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“Great View”
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Ocean Shores
Ranked #4 of 14 Hotels in Homer
Certificate of Excellence
Wasilla, Alaska
Level 6 Contributor
105 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Great View”
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Built on the banks of Katchamak Bay, this hotel is set up more like a traditional motel with separate buildings for different rooms. We didn't know what to expect when we booked here. The facility is definitely not fancy, but it was comfortable and quiet.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 19 August 2014 via mobile

This was a nice surprise - roomy and very clean. Very well kept. Fridge and microwave in the room. Ground level balcony - our room was on the hill and had a 'partial view' of the ocean which we loved - room 51.
The staff are very friendly and kind. We loved this hotel and will return!

Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Kalamazoo, Michigan
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5 reviews
Reviewed 16 August 2014

My husband and I toured Alaska in July with some friends and spent three days in Homer. We could not have been happier with our accommodations at Ocean Shores. We had an ocean view room with a balcony, and our friends had the room next to us. The hotel was full, but we still found it to be peaceful and quiet. The rooms were very clean and spacious, with the convenience of a dining table, small fridge, and microwave. The view was spectacular!! We wished we could have spent more time here. The location was convenient...close to downtown and to the Spit. The staff was very personable and helpful. The only thing I would have preferred would have been an actual coffeemaker in the room, rather than the packets provided for the microwave, but this is just a personal preference. We have recommended this hotel to friends and would definitely stay here again.

Room Tip: Ocean view room with balcony was spectacular!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with friends
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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193 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 August 2014

The hotel is o.k. It is more like a motel. The beds at comfortable and the location near the waterfront is excellent. The lobby is away from the main buildings and there is no internet or wifi, which I find unusual in today's hotels or any where for that matter. I god a room with a PARTIAL view - that is if I looked over the other house in front I could see the ocean - that was an UPGRADE room for over $170!

Room Tip: Only rooms from 30. - 40
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled solo
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 August 2014

These are simple rooms - didn't have black out shades.. but the rooms were clean and comfortable. I would definitely return and recommend to friends needing a night in Homer. Wi-Fi was a bit iffy. Ask for one of the lower levels - will have a better view of the Bay.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 5 August 2014 via mobile

Hotel had a great location and wonderful views. Some drawbacks.... The exterior was very basic looking but the room was clean and a decent size. Walls were also very thin so be prepared to here noise from the outside. Nice Alaskan hotel and would definitely recommended it. Owner were helpful.

Stayed August 2014
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Big Lake, Alaska
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9 reviews
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

I have stayed at Ocean Shores several times over the last ten years. I live in Alaska and am excited to take family visitors there. The view from the rooms are unrivaled looking out over white topped mountains across the wide ocean. The rooms are clean and each room reflects a unique part of Alaskana. BUT my all time favorite thing to do there is to walk down to the beach on the path directly in front of the grassy area at the hotel. I've spent early mornings and late nights enjoying the dramatic change in the tide. My nine year old niece would have been content to hang out there rather than see any other sites. I'll stay there anytime I get to Homer.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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Property: Ocean Shores
Address: 3500 Crittenden Dr, Homer, AK 99603-7462
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Region: United States > Alaska > Homer
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Romantic Hotel in Homer
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Ocean Shores 2.5*
Number of rooms: 38
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