If waking up to the sounds of the ocean appeals to you, Inn at Arch Rock is the Depoe Bay place to stay. Situated on the central Oregon coast, near Lincoln City, this affordable hotel is a bed and breakfast style inn for families and couples. My first-hand Inn at Arch Rock hotel review will provide the seek and find highlights of this Depoe Bay getaway.
What makes this Depoe Bay hotel special?
With 19 rooms to choose from, 18 of the 19 units face Depoe Bay and the Pacific Ocean. Built in the 1940’s by a sea captain, the Inn at Arch Rock has expanded from one building to three. The one-story west building, where we stayed, featured rooms 5-9. The center building is the original two-story property with a 2 bedroom penthouse upstairs. The east building, also two-stories, includes 4 king rooms, 2 double rooms and an ADA hotel room on the ground floor.
Inn at Arch Rock room types
Each room is unique at this Bed and Breakfast style inn on the Oregon coast. Select rooms have gas or electric fireplaces. All but one of the 19 rooms offer an ocean view. The one room that doesn’t offer a water view connects to a room with a view of the ocean. These two rooms are ideal for families traveling with children.
If you are traveling with a large family or several couples, the 2 bedroom penthouse suite sleeps 7. With its stellar ocean views and two private decks, the upstairs penthouse has a kitchen, fireplace and Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom. Currently, the penthouse has a 2 night minimum. All rooms do not accept pets unless they are service animals.
Depoe Bay ocean views
As mentioned, almost every room at the inn offers Pacific Ocean views. I love that the boutique hotel includes binoculars in each room. These field glasses come in handy for spotting whale spouts. There is a resident gray whale pod that stays in Depoe Bay almost year round. Sure enough, we spotted whales and spouts both days of our Inn at Arch Rock holiday.
The Inn at Arch Rock is known for its private beach. In fact, the general manager husband and wife team were married on the beach. Wedding parties and family reunions are able to rent out the entire property for private events.
Breakfast on the Oregon coast
Breakfast is included with your Oregon coast stay and is available between 8 – 10 a.m. While room service is not available at the Inn, guests are able to sit in the breakfast nook area. Again, binoculars are available for hotel guests. We saw several whale spouts while eating breakfast and we didn’t even have to stand up!
Breakfast includes fresh fruit, a variety of gluten free oatmeal, as well as yogurts and gourmet muffins. Depending on the time of year, hard boiled eggs, scrambled eggs and biscuits and gravy are available buffet-style. Commodore Barry’s special blend coffee is offered in-room and in lobby from Pirate Coffee Company. Orange juice and tea are also available.
The lobby offers Inn at Arch Rock logo wear, beanies, Depoe Bay Winery wines and snacks for sale. All rooms include small fridge, microwave oven and coffee maker. Complimentary WiFi and satellite television are also available.
Things to Do in Depoe Bay
Known for having the world’s smallest harbor, Depot Bay is a city in Lincoln County, Oregon. Located on U.S. Route 101 on the Pacific Ocean, the downtown boasts restaurants, Depoe Bay Winery, saltwater taffy and souvenir shops with ocean-themed apparel and knicknacks.
Outdoor activities include beach combing, deep sea fishing and whale watching charters. Yaguina Head Natural Area and Otter Rock are nearby, as well as Agate Beach Golf Course.
On our visit, glass floats were on display in the lobby of Inn at Arch Rock. The general manager mentioned that guests may take classes at nearby Lincoln City Glass Center.
Inn at Arch Rock room rates
Room rates at Inn at Arch Rock range from $99 – $599 depending on the room type, mid-week or weekend stay and time of year. Our queen ocean view room rented for $165 – $175, plus tax mid-week in November.
If guests are celebrating a special occasion such as a birthday, anniversary or honeymoon, let them know, as they like to leave special treats and cards in the room. For honeymooners, the head housekeeper decorates the room with towel swans and roses.
Check the website for specials and packages. Check-in time is between 4-6 p.m.. Check-out time is 11:00 a.m. If your room is available, they are happy to accommodate early arrivals. Inn at Arch Rock is a G & M Traveler’s Club member. Members save when staying at Hillcrest Inn, Inn at Arch Rock and Silver Surf hotels.
Inn at Arch Rock (541) 765-2560
70 NW Sunset Street
Depoe Bay, Oregon 97341
Inn at Arch Rock hotel review in Depoe Bay, Oregon and all photography by travel writer Nancy D. Brown. I was a guest of the inn while researching articles for other publications. All opinions are my own.