This is an absolutely fantastic, family run hotel within about a two minute walk from the beach. We booked our two night stay directly through the hotel's website and received a confirmation about two hours after submitting the request.
Upon arrival, there was a sign at the desk indicating that the person on shift had stepped away and we should use the phone at the entrance to call for service. After calling, we relaxed in the small, quaint lobby and enjoyed free coffee and tea. The lobby has an old piano and comfortable furniture that you would expect to find in someone's living room and there is also an assortment of old movies on VHS that are free to borrow for use in the in-room VCR's.
A gentleman arrived within a couple minutes and checked us in. He took some time to chat with us about where we were from and told us the hotel is owned and run by his family. He made a couple of recommendations for places to get a nice dinner in town and also gave us a printed copy of his personal picks for restaurants in Seaside, Cannon Beach, and Astoria - picks were in categories such as "best burger in town" and "best place to take a date".
As per previous reviews, all the rooms are uniquely decorated theme rooms and we were assigned to the "vintage game room" on the second floor. There is an ice machine and vending machine at the bottom of the outdoor stairs to the top level. The room itself was really funky - the walls were decorated with "old school" games such as Clue, Chinese Checkers, Parcheesi, and Croquet. There was a small table with the top painted like a checker board and the shelving units held items like wooden cars and trains as well as baseball paraphernalia. There was a coffee machine and small fridge (with freezer) in the room and the sink was outside the bathroom and had a very large counter space. The nice thing about the bathroom here was that we got excellent water pressure from the shower....no horrible low pressure "water saving" shower heads like you get in most hotels. The bed was very comfortable and we slept well, especially since the ocean surf could be clearly heard with the window open even from a couple blocks away.
In terms of location, the hotel is in a quiet area at the south end of the promenade that runs along the beach. There is a restaurant across the street and a "mom & pop" grocery store that we were told has been there for quite a long time. The walk to downtown Seaside along the promenade is about one mile and takes roughly 15 minutes...it's an enjoyable walk past beautiful beach houses and hotels on one side and beach along the other and the promenade is well lit at night.
All in all, the Sandy Cove Inn is excellent value for the price, it's well maintained and there was a personal touch that would make you want to come back again.
- 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. 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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- Also Known As:
- Sandy Cove Hotel Seaside
- Sandy Cove Motel