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Moolack Shores Motel
Ranked #9 of 24 Hotels in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Pullman, Washington
Level 6 Contributor
163 reviews
60 hotel reviews
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“Location and Character”
Reviewed 5 January 2014

All of the rooms are decorated on a theme and the theme includes far more than just decor. Books, paraphernalia, as well as signs, plaques, carvings, etc are in each room to add an in depth experience. Our family stayed in the Nautical Room and our 21 year old son found a book on The Dreadnaughts that he couldn't put down. The room was modeled to look like a ship's cabin with galley, head, even twin beds set in the wall below portholes which actually opened (there was also a king sized bed in the room). Naval books, an actual ship's log and newspaper clippings in a shadow box, plaques mounted to the wall, ship signs, etc, all added to the effect. There were enough beds for 4 in the room although there weren't quite enough dishes in the "galley" to cover all four of us, nor were there enough chairs at the dining table. This was the most private room in the complex with a deck set below the main deck and facing north towards Otter Rock and Cape Foulweather, although, we did hear footsteps from room above us. Even though we only had a range top and microwave and small refrigerator and limited space, most of the family wants to return only to this room since they had such an awesome experience. Our son and 18 year old daughter each had their own bunk and porthole with personal lamp light and both want to sleep at night with porthole open to listen to the surf. The room, especially around the edges of the bathroom floor could have been cleaner and there was a musty smell in the bathroom but everywhere else was clean enough. This is an older building but the owners have managed to keep things fairly nice. We were able to view the Hunting Room as well (somewhat shared deck with fence dividers separating each section of deck in front of the individual rooms) and it was decorated to the extreme (elk head mounted on the wall as well as carvings, fishing poles, etc to look like a hunting lodge) just as the Nautical Room was plus with more space (separate bedroom) and a full kitchen. Any room in this motel would be an unforgettable experience that one would want to return to. The location is excellent with a semi-private beach (Moolack Beach access is just to the north but the public tends to stay on that side of things.) and a terrific view of Yaquina Head lighthouse and headland. We were able to walk south down the beach most of the way to that headland and saw various rock formations that would have tide pools at low tide. This is definitely a place that we will return to and if I can convince the rest of the family, we'll be able to try some of the other rooms.

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  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
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Coos Bay, Oregon
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Reviewed 27 November 2013

This was our first stay at Moolack Shores, but we will definitely be back! We spent our honeymoon here in the Camelot Room. The view is fantastic and the six miles of beach were mostly vacant (due to off season) and was like having our own private beach. The room was quaint and perfect for our needs. Loved the idea of a visitor's journal in the room and was neat to read of other's experiences over the years. We were visited each morning by the resident Sea Gull as we drank our morning coffee out on our private deck. We would definitely recommend Moolack Shores to anyone! It was also a convenient location to make a day trip up to Lincoln City and not too far from downtown Newport for meals and such.

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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Barcelona, Spain
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Reviewed 7 November 2013

After leaving Portland we had no reservations. Rainy, fog...Thought we'd look for something in Newport. I just wanted to see, hear the ocean (we live in Albuquerque). When we spotted moolack shores she said that had popped up as good value. I walked the beach in the rain. she did some work w/wifi. Loved the ocean view!!!

  • Stayed November 2013
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Aloha, Oregon
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 October 2013

This is our 28th year visiting Moolack Shores and we stayed in our favorite Room (#7 - Oregon Room). This little old motel is a wonderful place with very nice people who manage the place. Frank works very hard to keep the place going. I noticed that one person complained about Yvette, Frank's wife. Sure she comes across a little grumpy, but that is just Yvette. I think the gentleman who put her down so much shouldn't be so harsh and should probably look elsewhere if he was so unhappy. We have already made our reservations for next year and look forward to our little hideaway. There aren't any phones, but who doesn't use their cell phones these days? They have a pay phone on the premises and anyone can call the office to get ahold of someone who is staying there. The place is old, but every year we go there, there has been an upgrade of some kind. The rates in the fall are really great and the location is close to Newport or a drive up to Depoe Bay a few minutes away and not that far from Lincoln City. We love staying at Moolack and would recommend it to anyone. We knew the original owners of the place and actually spent part of our honeymoon here 28 years ago. It is a really, really nice place and don't let anyone tell you otherwise!!!

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  • Stayed October 2013, travelled as a couple
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Carlton,Or
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Reviewed 14 October 2013

We had the best stay here. The room was really nice and comfortable, quiet and cozy. We went there to get away and enjoy a weekend without kids. A much needed mommy and daddy time. Our room that we stayed in was a Nautical/ cabin of ship. It really worked especially the port hole that actually worked. The freshness of the air when opening your patio door and looking out towards the beach was nice as well.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 4 October 2013 via mobile

We were pleasantly surprised... we stayed in the antique room. Our private deck was feet away from the private beach. The staff was great...we will be coming back! The price was affordable. Now I'm just trying to get my 200 characters in.

Stayed October 2013, travelled with family
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Portland, Oregon
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9 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 September 2013

We just got back from our second stay in the Lighthouse Room at Moolack Shores and once again – it was a heavenly stay! I cannot get over how comfortable the room is – WAIT – It is SO NOT a ‘room’! For about the same price as a regular, crappy hotel room, you get a whole little ‘cabin’! The kitchen, dining and living rooms make you feel SO at home - and with a fire going in the evening??? PERFECT! The king-sized bed is truly one of the most comfortable beds I’ve ever slept in – WAY more comfortable than my bed at home (which is a bummer lol) and taking a hot shower after a day crabbing or out on the sand is wonderful. The beach view from the deck is fabulous, even if it isn’t quite as ‘beach front’ as some of the other options within the hotel. You can see most of the beach and the waves, so that’s beachfront enough for me because I will never book another ‘room’ besides the Lighthouse – and will never stay anywhere else but Moolack when I’m anywhere close to Newport – it’s SO terrific! Hosts and staff are the most pleasant you will encounter – I just can’t say enough good things about Moolack! WE LOVE IT HERE!!!

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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Property: Moolack Shores Motel
Address: 8835 N Coast Hwy, Newport, OR 97365-9514
Region: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Newport
Amenities:
Beach Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites
Hotel Style:
#1 Best Value Hotel in Newport
#6 Romantic Hotel in Newport
#6 On the Beach Hotel in Newport
#7 Family Hotel in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 12
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Moolack Shores Motel is your unique ocean-front retreat on the central Oregon coast. Our themed rooms feature stunning ocean views and there is easy beach access. Most rooms have fireplaces and either a kitchenette or full kitchen. We offer clean, comfortable rooms and will go out of our way to make your stay a very special one! Our location on the north end of Newport is just a 5 minute drive to town and about 20 minutes from Lincoln City. ... more   less 
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Moolack Shores Motel Newport, Oregon

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