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
- Handicap Accessible
- 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
I had a great experience at the Salishan resort. Becky Martin was a wonderful help. The view was amazing, the room was more then i could ever have expected. Great food and the staff is top notch! I highly recommend going to The Salishan Resort if you plan to visit the Oregon Coast.
Disappointing from A to Z.
Accommodation : decent size in very dated lodge. Mini fridge , microwave gaz fire & keuric coffee machine .
Front desk : rude , indifferent & unhelpful staff who clearly all need to go back to charm school or be reminded that many would like a job like theirs . This was passed onto the hotel management.
The place was taken over by dogs and children which is great for those who wish to experience Yappy hour & not have access to the swimming pool to exercise since 12 children are jumping in & out or playing in the jacuzzi .
Gym : well equipped . Positive point .
!! Resort fees will be applied whether you play golf or not & for the inaccessible pool that was full of kids all the time .
Food : good quality but understaffed to serve a full house at the weekend. Dead flies in the restaurant is normal according to the staff .
Free concert ( eagles tribute band )was good but 100$ to watch it from the restaurant & no measures in place for the hotel guests to watch it unless $100 : shocking that the hotel would want to make money on its guests in addition to the room rate , resort fees etc . We explored the area & found B&b with better views for those who are not golf players .
Beautiful coast line . Avoid this resort but all should see this beautiful part of the US. We will be back in the area but will avoid this hotel which might have closed by then.
My stay at Salishan was lovely . The grounds are beautiful, and very relaxing. Dinner in the main dining room was delicious and service from Andrea was perfect. Kudos to the front desk, especially Greg who was very courteous and helpful. Thanks for a great stay.
People should read this review. This is not a review to destroy Salishan Resort but rather to shed some light on what the real experience is like.
Background: My wife and I wanted to do a honeymoon to the Pacific Northwest. We first went up to the Seattle area and stayed at the Salish Lodge and Spa for three nights. It was as advertised and special. A true 4-Star hotel.
For our next stop we thought we would head to the Salishan Resort on the Oregon Coast. It is named a "Top 5 Resort in the Pacific Nortthwest 2018" by Conde Nast Readers' Choice Awards. We were very excited to stay after our first hotel experience.
First Impression: Beautiful property but not really on the beach. It is across the highway from the beach. The Brewery, shops, and golf course club house are all across the highway. Staff was nice. Lobby was quiet and mid-century lodge style. Immediately noticed that all the rooms would be spread out and were not connected to the main building.
First Room Impression: We had booked a Deluxe Room King (one up from the lowest). We got our room number and got back into our car to head over to the room. Immediately when we opened the door, we noticed the following: very musty/smoker smell, stuffy/uncomfortable temperature, no bay or golf course view as advertised, and really just not special. I wish I had taken some pictures, but I didn't. We also noticed there was no AC. Yes a lot of people will mention that it rarely gets over 70 degrees in this area but we are both very hot sleepers. We immediately called the front desk, where the Manager answered the phone and asked if any rooms have AC. She stated that the Traditional Rooms (lowest level) did have AC. We immediately met her up at the main building where she took us to look at one of these rooms. They were much better (oddly the cheaper room was better) so we switched our three night stay to these rooms.
**The website never says that rooms have AC**
Second Room Impression: Second room was smaller. But being smaller it felt as though it was put together better (not as much random space). There was a retro-fitted AC that worked fine, no strange smell, and an actual water view. It still does not at all have a 4-Star Resort feel. The furnishings are fairly cheap, the rooms are not well decorated, the bathroom is the equivalent of a La Quinta, the mirror has strange spots on it. To be honest, I get a cheap vibe.
-I feel like the pictures on their site do not show the true rooms-
The Property and Amenities: The property is beautiful and has a very woodsy feel (and smell). We went to the Attic for dinner, food was good and the service was fine (bartender makes great/strong drinks). The Resort Store had very limited hours. The pool is definitely average. My wife went to the Spa and had a great time. I don't golf, but the course looks amazing! They have corn hole and some really nice gas fire pits outside.
The Verdict: After finishing dinner at the Attic, my Wife and I decided that this really was not at all what we imagined. The website and its pictures paint a very intriguing vibe. A very boho, young, hip feel. We almost felt like it was falsely advertised. There is this cool picture on the website of people around a beach fire pit roasting marshmallows... I don't think that is a thing they do here. So we decided that this isn't the place for us. We cancelled our last night and are headed to Portland for a stay instead. As we were walking around the resort our last night, an older woman walked by us carrying a cocktail and said "this is a really strange place." We couldn't agree more.
This is what I think: This is not a 4-Star Resort by any stretch of the imagination. The staff was very nice. But if the pictures on their website are what you think it will look like, then you will be disappointed. This Resort was opened in 1965. It has a mid-century modern feel which is VERY "in" right now. Probably, a few years back someone saw an opportunity and bought the Resort, did a sub-par renovation and re-opened the Resort... trying to appeal to young people who are attracted to this kind of lodging. I think they got it really wrong.
My folks took us to Salishan twice in the Sixties, and I had many fond memories of the trips, so when picking my son up from U of Oregon, we decided to revisit the resort. The setting is lovely, we appreciate their allowing our dog to come along and enjoy the beach - and thanks for the dog washing station too! Had a nice conversation with employee John from Scio OR and learned about the new resort management. I wish them all success in their venture - would recommend a stay here for the nicest lodging we saw on our trip up the coast.