We were planning an Oregon Coast get-away to celebrate an anniversary and while we had a room booked at a special B&B for Mon & Tues, we were able to get away a day early and decided to book a night here at D'Sands for Sunday.
Since Sunday was our actual anniversary, I phoned to ask what room they would recommend for the special occassion. The representative was very short with me, as if she couldn't be bothered, telling me she can not make that decision for me and to "just pick one". If I hadn't stayed here once before and known what a nice location the Motel has I probably would have just hung up and found another place. She sure knew how to ruin a mood. I don't know why people have to be that way.
The Motel sits right on the beach with a BEAUTIFUL view! The location is what makes this place, no doubt about it. We booked a King fireplace unit on the 2nd floor. I "just picked" that floor since there is no elevator here and you have to drag all your belongings up/down the flights of stairs and I thought it would be less trouble for a one night stay. We didn't want a ground floor unit, we like to keep the patio door open so the ocean can lull us to sleep (There is a Queen sized Murphy bed in the living room right next to the balcony) The gas fireplace keeps you warm (at least for a while, it's on a timer)
When you walk in you immediately notice the very dated & cheap decor but even so, both times we've stayed the rooms have been very clean. There is a kitchenette with a fridge, coffee pot and all the essentials you'd need to make all your meals here if you wanted. We just bought a take and bake pizza and the oven cooked it up just right. There's a king bedroom towards the front of the unit, facing the main road with a parking lot view. We tried to leave the window open for fresh air, but between the street noise and the other guests, it was hard to sleep and we ended up closing it.
The bathroom is small but served it's purpose. There was a small travel sized hair dryer as well as starter suppiles of shampoo & conditioners, etc.
All & all, we had an enjoyable stay. It's certainly not luxurious, but you aren't paying luxury pricing. Beach lodging can be so expensive, but, we only paid about 100.00 bucks with a discount given in some school fundraiser coupon book. (Which we were rudely told if we didn't show the coupon @ check in, they would bump us to full rate, as if she didn't believe we had one) For the size,cleanliness, kitchen, and MOST of ALL, the excellent location directly on the beach & VIEW, it was worth the $ for sure.
I'm not sure what's up with the staff here, but there is a little thing called Customer Service. & D'sands isn't the only place with a view here in Lincoln City, so I will look into a new place to try for our next trip-- If I don't find it at least I know I can stay here and see the gorgeous ocean, in a clean room for a decent price.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The 'D' Sands Condominium Motel is an Oceanfront motel with Suites and Studio Suites, located in the heart of Lincoln City. All rooms are Oceanfront and have full-sized equipped kitchens. Some rooms also come with gas-lit fireplaces. We also have an indoor heated pool and spa. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- `d` Sands Condominium Hotel Lincoln City