A few miles south of town, the Terry-a-While Motel (7160 SW U.S. 101, 541/563-3377, www.terry-a-while.com, $55 and up) has simple guest rooms that range in style from modern to vintage and in size from basic small budget-motel size to two-bedroom units with kitchens. Although the guest rooms are not extravagantly furnished, they all have decks with nice views.
The vintage Cape Cod Cottages (4150 SW U.S. 101, 541/563-2106, www.capecodcottagesonline.com, $89 and up) offer one- and two-bedroom oceanfront units with complete kitchens, cozy fireplaces, cable television, spectacular views, and private decks. A three-night minimum stay is required in summer.
At the Waldport Beach Resort (902 NW Bayshore Dr., 541/563-7700 or 877/327-6500, $79 and up) half of the 84 rooms enjoy sweeping views of the bay, bridge, and town, and all are equipped with either one or two queen-size beds and the usual amenities. There’s also a dining room and a cocktail lounge, with occasional entertainment, and a fitness room. Pets are allowed in some guest rooms.
The historic Cliff House (1450 Adahi Rd., 541/563-2506, www.cliffhouseoregon.com, $125 and up) may appear rustic, but in fact this is a beautifully restored historic home, and the location can’t be beat to set a romantic mood. Four guest rooms, some with whirlpools, are decorated with antiques; even the woodstoves are period. No pets are allowed, and children are best left home with grandma or the sitter.
by Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae from Moon Oregon, 8th Edition, © Elizabeth & Mark Morris and Avalon Travel