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... and at the tip of all this is an old worn lighthouse, built in the 1870's. The peninsula is basically treeless and so is subject to incredible winds. (Down by the beach, the winds weren't an issue.) The place is known for its bountiful tide pools, which yield urchins and starfish and the like. We know them well, and hoped to see them, but it was high tide and the pools were covered. Instead we saw harbor seals playing around the sea above the future pools. Then, ...
... called the Devils' Punchbowl we saw another whale spouting just offshore. I went to the little Mo's cafe here and got steamed clams to go. We watched the whale for a bit and headed north to Cape Foulweather, named by Captain Cook, during his famous Pacific adventures. It was windy here, but the weather wasn't foul. We had 600 foot tall views of the ocean and surrounding beaches. The fog and clouds were miles and miles offshore. After enjoying this ...
We moved the short distance here this morning, got a nice pull-thru site with full hookups, and Zach and I took off to walk on the beach after lunch.
Despite it being a cool and windy day, we thoroughly enjoyed sitting and watching the waves, and walking through the surf, taking pictures, watching the kites being flown by others on the beach and talking. So glad we moved here for the day!
... It was hard to keep moving as the scenery was just so picturesque.
Not long after but several hundred photos later we made camp at Beverly Beach State Park. This was another huge camp ground, fantastic amenities, beside the beach for $20. What a bargain. It was great to be back in the tent and it seems we timed it well as they had a couple of inches of rain the night ...
... regulator. It was 66 at 8 am. We head out on rt 138 to 38. This is farm berry meca! I can tell you how many blackberries there are, acres for miles. On every property there are berries. I just had to pick some, eat your heart out Dave. see photos. Susan can be heard along the way saying " of good more trees". Later in the day she was furious if I mentioned the word berry. We learned from a park ranger what the huckleberries and lalal ...
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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.
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.