While I write this review I have a little bit of mixed feelings about this place. The location - lovely, you are steps from the beach and the view is awesome! There are lovely chairs to sit on and watch the amazing Cannon Beach sunsets on the grass area just near the steps to the beach. Once down the steps there are 2 fire pits (created by others) nearby for you to use and enjoy a campfire on the beach. The staff - another amazing and wonderful part of this place! They were polite, friendly, helpful and eager to make our stay wonderful. To the point where they went out of their way to help us when we had some challenges! You really cannot fault the service or staff. The office has a lovely collection of DVD's to borrow, hot dog sticks, beach towels and a washer & dryer with complimentary laundry detergent. All of that added to the appeal of the place.
We stayed in the Lighthouse Suite 4 and it is this unit that is giving me the mixed feeling. The unit itself is well appointed. We had enough dishes, everything we used worked well, the temperature was easy to adjust to our needs (open the windows during the day to cool the place down and a nice fireplace and floor heaters for warmer space in the evenings). The kitchen had newer upgrades and was well maintained. Bedding was clean (but they had a few stains on the pillow case corners that looked like ink or hair dye) when we arrived and the place obviously had someone though to clean it as it was well vacuumed and dusted. However, the tables, chairs and futon were painted to look nicer - which was lovely to look at - until you sat on them. They felt sticky which made you feel a little dirty, which the chairs weren't, just sticky. It just wasn't a pleasant feeling. The bathroom was quite small and cramped, but in good working order. In the bedroom the mattress was a little dated, and the pillows were a little flat to sleep on, not quite what I expected for the price I was paying. There was also a large red stain on the carpet which was a little off putting.
That being said I feel that overall the place is very nice, perhaps the other units are a little better. Would I stay there again? Probably as the staff and location were well above par but I would consider trying another room.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Classic Cannon Beach oceanfront inn offering studios, one and two bedroom suites and cottages overlooking Haystack Rock.For generations families vacationing in Cannon Beach have chosen to reconnect and enjoy the simpler things in life at the Sea Sprite at Haystack Rock. With charming rooms overlooking Haystack Rock and the spectacular Oregon Coast and a staff that is passionate about helping each guest create cherished moments. ... more less
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- Sea Sprite At Haystack Rock Hotel Cannon Beach