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“RULES, RULES and MORE RULES!!!”
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Lanai at the Cove
Ranked #1 of 27 Hotels in Seaside
Certificate of Excellence
Olympia, Washington
1 review
“RULES, RULES and MORE RULES!!!”
Reviewed August 17, 2013

"Pool view" room 31 has large sliding glass doors but does not view anything except a hallway. One of the many RULES is that "pool view" rooms must keep the drapes fully closed at all times so you can't even view the hallway. Worse yet, there is almost no light in the room - just a few lamps with very low-wattage bulbs - much like being in a cave. You can hear everything in the halls which are on 2 sides of the room. There is a very tiny, minimally equipped kitchenette. Another RULE is that any dishes or utensils used must be washed or you will be fined. Apparently this is not monitored as many kitchen items in this unit had been used and put back in the cupboards unwashed and encrusted with food! The "beach" in front of the property is large rocks rather than sand and cannot be walked.

Room Tip: If you go to Seaside to view and hear the ocean be sure to get an ocean view room. If none are avail...
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled as a couple
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Gmanager206, General Manager at Lanai at the Cove, responded to this review, August 23, 2013
Hello. Unfortunately, it sounds like we failed to meet your expectations.

It also sounds like there were some misunderstandings during your stay. No rule exists about keeping the curtains closed at all times. The "rules" have been developed over time. Though seemingly strict to some, they're based on our experience to help all our guests enjoy their stay at the Lanai. As to the dirty dishes, we sincerely apologize that our housekeepers missed them during the last room turnover. They will do better in the future. As an alternative, if a guest doesn't care to wash dishes upon check out, the housekeepers will wash them and a fee will be added to their bill.

It's unfortunate the natural rock public beach in front of the Lanai didn't satisfy your expectations. The rock beach, when exposed at low tide, has numerous tide pools containing starfish, anemones and other intertidal life, to explore. For access to the sandy beach, it's a short walk away from the Lanai. We appreciate the feedback and continually strive to meet our customers’ expectations.
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Reviewed August 17, 2013

#33 stayed on a Tue. For a quick getaway. The room was designed with a masculine surf theme that was amazing. The view was incredible and a great location, 5 min. From Seaside downtown or Canon Beach. Easy to find and parking not a hassle. Will be planning more returns to the Lanai. Duane

  • Stayed August 2013
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Gmanager206, General Manager at Lanai at the Cove, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Duane,
Thank you very much for your review. The ocean views from the Lanai are breathtaking! We look forward to seeing you again in the near furture.
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Astoria, Oregon, United States
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Reviewed August 16, 2013

Unit #21 Sunday August 11, 2013. Affordable rates; property is clean and well equipped. The pool is warm, atmosphere cozy and comfortable. Awesome view. Sunsets are beautiful; campfires allowed in front of the property. Fun at the beach!

Room Tip: First floor Units utilize direct access to the Cove area.
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  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Gmanager206, General Manager at Lanai at the Cove, responded to this review, August 20, 2013
Hello and thanks for sharing your experience with everyone. We’re glad you
had a great time and hope to see you agin. Thanks for staying at The
Lanai!
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Renton, Washington
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Reviewed August 15, 2013

This was a quiet and beautiful setting right on the beach with a great view! Me, my grandma, and my mom enjoyed sitting at the dining room table having snacks and playing games all while enjoying the view and ocean air! I would recommend it to anyone who wants to see the best of the Oregon Coast in a very personable setting. I don't remember the room number but it was on the third floor and was so cute!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Gmanager206, General Manager at Lanai at the Cove, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Hi Stacie,
That sounds like a great time and some good memories. Thanks for staying
with us at the Lanai and sharing your experience with everyone. We would
love to have you back anytime!
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

I have stayed at the Lanai every August for the past 7 yrs. I love the remote location and the confines on the beach. The tide pools give our children hours of entertainment and is educational. The management had messed up on our room arrangements the past 3 yrs. This year one of the kids had to sleep on the floor because they double booked our room and we had to take what we could get. If it wasn't a family tradition to stay there, i would find somewhere different next year.

  • Stayed August 2013
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Thank zeboodle
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Gmanager206, General Manager at Lanai at the Cove, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Hello and thanks for letting us know about your stay. We are sorry there
was confusion about your reservation and will be in touch directly to see
how we can remedy the situation.
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Tigard, Oregon
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

Room #33 was perfect for my daughter and I -- we were there for the Seaside Beach Volleyball Tournament. Our room was clean and comfortable and the view was just beautiful. The seating area was perfect to relax and watch and listen to the ocean. The staff was courteous, friendly and helpful with anything we needed. I highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed August 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Jennifer E
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Gmanager206, General Manager at Lanai at the Cove, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Hello Jennifer,
Thanks for staying with us and sharing your thoughts with everyone. We are so
glad you had a nice time. Thanks for the recommendation and we hope to see
you again.
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Gladstone, Oregon
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Reviewed August 13, 2013

This was our 6th year at the Lanai, this time room #26, during the volleyball weekend,
August 9 & 10. The kids always have a blast in the pool, we all love the beach access
(barnacles and all) and of course the campfires in back. I do like the personal touch the management extends to us also.
I always bring sturdy water sandals and lots of firewood!

  • Stayed July 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Mindy P
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Gmanager206, General Manager at Lanai at the Cove, responded to this review, August 17, 2013
Hi Mindy,
We’re so glad you had a nice stay and return year after year. Good tips
and thanks for being part of The Lanai family.
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Property: Lanai at the Cove
Address: 3140 Sunset Blvd, Seaside, OR 97138-5041
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Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Seaside
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Seaside
#1 Romantic Hotel in Seaside
#1 Family Hotel in Seaside
#4 Business Hotel in Seaside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Number of rooms: 26
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