Making up nearly 400 miles, the Oregon Coast is a beautiful travel destination for beach, fishing, and hiking lovers. Dotted by many quaint seaside towns, the Oregon Coast has accommodations ranging from tiny bed and breakfasts to large suite-style properties. For traveling families, the best hotels will have large rooms, a pool, beach access, and other kid-friendly amenities. If you’re looking to head to the Pacific with the little ones in tow, then check out our picks for the best kid-friendly hotels in the Oregon Coast and get inspired!
The three-pearl Coho Oceanfront Lodge is a low-key, 65-room resort overlooking the beach. Features include ocean-facing fire pits surrounded by Adirondack chairs, weekly wine tastings, movie rentals, cookies in the lobby, and in-room massages. There are also a breakfast cafe, hot tub, sauna, gym, and an indoor pool that’s for adults only at night. Most units offer oceanfront balconies, and some have kitchenettes, fireplaces, and/or bunk beds for kids. Although the property looks out over the beach, it's perched on a cliff and beach access is one block away
A newer hotel in Seaside, the 48-room River Inn at Seaside on the Necanicum River is a family-friendly, pet-friendly, mid-range property located two blocks from the beach and one block from Broadway, Seaside's main drag. Freebies include a continental breakfast, bike rentals, a kids' playground, DVD rentals, Wi-Fi, and a heated indoor pool. Rooms are nothing special, and it's difficult to tell if they're meant to look retro or just need an update, with mustard-colored curtains and brown accents.
The Waves is a value property right in the heart of Cannon Beach, with an excellent location -- but few amenities. The 36 rooms range from simple units to two-bedroom condo-style units, many with decks, fireplaces, and kitchens or kitchenettes. On-site amenities are limited to a few DVDs and beach toys in the lobby, and a whirlpool hot tub with beach views. While there's no restaurant, the hotel's location in the middle of quaint Cannon Beach makes it easy to access area eateries.
One of the newer properties in Cannon Beach, the Lodges at Cannon Beach offers a total of eight two- and three-bedroom town homes, all with fully equipped kitchens, washer/dryers, and even separate garages. As a vacation rental complex, there's not much in terms of typical hotel amenities, and maid service is only once every three days. However, guests do get free passes to Cannon Beach Fitness.
With a picturesque and convenient location, the Inn at Seaside attracts a mix of both families and convention goers. It's centrally located -- just off Highway 101, next to a convention center, and two blocks from the main drag of beach, with fun activities like bumper boats, factory outlets, and an aquarium in the immediate area. Rooms range in size and sleep up to eight at the largest; some have kitchens or kitchenettes. With free breakfast, cookies, Wi-Fi, and an indoor swimming pool, the three-pearl hotel is a good value for families on a budget -- but it does look a bit dated.
The two-pearl Sandcastle Beachfront Motel offers direct beach access and 40 of the most inexpensive oceanfront rooms in Lincoln City. Rooms are dated and lack air-conditioning, but they’re clean and comfy and have flat-screen TVs. Some also have kitchens, fireplaces, oceanfront balconies, and whirlpool tubs. There's also a large indoor pool and a hot tub with ocean views.
The Ocean Lodge is a four-pearl hotel that aims to be a home-away-from-home for its guests on the south end of Cannon Beach. 45 rooms and suites include working fireplaces, kitchenettes, and some ocean views. With cookies and organic coffee in the lobby at all hours, a library full of books for all ages, free DVDs to borrow, and a free continental breakfast, the hotel is a popular choice for families (and their pets) who choose it as their home base on the Oregon Coast again and again. Note that there is no on-site restaurant and past guests have complained about noise from little ones.
The 30-room Schooner's Cove Inn has arguably the best location in Cannon Beach. It's situated on a wide stretch of sandy beach just a block from the town's main drag of shopping and dining on South Hemlock Street. Nearly every room has a full kitchen and view of the Pacific Ocean -- many have gas fireplaces. A good upper-mid-range choice for both couples and families, the nautically-themed property has has free (spotty) Wi-Fi, an ocean-facing indoor hot tub, and a grassy beach front lawn with barbecues and picnic tables for guest use. There's no restaurant on-site.
The Hallmark Resort Cannon Beach is a mid-range beachfront hotel with 129 rooms and suites, many of which look right out onto the ocean. Units range from rooms to one- or two-bedroom suites, and there's even a handful of beach houses for rent. The property's biggest selling point is its location right next to the town's iconic Haystack Rock, though it also has good features, including a lovely spa and a couple of saltwater pools. However, it lacks a restaurant -- there's not even a breakfast service.
The 36-room Looking Glass Inn is a mid-range property overlooking Siletz Bay in Lincoln City’s historic Taft District. The hotel delivers VIP treatment to pooches, with doggy welcome baskets, treats, and a lawn with a fire hydrant. A picnic area offers a barbecue grill and crab cooking station, which is a nice perk since there’s no on-site restaurant, although the lobby does have a breakfast bar. One- and Two-Bedroom Suites and Studios have flat-screen TVs, and many have kitchens, fireplaces, ocean views. However, the walls are thin and the property is not on the beach, so ocean-facing rooms also get a view of the parking lot.