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Clarion Inn Surfrider Resort
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Depoe Bay
Powell Butte, Oregon
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27 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Cross this place off our list”
Reviewed 23 August 2014

We had our confirmation showing the room we had reserved, but somehow the reservation was entered incorrectly to the hotel's database. This caused the desk clerk to have a meltdown and become rude and disrespectful to us. Needless to say, our stay was not off to a good start. Once the hotel manager straightened things out, we headed off to our room. Over the next day we discovered the bathroom door very difficult to open from the inside, a toilet plunger with toilet paper on it placed right next to the toilet and mold on the shower curtain liner. One of the towel bars had some yellow greasy stuff on it, which was also on the towel that hung over the grease. The balcony access was strange and very noisy.
On a positive note, the staff (other than the desk clerk) were friendly, helpful and hardworking. Unfortunately, that will not be enough for us to want to return.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Of course the location is awesome - right near the water. The room was adequate but could use some repair. I reported broken door moulding and lock on door to the deck.
Staff is very nice and responsive. Overall a decent value.

Room Tip: I assume all rooms face the ocean. If not, be sure to ask for one!
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Tigard, Oregon
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29 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 August 2014

Although this motel is now the Clarion Inn, it still offers very good value for the cost of a room. All rooms have an ocean view, and the beds are reasonably comfortable. The restaurant is excellent, offering one of the best clam chowders on the coast! The pool is away from the main building-an advantage in terms of not causing noise in the rooms, but a chilly walk across the parking lot when it's cold outside. Although the rooms are a bit dated and ground floor rooms get some noise from rooms above, the other advantages still make this a good place to consider in the Depoe Bay area.

Room Tip: Upper floor rooms are usually quieter.
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled on business
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Walla Walla, Washington
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10 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 August 2014

Room was fine and view was great. Room baloney was odd. The door opens right into your neighbors door and you share the entry.. Stairs to beach need to be redone. Nice location between Newport and Lincoln City. Restaurant was very nice and food was good.

Room Tip: Higher and building 4
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014 via mobile

I would have given a higher score but the rooms are not well appointed. We had a large abstract dessert painting on our wall, - I would give 5 stars for the view and the location. The pool was unexpectedly roomy and cozy warm. You might have a hard time getting the kids out.

Stayed August 2014
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Thank Leigh F
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Lake Iswego
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 August 2014

Sadly, a family member gave up his Choice points for us to stay the night on the coast here in one of our favorite areas, Depoe Bay. We were in Building 3 w a gorgeous view, but even the remarkable view couldn't force us to stay.
Issues: stained carpet, moldy smell, dirty room ( my sister-in law cleaned tables, mirrors and the sink which were greasy/toothpaste spotted) 1/4 inch of dust on the fan blades (it was a hot day and no air conditioning) filthy tub, broken faucet that was not screwed down. A real dump. Staff responded w apology but no remedy as they were booked solid (???) unless we wanted to stay at a house on the property which we viewed but was not much better. We packed up and left. Here's my advice- keep driving, the beach views just keep getting better.

  • Stayed August 2014
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Kelowna, Canada
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43 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 August 2014

Second time returning and as happy with the Clarion Inn Surfrider Resort as the first time. We always request a top floor. Building 4 is the newest with larger rooms are a little higher nightly rate. Biggest draw with the rooms are the ocean view and balcony with seating for two. This time we were able to see whales spouting right off the beach.
The rooms are small but clean, and even though there is no A/C, the room seems to cool at night for comfortable sleeping. We had a small refrigerator to keep snack items cold.
Wonderful beach to do all the thinks you want to do at the ocean. If you walk under the highway from the beach, you'll find a park with tables perfect for shaded picnics.
The evening restaurant-onsite meals are wonderful with the breaded sole and seafood fettuccine being our two favorites.
Depoe Bay itself is small, but Newport and Lincoln City are short drives away for more shopping variety.
A wonderful Ocean getaway.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Thank Avril S
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Property: Clarion Inn Surfrider Resort
Address: 3115 N Highway 101, Depoe Bay, OR 97341-9604
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Region: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Depoe Bay
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #2 of 5 Hotels in Depoe Bay
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Clarion Inn Surfrider Resort 2.5*
Number of rooms: 55
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Surfrider Resort is nestled atop a bluff overlooking Fogarty Creek and the Pacific Ocean, located just two miles north of Depoe Bay, between Lincoln City and Newport. While at the Surfrider, visit Depoe Bay, the world's "Smallest Harbor" and famous for whale watching. Reserve a trip for deep sea fishing, or visit Newport for the outstanding Oregon Coast Aquarium, 3 miles north for golfing, or simply take in the sights at the Surfrider where whales play, eagles soar, seals nap, and the sun sets over the ocean. We have banquet rooms that can hold up to 100 people. Weddings, birthdays and special events. ... more   less 
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