Thanks for the great info on this forum.
We have two daughters, ages 9 and 14, and will be spending 3 days in Cannon Beach in mid-June.
The girls love to swim so we're hoping to stay somewhere with an indoor pool in case the weather is not great and we have to find fun things to do besides hiking and beachcombing. Now I'm stuck on which hotel to book! It looks like the Surf Sand is by far the nicest one, but it's also pretty pricey at $359/nt for an oceanfront suite. The best alternative w/an indoor pool seems to be the Hallmark resort, which has an oceanview 3rd floor 1BR suite for $209 or a non-view 1BR suite across the street for $159 (my husband likes that one due to price!!) When I look at the Hallmark online, it looks a little tired. Is the Surf Sand that much nicer? We would splurge if it's worth it.
One more question - is there an in-town indoor pool that the girls could swim in if we stay elsewhere? For example, the Ocean Lodge has a nice cabin for $251 that would suit us well, but there's no pool!! Does the town (or any of the hotels) offer an indoor pool that we can gain access to on a day pass?