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
Read our review of our stay, especially the dining experience. The menu should clarify that the “Rack of Lamb,” consists of only two (2) chops. This does not qualify as a “Rack” in our opinion. Everything else was second to none.Thanks,Murray and Jacqueline JoeLake Oswego, OR
I was traveling with family (party of 5, myself, my wife, my senior mother and mother-in-law and our 8 year old daughter). It was going to be my wife's birthday while we were in the Cannon Beach area, so I decided to treat us to two nights at the Stephanie Inn. Wow, what as great choice. I had started here once previously and loved it just as much the second time. Wer got off to a rocky start in that I had booked two rooms but upon arrival discovered the hotel had a policy against children under 12. I was crushed, but the hotel staff made it work ot just fine. They helped us to book a room for our parents and daughter immediately next door at the Ocean Lodge (see my separate review of it). We were within a one minute walk of each other, so it worked out. Let's start with the basics... the rooms are awesome and come with fire places, the staff is extremely friendly and helpful and the views of the beach at sunset and Haystack Rock were awesome to say ther least. However you can get those all too next door at the Ocean Lodge for a lesser price. Where the Stephanie Inn excels behind the normal is the extras... 5:00 wine tasting is fantastic. 8:30 nightcap service is even better. For a mere $15, they will set you up with your own beach bonfire! (We sprang for the $85 version which included everything to make s'mores and camping chairs, etc.) Very romantic! The bellhop, bonfire preparer and generally anything-you-need-guy is Ross and he is awesome as well! Overall stay could not have been better, with ther only two downsides being that our daughter and family stayed next door and it is definitely on the pricey side. You get a LOT for your dollar, but don't stay here if you're trying to do things on the cheap. Instead, stay here if you want the feel of a ocean lodge setting done to perfection.
My husband and I loved everything about the Stephanie Inn. Our room was cozy, the bed was super comfortable memory foam, the view of Haystack Rock and the ocean was spectacular. The bathroom was very nice with all tile shower and everything was very clean. The food was great, complimentary breakfast, the best and dinner was very good. Complimentary wine in the afternoon in the beautiful library and after dinner drinks and snacks also. Pampered beyond belief. It was hard to leave. We will have to go back. They also offer rides to anywhere in Cannon Beach and they will pick you up when done. We had the couples massage and it was so relaxing. We highly recommend Stephanie Inn if you are looking for a real treat.
A beautiful high end resort we were lucky enough to come upon.
We were lucky to get a gorgeous suite on the beach with a perfect biew of the Haystack rock.
I cannot say enough about how lovely this resort it.
The staff and very professional and helpful.
A 5 star restaurant on the premises feeds you lovely food.
The room was perfect
Down to the lovely toes, turn down service with fresh cookies and coffee in the morning in our suite.
The complementary breakfast was delicious and the wine service in the evening fun and interesting
Best of all one of the most beautiful beaches you will find
Even had the chance to see the migrating whales right off shore along with a huge colony of seals.
The old growth forests that surround you have wonderful hikes that stand up to any we have done and we do many
Don’t miss the chance for romance and rest st this lovely resort
This hotel is the best! If you really want to feel pampered then come here. You wont find nicer people who treat you with utmost respect. Rooms are perfect, beds are so good that I asked if I could buy the bedding!