From its beaches with rugged rock formations offshore to craft breweries and clam chowder, northwest Oregon is filled with plenty of great things to see, do, eat and drink. While on my Oregon road trip, I explored Astoria and Cannon Beach while making the Ashore Hotel in Seaside my home base. Here’s why I think it’s the perfect place to set up camp or bunker down in during a storm.
Where is the Ashore Hotel Located?
The Ashore Hotel is located in Seaside, a popular beach town roughly 78 miles west of Portland. Although incredibly touristy, Seaside does have a beautiful beach and plenty of points of interest within a short drive. The Ashore Hotel is one block in from the beach and the Lewis and Clark monument.Find the best rates at the Ashore Hotel with Booking.com
What Are the Ashore Guestrooms Like?
For those searching for Adrift Hotel Seaside, you will be pleased to know that the Ashore Hotel Seaside is the sister property of Adrift in Long Beach, Washington. As such, the decor and amenities are very similar. Rooms are very much Pacific Northwest coastal with a rustic and warm feel.
That said, the Ashore Hotel is much smaller than the Adrift Hotel. With just 22 rooms, the Ashore Hotel is much more private and boutique.
I stayed in a King room which was surprisingly spacious. Highlights include a lounge area with a small fireplace, comfy robes, and a French press with locally crafted coffee. There’s also a barn-style sliding door separating the bathroom area. This combined with the wood-plank floors and retro furniture makes for a very cozy stay, especially if visiting during the grey season.
What Amenities Does the Ashore Hotel Have?
Similar to my stay at the Adrift Hotel, the Ashore Hotel offers a rustic resort stay. Despite the property’s small footprint, there are plenty of great amenities on-site.
Sauna and Heated Pool
Just behind the small reception area is an indoor saline pool that is also heated. Next to that is a great little dry sauna.
On the evening of my stay, I spent my time shifting between the dry sauna and the outdoor firepit. The fireplace is large with inventing seating and makes for a relaxing spot to enjoy a local beer or drink from the bar.
Free Bikes, Coffee, and More
Speaking of the bar, inside the small reception area you will find a small bar featuring local craft beer and cocktails. Next to that is a small lounge area with plenty of perks.
Your stay at the Ashore Hotel includes free cruiser bikes which you can sign out from reception. These are great for exploring the town of Seaside and for cruising along the beach pathway.
There’s also free coffee and tea 24/7 in the lobby as well as a small menu of snacks and drinks.
Parking is free at the Ashore with plenty of stalls in front of the hotel.
The Ashore Hotel also features two J1772 electric vehicle charging stations. Access to this and the other amenities are included in a $7 guest amenities fee. This came in handy for my EV road trip down the coast.
What Is There To Do Near the Ashore Hotel?
As mentioned off the top, Seaside is very touristy. If you are travelling with children, there is no shortage of family-friendly activities nearby. This includes arcades, movie theatres, an aquarium and, of course, enjoying the beach.
For those looking for a little more, I suggest making the Ashore your home base to explore the region. Since Seaside is between Astoria and Cannon Beach, it makes for a great spot to take in all the natural beauty the area offers.
Astoria is a short 17 miles north of Seaside and offers plenty to see and do. Known as “Portland by the Sea,” Astoria has plenty of great craft breweries, coffee shops, and historic buildings. Take in the view from on top of the Astoria Column before saying hi to the Goonies House. From there you can check out the Oregon Film Museum or the Columbia River Maritime Museum before grabbing a pint at the Buoy Beer Company.
On the way out of town, I stopped in at Enola’s Ship Out for some excellent fish and chips with a side of quirkiness. This chip truck has a greenhouse dining area filled with knickknacks and oddities – did I already mention Astoria is like Portland?
From there I stopped in at Fort Stevens State Park to check out the Wreck of the Peter Iredale.
On the opposite end of Seaside is Cannon Beach and its impossible-to-miss Haystack Rock. I enjoyed a leisurely stroll on the beach beneath Haystack Rock before checking out Public Coast Brewing.
For sunset, I made my way to the top of Ecola State Park. There you get amazing views of Cannon Beach below. Despite the area being blanketed in fog on my visit, the views were still stunning.
I had a great day exploring the Oregon coast and was able to cover a lot of ground from the Ashore Hotel in Seaside. That said, at the end of my day I was glad to come back to such a comfortable space. I enjoyed the sauna and fireplace and could see this as being a great place to visit during the rainy storm season.
So, no matter the time of year, the Ashore Hotel is an inviting option and an excellent pick on where to stay in Seaside.
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