The Ocean Lodge
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We started the morning out with breakfast at the B&B again. Kaz and Mary had already left, so no more discussing rocks, but this time we had two girls up from the LA area. Jim served us breakfast today, and we were once again presented with a show from the birds on the feeders on the back porch.
After eating, I grabbed my camera and …
Okay, so standing out on the back porch in the wind and cold for 30+ minutes last night to take pictures of the sunset probably wasn't the smartest idea when I was already feeling sick and pretty much losing my voice.
I woke up this morning hacking up a lung. (Not literally, but I did have a bad cough. Sore throat's not as bad, but the …
Oh we -definitely- made the right decision in choosing to stay here at Cannon Beach instead of going down to Yachats. I feel quite a bit more rested now, though I'm still very choked up. So are a lot of people. Something is apparently in bloom that is really hitting peoples' allergies. And unfortunately, it's either put up with the snuffles and …
... Last week we had a tractor trailer flip over on the bridge, in over 100 mph wind gusts". Then he qualified by stating that they were experiencing the worst storm since 2007 (confirming that I made the right decision to sit out this storm in Eureka, CA). Okay, back to the morning and ready to tackle this bridge - I looked out my hotel window and could literally see nothing due to the fog. Answer ... Coffee. Eventually, the fog lifted, the sun came ...
... because of the miserable weather. The weather forecast is predicting heavy rains and winds for the next couple days so we may stay put until it clears. We are now on the Pacific Coast, there’s so much to see, and we don’t want to just drive by.
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Historical Traveler Reviews The Ocean Lodge Cannon Beach
Dirty grounds,dirty room
I was very surprised to find out that this hotel does not allow smoking anywhere on their property except in two out of the way locations. As a non-smoker I think this is OK. The problem is that they don't advertise this anywhere. They have a real problem with smokers who cheat and throw cigarette butts all over the grounds. There were literally hundreds of butts on the lawn. Walking to the beach and sitting on the grass were not very pleasant. They should treat the smokers better or display prominently that they are a non-smoking establishment. Also the carpet was very dirty.
Wonderful new hotel
This is a wonderful, though not cheap motel. And no one ever said it was cheap. For its great location in Cannon Beach and the excellent staff and luxury rooms it is special. It it is a shame that two people wrote reviews that said the place was terrible. It is wonderful, but what these short sighted (and may I add dumb) people were complaining about was the lack of an old motel that the Ocean Lodge bought and completely rebuilt from the ground up so that it in no way resembles the old dump it replaced.
Just because their old funky motel is gone, it is not fair to down grade an outstanding new motel just because they no longer can afford to stay there. The old motel they liked is gone and is replaced by a superior new establishment. Actually for its Cannon Beach location, it is reasonable. We stay in many great hotels and motels thought out the world, and this one is outstanding.
Beautiful Memories..........Romantic, Quiet, Peacful.......
Summer 2003....From the moment we arrived, I knew this was someplace special. The friendly staff let us view the room to make sure we would be happy. And happy we were! Roomy-comfortable, clean, beautifully decorated. Romantic fireplace at the flip of a switch. Everything to make your stay perfect. Private deck/porch leading from the bedroom...just steps from one of the most beautiful beaches in the world! Majestic Haystack Rock outside the door with God's sunset canvas as a backdrop. A million twinkling stars watch silently as you take moonlit walks, the entire experience is magical and romantic. You feel as though you could stay forever. Later as you cuddle up with your partner you can hear the ocean serenading you to sleep and it feels like you are resting on a giant cloud, so peaceful. In the morning......you may enjoy a complimentary breakfast fit for royalty.....fresh juice, hot coffee, danish, cereals, fruit, breads.....endless bounty. Homemade cookies (just like grandma's--only better!) It's worth checking out........you won't be disappointed, honest. The Baca's
Terrific Value for a Quality Stay on the Beach.
I grew up in the Northwest. My parents did and so did my grandparents.
We've been going to "the beach" for almost a century. Rarely does a traveler have the chance to experience a terrific value like the Ocean Lodge. Once a rundown relic, the new owners held nothing back in converting this to a first class lodge. The rooms are beautifully appointed, the architecture is some of the best on the west coast, and the staff is terrific. They even allow pets in some of the rooms! and kids, too! This combination is extremely rare for top-end properties.
My family greatly enjoyed the continental breakfasts (including cereal) which both saved time and money going out for breakfast. And, my two kids had no problem with the fresh baked cookies availabe 24/7! This isn't the cheapest property in Cannon Beach, but not the most expensive either. It reminds me of the lodges that used to be up in the mountains around here. Warm and inviting. Plenty of parking. Not stuck in downtown where traffic can be a hassle anymore. But its about a 1.5 mile drive and a shorter walk on the beach to all the shops, restaurants, etc.
Relaxing weekend away
We were orginally booked to stay at The Stephanie Inn but, found out that the Ocean Lodge was only 50 feet away and about a $100 cheaper. We reserved a corner ocean front room with amazing views of Haystack Rock.
Loved the complimentary breakfast and the fact we could borrow trays and bring breakfast back to our room to enjoy out on our deck. The staff was superb! They recommended and booked us wonderful restaurants for dinner each night. Everything was well thought out including the freshly baked cookies and freshly brewed coffee available 24/7, turn down service complete with chocolates, fluffly robes, complimentary DVD rentals... Would recommend this place to everyone who visits Cannon Beach!
Best Romantic Place in Cannon Beach!
My husband and I venture to Cannon Beach several times a year. I decided to check out the new Ocean Lodge for my husbands birthday present. The Lodge is so nice and romantic! We had an ocean front room with the jaccuzi, it was fantastic! Very comfortable bed, nice fireplace and they serve a complimentary breakfast of all sorts of goodies!! They even make home made apple pie! It is pricey, but well worth the experience to pamper yourself. We'll be back for sure!
Beautiful, friendly relaxing lodge
We spent two nights during the fall and watched the cold stormy weather from our warm and spacious room. They have a great breakfast buffet, a beautiful lobby, and games and books for guests. Our dog even got to stay with us, with his own basket of treats and a blanket. The staff was friendly and courteous. We would love to stay again.
Not funky--just fabulous!
We recently visited The Ocean Lodge and loved it! It's sparkling clean, rooms have fireplaces, huge bathrooms with corner jacuzzis, small refrigerators, sinks, and our corner room had the most amazing view of the beach and Haystack Rock. We had a great patio with a sitting area and could step right out to the beach, then leave the sandy jog stroller right on the deck when we got back to the room. There is also a grassy knoll where our son enjoyed running and blowing bubbles when he wasn't knee-deep in sand. There is a nightly turn down service with chocolates and--the best part--24 hour fresh baked cookies, coffee and tea! Oh and the breakfast buffet, (included) is fantastic--top notch baked goods, fresh made granola, fruits, fresh squeezed juices, cereals, and great coffee. We didn't find this anymore expensive than anywhere else in Cannon Beach, and, it offered big-hotel amenities in a fairly small property. Did I mention 24 hour cookies?
Like the other reviewer, our group has stayed here when it was the Major Motel since 1988, last in 2001. Many families had been coming for decades. The Ocean Lodge is probably nicer in decor but lacks kitchens and other things that made the Major a perfect family and group facility.
Yuppified, priced out of family range
It just breaks your heart to have the perfect beachfront retreat redesigned and priced out of reach of all but wealthy urban professionals with money to burn.This used to be the Major Motel, a funky but perfect beachfront place with kitchenettes and immediate beach access out your sliding glass door. It catered to families, and was bustling with kids and beachcombers who could walk right off the beach into their own rooms. My wife went there every summer as a kid, and we went every year after we married to cleanse our souls with the best beachfront and view of the ocean in the Cannon Beach area. Every year until...Somebody rebuilt the entire thing, fake Northwest Lodge-themed it, renamed it, and doubled the price of the rooms - rooms featuring tiny little fridges and no range, forcing guests to spend even more money eating out every single meal. Where every room once had direct beach access from a shared deck, they now have private balconies. Enjoy the beach, but keep the sand out of the room, please. ANd spend, spend, spend.The lesson here is to enjoy whatever simplicity you find in life while you can, because, sooner or later, someone will find a way to make even more money off it and price it out of your life.