Newport, Oregon, is the perfect coastal town for visitors of the Oregon Coast who love the ocean and exploring marine life. It's the Dungeness Crab Capital of the World. Although Newport has close to 50 hotels, only a few are on the beach. Because Newport is small, the hotels are near attractions such as agate-filled beaches, the Oregon Coast Aquarium, crabbing opportunities and glass-blowing facilities.
Located off coastal Highway 101, Starfish Point is a beachfront hotel that provides split-level condominiums as accommodations. Sleeping up to six people comfortably, each fully-furnished condominium has two bedrooms, a hide-a-bed, two full bathrooms, dining area, a “captain’s study” with ocean views, a fully stocked kitchen, fireplace, private deck and a two-person Jacuzzi tub in the master bedroom. The decor within the Starfish Point condominiums is simple, so the eye is only drawn to the view of the ocean, the passing whales and rocky cliffs. Amenities offered by Starfish Point include surfboard rentals, a safe path down to the beach, bike rentals and a pass to the Yaquina Head Lighthouse.
A pet-friendly hotel, the Shiloh Inn offers the basics when it comes to amenities, but every room in the beachfront hotel offers panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, the south jetty or the Yaquina Head Lighthouse. Accommodations range from a room with a single king bed or two queen beds, which are modernly decorated with coast-inspired colors such as aquamarine, rich chocolate browns, sea foam green and light gray. Each room also features paintings of the Oregon coast by local artists. Available for guest use are two indoor pools, a business center and guest laundry facility. Additionally, in 2010, children under the age of 12 who are accompanied by a parent stay at the Shiloh Inn free of charge.
Situated in close proximity to Newport’s strip of unique gift shops and art galleries, the Hallmark Resort’s location allows guests to see all aspects of Newport’s working fishing town where it is not unusual to see fishing fleets return home with a flock of hungry seagulls following. All the accommodations at the Hallmark Resort have an ocean view and walkout balconies. Accommodations include “traditional” rooms that are big enough for two to six guests, staterooms large enough for a family, admiral suites and the Oceanview House, which has three bedrooms, two full bathrooms and can sleep up to eight guests. All of the rooms at the Hallmark Resort have fireplaces and two-person, in-room spas. Amenities include Oregon Coast Aquarium ticket sales, a sauna and a heated, indoor saltwater pool. Pets are welcome in designated rooms.
Best Western Agate Beach Inn
A full-service Newport hotel, the Best Western Agate Beach Inn has the look and feel of a lodge with a 21th century motif, complete with a fireplace in the lobby. Guest rooms are decorated like most traditional hotel rooms and offer private balconies, microwave, refrigerator and panoramic views of the ocean, the Yaquina Head Lighthouse and Agate Beach. Amenities at the Best Western Agate Beach include an arcade game room, sports bar and ticket sales to local attractions.