We stayed 2 nights in a queen w/kitchen room (the least expensive room they have) in one of the 4 original buildings. There are newer buildings (1 on each side) on each end of the 4 original buildings. We were upstairs and our balcony was on the east side of the building looking away from the ocean and toward the parking lot and the Best Western Inn at Face Rock across the road. Needless to say, we did not sit on that balcony. From our kitchen table, however, we had the most beautiful view of the ocean, beach, and what I presume was Face Rock.
The above average rating here is for the spectacular, unobstructed view. There is nothing here between your room and the beach.
The room itself was not as great as the view. In our room upstairs (we never saw the downstairs units for comparison), the ceiling is pretty low (about 7'), giving us a slightly cramped feeling when we first entered. Bathroom has a shower stall only, and the only power outlet we could find was near the floor on the wall opposite the sink. There was also a sitting area with a couch and a chair. The room had a kind of dated (1950s era, maybe?), rustic ambience, you might say, with dark wood doors and wood detailing. But, it was clean, and all the cooking equipment provided for the kitchen seemed well washed. But it really is the view that counts here!
After sitting and looking at our view for awhile, we forgot that the room was not quite what we would have hoped. We assume the newer rooms are somewhat nicer.
The only thing I would have liked was a balcony or patio where I could sit outside and see the ocean. The more expensive rooms did have their own patios and the newer rooms had a balcony upstairs (on the ocean side) as well as a patio for the downstairs.
If you think you won't be happy in one of the older rooms, give the rooms in the newer building a try. Then report back here. I wish I'd ask to see one of them.
We would stay here again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Every room at the Windermere has an unobstructed view of the spectacular ocean along Bandon's coastline. 25 secluded and private units, some with fireplaces, kitchenettes,and decks - perfect for family vacations. All rooms have free WiFi. Pet friendly rooms available. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Windermere Motel On The Beach Hotel Bandon
- Windermere Hotel Bandon
- Windermere Motel Bandon