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Sylvia Beach Hotel

267 NW Cliff St, Newport, OR 97365-3707
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#9 of 25 hotels in Newport
A lovely bed and breakfast where each room is designed after a certain author.
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Ocean view
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Max Crumble wrote a review Apr 2021
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We have stayed here numerous times over the course of 30 years -- close to when it first opened -- and keep coming back because there's just nothing like this place. If you want to escape the fast-paced, techno-urban culture, check out and enjoy the beautiful ocean (especially winter storms) this is the place. There is no wifi, TVs, pools or anything like that, just an old creaky hotel on the ocean with funky rooms and an amazing reading area upstairs with an attic library filled with all sorts of stuff to read if you get bored of what you brought (or didn't bring) with you. Plus mulled wine served in the library at ~9-10PM. For some people this is not a good match -- especially with younger kids and people who need tech. We have tried a dozen or so of the rooms, some of which are no longer there, and always find each to be a fun experience. As one example, the Melville room has some funky tilt to it and gives one a sense of being in a ship. Perhaps inconvenient at times but still fun and serves to take you away from the ordinary. We have always gravitated back to the Mark Twain room on the second floor because it is has a wonderful SW view with deck that is pretty private. Be warned that for this room there is no shower, only a tub -- we used to be able to use some communal showers upstairs but that is no longer the case. We have seen the hotel undergo numerous renovations over the years and although we are very happy to see things getting fixed we were saddened during our last few visits to learn that all the windows had been replaced with ones that no longer open -- this was one of the things that we loved most, cracking the windows open at night and hearing the crashing of the ocean in the distance. I understand that this was probably done for energy conservation reasons (always a good thing) but it nonetheless has diminished the charm a bit -- another reason the Mark Twain room is nice is that at least you can crack open the door to the deck and get the same ocean sounds. No longer the case for some of the other rooms, unfortunately. We will still keep coming back, however, since this place has a special magic for us. The owners are wonderful and it always brings me great joy to see the same folks at the front desk when we return every couple years.
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Date of stay: April 2021
Room Tip: check the dorm rooms if all you need is a place to sleep
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Jean C wrote a review Apr 2020
Seattle, Washington6 contributions2 helpful votes
We were there on Valentines Day in February. Have been coming to Newport for a few years now and wondered about going to this group dinner. It was absolutely fabulous and wished we'd come long ago. The food is top notch. It's served platter style. People are seated in groups at round tables so it is very interactive. Lots of interaction and conversation among everyone. I was afraid it might be a bit awkward but there was so much to talk about with everyone, where they were from and savoring every bit of food was amazing. We tried to guess what was in some of the dishes and the server got involved in that with us. The mashed potatoes turned out was mixed with parsnips. They were amazing. Chef uses fresh, from their garden herbs, served with a green salad platter. Main dish was beef but they also had a baked provolone dish that wood have sufficed as the main. They sell wine by the glass or the bottle and finished off with a with fabulous chocolate souffle dessert. Wait staff were delightful. It was a great experience and we hope to be back sometime when we all are able.
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Date of stay: February 2020
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Mluna1891 wrote a review Mar 2020
Corvallis, Oregon15 contributions11 helpful votes
I have stayed in several different rooms at the Sylvia Inn. Each one is decorated differently depending on an author. My favorite was the Mark Twain room. It was at the very top, had a little balcony with a view, a fireplace, and a claw footed tub. It was heaven and the perfect place for a special "treat myself" weekend. Stay for the dinner on Saturday evenings too!! Served family style it is a great way to meet other guests... and the food was delicious. Reasonable pricing for a hotel at the coast.
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Date of stay: May 2019
Room Tip: View all the rooms online to see how they are decorated. Different pricing depending on Winter...
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Rebecca H wrote a review Feb 2020
Washington DC, District of Columbia9 contributions
Terrific place! Each room is comfortably decorated for a different author. Staff is helpful and friendly. Dinners are served family style; the food is delicious and, for the most part, locally sourced. Right on the beach, the setting is beautiful. Bring your favorite book and read it in their library or on one of their outdoor decks. Very enjoyable place for a quiet getaway.
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Date of stay: February 2020Trip type: Travelled solo
k8b51 wrote a review Jan 2020
Portland, Oregon9 contributions
I've had dinner at the Sylvia Beach Hotel's restaurant, Tables of Content, several times. It's always terrific. Last night, New Year's Eve, was out of this world. Each of the five courses was superlative, the portions were very generous, and a glass of decent champagne accompanied dessert. Amazingly, this cost only $40 per person. My husband and I shared a bottle of Malbec from Argentina that was a steal. Great conversation, astounding food. The best dinner on the Central Coast.
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Date of stay: December 2019Trip type: Travelled as a couple
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Frequently Asked Questions about Sylvia Beach Hotel
Which popular attractions are close to Sylvia Beach Hotel?
Nearby attractions include Nye Beach (0.4 km), Don & Ann Davis Park (0.2 km), and The Dapper Frog (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at Sylvia Beach Hotel?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at Sylvia Beach Hotel?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and an on-site restaurant during their stay.
Is parking available at Sylvia Beach Hotel?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Sylvia Beach Hotel?
Conveniently located restaurants include Pacific Kitchen at Nye Beach, Nye Beach Cafe, and Nana's Irish Pub.
Is Sylvia Beach Hotel located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.7 km away from the centre of Newport.
Does Sylvia Beach Hotel have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the ocean view available here.