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“The Grey Gull is like taking a step back in time!” 5 of 5 stars
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Grey Gull
2.0 of 5 Resort   |   651 Ocean Shore Blvd. NW, Ocean Shores, WA 98569   |  
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Ranked #8 of 15 Hotels in Ocean Shores
Tyler, Texas, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
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“The Grey Gull is like taking a step back in time!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We are from Texas and loved the cool weather in Ocean Shores. The Grey Gull made our stay even better with a fantastic view of the ocean from the 3rd floor (room 304). Each room is individually decorated and the full-size kitchen is fully stocked for cooking. We loved the pool, hot-tub and cooking out at the picnic area.
The staff at the Grey Gull are very helpful and nice. There are movies and games for use in the lobby along with a quick hot cup of coffee.
Don't forget to fly a kite while in Ocean Shores! We hope to visit again.

Room Tip: Top floor is the best, awesome view of the ocean! Remember, move chairs around quietly when eating d...
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  • Stayed June 2014, 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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ggmanager, General Manager at Grey Gull, responded to this review, July 2, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience at our hotel! We were happy to host you and your party, and we hope to have you back with us again. Keep in mind, we do offer group rates for room blocks of 5 or more, so consider The Grey Gull for your family reunion!

Warm Regards,
Darcy Hambrick
General Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Tacoma, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2014

We have never had a bad experience at the Grey Gull. We plan on going back again very soon. It's so relaxing and just a short walk thru the dunes to the beach. We've gone there in good weather and bad. It's always been fabulous.

Room Tip: The top floors have the best views.
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  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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ggmanager, General Manager at Grey Gull, responded to this review, June 17, 2014
Thank you so much for taking the time to share your experience with us! We look forward to having you back.

Warm Regards,
Darcy Hambrick
General Manager
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philadelphia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2013

This was a nice hotel. We had a 2 bedroom condo - nice rooms and plenty of space as well as a stocked kitchen (except for the food). The beach is about a 5 minute walk down a wooded path. You can't see the ocean from the 2nd floor, not sure about the 3rd floor.
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Room Tip: you can't see the ocean from 1st or 2nd floor, not sure about the 3rd.
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Silverdale, Washington
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We celebrated my husband's birthday by spending one night at the Grey Gull. We stayed in unit 314, which had an amazing view of the ocean and mountains. We immediately realized we should have spent more than one night. Our room was a one-bedroom condo with all the amenities of home. We are already making plans to return for a much longer stay. But next time we'll be staying in our friend (Jeri Burgess) condo -- unit 214. It has the same amazing view and is delightfully decorated in a nautical theme. The Grey Gull is a beautiful, comfortable, hidden treasure right on the ocean.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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Albany, New York
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Reviews in 12 cities Reviews in 12 cities
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2012

Not only as a 40-year international business traveler, but as one in the middle of a 10,000 mile tour of the U.S., I found this motel to be very under-rated, both in value and experience.
On this trip, we've stayed mostly in 3-star motels, with the occasional 2-star when we lacked choice; we picked the Grey Gull on that basis and were very pleasantly surprised. On a holiday weekend we booked one-night; shortly after arrival and based on the experience, we extended.

Our room (202) turned out to be a mini-suite, with all of the conveniences one would expect for an extended stay, including kitchenette and all of the accessories. The room was in excellent condition, with everything crisp and new/modern accessories. The room was tastefully decorated, and included both a gas fireplace and flat-screen television, complete with full surround-sound speaker system. The king-size bed was very comfortable, and the room included a balcony and chairs that faced both a heated outdoor pool and the ocean, (a short walk to the beach). Everything appeared clean and well maintained. Wireless internet was easy to connect to and reliable. The staff was pleasant and accomodating.

Throughout the stay, one observes little reminders that these folks are in the hospitality business, viewing the experience through the eyes of their guests, and adding little touches to make the experience positive. I view the Grey Gull as "3-stars +" relative to anywhere else we've stayed on this trip and would definitely recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Hong Kong
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35 reviews 35 reviews
19 hotel reviews
Reviews in 18 cities Reviews in 18 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

We wanted a place on the beach where we could have our dog and this was perfect. All facilities worked fine, staff was friendly. Decor a little dated, and internet slow, but for price was a good deal. Very clean.

Room Tip: First floor rooms do not have ocean view because of dunes, but did have nice patios onto the grass a...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Olympia, Washington
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263 reviews 263 reviews
33 hotel reviews
Reviews in 89 cities Reviews in 89 cities
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2012

The Grey Gull is an older resort but we found it clean and well-maintained. We had 3 adults and 2 kids and stayed in a corner ground floor unit, Room 112. The units are privately owned, so we were told all are furnished differently. Ours had a living room, dining area, large fully-equipped kitchen, 1 bathroom, and a separate bedroom with two queen or double beds - not sure what size they were. The bedroom had a slidding door to the deck and small TV. The living room also had a slidding door to the deck, gas fireplace, large TV, fold-out couch, and two comfy reading chairs by the large windows. The big hit with the kids was the heated outdoor pool and hot tub. The pool was nice and warm on our first evening, but much cooler (78 degrees or so) the next 2 days. The units all face the pool so you get the feeling of being at a "resort", specially when the sun is out. We didn't experience the loud guests at the fire pit like other reviewers mentioned, but then again we stayed there in the off-season, April. The grassy area has large hills which the kids enjoyed running up and down, and the trail to the beach was long for a 4 year old, but fine. We took advantage of the large selection of games, pool and sand toys that you can borrow. In the lobby, there are also books and lots of movies you can take to your room. Our experience with the movies was a failure though. The first night the movie we selected didn't have the DVD in it, just an empty case. The second night neither us, nor the lady from the desk, could figure out how to work the DVD player. However, the staff was homey and accommodating. This is not the Four Seasons, and some things like the pool and hot tub, show their age, but we would stay there again, specially with the kids.

Room Tip: Corner rooms (112) are great when you travel with kids - easy access to grass area, beach, and pool...
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 651 Ocean Shore Blvd. NW, Ocean Shores, WA 98569
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Location: United States > Washington > Ocean Shores
Amenities:
Beach Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( Wi-Fi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#6 Romantic Hotel in Ocean Shores
#7 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean Shores
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:2 star — Grey Gull 2*
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