I had to smile when I arrived, as I flashed back to the reviews that I had read... stating that the property is full of children. Yup, it really is! And of course the risk you run into is that not all parents try to control theirs to the same standard as, say we do!
Parents - really? Why do you think it's ok to let the kids run up and down the halls for a prolonged period, shouting at the top of their lungs? REALLY?
That said - the kids certainly felt very welcome!
But if you are looking for a romantic adult escape. This place ain't it! : )
Location - spectacular right on the beach and boardwalk. Lovely. EAsy walk to teh main street. Great spot for beach bonfires which are legal here. And they sell firewood everywhere, including the front desk.
Seaside is a funny, quirky town - full of history. I loved the copies of "Goonies" available everywhere. This 80's movie was filmed in the area and the kids enjoyed trying to place where different scenes were shot.
There is a great skateboard park in town, if that matters to you. And no shortage of surf shops. It's got an easy, laid back surfer dude feel to it.
Seaside is an easy drive to Cannon Beach as well which was wonderful.
The major CON
The beds!!!! so extremely soft that my back suffered for weeks afterwards. And I am not prone to exaggeration. The beds are extremely soft. Not good for someone like me with back issues.
For that reason - I won't go back.
When we arrived, there was a note on the door from the Manager letting us know that they were doing work on the outside of the building - but that it should have absolutely no impact on us. Well - they pressure washed during a good portion of the next day. Not sure how this could have no impact. It meant we could not open the windows for a couple of hours. And as we had been on a long road trip to get here - we all really needed to nap, so this was indeed most inconvenient to us. We were too tired to complain though.
One final note. They do not seem to have air conditioning. Wasn't a problem for us given the weather. But I imagine it would get very stuffy in there in the hot summer months!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Best Western Ocean View Resort in Seaside, Oregon is located on the beautiful Pacific Ocean directly in front of one of the best beaches on the West Coast. The resort delivers first class and comfortable beachfront accommodations in a variety of suite and room types, family-style service, and terrific on-line specials on the scenic and historic North Oregon Coast. Seaside is the last stop on the Lewis & Clark trail and the area offers rich history in an incredible, natural beauty. Astoria, only 12 miles north, is the oldest city west of the Mississippi ricvh in Maritime history. Cannon Beach, just five miles south is the "Carmel of the Oregon Coast" with shops, art galleries and includes the famous Haystack Rock. Seaside boasts a variety of activities from beach combing, hiking, golf, boating, fishing, zip line and of course, the famous Broadway street and turnaround. For family fun and lot's to do, Seaside and the Best Western Ocean View Resort are the perfect pair. ... more less
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