Sylvia Beach Hotel has a particularly beautiful panorama of both Nye and Agate beaches including Yaquina Head Lighthouse to the north. All the rooms are author-themed. This is truly a hotel for book lovers! There are no TVs, radios, telephones or wi fi in the rooms. A hearty breakfast is included. We serve a delightful family style dinner every evening. We offer all the privacy you want, while being in the good company of strangers.
- Complimentary Breakfast,
- Handicap Accessible,
- Air Conditioning,
Virtual reality is almost as good as being there.
TripAdvisor Ratings & Reviews
Lovely historic inn
This is the kind of US heritage inn that we love to stay at, quirky and full of people who return again and again possibly for generations. It is in a great location on the beach side and within easy reach of local shops and restaurants. A way off the main waterfront though, although that might be a good thing. Breakfast is served at group tables, and we met some very interesting fellow guests. The communal lounge overlooking the ocean is the perfect place to curl up with a good book and watch the world spinning.
Favourite hotel of our trip
What an awesome hotel and I’m so glad we managed to stay - albeit too briefly. It’s nice to find something quirky and beautiful amongst the more standardised way of life that we find in the chains that normally fill our life. Location - it’s a large old 1911 house sitting high overlooking Nye beach. There are verandas facing the shore where you can grab a coffee and sit listening to the ocean break against the beach while looking for whales. Or borrow the blankets and sit in the dark looking at the sky with the ocean still breaking against the beach. If you don’t fancy sitting outside there are big comfy chairs and sofas in the library room facing the windows and binoculars sitting on the table beside them. Theme - It’s a literary themed hotel with no WiFi - proving a quiet space to relax and soak in your surroundings. The rooms are decorated to themes of different Authors - we stayed in the just amazing Jules Verne room complete with four poster and giant tentacles. It’s amazing - lots of different touches down to the octopus toilet roll holder. A visitor book sits in the room along side numerous books from the author themed in the room. We managed to see a few others rooms too and we loved the J K Rowling one too. The nature of the place spills over to the street with a free book exchange outside the hotel too. Dining - we booked for dinner here too. We gathered at 7 and a bell was rung to tell us dinner was ready. We headed to the room and were seated at communal tables again with a view over the beach. 4 courses of lovely home-cooked food was served in communal platters while the diners introduced themselves and chatted away. I guess a hotel like this also draws in a certain type of guest too. The food was lovely - interesting flavours spicing up all the courses. Even the salad had attention paid to it which you don’t normally see. Homemade mulberry ice cream served between 2 fresh cookies rounded off the meal. And then....breakfast.....awesome home made pastries and a hot special. Set us up for our day ahead. Staff - lovely friendly people befitting the whole ambience of this hotel. And a cat too! Touches - in addition to the above there are things like the jigsaw and board games room, tea and coffee available, hats and coats to borrow from reception, the lovely little gift shop, the pictures dotted around, the photo albums documenting the history and refurbishment of the building. Best hotel of our holiday - one of the nicest we’ve ever stayed in. We hope you never change and we hope to be back some day.
quirky and delightful--plenty of personality!
Our family of four stayed for two nights in the Rowling and Twain rooms. Each room was a very different size (Twain had a rollaway trundle and balcony, Rowling was tiny--so we ended up with three of us in Twain and one in Rowling) with different facilities (Twain only had a bathtub so we showered in Rowling). We loved the author personalities, the reading rooms and nooks, the local cat, the decor, and the proximity to the expanse of Nye Beach. But it's certainly not your standard hotel experience--if you want a more predictable place, don't choose this grande dame.
Quaint hotel filled with literary charm
Charming hotel right on the beach in Newport. Nye Beach is it’s own little community with little shops, an Irish pub, and arts center. The hotel is older so don’t expect elevators and room service. Having said this, the upstairs library with ocean views, the coffee and tea room to the side, and morning breakfast were delightful. During our stay, they were working on the outside so it was a bit noisy, and they did have a difficult time managing our large group; however I’d come back again just to relax, read a good book, and enjoy the quiet of the location.
I gave this hotel a 2 because of its wonderful location and the friendliness of SOME of the staff. The idea is a good one but they don't seem to be pulling it off too well. The themed rooms are nice but the carpet and linens appeared worn and shabby. No toiletries except at small bar of cheap soap were provided. An inconvenience for me as I tend to travel light. There was an issue with when they would run my credit card. I assumed it was like most hotels but was told "we don't do things that way here" . Rude. Also, it is high season and construction work that did not appear to be emergent was conducted daily from 9am to 6pm. Not very "peaceful" as they advertise the place to be. Also, there was a cat on the premises that we were not told about. Cat frequents the rooms with open doors. Thank goodness we didn't have our highly allergic children with us! Breakfast was provided by didn't start until 830 am! Late for East Coasters! Will not be recommending this place to friends or family.