Looking Glass Inn
Travel Blogs from Lincoln City
... Charlie walking on the beach in his usual beach garb – jackets came off by end of walk. The Heron was wading in the surf, not the usual place I see a Heron.
The end of this beach has large rocks and sand dunes. The rocks change every year, because it is soft sand stone it keeps falling. When we first came to this park there was an arch between the rocks – photo from 2010. Each year now we see more of the rocks ...
... hour. Wow even Shane said he was cold. As soon as we could stop we put on our jackets as we were parked right by the ocean. It was misty and overcast but as we rode only 20 miles south the mist went away and the sun broke thru what a sight we could finally see the ocean. I asked Shane a question, do you smell it? At first he didnt know what I meant.. On the East Coast when you get close to the ocean you really get that ...
We woke up at Kelly's to a bright blue sky, super rare for the Oregon Coast. We left feeling pumped for the day, and headed to Tillamook, cheese Capitol of Oregon. Setting our vegan ways aside (which we have already done for loads of fresh coastal seafood), we learned about the cheese making process and sampled from a handful of Tillamook's finest cheddar selection. We continued South with high hopes for finding a place to set up our tent, only to feel a bit ...
We broke camp and stopped at Arlene's - a truck stop dinner on the side of the road in Elkton Oregon.
It was a homey place filled with a good mix of locals truckers and passers by. There was a nicce hand painted mural and a little book of stories telling us all about this neat woman, Arlene. The menu, typical for it's kind featured an all American favorite that I had yet to try - Biscuits and Gravy. This ...
... from the rocks, then we ran back down the hill and the sand was so soft and sinky that you dont even fall over!
We drove on till we came across beverly beach campground which has won awards for best campground in oregon and set up camp! We even went to the beach and waited till 9pm for it to set, and as soon as it did it was cold and windy and time for bed.
I think we even managed not to freeze as well. :)
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
Historical Traveler Reviews Looking Glass Inn Lincoln City
A night of misery
I had stayed at this hotel before under several different managers - it was one of my favorites. For a while pets weren't allowed - but then the current management took over and opened it back up to Pets. I was thrilled and called way in advance to book my favorite room. The day of my arrival I called and confirmed and arranged for a late arrival as the desk closes and the manager leaves around 9 pm but they will leave a key for you to pick up when you get there. When I got there, my key was for a different room - seems that the room I had reserved was under construction and had been torn apart for weeks! (No one ever bothered to tell me this) - and I think the management justified not telling me because they thought that if they gave me the large apartment room which used to house previous live-in managers I wouldn't mind - and maybe that would have been OK - but it seems that before my arrival the management arranged for roofers to work on that part and so I was left with a Jacuzzi room in the taller building - and that might have worked despite the fact that it involved climbing 3 flights of stairs with an ice chest no less - but the room I was given was a wreck! The Jacuzzi was broken, half the lights didn't work - the gas fireplace didn't work - and the bed sagged about 8 inches in the middle more like an apron than a mattress. I have a bad neck and it was impossible to sleep. In fact, laying on that bed increased my pain. I tried to use the emergency phone to call the management but the person on the other end could only try pages and had no luck reaching them despite numerous tries - and I had to stand out by the phone waiting for a call back on and off for about two hours. I had to be in seminar up the road at 8 am in the morning and had a full day of activities planned. I was stuck sleepless and uncomfortable the entire night! (Not to mention my anger at the out and out dishonesty of being lead to believe that I would get the room I had reserved and had been promised when it was obvious that the construction had made that impossible weeks before my arrival.) The next day I was moved to the large apartment and not charged for my 1st night - but that did not make up for the lack of sleep and the pain I endured for the entire day. I called the owners and reported this horrible experience and to my utter shock, they felt that giving me a free night of horror was sufficient. I loved this hotel and the location but I cannot forgive being out and out lied to and then having my misery so callously dismissed. (The manager responded to my complaints that day after this happened with the attitude that she was doing me a favor by upgrading me - she had to have known how bad the room she left for me was!) These people were obviously more concerned with getting rentals than the well being of their guests during their remodel. I will never understand why when I called a few hours before my arrival and confirmed I was still not told of the switch! I'm sorry - but if you stay here, and there is anything wrong with your room or repairs or remodeling - don't expect the management to care about you, especially if you have a problem after the manager leaves at night.
This complaint does not reflect at all the true character of this hotel, the staff that work here nor the accomodations we provide. We appreciate our guests a great deal as well as any opportunities we have to care for their needs while they are staying with us.
I MUST at least take a moment here to sincerely aplogize to this guest for their unpleasant stay with us!
This is a great spot. The location is wonderful, the rooms are large and well appointed the staff is super and a large breakfast is included. We just got home from 3 days at the beach and the Looking Glass was just perfect. The Looking Glass is pet friendly. We weren't travelling with a pet and wondered if the pet 'atmosphere' would be intrusive, but it absolutely was not. All in all a great stay.
Very family friendly!
The Looking Glass Inn located in Lincoln City's Taft Historical District is wonderful! We stayed in there in June 2005 and couldn't believe how great it was. Very good value for the price and family friendly. All units are recently updated, and the staff is very friendly. It is located on Siletz Bay, across the street from Mo's.
Best place we ever stayed.
Looking Glass Inn, in Lincoln City, Oregon. Right on the beach. Within walking distance of several great places to eat. Our room had a hot tub, fire place and all for 69.00 per night.
WONDERFUL, look NO further...
This hotel's location, price, Staff, beach view from the rooms, service, & room amenities are AWESOME--I cannot stress awesome to you more. This hotel is in an area called the "Taft" district. It's on a quaint and cozy loooking somewhat strip, that over looks the beach. Awesome! (If you want to go to Chinnook Winds Casino, it's only about a 5 mile drive away)...
I will have to agree with all of the other positive reviews people have posted about this hotel! I'm definately going to stay there again. Now here was my experience...
I Paid $99 for one nights stay, a Saturday nite. (and that's a really great price, considering it is was over the WEEKEND--and what I'm about to describe to you in full detail below)...
You could definatey live in their rooms permanently, if you had to! Has a FULL size kitchen--this means Full size Refrigerator, full-size Stove, eating utensils and dishware, Toaster, Microwave, kitchen table & chairs, etc.etc.. The beach is only FOOTSTEPS away from your doorstep. Mo's Restaurant is right across the street--(great Clam Chowder there). Their continental breakfast was quite good, I would say a little 'above average', of your typical continental. Lots to choose from, and wrapped Sara Lee products--yum! Another great thing about this hotel, is that they are very dog-friendly. (I think the owners must be major dog lovers, there was pictures of cute dogs (all different dogs that is, not the same dog!) hanging on the walls in each of our rooms. When you arrive at check-in, they give you a "Doggie gift basket" for your pooch! such a nice gesture.. If you want to go pimp style, (FULL-ON LUXURY style) during your stay, then stay in one of the Jacuzzi Whirlpool room/suites--the price for those rooms are EXTREMELY reasonable, too! but, unfortunately, those are the only rooms you cant have your dog in--but you can have them in the other rooms, which are still great rooms as well..
If you are going to bing your pooch along with you for your stay, be sure to check out their cute webpage on the dog-friendly part! (:
It has it all
It was great to stumble upon such a wonderful beach hotel. We had previous reservations at a hotel with no view, so we thought what the heck, we'll check this place out. Al was fantastic getting us in the very next night at a great rate. We stayed in a room you could live in. A full size stove, mid size fridge, mini kitchen, a seperate bedroom with queen bed and a living area with a fire place, queen pull out and table.....one bathroom. Oh, and a view, a real good view of the bay and ocean. And you can't beat being across the street from Mo's.........What a find. We'll be back, perhaps in a few weeks. Thank you to the staff at The Looking Glass. Angela
The Best Service
My husband and I stayed here a couple months ago and we were very impressed with their service. They gave us discounts and were super friendly. I would defenitly recommend them, in fact we're going to stay with them again soon.
Dogs love it too!!
It's great to be able to bring your dog to the beach and find a nice place like The Looking Glass Inn to stay where they are welcome.They even have goodie baskets just for the doggie. The rooms are comfortable and the staff is very hospitable. I will absolutly stay again,my dog loved it!
We can see clearly now!
We visited Mo's this past 4th of July and couldn't help but see a run down motel across the street...we returned this past Valentine weekend to find that same motel with a name change, the exterior transformed into a welcome site to the Taft District. The inside had been updated to compliment the exterior. The room had every comfort of home; a fireplace, VCR/TV, refrigerator, coffee pot and even a blow dryer! We enjoyed our weekend away and would recommend the Looking Glass to others who can see clearly now the change!