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“Clean and charming”
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Lighthouse Inn
Ranked #11 of 13 Hotels in Florence
Bellevue, Washington
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“Clean and charming”
Reviewed September 5, 2013

Though we weren't expecting much from this place, we were pleasantly surprised. The staff was courteous and polite, the room was charming and very clean and the location is great.
My only issue was that their fan was a bit noisy.
But a charming place to stay nevertheless.

  • Stayed September 2013, traveled as a couple
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Northern California
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Reviewed September 3, 2013 via mobile

We stayed at the Lighthouse Inn on Labor Day. My honey stayed here twice last year on a coastal motorcycle trip and recommended we stay here together.

The Lighthouse Inn has been in business since 1938. It has a charm - yes, it's a bit tired, but it's priced right and it's clean and it fits the bill if you're spending one night before moving on. The owners were not overly outgoing, but pleasant.

The Lighthouse Inn is on Hwy 101 and we had a street-facing room on the 2nd floor. We got there around 5pm and the room was stuffy, but the room had a ceiling fan and we opened the windows (after much effort - they appear original to the building). The room was clean, homey and the bathroom spacious. We kept our windows open and weren't too bugged by traffic noise.

It is an easy walk to the riverfront and we ventured down in the evening and again in the morning. If we're in Florence again I would consider the Lighthouse Inn.

  • Stayed September 2013
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Vancouver
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81 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed August 21, 2013

Kidding aside, this creaky old inn has a creepy, kitschy charm, but yes, it does need a little tender loving care in the form of upgrading.
Best to make reservations for the weekend, or if arriving mid week, best to get there before 5pm. The night we arrived, there was 1 couple ahead of us, then about 3 more arrived within 10 minutes. The mad room dash was on!
The price is right- @ $120 a night. Wi-fi is included but could not get it to work in the room, had to walk back to the lobby to get it to "kick in".
Front desk was very helpful and had a very positive demeanor. Bathrooms are very 50's inspired with minor updating. The shower stream hit my chin so had to duck to wet my hair...
The worst culprit is the dirty looking wallpaper trim that was centred mid wall in the rooms. It was rusty brown with maple leaves and looked like someone's soiled toilet paper- not pleasing to the eye in any way or form. Why they put it up is bewildering- it doesn't add anything to the room, unless it's concealing foundation cracks (which could be possible).

It's location accomodates the tired traveller, as it literally is a block away from the Old Town waterfront and 2 blocks from actually entering the Old Town.

The room's walls are paper thin- heard 2 people going at it for about 3 minutes the next morning, only to see the older couple in their late 60's emerge later (hey, gave me a giggle, as you could hear his every word...)
The main lobby has all sorts of board games in the lobby, and I felt like I was living out a "Clue" fantasy- that I had been summoned to this inn to learn of someone's fate- it has that kind of creepy appeal (but not so creepy that you can't sleep at night).
When the sun starts going down, it gets chilly and damp so bring your long sleeves/pants out in case you walk into town.
So yeah, if you're not hung up on staying somewhere that has it's own rewards program, or has more shabby chic than sleek and sultry, this could be your perfect refuge, but you may tire of it for more than 2 nights of poor wifi reception.
It is about a 5 min. drive to the Three Rivers Casino which was a lot of fun- and they have a free shuttle that can pick you up every half hour.

Room Tip: Rooms on the backside may be quieter than those on the front which face the highway. Ask at the des...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2013 via mobile

Lighthouse Inn is located on US 101 in Florence, Oregon, near the south end of town. It's an unassuming, small hotel that celebrates its history. Part of the hotel dates from 1938 as the Hotel Ragan and the other part dates from 1952. There is a roomy lobby with couches, antiques, and a fireplace. There are models of lighthouses and historical photographs placed throughout.

When you check in you are not given a plastic swipe card, but a set of metal objects resembling mountain ranges called "keys." These will operate doors. In a nod to modernity and cleanliness, you are also issued a TV remote at the front desk. The fixtures and furnishings are old, yes, vaguely mid-century, but that's part of the charm.

Even though our room faced the highway, once Florence rolled up its sidewalks it was surprisingly quiet. There was hardly any traffic noise and we got a good rest. That is what a roadside hotel is supposed to do for you.

For those who wish to wake up instead, there is a small coffee shop at the north end of the building.

Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed August 12, 2013

Walking in to the lobby is like walking onto a movie set--period atmosphere, nice hosts, lots of games and reading materials in the lobby. When they handed us keys (not keycards) to the room and to the hotel itself (they lock the front door at 11), we definitely felt we had stepped back in time. We had adjoining rooms 33-34 on the second floor; they were small but clean, with comfortable beds, and plenty of quiet. I would definitely stay there again--much more enjoyable than some of the chain hotels I used during a recent vacation to Oregon.

Room Tip: Rooms 33 and 34 (with intervening bathroom) would be great for a family.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Orange, CA
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25 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed July 3, 2013

We actually liked the feel of this place as it felt more like a bed and breakfast. We stayed here at the end of June for 3 nights and had a great time. The gal at the front desk (Rhonda) was so nice and helpful. We had a room on the second floor that although it was small it was comfortable. I especially enjoyed the lobby area with the sofas and games. We actually sat down and played a game of checkers at the table near the window and watched the rain. Here is a list of my pro's and con's for staying with this place. We ended up taking a platter of cookies to thank them for being so nice to us. For the price, even though it was small, I feel this place gave us bang for our buck.

Pros: Really close to town, clean, friendly, ceiling fans in the room, Large bathroom, VERY comfy bed (memory foam mattress). Lobby has a great central sitting area with games and a large fireplace.

Cons: No elevators for upstairs. No pools or jacuzzi. Wi-fi is kinda fuzzy. No cable tv. No refrig or coffee pots. No air conditioner. No screens on the windows (but the windows open). Older TV's (they should probably go to flat screens). Parking...when they are full can be an issue. The rooms need to be updated as the pictures and the decorated hats should go to a garage sale.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Pinole, California
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4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed July 1, 2013

Hotel was in a convenient location. Since it is right off the 101 you will get traffic sounds. The room itself was a bit humid when we walked in and there isn't an AC unit in the room. The area is cool and the windows are openable. However there are bugs outside. Since we prefer to sleep when cooler, it was either deal with the bugs or be hot and humid, not ideal. Either an AC unit or screens on the windows would of resolved the issue. The shower head was position at about chest/stomach height (I'm about 6), it could probably use a S extender. Note: this isn't a B&B, not sure if mis categorized.

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Property: Lighthouse Inn
Address: 155 Highway 101, Florence, OR 97439-9647
Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Florence
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant
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Ranked #11 of 13 Hotels in Florence
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Lighthouse Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 27
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
This classic property is conveniently located on Hwy 101, within walking distance to Old Town restaurants and shops. Guests enjoy complimentary tea and coffee served in the spacious lobby, free parking, free local calls and an on-site natural foods restaurant and market. ... more   less 
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