Located just steps away from the sandy beach, Inn at the Shore is on the south end of the promenade near downtown Seaside, Oregon. You’ll find local shops and family fun activities including arcades, trail sites, the Seaside Aquarium, and more! Be prepared to have a relaxing vacation with beautiful sunsets and unforgettable memories to be made only at Inn at the Shore.
- Internet Access
- Pet Friendly
- Mountain or Water View
- Family Friendly
- Handicap Accessible
Things Change, and Not Always for the Better
It's been 10 years since my first review of IATS, and I'm sad to say this was likely to be our last visit, after having had almost 15 years of great memories of many good times there. What was a cozy, comfortable beachfront atmosphere has turned into what appears to be a modern, "efficiency" approach to lodging. The carpets are gone, as is the comfortable furniture. The floors are new and quite nice, but the bare floors are unappealing for walking around comfortably without shoes and seem cold, and the absence of the carpets has made the whole place much noisier; noise from neighbors above and to the sides were much more intrusive than in the past. They've opted for heavy furniture, more appropriate to an outside patio, in the form of a small table, two small wood and metal chairs, not conducive to lounging around in the room, and no desk. Since we go to Seaside primarily to walk on the beach and then have dinner, we spend a lot of time in the room, and this is no longer a good place for that. The room was very clean, and there is plenty of hot water to support a long shower or tub soak, also they’ve upgraded to Keurig coffee machines which are very good for "room" coffee in the morning. There was a continuous, low-frequency "buzzing" noise going on, like a refrigerator with a loud compressor, but it was a building-wide vibration, not as loud in the office as it is in the room we had, at night it was very intrusive. The paper products were the cheapest, flimsy, and scratchy that you can imagine, bad enough to start a protest in a county jail. One of my pet peeves, admittedly, but I would carry my own TP and facial tissue if I returned. Avenue U used to be one of our favorite “secret” spots, with the IATS as our base camp. The Osprey, almost next door, is still serving great breakfasts, and although the Avenue U Pub has changed hands and is now Billy Mac's, I would recommend both highly. The quality and relaxed, friendly atmosphere are still there in both businesses. The remodel/upgrade during COVID has probably been difficult and slow, and I'm not sure what kind of overall vibe they're going for, but I suspect "get 'em in, get 'em out" and "efficiency" at the expense of what was there before. It is very much a work in progress with the rear set stairs still being blocked off. The new mattresses are on platforms which probably makes changing the beds easier, but sitting on the edge they have a tendency to slide off the platforms. The bedding was very clean and new, as were the towels. There is no air circulation in the rooms, stuffy at night unless you leave the slider open, and then you get noise from the wind banging the clasp on the flag pole rope across the street at the Tides. Speaking of the Tides, since the ice machine at IATS is broken, I had to walk to the other end of the Tides for ice. My wife said the staff woke her up before 6:00 AM arguing about something and then bumping a garbage can/cart down the stairs. I pride myself on honest reviews, and I usually only write good ones for the places I like and would recommend, but I have to say that my 2012 review is no longer relevant to this location. All things must pass. A real shame.
embarrassed and disappointed
Stayed here about a year and a half ago and had a really nice suite on the first floor. Older but clean and updated. The grounds needed repair, had a staircase that was boarded off and missing treads but no problem. On a family vacation this weekend and recommended to my daughter and her family we could stay here and how nice it was for the price. I cannot tell you how disappointed and embarrassed I am. Not only did they charge$500/night( about 3x what I paid, )the suite they put is in is so run down.... the couch sags terribly, the box springs are torn the carpet too dirty to sit on,the refrigerator looks like someone took a hammer to it and the bathroom trim is filthy and the exhaust fan doesn't work. And the broken stairway? It's STILL broken and our door opens right up to the danger tape. I will NEVER recommend this place again. I shudder to think about the people I've told about this place in the past and I pray they got the first floor room I originally stayed in. I DO want to say that both times I stayed the staff was very very nice.
Great time at Seaside
Lovely stay at Inn at the Shore, Seaside, 3rd floor, 2 bedroom suite, ocean view. Quiet, at end of Prom, but nice walk to downtown. About 100 yards to the beach. Comfy beds, fantastic view. Would stay again and recommend.
No frills, but worth the price, cleanliness and convenience.
Very easy access to the beach. It appears this location is in the process of a nice makeover. I don’t know about other rooms but ours was very nice and clean. No germ infested carpets like most places. We had nice new modern laminate type flooring. Definitely no extras, pool, continental breakfast etc, but very clean and good location. Would definitely stay again for the price.
Oregon Vacation Trip
Room wonderful---3rd floor quiet corner room with a partial view of the ocean, out on balcony & looking right---2 chairs on the small balcony allowed us to sit & relax--& best of all, we loved watching people walk their dogs down to the beach & back! ....kinda typical motel room...very clean--very white, fluffy towels! Mgmt. in Office gave us an outside doorknob hanger sheet of paper to check off room items that we needed during our 3-day stay (we APPRECIAYED THAT very much, as the 4 of us didn't want room service during our stay). Shower also wonderful! Loved the distressed-style faux wood plank floors, as opposed to some motel's carpet. Everything very satisfying---just 1 drawback: this writer wished for an elevator on premises (I have a bit of an issue with my legs)---but made it with the stairs OK, anyway. No air conditioner--was really not needed---a box fan in room circulated air, & we left our balcony sliding door open for the ocean breeze. Hotel could use some painting on back-side. Hotel literally a walk a block down the sidewalk to the beach. Parking adequate for our stay. We got to have a beach fire-early evenings; we were just there during the Full "Thunder" Supermoon & enjoyed 2 surfers one evening (tide "King Tide" during a Supermoon). Was a very memorable experience! Sorry so long on the Review, but---Office Lady was VERY NICE....called/messaged us on our way back to Illinois about 1 member of our family forgetting a pair of pants in our room when we left. This writer was assured by the Office Lady that she would make sure to box them up & send them off to our home address. That extra "above-&-beyond" was very much appreciated !!