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
Stayed at Stephanie in August 2019 at the recommnedation of friends from Portland, and they were spot on. The inn is beautiful and located right on the expansive and beautiful Cannon Beach overlooking the iconic Haystack Rock.We had a first floor room which was not partciularly remarkable given the price--but moderately sized with a working gas firplace and a small patio from which you could walk to the beach. The Stephanie is all about service. Whatever you want, they have or can provide. There is a complimentary happy hour with Oregon wines and cocktails every day and a complimentary night cap hour in the later evening. They will build you (for a small charge) a fire on the beach with beach chairs and blankets in the evening-perfect for ocean beach time. If you want to go into town (where parking can be a problem on crowded weekend) they provide a free shuttle service-- in a Tesla SUV no less. Spa services are available. Bicycles if you want to use them. Breakfast was included and was expansive and delicious each morning. The restaurant in the inn was excellent-both food and service. There are also multiple dining choices in town if you wish. You are also within easy striking distance of several of Oregon's amazing state parks. A lot to like here-highly recommended.
Amazing property and experience. Pricey but worth it, especially for a romantic event. The attention to detail, casual elegance, and the efforts of all staff to make sure you are taken care of is unparalleled. Don’t forget to reserve a campfire Butler, complete with wine and s’mores package.
My wife and I decided to try the Stephanie Inn dining room. Wow, was that a big mistake! Their prices were $$$$$ and the quality and quantity didn't match. For example, I ordered the $50 lamb chops and got two (2) lamb chops that weighed perhaps 1 1/2 ozs each; that $25/chop or about $12/bite. When I mentioned my concern to our server; her response was, "yeah, isn't it ridiculous". The Inn certainly didn't measure up to it's hype.