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
The Stephanie Inn is an amazing place to get away and relax. Right on the water, we could leave our balcony slider open all night and hear the surf. The Inn is very customer oriented and really will provide anything to make your stay enjoyable. A full breakfast is included in your stay and we also received a small gift basket in our room. The food, views and staff were all awesome!
It's not often that one finds a place that so completely excels but this one is about as good as you are going to find. It's easy to tell that they care about the little things as well as the big things. The staff doesn't just show up for a check. They enjoy working in a special place and knowing that they are a part of it. We have stayed in some pretty nice places and this is certainly one of them. They won't disappoint.
Among the best customer service experiences we have ever had at a hotel. The staff here is amazing and goes out of their way to provide a relaxing, enjoyable experience... and what’s best is that it actually feels genuine. Perhaps the Stephanie Inn takes good care of their staff, because everyone seemed completely sincere in their kind treatment of the guests. The breakfast is delicious, and dinner is lovely if a bit classic. We stayed during the week during a trip to Oregon, so perhaps it was just timing, but the crowd definitely seemed quite a bit on the older side. Nothing wrong with that at all, just a note that the promotional materials featuring older millennials might be more of a new target market than current guests, so if you’re younger than 40 go with the expectations of some quality alone time together versus meeting others. During the week it can be difficult to find places in town that are open or serving up drinks, and the inn does not have a bar. However, they offer a lovely complimentary beer and wine happy hour in a lounge area, and the views from your room are enough to make you want to stay put anyway. You can also take your glass of wine for a stroll on the beach or have them build you a fire in the sand. Overall, this inn is classic in the best of ways, and a top notch experience if you’re looking for a truly relaxing and rejuvenating experience.
Out for a quick whirlwind trip to Pacific Northwest and needed to unwind. Inn was perfect in every way.Excellent understated service across the board. Large comfortable room with all amenities overlooking the beach. One never has to leave the property if he so desires. Very well priced for the value received. Would return regularly if I were a west coaster.
We came to Stephanie Inn as a stop on our way down the Oregon coast. Our friends recommended it as a very special place, and they were correct! From the spectacular views, to the delicious dinner and breakfast, to the impeccable service and attention to personal detail, we would highly recommend the Stephanie Inn. We only wish we had more time to stay for a while!