Property at a Glance: The Seaside Oceanfront Inn
The Seaside Oceanfront Inn sits right along the Prom, a 1.5-mile oceanfront boardwalk, which is lined with locally owned shops and restaurants, just steps from the sandy beaches of the Pacific Northwest. Many of the inn's 14 rooms have full or partial views of the ocean; other rooms overlook the hills and mountains of northwestern Oregon.
- A touch of luxury: Some rooms contain a gas or electric fireplace, a jetted tub, or both.
- Best spot to hang out: The inn's fourth-floor gathering room features a TV, library, game table, and WiFi.
- Oceanfront dining: Maggie's on the Prom serves up a seasonal menu of Northwest cuisine in its oceanfront dining room and patio.
Seaside, Oregon: Coastal Beauty Surrounding a Family-Friendly Town
Located along Oregon’s Pacific coast, about 80 miles northwest of Portland, the resort town of Seaside has attracted beachcombers since the late 19th century. More recently, the coastal village has become a family destination marked by historical buildings, tree-lined boulevards, and plenty of kid-friendly activities, including mini golf, bumper cars, and arcades.
A 1.5-mile oceanfront promenade—known locally as the Prom—stretches along the beach, its boardwalk speckled with shops and restaurants near grass-covered dunes. Along the Prom, you’ll find a bronze statue of Lewis and Clark that faces the ocean at the historic Seaside Turnaround—the spot where the explorers are thought to have ended their epic westward trek. The Seaside Aquarium is also located along the promenade. Pop in to visit its aquatic residents, including a giant Pacific octopus, tropical fish, and several crowd-pleasing harbor seals.
For spectacular ocean views, journey a few miles south of town to the rainforest-covered Tillamook Head, a promontory point that towers 1,000 feet above the craggy coastline. Open year-round, a moderate, 3.6-mile roundtrip hike leads to the summit.