My husband and I discovered this place while on our honeymoon in 2008. We had been staying someplace else in Newport but it just wasn't anything special. We were walking down along the bay front checking out the wax museum and Ripley's (as we do every time we're in town) and happened to walk by the poster showing the rooms. We were so excited - it was just what we had been looking for! We went in to check it out and were even more excited by the price - it was less than we were paying at the lame-o chain we were staying at! We called over and cancelled the other room and moved into the Captain's Quarters for the rest of our Newport time. It was a GREAT decision.
Now, we only stay here when we come to visit. Our last trip was in October 2011 - we again stayed in the Captain's Quarters. Just as wonderful as the first time. The staff is always so nice and they also have these super fun whale watching tours associated with the location. We took one in October but the seas were too rough to make it to the ocean. Instead, the captain let us ramp off waves for a while and then gave us a nice tour in the opposite direction. It was amazing.
Some have mentioned the sea lions and it's true they can be noisy, but we love them. The rooms all have nice balcony's with chairs to sit outside and enjoy the cacophony. Sleeping wise, they've never bothered us, however, I noticed on the clock radios they have a setting for different "white noises" you can play - we turned on the waves crashing one and couldn't even hear the barking over top of it.
I would highly recommend staying here - beautiful rooms, comfortable beds, really great touches in each room and a great staff. Also, great location - you can walk to a ton of great places to eat. We loved that too.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Anchor Pier Hotel Newport
- Anchor Pier Lodge Newport, Oregon