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Sylvia Beach Hotel

#11 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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Seattle
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25 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week 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 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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59 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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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Portland, Oregon
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37 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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25 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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77 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 46 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 95 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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Portland, Oregon
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

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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