WOW! This hotel is an absolute GEM! A diamond in the rough! I'm afraid to tell too many people my "secret" treasure!! I wanted an ocean view with hot tub (a must for me and my achy bones and muscles) without the astronomical oceanview price that many of the other places charge. It's across the street from Tolovana Beach Park for extremely easy beach access. In fact, it's right off Hwy 101 - turn for Tolovana Beach Park - and skip the congested roads through Cannon Beach. Hotel is at end of off ramp. Mo's Seafood Restaurant is across the street, too.
I stayed in the King Suite, since most reviewers highly recommended paying a few bucks more to get the view. As a bonus, the suite was a corner room. Rooms are of different configurations but the King Suite was a separate bedroom with a queen sofa sleeper in living area. Keep in mind, ground floor = no view. No elevator, but that didn't bother me in the least. Weather was absolutely glorious for mid-January.
The small kitchenette is "dated" but hey, it worked and was very efficient. I loved being able to cook breakfast in the morning, sit at the table and watch the waves. Plenty of pots, pans, dishes. It even has a dishwasher! Refrigerator with top freezer - not like the typical dorm room unit that other hotels have. There was a microwave too! A small mini mart is a 5 min walk from hotel.
The room was very clean. There is also an in-room dvd player. I brought my own movies, but the hotel has quite a few for rent - $4 for a day. The room has a great gas fireplace (cozy!) and more than ample space. Like a small apt!
The pool is small, but just right temperature. Great for lap swimming. There are some pool noodles for kids to play with. Hot tub is fabulous. Mind you, the hours are 9AM -9PM.
The staff.... gosh. The gal at check in was wonderful. Very friendly. Efficient. Really want to make your stay comfortable. I don't have a dog, but it is a pet-friendly hotel. Doggie towels and treats and water bowl to clean up after beach walks! Speaking of beach walks, Haystack Rock is about a 15 min walk up the beach. (well I walk kind of slow.... it's really not that far.)
There is a weekend shuttle bus stop across the street that can take you into town so you don't have to drive around "forever" just to find that elusive parking spot.
As for noise, I found it to be non-existent. I will definitely be staying here again -- hoping for same room! Great value.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- A wonderful ocean view hotel at the South end of Cannon Beach near Tolovana Park. Enjoy ocean view rooms and suites, gas fireplaces, small kitchens, flat screen TVs, free Wi-Fi, and decks. After a day at the beach take a swim in the heated indoor pool, or a soak in the spa. Many dog friendly rooms available. ... more less
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