The Best Cheap Hotels in Seaside, Oregon

Enjoy a cozy stay at the traditional Gilbert Inn in Seaside, Oregon
Enjoy a cozy stay at the traditional Gilbert Inn in Seaside, Oregon | Courtesy of The Gilbert Inn / Expedia
Matt Charlton

Dramatic beachy backdrops, outdoor firepits and garland-strung decks don’t cost the earth at these budget-friendly bases in Seaside, Oregon. Book your stay now with Culture Trip.

Perhaps the most literally named town that we’ve ever encountered, Seaside sits on the windswept rugged coast of America’s beautiful Pacific Northwest. In the same state as the hipster hub of Portland, some of the city’s artsy, homegrown, trendy vibes have spilled over into quaint Seaside, adding endearing, thoughtful touches to the ocean-facing hotels. Whichever you choose, you’re only ever a few sandy steps away from beachside fun.

1. Hi-Tide Oceanfront Inn

Hotel

Hi-Tide Oceanfront Inn has cozy traditional rooms with the balcony looking out to sea
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Expect old-school seaside at the Hi-Tide. This windswept motel puts the beach literally on your doorstep, and, whether you’re interested in volleyball, beach bonfires, golfing, horseback riding, exquisite food or shopping sprees, there’s something for everyone on the hotel’s shorestep. At the hotel itself, cozy, traditional rooms, an indoor swimming pool, a hot tub and a great location set you up nicely for your stay in Seaside.

2. The Gilbert Inn

Inn

The traditional classic lounge at the Gilbert Inn with fireplace and Victorian furniture
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Set in a building that is over a century old, this place has a historic, charming atmosphere, but with the amenities of the 21st century, including an on-the-house breakfast, freshly baked cookies to welcome you and a secluded outdoor patio and firepit. One block from the beach, and within walking distance of the town, you’ll get to end your busy Seaside day among the classy and classic splendor of the hotel’s cozy, beautifully furnished rooms.

3. The Starry Night Inn

Boutique Hotel

The outside view of the clapboard Starry Night Inn, complete with whale street art on the side wall
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“Paint your palette blue and grey. Look out on a summer’s day…”, so goes Don McLean’s Starry, Starry Night. But, whether spring, autumn or winter, it’s always pretty beautiful at this quirk-filled Seaside stay stocked with instruments – in case you want to pen your own acoustic hit. The character-packed boutique hotel consists of a six-room villa, three rooms at the Victorian Lodge and three individual cabins, all with local art and some very much leaning into the Van Gough theme. It’s a friendly, social sort of place, with fire pits outdoors and an infrared sauna, too – perfect after blustery beach days.

4. Inn at the Prom

Inn, Boutique Hotel

Inn at the Prom
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Don’t worry, you’re not in a US teen movie: the Prom they speak of is the famous one-and-a-half-mile-long (2.4km) promenade that runs across the front of Seaside. This is the perfect central location, with downtown shops and family-fun-filled activities just steps away. The rooms are refurbished, and some come with ocean views, a kitchenette and even a hot tub.

5. Ashore Hotel

Hotel

Ashore Hotel
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Imagine if Urban Outfitters decided to open a hotel, and you’re close to the vibe at this uber-cool, laid-back spot that could only exist in Oregon. On-point amenities include access to beach cruisers, a heated saline pool and a sauna. In the lobby, you’ll find signature locally roasted coffee, teas and organic snacks. There’s even an in-house distiller (of course, there is). Just remember, peel yourself away, and there’s a world outside this hipster-heaven hotel.

6. Ebb Tide Oceanfront Inn

Motel

Ebb Tide Oceanfront Inn
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Front and center on the coast, the aptly named Ebb Tide places you on the doorstep of miles of pristine beaches, which provide the backdrop to a multitude of activities, such as bonfires, kite flying, beach volleyball, bike riding, castle building, razor-clam digging, surfing and, of course, long walks along the shoreline. Basically, a very busy afternoon. The bright, airy rooms are well equipped, and some have dramatic sea views.

7. The Tides by the Sea

Hotel, Apartment

The Tides By the Sea
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Frankly, we’d be worried if the tides weren’t by the sea. Anyway, this place has a retro motel feel, with the addition of modern luxuries and a twist of contemporary design. Set among grassy dunes and only a short distance away from all the amenities and entertainment that Seaside has to offer, you’ll feel ensconced in this quiet, serene and secluded spot, with a range of condos available for rent.

8. Inn at the Shore

Hotel

Inn at the Shore
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If falling asleep and waking up to the sound of the waves sounds like an attractive prospect, then Inn at the Shore is a great port of call. The traditionally furnished rooms all have a terrace or balcony on which you can sit and enjoy the sea air, and you’ll be moments from Seaside itself, where you can stroll along the Promenade or the sandy shoreline.

9. Inn at Seaside

Inn

Inn At Seaside
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A thoughtfully designed inn with an endearing hint of quirk about it, this is a great choice for beach lovers, or families looking for a fun Oregon coast vacation. You can even bring the four-legged members of your clan. With free breakfast, an indoor heated pool, the obligatory onsite fire pit and bike rentals included, you’re ideally placed to explore everything that Seaside has to offer while saving a few cents.

For more options, discover our guide to the best vacation rentals in Oregon and book now on Culture Trip.

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