This is a motel of perhaps ten or a dozen units set round a courtyard where you park. It was like a motel from an old movie. We walked in because we had driven far enough and were feeling tired towards the end of the day, but the motel was much nicer than we had anticipated. It is set in a utilitarian neighbourhood on US 101. (The word "city" in Pacific City is an outrageous hyperbole!) The motel is a half mile walk from a park and a sandy beach, which itself is a mile or so south of an interesting harbour with dories drawn up on a beach.
Our room was spacious, beds were comfortable, the room was very well provided with amenities, and it was scrupulously clean. The lady at reception showed us the room and we liked it but there was something in its preparation not to her liking (which we hadn't seen) and she checked us in and gave us the key but asked us to come back in a half hour while she re-educated the maid: she runs a very tight ship!
The motel was very good value and we had absolutely nothing to complain about! There are diners and fast food places around the Inn but we drove to and ate at the Pelican Brewery at the harbour. That was an excellent fish meal, with a good beer and a sea view.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Ronel, Alex and little Hudson are the proud owners of the Surf & Sand Inn. Originally from South Africa (Ronel) and France (Alex) we met in California and soon after getting married, little Hudson was born. Wanting to enjoy every single moment of life we decided to relocate our family and was fortunate to find this Inn, located in the heart of the Oregon coast in Tillamook County’s beach community of Pacific City. The Inn (formerly known as The Inn at Pacific City) has a rich history, the building dates back to 1906 and for many years served as the headquarters of the Coast Guard. For the past 22 years the Inn was ran by Doug & Patti Olsen who established a reputation for value and customer satisfaction. With our background in hospitality we are excited to continue to build on this tradition. Our 15 unit motor lodge is conveniently located within walking distance to the beach, dining, the famous Nestucca River and ample outdoor activities. We have lots of extra parking for RV’s and boats and offer bicycle storage facilities. Driving distance from Portland, Salem and the Willamite Valley this beautiful part of the State offers something special for everyone. We hope to welcome you soon and don’t hesitate to contact us with questions or for special pricing; we are at your service! Life is too short to be lived outside of Pacific City!!! ... more less
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