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“Great service! cleanliness down a notch”
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Spindrift Inn
Ranked #1 of 3 Manzanita B&B and Inns
Certificate of Excellence
st louis
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“Great service! cleanliness down a notch”
Reviewed August 26, 2013 via mobile

We have stayed here in years past and have always been impressed with how super clean this very old motel has been. Not so this year -regrettably. While the exterior is in need of a fresh coat of paint the interior surfaces of the queen suite we rented seemed to have a layer of stickiness and slightly scummy. The bathroom sink would not drain properly and neither would the shower stall. The coffee maker and microwave were not thoroughly cleaned. The freezer in the mini fridge needed defrosting as ice at least 2 inches thick had formed.The sheets and bed coverings had washed - in stains. These items are not the worst things one could experience yet when the rate is at 130.00 per nite one expects better. While the rooms are just steps away from the beach they are not ocean view so one gets the impression you are paying entirely for location. Granted the rooms are turned over quickly in the summer due to high demand as there are scant few motel rooms in Manzanita- yet in the past the cleanliness standard was well above what we found this year. On the plus the front desk was exceptionally helpful and very welcoming. However not sure we will spend our hard earned money staying at the Spindrift next yr.

  • Stayed August 2013
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S_Martin9, Manager at Spindrift Inn, responded to this review, September 10, 2013
Chris, we are so sorry that you had this experience at Spindrift Inn.
While not a new facility, we pride ourselves on cleanliness and your experience is an exception to our norms.
It is unfortunate to read on TA about the issues you experienced. Please know that if you explained these while here, we would would have acted immediately to correct them, so you could better enjoy your stay.
Since your visit, we have defrosted the refrigerator, assured interior surfaces are clean and smooth, addressed the sink and shower drains. The Inn is scheduled to have the exterior repainted this Fall. In addition, to keep everyone warm and dry, the flat roof has been entire replaced with a new system this year, including the front widow walk railing.
Thanks for noting our excellent service and great location.
We strive to maintain all aspects of Spindrift Inn, and hope to earn your repeat business in the future.
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Portland
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Reviewed August 9, 2013

We needed a pet-friendly place for an overnight at the coast on short notice -- which is rough in the middle of the summer when everything is booked and/or extremely expensive. We were able to book a pet-friendly room at the Spindrift just a few days short of arrival. It's an older motel, right on the main drag of Manzanita, which has its ups and downs. The ups: a great pizza place and donut/coffee shop right around the corner, just a 5 minute walk to the beach, quaint shops up and down the street to peruse. The downs: even though Manzanita is a small and "quiet" beach town compared to others on the Oregon coast, being on the main drag was pretty noisy, even mid-week. Our room was close to the street and the pub across the street was hopping on a Weds night. We were at the coast to rest & relax, and didn't anticipate a noisy crowd and a band playing until fairly late.

The room we stayed in was not bad -- a little shabby and the "kitchen" was minimal at best -- not even a roll of paper towels or napkins.

So this place worked for us on short-notice when we had very few options, but I wouldn't choose to stay here again unless it was the only place I could find.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Or_Dux
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Reviewed August 1, 2013 via mobile

what stands out most for me were that the sheets smelled sooo good, and the blankets were really soft and cozy to wrap up in. This place felt like a home, so much that we stayed an extra day not having planned on it! It had a couch, a dinning area, easy parking, its steps away from the beach and shops; I could see me coming back and staying a week because its like a studio apartment. Excellent value for the price!

  • Stayed July 2013
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Thank do0fis
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed July 30, 2013

We stayed at the Spindrift Inn for one night on our way down the Oregon coast. Luckily we called just after someone else cancelled because with high season and a 10K on the beach everything was booked. Spindrift is a 50's-type motel which is nicely updated and very well maintained. We got the small room which was, indeed, very small. The room is best for one person or two people for a night or two. I didn't see the other rooms but they look pretty nice from the photos. Spindrift is located in the downtown area of Manzanita, just a couple of blocks from the beach. It would be hard to find much better location, and Manzanita is a very pleasant small beach town, much smaller and quieter than Cannon Beach and many of the other coast towns. The managers just moved there from our hometown, and were very helpful and friendly

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Running Springs, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed July 29, 2013

Older but nice and clean motel. Good parking. Management hours are a little strange with no phone calls after 7PM. I hope a pipe does not burst. Nice bar with food across the street. It is a short walk to the beach. The staff was helpful and friendly. Manzanita it a hidden gem, a nice little beach town that is not that well known.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Roseburg, Oregon
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Reviewed July 22, 2013

We were just using this as a stop over on a road trip. The motel was very adequate, clean, great staff, so so beds, and conveient to the beach. Great donut shop just around the corner. The price was reasonable for this area. It wasn't anything real special, but it worked out fine.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with friends
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New York
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Reviewed July 17, 2013

The Spindrift at first glance looks like an old motel that no one has even thought about modernizing, and if you want upscale amenities it's definitely not the place for you, but for a laid-back beach weekend it's ideal. The room was large, comfortable and clean, with a little kitchen area and free wifi. And it's extremely reasonable in price, considering that it's a five minute walk to the beach, with several restaurants and a coffee shop even closer. The woman behind the desk was very friendly and helpful. I wanted a low key experience, walks and sunsets and coffee on the beach, and lots of time to read, and that's exactly what I got. I can't wait to go back.

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled solo
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Property: Spindrift Inn
Address: 114 Laneda Ave, PO Box 1090, Manzanita, OR 97130-9045
Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Manzanita
Amenities:
Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #1 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Manzanita
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2 star — Spindrift Inn 2*
Number of rooms: 14
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Lovely, quaint, great rooms, inexpensive, a great location, and the people are friendly ... that’s how our guests describe Spindrift Inn. This cozy 14 room cottage-style rural inn is just a block from a 7 mile beach in Manzanita, on Oregon’s gorgeous North Coast. Mountains meet the sea, surrounded by two State Parks, forests and the Pacific Ocean. In our inn you will find no smoking, pillowtop beds, some suites, some kitchenettes, and some pet-friendly rooms (call ahead to be sure). Off the highway, Manzanita’s small commercial district is nestled among cabins and cottages - perfect to park and walkabout. There are shops with trendy clothing, natural food, and several restaurants serving fish en papillote to authentic Mexican. And the connection with Nature is superb ... you can re-fresh, rejuvenate and be re-inspired when you return home. Or stay forever (we did). Come visit us ... then you may say: "Spindrift Inn might not have a lot of street appeal, but thankfully the rooms, cleanliness, staff, location and price were all wonderful. We’ll definitely be back again." Owned and operated by local families since 1946. ... more   less 
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