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.
- 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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- Also Known As:
- Pelican Shores Hotel Lincoln City
- Pelican Shores Lincoln City