So, we are traveling the coast and deciding where to stay each night depending on where we are. Stop in Newport to get lunch, pick up a freeby brochure about Newport and see an ad for the Anchor Pier Lodge
,. Look on tripadvisor and see it gets rave reviews, but someone mentioned getting resers 6 months before. I call and, yes, they have a room. It is the one with no bay view but a view of the neighborhood. OK, sounds okay for $95 and depending on the few Tripadvisor reviews I saw.
We drive down the touristy Bay Blvd and using Google Map we drive by and still don't see the hotel. The picture in the brochure shows a building with windows and what looks like a hill with greenery behind it. What we finally saw was a tourist shop with a red awning and above it a banner with Anchor Pier on it. Oh, yeah, by this time I had already reserved the room with the understanding that their were no refunds for cancellations without 2 weeks notice.
My husband immediately said, I am not impressed. We find parking on the street down from the building. Walk around looking for something that says Anchor Pier, go into the tourist shop and find out that it is also the check in desk!
After finally getting into the room, we were very happy to find that it was a lovely room, nicely decorated, large, with a high, comfy bed. We wer on the street side with a view of the "Historic Barge Inn Tavern." But what the hell, it was entertaining.
So, it would have been nice to be on the Bay side but we were able to see the tavern bring in a trailer with a BBQ and crab cookers. Excited that it might be a crab feed, we headed over. It was an oyster fest instead, but it was still good and cheap!
The biggest complaint, while it didn't make me wish we were elsewhere, was the fact that the room needed to be dusted, Big Time. I am sure during the winter/spring months this room doesn't get rented often, but, give me a break. I was able to run my finger on the furniture for an inch or so and get a big coating of dust on my finger! Shame, shame.
Overall, happy with everything for a last minute, seat of your pants, decision!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Our coastal themed suites welcome you with luxury linens and the most comfortable pillow top mattresses we could find! Enjoy fireplaces; spa tubs; spacious balconies; organic coffee & bathing products - all in a non-smoking, squeaky clean atmosphere of relaxation! ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Anchor Pier Hotel Newport
- Anchor Pier Lodge Newport, Oregon