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“I keep coming back for the charm and cleanliness”
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San Dune Inn
Ranked #3 of 3 Manzanita B&B and Inns
Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
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“I keep coming back for the charm and cleanliness”
Reviewed April 23, 2012

I have never been disappointed in the many times I've been here. The sheets are ironed, the beds are comfy, the place could not be cleaner. The rooms are all different depending upon what you need and what's available at the moment. Some have kitchens, some do not. I can walk easily within a couple of minutes to the grocery and at least 3 places to get coffee and to the pub for a drink or the various shops and spas. I love the way Brian, the Owner, makes everyone feel right at home and that my dog can stay with me. This is a very laid back experience and NOT the Hilton. And I'm glad about that.

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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled solo
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Portland, Oregon, United States
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Reviewed March 22, 2012

We LOVE This place. Our dog is always welcome the rooms are clean and the staff are friendly. For the price there are many many extras and accomodations. We love it!!!

  • Stayed May 2011, traveled with family
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Seattle, Washington
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Reviewed January 3, 2012

The owner, Brian is so sweet (we did not get the chance to meet his wife), the room was very clean, and the bed was comfortable. They have a great collection of VHS movies and board games that you can use during your stay. They have beach towels and treats for your dogs and beach toys for your kids to use. The quaint downtown is right there; the cute little grocery store is just about a block away, as well as cafes and shops. And the beautiful 7-mile beach is just about 3 blocks away! A great value for the price! I would definitely stay here again!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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Reviewed November 14, 2011

A stay at the spa resorts has it's place, but the San Dune Inn offers something the new resorts can't. For one, it is a great value for a beach trip. The hotel is nothing fancy, but it is also not contrived or artificial. It's an old school Oregon coast motel but unlike some that have decayed, the San Dune is well maintained, clean and friendly. The owners clearly care that you enjoy your stay. Speaking of which, the owner Brian is genuine, friendly and full of inside advice on where to get different types of meals, drink a beer or wine or get a nice coffee. He is a pleasure to talk with and struck me as the type of coastal resident and business owner who is an integral part of the Oregon coast experience. The motel is situated one block off the main street so it's quiet but still central to everything the little town of Manzanita has to offer. They had some bikes and other beach-related toys that customers could use. We did not partake but did take them up on the extra towels to dry off our dog after a wet hike on the beach. The hotel is dog friendly.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Meridian, Idaho
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed August 6, 2011

OK, so we planned a last minute trip to the Oregon coast and the San Dune was the only place in Manzanita that had a room available for the entire time we wanted to stay. Being lazy I didn't want to book seperate places and settled for this little motel. That being said, we did expect a bit more, and a little less, than we got.
We spent 5 nights in a kitchenette room #3. The beds were adequate and the place seemed clean enough but everything was very old worn out and musty smelling. The old tiny couch had plywood under the cushins to keep it from sagging. The shower head in the bathroom put out more water than I have ever seen in a hotel but it was litterally at chin height and I had to scrunch over in the tiny shower in order to wash my hair. The kitchen chairs were a mix of metal stacking chairs purchased from Costco, no joke. The ladies might find it difficult to do their makeup in the warped bathroom mirror and the other one in the hallway had no light around it and was impossible to see yourself in anyway.
The owner is a very nice English chap who has all sorts of VHS movies to loan you and will give you advice on local places to eat etc. He is also happy to let you keep your dog with you, which we did.
As far as getting more than we expected, nobody wants to come back to their room and find a big meaty turd left behind by the cleaning crew. But I guess if you gotta go; flushing would have been thoughtful.
The price is way out of line for what you get even with the loaner bikes, free vhs flicks and no matter how much you might like Bryan the owner.
Cheers and good luck.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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cascadia
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Reviewed July 24, 2011

San Dune Hotel is off the beaten track in the little beach town of Manzanita, but only by a couple blocks. It's inexpensive, very dog-friendly, and clean enough, and the shower has good water pressure--no tub. Kitchen has pretty much everything, circa 1990, cute and functional. The futon bed in the living room needs to be replaced. It's old and permadirty. We hauled out the temperpedic mattress from one of the beds and put it on the futon--surprisingly comfortable. The owner was pleasant and unobtrusive.

All in all, San Dune is a very reasonable alternative to the more expensive places that have 7-day minimum stays in the summer.

  • Stayed July 2011, traveled with family
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Lynnwood, Washington
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Reviewed October 19, 2010

Even though the San Dune Inn is not on the beach, it still makes for a nice quiet getaway. It's only a block off the main street in town and just a 5 block walk to the beach which stretches for 7 miles. Brian, the innkeeper, is quite the guy. After check-in, he gives you a map of town. He'll tell you where the restaurants are and tell you which ones are not recommended by previous guests. After that, he even takes the time to show you your room. Brian also has a lot of things in the office that can be borrowed for your stay. Movies, games, music, beach toys, bikes, etc for no charge. There's also things your dog will enjoy too. The rooms themselves are old and they do show their age in places but they do make a cozy getaway. We rented a kitchen unit and there are lot of dishes, utensils, and other basics to make your stay easier. The only downsides were there could have been more light in places and there were no phones. If you have cell phones, the area gets a good signal, so you should be OK. All in all the San Dune is a nice cozy place in a nice cozy town.

  • Stayed October 2010, traveled with family
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Additional Information about San Dune Inn

Property: San Dune Inn
Address: 428 Dorcas Ln, Manzanita, OR 97130-9019
Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Manzanita
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 B&Bs / Inns in Manzanita
Number of rooms: 14
Also Known As:
San Dune Hotel Manzanita
San Dune Inn Manzanita, Oregon

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