Peaceful Inn Two Blocks from the Ocean
Located just two blocks from the Pacific Ocean, Inn at Seaside puts guests within a short walk of the area’s best recreational activities. Head west to the beachfront, where bikers cruise the promenade, or walk three blocks south to a candy shop selling the area’s famed saltwater taffy. Nearby, kayakers paddle through Necanicum Estuary, keeping an eye out for local wildlife along the way. Also within walking distance: Seaside Aquarium, one of the oldest aquariums on the west coast.
In addition to the inn’s convenient location, its 48 guest rooms and friendly staff—not to mention the complimentary cookies at check-in—helped it win a 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor. Accommodations feel less like hotel rooms and more like extensions of a home. Should you want a peaceful night in, relax in the heated indoor pool.
In the morning, you can take advantage of a complimentary continental breakfast with waffles, muffins, cereal, and fruit.
- Grab a bite: Have a Kobe beef burger or pan-roasted wild salmon at Twisted Fish Steakhouse. A $10 dinner credit is included, valid at Fultanos Pizza and Arcade, Fultanos Pizza and Bowling, Twisted Fish & Steakhouse, and Finn’s.
- Watch a movie: You can borrow titles free of charge, with over 500 to choose from
- Warm up at the fire pit for guest use
- Pedal along the waterfront with complimentary bike rentals.
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.