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“Very clean, but very small bedroom and bathroom”
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The Lighthouse Inn
Ranked #1 of 17 Cannon Beach B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed December 10, 2012

We just recently returned from a weekend at the Lighthouse Inn. There are several points to sell this resort such as: it has recently been remodeled, it is very clean, it is a short walk to the main part of Cannon Beach, and the staff was very courteous. However, we do not think we will return as we found the bedroom and bathroom very small. My husband and I had to place our luggage in the living room as there was not enough room to maneuver around our suitcases, especially at night. The door to the bedroom has to be closed at night or you will walk right into it in the dark from the way it is positioned. Especially bothersome was the fact that there was no place to put your toiletry bags in the bathroom. The only storage was given to the tissues and toilet paper. We also didn't like the fact that we had to get in the car to reach the breakfast site (at a sister property). We knew this when making the reservation but didn't realize the two properties were so far apart. The breakfast room was very clean but lacked food appeal. The waffles are frozen waffles. It would seem the Inn could purchase a waffle maker like several other hotels have acquired.

I cannot imagine any more than two individuals staying in these rooms. We had an upstairs suite and found it to be very quiet.

There is much to sell this hotel; however, we prefer more room and breakfast at least within walking distance.

Room Tip: I would recommend an suite upstairs; they seemed very quiet.
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  • Stayed: December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Escape L, General Manager at The Lighthouse Inn, responded to this reviewResponded December 18, 2012

We are most appreciative of the time and effort this guest has taken in order to provide us valuable feedback on our Lighthouse Inn. As with any review, we are looking into each and every point of her communication and will take immediate remedial action to resolve any issue within our abilities. Some issues are more easily fixed than others, like a shelf for toiletry bags, and we look forward to rectifying this oversight with expediency. We have enormous pride in our property and when we learn, as we have here, that we have let one of our patrons down, it causes us to redouble our efforts. We dedicate ourselves to the comfort and satisfaction of each and every guest, each and every day. It is our utmost concern.

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Reviewed November 14, 2012

A newly renovated place that is convenient to downtown Cannon Beach. Lovely furnishings, decent continental breakfast, although you have to drive to the Mother property to obtain. No beach view, but a very short walk.

Room Tip: There are only eight units, so the biggest choice is whether you want to walk up stairs to the upper...
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  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed October 23, 2012

I can't say enough great things about The Lighthouse Inn. Our first time staying there and I found the suite to be absolute charming. The suites have recently been remodeled. The staff at the checkin at The Lodges were beyond wonderful. The amenities offered to their guests is absolutely unbelievable - fresh baked cookes, breakfast, movies, marshmellow skewers, sand buckets for the kids, umbrellas, and even jackets - they thought of everything. Both my husband and myself were very impressed and we will definitely be back.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed September 24, 2012 via mobile

If you have a dog(s); this place is excellent. They were extremely nice and accommodating for them (treats, frisbees, towels, sheet covers for bed/couch). It was set only a block back from the beach (2 minute walk to the nearest entrance). Down the street from the convenient store and the parking lot which held the farmers market. Drive to downtown only took a couple minutes. They also had a fairly decent movie collection to 'rent' (free) from. The only negative things I can say is that it is a little drive from their main office (they have multiple properties, so make sure you're at the right one!), but Cannon beach isn't a big town, so it only took about 10 minutes. The freezer part of our mini fridge didn't keep my pint of Ben & Jerry's frozen (so unless you plan to eat it right away do NOT waste $8 buying at it the convenient store). There also wasn't a close place to buy crab to cook yourself, so we took a little drive to Seaside for that. They also offered coupons to your choice of restaurant/bakery/movie theater to check out their newest rentals; it took less than 5 minutes and the salesman was very nice, completely worth checking out and receiving the coupon. All in all, nice place and we will be back!

  • Stayed: June 2012
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Reviewed August 12, 2012

Great location just a couple of blocks from the beach in mid-town and a few minutes drive from the busier downtown area. Very helpful staff at the check in down the road, and good breakfast there as well. Nicely finished unit that fit our family of 5 (kids aged 10 - 15). Definitely could hear the people and dog in the unit above though, so may want an upper unit if noise bothers you.

Room Tip: Definitely could hear the people and dog in the unit above though, so may want an upper unit if nois...
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  • Stayed: August 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed July 21, 2012

We stayed at The Lighthouse Inn in mid-June 2012. We had originally wanted to stay in the Surfsand because it's right on the beach and our family had a really positive stay there last year, but they were full and we were not planful. We were referred to the Lodges and then finally to the Lighthouse Inn. It was newly renovated, however, the person who referred us really over-promoted the comfort of the suite for four people (we are a family of four).

That being said, there were several charming elements to the room, which included a very nice pet-friendly accessories and treats and some sea salt taffy for its human occupants. It has a lovely fireplace and location-wise it is only two blocks off the beach, six blocks or so from 'downtown' and two blocks from another little strip with Sleepy Monk Coffee.

For two people, I say, "Perfect!" For more, cramped and lacking in privacy.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed June 22, 2012

The Lighthouse Inn is an excellent value with a lot of nice amenities for families and a convenient location, but with some limitations as one would expect at this price point.

Stayed in a second floor king suite during mid June, 2012 with my wife and two kids. Recently we stayed at its sister property, The Lodges at Cannon Beach, so much of this review will be in comparison to that hotel. Our average nightly rate at the Lighthouse Inn, taking advantage of a “2 nights for the price of 1” special, was $125 + tax. In comparison, the two bedroom condo at the Lodges at Cannon Beach would have been about $300/night for the same stay.

On the positive side, the staff are uniformly friendly and helpful. The room at the Lighthouse Inn was recently remodeled and spotlessly clean. It comes with a lot of nice amenities: a small refrigerator, microwave oven, 2 burner stove, coffee maker, 2 small flat screen TVs and a DVD player. You also get a nice continental breakfast, free fresh baked cookies, coffee, tea, salt water taffy, and DVD rentals at the main office, which is a less than 5 minute drive away. We were impressed with how comfortable both beds were. Our large, 12 and 14 year old boys commented that the queen size sleeper sofa was surprisingly comfortable, and the fact that they could share that bed for 3 nights without fighting was notable. We also liked the walk in shower which had great water pressure. They provide lots of towels. One of the nicer advantages of the Lighthouse, Inn compared to the other properties that are further south, is its convenient location. The beach is one block away and the shops and restaurants of “downtown” Cannon Beach are also within walking distance. There was a quaint farmer’s market one afternoon one block south of the hotel, and the Sleepy Monk Coffee Shop and Irish Table (our favorite Cannon Beach restaurant so far) are right next to that.

The negatives for the resort are pretty minor. Although the room is spacious, because so much stuff is packed into it, the layout can be strange. For example, the silverware is in a tray in a cupboard about one inch off the floor and right next to the front door. The bathroom has no vanity, so there is no place to put a dopp kit, except on the toilet or the floor. Although the sleeper sofa is comfortable, there are a couple of windows in the main room which do not have shades, and the room can get quite bright in the morning. Also, the room is overall not as luxurious as the condos at the Lodges at Cannon Beach: the towels are not as plush, the countertops are formica not solid surface, the appliances are functional but not luxurious like at the Lodges, and the TVs are a lot smaller. Of course, this is not unexpected given that the Lodges are 2.5x more expensive. Overall, our family was divided in our opinion of the hotel. I prefer the space and luxury of the condos at the Lodges at Cannon Beach, whereas my wife (who is more value-minded) thinks the Lighthouse Inn is perfect for our family. Both are really nice hotels and excellent values, it just boils down to which price point you prefer.

  • Stayed: June 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about The Lighthouse Inn

Address: 939 & 963 South Hemlock, P.O. Box 1388, Cannon Beach, OR 97110 (Formerly Van Buren Lighthouse Inn)
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Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Cannon Beach
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly )
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Ranked #1 of 17 B&Bs / Inns in Cannon Beach
Price Range: $129 - $283 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — The Lighthouse Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 8
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