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“History and an amazing hostess”
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The Gilbert Inn
Ranked #14 of 27 Hotels in Seaside
Certificate of Excellence
Portland, OR
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38 reviews
13 hotel reviews
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“History and an amazing hostess”
Reviewed October 21, 2012

My husband and I just spent the weekend at The Gilbert Inn thanks to a great deal offered on Living Social. The hostess (Maria) was amazing ~ Friendly, knowledgeable about the home's history and went out of her way to make us feel at home. The location is perfect ~ Just steps to the beach, promenade, and main shopping area in Seaside. We highly recommend this Inn!!!

Room Tip: We stayed in the Emma room and loved it (in the historic part of the house), however if we were to c...
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Vancouver, Washington
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Reviewed October 14, 2012

My husband and I just spent the weekend at The Gilbert Inn. What a lovely place! We were greeted right away by Maria, the innkeeper. She quickly took care of our registration, offered freshly baked cookies, and showed us around the common areas before taking us to our room. We were impressed with the brightness, cleanliness, and comfort. We didn't notice noise from surrounding properties. However, I imagine during the summer, with windows open and more tourist activity, that could be true, but no more than anywhere else in Seaside. The only noise we noticed was from other guests. Not bad. Upon hearing them thumping up the stairs, my husband joked, "Sounds like the kids are home!" And as much as we love children, it was nice to not hear any for a couple of days. One very important note: Very Good Security. You must ring the bell and be admitted when first checking in.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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atlanta, ga
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed September 30, 2012

Innkeeper Maria was just super and made me feel completely at home. The Gilbert is beautiful and well preserved, with a capacious common area to which guests are made welcome. It's conveniently located near the oceanfront and the tourist area but is in a quiet location. The bed was extremely comfortable and when I could sleep, I slept well.

Unfortunately, with creaky floors, thin walls (let's just say the couple next door has no more secrets) and ancient plumbing that makes the loo a shared auditory experience, sleep commenced when the last guest settled down around midnight and ended when the first early bird got up around 5 am. Other reviewers don't seem to have mentioned this, yet I don't think I'm especially sensitive and it was easy to hear the other guests also trying to walk quietly, especially at night. Perhaps only the older wing has this problem.

Hotel-side parking was ample and conveniently located by a side entrance. Guests receive a key that opens both the side and the front doors. It sounds like a little thing until you've been burned by inadequate parking. Another small but much appreciated amenity was the free wi-fi. One final point: pillows are feather - nice if you like it (as I do); if you're allergic, you might want to call ahead to see if options are available.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed September 24, 2012

We stayed here for 1 night, and would do so again! The room was clean and well decorated, and the house was interesting and historical. We came late and left early so we never got to meet the Innkeeper, but regardless, we had a great stay here. It's also a block away from the beach and the main street in Seaside. We'd definitely stay here again.

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Littleton, Colorado
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed September 22, 2012

I recently spent three nights at the Gilbert Inn as a part of a travelling Pacific Northwest anniversary trip. It was very nice. It is just one block from the beach, and it's a very different kind of stay from being at a "regular" hotel property. You are able to park your car and walk to everything from this spot. The Innkeeper is Maria, and she will personally make sure that your trip is great. Try this place out.

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed September 1, 2012

The Gilbert Inn is exactly as it is described on its website. It is Victorian and still houses some of the original artefacts from the Gilbert family. I stayed in Renee on the ground floor which was very clean and comfortable.
A nice touch was the welcoming cookies end the fresh fruit. Maria was very pleasant and made some good recommendations for eating. Yummies is an excellent place for supper and caters for many tastes as well as doing light plates. I would stay at the Gilbert Inn again if I returned to Seaside.

Room Tip: The rooms on the top floor are probably slightly better but they are all good.
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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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edmonton, canada
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

We stayed at the Gilbert Inn July 24-26, This is a wonderful B & B in an old home built in 1892. The charm and character of the home is amazing. The inn's owner Jeanie was our host, We enjoyed all the history she provided about the home. Our room was the Renee on the 1st floor. It was perfect for us and located close to the side entrance. We were travelling by motorcycle and this made it easy for us to get our gear in and out. The Gilbert Inn is adult only and does not allow pets but it you are just a couple, this is a perfect place to stay. It's located a block from the beach and about a block and a half from Broadway (the main street in Seaside). We definitely recommend the Gilbert Inn and hope to return ourselves someday.

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Property: The Gilbert Inn
Address: 341 Beach Dr, Seaside, OR 97138-5707
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Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Seaside
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking
Hotel Style:
#8 On the Beach Hotel in Seaside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:3 star — The Gilbert Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 11
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The romantic Gilbert Inn Bed & Breakfast is a couples retreat nestled steps from the oceanfront and downtown activities. Offering eleven cozy guest rooms with private baths each decorated with unique period furnishings that provide the perfect blend of comfort and elegance. Couples can relax and cuddle up around the outdoor fire pit. Escape each morning to the Sun-room filled with natural light as you enjoy our homemade breakfast. To preserve a place for couples to retreat, guests must be 18 years or older to stay. Come experience a Bed & Breakfast like no other offered on the Oregon Coast. We invite you to discover our little spot of paradise on the Oregon Coast. We are not the typical motel where you will find a room with 2 queen beds. If you're looking for the un-motel experience, you found it! ... more   less 
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