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.
- 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
- Also Known As:
- Moolack Shores Hotel Newport
- Moolack Shores Motel Newport, Oregon