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“Unique Inn with some issues”
3 of 5 bubbles Review of Sandy Cove Inn

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Sandy Cove Inn
Ranked #11 of 27 Hotels in Seaside
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Salt Lake City, Utah
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“Unique Inn with some issues”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

My wife and I recently stayed at the property for several days on vacation, and there are a lot of positives to the Inn but also one negative which is hard to live with.

The rooms are really unique, and you can tell some thought went into the design of the hotel. The beds were comfortable with nice linens, towels, and generally comfortable if a bit small. The staff was very friendly, and the area is great with the local sandwich/soup/coffee shop just up the street becoming our morning favorite.

The main issue we had was that when someone was staying above us, which happened 2 of our 4 nights, we could hear everything. And I mean EVERYTHING at 12:30 in the morning with "adult" activities going on upstairs. You can also make out voices as people are talking, and generally it sounds like a parade going on upstairs whenever someone walks around. This was one night, on our last night it was similar with new occupants but not as bad.

The tv was a bit dated, with the remote not always working, but not a major issue for us. I don't know what can be done to reduce the amount of noise from room to room, but I would recommend looking into options.

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  • Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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Sandy_Cove_Inn, Manager at Sandy Cove Inn, responded to this review, September 23, 2012
Thanks so much for staying with us. I'm sorry to hear the neighbors above you were a bit noisy - that's no fun! The tip you left about staying in an upstairs room was a good one. We are so glad you enjoyed most of your stay with us and really hope to see you again soon.
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West Jordan, Utah, United States
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2012

The Inn is economical, friendly and welcoming. It does not have the "rubber stamp" feel of motel chains. The room is small, cozy and clean. The choice of room themes for our stay was a unique experience. The beach is a very short walk from the Inn. It was not crowded and provided plenty of room for your own little piece of solitude.

Stayed September 2012, traveled as a couple
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 6, 2012 via mobile

Had a mini roadtrip from Seattle to Portland, then decided to take a short detour and stay one night in Seaside. We called nearly all hotels, some motels... We were definitely "iffy" about this place since it's privately owned/family business vs large chain hotels.

We, my fiancé, 3-year-old, and I, stayed in the "monopoly room" ... Cute & clean! It had a queen size bed, small closet, and a bathroom... Just perfect for a one-night stay! It's just walking distance from restaurants & a grocery store, and the beach. The staff is sweet, and helpful with food recommendations. They don't keep irons & ironing boards in the rooms, but are available upon request. I would definitely stay here again!

Highlights: CLEAN, inexpensive, Wifi
Downfall: Old school box TV & VCR (but who watches TV on a vacation?!), shower leaked onto the bathroom floor, a few electrical outlets were loose.

  • Stayed September 2012
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 24, 2012

Mike was extremely helpful and friendly. We had mentioned to his assistant Debbie that there was no wifi in the room, before you knew it he was knocking at the door to check the signal. This was typical of the service we received at Sandy Cove Inn. The location is great: quiet end of town, close to the beach with a supermarket and bar directly opposite. Note bar shut on Mondays!
The room was very comfortable and very clean. My only criticism would be lack of surfaces to put things, especially in the bathroom. I would not hesitate to recommend you stay here.

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled as a couple
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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2012

Would definitely stay agian on another trip to Seaside. Front desk very welcoming, rooms great, proximity to a quiet beach (but also not far from town). Neat rooms that were clean and had a lot of character. And probably the best deal in the area.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 19, 2012

My wife is extremely picky so I was kinda concerned because the price was so much less expensive than other hotels in the area. My wife loved it and we both agreed we would stay here every time we visit.

  • Stayed August 2012
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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2012

We stayed there for 2 nights in Aug 2012 and was really impressed with the Columbia Tower we rented. It was very clean and very nice. The front desk was very nice. A great service and a wonderful place! We'll be back! :)

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Additional Information about Sandy Cove Inn

Property: Sandy Cove Inn
Address: 241 Avenue U, Seaside, OR 97138-5005
Location: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Seaside
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Family Hotel in Seaside
#3 Green Hotel in Seaside
#3 Business Hotel in Seaside
#4 Romantic Hotel in Seaside
#5 On the Beach Hotel in Seaside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sandy Cove Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sandy Cove Inn is a family-owned boutique motel located two blocks from the beach and promenade in historic Seaside, Oregon. We are on the quiet end of town but still very close to the town’s attractions, and we combine the personal touch with modern conveniences like free WiFi and some pet-friendly rooms.We have everything from basic rooms to vacation rentals, and with both a market and restaurant just across the street, we are the perfect place for a fun, peaceful stay on the Oregon Coast.We even have themed rooms like the Wave Room with surf art, a wave mural and an actual surfboard; there’s also a 1940s Room, a Monopoly Room, and a Boat Room, among several others.We’re one of the last family-owned motels in town, and that means a lot to us; in fact, we live right here on the property. We will share some of our favorite activities and places to eat with you, and we can’t wait to make you feel at home in our home. ... more   less 
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