Hotels in Seaside, Oregon Near the Beach

by Christine Switzer

Anchored by a two-mile-long beachfront Promenade, also known as the Prom, Seaside, Oregon, charms visitors with everything from candy shops to artisan cheeses. Spend your days exploring the miles of white, sandy beachfront; fly kites, cycle on the beach, or suit up and take a board out onto the surf break at the south end of town. Accommodations near the beach in Seaside offer short walks to the Pacific Ocean as well as to the town’s bustling center.

Edgewater Inn On the Prom

An intimate hotel with just 15 guest rooms, the Edgewater Inn affords stunning, close-up views of the ocean. Rooms have fully equipped kitchens, fireplaces and Jacuzzis. For even more privacy, book one of the few cottages tucked around the main property. Sip coffee or hot tea on your balcony while watching the sun set over the Pacific, or take a short walk through the front gate to the beach. To reach Seaside’s tourist district for shopping and sightseeing, head a short distance north along the Promenade, which conveniently wraps in front of the hotel.

Inn at the Shore

The Inn at the Shore, located along the southern end of town near Tillamook Head, is one of the larger hotels in Seaside. Choose from 18 guest rooms, many of which have expansive porches, cozy sitting rooms, kitchenettes, wet bars, fireplaces and whirlpools. Other helpful amenities include wheelchair accessibility, complimentary bicycle rentals, free wireless Internet service and a pets-welcome policy. Choose a romance package and dip into a complimentary basket of fruit and cheese. Enjoy an early morning walk along the beach before heading north along the Promenade to Seaside’s shops and boutiques.

The Gilbert Inn

A short block from the beach, The Gilbert Inn in Seaside tucks into the edge of one of Seaside’s original residential neighborhoods. This charming Queen Anne-style Victorian house dates from the late 1800s. Each distinctively decorated room combines French Country décor with modern comforts, including complimentary Wi-Fi. Designed as a quiet retreat for adults, the hotel does not accommodate children or pets. Begin your day with breakfast at one of the nearby restaurants, such as Maggie’s on the Prom, a five-minute walk from the inn, before heading down to the beach.

Inn of the Four Winds

With expansive views of the ocean, the Inn of the Four Winds offers peace and quiet away from the bustle of Seaside’s tourist district. Situated on the northern end of the Promenade, the inn has 14 simple guest rooms, many of which have kitchenettes, fireplaces and wet bars. Nearby dining options include The Wayfarer Restaurant and Lounge and the Lumberyard Rotisserie and Grill. Wake to a stunning ocean view from your bay windows, and enjoy a cup of coffee on your own private balcony or patio before heading out for the day.

References

  • “Insiders’ Guide to the Oregon Coast”; Lizann Dunegan; 2009
  • “Frommer’s Oregon”; Karl Samson; 2010

About the Author

Christine Switzer has been a freelance writer since 2007. She contributes to travel and regional periodicals such as "Georgetown View" and "Burlington the Beautiful" and she enjoys writing on travel, lifestyle and the workplace. Switzer holds a Bachelor of Arts in journalism and a Master of Arts in English and has taught university courses in communication, public speaking and journalism.