Stayed 2 nights at Hotel Bayview end of June. Big and beautiful hotel near the beach. The hotel is facing Chixingtan/pebbles beach and takes less than 5 mins to walk there. If weather is good.. you can even watch sun rise from the room facing the sea or just go to the beach.
Not much of eateries near the hotel except a family mart(Convenient store) and maybe one or two others. You can ask the hotel to call a cab for you to town area. It is cheaper but of course depending on your destination. I paid less than NT200 to Ziqiang Night market per way. While you are waiting for the cab at the hotel, you can go to the mini café area to sit. There are free beverages and biscuits.
I will still stay back at this hotel the next time I go to Hualien simply because its quite a romantic place and of course given its good reputation for service.More