Seaside’s most opulent rooms are at the Inn of the Four Winds (820 N. Prom, 503/738-9524 or 800/818-9524, www.innofthefourwinds.com, $149 and up). This 14-room boutique hotel has very comfortable rooms furnished with taste and style. Each guest room has a microwave, a coffeemaker, a refrigerator, a DVD player, a gas fireplace, and a deck or balcony with an ocean view. Best of all, the inn faces directly onto the beach eight blocks north of the frenetic Broadway strip.
In the center of Seaside, with balconies over the Necanicum River, the Holiday Inn Express Hotel Suites Seaside Convention Center (34 Holladay Dr., 503/717-8000, $181 and up) has an indoor pool and spa, wireless high-speed Internet access, and rooms with fridges, microwaves, coffeemakers, and CD and DVD players. Rates include a complimentary breakfast bar.
Best Western Oceanview Resort (414 N. Prom, 503/738-3264 or 800/234-8439, www.oceanviewresort.com, $119 small d with no view, $189 and up standard rooms) is a large hotel right on the beach near the center of town. Amenities include an on-site restaurant and lounge, a heated pool, and a spa; the majority of rooms face the ocean.
by Judy Jewell and W. C. McRae from Moon Oregon, 8th Edition, © Elizabeth & Mark Morris and Avalon Travel