Travel Blogs from Newport
... but not manned.
Newport is another town you could easily live in. The beach is gorgeous (although rough) and seems to stretch on forever. Rye Beach is the oldest neighborhood established in the 1800's. There are some great restaurants and shopping here, as well as a great little arts community. There is a US Coast Guard Station here and the harbor is quite ...
... some very nice sandwiches that are of manageable proportions. Have you noticed when you want to go to the toilet there is never a public one around so you go and buy a cup of coffee. so you can use their facilities. This starts the whole process off again. We arrived in Newport early afternoon after checking into a motel we went to look at the pacific ocean. Newport is very much a busy fishing port. We ...
... day and we try not to carry too much extra weight. Yesterday we got caught short without lunch and had to resort to eating four spoons of peanut butter- this in itself is a physically challenging task never mind cycling. Boiled eggs are becoming a fave for a pure protein hit. We also recently discovered a brand of beans we like, we had to look for ...
... so in we go. Our next stop is Devils Punch Bowl -- a lot of old memories here. On our drive north we take the scenic drive and stop at Cape Foulweather and then on up to Depot Bay for lunch at the Tidal Raves. While waiting for a table I get a text from Joleen about the best fish tacos on the coast and one of the places is the Tidal ...
... went for a mystical walk on the beach. The morning fog had rolled in and you just walked along into nothingness, with the sound of surf, and occasionally another person looming up - joggers or people with dogs. I had to take off my glasses as they got covered with droplets...now warm and cosy and having a latte. Dinner last night was as amazing as you would expect at this hotel. They seat you in tables of 8, ...
How has this resort rated in the past?
Historical Traveler Reviews Hallmark Resort Newport
Nice beachfront hotel
We stayed here a couple nights in early August 2004. The room was clean and comfortable with a good view of the ocean, and we appreciated the balcony. Visitors with limited mobility should note that while the Hallmark IS beachfront on a wide, sandy beach, there is a staircase of about 80 steps down a hill to reach the beach.
My husband and I stayed at this establishment one night in June 2004. Upon arrival and registration at approximately 2:00pm we were told our room was still being cleaned, and it should be another hour before keys would be available. At 3:00pm we were told it would be more time, and that we could swim in their pool while we waited (and get changed WHERE?). Perhaps we were expected to skinny-dip. Why they didn't simply provide us with keys to any other, unoccupied, equivalent room is beyond me. At 5:00 we finally received our room key, only to find that the room we had waited for for three hours was the equivalent of a broom closet with an obscured view of the beach (existing of a narrow gap between two buildings in front of our room), which despite having been just cleaned, had litter and empty soda cans on the balcony, stains all over the carpet, cigarette burns in the arms of the chairs (despite supposedly being a non-smoking room) and a stale revolting smell. The room was so small we were unable to get out on the balcony without either climbing over the bed or moving the incredibly small table, or both. When we contacted the front desk about the deplorable condition of the room and the non-existant view, we were told there were no other rooms available and there was nothing they could do. No apology. No offer to reduce our full-price rate. The only reason we stayed there was because friends were staying in another section of the inn (a nice room WITH a view that they received keys for upon check-in).
Classy resort and pet friendly.
We always choose to stay at the Hallmark Inn, Newport, OR. We get the queen beds staterooms on the ground floor because we bring our dogs. The rooms are clean, attractive decor (and I'm picky!), good large bathroom, additional vanity, kitchenette, fireplace, sitting area, patio, room service available, etc. Good response to all requests. Great long, smooth beach.
They REALLY are pet friendly and make it easy to bring pets. Biscuit treats, sheets for laying on, clean up bags, etc.
Located on Nye Beach near the best Newport restaurants. We love this place!
We stayed at the Hallmark in Newport this year instead of the Hallmark in Cannon Beach and were thrilled with the service and hotel in general. We rented the King Jazzuzi Suite (huge room with a mini kitchen). The view was awsome! The Restaurant was good... excellent service for breakfast. Very busy during dinner. Beach access was good... some stairs but there were places to sit when you got tired of climbing. Very easy to find the "tourist stuff". Even with three other major hotels on the same beach it didn't feel crowded. Lots of dogs at the hotel but we didn't have any problems... our dogs loved that they were able to get off their leashes for a swim in the ocean (don't tell as they're supposed to be leashed at all times LOL). Couldn't do that at Cannon Beach.. too crowded. The staff provided sheets for furniture (just in case your dog likes to sleep on the furniture)and dog treats too! We will be back!
You can't beat the Hallmark Resort's view and location. Unlike many properties that claim to be "right on the ocean," the Hallmark really is, and the view is breathtaking. Beach access is also convenient and you can even catch a glimpse of the Yaquina Head lighthouse from your room. We had a corner jucuzzi suite with a mini kitchen (fine if you are creative with a microwave) and fireplace. It was roomy, comfortable and clean. The decor was simple, but the view provided all of the art you really need. The property has a pool and spa, but it was packed with kids most of the time we were there, so we left it to the families to enjoy. The property also has a restaurant located next door. It's crowded, but offers a nice selection of Northwest food in a pleasant atmosphere. The Hallmark is centrally located in Newport. Be sure to explore the area's two historic lighthouses and Agate Beach. The Bayfront waterfront is touristy, but in a fun way, so you might want to check it out. All-in-all, the Hallmark Resort is a great choice while you explore the Oregon Coast.
Great place to stay
Would highly recomend to anyone. Great pace to stay in Newport. Will definatly be back.
Beautiful and Romantic!
This is the best place to stay on the Oregon Coast! We had a room with a fireplace and a jacuzzi tub. It is so romantic and the ocean is right outside your patio! I highly recommend this to anyone who needs a romantic weekend getaway!
Loved the Hallmark in Newport!
Both my husband & I highly recommend the Hallmark in Newport. We thought it was so nice we canceled our reservations up the coast and stayed longer. We had a queen fireplace oceanview room @ $139/night.
The room was on the top floor with a balcony,vaulted wood-plank ceiling & mini fridge. Staff was very friendly and even made a "check-up" call just to make sure we were ok. Clean rooms with updated decor. Sliding glass doors had extra window that could be opened to enjoy the ocean breeze at night without sacrificing security.
Just returned home from a 5 night stay at the Hallmark Resort in Newport. I would rate the resort as above average. Wonderful views, friendly, eager to help staff. The resort offers a nice restaurant.
Newport's Best is Pet Friendly
Newport, Oregon and the Hallmark are our favorites on the Oregon coast. The beach at the Hallmark is always clean and uncrowded. We always travel with our German Shepherd and have found the Hallmark to be one of the most luxurious hotels allowing dogs. Walks on the beaches and the sunsets of Newport are simply the best.