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TravelPod Member ReviewsHallmark Resort Newport
The Hallmark resort in Newport has recently gone through a remodel. We normally stay in rooms that are right off of the patio but this year we stayed in a third floor mini suite. The view from the room was spectacular.
It was nice this year to be on the third floor. We got a slightly different view than we normally do.
This year we stayed three nights. The Hallmark was offering a special deal which included free movies and snacks each evening.
The Hallmark has wonderful beds. They have excellent service and a great restaurant called Georgie's right next door.
As long as the the Hallmark is around we will continue to visit this hotel each year for our Tax trip!
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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.
Absolutely awful room AND service
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).
Since our room was so disgusting, we thought we'd go to dinner - only to find that there was an hour-long wait for any sort of table at the Beachside Grill, connected to the Inn. Instead we dined in a wonderful restaurant in the historic Newport beachfront area and stayed out until 2:00am. The less amount of time we spent in that deplorable room, the better.
We will never stay here again.
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!
A great place to vacation with your pets!
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!
Great homebase to explore the coast
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.
Great stay at Hallmark
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.
(prices for dinner averaged about $18 pp., however they offered sandwiches starting at about $6.50) We had a deluxe double queen room that looked exactly like the photo at the Hallmark website. It had a large bathroom area with 2 sinks, one being private in the toilet tub/shower area. A good sized bedroom area w/ TV and VCR. The living room/kitchen area is separated from the bedroom with a half wall. It has a small sofa, table with 2 chairs, gas fireplace, 2nd. TV, microwave, fridge, sink and dishwasher. The kitchen was equipped with dinnerware and glassware enough for 4 people, and 2 or 3 glass dishes to use in the microwave, a toaster and small coffeepot. The Deluxe rooms all have a balcony and 2 chairs and a small table. They offer boardgames to check out for use in your room, and there is a common area overlooking the beach on the 2nd floor that had 3 gametables, one for chess, one checkers and an ongoing jigsaw puzzle. There are 3 accesses to the beach below the hotel. One a set of stairs w/ 70 steps, a sandy sloping path, and another stairway at the south end of the resort with more than 70 stairs, but w/ seating along the way which made the treck down and back easier. We would stay there again in a heartbeat.
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.
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We traveled to Oregon Coast last week to visit our CPA. we normally drive six hours to the Oregon coast but this year we decidedly to fly. I highly recommend flying if you're able to. Flying from Seattle to Portland saves a lot of wear and tear on your body. We made our way to the coast via Beaverton. Our first stop was at Roxy's Hawaiian barbecue …
... the time we started approaching Portland, it got less fun. In the end, it was just strip malls and strip clubs as we passed through some of the seedier parts of Portland until we emerged on the western side. A few miles west, we turned onto OR-6W an had a wonderful ride all the way to the west coast where we rejoined US-101S at Tillamook. By the time we got to Tillamook though, the weather was even colder with the temperature down ...
Slept pretty well until I heard air brakes on a semi crossing Yaquina Bay Bridge at 5 a.m. Really, for the most part, quieter than staying in a motel. I could get used to that! However, old people are earlier risers than us. They talk loudly because ...
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Now...the one thing I failed to photograph was also the one thing my mom didn't notice: a ...
... you can imagine neither of us wanted to spend much time there.
We drove into the main part of town to a restaurant Louise picked called Lucky Thai Elephant. After seeing the restaurant from the outside we were surprised to find the inside much nicer and the food even better - a reminder not to judge a book by its cover!!
Off to Portland tomorrow! ...