Passing through Seaside on the way down the Oregon coast at 7PM, we were hoping for a good one night walk-in rate considering we were there on a Monday, and school, for the most part, hadn't let out yet (town itself was pretty empty). We called a couple places which didn't have the rate we were looking for, and checked out another motel on the south side of town. We were shocked to hear that they had a king for $160. Bargained them down to $120 then said we were on a budget and needed it for a better price. The lady there sort of laughed and said "well, we can't do that price here...", more or less, and you'ld be lucky if you could get Motel 6 to do that rate (I had checked online and they could)...we really didn't want to stay at Motel 6...but I digress....
To the Inn at Seaside we stumble thinking there really was no way we could get it for our price given the reviews on Tripadvisor and what sounded like an awesome place. In we walk, and talk to Linda who was fantastic. Not only did she offer the taffy and cookies on her desk to us as now we were pretty hungry, but met our price for a king bed and upgraded our room to a kitchenette to boot! Wow! And it smelled like popcorn! Wow!
As for the room - it was the best bed we slept on our week trip, bar none (a Sealy Posturpedic plush...superb), awesome pillows, room looked and smelled clean. Bathroom with one sink inside and one outside was great. The shower was great. The flat panel TV was fine and had the TV/VCR with it. Did not access the 700+ DVD library as we brought our own, but it was nice not having to connect our laptop to play a movie. The kitchenette we did not use, but if you are interested, has limited utensils, pots/pans, plates, etc. along with two electric burners, a small oven, a dishwasher and a sizeable sink. It was nice to have the extra counter space for sure. WiFi worked great. Everything about it was fantastic. The only wish really was that the curtains opened the opposite direction in that we couldn't keep the windows open for the wonderful fresh sea air and still get sufficient darkness to sleep. The complimentary breakfast was the standard breads, limited fruit, yogurt, cereal and the like.
It is not the Ritz-Carlton or the Marriott or the Hyatt, but the people at the Inn at Seaside are a prime example of what all motels should be doing for their customers - a good clean, comfortable room, with a higher quality bed and excellent customer service (such as upgrading and not charging the higher price when you know you won't be letting the room!). We honestly would return every time we travel to Seaside without hesitation.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Cheerful, spacious two bedroom suites, double queen-bedded rooms and hospitality suites are perfect to accommodate families, small groups or couples on a romantic coastal getaway. And, with several pet-friendly rooms, you can include the whole clan on your Oregon beach vacation getaway. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Inn At Seaside Hotel Seaside