The Best Pet-Friendly Hotels in Seaside, Oregon

A couple walk their dog along Cannon Beach, one of Oregon's most picturesque patches of sand
A couple walk their dog along Cannon Beach, one of Oregon's most picturesque patches of sand | © Tom Thulen / Alamy Stock Photo
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3 June 2021

A state that’s so much more than the hipster magnet of Portland, Oregon has one of the most underrated coastlines in the US. Similar to neighboring California yet more rugged and windswept, this is a place to stroll along grassy, dune-backed sands, pull on a wetsuit for whatever-the-weather surfing and curl up beside a fire pit with a hound by your side. Where better to base yourself than the laid-back coastal city of Seaside and its woof-worthy selection of pet-friendly places to stay.

Saltline Hotel

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Between the Pacific Ocean and the Necanicum River, the Saltline is one of the Oregon Coast’s shiniest hotels. Stylish and boutique, every element of your stay has been thought about here, with free bike rentals, a state-of-the-art saltwater pool, an electric-car charging station, an amazing spa and a high-end gym. Get on those complimentary cruisers and explore the Promenade with your pooch in tow, stopping off at Seaside’s boutique shops, excellent restaurants and buzzing local arts venues.

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Rivertide Suites Hotel

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This condo-style hotel is a comfortable, modern collection of suites in a beautiful waterfront setting on the Necanicum River, two blocks from downtown and four from the beach – conveniently close to everything in the small town of Seaside, but just enough off the beaten track that you’re away from the crowds. You and Fido will feel very much at home here, especially if you swing by Beach Puppy dog boutique and pick up a few treats to keep hounds happy.

Inn At Seaside

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At risk of sounding like your dad trying to be cool, this funky little number is ideally located for the outdoor (and some indoor) adventure that awaits you and your pooch. They’ve thought of everything to give you the perfect Seaside experience: complimentary bikes to borrow, on-site firepits, in-room yoga mats and, of course, pet-friendly rooms.

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Hi-Tide Oceanfront Inn

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This beachfront inn allows you to get away from the daily pressures of urban life by opening the ocean-facing window and having them blown away by Seaside’s salty sea air. It’s the perfect place for those seeking a bit of R&R, with long beachy dog walks on the doorstep. Indeed, it’s become something of a ‘home away from home’ for the many generations of Seaside visitors over the years (that’s if your home has a pool, hot tub and complimentary fresh-baked cookies on tap). And let’s not forget the pet-pleasing perks, which include baskets, bowls, bed sheets, towels and even treats.

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The Gilbert Inn

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We’ve never met Gilbert, but he sure does a good line in inns. This homey, well-appointed boutique hotel takes pride in not being your usual cookie-cutter accommodation. Ironically, they do offer fresh-baked cookies as a welcome. Moments from the oceanfront and downtown activities, the inn offers 11 cozy guest rooms with private baths and period furnishings, providing the perfect blend of comfort and elegance. Four-legged friends can’t be left unattended but do get spoiled with a pet pack including doggy bags and more.

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The Starry Night Inn

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This small, independently-owned boutique hotel has rooms styled with local art and special touches. The lobby has musical instruments, a record player and free snacks, beer and wine. Abundant outdoor gathering places, including a covered porch, fire pits and more, make this a great place to hang with man’s best friend – and meet new friends, too.

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Ashore Hotel

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Informal and beautifully designed, this is the sort of accommodation that couldn’t really exist anywhere but Oregon. Pitched on the Long Beach Peninsula, at the Ashore you’ll find signature locally roasted coffee served in the lobby, organic snacks, bikes to rent and board games, while over in the pool house there’s a covered, heated saline pool, barrel sauna, fire pit and a spa. With this being hipster-beloved Oregon, there’s also an in-house distiller. Dogs are welcome in all rooms and there is actually no restriction on pet types here, so who knows who you might meet.

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The Kathryn Riverfront Inn

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A north Pacific coast hotel with a New England feel – that’s the vibe at this boutique hotel, centrally located on Avenue A along the banks of the Necanicum River. Its location puts you just a block away from the shops on Broadway and a quick, casual stroll from downtown Seaside. You’re also a short trot from the Promenade, the aquarium, the Seaside Carousel Mall and also the Seaside Brewing Company if you want to take the edge off after all that walking. Only some rooms are pet-friendly and you’re only allowed one pooch. There’s also a nightly fee, so give the hotel a head’s up.

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  • River Inn at Seaside

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    Just one block from downtown and two blocks from the beach, you can easily access the sandy soul of Seaside at this 48-room, award-winning hotel that places your comfort front and center, with thoughtful features such as a yoga mat in every room, a fitness center, indoor saltwater pool, beach cruisers and a free continental breakfast that’ll set tails wagging. Dogs (and cats) are both welcomed with a basket of food, water bowls and a blanket.

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    Seaside Oceanfront Inn

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    There is a slight clue in the name that this might be near some water. Just three blocks from Seaside’s famous carousel and fun shops, the Seaside Oceanfront Inn doubles as both a beautiful boutique hotel and fine-dining restaurant. Beachside rooms and suites are tastefully understated though luxurious whilst Maggie’s on the Prom serves up the very best local produce. You can take your breakfast in the stunning outdoor patio, just a few steps from the beach, where dogs are allowed, as well as in the second-floor rooms.

    Hillcrest Inn

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    Hillcrest is located on the crest of a hill in lovely downtown Seaside, half a block from the beach. With charming rooms and suites that exude a welcoming feel, popcorn, cookies and cocoa add to the homey vibe here. If you need to walk it off, the Promenade, the beach and downtown are only moments away. Forgotten your beach towel or even your bucket and spade? No worries, they have them on hand. Two dogs are allowed, a fee is charged and only certain rooms are available for pups. Choose the beachy Hillcrest Cottages for ultimate independence.

    McMenamins Gearhart Hotel

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    If you’re the sort of person that insists that golf is, in fact, a sport, then this is the place for you. Just north of Seaside, in the laid-back community of Gearhart, this grand old hotel, sitting on one of the oldest golf courses on the West Coast, is festooned in Pacific Northwest coastal style. Pets are permitted on select tables on the back patio and in hotel rooms for a fee.

    These recommendations were updated on June 3, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh.

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