We are a couple in our 60's and will be in Cannon Beach for two nights of our trip to Oregon next summer. I can't decide between the Ocean Lodge and the Surfsand. Both hotels look lovely, although the Ocean Lodge seems to have the edge in that regard.
We prefer to stay in/near downtown areas so that we can walk to restaurants, shops, etc. We'll be arriving on a motorcycle, and if it's rainy, it's really nice not to have to get back on a wet bike to head out to dinner. It's a big plus for us that the Surfsand is in town.
However, I'm a bit nervous about the more family-oriented atmosphere of the Surfsand. It's not that we have a problem with kids--quite the opposite; however, I'm a light sleeper, and I'm wondering whether little ones awakening at 6 a.m. will be waking me up! The Ocean Lodge seems less likely to have as many families with kids, at least that's what I've inferred from TA discussions.
I think the Stephanie Inn might be a bit stuffy for us, so I've pretty much taken it out of consideration.
Any thoughts on Surfsand vs. Ocean Lodge for us? Thank you in advance!