If you are looking for privacy and romance on the central Oregon coast, Ocean House is the ideal Newport oceanfront inn. The 3-story boutique bed and breakfast is designed for adults looking to re-connect with nature and one another. My Ocean House Newport, Oregon review will give you a look into what you may expect for a two night stay on the beach.
What makes Ocean House Newport unique?
With 8 one-of-a-kind rooms, Ocean House in Newport, Oregon, is a cross between a boutique bed and breakfast and a private home. In fact, the Newport oceanfront inn was once a private residence. Built in 1937, the current owners have expanded the property, adding upscale features to the inn.
While we have nothing against children, my husband and I were pleased to learn that the property is geared to adults. Children over the age of 16 are allowed at Ocean House, but the Newport oceanfront inn is truly designed for discerning adults looking for an upscale experience.
Douglas fir trees surround the inn, while a nature path lead guests through the garden and down 100 steps to secluded Agate Beach below. Add on the Beach Bonfire package and enjoy s’mores on the beach.
What amenities are offered at the Newport Oceanfront Inn?
As a new Oregon resident, I’m learning that the central Oregon coast differs greatly from California beaches. The weather might often be cold. On our April visit, we were pleased to see cozy terry bathrobes hanging in the closet. Downstairs, on the main floor, a gas fire was burning in the living room. Fresh baked cookies were waiting for us upon check in. That’s my kind of welcome!
In addition to the beach bonfire package, guests are able to purchase the romance or celebration package. Included with your stay is a complimentary wine and beer social hour from 5-6 p.m. During our visit, Duck Pond from Dundee, Oregon was served, as well as beer from Newport Brewery.
A complimentary beverage bar is near the breakfast area. Here you will find coffee, a selection of tea and complimentary sparkling water and soda in a mini fridge. Additionally there is a microwave and popcorn for guests.
Beyond the breakfast area is another room with chairs for gathering and a telescope for bird or seasonal whale watching. On sunny days or evening sunsets, venture out to one of several fire pits and take in the Pacific Ocean views.
What types of rooms are offered at Ocean House in Newport?
Each room features a king bed with partial or full ocean views. Sea Rose room is the exception, featuring a queen bed with a unique glass sunroom with ocean views. This room also offers a gas fireplace and tiled shower.
A mother and daughter had rented The Cottage during our visit. While the king bed looked luxurious, the pull-out twin sleeper sofa in front of the gas fireplace, won me over. I’d return for a stay in The Cottage, with kitchenette.
Our room, High Tides, is referred to as the penthouse style king suite. Located on the 3rd floor of Ocean House, High Tides served as the living quarters for the former owners. It has a charming small balcony that looks out to the secluded cove. The private bathroom has an over-sized Jacuzzi tub and a separate, two-person walk in shower. Pharmacopia Natural Body Care amenities are in all bathrooms and there are bath salts for the whirlpool tub.
It should be noted that the private staircase leading to the penthouse is only accessible via quite a few stairs. There is no elevator in this hotel.
Breakfast at Ocean House
My favorite part of our stay at Ocean House was the chef-prepared breakfast. The 2-course breakfast is served at 9 a.m. Chef Ken prepares some type of house made pastry for the early risers. The scratch baked muffins or scones are also available with your main course.
On our visit we enjoyed chocolate cherry scones. A spinach, tomato and chipotle smoked gouda strata accompanied a whipped Greek yogurt, served over bananas with shaved coconut. We also were served a generous portion of tasty pork sausage links. Juice, Portland Brewing Company coffee and Portland-based Stash tea were also available.
Ocean House is not pet-friendly. You’ll want to stay at their sister property, Inn at Nye Beach, if you are traveling with young children or pets.
There are plenty of things to see and do in Newport, Oregon. The oceanfront inn is located about 1/4 mile from Yaquina Head Outstanding Natural Area. You’ll need to purchase a day pass or show your national park pass for entrance to visit the Yaquina Head Lighthouse. We’ve enjoyed our visits here in every season. The Oregon Coast Aquarium is nearby, as is historic Nye Beach.
The innkeeper is happy to recommend restaurant suggestions and local activities.
Room rates at Ocean House range from $200 – $600 depending on the time of year. Our High Tides king suite rented for $260 – $400, off season. Rates are higher in peak season. Check the website for specials and best rates. Ocean House in Newport is a member of VIP Hospitality Group.
Ocean House (541) 265-3888
4920 NW Woody Way
Newport, Oregon 97365
Ocean House Newport Oregon review, You Tube video and all photography by travel writer Nancy D. Brown. I was a guest of Ocean House while researching articles for other publications. All opinions are my own.