The Stephanie Inn certainly knows how
to deliver a room with a view.
That’s right, the Stephanie Inn sits right smack in the middle of Cannon Beach, Oregon and if that’s not good enough for you, every room has a bird’s-eye view of Haystack Rock. I certainly wasn’t surprised to see that the Stephanie Inn made Travel +Leisure’s 2015 Best Hotel’s List.
The entrance is very unassuming; yes, so think Plain Jane. There’s no glitzy exterior and no bellman welcoming you, but like they say, “Don’t judge a book by its cover.” Once inside, you see that all the action is happening in the Stephanie Inn’s backyard.
The vibe at the inn is beach chic, casual and laid back. The front desk agents are not frantically rushing to get to the next guest. When it’s time to go to your room, a bellman suddenly appears to escort you and your luggage! Might I add that the bellman gave me the best and most informative tour of a guest room that I have ever had! I almost wanted to applaud, but decided a good tip would suffice!
I stayed in an oceanfront king with a patio that opened directly onto the beach. The room did not miss a beat. It was equipped with a wet bar, gas fireplace and a mini-bar stocked with free soft drinks. Too bad the wine wasn’t included! The beds were super comfy and covered with luxurious bedding.
Here’s where I found room for improvement. I’m a good sharer but not with sinks! Another sink with more counter space would have been great. My eyes would have also preferred better lighting, it was just a tad dark in there! What I did like about the bathroom was the size and the separate vanity.
With summer rates at about $500 per night, the Stephanie Inn is certainly not a cheap date. However, there is some value here. A sumptuous breakfast buffet is included in the rate. Now, I’m not talking about powdered eggs and frozen waffles here folks. This buffet rivals some of the finest hotel brunches. If you don’t like the chef’s daily egg selection, simply say so (I did), and they will cook you up whatever you desire.
For those of us who need our caffeine fix, there is always freshly brewed coffee and delicious cookies available 24/7 in the lobby. I’ve left the best for last, wine! The Inn offers an afternoon wine tasting accompanied by a nice selection of hors d’oeuvres at no extra charge. And to top the day off, a night-cap is available as well.
Know if you go
- The Stephanie Inn makes for a great stop after an Alaskan cruise. We disembarked in Seattle, rented a car, and were at the inn by early afternoon.
- Rates go down in October.
- Be sure to visit Ecola Park which is only a 10 minute drive from the hotel.