My wife and I stayed at the Inn at Spanish Head recently on a whim during a road trip up the Oregon coast. The last time we stayed there was over 20 years ago, so we were excited to see how the place had changed. Of course, over the years we had changed too, our tastes in food/wine and hotels.
Before you book a room at this hotel, you must realize that it still has great views of the ocean, but given that the hotel was built in the late 1960s, it won't be on par with some newer hotels built with better amenities. Yes, the rooms are looking a bit dated and the balconies are made of poured concrete. But, the rooms are clean, the beds comfortable and the staff very helpful.
The restaurant really isn't very good, the food is expensive and is not what I would consider healthy cuisine. A lot of heavy sauces, meat and nothing really that good for you. An example dish was a seafood "medley" with pasta and cream sauce. For the price, I would expect some fettucine (or equivalent) to be lightly coated with cream sauce, formed into a nest for the fresh seafood. Instead, the huge bowl was full of a "soup" of cream sauce, pasta and some type of seafood. Everything tasted like cream sauce. The grilled salmon with a chipotle-fruit sauce came with roasted red potatoes and asparagus, but the sauce drenched everything on the plate, so it all tasted the same. The wine list is usable, with a private hotel bottling from Eola Hills winery actually quite good and priced reasonably.
In our one night at the hotel, we were kept up most of the night by noisy neighbors all around us, even after I asked many times for a quiet room. We probably just had bad timing since graduations were happening and I think the kids thought it would be great to party at the Inn. Hotel security got things quieted down at 2am. The hotel manager apologized in the morning and gave us a gift certificate for a future stay.
On a stormy Oregon day, this hotel cannot be beat. You can sit out on the balcony and watch the ocean below you, wrapped in a blanket, sipping a beverage. Just make sure to set your expectations about everything else so you won't be disappointed.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Inn At Spanish Head, Lincoln City, is Oregon's only resort hotel built right on the beach. All guest and meeting rooms are oceanfront with floor-to-ceiling windows for spectacular views. Our 10th floor oceanfront restaurant is open daily for breakfast, lunch and dinner and a seasonal Sunday champagne brunch. Room service is also available. While visiting, enjoy our outdoor heated pool, indoor Jacuzzi spa and recreation room. There is easy access to miles of Oregon's beautiful, public beaches and fascinating tide pools are close by. We are located on the central Oregon coast where you will find a world-class aquarium, numerous golf course, hiking, deep-sea fishing, whale watching, birding, galleries, museums, shopping, surfing, live theatre and many more attractions and activities. Come stay in the middle of it all at the Inn At Spanish Head. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inn At Spanish Head Hotel Lincoln City
- Hotel At Spanish Head
- The Inn At Spanish Head
- Spanish Head Inn
- At Spanish Head Hotel