Hotel at a Glance: The Landing at Newport Condo-Hotel
Right outside these ocean-blue buildings, the historic Yaquina Bay bridge cuts a striking figure against the horizon. Guests can pull up a patio chair in the evening to watch the sun set behind the sailboats docked in the bay. Nautical decor decorates the private condos, many of which have balconies bathed in ocean breezes.
- Fireplaces and full kitchens give each one-bedroom condo a homey feel.
- Cook your catch using a barbecue grill or crab cooker on the spacious bayfront patio.
- Modern amenities include free WiFi and a fitness center.
- Awards and accolades: AAA’s Three Diamond rating
Newport, Oregon: Quiet Bayfront Area with Historical Buildings and Seafood Markets
U.S. Highway 101 traverses the entire Oregon coast, threading through the bustling business districts on the north end of Newport and its quiet, historical Bayfront below. Near Yaquina Bay, 19th-century buildings and cottages are set amid seafood markets and the docking ships of a large commercial fishing fleet. Beach activity wanes in the winter, when windsurfers and storm watchers take advantage of high gusts and beachcombers wait for waves to wash ashore seashells and piggy banks filled with sand dollars.
In early spring, roughly 18,000 gray whales swim by Newport’s shores during migration. When the skies and seas are calm enough, charter boats sail out for close encounters with the gentle giants as well as views of the coastline and the occasional sea lion and harbor seal.