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
Shabby Chic (turned shabby)
This hotel has a cult following and understandably so. The concept is fantastic, the location ideal, the staff very nice, and the fellow guests interesting. But unfortunately what was a warm and cozy feeling old hotel is now just plain shabby. The rooms are outdated, beds saggy, linens old, paint chipped everywhere, etc. They don't even include shampoo - although you can buy a small bottle for $1.50 in the gift shop. I've never experienced that at any hotel of this caliber. The dinner is a fun family style concept and I enjoyed meeting our fellow guests, but the food was really poor. Watery bland cod, steamed broccolini and boiled potatoes. For $32 per person! I just can't recommend this hotel no matter how much I'd like to. Hopefully they put some work into it soon. It desperately needs some TLC.
Delightful, quirky spot
I stayed at the Sylvia Beach Hotel during a weekend conference a few weeks ago and had a delightful experience. Usually, when I hear that a place is "quirky," I think, "Means it's weird, I'll stay away," but SBH is awesome and quirk is only appropriate for the fact that the rooms are author-based. I stayed in the Virginia Woolf room on the first floor. It was quite warm and cozy, and had a nice view of the ocean. The desk was cute, though a little bit of a tight squeeze between it and the bed, but it was fine. (I thought all of the rooms looked really comfortable, except for maybe Jules Verne and Dr. Suess, which would have given me nightmares. But that's just me.) Keep in mind that there's no TV or wireless, which makes this a great place to read, write, and just *be*, but could be challenging for those expecting the internet to entertain them. SBH provided our breakfasts and one or two dinners at Tables of Content as a part of the conference, and I found each meal satisfying. Breakfast was different every day, from pancakes to frittatas, and all very good. I loved the ocean view from there! It was a little hard to focus on the conference when the meetings were in Tables of Content because of that view! One of the best features of SBH is the attic reading room. It's chocked full of books and puzzles (writers love to procrastinate with even more complex things to occupy them), as well as a well-stocked coffee/tea room. BUT the best part -- an amazing view of the ocean, along with binoculars and whale watching book to show you which spouts belong to which whales. I wish I'd spent more more time in the reading room because it was so cozy. The staff was absolutely delightful and really eager to help. I'd definitely stay at SBH again, even outside of the conference. It was a great place to write, and the beach and the namesakes are so inspiring, it's hard not to.
Unique Restaurant at Sylvia Beach Hotel
My boyfriend and I had the pleasure of having dinner at the Sylvia Beach hotel during our stay in Newport recently. It was a family style setting with unusual gourmet dishes. We were seated with 2 other couples and a single woman, all of whom were friendly and interesting. The hotel is also very interesting as it is built around authors. For instance, you can stay in the Jules Verne room or the Agatha Christie room. Prices are reasonable. Highly recommend.
Wonderful Literary Hotel on the beach
Sylvia Beach Hotel is an oasis in an often too loud world. The rooms are furnished and decorated to compliment the author it is named after. We thought the Jules Verne and Steinbeck rooms were delightfully appropriate. The outside decks look out on the Pacific where whales can often be spotted. The third floor has a nice reading room and there is a library on the fourth. Most of the rooms have books by the authors The hotel has no WiFi or television - that is a good thing. They also have a wonderful restaurant where you have your breakfast in the morning and where you can reserve a place for dinner. A real jewel!
Monkey Business is fun here
Reservations usually necessary if this is where you want to stay and it’s the place if you’re into trading and literature. Cool hotel. Right on the beach. Mark Twain? Shakespeare? Collette? I’ve got a date set for Colettes room next week. Breakfast included and it’s family style very good. Meet cool people. For me it’s the only place to stay.