Hotels on the Washington Coastline

by Nicholas Katers
Washington's coastal cities accommodate tourists in a variety of hotels and inns.

Washington's coastal cities accommodate tourists in a variety of hotels and inns.

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Washington’s Pacific coast features quaint communities like Ocean Park in the southwest to Ocean Shores and Moclips on the central coast. Travelers venturing closer to the border between the United States and Canada discover towns along the Strait of Juan de Fuca. These communities attract travelers with outdoor activities, antique shopping and locally owned restaurants. Hoteliers along Washington’s extensive coastline have responded to tourist demands by opening waterfront properties.

Ocean Shores

Hotels in the Ocean Shores area offer accommodations near attractions on the North Bay like the Oyhut Wildlife Recreation Area. The Best Western Lighthouse Suites Inn keeps guests busy with an arcade and indoor pool on the first level. Travelers can sample fresh seafood in the upscale dining room at Waves on the hotel’s third floor. The Canterbury Inn allows guests to stay connected with a computer kiosk and big-screen television in the parlor. Each room at this bed and breakfast features a private balcony with a clear view of the Pacific Ocean.

Ocean Park

Travelers staying at local hotels in Ocean Park are located within minutes of the Wreckage Park Zoo and the World Kite Museum. The Charles Nelson Guest House maintains three guest rooms with Nelson family mementos dating back to the 1920s. Guests can learn about local wildlife, history and architecture by frequenting the inn’s first-floor library. The Surfside Inn offers guest rooms with fully equipped kitchens and living rooms with views of the Pacific Ocean. This property features a sun deck with barbecue grills and direct access to the beach.

Moclips

Properties in Moclips provide easy access to coastal attractions like the Museum of the North Beach. The Pacific Beach Inn maintains accommodations ranging from studios to two-bedroom apartments. These rooms feature kitchenettes as well as sitting rooms to re-create the comforts of home. Guests can view regional flowers as well as the ocean at the inn’s garden. The Moonstone Beach Motel houses travelers in a renovated beach house and family cabin. This property encourages guests to breathe in the ocean breezes with a backyard picnic area. Travelers can access beaches along the Pacific using the motel’s private path.

Port Angeles

Inns within Port Angeles keep travelers close to the Feiro Marine Life Center and the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Guests at Colette’s Bed & Breakfast start their days with sausage, eggs and juice from local farms. This property features a library with a fireplace, leather sofas and a large viewing window looking out on the waterfront. The George Washington Inn is surrounded by a white-picket fence and a field filled with lavender. Patrons view paintings of major events in the former president’s life as they venture up the winding staircase to their spacious suites.

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