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
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.
Ready to go back again
This was our second time staying at the place. Last year we were there for 3 days, this year for 6. We were in the Emily Dickinson room for all 6 so it was like a home away from home....except no kitchen. We wanted a longer stay in town to see what Newport feels like when the initial "ooh, vacation!" thrill wears off and this hotel is a perfect place for that. It's not modern, more like a rooming house. Breakfast is provided and it's meet the other people time. Same with dinner. Since dinner is not included, but is $32 per person added to the bill, we only did that once but it was really tasty. We got to know the resident cat, Shelley. She's getting on, not moving around too much, but we enjoyed seeing her in the hall every day. I think this hotel is for cat lovers. Anyway, it's right on the beach, perfect for a morning jog or a twilight walk. The upstairs room is usually full of people quietly reading because, you see, it's a literary hangout. I enjoyed opening the door to the balcony. It happened to be mild weather all week so there was only a gentle breeze. I doubt I'd try it in December! We're now talking about another, shorter vacation before the weather turns and seriously considering SBH. The only reason we might not is because we might decide to visit another town on the Oregon coast. But if we return to Newport it'll definitely be here.
If you are looking for different and quirky stay here.
On a recent holiday where we promised ourselves to stay in non mainstream quirky hotels in each location we ticked all the boxes here. Amazing old building and location, inside it’s like visiting your Nan’s house with the same warmth and open arm attitude. No lift, no TV. What made this stay extra special - I was early to breakfast and had the pleasure of sitting with the lady, Goody Cable who has owned this hotel for the past 30 odd years, she was without doubt one of the most engaging and interesting ladies I have met in a long time. I’m by no means a bookworm but I’d stay here again in a heartbeat.
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.