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Sylvia Beach Hotel

#11 of 26 Hotels in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
267 N.W. Cliff St, Newport, OR 97365
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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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Florida
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79 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I did not stay here but the front desk staff was nice enough to let me look at the very cool author themed rooms as long as the door was open (meaning the guest had not yet arrived). I did sign up for their dinner which was tons of fun because you are seated at a table for 8 and... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I had stayed here many years ago and mistakenly booked here to bring friends from the east coast to a 'unique' place. It's a good thing they are wonderful friends. Any positive memories I had from over 20 years ago have been displaced by new ones of:malodorous rooms with goodwill reject furnishings, I don't mean 'shabby-chic', just 'shabby'; vintage windows... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
1 review
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Linoleum floors.Filthy windows. Bathroom ceilings sweating on your head. Toilet didn't flush leaving swirling content. Fiberglass tub enclosure. Black mold along rubber baseboards. Junk Goodwill decor

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Seattle
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I went to the Sylvia Beach Hotel with a long-time woman friend who had heard glowing reviews from fellow residents of her senior living community. We, being straight women, opted for one of the few rooms with two beds, the Steinbeck Room. Decor was cute but way over the top in the amount of nicknacks and dusty old books. Room... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I've heard about the Sylvia Beach Hotel for years, & staying there was on my bucket list, so my husband reserved 2 nights for us there for my birthday. We checked into the Emily Dickinson room rather late in the evening. I went upstairs to the library for hot spiced wine, where I met a woman who comes to stay... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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63 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015 via mobile

My 12 yr old daughter and I had seen this hotel on Pinterest and wanted to visit. Finally booked a room. We stayed in the Dr Seuss room with double bed. Really enjoyed our stay and plan to return. It was very windy and cool during our stay and I forgot my jacket. They have several jackets, hats, and scarves... More 

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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39 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

This was a random stop on our way down the coast and I'm glad we did...mostly because I like off the beaten path and unusual. This is definitely a one of a kind property that sits atop a bluff on the beach in Newport. The rooms are themed after authors and the top floor is a sort of library lookout... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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27 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

To like this special place. This is not your usual beach hotel or B&B. Scratch the TV, scratch the wifi......heavy on books and cozy chairs to sink into. Crazy rooms depicting your favorite author. One of the most unique and endearing places I have ever stayed in....but I am an addicted reader and nothing is more enjoyable to me than... More 

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Texas
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79 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

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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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2015

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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