The Best Hotels and B&Bs to Book Near the Oregon Coast Aquarium

Enjoy an extra comfy coastal retreat at the Ocean House Newport Oceanfront Inn
Enjoy an extra comfy coastal retreat at the Ocean House Newport Oceanfront Inn | Courtesy of Ocean House Newport Oceanfront Inn / Expedia
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23 September 2021

Be first in line at the biggest attraction in Newport, Oregon, when you stay at one of these dreamy seaside hotels, all bookable on Culture Trip.

The Oregon Coast Aquarium is a world-class marine educational attraction nestled on Yaquina Bay in Newport, Oregon. As one of Oregon’s top tourist attractions, it also plays an active role in conservation and animal rehabilitation. If you want to be within easy striking distance, pick one of these well-chosen hotels or B&Bs.

Inn at Nye Beach

Independent Hotel, Inn
4.7/5 (852 Reviews)
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Price Drop
Now from $164 per night
This beachfront shingle-clad inn is all about the wide sweep of sand just below, while putting you within 10 minutes’ drive of the aquarium. Watch the surf from the rustic wooden chairs on the sun deck, unless you’re lucky enough to have a private sea-facing balcony. Interior decor bucks the blue-and-white coastal cliché, with dark wood furniture and even retro-tiled gas fireplaces for cooler nights. You’ll get a wonderful home-cooked breakfast each day, and for everything else, Newport’s on your doorstep.
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Nye Beach Condos & Cottages

Cottages, Hotel
3.9/5 (408 Reviews)
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Price Drop
Now from $167 per night
If it’s coastal-themed comfort overlooking Nye Beach you’re after, look no further than this cluster of condos and cute clapboard cottages. Rooms are dressed in traditional maritime style, with seashell-patterned throws, splashes of royal blue paint and nautical objects, with dramatic sea views guaranteed. There’s direct beach access, and a seasonal outdoor pool and hot tub. For a spot of local history, stroll up the coast to the Victorian marital home-turned Burrows House Museum, between the Bayfront and Nye Beach.
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Shilo Inns Newport Oceanfront

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Every room at this large modern coastal outpost faces the Pacific Ocean or the Yaquina Head Lighthouse. Rooms are decked out in natural shades of browns and greens, but it’s the dramatic views that steal the show. If the surf is rough, swim in the indoor pool or drive the four minutes via the Yaquina Bay Bridge to the Aquarium. Come dinnertime, walk one minute around the corner to try the famous seafood chowder at Mo’s Seaside.

Days Inn by Wyndham Newport OR

Motel
3.5/5 (748 Reviews)
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Price Drop
Now from $70 per night
Staying at this small-scale, clapboard motel, barely 650ft (200m) from Nye Beach, means traditional rooms with space where you can spread out, filled with dark wood furniture, rich red carpets and colorful coastal art on the walls. Choose from two- or one-bed versions, useful if you’re taking the kids to the Aquarium across the bay. Kids will love the buffet breakfasts, stacked with sugary pastries, a variety of cereals and plenty of fresh fruit.
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  • Comfort Inn

    Chain Hotel
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    High wooden headboards and starchy bedding give the large rooms here a crisp, business-like look. Fitness fans can start the day on a fruit-and-cereal breakfast before hitting the gym and then spending the day sunning on the sandy sweep of Nye Beach, 1.2mi (2km) away. Meanwhile, architecture aficionados will love Newport’s downtown Deco District, packed with galleries, cafes and restaurants in that sublime 1930s style – not forgetting the largest example in the soaring Yaquina Bay Bridge.

    Travelodge by Wyndham Newport

    Chain Hotel
    3.5/5 (945 Reviews)
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    Price Drop
    Now from $62 per night
    Just off the North Coast Highway, a four-minute drive from the Pacific Maritime Heritage Center, huge chocolate-brown rooms at this road trip-friendly hotel allow you to unpack and spread out. Work to do? Desks come as standard. Downstairs, there’s a small breakfast room with continental-style treats and a pancake machine, or treat yourself to a bagel with cream cheese and a coffee in one of Newport’s fantastic restaurants close by.
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    Newport Belle Bed and Breakfast

    Bed and Breakfast
    5/5 (66 Reviews)
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    Don’t just stay close to the water, stay on the water with a night or two on this 97ft (30m) paddlewheel boat, docked on Yaquina Bay. Rooms charm with wooden floors, pretty blue and white curtains and fantastic views. Indulgent three-course breakfasts begin with roasted pears with raspberry sauce, moving on to homemade cinnamon rolls before finishing with homemade corned beef hash or ricotta/blueberry waffles. Join the crew and guests on the sundeck for happy hour and complimentary wine, beer and appetizers.
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    These recommendations were updated on September 23, 2021 to keep your travel plans fresh. This article is an updated version of a story created by Jo Fernandez-Corugedo

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