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Canterbury Inn
Ranked #1 of 14 Hotels in Ocean Shores
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24 reviews
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“Nice Stay”
Reviewed 24 February 2013

When we arrived at the Canterbury Inn, we were greeted very warmly at checked in. The staff was very friendly during our stay. The room was slightly dated but was clean and comfortable. I was however slightly disappointed in the fact that although they provided coffee and a coffee maker in the room there was only 2 creamer and 2 sugar packets for our morning brew. And that the coffee maker was so inexpensive that when you took the pot out mid brew it did not stop. :(
The 2 person Jacuzzi tub was very nice, but there seemed to be some bits of lint in the jets. After letting them run and draining the tub and wiping them out it. I didnt really see the need to call downstairs for this since it was extremely early and in the morning and it really seemed like it was just lint and dust like the jets had not been turned on for awhile. The bed was firm but not too firm and we slept well on it.

Room Tip: If your going to stay here I would choice a room with a view ( odd number rooms) on the 2nd or 3rd f...
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Mount Vernon
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Reviewed 19 February 2013

Canterbury Inn was nice and clean. We had a pet friendly suite on the first floor. No view of the ocean from that level because of the dunes. However, nice to be able to take the dog out early in the morning. Room had a kitchenet which was useful. Queen size bed was firm and we slept well. We would probably stay here again.

Room Tip: Mike's Seafood is a great place to eat. Galoway Bay is a nice little Irish Pub.
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  • Stayed February 2013, travelled as a couple
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Des Moines, Washington
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Reviewed 17 October 2012

Wish we could have stayed more than one night. We met up with friends for some clamming and they were staying here so we booked a 1 bedroom queen room with a full kitchen & fireplace. We were on the 3rd floor with a nice view. The room was great! The check in was super friendly. The rooms are very nice, but typical of places right on the ocean in that there is wear from weather. But the room was very clean and had some nice decor. The wash area outside to clean clams and rinse sand off was much appreciated. We thought it was a great price for everything that we got.

Room Tip: Get the third floor for the best views. And possibly the north end might be a little better view.
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  • Stayed October 2012, travelled with friends
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Friday Harbor, Washington
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Reviewed 29 September 2012

We had never been to Ocean Shores before and needed a short vacation. I read reviews on Tripadvisor and settled on Canterbury Inn Luxury Beach Resort. It's not a luxury resort. It's a large building and our room was a condo owned by a Seattle family, on the third floor. The room was small, but fine for our needs, with a nice view of the Pacific, lovely sunsets and we went to sleep listening to the ocean waves breaking on the shore. Also a nice indoor pool and hot tub, with a pleasant staff. Our big letdown, other that the $192 a nite, late in September price tag, was the town of Ocean Shores itself. We had been to Cannon Beach, Oregon and that was our main comparison. We couldn't find one nice gallery, one restaurant with a nice atmosphere, or decent art or crafts stores. The beach was BIG and you could drive on it, but it was exactly the same for miles, unlike the Oregon Coast. One friend told us later that they call it Ocean Snores. We agree. Nice to get away, but the next time we'll drive a couple of hours more and head for the Oregon Coast.

  • Stayed September 2012, travelled as a couple
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Redmond, Washington
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Reviewed 29 August 2012

Clean units, friendly staff. Great location~~beautiful lawn area, close to the ocean, alot of new shops, casino close-by, bumper cars~~i was sorry I had to leave.
A three hour drive from Seattle. Wi fi, laundry room, exercise room.

Room Tip: Three floors~~view improves as you go up as do the rates. First floor good w/ kids~~they can come an...
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  • Stayed August 2012, travelled with friends
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Saint Paul, Minnesota
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Reviewed 20 July 2012

We were in room 308 - a cozy studio with a small kitchen on one end and the sleeping area by the window. There was a balcony with a sliding glass door and screen. We kept the door open and the screen on for terrific sleeping. The room overlooks the beachfront out to the ocean. We ate out of the kitchen every day.

I found the IGA (just a few blocks away) well-stocked. Keep in mind that it's a small space and serves as a general store as well... Do you really need to have 15 ketchups to choose from during your stay...? :-). The butcher shop actually cuts its own meat (the GM's dad does this!) and the fish is super fresh and changes from day to day. Had amazing fresh oysters from the grocery!

The 4th fireworks were spectacular -- 30+ miles of beach -- as far as you can see, there wasn't a pause from 9pm until midnite! And these are not your backyard displays... big honkin beautiful expressions of fire and light. When was the last time you said "oooh, ahhh, wow" at a fireworks display. Best of all there this was a gift from local residents, without corporate sponsorship, so the sense of spontenatity and surprise, and not an attempt to match explosions to music.

Room Tip: The hotel is locally-run, and the will take the time to work with you to match you to the perfect ro...
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  • Stayed July 2012, travelled as a couple
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Cincinnati, Ohio
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 June 2012

Enjoyed our stay. Nice clean room. Our room (318) was on the top floor with no view. Needs a few minor updates but It was perfect for our one night stay. You can walk about 100 ft to the beach. The path to the beach is due for some maintenance and clearing so you can find your way out and back. Very safe area with helpful staff.

  • Stayed June 2012, travelled as a couple
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Property: Canterbury Inn
Address: 643 Ocean Shores Blvd NW, PO Box 310, Ocean Shores, WA 98569-9344
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Region: United States > Washington > Ocean Shores
Amenities:
Beach Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Kitchenette Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Suites Swimming Pool Airport Transportation
Hotel Style:
#1 On the Beach Hotel in Ocean Shores
#3 Family Hotel in Ocean Shores
#4 Romantic Hotel in Ocean Shores
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:2.5 star — Canterbury Inn 2.5*
Number of rooms: 45
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
On Washington's coast, The Canterbury Inn has been in business for over 50 years. The distinct waterfront location brings the comforts of home and a beach vacation together. The Canterbury Inn features nearby beach access, manicured grounds, BBQ areas, indoor swimming pool/hot tub, spectacular ocean views, guest laundry, pet friendly rooms, kitchens, flat screen TVs, gas fireplaces and more. We even have complimentary board games for those rainy days. While we may not be the newest location in Ocean Shores, we are pride ourselves to be a clean and friendly establishment in which our customers are more than just a head in a bed. Come see why generations have been making The Canterbury Inn their "beach place in Ocean Shores." ... more   less 
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