First the good stuff: Fantastic View. Each room has a balcony which is nice. The place was "average" in our view because the rooms are somewhat dated, and the design seems poor. For example the closet by the door is a joke as only half of it can be used, a big wooden box covers most of it. The oven cannot be opened unless you open the refrigerator door and some drawers were partially blocked. There is no fireplace and the heater is a square vent up on the wall which makes noise. It just seemed to be below par as far as what we expected. Our room was a King with full kitchen on the 3rd floor. The elevator is very slow and there is no free coffee in the lobby. However, there is coffee you can make in your room. To get ice you have to go to the lobby or else make your own. The rates seem too high in our view. Ocean access is adequate but not as easy as I thought. My feet got soaked going down to the ocean. But once there we had the place to ourselves. I can see pros and cons in this town. The best place to go in town is Fred Meyers as they have everything you need at a good price. It even has a deli as it is a "super-store" (it's big). Go there to get what you need. Avoid the small shops as everything is way over-priced. I got a very small container of fudge at BJ's and it was 5 bucks. Eat at McDonalds or Taco Bell or KFC or even Pizza Hut and save your money. Old Town is neat but again the stuff in the shops is higher than a camels back. Good coffee though! I hope this helps! By the way, the drive between Florence and Newport is very beautiful, the best drive on the Oregon Coast. I think the reason is the view is somewhat elevated and you can see many great ocean vistas. Enjoy!
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