach access to the Zen Garden couldn't have been better. Breakfast was customized, timely, and tasty! The room was cozy and comfortable.

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Mrs S, Manager at Zen Garden Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Lis517, Thank you for writing such a nice review. I am very happy we could provide the location you were looking for. If you need to be peaceful near the beach and the State Park, then Zen Garden is the place to be. Please let me know if you would like to stay here again. More 

Louisville, Kentucky
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

We stayed for a couple of nights last week and had a perfectly peaceful, quite stay. The area and the property is beautiful at the Zen Garden and it is perfect if you enjoy quite and peace (no TV) and a wonderful customized breakfast outside in the garden to start your day. Ms. Smigel is a wonderful host, so friendly... More 

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Mrs S, Manager at Zen Garden Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear SunshineinKY, Thank you for writing such a nice review for Zen Garden. I am happy that we could meet your needs for your vacation. I am glad you used the Bistro room for your wine and cheese and for doing your computer work. It really is part of the Zen Room Suite and no one uses it except the... More 

Vernal, Utah, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed our stay at the Zen Garden Bed and Breakfast. The room was nice and bed was comfortable. Breakfast was amazing and many choices to choose from. Jacuzzi tub outside was romantic even though the jets quit working towards the end of our one hour soak. The owner filled the tub as hot as she could... More 

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Mrs S, Manager at Zen Garden Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Jeanine0907, Thank you for writing such a lovely review. I am very happy you liked the breakfast. I will put a choice of water temperatures on the Zen Bath reservation form as I realize it is very hot for many people and mostly only our Japanese guests like it really warm. I did have the jet checked but it... More 

Portland, Oregon
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

A much-needed rest and retreat at the beach! The room was intimate, beautifully decorated and very calming. Delicious breakfast, with several choices, served in a lovely private dining area. We very much enjoyed talking with Mr. and Mrs. Smigal, who made us feel welcome and were very respectful of our privacy. We hope to return!

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Mrs S, Manager at Zen Garden Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear RobbinID, Thank you for your lovely review; I am very glad you liked it here and please come back soon. Mrs. S More 

Nashville, Tennessee
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2013

We just finished up our Oregon vacation, and one of the highlights was our 2-night stay in Manzanita at the Zen Garden B&B. We stayed in the smaller Zen room and it was fine for the two of us since we were out much of the day touring along the coast. The bed was quite comfortable and we had nice... More 

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Mrs S, Manager at Zen Garden Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Nashville37205, Thank you for your very kind and informative review. It was very pleasant to meet you and I enjoyed your visit. I appreciate that you would like to recommend Zen Garden Bed and Breakfast and I look forward to your return should you want to explore some more beaches and parks nearby. Mrs. S More 

Raleigh, North Carolina
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2013

My husband and I had little time to find a place to stay in Manzanita, so we were happy to hear that Zen Garden had a room available. We stayed in the smaller room but the bed was very comfortable, the bathroom (with plenty of hot water) was a good size, and Mrs. Smigel, the host, was friendly and out... More 

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Mrs S, Manager at Zen Garden Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear ENEl7, Thank you for writing such a nice review. I am very happy that you liked it here and I enjoyed cooking for you. Please stay here again should you ever need accommodation in the area. Mrs. S More 

Vancouver, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

The place was perfect even before we arrived. Our host, Mrs Smigel was clear with instructions and her requirements for checkin etc. Being we travel a great deal, we love policies & procedures which means: no microwaves (thank you for being green), no rubbish left behind, bring own beach towels etc. We totally understood all the reasons. Our room was... More 

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Mrs S, Manager at Zen Garden Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear theblaze54, Thank you for your appreciative and informative review. I am so glad you enjoyed your stay here and the style of Zen Garden Bed and Breakfast. It was very nice meeting you and I look forward to your return. Mrs. S More 

Portland, Oregon
1 review
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

My wife and I have stayed at Zen Garden B&B a few times each year, since discovering the place in 2009. Its quiet location, its close proximity to the beach and to trails in Nehalem Bay State Park, its tastefully decorated and comfortable rooms (complete with shelves of interesting books to browse), and Mrs. Smigel's delicious breakfasts -- all compel... More 

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Mrs S, Manager at Zen Garden Bed and Breakfast, responded to this review

Dear Bill M, Thank you for your wonderful review; it is always a happy day when you and your wife make a reservation here. Please come back soon, Mrs. S More 

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