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“Way Cool” 5 of 5 stars
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Historic Anchor Inn
4417 SW Hwy 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367   |  
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Ranked #3 of 36 Hotels in Lincoln City
Seattle, Washington, United States
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Way Cool”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Such a fun place. I was in town for business, and this funky little inn, with all of it nooks and crannies to explore, great food, and large quiet rooms was a great oasis set apart from the conference I was attending. Wonderfully, friendly staff who know a lot about the history of the hotel and the area. Slept great, but ate a little too much. Hated to leave, would love to come back on a vacation trip, I think it would be a great place for a romantic getaway, or just to go and decompress sometime.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Toledo, Oregon
1 review
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

The Historic Anchor Inn is clean and queit. It is an older facility, and thus is free of the superficial, where-it's-at-now-baby feel of a lot of places. It is close to shopping and the beach. The Anchor is also something of a nautical museum, with displays ranging from photographs and paintings to an entire cabin cruiser. The breakfasts alone are worth spending the night. And to top it off, the staff is freindly without being instrusive or pushy. All in all, staying at the Anchor is like being invited into your favorite relative's home for a few days.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
    • 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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Salt Lake City, Utah
2 reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

Charming. Beautiful antiques. Cozy, themed rooms. I've stayed here many times and love the quiet ambiance.

  • Stayed October 2011, 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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Roma - Italy
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

if I ever go back to the Oregon coast, The Anchor will be the place to stay!

Room Tip: the room with the piano (can't remember its name or number - see pics) - first floor of the main...
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  • Stayed October 2011, traveled solo
    • 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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Portland, Oregon
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17 reviews 17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
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11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

This is one of those rare and wonderful old-fashioned inns. The owners chat with you. The rooms and public areas are filled with collectibles and antiques, curiosities and just plain fun stuff. My cabin was the Cowgirl cabin, identified by the paintings - all cowgirls in 1950s style paintings. Somehow that set the stage for me as I then wandered up to the main building and indulged -- usually I have a hard-boiled egg and juice -- in the hotel breakfast, a substantial and enticing meal. Don't miss this chance to go back a bit in time to what motels used to be, before they all became "6's", Super 8's and Expresses.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled on business
    • 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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Glendale, Arizona, United States
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2012

I've stayed at the Anchor Inn several times and have always liked it. The staff is friendly, the food is good and filling (that's why they're always packed come breakfast time) and the Inn itself is quaint and homey. And speaking of the food, if you're there when Kip makes his famous clam chowder, do yourself and favor and be there for dinner. It's so good people come from all the surrounding towns to have some. So, if you're in the area and would like to stay in a cool old historic inn and love good food, stay at the Anchor.

Room Tip: I can't comment on the cabins from personal experience because I've never stayed in one, but...
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  • Stayed February 2012, traveled on business
    • 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
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26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2012 via mobile

Careful not to overlook this 1940s style motor court!

The exterior cabins harken back to an easier, more relaxed time. Travel to Lincoln City for the beaches and amazing views, but stay with Kip at the Anchor!

Each cabin is uniquely and thematically decorated with hand-picked "finds" from estate sales and antique shops in the area or "gifts" from the residents if this picturesque seaside town. The result is breath-taking.

While the plumbing can be cantankerous, the water gets nice and hot on those chilly mornings. They have updated the heating, so you can warm the cabin to your liking.

Step inside the main building for your breakfast and be treated to more ecclectic decor. Kip feeds his guests VERY well.

If you prefer a more modern hotel, there are rooms in the main building. I prefer the cabins myself.

  • Stayed February 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 4417 SW Hwy 101, Lincoln City, OR 97367
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Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Lincoln City
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 36 Hotels in Lincoln City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 22
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Historic Anchor Inn is a small inn nestled in Lincoln City's historic Taft District. Steeped in romance, history, and 1940's nostalgia, the inn is being renovated with utmost care to evoke the Oregon Coast experience of a bygone era. We serve complimentary, hot, homemade breakfast every morning. And pets are welcome. ... more   less 
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