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“Our first trip to Seaside and the River Inn”

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River Inn at Seaside
Ranked #3 of 27 Hotels in Seaside
Certificate of Excellence
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Tacoma, Washington
1 review
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“Our first trip to Seaside and the River Inn”
Reviewed 12 August 2014

We were last minute planners for a getaway...was not happy with the price of the room, a lil pricey....but I couldn't complain since we were last minute, everything was booked up in the town due to a volleyball tourn. and once arriving I wasn't disappointed.

Our bed was perfectly comfortable, clean linens, a refrigerator, microwave and kurig coffee maker and all the bathroom essentials you would need all in there own dispensers (shampoo, cond., lotion, shower gel) a couch for leisure, along with all the other amenities i.e. salt water pool, firepit, fireplace in lobby, free Wifi, movies (that you don't have to check out, just take and return) and I cant forget the breakfast...that saved $$. Also, I love that they offer packages to set up for you upon a 48 hour request, I really liked the bon fire pkg...they set it all up for a reasonable price.

We had a great time...love this town and hotel...we will definitely be back!

Room Tip: When I go again I will request a river view suite with balcony.
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  • Stayed August 2014, travelled as a couple
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Calgary, Canada
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Reviewed 11 August 2014

We stayed at the River Inn at the end of July and booked a suite. It was over the pool so really loud and annoying. Additionally there was an unfortunate massive die off of anchovies in the river so we could not use our balconies and our rooms smelled horrible. Hey, we are seasoned travellers and know that "stuff" happens. My issue, however, was with the front desk staff. She was basically rude and unconcerned. There were no other rooms available….I get that too. But, there was no forewarning of the fish smell situation or offer of any compensation until I pressed her. Good service is anticipating where your establishment might fall short of expectations and be on the ball enough to offer to make things better for your guests. This definitely did not happen.

Room Tip: Do NOT book the rooms above the indoor pool. The pool is open until 10pm, so it basically is like t...
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  • Stayed July 2014, travelled with family
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_GeneralManager503_, General Manager at River Inn at Seaside, responded to this review, 13 August 2014
Thank you for taking the time to write us a review on TripAdvisor. I am sorry to hear the river event happened during your during your stay. This event randomly occurs every 5-10 years and we apologize for any inconveniences, for further information about the event please visit: http://www.dailyastorian.com/SS/news/20140807/dead-anchovies-blanket-necanicum-river-bank#.U-vhFWcg_IU.
Thank you again for your feedback, we hope to see you again soon.
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Airdrie, Canada
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 August 2014

This hotel is brand new and the rooms were what we expected from a new hotel. Staff very helpful and friendly. Location and view would normally be fantastic but we couldn't sit out on our patio or around the fire pit they had on their cozy deck for relaxing because the smell was so bad. At first we thought it was just because of sea an river but some locals told us it had been sardine spawning season which happens every 5-6 years and like salmon once they spawn they die so river banks were loaded with dead sardines and the town is tryin to let nature take it's natural course. Certainly no fault of hotel though. Would
recommend hotel to family and friends.

  • Stayed August 2014
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Camas, Washington
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Reviewed 10 August 2014

This hotel is a one block walk to the main strip; it's very close. The hotel is brand new. Staff was very nice and friendly. It is pet friendly (for a $20 charge). The pool is an indoor salt water pool with hot tub. Rooms have DVD players and you can choose up to 4 movies to check out (for free) at a time. There's also a small fridge/freezer combo in the rooms. Rooms have free wifi. Free breakfast in the morning. The only thing I would change is next time we'll get a room on the river, instead of the city view. The river rooms have balconies, whereas the city side does not, and I feel a little crammed in when I don't have a balcony…just personal preference.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Penticton, Canada
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Reviewed 8 August 2014

The location of this was perfect, We walked to ocean no need to stay directly on it as this place was so close. Staff we amazing, breakfast was great and rooms were tidy and very clean. We would absolutely come back.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 6 August 2014 via mobile

Great staff, warm and friendly always caring for our needs. Great location easy access to downtown Seaside. You can park your car and walk everywhere in town. Very quiet but with great amenities especially for families they have a play structure available for younger kids!

  • Stayed August 2014
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McCleary, Washington
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Reviewed 4 August 2014

This hotel is beautiful, and we plan to return. Our usual hotel in Seaside was booked, and this one had great reviews. I am so glad our regular hotel was booked, because this one was way better than where we usually stay. Some of our favorite things were; the staff was friendly and helpful, the furnishings were beautiful, towel animals in our bathroom, they have a DVD library in the lobby, the pool was clean and good temperature, outdoor fireplace with a lovely patio (including an adorable children's play area), and the salt water taffy that was left in our room. We loved the uniqueness of this hotel, and have already recommended it to two families.

  • Stayed August 2014, travelled with family
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Property: River Inn at Seaside
Address: 531 Avenue a, Seaside, OR 97138-5725
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Region: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Seaside
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Ranked #3 of 27 Hotels in Seaside
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:2 star — River Inn at Seaside 2*
Number of rooms: 48
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Stay at Seaside's Newest Hotel - The River Inn at Seaside is perched along the soothing Necanicum River and centrally located, just one block from downtown or two blocks to the beach. The River Inn at Seaside is the ideal hotel for all who enjoy the atmosphere and ambiance of the Northern Oregon coast, offering the comforts of home, in a convenient location. ... more   less 
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