I've taken family and visiting friends here several times in the past two years. We love the kitschy seashell/nautical decoration (with price tags). It's a cute, clean place to stay after exploring the coast and within blocks of Depoe Bay's storefronts and whale watching.
As the name implies, its an old fisherman's motel with small utilitarian rooms that have been lightly remodeled and warmly decorated. Most recently, we stayed in a two-bedroom unit with a kitchen. The furniture was not suitable for all-day lounging (i.e. one loveseat for a four-person room), but good for breakfast and planning the day's outings. Some of the units face the ocean and are marked-up accordingly. We usually stay in units facing the highway which are surprising quiet -- even with the windows open all night. The rooms are equipped with DVD/VCR, free wi-fi, and free DVD rentals from the office.
The couple that seem to own/operate the motel are very friendly and offer suggestions of things to do and local happenings.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- We are a small motel, owner occupied and operated. We also manage several oceanfront homes. ... more less