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Moolack Shores Motel
Ranked #9 of 24 Hotels in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Level 4 Contributor
41 reviews
13 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Unique, one of a kind, old-fashioned Caring owners”
Reviewed April 29, 2013 via mobile

Themed rooms. Website has pics of them, but they're better than pictured. 3 miles north of Newport, this particular stretch of beach is only accessible from a few places, so you have the beach pretty much to yourself. The views from the rooms are awesome. Very relaxing place to stay, great owners, completely gracious and a great deal. Destination stay, cheaper places in town.

  • Stayed May 2012
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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed March 21, 2013

Just got back from a two night stay in the Antique Room and I liked this place very much. It does not allow pets and that is a big plus for me as we usually travel to the Coast with our dogs and on that rare occasion when we do not take them a place that clearly reflects a lack of pet habitation is much appreciated. The hotel is also not really appropriate for young children, more of a quiet adult couples atmosphere, another plus for an old curmudgeon like me!

As previous posters have noted, the enviornment is not sterile; but if you're looking for a reasonably priced and clean place in a great location with genuinely friendly onsite owner/managers, then this place is highly recommended.

Room Tip: Spring for an oceanfront room. It really is as close to the beach as you can get.
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
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Boise, Idaho
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19 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed March 3, 2013

If I were submitting this review based on location, I would give it an excellent; if based only on quality and cleanliness of the rooms, I would rate it poor. My husband and I enjoy staying in places which allow us to do our own cooking which our unit had and that is a plus. We also do not mind staying in places which don't have the latest and greatest in modern improvements and upgrades. The problem with our room at Moolack was it needed a really good cleaning and some fresh paint. The "stuff" hanging from the ceilings and walls had cobwebs and was covered in dust, the bathroom fixtures had seen better days and the furniture needed a good vacuuming at the very least. We stayed in the Oregon unit, I do not know what condition the other units may be in. The prices were very reasonable.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Coos Bay, Oregon
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86 reviews
16 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed February 28, 2013

This visit, the place was definitely in need of a paint job. It's lookkng a bit on the run down side. I was in the Nautical room. If you are over 5'10", don't stay in that room. You'll never make it down the stairs without bonking your head....three times. The view from the room is nice, but the rooms that actually face the beach are much nicer. If you are looking for a place that is as sterile as a hospital....this is not the place for you. At the Moolack you're basically staying in a furnished apartment. Any breakfast is one that you make. Ditto with Lunch and Dinner. That was just fine by me! The place is very quiet (except for the upstairs toilet). The beach access is great. Don't bring kids to this place...it's more of an adult get-away. Everytime I've been there the rooms were clean. You're only 7 minutes from Newport. In the fuiture, I'll avoid Room #8. And If I'm in the room above it, I'll think I'm sorry everytime I flush the toilet. The Oregon room is TOPS!

Room Tip: The Oregon room is Tops!
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  • Stayed February 2013, traveled solo
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Eugene, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
73 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed November 26, 2012

My daughter and I stayed in the Antique Room for a two nights. The room was very comfortable and cozy. The owners have obviously put a lot of time and thought into decorating each room.
The room was small but had everything we needed. Two comfortable chairs for reading, a big tv (though we never turned it on) an electric fireplace, a coffee maker with nice mugs, refrigerator, and microwave.
There was deck overlooking the ocean right outside the back door which was perfect for drinking coffee in the morning and sipping a glass of wine in the evening. There were decks on either side of us with only the railing separating them. There were occasionally other people on their respective decks, we were fine with that as everyone was kind and respectful. If you want exclusive privacy it might not be for you.
The access to the beach was great.
We would definitely go back.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Beaverton, Oregon, United States
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed November 13, 2012

Our stay at Moolack Shores Motel was so peaceful. The hosts are very welcoming and made our stay so comfortable. The beach is nice and private between Otter Rock and Nye Beach. Easy access right off Highway 101 in a quiet setting. Private access to the beach.

Room Tip: They have theme rooms and our most favorite room now is the Whaler. We have stayed in the Antique r...
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Aloha, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
211 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed October 25, 2012

Our week stay at Moolack Shores was just as wonderful as the past 26 times we have stayed there. We were greeted by Frank, the Manager and our room was ready and waiting for us. Frank and his wife always go out of their way to make our stay as comfortable as possible. The view from our room is what makes it so special. Love this place and will go back again next year!!!

Room Tip: The suites are the best to stay in. They have a full kitchen and are the largest of the rooms. All...
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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled with family
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Additional Information about Moolack Shores Motel

Property: Moolack Shores Motel
Address: 8835 N Coast Hwy, Newport, OR 97365-9514
Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Newport
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Newport
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Newport
#6 Romantic Hotel in Newport
#7 Family Hotel in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Moolack Shores Motel is your unique ocean-front retreat on the central Oregon coast. Our themed rooms feature stunning ocean views and there is easy beach access. Most rooms have fireplaces and either a kitchenette or full kitchen. We offer clean, comfortable rooms and will go out of our way to make your stay a very special one! Our location on the north end of Newport is just a 5 minute drive to town and about 20 minutes from Lincoln City. ... more   less 
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Moolack Shores Motel Newport, Oregon

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