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Sylvia Beach Hotel

#10 of 26 Hotels in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
267 N.W. Cliff St, Newport, OR 97365
Sylvia Beach Hotel

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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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77 reviews 77 reviews
16 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We heard about this hotel from a friend who had stayed there. You need to book early if you want an interesting choice of rooms. Each room has a different author theme. For a family or group of 4 I would recommend the Ken Keasey room with the four twin beds. We stayed in one of the rooms facing north... More 

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Santa Barbara, CA
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140 reviews 140 reviews
29 hotel reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are a serious reader, writer, poet or follower of popular, world renouned authors, this is Base Camp. In much need of upgrades and attention to details, the patina has begun to wear through in spots. That said, there is a true cult following made up of of loyal admirers of the written word that keep this unusual monolith... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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114 reviews 114 reviews
6 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since the partners decided to turn a run-down old hotel into a flight of literary fancy, this has been a winner. No phones (well, there's one if you need it and happen to be one of two folks in the world without one in your pocket). No television. A marvelous, enveloping library that sucks your life back into the pace... More 

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Loreto, Mexico
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Cozy,by the sea,readers paradise,wonderful foo you could watch the tide come in and out,walk on Nyerere beach,curl up by the fire, eat wonderful food. Service was excel land and hosts were warm. Theme is authors, books everywhere

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Seattle, Washington
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

In the Sylvia Beach Hotel, each room is themed to an author - Herman Melville, Jules Verne, J. K. Rowling, Dr. Seuss, and so on ... great fun, for the literary inclined. No electronics of any kind supported, bonus. Complimentary warmed spiced wine in the attic reading space, bonus! We stayed in the Agatha Christie room, and the level of... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Stay in an Authors room without wi.fi, TV, or phones. Fabulous breakfast and family style dinners with such interesting people. Right on Nye beach too! Small room full of books. Third floor has a big lounge area to read or socialize.

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Atlanta, Georgia
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Lovely, unique rooms, each named for an author. Wonderful wide beach at the hotel; many great hikes and three lighthouses 45 minute drive. Great dinner (optional) with local fish, veggies and fruits. Family style with a card for a "get to know you" game. My introverted wife was glad she had asked for a separate table. Breakfast is included; many... More 

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40 reviews 40 reviews
26 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Kudos to the owner as he acknowledges in his narrative on the web site, that this place is not for everyone. This is as far as you can get from a "cookie cutter" chain hotel. I can see the appeal and met a number of guests who have been to the Sylvia Beach a number of times. The location is... More 

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Grants Pass
18 reviews 18 reviews
4 hotel reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

If you HAVE to have wi-fi, telephones in your room and a television, do NOT go here! BUT if you want to read a good book, watch the waves or walk on the beach; if you want a good breakfast, hot or continental (both are included in this B&B); if you love coffee and tea; if you love good conversations... More 

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Port Angeles, Washington
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101 reviews 101 reviews
25 hotel reviews
101 helpful votes 101 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

I've stayed in more hotels than I can remember. Most have boring breakfasts, cookie cutter decor, standard beds, same furniture, carpet, so-so views, small pools, etc. Typical economy oriented rooms, nothing outstanding or memorable. Also, no interest to mingle with other guests, let alone strike up a conversation. I never 'wandered' around a hotel ENJOYING it. I would check into... More 

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