Yeah, yeah, everyone says that Manzanita and Cannon Beach are the best places on the Oregon Coast but I'm putting Gearhart at the top of my list. The people in this little town are awesome, it's super dog friendly, and everything you need is right there. Cute little bakery (check), well stocked grocery store (check), oh, and the beach just down the road (check)! We've stayed at the Gearhart Ocean Inn twice now and both visits were beyond our expectations. It's super clean, very comfortable, with tasteful finishes/decor. I'm a designer and can really appreciate the effort that's been put into styling this property to keep a beachy and tranquil cottage feeling. We've stayed in both a "King Studio" and a "One Bedroom Suite" and the rooms are both great. For a quick overnight we'd do the king studio again, for a longer stay we'd go with the suite as it has separate living/sleeping quarters. Also, I was a little worried about hubby and I sharing the "extra long full-sized bed" in the one bedroom suite, but it ended up being just fine and snuggly. We brought our dog and she loved sitting near the fireplace after a long day of running on the beach. Plus there are cruiser bikes to borrow and a cool garden fire pit for roasting smores at the end of the day. We were so at home and didn't want to leave! I couldn't recommend this town and the Ocean Inn enough. The Owner was so nice and even had a lovely handwritten birthday card for my husband when we checked in. We will be back!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Featured on NBC's TODAY Show! Meticulously restored New England-style attached cottages with gas Franklin stoves, comfortable sofas, fluffy robes and wonderful beds. Choose among cozy studios, family suites with 1-2 bedrooms or a larger 2-bedroom cottage. In the heart of charming Gearhart. Steps to dining, golf, shopping,tennis and a gorgeous, quiet beach. Complimentary DVDs, beach bikes, games and spacious backyard with fire pit & BBQ. We welcome your well mannered dogs. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gearhart Ocean Hotel Gearhart