Let me start off by saying that I am writing this review from the actual deluxe king room with jacuzzi that I stayed in for three nights. I would have given the hotel a five star rating had I not seen what I have seen. On our first day arriving we had been booked to stay in a Queen Fire with balcony, not even the lowest type of room here. The room, and most rooms, are located in the larger portion of this hotel to the right of the front desk check in area. To the right meaning if you were to drive up to it and look straight at this hotel there is a wing to your right. This hotel is actually a motel with rooms that enter from the outside. We walked into the room and it smelled terrible...just like mold/mildew but I figured that it was simply because it is next to the ocean. Well, I was wrong...as I later found out. The queen bed was absolutely plush and would have been great to sleep on. The fireplace was dirty and grimy and looked like it had not been cleaned in weeks or months. There was one tv, a desk, and a table with a couple of chairs that were very cramped. The view from the room, as with all rooms here, was fabulous...right out to the beach and ocean. I did not expect a small room like this so I called down and asked if I could upgrade to a "deluxe" room. I was offered the Deluxe King Spa room on the third floor of the wing located to the LEFT of the front desk. We moved over there and were shocked to walk in. The room is gorgeous. It smelled good, there is a seperate living area with an extra tv. Nothing is cramped either. The hot tub works well, although a bit small for any more than two people...and even for two people. The king bed is nice but not as nice as the queen in the other room...different mattress. There is a couch, a table with two chairs, a TV, and a fireplace in the seperate living space. The fireplace looks completely different and very clean. There is also a kitchenette with a dishwasher, fridge, microwave, and a sink. No burners, though. The balcony is also much larger and cleaner than the other room that we had in the "north wing" to the right. The view is just as good. The rooms here are very soundproof to voices but you can hear most every step from the people above you...which is the only sound problem here. If little kids are above you as there are above me now you may be startled early in the morning...but this is not a huge issue to me. My wife absolutely loves this room and wishes that we could stay longer. Also, the sinks and the shower all work well, they did not in the room that we moved away from.
Bottom Line: I would not stay here without booking a "deluxe" room of some sort located in the SOUTH WING, to the left of the front desk. I would not even get a regular room on the south wing due to the fact that I have seen how regular rooms are taken care of here. If you can get on the top floor, which is 5 on this wing, then do it so you will hear no foot steps...as I am listening to at this very moment. :-)
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Hallmark Hotel Newport
- Hallmark Resort Newport Oregon