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Surfsand Resort
4.0 of 5 Resort   |   148 West Gower Ave, Cannon Beach, OR 97110   |  
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Ranked #6 of 14 Hotels in Cannon Beach
Surrey, BC
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
10 hotel reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
“Great location, nice rooms but...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

The resort is right on the beach or a few hundred steps away o you cant get any better than that. The resort is clean and well appointed however, our room had no air conditioning and no air circulation which meant it was very hot and stuffy even though it wasn't really warm outside. Beds are memory foam so they are very tough to move in, soft yes, but difficult to sleep in all night as it was warm and those beds tend to be on the warmer side. Staff were friendly. Bathroom toilet seat was not the right one for the toilet and was worn. It really was very misplaced given how nicely the room was decorated. Overall I might consider staying here again but I would have to ensure there was air conditioning in the room.

Room Tip: Ask for ocean view. Even rooms behind main building have partial view of the ocean.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SUManager, General Manager at Surfsand Resort, responded to this review, 1 week ago
Thank you for vacationing with us! Unfortunately the weather here does not often call for air conditioning in the rooms. We do have fans for our guests to use, however. We hope you will consider staying with us again.

Thank you,
Jerry W. Martin
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Rating summary
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Warrington, Pennsylvania
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24 reviews 24 reviews
9 hotel reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Excellent location and perfect view of Haystack Rock. Ask for a room on the third floor -- definitely NOT in the basement. We were in room 301 -- perfect with fireplace and great view. Only disadvantage was the the fireplace stayed very warm even after turning it off -- maybe need some air conditioning which normally wouldn't be needed since it's on the chilly side there. We had evening turn-down service (no charge) and got a handful of chocolate mints instead of the usual one each. The bed was very comfortable and the room was very clean and neat.

Room Tip: Third floor for the best view.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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SUManager, General Manager at Surfsand Resort, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
Glad to hear you enjoyed the view from your room, and turndown service! Sounds like the staff took great care of you.
Hope to see you in the near future!
Jerry W Martin
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Portland, Oregon
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16 reviews 16 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

This hotel knows how to wow you with the little touches. From the sliding door from the jacuzzi bath tub to the main room to freshly baked cookies in the lobby, Surfsand leaves no whole for improvement! The beds additionally were spectacular...and the sheets OH-SO-SOFT!

From the porch of the Ocean front rooms, you are able to walk right out to the beach. Or if the weather is poor, you can just hang fire-side from your room and watch the waves roll in in perfect comfort.

This is a hotel that you will not want to leave!

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled solo
    • 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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SUManager, General Manager at Surfsand Resort, responded to this review, September 25, 2013
We’re thrilled to hear you had such a fabulous time staying with us! Next time you are with us enjoy our great amenities out on the beach; like a bonfire with s’mores! The sheets are from Jennifer Adams and are a great addition to our Resort!
Thank you,
Jerry W Martin
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2013

This property is right on the beach and in front of Haystack Rock. It is very clean and upscale for a nice beachfront price point. There are lots of activities and additional perks for kids. They offer akid's club for eating and activities. Also great that the Wayfarer restaurant is just walking across the parking lot. The only downer is that they have requirements for a 3 night minimum stay. Don't rely on their website to make a reservation. Call them directly, and keep calling. They often have 1 or 2 night avail abilities that they can fill in between the 3 night reservations. We were able to get a one stay on a Friday for two rooms. Just keep trying.

Room Tip: Bring some of your own snacks/drinks from the grocery. Stores and restaurants close early in Cannon...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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SUManager, General Manager at Surfsand Resort, responded to this review, January 11, 2014
So nice to hear that you and the kids enjoyed all of the Taffy’s Kid Club amenities. Thanks for your patience and understanding with our minimum length of stay requirements.

See you soon,
Jerry W. Martin
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Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
32 hotel reviews
Reviews in 30 cities Reviews in 30 cities
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2013

I loved this hotel! We were greeted and checked in promptly at the front desk and given all the information we needed to enjoy our stay at the hotel. We had a “partial ocean view room” that had a great view of Haystack Rock. The beach is so close and just absolutely stunning. The grounds have many beautiful flowers planted throughout and are well maintained. The room was very nice and provided all the modern comforts. We enjoyed the large screen TV and watched a movie on one of the channels. The front desk also has complimentary DVDs that you can check out. The bathroom was particularly luxurious with a large soaking tub, separate walk-in shower, and a TV with a remote control. The toilet has its own little room with a door. We stayed on a Sunday night and availed ourselves of the complimentary hot dog cookout they had down at the beach. Later we had them set up a private campfire with all the fixing for smores for $25. It was a very enjoyable evening on the beach. My only wish while staying here was that we stayed more than one night. I will definitely return and stay longer next time.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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SUManager, General Manager at Surfsand Resort, responded to this review, April 19, 2014
Thank you for vacationing with us! We’re glad you enjoyed all of the amenities and activities we have to offer. We’ll leave the light on for you!

Cheers,
Jerry W Martin
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New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
16 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

My husband and I stayed here for one night in August. I really liked this hotel. It is centrally located for both the town and haystack rock. The hotel staff are lovely and the lobby, pool, and gym are great. The room was beautifully appointed with a dual-headed shower, fireplace, luxurious robes, and temperpedic mattress. We were in the beachside building in an eye-level room. We could see the beach, but it was literally at eye level, so the room was a bit dark and you could see people’s feet as they walked by. The hallways in that building were a bit rundown and very cold as well. They had a shuttle to take you around cannon beach, which was a nice perk. We took it to their sister hotel, Stephanie inn, for dinner so we wouldn’t have to worry about driving. I would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: splurge for beachfront
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  • Stayed August 2013, 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
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SUManager, Manager at Surfsand Resort, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
We appreciate your wonderful assessment of the resort’s amenities and staff. The room that you stayed is scheduled to get a renovation to sliding glass door with a sunken patio and steps up to a grass deck. The hallway will be getting an upgrade at the same time.
We will look forward to hosting you again soon,
Surfsand Resort staff
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Seattle, Washington
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67 reviews 67 reviews
20 hotel reviews
Reviews in 23 cities Reviews in 23 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2013

This was our second visit to SurfSand and we were not disappointed. We made reservations late, so we had a 'partial ocean view' room that was just great. We looked over part of the parking lot and the beach entrance (great for people watching!), and had a striaght-on view of Haystack Rock.

The room was clean, and very comfortable. Spacious bathroom and lovely balcony.

Room Tip: The partial ocean view rooms, especially on the west end, are wonderful!
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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SUManager, Manager at Surfsand Resort, responded to this review, August 31, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to review our resort. We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us. Our partial ocean views do have a great view of Haystack Rock and the beach. Thanks for your tip you are correct the higher up and the farther west your room is located the greater the view. We look forward to seeing you again.

Cheers,
Jerry W. Martin
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Additional Information about Surfsand Resort

Address: 148 West Gower Ave, Cannon Beach, OR 97110
Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Cannon Beach
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Romantic Hotel in Cannon Beach
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Cannon Beach
#6 Family Hotel in Cannon Beach
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Surfsand Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 94
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The oceanfront Surfsand Resort is steps from Haystack Rock and features stylish, contemporary guest rooms with a serene and tranquil vibe. iPod docs, deep soaking tubs, a fitness center, indoor swimming pool, kids crafts and seasonal cabana service are just a few of the fun extras that you'll find at the resort. Located just 70 miles due west of Portland, this full-service resort welcomes guests with warmth and hospitality. ... more   less 
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