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“Oceanfront Nook for Booklovers”
Review of Sylvia Beach Hotel

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Sylvia Beach Hotel
Ranked #10 of 24 Hotels in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
McMinnville, Oregon
Level 6 Contributor
205 reviews
54 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
“Oceanfront Nook for Booklovers”
Reviewed March 25, 2014

Here I sit in the deep pocket of the overstuffed chair in the Jane Austen room looking down at the kites on Nye Beach and across the water to the Yaquina Bay lighthouse. Is this room for you? There's no t.v. or closet, no wifi or clock radio. People come to the Sylvia Beach Hotel to read--in their rooms, and in the ocean front library of old couches and comfy chairs while listening to the sounds of the sea and the winds rattling the windows. While the beauty of the coast and the ocean are at hand, here you always have the opportunity to sneak back to your room and spend time with Colette, J.R. Rowling, Amy Tan, Dr. Seuss, Oscar Wilde, etc. This is a hotel for book lovers. A full breakfast in the "Table of Contents" restaurant is included in the price. And hot spiced wine is free in the library nightly around 10 p.m.

  • Stayed March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Amity, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed March 22, 2014

We have spent many happy times at the Sylvia Beach Hotel. A planned Christmas Holiday, a Gathering of Friends, Old & New, a spontaneous visit to the Women's Dorm after a car breakdown. I've stayed in many different rooms and all were charming. I love the 2 story Library, the hot spiced wine, the wonderful breakfasts, the fun at dinner playing two truths and a lie. The creaky stairs, the house cat, the absence of TV and telephones...what an escape...a lovely experience.

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  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Culbertson, Montana
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed March 8, 2014

My husband and I stayed in the Edgar Allen Poe room for our anniversary. Yeah...we are that kind of creepy. It was wonderful. The place is quiet, lovely and a good place to think. Plus, it is right in the middle of Newport's Nye Beach area - which has grown A LOT in the last ten years. Yes, these married hipsters are clearly in love...

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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled as a couple
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Independence, Oregon
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
Reviewed February 9, 2014

As in the other reviews the themed rooms vary in amenities, ask if you haven't stayed here before. The library is peaceful, has a great view of the beach, and a huge jigsaw puzzle collection. Breakfast is included and is ample. Very relaxing weekend for us, no internet, phone or television. Sat out a stormy, snowy, icy weekend in our warm snug room.

Room Tip: Aks for ocean view and if you want to share a bath or have a private one.
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Harrisburg, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed January 30, 2014

My sister and I stayed in the John Steinbeck room at the Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport and thoroughly enjoyed our short stay. The room designs are so amazingly detailed! We got to visit several of the rooms and each one was a delight! We were very impressed with the breakfast served in the dining room - all part of the room rate! The location couldn't be better - right on the beach and close to all the shops and restaurants in Nye Beach. All of the staff were friendly and most helpful! There is even a small, well stocked gift shop in the lobby. We didn't eat dinner there, but we will the next time as it sounded great!

Room Tip: If you need more than one bed, the choices are limited. Steinbeck Room has twin beds and is a popul...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with family
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Portland, OR
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85 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed December 25, 2013

This is a lovely place to relax. Each room is decorated differently and it's fun to arrive early, walk through the hotel, and peak in each room (they leave the doors open until guests arrive.) The breakfast is hearty and fun to sit with other guests. The dinner is delicious and again, fun to dine with other guests. The upstairs library has a beautiful ocean view. Hotel is close to shops and on the beach. If you're looking for luxury, this is not the place for you, but if you want quaint and charming, you'll love it!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled with family
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Level 5 Contributor
38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed December 22, 2013

The Sylvia Beach Hotel is the perfect place to decompress and get inspired! We stayed in the classic Agatha Christie room. Our view of the ocean was spectacular. We loved the sunset from our large wrap-around balcony, and were lulled to sleep listening to the ocean. We thoroughly enjoyed the interactive scavenger hunt, which was enhanced by contributions from previous guests. The Table of Contents dinner is an absolute must to complete this memorable experience. One night was not enough time, but the warmth of our hosts definitely made us feel at home. We can't wait to return again and again.

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  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with friends
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Property: Sylvia Beach Hotel
Address: 267 N.W. Cliff St, Newport, OR 97365
Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Newport
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Newport
#9 Romantic Hotel in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A lovely bed and breakfast where each room is designed after a certain author. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Hotel Sylvia Beach
Sylvia Beach Newport
Sylvia Beach Hotel Newport, Oregon

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