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370 1st Street SE, Bandon, OR 97411   |  
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Ranked #2 of 9 Bandon B&B and Inns
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38 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“Great”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is a small hotel with less than ten rooms. We stayed in one of the lower floor rooms facing the harbor. It was like a suite in that there was a living room in front with sofa and TV and a bedroom in back. The room was pleasant, clean and quiet. I believe this is the only hotel in the old part of town, but in any case it is close to restaurants and tourist attractions.

Room Tip: The downstairs rooms in front have separate bedrooms and are comfortable and quiet.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Idaho
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014 via mobile

Lovely place! It felt like staying as a guest in a friend's home. Very clean, nice furnishings and thoughtful owners. They even provide makeup remover towelettes. Nestled in by the water at Bandon. We would stay again!!

  • Stayed June 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Saint Louis, Missouri
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24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

This was a repeat stay at the Sea Star. We were in Suite 1 with two twin beds on the lower level and a queen bed in the loft. The bath room, microwave/fridge, couch, TV, table/chairs were on the lower level. You can see the marina across the street from the loft bed. The drink ware is ceramic and glass, there is a corkscrew, paper bowls and plates, napkins. Walk to restaurants. Breakfast is not included, but Bandon Coffee is located right behind the hotel and has many breakfast options.

Room Tip: Like rooms 1 and 2, as they are high enough to see the water view.
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  • Stayed June 2014, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Gold Beach, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 24, 2014

My husband and I like to stay at the Sea Star Guesthouse when we visit Bandon. It has an amazing location, right across the road from the boardwalk, in old town. It is a short walk to great shopping and dining. The rooms (upstairs particularly) are very nicely decorated and designed for comfort. While a bit small, they have wonderful views of the Coquille River and the harbor. Parking can be tricky if you are there during a festival or other time where there is lots of tourist traffic, as there is no private parking for this guesthouse. Definitely not fancy lodging, but very reasonable, comfortable, and cozy - all with the best location possible in Old Town Bandon.

Room Tip: Highly recommend the upstairs rooms... room 2 for couples, room 1 for families!
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Beaverton, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

When the neighboring room has so many children they couldn't control them and woke us up I called the manager and what he said was "THEY WILL BE GOING TO BED SOON." I don't know how he knew their sleeping habits but the noise was nonstop and an infant yelling for almost two hrs. So I told him we were packing up and leaving. I asked him about the refund and he said no we don't do that. You do what you have to do. He must of had his hearing aid turned off because you couldn't help but hear it. My husband opened the door and smoke bellowed in from someone smoking. This was to be a nonsmoking guest house. Bill called me the next say and said he would credit our room but when I got home he left another message that he was only crediting 1 night. That was sneaky if you ask me. The form I had to sign states if you are a guest and make excessive noise or disturbance that you shall be fined for the amount the complainant room amount that is returned. I see how they make their money now. Shame on you...

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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The Netherlands
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85 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2013 via mobile

The Sea Star is located directly across the harbor at smalltown Bandon.

We had a huge spacious room/appartment with a queen bed in the mezzanine and two singles on the ground floor. Nice comfy couch, dining table and a frontporch with a superb view on the harbor.

Two downsides to this facility: our room was extremely light, so we were awake at 7 am because of the sun (in summertime it must be eaven earlier) and secondly: the walls are very thin. You hear everything from your neighbours.

We had no noisemakers next to us, but we could hear them walk, talk and use the bathroom. Could be a problem for some!

Overall a very charming guesthouse, but if you are a light sleeper (morninglight/noise) you might choose another option. But the location is wonderful!

  • Stayed September 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Courbevoie, France
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39 reviews
34 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

We stayed for a night at the sea star and it was the highlight of our trip along the Oregon coast. We has a very nice room with two double beds on the ground floor and a lovely view on the harbor. Even though we arrived late we were warmly welcome. The room was clean, the beds very comfortable and the decoration charming. The owners gave us awesome advice about where to go for dinner (Alloro, not to be missed) and (Bandon Coffee cafe). We definitely recommend this place. Last but not leas, the price was really reasonable even in the summer season.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Sea Star Guesthouse

Address: 370 1st Street SE, Bandon, OR 97411
Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Bandon
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 9 B&Bs / Inns in Bandon
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 7
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Newly renovated inside and out, this cozy waterfront motel is nestled among downtown shops and restaurants. Rooms have all new furniture, mattresses, bedding, paint and carpet, plus micro/fridge, cable TV, and Seattle's Best coffee. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Sea Star Guesthouse Hotel Bandon

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