Lodging in Newport Beach, Oregon

by Lee Grayson Google

Newport, Oregon, a coastal town featuring lighthouses at Yaquina Bay and Head, offers visitors a host of tourist attractions, including the Oregon Coast Aquarium, located across the town's vintage bridge. Area boats depart for whale watching cruises during the winter months, and the merchants in town include a microbrewery and a choice of restaurants. Accommodations in Newport include an inn, a suite hotel, cottages, hotels and a seaside lodge.

Hallmark Resort

The Hallmark Resort in Newport features both king spa and family guest staterooms with ocean views, walkout balcony, two-person room spa and gas fireplace. Family suites include two beds, sofas, chairs and dining tables. Both suite types have a mini-galley for food preparation. Resort amenities feature a salt-water pool for indoor swimming, fitness room, resort spa and sauna. Outdoor resort facilities include horseshoe pits, a child’s playground and volleyball courts. Pets, for an additional fee, are welcome for overnight stays. Georgie’s Beachside Grill, the resort’s on-site restaurant, specializes in seafood, including local crab, salmon, halibut and oysters.

Elizabeth Street Inn

The Elizabeth Street Inn overlooks the ocean from a vantage point on a cliff above Newport. All rooms feature an ocean view and private balcony. Rooms also include wood-burning fireplaces and Jacuzzis. Located within walking distance from downtown Newport restaurants, the inn also features complimentary salmon chowder in the lobby during the winter months. Nye Beach, Oregon Coast Aquarium, and the Newport Performing Arts Center are a five-minute drive from the inn. Local dining at the bay-front Saffron Salmon Restaurant features ocean views from the end of the public pier.

Anchor Pier Lodge

The Anchor Pier Lodge offers guests a choice of accommodations including the Captain’s Quarters, Surfer Dude and the Ocean’s Edge Rooms. The Bayfront History room features classic furnishings, and the Coastal Garden room has whitewashed furnishings and pastel colors. Dining in downtown Newport, including wild seafood, hormone-free, natural beef and fresh produce at Panache Restaurant, is just minutes away from the lodge.

Shilo Inn Suites Hotel

Family travelers looking for suite accommodations will find the Shilo Inn Suites Hotel a basic option for vacation lodgings. The hotel’s 179 suites overlook the ocean, the jetty or the lighthouse. Dogs are welcome for a small additional fee. On-site amenities include dual heated indoor pools, guest laundry and a business center. The Shilo Restaurant and Café offer family dining, and the hotel’s lounge serves adult libations. Menu offerings feature American cuisine and Northwestern coast dishes.

Viking's Greenstone Inn

The Viking's Greenstone Inn, at Nye Beach in Newport, is more than simply an inn. Accommodations on the grounds include the Pacific Crest Condos and a single-family cottage, a remnant from the historic Viking Motel that once occupied the site. The inn also features an executive suite and a honeymoon suite with a Jacuzzi tub large enough for two. Reservations for all accommodations may be made online. All accommodations have beach access. Northwestern-style dining is available in downtown Newport, a short drive from the Viking, at Quimby’s Restaurant on West Olive Street.

About the Author

*I have written chapters and articles for Oxford and Harvard University Presses, ABC-CLIO, and others. Arcadia Press published two of my local history texts and I have also written for numerous "article sites," including Pagewise in 2002. My "How to become a...real estate agent" is available as an online text from a Canadian publisher. *I taught writing courses at a branch campus of Indiana University. *I held a California real estate license and have remodeled four of my own homes and advised others on financing homes, repairing credit to qualify for loans, and managing construction (including meeting local, state, and federal regulations for restoration and development grants). *I served as an AmeriCorps*VISTA volunteer and wrote nearly $75,000 in small education grants (under $1,000). *My travels include frequent road trips in Canada, Mexico, U.S., and Europe. I attended school at Cambridge University and used this as a base to explore the UK and Europe.