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“A wonderful place to stay in Lincoln City, Historic Taft beach area.”
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Looking Glass Inn
Ranked #1 of 36 Hotels in Lincoln City
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Seattle, Washington, United States
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4 reviews
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“A wonderful place to stay in Lincoln City, Historic Taft beach area.”
Reviewed July 24, 2014

My husband and I ended up at the Looking Glass Inn as we traveled and explored the Oregon Coast. We had been moving a lot and camping and it the Looking Glass was our oasis in the coastal desert!
We were offered a view king whirlpool suite and although it was on on the top floor (stairs only), once we unloaded our tired bones, we called down to extend our stay!
The bed was SO comfortable, the view beautiful, the mini kitchenette allowed us to cozy up in our room and dine in, which was just perfect.
The front desk was always very kind and available to help. We are already planning to come back soon and bring the kids and dog as they are very welcoming to both. However, the hotel buildings are divided into areas for couples, families, and dogs, so our room was peaceful and quiet as it was couples only.
Definitely a pleasant stay!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Silverton, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed July 23, 2014

When searching for a hotel to stay at I noticed that The Looking Glass Inn was rated number one on Trip Advisor. I chose it because it was right next to Mo's and across the street from the beach. We stayed for one night in a whirlpool suite that also had a gas fireplace for a great price. The room was great and the bed was super comfortable. They offer fresh cookies in the evening which were delicious after our dinner at Mo's. If we stayed again I would stay on the top floor so I didn't have to hear people walking across their room and preferably not on a Wednesday morning because it was trash day and the trucks were really loud. The room was also really hot at night with no temperature controls in the room so we had to have the balcony door cracked open to keep it cool. But other than those thing is was wonderful and the whirlpool was very spacious!

Room Tip: Corner rooms have lots of natural light from two windows and a sliding door.
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Green Features: They seemed very green and had large built in shampoo and conditioner, so that they don't have to throw bottles away every time.
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Damascus, Oregon
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

Our vacations plans fell apart and we decided to head to the beach. Had always thought The Looking Glass Inn looked interesting (when we were headed to Mo's for dinner on past trips!) We were not disappointed...from the cheerful welcome at the front desk, to the fresh cookies, super clean room and lovely soft comfy bed with high end bedding. The breakfast was perfect; simple and full of many choices. We did not have a view (due to last minute booking on our part) but the front desk actually attempted to upgrade our room without our even asking. We are now anticipating another trip to The Looking Glass Inn and will be sure to book in time to stay in one of their rooms with a deck and view. Thank you for such a delightful stay!

Green Features: Excellent! So happy that this inn recycles and encourages guests to do the same.
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Encinitas, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed July 18, 2014

I recently stayed at the Looking Glass Inn just prior to the July 4th Holiday. The weather was perfect, and the location was as well! The bay is right out the front door, which is perfect for those swimmers that don't want to take on Ocean waves. And at low tide, a beach walk for sea shells is just a few more steps! Mo's across the street is great for lunch or dinner, and the breakfast offered in the hotel lobby is the perfect start to the day; fresh fruit, yogurt, bagels, coffee, etc. The room was very comfy, and the bed was the best ever!!! And I brought my dog - which was very welcome to enjoy her stay too! I believe this will become an annual trip! Thanks to the wonderful staff and hotel at Looking Glass Inn!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with friends
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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed July 17, 2014

I chose the Looking Glass Inn on the reviews from Trip Advisor. I stayed for 3 nights and it was great. The rooms were clean and comfy. We had a room with a gas fireplace, which was nice. The beds were comfortable. Great location, next to the beach. The assistant manager at the front desk told me the nearby spot to see t he tide pools. And that was awesome.
Just a great little place to stay. And yes I would stay here again.

Green Features: There is a glass and plastic recycle container next to the soda machine.
  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Phoenix, Arizona
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed July 15, 2014

Super cute place in the historic Taft district. If you enjoy vintage looking cottages and street lights you'll love this area. The front desk staff was so nice and helpful. She got us matches to light a fire on the beach which is just steps from the hotel. We weren't able to bring our dog, but clearly a dog lover's place as well. My only suggestions would be fix the WiFi which was not working. Perhaps the rooms are a bit outdated looking, but honestly that didn't matter at all to me. It was all super clean and although we didn't use it there was a full kitchen too so almost like a little one bedroom apt. The breakfast was standard for a continental but glad it was there. Delicious cookies in the evening were an unexpected treat.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Salem, Oregon
1 review
Reviewed July 15, 2014

Once you stay here, you won't want to stay anywhere else in Lincoln City. Especially, if you have a dog (kid). You get a wonderful welcome basket with milk-bones, towels and bowls for your four-legged family member, and these guests are treated like "people" too! The lobby staff is the friendliest and always go out of the way to make your stay enjoyable. They have housekeepers that we call "super maids" because they see to it that your rooms are absolutely spotless and they are more than happy to see to your needs. The rooms not only look clean, they feel clean. The beds are like sleeping on clouds; huge shower heads with all your bathing needs in handy mounted dispensers; and a continental buffet breakfast fit for a queen!! It's basically located next to the beautiful beach and just across the street is Moe's Restaurant. Love, love, love it here!!!!

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Property: Looking Glass Inn
Address: 861 SW 51st St, Lincoln City, OR 97367-1319
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Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Lincoln City
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Lincoln City
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Lincoln City
#2 Business Hotel in Lincoln City
#2 Romantic Hotel in Lincoln City
#3 Best Value Hotel in Lincoln City
#3 Green Hotel in Lincoln City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — Looking Glass Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Wonderful Cape Cod style inn with beautiful ocean and bay views at the South end of Lincoln City. Relax a variety of rooms and suites some with Whirlpool tubs and decks, and others with separate bedrooms and kitchens. Enjoy complimentary continental breakfast, free WiFi, and easy beach access. Many dog friendly rooms available. ... more   less 
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