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
Everything was fantastic except for one run in with the front desk lady. However, when my wife said something to the general manager, he down played it so I guess they really don't care about honest feedback.
Lovely, peaceful place to contemplate the Oregon ocean in November. Excellent beds, towels and other amenities make it an easy place to stay. Great restaurant on site. Cozy fireplace adds to the experience.
Our recent stay at The Stephanie Inn to celebrate my birthday could not have been more wonderful! The views, room, staff (especially Dave), and food in the dining room were all outstanding. They even arranged for a bonfire on the beach (with wine, smores, chairs and blankets) the evening of my birthday - which was just terrific! This is an experience we will not soon forget ... and we will be back very soon.