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Pelican Shores Inn
Ranked #2 of 36 Hotels in Lincoln City
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Washington state
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
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“spacious suites with fantastic ocean view”
Reviewed 29 July 2014

We booked two suites on the 2nd floor of the hotel (a 2-bedroom suite and a 1-bedroom) for our family group of 6 people staying 4 nights. Total cost of about $1900. Which was hugely expensive for our usual budget but this was a special occasion to celebrate my mother-in-law's 80th birthday.

The suites (especially the 2BR unit) were quite spacious, which was great for our family gathering because all of us had our own sleeping quarters but a nice big room in which to gather, and a full-size kitchen where we prepared a few meals.

Both suites had a fantastic view of the ocean. You enter the 2nd floor at street level, but it's on a bluff offering an unimpeded view of the beach and ocean. The 1st floor rooms have patios but perhaps not quite as good a view of the beach because there are some bushes on the edge of the bluff that may block part of the view. Access to the beach is a short walk to the 1st floor of the hotel and then down a relatively short staircase, and the beach is a wide sandy strip that was not at all crowded during our weekday stay (Monday-Friday). Sunset viewing is awesome.

In the back of the hotel is an indoor heated pool that we used a couple of times because it was too cold to swim in the ocean during our visit.

The hotel staff was very helpful when my husband had a problem with the WiFi connection (the router wasn't terribly Mac-friendly, but there's a hard-wired access point in the office), and the free continental breakfast in the office was better than at many hotels—with good coffee, and bananas that were actually ripe. Overall, the service was very good.

My only complaint (and it's a small one) is that there didn't seem to be any air conditioning in the rooms, only thermostats for heat. It usually doesn't get very hot at the coast, and it was fairly cool weather during our visit, but the bedrooms in the suites have only small, high windows facing the parking lot so it gets warm and stuffy in there at night. We were able to stay cool only by keeping the bedroom doors open and getting some cross breeze from the ocean-facing window in the living room. When we were in the suite during the day, we left both the living room window and our front door open. This kept us quite comfortable but wasn't ideal from a privacy point of view. There was a box fan in our closet, but we didn't give that a try.

I would definitely stay here again. If you're looking for a great view, particularly if you want a suite for a family gathering, this is the place to go. I did extensive research before I picked this place. The same company also has a hotel on Siletz Bay at the southern end of town (Looking Glass), and I would stay there if I was traveling with a pet.

Room Tip: Choose upper floor if you want best ocean views, first floor for your own seaside patio. The 2BR sui...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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westoverinns, Owner at Pelican Shores Inn, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Thank you for choosing Pelican Shores Inn as your hotel when celebrating your mother-in-law's 80th birthday! We appreciate your comments about the air flow in the room. This fall we are installing new larger windows, and each room will have a deck with a sliding glass door to improve the air flow and keep the rooms cooler during warm weather. We hope to see you again soon!
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Reviewed 28 July 2014

My sisters & I took our 82 yr. old mom for a girls trip to the beach. We selected this hotel after reviewing TripAdvisor feedback - we were not disappointed! The breakfast is on the lighter side but it worked fine for our crew - bagels, muffins, fruit, yogurt, cheese sticks. The view is amazing - after a busy day of shopping & visiting the casino we'd move the dining table close to the window to play cards and sip wine! The room was spotless and arranged nicely - bathroom isn't large but the living area is where you'd spend your time so that wasn't a problem for us. Due to dueling blow dryers we blew a fuse, called down to the office and within 5 minutes power was back up and going! Very impressed with the staff's efficiency and friendliness!

Room Tip: Our room was on the third floor/corner room - bedroom window doesn't open, guessing this is due...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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westoverinns, Owner at Pelican Shores Inn, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Thank you for staying with us for your girls weekend. We hope to see you again soon!
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Reviewed 26 July 2014 via mobile

We booked a two night reservation at Pelican Shores as our first visit to the Oregon coast, and were generally pleased with he choice. The hotel is on the beach and all units have a direct ocean view. Access to the beach requires stairs, and Pelican Shores has stairs leading to the beach. Our room was a lower level king. The lower level, of the 3 level facility, has a sliding door to a small patio. Breakfast consists of cereal, muffins, bagels, yogurt, oj, coffee, tea, etc. The facility does not have an elevator, entrance is on the second level, so rooms on level 1 or 3 require use of stairs and with luggage can be problematic for some folks. Noise from the unit above us was noticeable. The front desk people were exceptionally friendly and helpful and we were very satisfied with our visit and would love to return.

Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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westoverinns, Owner at Pelican Shores Inn, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Thank you for staying with us and for your comments! This fall we are installing an elevator that will go to the upper level and adding more soundproofing to all the rooms. We hope you had a wonderful time on the Oregon Coast.
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West Jordan, Utah
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

We found this gem through TripAdvisor, and were so happy we did. It had direct access to the beach and all the amenities you would need. My kids were so happy to see a clean pool that was warm enough to swim in! And there were pool toys by the pool ready to use. Breakfast in the morning was a nice surprise as well. The only complaint was that we were on the bottom floor, and the folks upstairs were cruising around in their room very early. The floors/ceiling squeaked and woke us up. We had played so hard at the pool the night before however, that we went right back to sleep. A great little place to go :)!

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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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westoverinns, Owner at Pelican Shores Inn, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
Thank you so much for staying with us. We are glad you enjoyed the pool. We try to keep it at a warm 87 degrees for families. We hope to see you again!
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Vancouver BC
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Reviewed 25 July 2014

My family and I all had a wonderful stay @ Pelican Shores Inn. The staff, Rebecca & Nate were amazingly friendly and very helpful. We stayed on the 3rd floor and our room was the Fireplace Suite. It had a small kitchenette which we found very convient (but would have prefered there be a oven too and not just a stove top). It was spacious for us all, bathroom being just alittle tight. The best part of the room was THE VIEW!!!!! What an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean. You can see and hear the ocean all from your bedroom window. The beach is just steps down, you can see your kids playing at the beach from your room. All rooms are oceanview. There are beach blankets available for cold evenings, we were even able to make a campfire on the beach with the purchase of firewood. Kids enjoyed the pool. Breakfast was ok, a lot of prepacked items. No boiled eggs or bread for toast.
We had an issue in our room, after speaking with Rebecca we had the Maintenance Man in our room dealing with the matter right away.
Overall, a wonderful place where we all will definately come again when in Lincoln City.

  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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westoverinns, Owner at Pelican Shores Inn, responded to this review, 5 August 2014
Thank you so much for staying with us and for your comments. We are restricted by health codes at this time so we can only serve prepackages items, but we have a fall remodel planned that includes a larger breakfast room which will allow us to serve less prepackages items. We hope to see you again soon!
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Bend, Oregon
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

First off, this place was clean, staff was friendly and check in and check out were easy, BUT my husband and I were there on our wedding anniversary, and were woken up at 5 am by the people above us walking and moving around and it was soooooo loud and squeaky, my husband who is a heavy sleeper and snores, Lol, was easily awoken, so the sound proofing is awful, and then at like 9am a man with a weed whacker was out where our patio was, then he used a leaf blower and then a lawn mower.... We were not able to be outside and enjoy the patio and ocean view, as it was obviously very loud and we felt it was disrespectful and totally over the top. So our romantic wedding anniversary trip was in no way shape or form romantic, probably a place best for family with kids who don't care about very loud noises and distractions. Unfortunately, we won't be back.

Room Tip: If you're looking for a quiet romantic place to stay, this ISNT IT!
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled as a couple
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westoverinns, Owner at Pelican Shores Inn, responded to this review, 31 July 2014
We are so sorry that this guest was disturbed during their stay. This fall we are doing a large remodel that includes new sound proofing in all the rooms. Our intention is that all outside maintenance occur in the late morning. We apologize if it started earlier during this guest's stay. We hope they will give us another try.
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Sacramento, CA
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Reviewed 23 July 2014

The property had direct access to a clean and sandy beach. We arrived late afternoon and found staff very friendly and helpful. We had a great beach view from our upstairs corner room. It was quiet and very comfortable. I was disappointed we hadn't scheduled more than an over-nighter here.
Parking seemed tight, but likely all the rooms were booked when we arrived. We did find parking in the hotel parking lot.

Room Tip: Upstairs rooms are likely quieter than those below, but there are no elevators.
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  • Stayed June 2014, travelled as a couple
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Property: Pelican Shores Inn
Address: 2645 NW Inlet Ave, Lincoln City, OR 97367-4334
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Region: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Lincoln City
Amenities:
Beach Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Family Hotel in Lincoln City
#2 On the Beach Hotel in Lincoln City
#4 Romantic Hotel in Lincoln City
#4 Green Hotel in Lincoln City
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3 star — Pelican Shores Inn 3*
Number of rooms: 35
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Guests will enjoy spectacular oceanfront views, decks, suites with gas fireplaces and kitchens, complimentary continental breakfast, direct beach access, free Wi-Fi and heated indoor pool. Ideal location at the North end of Lincoln City. Discover why our guests love it here! ... more   less 
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