What We Love
- Gas fireplaces in each guestroom
- Sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean and legendary Haystack Rock
- Complimentary experiences (for hotel guests staying two days or more) like farmer’s market tours and cocktail mixing classes
- Free WiFi
What To Know
- Rooms come with lanterns for night walks
- Children under 12 are not permitted on the property
- The hotel is steps from Cannon Beach
- Reservations are a must at The Stephanie Dining Room
There’s an unmistakably romantic vibe at this iconic seaside inn. It comes in the form of luminous Pacific Ocean sunsets seen from guest room balconies, private beachside bonfires with cider and gourmet popcorn, and fireside couples’ massages. Local hoteliers Jan and Steve Martin were keen on creating an amorous hideout, a welcome contrast to their family-forward Surfsand Resort (just a mile away), when they opened doors in 1993—and it certainly shows. The meticulously maintained digs here are luxurious: country-style furniture, Jacuzzis (some with views of Haystack Rock, a towering basalt monolith), and wet bars in all 41 rooms ensure it’ll be near impossible to check out from your serene sanctuary. The inn’s eponymous restaurant attracts both hotel guests and area visitors thanks to a gifted chef who whips up seasonal evening plates—grilled peach and herbed chèvre cheese salad, Dungeness crab cakes—inspired by the Pacific Northwest. In the mornings, there’s an equally impressive breakfast selection consisting of gourmet treats like morel mushroom frittatas and French toast with Grand Marnier-soaked strawberries. If you choose to spend the day exploring the galleries and secret gardens of Cannon Beach, often referred to as the Oregon Coast’s prettiest beach town, make sure you head back to the inn in time for happy hour: held every afternoon in the oceanfront library, the social scene features an impressive beverage selection that includes Northwest wines and beers and hors d’oeuvres from the popular onsite restaurant.
In the Area
The inn is an hour-and-a-half drive from Portland International Airport. Thanks to the connection between Highway 26 and Highway 101, visitors no longer have to brave the seven-hour journey (which includes 111 hairpin curves) on Ecola Toll Road to get to this spectacular seashore.
How to Get There
My fella and I are both vegans. I'm sure you can imagine how difficult it is to book any vacation when you cannot eat the majority of foods available to you. The Stephanie Inn blew me away. We got into the room and were greeted with a welcome basket with various vegan goodies. We were so happy, but still concerned about the morning breakfast... would we just eat a bowl of apples??... Again, they came through. When we went to the dining room, they told us they specially made vegan scones ( which were spectacular) and they cooked a separate batch of potatoes for us. As we were checking out I was already in love... but then they handed us a bag. They baked us fresh vegan cookies for the road..
As an animal activist it's so difficult sometimes to live in a world that is constantly demeaning your way of life. I cannot put into words how respected and appreciated I felt at the Inn. This place absolutely has my heart.
We had the most excellent time at this Inn, I will recommend it to everyone I know! Everything was so perfect, I couldn't have asked for a better time. The employees at this Inn are so amazing! Loved every minute of it!
Just spent another perfect weekend at the Stephanie Inn in Cannon Beach. We stayed in the Carriage House again and it was just as comfortable and romantic as before. This time there was a snowstorm on Saturday, but the fireplace kept things cozy in our suite. In addition the breakfasts were wonderful.
Finally, we enjoyed a free "mixology" class on Saturday which introduced us to some specially flavored balsamic vinegars. We were then able to purchase the vinegar at a speciality oil and vinegar store in Cannon Beach which was a great cap to the weekend.
from the view, to the room, to the complimentary beer/wine gathering, and gourmet breakfast that was included we couldn't have asked for more. This hotel is five-star with the best service and amenities I've stayed in to date! Can't recommend it enough!
Amazing stay at an amazing property. Staff super friendly and the food was amazing. Nice quiet room with fireplace and ground floor access to the back yard overlooking the water. Simply beautiful. Glad for their dining rule of accepting children over the age of 12 only.