Salishan Spa and Golf Resort
What We Love
- The spa's whirlpool overlooking Siletz Bay
- Free putting green where you can borrow clubs and balls
- Dining on hyper-fresh coastal cuisine, sourced from local farmers and fishermen, at restaurant Samphire
- Despite being more for spa and romantic getaways, the hotel is still great for families: there’s a game room that has arcade classics and air hockey
What To Know
- Property opened in 1965 and went through a $25 million renovation in 2007; guestrooms were renovated in 2015
- 20th-century construction means you can hear some noise from other rooms
- Free WiFi
- Golf Course
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
Despite its stunning Siletz Bay views, Salishan feels more alpine lodge than beach resort, with overstuffed leather couches, dark woods, and a massive stone fireplace, while the huge surrounding evergreen trees make the covered walkways between the rooms and the lodge feel like the inside of a tree fort. The cozy lodge vibe extends to the spacious guest rooms, where dark woods, plaids, and artworks by Northwest artists surround gas fireplaces, while balconies and floor-to-ceiling windows bring the outside in. Mod cons include flat-screen LCD TVs, free WiFi, Keurig coffeemakers, mini-fridges and microwaves. The bathrooms have a vanity with two sinks and granite counters. The various restaurant options at Salishan offer different levels of formality and different views. Great for a quick breakfast or lunch, the more casual Sun Room and Grill overlooks the 18-hole golf course. The Attic Lounge attracts a slightly older crowd with live music and a happy hour menu featuring wood-fired pizzas. Samphire, the newest addition, plays up Oregon’s culinary bounty with elevated dishes that spotlight locally sourced, seasonal ingredients from the surrounding ocean and valleys, like cured ivory chinook and Oregon lamb. The gorgeous spa, across the street, has wet and dry saunas and a whirlpool overlooking Siletz Bay.
In the Area
You’re here to unwind amid nature, but if you’re looking for action, head to nearby Chinook Winds Casino in Lincoln City for comedy shows, concerts and gambling. Twenty miles away, in Newport, is the Oregon Coast Aquarium, where you can see seals, sea lions, jellyfish and a giant Pacific octopus, or you can pay to dive in the tanks with hundreds of fish. While in Newport, also visit the historic Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, built in 1871. Forget cheesy oil paintings of the surf, and check out the modern sculptures and paintings at Lincoln City’s Freed Gallery.
How to Get There
My wife and I came to the Salishan because I had a business meeting to attend. We arrived earlier than check in time, so we were not anticipating we would be able to get into our room for several hours. Upon arrival, Vick (at the check in desk) warmly greeted us and was incredibly accommodating in getting us a room right away, so my wife had somewhere to hang out during my meeting. The room we stayed in was recently remodeled and very cozy. We had a wonderful experience and will definitely recommend to family and friends!!
Tanya Anderson at Salishan Spa made a great start to my Mother’s Day Weekend! Tanya has a vast knowledge of her profession. Very, very impresssed and can’t wait to come back!
I’ve been coming here since the 70’s. Last visit to the Lodge was in August 2017. So glad we gave it “one more shot”! Back on track,
My husband and I had an amazing time with our tennis teammates during our recent weekend getaway. Coach Lee is very knowledgeable about the game and is a wonderful instructor. We all learned many valuable tennis lessons from Coach. I am excited to implement everything taught and know that my game will improve with everything that I have learned.
The resort is beautiful. We enjoyed walking down to the bay, checking out the soon to be completed zipline course, and our wonderfully quiet and updated room.
We are already looking forward to returning someday in the near future for another tennis camp!
Our reason for staying at the resort was for the tennis camp in which our team had a wonderful experience at. Coach Lee was very valuable to our team in many ways and his coaching knowledge and style was exceptional. The resort is located on a beautiful piece of property with a great pool/spa/sauna/fitness area, walking trail and close to beach access. Although we did not eat onsite, some of our teammates did, and they said they were very pleased with the food, service and the live music! We had an issue with a circuit blowing in our room, and maintenance was there and had the issue fixed within minutes. We will definitely consider staying there again in the future.
Definite 5-Star tennis camp, excellent instruction and facilities. We were a group of 10 adults and there is nothing but good things to say about that.
The resort is beautiful and would definitely be 5-star as well were it not for some significant difficulties with the attitudes of several of the Front Desk personnel, who were unhelpful and down-right rude at times. Don't miss walking the beach to see the seals. Eat early as they roll-up the streets about 8:30 in Lincoln City.