Travel Blogs from Depoe Bay
... that are still looking for radioactive driftwood from Japan's nuclear Fukujima explosion. It was hard to leave Yaquina, but our bellies demanded food. We found the original Mo's across the street from canneries and ne'er-do-wells on Newport's Yaquina Bay. It had a slightly different menu than it's satellites. Today I got halibut. The food seemed better here than at its satellite locations. There certainly were less crowds a and it didn't have that corporate ...
... dunes. This one allows beach driving due to the packed up sand, but I didn't bring a big enough shovel to try that. Along the way between the capes are beautiful spruce forests and huge oceanside bluffs. The road ends at Pacific City and returns to US-101. Here we meandered south through Neskowin and Lincoln City. At a Lincoln City's Taft District along Siletz Bay, we stopped for a big dinner at Mo's, overlooking the low tide estuary surrounding the mouth ...
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!
... the rain would cease, but it didn't, and the repairs to the roof had failed so we had our own mini waterfall in the shower compartment, plus another coming through the aeriel inlet (doubly annoying because we don't even have a television. So we found this great little site, tarped up and, whenever the rain stopped it's heavy drumming, Nigel climbed up and applied ever expanding layers of sealant.
... resident gray whales. The captains know each one by personality. The migrating whales are only seen in spring and fall. Occasinally an
orca or blue whale passes by, but it is rare. The state keeps a count of orcas as if they were bears or cougars. The orca feasts on the young greys from time to time, but are also fans of harbor seals and sea lions ...
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Historical Traveler Reviews Surfrider Resort Depoe Bay
My fiance and I love this hotel! It has amazing views of the ocean and decks. You can hear the ocean waves while you sleep.
The restaurant has great food and the staff was very friendly. In fact, we are going back to the Surfrider next week. We would definitely recommend this hotel - great prices too.
Loved the hotel
Our children were allowed to pick a destination for their 10th birthday trip with the parent of their choice for a 3-4 day vacation. My son chose Depoe Bay oregon and we stayed at the Surf Rider motel. Our room was on the second floor and it over looked the water. We saw alot of whales in the bay from our room. The hotel was older but very nice. Restaurante was very good. We have been there several times over the years and look forward to returning.
I love this hotel!!
This is one of my favorite places to stay!! I stayed at the Surfrider ever year since 1991. For the price you get a great room with a nice size deck overlooking the ocean. Yes, you do share the deck with the adjoing room, but most of the time your either don't see the other guest or you do and since we are there for the same thing (the great view) you can make some great small talk. The staff is very nice and the resturant food is great (a good sign is quite a few locals eat here also). This is my get away place to relax. Yes some of the rooms are older, but for the price of the coast, it's a great deal. There's a beach located below the hotel (the staircase is a great workout). If you are not a guest at the hotel, you have to park across Hwy 101 a walk a nice way to get to the beach. The result is fewer people on the beach. Great beach for shell hunting and seal watching (certain times of the year for this).
I will continue to stay here each year!!
Love this Place!
I have stayed at the Surfrider several times thru out the years. I love it. The people are wonderful. The food is great. The view is outstanding. Anytime I have the oppertunity to go to the Oregon coast. I will stay there.
Surfrider: only OK
We stayed here for one night in early June, 2004. It is right on the ocean with a decent view and access to a small beach. The staff was friendly and helpful and you get the sense that the management cares. However, our first room was dark and smelled musty and had an odd chemical smell. In order to change rooms, we had to pay extra money to upgrade to a nicer room, which was better, but frankly didn't seem like good value for the price. And note that at least in our building (#3, I think?), if you have an upper floor unit you do not have doors that open directly onto your balcony. You share an odd vestibule access with the neighboring room-- with a door that slams!). We have stayed in nicer places on the coast for the same money so I doubt if we would return. We did not use the pool or restaurant so I can't review those.
A great vacation place
A great vacation place. We arrived April 25th and stayed untill the 28th. our room was great with a one of a kind view. the food in the resturant was outstanding, the pool was very relaxing everything was clean and neet. We have stayed at the Surfrider four or five times and have and always found this way. We are looking forward to comeing back next year Larry and Judy French Prineville Or.
Relax Overlooking Ocean
We stayed at the Surfrider Resort for 3 days, 2 nights. We had a great time. We sat in the comfy chairs at the picture window of our room and had a private viewing of an ocean storm. We drove only a couple of miles south to shop and watch sea life in Depoe Bay. We drove a few miles north to Salishan Market Place to again shop and on another few miles to Lincoln City where we found great resturants and shopping - even outlet stores. And all the while the beautiful Pacific Ocean and lovely beaches all along the way.Our room at the Surfrider Resort was clean, comfortable, attractive with a great view of the ocean all at competitive prices. The resturant had relaxing ambiance, again with a beautiful view. The menu offered wide variety of seafood and other specialties. The staff were very friendly from front desk, to housekeeping, to resturant staff. We will be returning to the Surfrider Resort and we highly recomment it.
Very enjoyable stay
My husband and stayed at the Surfrider on 10/31 & 11/1/03. The stay was very relaxing, the view was wonderful, the room was very spacious and clean. The staff were all very courteous. We ate in the restaurant a couple of times and the food was really good. I would recommend this establishment to friends and family.
We were attending a family reunion in Depoe Bay and booked this hotel after reading the review on this website from the Seattle Post-Intelligencer. We were not disappointed. It was clean and spacious, with a fabulous private beach. The food in the restaurant was okay, service was good overall. We were only in the hotel one night, so we didn't get to use all of the amenities; we did appreciate the coin-operated guest laundry though.
This is an excellent - updated - motel on the
beach with a fine restaurant attached. We've
stayed there several times - friendly people.
Note: the phone area code is 541, not 503 as