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“Nice location, could use renovation.” 2 of 5 stars
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Lighthouse Inn Florence
2.0 of 5 Bed and Breakfast   |   155 Highway 101, Florence, OR 97439   |  
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Ranked #4 of 7 Florence B&B and Inns
Pinole, California
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“Nice location, could use renovation.”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2013

Hotel was in a convenient location. Since it is right off the 101 you will get traffic sounds. The room itself was a bit humid when we walked in and there isn't an AC unit in the room. The area is cool and the windows are openable. However there are bugs outside. Since we prefer to sleep when cooler, it was either deal with the bugs or be hot and humid, not ideal. Either an AC unit or screens on the windows would of resolved the issue. The shower head was position at about chest/stomach height (I'm about 6), it could probably use a S extender. Note: this isn't a B&B, not sure if mis categorized.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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Rating summary
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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wimberley
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2013

We had our trip planned for almost a year and had made all our reservation months in advance which included a nights stay at the Lighthouse Inn. However two weeks before we were to start our trip we had a serious illness of a family member requiring the trip be rescheduled. This was done with all our reservations including the Lighthouse Inn. Then as luck would have it, within a few hours out on our first day of the trip a lady ran a red light and totaled the vehicle we were operation. Fortunately we were OK but our trip was delayed 2 days. This required again rescheduling our reservations including the Lighthouse Inn. 8 days into our trip we were to stay at the lighthouse Inn however 200 miles short of our destination to the Lighthouse Inn we ran into seriously bad weather stopping our ability to go any farther. You see the couple traveling with us was on a motorcycle and the danger to them was far too great to continue forcing our inability to make our reservation with the Lighthouse Inn.

This is when we were so rudely addressed when we tried to just cancel our reservation. We were told they would not consider another change to our reservation and that we would be charged full price and they didn’t care about our personal problems; it didn’t matter as they will get paid no matter what.

It gets even worse as they had charged our credit card on the first reservation even though we had canceled the reservation over 3 weeks before we were scheduled to arrive and they were refusing to credit our card for this error.

So after hours of phone calls and putting up with inconsiderate rudeness we gave up on working this situation out with the folks at the Lighthouse Inn. So then we contacted our credit card company and discussed ways to resolve the issue. Due to the fact that the Lighthouse Inn did not actually provide any services or product to us and we had meet all their cancellation rules they were charged back for over $300 in charges made to our credit card. You see the room was about $75 each and we had reserved 2 rooms, one for us and one for the couple traveling with us. That is 2 rooms for 2 different dates both of which were canceled within their rules.

Travelers beware here!!!!

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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LighthouseInn, Manager at Lighthouse Inn Florence, responded to this review, July 11, 2013
I am truly sorry if anyone at the Lighthouse inn was rude to you. However I just want to take a minute to respond to your review.
When you asked to change the date of your reservation I happily did so. I did let you know that you needed to advise Expedia of the change as they held your reservation and your money.
We have NEVER received any payment from them for your reservation. Also the last time you called it was to cancel and it was early afternoon on the day of your revised reservation.
We do have a 24 hour cancellation policy as is stated on your Expedia confirmation.
I am sorry your trip did not go as planned. Manager at Lighthouse inn.
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Arcata, California
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95 helpful votes 95 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2013

The Lighthouse Inn is centrally located on Hwy 101 within walking distance of the historic Florence waterfront area. The Inn, in existence since 1938, is quaint and quirky. The lobby is very cozy, furnished with couches, comfortable chairs and a working woodstove all surrounded by knotty pine. The lobby has several interesting books on lighthouses and an array of puzzles and games. Unfortunately the WIFI signal is very weak in the rooms - the lobby is the best place to access the internet.

The rooms are comfortable and clean but not fancy - flat screen TV, ceiling fan, microwave and small refrigerator. The views were unremarkable...either of the highway in front or a small parking lot in the back. There was no continental breakfast although coffee, tea, hot chocolate and cider was offered in the morning. The Inn is next door to a small cafe.

We enjoyed out stay at the Lighthouse Inn and found the innkeepers very friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay there again when traveling through Florence.

Room Tip: Request a room on the backside, away from noisy Hwy 101.
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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 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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Westminster
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2013

Very nice at the front desk. The lobby is quaint and felt like I was in someones house that I could just go down to the living room and get a puzzle or book without bothering anyone. Having two doors, one to the lobby and one to the parking lot was convenient. We didn't have to lug our luggage through the lobby and didn't have to go outside to get to the lobby.

It is older but wasn't really a problem, especially for the price.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Missoula, Montana
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135 reviews 135 reviews
69 hotel reviews
Reviews in 76 cities Reviews in 76 cities
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

The Inn is as quaint as everyone says, and I am glad it has been in business so long. We agree the lobby area is welcoming. We can see it would be a good place to spend time on a rainy day. Our room was not so attractive and welcoming, just old. There is traffic noise pretty early. My favorite thing was a warm heater in the bathroom wall; my least favorite was leaning over to get under the shower head. It was an interesting place for one night, but we wouldn’t return. A big benefit is being adjacent to Old Town, which we enjoyed walking around. We recommend the delicious food at Restobar 1285 in Old Town.

Room Tip: Room in the back may be more quiet in the morning.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Basel, Switzerland
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61 reviews 61 reviews
23 hotel reviews
Reviews in 42 cities Reviews in 42 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2013

We found this hotel via Tripadvisor. When reserving we asked for a quiet room. However we got one on the second floor facing US 101. Luckily there was not much traffic during the night. However I was woken up by a loud van at 4 am.

We should have insisted to get a room at the back as most of those were not occupied. The room was small, simple, but everything that is needed was present. The lobby is big and cosy the ideal place to drink the morning coffee. For breakfast we just went next door in that organic health coffee and we can confirm that the food was good.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2013

While the accommodations were pretty simple, the staff were very friendly. The place was clean and within walking distance to The Old Town section of Florence. Like the homey feel of this older motel.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Additional Information about Lighthouse Inn Florence

Address: 155 Highway 101, Florence, OR 97439
Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Florence
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Lighthouse Inn Florence 2*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This classic property is conveniently located on Hwy 101, within walking distance to Old Town restaurants and shops. Guests enjoy complimentary tea and coffee served in the spacious lobby, free parking, free local calls and an on-site natural foods restaurant and market. ... more   less 
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