I reserved the room for my husband's birthday because of how cute the decor was. It appeared to be very modern and a style that we would like... not at all like your general Motel 6 or even Hilton for that matter. These rooms looked like a boutique hotel that would fit us better. The staff had set-up the room prior to check in, & included all of my special requests & purchased packages to suprise my husband. We were amazed. They did better than I could have hoped. Ugh... the European Breakfast was Ahhhh - mazing! The rooms are so cozy & minimalist. I love the different textures and mediums used. We appreciated that we could enjoy a wood stove without all of the stacking in logs, getting smoked out, or trying to light it. We were provided with a large can containing gel that just had to be lit once it was tucked into the logs... better than a real fireplace, but the the same ambiance and warmth because of the metal structure. The little details like glasses and robes were like icing on the cake. The shampoo, conditioner, and body wash weren't the typical Barbie sized bottles of cheap crap you normally get at a hotel. The shower WAS AMAZING! Same with the bed! We have decided to steal both of those designs for our home. It was super clean and comfortable. The amenities offered were awesome! You could checkout a fat tire bike to ride on the beach, enjoy a little bonfire in the fireplace outside of your room, or go for a swim. The hotel is also so conveniently located next to the Carousel Mall and steps from the beach. Basically, you need to experience how wonderful this place is to get it. It's so unique and comfortable, like if an Air B&B was provided as a whole hotel. The only way you shouldn't stay here is if you like the hum-drum, same ole' same ole' of EVERY OTHER hotel you've ever experienced. The only downside is now that we've stayed there, we won't enjoy other hotels as much.…
We love this hotel. Their bed is comfy and the general atmosphere of the room is fantastic. The pool was fun and the sauna was great. It’s been about 7 years since we stayed last and it was just as perfect then as it is now. Neighbors were loud but no fault of the hotel. Location was amazing!
I needed a quick 1-night stay. Location is awesome - right off the main shopping/restaurant area. The off-season rate was great. I personally love the laid back beachy/minimalistic vibe - though it may not appeal to others who want cozy and carpeted. Bed was comfortable, room was clean, check in and out was a breeze, nice to have wine 'on site' that I was able to enjoy. This fit my needs perfectly and I hope to return.
Cute motel. Felt like we were staying in a cabin - Wood floors and walls, our room had a fireplace, Extension cords with hanging bulbs. Our room had a lot of plug ins for are phones and tablets, Fridge in the room, shared microwave which was outside and down the stairs. Our Room had a damp feeling which made all our clothes feel wet and the bed too. The air ran all night which was very loud. Bed was comfortable, but the pillows were not. The motel had all the amenities needed for showering. Loved the little touches that made it a unique motel- handmade lavender soap, check out board games or videos for your room, check out bikes and the fireplace. Great location to the beach, restaurants and shops. Friendly staff
Be aware that the hotel is very short staffed, and not providing standard hotel services at this time (without notice). We stayed in the largest suite with two children. At check in, we were informed of the pool's hours but it was unavailable and closed for the duration of our trip (3 nights). Our room was not very clean (dust bunnies everywhere and some ancient dog jerky lurking under the couch - see picture). Wifi went out on the second day and the tv in the main room stopped working. We were provided with the usual door hanger asking for a refresh, tip envelope, and "leave your towels on the floor" sign. Despite this, our room was never refreshed. We thought we were doing something wrong and left super early after the second night and stayed away for hours. Came back to an untouched room. We finally complained at this point because we really needed our towels changed. This was when we were finally informed they were only refreshing rooms between guests, due to short staffing. If we needed anything "we could ask". Constantly nagging an overwhelmed front desk is not part of a relaxing beach trip. Honestly, if we had known this beforehand, we would have picked a different hotel. We were really looking forward to the cleanliness and service mentioned in other reviews. It felt like deliberate concealment to only inform us of this when we were upset enough to complain. The resentment really cast a shadow over the whole trip. To make it worse, the rooms really weren't great. The bunk bed room has no door, it just has an open doorway to the kitchen area. The wall also has a large open space at the top of the wall which lets in light/noise from the living room. Getting up to use the bathroom or turning on a light in the main living space will wake up kids sleeping in the bunk beds. Even if you try to be quiet and sneak past in the dark, the floorboards squeak, the doors squeak even more AND are extremely hard to close. We gave up closing the bathroom door and just kind of wedged it when using it. The bathroom sink is not in the room with the toilet which is a strange choice. The floorboards are truly awful; there are wide gaps between them and they are uneven. My children kept tripping on pieces that stuck up. Despite our best efforts we inevitably brought in bits of sand from the beach and it coated the floor in unpleasant grittiness (made worse because the room was never cleaned). We kept our socks on but they were pretty gross by the end of the day. The lighting is extremely dim. You can open the curtains for more light but our trip was pretty overcast and it made our room feel depressing and dark. It's a minor inconvenience but there aren't enough outlets in the kitchen so you have to pick two at a time; refrigerator, microwave or coffee pot. The cubby holes instead of a proper closet are also a weird choice. It was annoying to try and figure out the best way to use the limited hangers to keep clothes from wrinkling. There's even a closet shaped section in the primary bedroom. It feels like someone designed the place to look cool without actually considering guests needs. Overall, it was just a bitter disappointment. I have stayed in worse hotels but I always knew that going in. I left feeling resentful, tricked, and fully let down. Please keep the current state of this establishment in mind if you have an upcoming trip. Edit: Forgot to mention we paid extra for the Lazy Stay package which bumped checkout time to 2 pm along with some caramels and local beer. We had to explicitly ask for it before we left and ended up forgoing the beer because that's a bit early for drinking. One of the staff came up and loomed/dramatically peered into the living room window while we were still packing up and had over an hour remaining. We finished packing quickly and left shortly after because we felt unwelcome.…
This is a great little hotel near the beach. Great friendly staff with wine, beer, and light food in the lobby area. A wonderful indoor saltwater pool and sauna. A neat fire pit and outdoor seating area. Bikes available at no charge to ride on the promenade.
We stayed here and everything about this was not ideal. Front staff seemed annoyed with every question asked. Super loud doors closing all day and night, cleaning staff blasting music while they cleaned every room from his phone, loud trucks emptying dumpsters and much more.
First time staying here. Kind of an, eclectic "boutique" hotel created from an old motel building. Very near downtown, beach, promenade, and the Aquarium. Our room was cleverly re-done to accommodate a private room with king bed, a second small room with two bunk beds There is a fully equipped kitchenette with dining table. The lobby includes all-day coffee, a breakfast bar, beverage bard, snacks and pastries. Nice dining area for eating and lots of games, books, and videos. Very nice indoor heated (very warm) salt water pool with adjoining sauna. Great place for a family visit. Very friendly and helpful front desk persons. Good secure wifi.
Booked through Kind Traveler website who I love & read good reviews of Ashore.. our room 19 was cozy & rustic but the King suite mattress had no support & sloped downward, the only way to relieve that issue was to sleep near the middle of the bed! The fan was really loud in the bathroom & the AC was loud. Walls are thin but this is a 22 room motel so it’s a given. Thanks Ashore we still had a great time!
Searching for options online, my family decided to stay at the Ashore Hotel in Seaside, Oregon. Great choice! This hotel proves how innovative and creative a restoration can be. The rustic remodel gives the place a character all its own. We stayed in the suite, plenty of room with our family of 4. Our daughters had their own room, TV, and they loved the bunk beds. My wife and I got a few decorating ideas. Local pastries and coffee for breakfast, delicious flatbreads and fresh brews for dinner. Our bellies were full as we sat by the fire pit. The heated saline pool and sauna were a welcome surprise. I assumed they would not be open, but luckily we brought our swimsuits! Bikes are available on site to ride along Broadway or the promenade as well. Best of all, a very short walk takes you to the beach. Next time we travel along the coast, I will be on the look out for their other locations.…