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Sandy Cove Inn
Ranked #8 of 27 Hotels in Seaside
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Reviewed 24 September 2012

My daughter and I had a wonderful driving vacation up the 101 of California and into Oregon and stopped in Seaside for a night. We made our reservations in advance without any trouble. Glad we did, as the town was booked full for some kind of convention! Damon, who greeted us at checkin, was a super nice guy! Gave us a couple of wonderful recommendations for dinner and breakfast! Yes, the biscuits and gravy at the Firehouse Grill WERE the best I've ever had! We stayed in the 60's room which was very cute and comfortable and we loved the lava lamp! We are not high maintenance and didn't require an iron, blow dryer or other useless stuff, so didn't miss that at all.

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Reviewed 24 September 2012

First of all, I have to admit that I would never have found this motel without TripAdvisor and, secondly, I would never have booked it without the glowing comments from previous travellers. Even so, I was a bit aprehensive about going there but I was pleasantly surprised. It is a quirky establishment with all rooms done in a theme. We stayed in the 1940's room and the furnishings certainly evoked memories of that era - definitely nothing new or fancy - and a small room with somewhat limited storage for bigger items such as a suitcase. Each room is equipped with a VCR - yes, a VCR - and there is a small library of tapes you can borrow that will bring back distant memories. On top of it all, we were provided with a real key to the room, something I haven't had in years. There is some noise from the other rooms on a busy weekend but the second night we were there, a Sunday, was quite peaceful and as stated by others, the motel is a short walk from the beach and away from the hustle and bustle of the main shopping area. I would certainly consider going back if I am ever in the area again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 20 September 2012

If you go for luxury accommodations, this is not the place for you. But it is cute and quaint and is just a short walk to the beach. The rooms aren't furnished with iron, ironing board, or hair dryer, but all you have to do is ask and the front desk and they will get these items for you. I loved sleeping with the window open for the cool breezes and being able to hear the ocean waves breaking on the shore. I also liked the fact that the Inn was not located in the busy downtown area but on a quiet avenue. It was easily accessible. Everything was very clean and well kept. I would definitely stay here again.

  • Stayed: September 2012, travelled solo
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Sandy_Cove_Inn, Manager at Sandy Cove Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2012

Beth, thanks for leaving such a fun review. Isn't listening to the ocean as you go to bed so cool? I love it too. Hope to see you again soon!

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Reviewed 14 September 2012

You can still see the origins of this classic Motel but it has been brilliantly adapted for the modern traveller. Our room was nicely furnished with an assortment of classic lamps and a cast iron bedstead. The gentleman on reception was charming, efficient and informative.

The Inn is excellently situated a short walk from the beach and opposite a small, family run supermarket and a pleasant tavern - both of which we availed ourselves of.

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Sandy_Cove_Inn, Manager at Sandy Cove Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2012

Thanks for staying with us and taking the time to leave a review. Your compliment to the front desk made our week! Hope to see you again the next time you are in the States.

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Reviewed 12 September 2012

I loved this place Very clean and a great Price. Very close to the ocean and beach. Rooms were small, but enough for two adults. Beds were comfy. We were directed to great food from front desk Would stay here again, and recommend to friends!!

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Reviewed 11 September 2012

We were looking for last minute hotels, not knowing there was a car show the weekend we had planned on visiting, and the ONLY room available was the amazing Jacuzzi suite. We were concerned at the beginning because neither of us had good luck with smaller non commercial hotels/motels, but as soon as we walked in, the gentleman at the front desk was awesome - great energy, very knowledgable and very funny. He suggested a bunch of places to visit, and we immediately took his advice. He was spot on there as well.

When we walked in the room we were pleasantly surprised - it was beautiful! We absolutely loved the room, and obviously we love the staff - and now we refuse to stay anywhere else in Seaside. My best friend will be visiting you within the next month. Thanks for an amazing weekend.

-Cyrus

Room Tip: The jacuzzi suite is amazing!
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Reviewed 11 September 2012

We found this hotel on Tripadvisor. After calling 4 or 5 other places, this one had the best deal - $66 + tax (after a 10 percent discount that they gave us). The room was clean and cozy, we had a good night of sleep. We went for a run in the morning - there is a great walkway near the ocean that goes for about 1.5 miles.
There location is good, little walk from a downtown but you can really enjoy the walk being so close to the ocean.
And the guy at the reception desk was super friendly and helpful.

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Sandy_Cove_Inn, Manager at Sandy Cove Inn, responded to this reviewResponded 23 September 2012

So glad to hear you enjoyed your stay with us. The Promenade is a great place for taking a run - next time you visit, head in the opposite direction to the Cove - great view! We'd love to see you again.

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Additional Information about Sandy Cove Inn

Address: 241 Avenue U, Seaside, OR 97138-5005
Region: United States > Oregon > Oregon Coast > Seaside
Amenities:
Beach Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#3 Business Hotel in Seaside
#3 Family Hotel in Seaside
#3 Green Hotel in Seaside
#4 On the Beach Hotel in Seaside
#4 Romantic Hotel in Seaside
Price Range: £69 - £155 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Sandy Cove Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 19
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Sandy Cove Inn is a family-owned boutique motel located two blocks from the beach and promenade in historic Seaside, Oregon. We are on the quiet end of town but still very close to the town’s attractions, and we combine the personal touch with modern conveniences like free WiFi and some pet-friendly rooms.We have everything from basic rooms to vacation rentals, and with both a market and restaurant just across the street, we are the perfect place for a fun, peaceful stay on the Oregon Coast.We even have themed rooms like the Wave Room with surf art, a wave mural and an actual surfboard; there’s also a 1940s Room, a Monopoly Room, and a Boat Room, among several others.We’re one of the last family-owned motels in town, and that means a lot to us; in fact, we live right here on the property. We will share some of our favorite activities and places to eat with you, and we can’t wait to make you feel at home in our home. ... more   less 
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