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Sylvia Beach Hotel

#12 of 26 Hotels in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
267 N.W. Cliff St, Newport, OR 97365
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Tucson, United States
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

PROS : We felt relaxed the moment we stepped in to this beautiful old inn. Location truly is everything; large windows across the antique-filled lobby give unobstructed views of the ocean. It's all about the calming effect of the ocean and the central Nye Beach location. Shops, cafes, and restaurants are within easy walking distance. Nye Beach dress code in... More 

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Thank Ellen S
Vancouver, Canada
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63 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Sylvia Beach Hotel is a unique place which we really enjoyed staying at, but it might not be for everyone and you should look at their website before booking. It's an older building and totally literary themed. The rooms are named after and styled after various authors, with a great deal of thought going into the décor. We stayed... More 

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Thank irumley
Redlands, California
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441 reviews
60 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 303 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A one-of-a-kind hotel with one-of-a-kind rooms. Each room is devoted to an author and the decor includes books written by the author as well as pictures and other artifacts that relate to the author. We were allowed to view unoccupied rooms which was very fun. Many of the beds are smallish, as were the bathrooms, and there was some deferred... More 

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Portland
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35 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2016

Extremely old hotel with rooms decorated/oriented around famous authors. Some rooms are incredible (agatha christie or j.k. rowling). Others, (tolkien), are a shame to the greatness of the writer. You really need to visit, tour the rooms, and then find out which one you want. The beds are... old. You're not going to find that 5, 4, or even 3... More 

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Inverness, California
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016

We stayed there recently and thoroughly enjoyed the entire experience, from the friendly staff on the phone at registration, to the lovely, cosy room, to the exceptiional dinner on site. The views are tremendous, the urge to sit in the library and read for hours is overwhelming, looking up from time to time to make sure the magnificent waves are... More 

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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78 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I had made reservations for one night in the Alice Walker room, but to my delight upon checking in, I was offered Jane Austen upgrade for free, since it had just become available. I was delighted! I loved the room (3rd floor, corner room, north and west windows); the bed was comfortable and the windows were easy to open so... More 

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Lantzville, Canada
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11 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2015

This delightful B & B hotel is right on the coast at Nye Beach just north of Newport. Though old, it is spotless and well kept up. The quirky thing about this place is the fact that all the rooms are named after well known writers; Hemingway, Jules Verne, Dr. Seuss, and so on. My room for the two nights... More 

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Puyallup, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2015

I have stayed in the men's dorm, which is not currently offered. Non-view rooms ("novel") best value & you can frequent the library in the attic to enjoy the ocean view. The family-style dining (must reserve) is great fun, guests invited to play the Game--2 Truths & a Lie. Don't shave the truth (one table companion in the past claimed... More 

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Thank John L
Bowen Island, Canada
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15 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2015

This is a wonderful, quirky old place. Each of the rooms is themed after a famous writer, and we stayed in the F Scott Fitzgerald room, and poked around some of the others, which are generally left open for viewing when not occupied. The decor is imaginative and often very funny (e.g. the Dr Seuss room, the Ken Kesey room).... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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89 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Anti technology management aside the hotel sits on the beach with the sound of the waves pounding the shore to relax you when the book in your gets too exciting or scary! Rooms unique to famous authors. Strong knees needed to get to third floor! Breakfast was excellent served by friendly and accommodating folks. Walking distance to lots of shops... More 

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