We stayed here on our way up the coast to the West Coast Game Park. Ship Ashore is a basic motel. It was pretty cheap with a nice view. In fact, it’s probably the cheapest ocean-view room I’ve ever had. The bathroom had a funky layout, but it was perfectly functional. The TV was unusually small. Everything was old, but very clean.
The room included breakfast, which was very basic. I think I had toast and cereal. On the day we were there, the only jam was blackberry. Also, the forks were put into a container with their tines pointing up. I think that’s a little gross, because people might have touched the tines of my fork when they were grabbing theirs. (My wife says I’m a germ-a-phobe.)
There is a casino down the road if you'd rather gamble than watch the micro-TV. (Watching the micro-TV is probably going to be cheaper!)
Note that the ship was a gift shop at one time, but it’s permanently closed. I heard a rumor that the ship was carried up to the highway by a tsunami. It's not true, but it makes a nice folktale.
Overall, I liked this place and thought it was an excellent value. I will stay here again if I am in the area.
- Also Known As:
- Ship Ashore Hotel Smith River