Sea Crest Motel is an 18 room property overlooking the southern coast in beautiful Port Orford. Every room offers magnificent ocean views, in room coffee, free wireless internet, plus a limited business office/services. It’s the perfect getaway to relax and enjoy Winter storms or sunny Summer days without giving up the necessities. Pets are always welcome.
- Mountain or Water View
- Pet Friendly
Amazing view at excellent price... But a very worn property
Pros: The ocean view was absolutely fabulous! The price for this room was also incredible, especially given the view and location. Room was very clean. Staff running the hotel (I think it's a family operation) were very nice and thoroughly explained options for heating/cooling at check-in. Microfridge present. Recycling bin in room. Room had a nice coastal feel to it. Box fan was offered in lieu of AC. Cons: The room and property seem very worn. Walls and furniture were in dire need of paint touch-ups. Fixtures and hardware could have benefitted from an update. Water pressure was low. WiFi was present, but slow. Driveway coming in was in serious need of repaving. Mattress wasn't uncomfortable, but was old and firm. Room was carpeted, which I don't prefer in coastal settings where sand can easily be tracked in (but carpet was clean). Windows did not open very wide, which was a disappointment given the ocean view (they open just enough to create airflow if you also open the room door). Doors do not lock automatically, so you have to remember to lock deadbolt before leaving. Bottom Line: I would rate this hotel as 3, possibly even 2 stars in any other location. But the view and price point gives me cause to rate higher. But be prepared for a quaint property significantly behind on deferred maintenance. Hotel should consider minor updates such as paint touch-ups and updates to fixtures to make rooms look a bit less worn.
Clean, basic hotel with a great view
This is a clean, no-frills hotel right on the Coastal Highway, which is exactly what we were looking for. Seemed very quiet and safe. Port Orford is a quiet little coastal town. Did not try the internet or TV, as we got in late and left early. Would stay again.
It's a place to sleep and shower?
Before you stay, just be aware there's a reason the price is so reasonable, so keep your expectations low. The building, inside and out, has a lot of basic deferred maintenance. Bumpy-rutted driveway, no lit exterior signage. The water pressure in the shower was already super, super low, then it shut complety off on me twice while showering. Moldy caulking in the shower. Burnt out light bulbs in the fixtures. Ceiling fan wobbled around terribly. The exterior door had a gigantic gap at the bottom and no weather stripping at all, the wind actually rattled the door most of the night. The exterior doors only use standard keyed deadbolt locks and have no privacy lock on the inside. I ended up with a room without a fridge, so ice would have been nice...the ice machine is nonfunctioning, filled with dirt and spiders. Lastly, on night #1 a very loud, droning, low humming noise vibrated the floor all night long. It kept me from sleeping most of night. I brought up the noise and shower issue to the attendant the next day. She said some of the ceiling fans are "loud" and dismissed the shower shutting off as "unusual, never heard of that happening before". No AC either, and the only windows that open are very tiny. Otherwise.....everything else was fine :)-
Excellent if not for no internet
We liked staying at the Sea Crest very much. While not ocean front, we had a lovely view from our ground floor room (especially from the armchair), and it was very restful. We were on a bicycle trip, and we did need to use the bike to go back into town for dinner. We picked up food for breakfast after dinner so we could continue our trip south. The absence of internet is a real issue for me, which is why I rated this a 4 instead of a 5.
We stay here often
My husband and I love this motel. The staff are extremely friendly and caring. If you have a problem they will fix it. Most of the rooms inside have been remodeled for small ocean cottage feel. The motel is on a hill, so there is a large grassy area in front above the highway. A row of trees line the highway, which obstructs the view slightly. You can still see and smell the ocean in the distance, but this is not considered oceanside. It is closed to town, but not walkable. They highway is too busy and there are no sidewalks or paths. Here is why we like it. The staff are terrific. They live right next door in a large house. The price is always reasonable. The showers have plenty of hot water. They motel is close to town but not in town. Port Orford is not a tourist town. It's a town of regular hardworking folks, and this is a nice and quiet place to drive to the beach - usually plenty of parking - and take a stroll.