I hate that Adrift has been saddled with all of these bad reviews for The Edgewater. My husband and I checked out of this hotel this morning and I wish I was still there! Here is a copy of my review just posted on Yelp:
My husband and I booked an impromptu trip to the coast this weekend. We had visited the Northern Oregon coast but as somewhat recent transplants from Minneapolis we had yet to explore the Washington coast. Long Beach and a stay at Adrift Hotel was at the end of our journey down the coast - and what an end it turned out to be.
It is my understanding (from what we gathered from the locals and regulars during our stay) that this place used to be a different hotel (The Edgewater) with different owners, and that those that purchased, remodeled, and now run Adrift have given the place a total makeover. And what a makeover it is! Everything is crisp, clean, modern, and fresh. The entire second floor (which is the first floor of guest rooms) is dog friendly which is great since we try to bring our dog with us whenever possible. The beach that the this hotel sits on is dog friendly - our little Hannah had such a fantastic time!
More pros: Free organic coffee available 24/7 in the lobby, free dvds, free bikes for guest use, a binder of menus from local restaurants in the lobby, and organic toiletries for guest use.
Thin walls. Our neighbors had some kids and watched some obnoxious television programs. How do I know? I could hear them.
Given their focus on organic and sustainable, it was a little strange that they didn't have more ideas on vegetarian or vegan options for their guests. I get that it is the coast and it is all about fish and seafood, but it is as if restauranteurs think that vegetarians and vegans don't go to the coast. We did find one place in Ilwaco called Tuscany Cafe that had more vegetarian options than other moderately priced Long Beach joints, I wish they would add their menu to their binder.
The restaurant on the top floor seems to be run by different people who seem to not be thrilled with the new hotel owners and clientele. Although their bloody marys and veggie quesadillas were delicious, it was a really weird vibe we got from them, the server who seated us seemed put out by our presence, a different server complaining to the cooks about previous customers was heard throughout the restaurant and none of the staff seemed to think it was inappropriate, and the bartender made a point to tell two women stopping by to check out their menu that he has had nothing but problems with the "new owners not telling the new hotel guests that they cannot bring their water or coffee cups into their establishment." Maybe welcome potential customers and try not to be so obvious about your disdain for the new owners and clientele? They call this restaurant the Lightship, but it is actually a time machine into what The Edgewater must have been. The staff and decor are in desperate need of modernization.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Experience our modern, ocean front hotel in the heart of the peninsula. We offer a variety of guest rooms, from no-frills studios to ocean front suites; all with updated amenities, a unique style and a focus on sustainability. Adrift is a beachfront experience...Some of our many on-site amenities include a small urban spa, complimentary bikes, game tables, and ocean view dining at [Pickled Fish] restaurant, and FREE daily live music from some of the northwest's most notable musicians, starting at 8pm - Close. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Adrift Hotel Long Beach
- Edgewater Hotel Long Beach
- Edgewater Motel Long Beach