Updated: May 21, 2015
Hallmark Inn & Resort Cannon Beach:If you are planning on making a trip to the Oregon coast, consider spending at least one night in Cannon Beach. This seaside town is just south the junction where Hwy 26 meets 101. Cannon Beach offers a bit of everything and on a recent trip out there I was able to stay the night at the Hallmark Inn & Resort. I had previously stayed at the Hallmark in Newport (Oregon) and was pleasantly surprised at the accommodations and location. The Cannon Beach Hallmark Inn is another excellent hotel with oceanfront rooms that overlook the beach and famous Haystack Rock. Our room was on the 2nd floor (room 234) and had a separate bedroom with queen bed and a wall bed (king) in the living area. The walk out balcony made for great pictures as we had near perfect weather. The unit was clean and the kids loved the fact they had their own bedroom with a tv. The hotel room had a fireplace, mini kitchen area with refrigerator, and Internet access. I would say the balcony was a huge benefit given the blue skies and Haystack Rock just off the beach. We watched a beautiful sunset in the evening and then awoke to the calm sounds of the waves coming ashore in the morning.
The hotel is located off Hwy 101 - take the Sunset Blvd exit and follow it until it dead ends into Hemlock. The resort is just to the left and you can take the driveway up to the main entrance. You can rent houses and suites that are near the main resort as well giving you plenty of options depending on the size of your party. The Hallmark also accepts pets and has pet friendly rooms available. The majority of the rooms overlook the beach down below and on clear days the views are amazing. You can look north up to Ecola State Park and see the wonderful rock formations in the ocean as well as see the lighthouse just off the coast. Find the Hallmark on the web at Hallmarkinns.com - you can view rooms, see the rates, set your reservation, ask questions, etc. Their phone # is 888-448-4449. There is an interactive map with complete directions from Portland. If you plan on staying for a while the hotel has a guest laundry facility and kitchen suites. There were a few minor things wrong with plumbing fixtures in our room - bathroom sink stopper was broken, the bathtub hot and cold water knobs kept popping off, and the couch had a decent size stain under the cushions. Otherwise, the room was perfect for us. The one thing that might have been nice was an onsite restaurant. You can cross the street to Dooger's, but we decided that the downtown area of Cannon Beach would be a better spot to find food.