Centrally situated on the Oregon Coast, Lincoln City has miles of winding beachfront – where you’ll want to keep your eyes peeled for prized glass floats made by local artisans and regularly stashed near the shore. Other favorite local activities include paddling on Devil’s Lake, hiking the nearby headlands and hitting the outlet stores. Here are our top picks for hotels in Lincoln City – bookable on Culture Trip.
Full of vintage charm, the Anchor Inn has been pleasing families since the 1940s with a blend of older staterooms in the historic lodge and pet-friendly cabins arrayed around an old-school motor court. The Wheelhouse restaurant features creative handmade pizzas and local wine. Be sure to snag a photo op with Kip and Pixie – two fiberglass whales from an old amusement park that are now parked at the Anchor Inn.
Surftides has true oceanfront rooms – all with fun nautical decor, many with balconies and some with fireplaces and jetted tubs. The indoor swimming pool is a big plus on rainy days, and the on-site Mist restaurant features locally caught seafood and ocean views. Other handy amenities include fire pits – ask for roasting sticks to borrow – a guest laundry and a sauna. You’re also steps away from the beach. Enjoy.
While Lincoln City is justly popular with families – and the Coho accommodates them – couples seeking a seaside escape may want to consider a room in the lodge’s adults-only portion, where no children or pets are allowed. Eco-friendly toiletries and bamboo towels make this a green place to stay, and the beachfront location gives you easy access to the tide pools and sunsets.
Every room has a view of the ocean at Lincoln Sands, which recently switched from a Best Western property to Choice Hotels’ upscale Ascend Hotel Collection brand. Perks include a full breakfast and free evening cookies in the lobby. The outdoor swimming pool is heated year-round, and the hotel is just up the beach from the D River State Recreation Site, home to one of the world’s shortest rivers.
On the town side of Highway 101, the Landmark Inn can’t claim oceanfront status – but it remains a reliable choice that was renovated in late 2021 and is a mere 10-minute walk to the beach. Rates include a full breakfast – or stroll next door to the Otis Cafe, a favorite local spot for a morning meal.
Comfort Inn and Suites provides good basic accommodation – complete with an indoor pool, hot tub, guest laundry and full breakfast served daily. Many rooms have balconies, and some have partial ocean views. Cross Highway 101 to access the beach – or explore Devil’s Lake and the D River, just outside the door. The hotel sits on a bend in the road – although guests say that parking can be tight for bigger vehicles.
While it doesn’t have a beachfront location, the Ashley Inn is a two-minute drive or a short walk from the ocean, with very reasonable rates. If you prefer rooms with wood-laminate floors rather than carpets, this is your place. Amenities include a salt-water pool, sauna and hot tub, along with a small fitness room.
On the ocean side of Highway 101, the Inn at Wecoma is a nicely updated motel – and a sister property to the Coho Oceanfront Lodge. Guest rooms are tastefully decorated, and the electric fans are a nice touch in the summer. The indoor pool and hot tub are open late, with an adults-only swim available until midnight – and rates include a hot breakfast.