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Review of Sylvia Beach Hotel

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Sylvia Beach Hotel
Ranked #11 of 24 Hotels in Newport
Certificate of Excellence
Culbertson, Montana
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Embrace your nerd!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 March 2014

My husband and I stayed in the Edgar Allen Poe room for our anniversary. Yeah...we are that kind of creepy. It was wonderful. The place is quiet, lovely and a good place to think. Plus, it is right in the middle of Newport's Nye Beach area - which has grown A LOT in the last ten years. Yes, these married hipsters are clearly in love...

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  • Stayed July 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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Independence, Oregon
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241 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 February 2014

As in the other reviews the themed rooms vary in amenities, ask if you haven't stayed here before. The library is peaceful, has a great view of the beach, and a huge jigsaw puzzle collection. Breakfast is included and is ample. Very relaxing weekend for us, no internet, phone or television. Sat out a stormy, snowy, icy weekend in our warm snug room.

Room Tip: Aks for ocean view and if you want to share a bath or have a private one.
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  • Stayed February 2014, travelled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank waterboy1368
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Harrisburg, Oregon
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17 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2014

My sister and I stayed in the John Steinbeck room at the Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport and thoroughly enjoyed our short stay. The room designs are so amazingly detailed! We got to visit several of the rooms and each one was a delight! We were very impressed with the breakfast served in the dining room - all part of the room rate! The location couldn't be better - right on the beach and close to all the shops and restaurants in Nye Beach. All of the staff were friendly and most helpful! There is even a small, well stocked gift shop in the lobby. We didn't eat dinner there, but we will the next time as it sounded great!

Room Tip: If you need more than one bed, the choices are limited. Steinbeck Room has twin beds and is a popul...
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  • Stayed January 2014, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jpatt29
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Portland, OR
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70 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2013

This is a lovely place to relax. Each room is decorated differently and it's fun to arrive early, walk through the hotel, and peak in each room (they leave the doors open until guests arrive.) The breakfast is hearty and fun to sit with other guests. The dinner is delicious and again, fun to dine with other guests. The upstairs library has a beautiful ocean view. Hotel is close to shops and on the beach. If you're looking for luxury, this is not the place for you, but if you want quaint and charming, you'll love it!

  • Stayed December 2013, travelled with family
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank maryntessa
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2013

The Sylvia Beach Hotel is the perfect place to decompress and get inspired! We stayed in the classic Agatha Christie room. Our view of the ocean was spectacular. We loved the sunset from our large wrap-around balcony, and were lulled to sleep listening to the ocean. We thoroughly enjoyed the interactive scavenger hunt, which was enhanced by contributions from previous guests. The Table of Contents dinner is an absolute must to complete this memorable experience. One night was not enough time, but the warmth of our hosts definitely made us feel at home. We can't wait to return again and again.

Room Tip: The Agatha Christie room was blissfully relaxing, charming and entertaining. Highly recommend this...
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Erin M
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Vancouver, Washington
Level Contributor
44 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 December 2013

We have been going to the Sylvia Beach Hotel for well over 20 years. Our first room was Herman Melville and it was the beginning of a long and happy adventure with the hotel. We have stayed in pretty much every room with a queen sized bed or larger and even a couple of rooms with double beds. Most recently we stayed in Mark Twain and in Colette and, as always it was a delightful experience. One of the fun things you can do is switch rooms on a daily basis.
For example: a night in Agatha Christie followed by Jules Verne and J.K. Rowling. Each room with it's own distinct décor and mood - what fun! We always go in the "off season" and the stormier the weather the better. It gives you a good excuse to snuggle in the library in front of the fireplace with the special book you have been saving to read at the hotel. Part of the Sylvia Beach experience is their restaurant "The Tables of Content". Dinner is served family style with 5-8 people at a table. You sit down as strangers and walk away as friends after an evening of lively conversation or after playing "The Game". Dining choices usually are 4 entrees to accommodate various tastes and diets and all other components from salad to dessert being in common. The food is consistently excellent and we have never had a meal that we did not enjoy.
We try to go at least once a year and twice if schedules allow and always try to stay for 3 days at a time. We will continue to go as long as we are able, it is our all-time favorite getaway!.

Room Tip: There are no bad rooms. 3 are suites with private deck and fireplace. Some rooms have an ocean vie...
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  • Stayed November 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Vancouver, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2013

The only bad thing about the Sylvia Beach is that it has ruined me for any other hotel or motel! My husband and I have fallen in love with the peace and quiet, the books (library & reading room), the puzzle & game room with tea available all day, the evening mulled wine, the amazing (special diets respected) dinners...and the quiet - did I mention the quiet?
The special tradition of leaving a little hidden gift for the next guest - write your own map or poem to help them find it! The journals in every room, inviting both reading and writing.
There is inspiration and imagination everywhere. Without the tyrannical, insistent intrusion of electronics, time stops at Sylvia Beach, and after our first stay, we both felt truly rested for the first time in memory. Thank heaven for this place. It truly feels like coming home.

Room Tip: If you have trouble navigating stairs, stay on the main floor ONLY! Even the dining room is downstai...
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  • Stayed November 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Lynne M
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Additional Information about Sylvia Beach Hotel

Property: Sylvia Beach Hotel
Address: 267 N.W. Cliff St, Newport, OR 97365
Region: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Newport
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Newport
#9 Romantic Hotel in Newport
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Number of rooms: 33
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A lovely bed and breakfast where each room is designed after a certain author. ... more   less 
Also Known As:
Hotel Sylvia Beach
Sylvia Beach Newport
Sylvia Beach Hotel Newport, Oregon

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