When in the Dungeness Crab Capital of the World, visitors find a handful of hotels and motels in the small coastal town of Newport, Oregon. This working fishing town is home to attractions such as lounging sea lions, the Oregon Coast Aquarium, Ripley’s Believe It or Not, and Undersea Gardens. Most hotels and motels in Newport offer in-room mini-refrigerators and microwave ovens.
The Viking’s Greenstone Inn
The Greenstone Inn, built on the same site as former Viking’s Cottages, is an earth-friendly establishment that uses solar power; on-demand, tankless water heaters; linens made from recycled products; and water-saving toilets and showerheads. The Greenstone Inn also features paintings on its walls from local artists, which are for sale, as well as a gas fireplace and private balcony with an ocean view in every room. Accommodations range from bedrooms that sleep up to four guests to studio rooms that sleep up to four guests. Additionally, some of the Greenstone Inn’s rooms adjoin to accommodated groups with up to eight guests. Those considering a stay at the Greenstone Inn should keep in mind that pets are not allowed and the rooms do not have land-line phones, so guests need a cell phone if they need to make phone calls.
Waves of Newport Motel
Located on Newport’s Nye Beach, the Waves of Newport Motel is a pet-friendly establishment that offers rooms with ocean views and views of the Yaquina Head Lighthouse. The motel offers handicap-accessible rooms. The Waves of Newport Motel offers basic amenities, and has simple rooms that are decorated with turquoise green carpets and pastel-colored linens. Accommodations have one or two beds, but the Waves of Newport also offers vacation home rentals as well as ocean-view condominiums and cottages. Also offered is easy beach access and 24-hour security.
Resort Hotel & Marina Embarcadero
Situated on Newport’s busy marina, the Embarcadero is one of the area’s few upscale accommodations. The marina is home to tourist shops, local art galleries, fishing boats home from an ocean tour and noisy sea lions. The décor in the Embarcadero’s rooms are inspired by the natural elements found on the Oregon coast, such as wooden furnishings and accents, and aquamarine colored carpets. Bold elements such as red leather chairs and black café chairs give the rooms a more modern look. Accommodations at this resort hotel include studio rooms and suites of different sizes, and many can sleep up to four or more guests. Amenities include a sauna, private fishing and crabbing docks, crab ring rentals and boat rentals.
Newport Bay Motel
Found on the north end of Newport, the Newport Bay Motel is located right off Highway 101, about four blocks from the beach. This small, dog-friendly hotel is centrally located in the coastal town, is part of the Magnuson chain of hotels and has a clean, well-maintained exterior along with well-manicured landscaping elements. The accommodations at the Newport Bay Motel have one or two beds, and feature basic amenities, paintings of boats and beach scene, and a light, sand-colored décor.