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Shearwater Inn
Ranked #3 of 35 Hotels in Lincoln City
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

We had been in Portland and wanted to spend a night at the beach so I looked for dog friendly hotels as we were traveling with our dog. Usually the rooms that are dog friendly have either a big non-refundable deposit of are not of the best quality, but she goes where we go. Our dog was not only welcomed but had a basket of goodies waiting for her and our room was great, looking out on the beach with easy access to it we had a king size lovely appointed room with a gas fireplace, patio and even breakfast brought to our room. This is definately a go to place.We look forward to trying some of their other hotels......

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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3  Thank Fran C
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Reviewed November 19, 2012

First of all, as a dog owner I haven't experienced a more welcoming hotel stay. Dogs are not only allowed, they are welcomed. The doggy care package that the hotel provides was surprising and perfect. Secondly, the hotel was beautiful and affordable. We had a great view of the ocean, a comfortable king size bed and the continental breakfast is delivered to the room! Not to mention the Oregon coast is 30 seconds away, if you walk slowly.

Room Tip: I recommend 5th floor. I loved the view.
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  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Michelle R
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Reviewed November 16, 2012

I wanted to surprise my mom for her 90th birthday with a trip to Lincoln city where she grew up. Shearwaters ads showed a balcony over the beach, suite with two rooms and a jetted tub. We just checked in and the property is nothing like the ad. The balcony has a wonderful view of the neighboring hotels parking lot and the backside of a restaurant. The only beach view is of ocean waves over the top of the restaurant. We were checked into a single room -not a suite, with only 1 bed, a handicapped bathroom with no jetted tub to be seen. For an average hotel room for the business traveler this would be fine, I had just understood it would have the extras (on the beach) that I had paid extra for.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 15, 2012

Odysius Hotel has been our go-to place for nearly 9 years. Now that it's the Shearwater Inn, there's promise that it will be even better. It was spring that we last went, as family circumstances have kept us from our planned fall trip. At that time, we found the new managers to be so friendly and accommodating; and the planned upgrades in beds, furniture, continental breakfasts, etc., sounded so exciting. This is a hotel that makes you feel like part of the family, not merely a guest. Love it! As soon as we can, we'll be on our way!

Room Tip: Choose a balcony room! All rooms have an ocean view, but the windows in the standard (non-balcony...
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  • Stayed: April 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank patde
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Reviewed November 9, 2012

My partner and I chose Shearwater Inn for our 1 year anniversary getaway. Upon arrival, I was immediately impressed. The hotel was was much nicer that pretty much everything that I could see close by. It was newly remodeled, nice decorated, cozy, warm and inviting. The gentleman who helped us, which I believe was one of the owners, what VERY helpful and personable. The best part was the room and the view of the ocean. The room was fantastic and absolutely spotless. The location was literally a 3 minute walk to the beach. My partner and I have already decided that we'll be making another trip very soon. The rate that we received was VERY affordable, especially for the accommodations. Absolutely wonderful experience.

  • Stayed: November 2012, traveled as a couple
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2  Thank R Todd J
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Reviewed November 8, 2012

We chose to stay here as a special treat for a weekend, and we were not disappointed! The Shearwater used to be known as Odysses. I have no experience with the Inn under its old name and ownership, but I do know that they remodeled and/or redecorated the entire building, right down to new beds, a warm, neutral paint palette, overstuffed, extremely comfortable furniture, and plush carpets.

The stay was one of the best we've experienced. The furniture was amazing! There was wi-fi for our laptops, a good-sized LCD/LED/Plasma (not sure which) tv (with cable) above a warm and cozy gas fireplace. The kitchen was spacious and airy, and it had all of the amenities: Fridge, stove/oven, microwave, dishwasher, etc. There were nice little touches throughout the suite, such as a bowl of saltwater taffy on a credenza (with refills you could purchase at the front desk), packets of hot cocoa and coffee near a coffee pot on the kitchen counter, and a basket full of doggy stuff for our little dog--things like towels/blankets to protect furniture he was on, food and water bowls, poo bags, and dog treats. Even Foxworthy Fuzz felt special, there! At check-in, we filled out our hot breakfast choices, which were delivered the next morning at a time of our choosing. All in all, we felt very spoiled by the extra touches that you just don't get in budget motels :-).

And this was definitely not a budget motel. So don't expect to pay Motel 6 prices to stay in a nice room or suite! Like "they" say; You get what you pay for :-). We paid for--and received--a comfortable, quality room, great service, good food, beach access w/in view and a short walk from the door, and a relaxing atmosphere. I would definitely recommend the Shearwater Inn to anyone who enjoys feeling pampered and comfortable in a great setting.

Room Tip: Ask for a room with a patio or balcony, no matter what level you're on. We stayed in a corner s...
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  • Stayed: September 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank Irish E
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Reviewed November 6, 2012

Had a wonderful night at the Shearwater Inn. Room had a great ocean view that was so amazing to wake up too. Everything was clean and comfortable, and the staff was very helpful and accommodating. They also had a wonderful breakfast that was brought to our room, which when added to the view, was probably the best breakfast in bed we have had in a long time.

  • Stayed: October 2012, traveled as a couple
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1  Thank John G
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Additional Information about Shearwater Inn

Address: 120 Inlet Court, Lincoln City, OR 97367-3131 (Formerly O'dysius Hotel)
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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:
Ranked #3 of 35 Hotels in Lincoln City
Price Range: $108 - $154 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Shearwater Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 30
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A wonderful ocean-view hotel in the heart of Lincoln City. Enjoy beautiful views, spacious rooms, gas fireplaces, free Wi-fi, decks, suites with full kitchens, complimentary continental breakfast delivered to your room, daily wine social, and many dog friendly rooms. ... more   less 
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