My wife and I love this place because it's not pretentious. It's very down to earth with character and different themes for each unit. (The housekeeping staff could pay more attention to detail - like dusting shelves, and the blinds). Overall, it's quaint and quirky. One man's treasure is another man's junk - so not everyone's cup of tea - certainly doesn't feel like a chain of motels or hotels. So if that's what you like, stay at one of those.
We like it because it's quiet, (even though it's right off Hwy 101, it's never been an issue at least in our experience of staying there the last 8 years.)
The units at Moolack feel like you're staying in a little beach cabin, complete with real fireplace (they provide one Duraflame log per evening - so bring some extra if you like to have a fire during the day). Some units (higher priced) have a full kitchen, others have only a microwave and small fridge - so book according to your needs.
Also...down the steps to the lovely open beach, you can have a beach fire if the tide is out - just find some drift wood, or buy some at the Safeway/Albertsons in Newport a few miles away.
They also have a communal BBQ - just bring your own coals, cook away, and enjoy!
We have always found the owners (husband and wife) to be courteous, reliable, and accommodating. They're pretty down to earth, and I hope they have Moolack Shores for years to come!
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Moolack Shores Hotel Newport
- Moolack Shores Motel Newport, Oregon