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Spring Break Weekend Lodging for Oregon Coast, March 30


Covering 180 miles of Oregon coast travel: Astoria, Seaside, Cannon Beach, Manzanita, Nehalem, Wheeler, Rockaway, Garibaldi, Tillamook, Oceanside, Pacific City, Lincoln City, Depoe Bay, Newport, Wadport, Yachats & Florence.


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Spring Break Weekend Lodging for Oregon Coast, March 30

Lincoln City: where there are the most hotels from Seattle to San Francisco

(Oregon Coast) – It’s the big, wild weekend of spring break on Oregon’s coast, where many school districts’ vacations overlap, and when the largest influx of tourists is expected to swamp coastal lodgings. Many – especially vacation rentals – have reported being filled up with reservations a while back for this one.

Most Oregon schools are wrapping up their breaks, while many Washington schools begin theirs this weekend. This means a much busier coastline than last weekend, as both areas of the northwest, along with a smattering of colleges and visitors from other states, vie for motel rooms across the Oregon coast.

So far, even the weekdays have proven bustling in all coastal towns, although lodging won’t be too difficult to find during the week. Seaside has so far seen the biggest flurry of activity, but even smaller towns like Manzanita have experienced a sizable rush of people.


THE TIDES BY THE SEA, Seaside. For over 80 years a favorite of Seaside visitors. 51 oceanfront condos, individually owned and decorated. Suites for couples, small apartments with fireplaces and kitchenettes, one or two bed family units with fireplaces, kitchens and dining rooms. Oceanview cottages sleep anywhere from two to eight, w/ two bedrooms, some with lofts, fireplaces and kitchens. Heated outdoor pool, enormous grounds w/ picnic tables - all at quiet southern end of Seaside. 2316 Beach Drive. 800-548-2846. www.thetidesbythesea.com.

For those who haven’t made their reservations yet, you may be in trouble. But BeachConnection.net has provided this report, after having contacted some 300 lodgings from Astoria to Florence. Not all who have availability have reported back, but the following is a good sampling of towns from Seaside down to Yachats.

As always, call ahead to make sure there are still rooms, as openings can rapidly change.


Holiday Inn Express Seaside. Some of all room types open all weekend. 34 N Holladay Dr. Seaside, Oregon. 503-717-8000. www.hiexpress.com/seasideor.

Seaside Beach Club. Eight oceanfront condos still open as of press time. 561 S Prom. Seaside, Oregon. 888-733-7113. www.seasurf.com/~ssbc/

Seaside Vacation Homes. Still openings left for the weekend. Seaside, Oregon. (888) 738-0982. www.seasidevacationhomes.com

Cannon Beach

Arch Cape House

Arch Cape House. A castle by the sea. Antiques in all rooms, gourmet breakfast in the morning. One of the coast’s most stunning yet best kept secrets. East Ocean Lane, just north of the Arch Cape tunnel, four miles s. of Cannon Beach. Arch Cape, Oregon. 800-436-2848. www.archcapehouse.com.

The Ocean Lodge. There will not be another property built like this in Cannon Beach in our lifetimes. Rare, premiere ocean front location; handsome, dramatic architecture and tasteful, fun (nostalgic) beach interiors. Overlooks Haystack Rock. 100 percent smoke free. Imaginative special occasion packages. Massive wood burning lobby fireplace. Library w/ fireplace, stocked with impressive book collection. Pet and family friendly. Lavish continental buffet breakfast. In-room fireplaces, mini-kitchens. Jacuzzi tubs in select rooms. DVD players, complimentary movies. Morning paper. Warm cookies. 888-777-4047. 503-436-2241. 2864 Pacific Street. Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.theoceanlodge.com

Guesthouse Inn & Harrison Street Inn. Four-bedroom house open for this weekend. Pet friendly, sleeps up to 10 people and located six blocks to downtown Cannon Beach; 50 yards to the beach. Jacuzzi suite open that can sleep three people, with a kitchen and fireplace. Also, rooms that sleep between two to six people open weekend of the 30th and 31st. Cannon Beach, Oregon. 800-290-2157. www.sandcastlelodging.com.

Arch Cape Property Services. Oceanfront and ocean view homes in that rugged area south of Cannon Beach. 32009 E. Shingle Mill Ln. Arch Cape, Oregon. 866-436-1607. www.archcaperentals.com.


Spindrift Inn. Still a few rooms available: two bedded rooms and kitchenette suites. 114 Laneda Avenue. Manzanita, Oregon. 877-368-1001. www.Spindrift-Inn.com.

San Dune Inn

San Dune Inn. Cuddly and quirky little motel with serious charm and character. Still some units available from Friday through Sunday. (888) 368-5163. www.sanduneinn.com.

Beach Break Vacation Rentals. At least 15 properties stretching from Manzanita to Cape Meares open for this weekend. Stay 3 nights at discounted rate. Office in Nehalem, next to Lighthouse Family Restaurant. 877-655-0623. www.beach-break.com.

Tradewinds Motel, Rockaway Beach. All rooms are immaculate and have TV’s, VCR’s and in-room phones with data ports. Oceanfronts all have a queen bed, a double hide-a-bed, kitchen, cozy firelog fireplace and a private deck. Both types sleep up to four people. Others are appointed for a two-person romantic getaway, yet still perfect for those on a budget. Elaborate oceanfront Jacuzzi suite has two bedrooms, kitchen, double hide-a-bed, fireplace and private deck, sleeping as many as six. For family reunions or large gatherings such as weddings, some rooms can connect to create two-room and three-room suites. Some rooms are pet friendly.523 N. Pacific St., Rockaway Beach. (503) 355-2112 - 1-800-824-0938. www.tradewinds-motel.com


Edgewater Motel and Vacation Rentals. Oceanfront cabins and condos overlooking the bay and ocean. Kitchens, fireplaces, Jacuzzi bath tubs, Cable, DVD ,VCR. Cabins sleep 4 to 8; condos sleep 8 to 12. 1020 1 St. Netarts, Oregon. 888-425-1050 Or 1-503-842-1300. www.oregoncoastmotels.com

Sea Sweet Vacation Rentals

Sea Sweet Vacation Rentals. Shimmering pair of rental homes overlooking the Oceanside area from a stunning cliff top. Both deluxe, luxury suites with two or three bedrooms, Jacuzzis, kitchens and stunning décor. Sleeps five or eight. Also, cozy little rental apartment down the street. Between Netarts and Oceanside. Still featuring winter prices. 503-815-3937 or 503 398 4671. www.oregoncoast.com/skymac.

SeaRose Bed and Breakfast. Still some openings. From your window, you can watch the waves roll in along the pristine sands of Oceanside, hang gliders circling above and beachcombers picking up agates and sand dollars. Library, and guests get access to Tillamook ice cream, popcorn, hot chocolate, coffee or tea. One of the rooms open has private deck, clawfoot tub. 1685 Maxwell Mountain Rd. Oceanside, Oregon. (503) 842-6126. www.searosebandb.com

Lincoln City

D Sands

'D' sands Condominium Motel. Rooms open all weekend. Right on the beach at D Sands Wayside. 171 SW Hwy 101. Lincoln City, Oregon. 800-527-3925. www.dsandsmotel.com

A1 Beach Rentals, Lincoln City. Perfect for large family vacations all the way down to a getaway lodging for two - with over 25 vacation rental homes to choose from. A breathtaking collection of craftsman or traditional beachfront homes, or oceanview houses – from one to seven bedrooms. In various areas of Lincoln City and overlooking the beach, with some in Depoe Bay. All kinds of amenities are available, like hot tubs, decks, BBQ, rock fireplaces, beamed ceilings and more. Some are new, some are historic charmers. Lincoln City, Oregon. 1-(503)-232-5984. www.a1beachrentals.com.

Surftides Inn. Reports availability. 2945 NW Jetty Ave. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-2191. www.surftidesinn.com.

SeaGull Beachfront Motel. 1511 NW Harbor. Lincoln City, Oregon. 800-422-0219. www.seagullmoteloregon.com.

Starfish Manor Hotel. 17 Luxury Oceanfront suites - some with hot tubs. 2735 NW Inlet Ave. Lincoln City, Oregon. 800-972-6155. www.onthebeachfront.com

oregon coast lighthouses on dvdThe Nantucket Inn. Low bank beachfront Jacuzzi suites. 3135 NW Inlet Ave. Lincoln City, Oregon. 800-972-6155. www.thenantucketinn.com

The Nelscott Manor. Oceanfront with oceanview Jacuzzis. 3037 SW Anchor Ave. Lincoln City, Oregon. 800-972-6155. www.nelscottmanor.com

The Sands Condominiums. Numerous spots available. Oceanfront, and all units are condominiums with separate bedrooms, living rooms, kitchens and bathrooms. Each has different amenities: see website for complete list. 1525 NW Harbor Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-3443. www.thesandslincolncity.com.

Inn At Spanish Head

Inn at Spanish Head Resort. Openings overlooking the ocean, along with special spring break rates. Hwy 101, Lincoln City, Oregon. 800 452-8127. www.spanishhead.com.

Weiss' Paradise Suites & Vacation Rentals - Seaside

Unique Luxury Accommodations in Seaside. 1BR Suites, 1BR & 2BR Duplex Units and 3BR Houses, units for 2-8 people. Rent entire property for 20-26. Close to beach, river and Broadway St.
Suites are designed for two adults; vacation rental units for families. All units have kitchen and many have fireplace, deck and jetted tub. Comfy robes, slippers, luxury bath amenities, quality linens and more. 741 S. Downing St., Seaside. 800-738-6691. www.SeasideSuites.com

The Coho Inn. Vacancies still at this lovely, modern facility overlooking some very distinctive beaches of Lincoln City. Balconies and stunning views. 1635 NW Harbor Ave, Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-3684. 800-848-7006. www.thecohoinn.com.

Sunset Landing RV Park. RV and camping sites available for this weekend. On the Siletz River - four miles from Hwy 101 and Lincoln City. Boat Launch and Moorage is also available. 4270 Siletz Hwy. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-8880. www.Sunsetlanding.com

Sea Horse Oceanfront Lodging. Reporting availability. They feature an indoor heated pool, outdoor hot tub that overlooks the ocean, and daily continental breakfast. Pet friendly with no pet fees. All rooms are non-smoking. 1301 NW 21st St., Lincoln City, Oregon. 800-662-2101. www.seahorsemotel.com.

Depoe Bay

Harbor Lights. 235 SE Bay View Ave. Depoe Bay, Oregon. 800-228-0448. www.harborlights.ws

Starfish Point


Starfish Point. One room still open on Friday only. Beautiful condo-style rooms overlooking Agate Beach. Lots of amenities. 140 N.W. 48th Street. Newport, Oregon. 541-265-3751 or 800-870-7795. www.starfishpoint.com.

Schooner Landing. All units equipped with a full kitchen, dining area, living room, fireplace, & a whirlpool jetted tub. Rates $170 to $230. 201 NW 66th Dr., Newport, Oregon. www.schoonerlanding.com.

The Landing at Newport. Condominium units overlooking the bay. 890 SE Bay Blvd, Newport, Oregon. 800-749-4993. thelandingatnewport.com

Lincoln City Vacation Homes There’s something for everyone among this selection of wondrous homes: smaller homes with a view to a large house that sleeps 15. All the homes are either oceanfront or just a few steps away from the sand – all with a low bank access and fantastic views. Most are in the Nelscott area; one is close to the casino. You’ll find a variety of goodies, depending on the home: fireplaces, multiple bedrooms, dishwashers, Jacuzzis, washer/dryers, hot tubs, cable TV, VCR, barbecues; there’s a loft in one, and another sprawling home has two apartments. Pets are allowed in some homes – ask ahead. Each comes with complete kitchens so you’ll have a home away from home. Most have the seventh night free. Prices range from winter $85 to summer $230 per night. www.getaway2thecoast.com. 541-994-8778.


Ambrosia Gardens B&B. Two rooms available. The Carriage House is pet and child friendly. Full breakfast included. Rates $110 - $125. 95435 Hwy 101 S. Yachats, Oregon. 541-547-3013. www.ambrosia-gardens.com

The SeaQuest Inn Bed & Breakfast. Rooms still open for the weekend. On the beach, seated on a 2 1/2 acre bluff overlooking the outlet of Ten Mile Creek. 7 miles south of the town of Yachats between mile marker 171 & 172. 95354 Highway 101 S.
Yachats, Oregon. 800-341-4878. www.seaquestinn.com

Angelic Vacation Rentals. Family-owned ocean view vacation homes located just blocks from downtown Yachats, on wooded lot with flowing stream and gazebo, or private backyard with sunroom. Both properties are steps to 804 Trail. $75 - 125 per night sleeps six to ten. No smoking or pets allowed. Yachats, Oregon. 541-484-0521 or 541-682-5307. www.geocities.com/godspirit1.

A Bit of Heaven Cottages. Ocean view "green" vacation rental, 2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, sleeps 4, no smoking, no pets. Nightly rate $105-115. 17 Reeves, Circle, Yachats. 541-547-4026. www.abitofheavencottages.com.

Cliff House Bed & Breakfast. Availability. At Yaquina John Point, near Waldport. 1450 Adahi Road. Waldport, Oregon. 541-563-2506. www.cliffhouseoregon.com.

D Sands Condominium Motel, Lincoln City. Free, fresh baked cookie upon check-in is just the start. All rooms beachfront and up against Lincoln City's most famous stretch of beach: the D River. Each room comes as a suite or mini-suite, and has a kitchen and balcony or patio. Some w/ gas fireplaces, while all have a DVD Players; movies to rent come with free popcorn. Heated indoor pool, a spa, and this fabulous beach is lit at night. Rooms sleep from two, four to six - including a deluxe fireplace suite. Gift certificates orspecial occasion packages. www.dsandsmotel.com. 171 S.W. Highway 101. 800-527-3925.

Inn At Spanish Head, Lincoln City. Lincoln City’s only resort hotel built right on the beach with all oceanfront rooms - nestled against a rugged cliffside overlooking a soft, sandy beach. Dine in the penthouse restaurant and bar - for a casual meal or a candlelight dinner. An array of seafood specialties, juicy steaks and other Northwest favorites, including a decadent Sunday buffet. Rooms range from bedrooms to studios to one-bedroom suites with microwaves and refrigerators to full kitchens. Hotel include wi-fi, spa, saunas, exercise room and a year-round heated swimming pool. Kids will love the game room and easy beach access. Full-service conference/meeting rooms for that inspirational retreat; extensive, gorgeous wedding possibilities. 4009 SW Highway 101, Lincoln City. 1-800-452-8127 or 541-996-2161. www.spanishhead.com


STARFISH POINT is located on the Central Oregon Coast - in Newport - and offers only the finest in luxury condominium lodging. At Starfish Point, every unit is focused on the beauty of the sea and the beach.
All of the units boast two bedrooms, two bathrooms, designer kitchens, wireless broadband Internet, fireplaces, Jacuzzi’s and private decks - surrounding you in soothing relaxation. We have a friendly staff dedicated to high quality and superb customer service. 140 NW 48th Street, Newport. (541) 265-3751. (800) 870-7795. www.starfishpoint.com


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Arch Cape Property Services. Dozens of homes in that dreamy, rugged stretch between Cannon Beach and Manzanita known as Arch Cape. Oceanfront and ocean view , or just a short walk from the sea.
All homes are immaculate and smoke free; some pet friendly (with a fee). Some with broadband, indoor or outdoor hot tubs, fireplaces, decks, and fire pits or barbecues. Call about tempting winter specials that go until March (not valid holidays, however). www.archcaperentals.com 866-436-1607.


Inn at Cannon Beach. Beautifully wooded natural setting at quiet south end of Cannon Beach. Great during winter storms with a new book by the fireplace – or when the sun is out for family fun and beach strolling. Handsome beach cottage-style architecture. Lush flowering gardens and naturalized courtyard pond. Warm, inviting guest rooms. Continental buffet breakfast. Warm Cookies. Family and Pet Friendly. Welcome gifts. Smoke-free. Complimentary Wireless Connectivity. Wine and book signing events. 800-321-6304 or 503-436-9085. Hemlock At Surfcrest, Cannon Beach, Oregon. www.atcannonbeach.com.