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“Awesome Experience”
Review of Anchor Pier Lodge

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Anchor Pier Lodge
Ranked #4 of 7 Newport B&B and Inns
Springfield
Level 3 Contributor
23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Awesome Experience”
Reviewed June 28, 2011

My wife and I discovered this hotel on a recent trip to Newport and decided to stay here for our 13th anniversary. We both love the coast and everything about it. The thing about this property is that it's not located on the ocean, instead it's located on the bay front in Newport which is still a very active fishing town. For entertainment value, we both love watching the fishing vessels coming and going from port each and every day. Our room had a balcony right up against the bay which made this so easy and enjoyable. Both days we were there we watched a couple of sport fishing vessels returning from deep sea fishing and enjoyed watched them offload their catch. In addition, being on the bay front means you are conveniently located a short walk from several of the best restaurants that Newport has to offer.
The room itself was very nice and had all the comforts one could expect. The bed was about the most comfortable I've ever slept on in a hotel/lodge. There is a gas fireplace in the room that can be used if the nighttime temperature should necessitate it. The spa tub we had in our room also overlooked the bay and offered a very romantic setting.
Some people have complained about sea lions on previous posts. Unfortunately the sea life noises aren't under the control of the hotel. The night we stayed, although there were a few sea lions nearby, the sound to us was nothing more than hearing crashing waves at other beachside accomodations and were easily drowned out or ignored. About the only negative I could say is that the view of the Yaquina Bay bridge is blocked by a building just to the west of our balcony which is unfortunate.
We will definitely visit again and would highly recommend to others.

PS-For an additional fee they also offer a Marine Discovery tour of the bay and ocean that includes whale watching and educational activities. We saw at least 3 whales on our trip and various other wildlife. Very fun, especially if you're looking for something new to do at the coast.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
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London, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed October 2, 2010

Room was lovely. Nice decor, well laid out room and comfy bed. The issue was the sea lions. Whilst the lodge had made a lot of effort to minimise the noise of the sea lions ( ear plugs, double glazing & White noise machine), the sea lions were still winning the battle. Did manage to sleep, but would rather not have to sleep with ear plugs in.

So whilst there were many positives about the lodge I would be hard pressed to recommend it due to the noise.

  • Stayed September 2010
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Vancouver B.C.
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2009

Our stay at Anchor Pier Lodge was great! The staff couldn't be more helpful. The rooms were really new and clean and very comfortable. Great decor, each room has its own character. Highly recommended, would not hesitate to stay there again. Marine Discovery boat tour was really interesting. Very informative about the sealife of the Oregon coast. You could hear the sea lions barking all day and night but you kind of tune them out after awhile.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
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Portland, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed December 28, 2007

My husband and I arrived in Newport on Christmas Day. Even though the Anchor Pier Lodge desk and gift shop were closed, they met us and let us in for our stay. We were shown around to the rooms and invited to pick one--they were all nice--I chose the Bayfront History because I liked the decor.

The room was recently remodeled and was large with an extra bench for sitting and a small table with two chairs. The bathroom was comfortable and clean. The bed was also very comfortable to sleep in.

One thing I also appreciated was that they had a washer and dryer available to the guests. After travelling for almost a week, it was nice to be able to do a quick load of laundry. They even provided the laundry soap.

Our stay was almost perfect. The only drawbacks (which really are not major) were car noise and the temperature of the room. The Bayfront History room faces Bay Rd. and there was quite a lot of car noise when that road was busy. They did provide earplugs if the guests needed them. About the temperature, the room had a fireplace but we never needed to turn it on. Since heat rises, the heating downstairs kept the room almost uncomfortably warm. The thermostat was set for 50 degrees but the room was more like 76 degrees.

If I get the good fortune to visit Newport again, I will make sure and stay at the Anchor Pier Lodge, but I'll make a reservation for one of the ocean-side rooms; I'd rather listen to sea lions than cars. =)

  • Liked — The helpful and accommodating staff
  • Disliked — The hot room made it difficult to sleep at night
  • Stayed December 2007, traveled as a couple
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St. Louis, Mo
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Reviewed September 9, 2007

While looking for a Marine Discovery Tour in Newport, I came across this little gem and one of the highlights of our Northwest holiday. We stayed in the Captain's Quarters. The decor was beautiful. The room itself was not only spacious and new, but comfortable and welcoming. The owners had thought of every little need before we even arrived. We also spoke with a couple others staying at Anchor Pier, and they were as exciting as we were about the find. The view was incredible and overall we really felt a great connection to the harbor by being a seamless part of it. It should be noted that dozens of California Sea Lions live in the harbor. We found them to be hilarious! For those not in love with sea lion barking, the hotel provides white sound machines and even ear plugs (another example of how they really think of your every need). We actually missed the sea lions when we left, but know some people may not be as in love with them as we were.

We also took one of the Marine Discovery Tours into the ocean and bay. It was fun, too! Since breakfast isn't included, we would recommend a quick drive to Nye Beach and Cafe Stephanie.

  • Liked — The look and feel.
  • Disliked — Parking was tough during mid-day
  • Stayed September 2007, traveled with family
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Property: Anchor Pier Lodge
Address: 345 SW Bay Blvd, Newport, OR 97365-4509
Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Newport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 7 B&Bs / Inns in Newport
Number of rooms: 5
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Our coastal themed suites welcome you with luxury linens and the most comfortable pillow top mattresses we could find! Enjoy fireplaces; spa tubs; spacious balconies; organic coffee & bathing products - all in a non-smoking, squeaky clean atmosphere of relaxation! ... more   less 
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Anchor Pier Lodge Newport, Oregon

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