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Hallmark Resort
Ranked #2 of 24 Hotels in Newport
Owasso, Oklahoma
Level 6 Contributor
116 reviews
14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
“You can beat the view...”
Reviewed January 27, 2013

My wife and I were looking forward to a 6 night stay at the Hallmark to celebrate her birthday. On her "bucket-list": Watch majestic waves/surf pounding on rugged coastline. Hey, the Hallmark is a fine establishment, the staff were wonderful and the re-modeled King Suite was very nice. But we were really disappointed with the view of the ocean. Now, if you've never seen the ocean before, I'm sure you'd be impressed. But if you want truly awe-inspiring views of the ocean and heart-pounding surf on massive boulders----go 22 miles south to Yachats (where we are spending our remaining 5 nights) . And specifically, go to the Overleaf Lodge and Spa. Absolutely phenomenal! The rooms are more upscale than the Hallmark, but--in all fairness--are around $40 per night more (but well worth it!). Hallmark, it's not your fault that your beach couldn't be like the beach at Yachats!

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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hallmarknewport, General Manager at Hallmark Resort, responded to this review, January 29, 2013
19jonesey54,

I am glad to hear that you enjoyed the “wonderful staff” and the “very nice” room. I am disappointed that your rating doesn’t seem to reflect what you wrote. It seems that you have found another location with the view that you prefer so I am grateful for that. I’m sure they will be very appreciative that you took the time to compliment them on our hotel and restaurant pages here on Trip Advisor.

The Oregon coastline is very diverse and beautiful and definitely provides something for everyone. Thank you for giving us a try and for taking the time to write a review.

Sincerely,

Ric Rabourn
General Manager
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Florence, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
Reviewed January 23, 2013

You can't beat the view! Very nice lobby and nice and friendly staff. The room was a little out-dated but the beds were comfortable. The rooms were clean as well. My husband and I loved the real fireplace. The restaurant that room service comes from is the best.

Room Tip: I think all the rooms have a fantastic view.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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hallmarknewport, General Manager at Hallmark Resort, responded to this review, February 12, 2013
motherpw,

Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. You will be happy to know that we are currently remodeling all of our non-remodeled rooms as well as the restaurant and lobby. I am confident that these changes will alleviate anything outdated in the rooms.

Sincerely,

Ric Rabourn
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Eugene, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed January 17, 2013

My husband and I celebrated our aniversary with an overnight stay at the Hallmark. He had stayed there before for a conference and came back saying we must go back together. When we walked in we were greeted immediately and they made us feel welcomed. Our room wasn't ready, but they put us in another so we could check in early. Also, the rate had gone down since we made the reservation and they happily gave us the lower rate. The hotel is getting a renovation and will be completed sometime this year, so we overlooked the things that needed to be redone. Saw a great sunset from our ocean-view room. We had lunch at their restaurant, which was very good, as was the service. All in all, we had a wonderful stay and would definitely return.

  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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hallmarknewport, General Manager at Hallmark Resort, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
Paulette S,

Thank you for the fantastic review. I am glad to hear that everyone was accommodating and that you had a great anniversary celebration.

We hope to see you again the next time you visit Newport.

Sincerely,

Ric Rabourn
General Manager
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Oregon
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Reviewed January 10, 2013

We brought our surgery-recovering dog and were given a room right off the parking lot on the second floor; no stairs to climb, although there is an elevator. It was an easy walk to the bluffs above the beach where our dog could exercise, and then stairway access to the beach was right there.

A small balcony off our room provided great views up and down the beach. The fireplace and in-room Jacuzzi gave us a great way to wind down at the end of the day.

There are many nice restaurants in Newport, but Georgie's Beachside Grill was right on the property and had wonderful food, a full service bar, and nice views.

The staff was most accommodating. This is by far the best pet-friendly resort on the central Oregon coast, and we'll be returning soon.

Room Tip: Rooms on the second floor and up will provide the best views.
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  • Stayed April 2012, traveled as a couple
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hallmarknewport, General Manager at Hallmark Resort, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
98harleydood,

Thank you for the great review. I am sure that the readers on Trip Advisor will appreciate the detail you have provided.

Thanks again for the review and we hope to see you again soon.

Sincerely,

Ric Rabourn
General Manager
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Philomath, Oregon
Level 5 Contributor
70 reviews
19 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed January 10, 2013

Living less than an hour from the Oregon coast, we enjoy making 2-3 getaway trips there. Until now, we had not stayed at the Hallmark Resort in Newport, so it was time to try it out. Throughout our two-day stay there, we found the staff friendly, informative, and very responsive. Every time we passed through the lobby, they checked to see if everything was fine or whether we were having any problems. Their attention was simply amazing.

Like many similar accommodations built in the 70s or early 80s, the Hallmark is showing signs of wear, but we quickly realized that the Resort is in the midst of a major renovation that looks impressive. It is challenging to keep the Resort running while closing a portion of it for remodeling. Already, a portion of the Resort has undergone renovation. The room we stayed in, which suited our needs, is next on the list.

The swimming pool area has already been redone, and was a wonderful facility to for us to relax and recreate. The showers and dressing rooms were very good. My only suggestion would be to have hooks to hang clothes on while changing from or into swim suits. The pool itself was airy and relaxing, and sitting in the hot tub was a treat. We didn't use the exercise room, but we noticed that it had a good selection of exercise machines. As one who does quite a lot of stretching and physioball work, I would have liked a somewhat larger room, but this one is bigger than many such rooms at other motels.

We thank the Resort staff for arranging very pleasant weather Wednesday afternoon and Friday morning, making ocean views and Wednesday's sunset spectacular. We will expect similar service the next time we stay there. : )

Room Tip: We always advise travelers to choose a top floor room to avoid hearing footsteps overhead.
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  • Stayed January 2013, traveled as a couple
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hallmarknewport, General Manager at Hallmark Resort, responded to this review, January 22, 2013
ArtFromPhilomath,

Thank you for the detailed review. It is great to hear that you enjoyed the facility and service. I am also glad to hear that the weather cooperated and you were able to experience one of our spectacular sunsets.

Sincerely,

Ric Rabourn
General Manager
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Eugene
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed January 9, 2013

Here’s a story. This past Christmas our son, his wife, and our 2 little grandchildren rented a small house in Newport .To avoid crowding, we grandparents stayed at the Hallmark Resort and planned to join the others at the rental cottage for Christmas dinner. Unbelievably, the landlord of the little rental cottage, a Grinch by any standard, contacted our son’s family at 10pm on Christmas Eve and told them they could have NO GUESTS in the cottage whatsoever, regardless of it being Christmas! This presented us with quite a dilemma. ('Twas the night before Christmas! Gifts & food were already in place, &.children were already snuggled in their beds!)

Luckily, we, the grandparents, were staying at the Hallmark. When the Hallmark staff heard of our dilemma, they leapt to our assistance & offered the whole family a large room for Christmas Day, one with a full kitchen, dinner tables, a few little toys for the children, a gas fireplace, and even a little Christmas tree. We had a great time preparing Christmas dinner at the hotel and a wonderful swim in the pool. Thank you, Hallmark staff , for saving our Christmas. We will not forget your thoughtfulness and caring service.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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hallmarknewport, General Manager at Hallmark Resort, responded to this review, January 14, 2013
Norma W,

I couldn’t be prouder of our staff then I am after reading your review. It is great to hear that they stepped up and un-Grinched your Christmas. Serving others should be a prominent part of Christmas and I am glad to hear that our crew demonstrated that in a substantial way. I will be sure that everyone involved is properly recognized for their exceptional service!

Thank you so much for sharing your story.

Sincerely,

Ric Rabourn
General Manager
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Carlsbad, California
Level 2 Contributor
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed January 6, 2013

My sister had her wedding at this beautiful resort, and we had the pleasure of staying here for 4 nights. We have 2 small children and the staff was so sweet and friendly to them and helpful to us. The event coordinator for the wedding was just so amazing and all of the staff really helped to make the wedding special. The food was delicious and I can't say enough times how great and helpful all of the staff were. We would stay here again. I am looking forward to seeing how it will look once the remodel is done, hope we can still afford to stay there! The view from our admiral suite was so beautiful and the bed very comfortable and the room was spacious and clean. Thanks again for a wonderful family event. Your staff does an amazing job!

Room Tip: The suites are lovely and have a hot tub in the room as well as a gas fireplace. The view of the oc...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Thank Jamie B
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hallmarknewport, General Manager at Hallmark Resort, responded to this review, January 8, 2013
Jamie B,

I am glad to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us for your sister’s wedding. I will be sure to pass your comments on to our banquet department as I am sure they will be thrilled to hear them.

Don’t worry, even with the remodel will keep our rates very reasonable and there will always be great seasonal specials as well. If you haven’t already done so sign up for our email specials on our website to get the best possible rates and up to date remodel information.

Thank you again for your comments.

Sincerely,

Ric Rabourn
General Manager
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Property: Hallmark Resort
Address: 744 SW Elizabeth St, Newport, OR 97365-5109
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Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Newport
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Beach Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Newport
#1 Business Hotel in Newport
#1 Romantic Hotel in Newport
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Hallmark Resort 3.5*
Number of rooms: 158
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Perched on the edge of the Pacific ocean, the Hallmark Resort, Newport, offers spectacular oceanfront views from every room. Watch the fishing fleet return to Yaquina Bay as the lighthouse keeps watch to the north. The sunsets are amazing. The Hallmark Resort is full-service, offering oceanfront dining at Georgie's Beachside Grill. After a day of exploring, relax in the indoor recreation center with heated pool, sauna, and swirl spa. We offer a variety of room styles including staterooms with king bed and in-room spa. Families choose an oceanfront stateroom with 2 queen beds complete with mini-galley, fireplace and living area. Free WI-FI in all guestrooms and all rooms have a spacious walk out balcony or patio. We are pet friendly. Flexible meeting spaces will accommodate up to 200. Our oceanfront beach party area comes complete with wedding walk and bonfire pit. Let the tradition begin. ... more   less 
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