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“Cute place by the beach”
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Sandy Cove Inn
Ranked #8 of 27 Hotels in Seaside
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Reviewed 30 December 2013

We had a lovely stay at the Sandy Cove Inn. The manager was extremely helpful, and we loved the decor in the "60's Room." It is just a hop, skip, and jump away from the beach. There are restaurants and shopping very close by.

Room Tip: We liked the 60's room.
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Reviewed 23 December 2013

Apart from the comparatively reasonable price, we found nothing to recommend our one-night experience at Sandy Cove Inn. Our 'pet friendly' room felt gritty and seedy, carpet worn and stained. The effort to make the room theme-cute and chic mostly resulted in a hodgepodge of thrift shop curios leaving no flat surfaces for unpacking other than the bed. For a single visitor needing only a quick overnight stay in a reasonable lodging it might be OK, but certainly I couldn't imagine it as a romantic getaway unless having all the lights unreadably dim was calculated to create sensual arousal.

The staff was friendly when I could finally locate someone on our mid-afternoon arrival. The front desk was unmanned and the call box outside phone couldn't raise anyone. Finally I was only able to rouse someone using my cell phone.

We were provided a microwave on request but the Refrigerator/microwave alcove was a converted closet without lighting.
The mattress was comfortable but the wall hung television and VCR assembly was small and antiquated. There is no ability to use DVDs, but if you're still into video cassettes there is a library of old tapes in the office.

Sorry to sound like Scrooge for I try to support family-owned businesses and avoid the chain operations. My wife and I agreed on leaving that this was an experience we would not choose to repeat.

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 19 December 2013

Great place to stay in Seaside if you want to be a bit removed from the bustle of Broadway--which is only a 10 minute walk down the boardwalk. We stayed in the charming Garden Room for 2 nights. Staff is friendly and they don't come knocking on your door for a 9 am room cleaning! The pub (a selection of board games included) and market across the street are convenient. We will stay here again.

Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 15 November 2013

1 block to the beach, a nice pub across the street and a grocery store across the street. The rooms have been recently renovated and are quite nice. Free movies (VHS) in the lobby, and helpful staff. Only negative is the bed, hard as a rock :( I would consider staying here again but really hope they get some pillow toppers on the mattresses or something.

Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
2  Thank JD778
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Reviewed 14 November 2013

Combine value, cleanliness and friendliness altogether and you'll find them at Sandy Cove Inn. Love, love loved the themed room. We stayed in the 1960s room. We liked that the front desk would give us a list of places to go to in the area that they recommend. All in all our 2-night stay was a delight.

  • Stayed: November 2013
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

We stayed here on a Groupon deal and boy are we glad we did! This place was so cozy and clean. The pictures online just don't do it justice. Everything in our vintage games room was high quality, warm and inviting. Extremely quiet hotel and they were full to capacity. Nice people staying there. The bed and linens were so comfortable. My mouth dropped when I walked in the room cause it was beyond what I expected. The staff is very cordial and accomodating. We never needed for anything while we were there. It's only 2 blocks from the beach which was awesome. It was a little far from the boardwalk but that won't deter us from coming back, we loved everything about this property!

  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 13 November 2013

Stayed in the Kids Room with my wife, 2 daughters, and our dog, for the weekend. The guy who checked us in was very friendly and welcoming. The room was comfortable and very clean. The kids loved the art in the room. It is a short walk to the beach, like 2 blocks away. Overall, just a really nice stay. Will definitely be back!

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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 Family Hotel in Seaside
#3 Business 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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Also Known As:
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