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The Gilbert Inn

Two-Night Stay at The Gilbert Inn in Seaside, OR

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Quaint Victorian Inn Steps from Pacific Ocean

In 1892, an enterprising Frenchman named Alexandre Gilbert built a charming Queen Anne–style Victorian house just 300 feet from the ocean in Seaside, Oregon. Constructed from old-growth timber harvested from the area's douglas firs, the building served as the home for a man whose life had included a wide range of professions: saloon owner, hotelier, real-estate developer, and even town mayor. Today, his former home is known as The Gilbert Inn, and several of his belongings are still on display. Visitors can step onto Gilbert’s collection of Persian rugs at the entrance and listen for the chimes from his antique clock that sits on the mantel.

Every afternoon, the scent of freshly baked cookies wafts from the kitchen. You're welcome to enjoy as many as you'd like while hanging out in the living room or on the enclosed sun porch. The inn's no-children policy encourages a calmness that suits its antique character, allowing adults to construct elaborate pillow forts in peace.

Guest rooms are decorated in Victorian fashion, but free WiFi, flat-screen TVs, and other modern flourishes are here too. In Andrew's room, a pair of lace-draped end tables bookend an iron- and brass-framed queen bed. Emma's room houses a cherry-wood four-poster bed surrounded by walls of douglas fir.

Seaside, Oregon: Coastal Beauty Surrounding Historic Village

A block away from the hotel, a bronze Lewis and Clark statue faces the Pacific Ocean at the historic Seaside Turnaround—the place where the duo are thought to have turned back for home at the end of their epic westward trek. Today, there’s a 1.5-mile oceanfront promenade stretching along the beach, dotted with shops and restaurants.

The Seaside Aquarium, accessible from the promenade, has been in continuous operation for 75 years. Among its residents are a crowd-pleasing group of gregarious seals. A few miles south of town lies the rainforest-covered Tillamook Head, a promontory point that towers over the ocean breakers, drawing hikers to its summit for views of the craggy coastline.

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.

What You Get

Two-night stay for two in Andrew’s, Renee’s, Matthew’s, or Emma’s room

  • Option 1: $119 to check in Sunday–Wednesday (up to a $198 value)
  • Option 2: $139 to check in Thursday–Saturday (up to a $238 value)

Book by: 5/17/13
Travel between: 3/31/13–6/12/13

Read the Fine Print for important info on travel dates and other restrictions.


  • Fresh-baked cookies daily
  • Original and replica Victorian furnishings
  • Free WiFi

The Fine Print

  • Must book by 5/17/13 or promotional value expires
  • Must complete travel between 3/31/13-6/12/13
  • Not valid 5/23-5/26
  • Limit 2 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift
  • Limit 2 per visit
  • Valid only for option purchased
  • Reservation required, subject to availability
  • 7-day cancellation notice required or fee up to Groupon price applies
  • Must be 18 or older to check in
  • Credit card required at booking and check-in
  • 9% tax not included.

Other Details

Room Details

Andrew's, Emma's, Renee's, or Matthew's Room

  • One queen bed
  • Standard occupancy: 2
  • Maximum occupancy: 2
  • Adding occupants above standard: not allowed
  • Cable TV
  • Complimentary WiFi

Hotel Policies

  • Check in: 4 p.m.–7 p.m.
  • Check out: 11 a.m.
  • Parking: free
  • Rollaways: not available
  • Smoking policy: no smoking inside the property
  • Pet policy: pets are not allowed inside the property.
  • Accessibility: handicap-accessible rooms are not available.
  • Room upgrades: upgrade to an alternate room for $25 per night at booking or check-in, based on availability.

Getting There

  • By plane: about 92 miles from Portland International Airport (PDX)
  • By car: about 80 miles west of Portland, Oregon

Traveler's Tips

  • The Gilbert Inn does not allow children under the age of 18.

Customer Reviews

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Julie A. ·
Reviewed March 15, 2014


Donna S. ·
Reviewed March 15, 2014
Beautiful furnishings, great location


Mary A. ·
Reviewed July 10, 2013
Very quaint Inn, romantic, clean, and close to everything!
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