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- Swimming pool
Historical Traveler Reviews Inn At Spanish Head Lincoln City
Last week we stayed at Inn at Spanish Head and were TOTALLY disappointed with our experience. We paid $300 plus for a 2 bedroom/2bath ocean view room and could not believe the condition of it. The furniture was dirty and worn, the carpeting was dirty, walls had holes in them where pictures use to hang. Their pricing was very confusing as we paid a different price every night, it was as if they were trying to complicate things so they could slide something by you. The parking situation is the pitts as you have to have the valet park your car every time you arrive and depart from the hotel. Their literature of the dining facility is outdated as it appears that it's an upper end restaurant...it's not, it's appearance is the same as their rooms...worn and dirty. We didn't eat there as we were afraid we would have the same experience as we did with our room. We stayed there years ago when it was beautiful and new, what a BIG dissapointment to see how they've let it go.
Privately owned condominiums
Please be advised that the guest rooms at the Inn are actually privately owned condominiums. Therefore, you are at the mercy of the owner's decorating tastes and ability to update the room and furnishings. Avoid rooms 624 and 625. When we complained about how disappointed we were, even the people at the front desk admitted that they needed to work with the owners to update the furnishings! For future stays they recommended rooms 620, 722 and 820.
Plan Your Wedding Elsewhere!!
After visiting The Inn last Spring Break, my daugter decided to hold her wedding here in July 2004. It has been a bad experience and we cancelled our booking because we could never speak to the Events Manager. Kept leaving voice and e-mails to no avail. She kept claiming she received none of our communication attempts, even after I sent her all 13 of my e-mails to her. A total lack of professionalism and disregard for customers.
All rooms have an absolutely stunning view of the ocean. Very clean, my husband has asthma, the staff went all out making sure we got a room that had not been pet contaminated. 100% smoke free!! Each unit is an individually owned condo that is decorated with that owners taste. All rooms have a glass slider that opens to a small cement deck-you can not have a bad view. The resturant was very good,-The Crab Cakes actually had more crab than filling!! We will only stay here while on the Coast.
There are many fine hotels along the beach in this area that are half and even one-third the price of the Inn at Spanish Head, many with equal amenities and views. I expected MUCH more for the price of our stay there, and we will not return.
When we walked into the room, I couldn't beleive that it cost $191 per night for a room that was barely wider than the double bed, and not much longer. I couldn't walk past my husband sitting in the chair without him having to move. We were supposed to get a weekend of relaxation & romance, but as smokers, it's not very romantic to have to wake up, get dressed & meet the public before I'm even awake since they wouldn't let us smoke on the balcony. The elevators are SMALL & sloooooow, so it was faster to walk up the six flights from the smoking area, which is on the beach. Needless to say, not very relaxing. I would have gone somewhere else, but the room was non-refundable.
We went all over the state of Oregon and this was by far our most favorite place of all! The room was so cozy and clean, the view was terrific, and the service was wonderful! Will go back again and again!
Very nice - solid value
Compared to the generally small & new, or larger but musty/dusty alternatives, this place delivered excellent food, a nice pool and game facilities, and a fantastic Oregon beach. The larger room was clean, cheerfiu, and very comfortable. The staff were genuine, even if a little slower in pace at times, which can be a good thing. My family had a super time.
Beware! Beds are very uncomfortable
The marketing of the property is very inviting...hotel built into a side of a cliff, awesome views (the views are nice). But, be warned, the beds are so uncomfortable, we could not sleep hardly a wink! For the rate the hotel charges, one would think that they would throw out and replace what are obviously, beds that have been depreciated twice their useful lives. I recommend to NOT stay here!
A weekend at the Spanish Head
From the parking lot across the street The Inn At The Spanish Head looks small. Upon entering
the illusion apparent. The Spanish Head is a concrete structure bilt into the cliff face over looking
a long strip of beach, giving a birds eye view of the ocean. While sitting on the balcony off my room
I saw sealions play in the surf. In the distance I witnessed whales breach the surface of the ocean
Over the weekend with a 400 zoom lens I got pictures of both.
The service was good, restaurant pricey but flavorful, and the cleanliness also rated good in my book.
The overall rating is a 4 until the view and location are taken into consideration, then the rating go up to
5 for this kind of get away.