Two hotels in central Oregon gain a new look and a new life
Posted 12/16/21 9:22 PM PT
By Oregon Coast Beach Connection staff
(Lincoln City, Oregon) — There have been some big changes at two inns on the central Oregon coast, both in Lincoln City, and there are more on the way.
The Seagull Beachfront Motel is in the middle of a major remodeling on all sorts of levels, with some new paint jobs and finishes completed and another round of rebuilding already underway now that the winter months are here.
Another small hotel right off Highway 101 that changed hands last year and really made big changes, basically a new hotel with a new lease on life. This one, now called Coastal Inn, has one of the most exciting designs in town at the moment.
In the north-central part of town, you’ll find the somewhat storied Seagull Beachfront Motel, perched on a bluff above the entrance to NW 15th St. – That’s where you can drive a little bit. It’s the charming cedar exterior that makes many residences on the Oregon coast so attractive. All of the ocean view rooms here, and overlook this distinctive little entrance, as it’s one of the few locations in town with tidal seating.
Soft whites, wood paneling, and plenty of dark to precious blues adorn the interiors, giving them a cheerful and even old-school feel with a historic vibe. There are large kitchen units, but all rooms have microwaves, a large color TV, Showtime and there are waves lit at night.
However, these color schemes won’t be too long, as every room at the Seagull Beachfront Motell will soon go under the knife.
According to Barbara Keckler, a spokesperson for Fusion Lodging, more changes are coming as new renovations begin on the historic old building.
“We bought this hotel in June and made some initial changes: adding Keurigs to every room and replacing all the beds with new, very comfortable ones,” she said. “We will be painting, replacing all the driveways, railings, and stairs, adding some greenery with lounge areas outside with lots of lush greenery. These renovations will be completed by March. In late January we will start updating the interior rooms – they will be redo Layout of all rooms. Most of the rooms will get new floors, paint, furniture, etc. Our cottage is undergoing a complete redo which will give the room more space.”
Seagull is known for being cheap, yet you’ll find a hot tub on your patio (with some rooms). There is also a laundry room and a really big deck where you can watch all the wild action in this adorable little entrance. Some rooms sleep up to four people. 1511 NW Harbor Ave. Lincoln City, Oregon. 541-994-2948.
Also owned by Fusion, the Coastal Inn, located at the north end of Lincoln City, has undergone some major changes as well, including a name change and a complete reinstatement of its identity. You won’t recognize the new place now.
Lots of remodeling and reworking was done, making it a fundamentally new venue, the Coastal Inn Hotel. Comfortable and affordable on any budget, and with a new paint job and eye-catching marine life mural, it’s become Lincoln’s liveliest property. Each unit is adorned in bright, bright colours, with gorgeous shades of blue and yellow accentuated by all manner of beach art.
However, there is still more going on here.
“We’ve done a lot of work at the Coastal Inn — you can see that when you drive around holding the mural outside,” Keckler said. “The interior is also being updated. We will continue to update the rooms and interior spaces throughout the winter.”
The place is exceptionally clean with excellent service now, it is basically a boutique hotel at a much lower price.
Each unit gives you a 32-inch flat-screen TV, coffee maker, microwave, air conditioning and free high-speed WiFi.
There is plenty of free parking and a 24-hour front desk.
For rooms, choose one queen bed, one king bed, two queen beds, or each type of room with a balcony. These upper floors have balconies where you can enjoy the salty air of the central Oregon coast.
It’s perfect for groups too, and it’s completely smoke-free. However, they are also pet friendly, so bring your fur baby. 541-994-5281. 1713 NW 21st Street, Lincoln City, Oregon. www.coastalinnoregon.com
The Seagull Beachfront Motel and Coastal Inn are within driving or strolling distances to many of the attractions of the central Oregon coast, including dining amenities, recreational attractions, or things like a casino.