The Shearwater Inn is a medium-sized hotel located on the Oregon coast in Lincoln City. It’s about a two-hour drive from Portland depending on which route you take and traffic.
Booking the room on their website could not have been easier, though the site didn’t automatically email a reservation confirmation. I did call to double-check and all was well.
Upon driving into the small parking lot of the Shearwater Inn, I was pleased at how close it’s located to the beach. Hotels along the coast can be placed on either side of the main highway which makes a difference depending on the experience you would like to have. The hotel is located in a fairly busy section of Lincoln City so we were especially excited to be closer to the shore.
The customer service clerk was super friendly and helpful as we checked in. He gave us directions to our room and information about the hotel amenities. The main lobby is small but it has a nice area to sit and lounge if desired. The clerk informed us of their daily wine social and free continental breakfast room service.
The room we stayed in was their “king studio room” located on the 4th floor. Before arrival I didn’t know what to expect other than the photos on their website, but I could not have been happier with the room and location. The view of the beach from the room and balcony was breathtaking (we arrived on a sunny day). The bed was very comfortable, the linens were modern and the gas fireplace was a nice touch at night, especially as it got cooler. The room and bathroom was spotless and it’s hard to believe they allow pets given how clean everything was.
Not long after arrival we decided to catch the wine social located in the lobby while it was still occurring. The hotel supplied their guests with red and white wine and snacks. It was a nice way to meet people and we had good conversations with a few of the guests. The beach is only a few yards away from the hotel so we made our way down before sunset.
The hotel is walking distance to a few restaurants and cafés which proved to be very convenient for dinner. The hotel doesn’t have a kitchen or restaurant, which is something to keep in mind while planning your meals.
I definitely appreciated the ample towels that were left for us, the large tub to soak in and the plentiful lighting in the bathroom. Though it was a full house it was hard to believe that we were not the only ones staying that weekend given how quiet it was. I didn’t hear a thing, voices, doors closing, or people in the hallways…nothing.
The continental breakfast we chose consisted of hard-boiled eggs and some fruit. It’s not big, but it was enough to tide us over until we were able to go out to eat. Other breakfast options included pastries.
This quaint hotel is definitely worth a second visit.