"Gearhart By The Sea -- they're actually condos!"
This particular location is extremely ambiguously presented on hotels.com. The nice picture of the weathered Cape-Cod style building is actually the MeMenamin's owned Gearhart Hotel -- the "Gearhart By The Sea" lodgings are actually individually owned condos located across the street, that are managed and rented out. Therefore it's somewhat hit and […] miss as to what the state of each room is (ours smelled quite of cigarettes). Though the room wasn't terrible, it was certainly misrepresented. Read moreGenuine Hotels.com guest review
We really enjoyed the stay. Pet friendly and clean. Staff is fantastic. Close to beach, restaurants and tourist attractions.Genuine Hotels.com guest review
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04/04/14 tifa1724 Richland
My husband myself and our two young children stayed for five days in room 637. It was comfortably furnished had a nice flat screen tv, was clean and had a beautiful view! The pool was nice and warm and the family had a great time swimming, it was a little confusing getting to the pool the first time but easy after you figure out how to get there the first time. The room had WiFi that was a little spotty and you had to log back into it frequently but it worked so no big deal. Check in was easy and the staff was very friendly. Had trouble figuring out how to start the shower since the pull down mechanism was on the faucet but the front desk helped us sort it out. Over all great stay, hopefully will be back!
"Wonderful, quiet spot on the Oregon Coast"
03/06/14 Tom E Beaverton, Oregon
This was our second stay in unit 691 at Gearhart by the Sea. All of the units here are individually owned. This unit is great. It is one bedroom (king bed) with an additional upstairs loft with two twins. The open living area is nice with a huge deck overlooking the Pacific down towards Seaside. The kitchen is adequate in size and remarkably well equipped. Only down side is that the unit (near the end of the building) seems to be a bit removed from their internet connections with spotty connectivity. If this is important to you, a more central unit might be better, buy hey -- you're at the beach! The property is also adjacent to the Gearhart Golf Links which is fun if you are so inclined and the weather cooperates (we have played here in the past, but not on this weekend trip).
"A Pleasant Surprise"
11/30/13 wanderers1001 Victoria, Canada
Two of our children and their families spent two days and one night (in two different units) at Gearhart by the Sea. Our Unit (#652) which allowed our dog, was well located, fairly modern, clean with possibly the best equipped kitchen we have encountered in all our travels. The two bedrooms with two bathrooms were much appreciated, albeit without a hair dryer. The living area and kitchen were very large and opened onto a full width balcony. The office staff was pleasant, knowledgeable and accomodating to our needs. When in the Seaside area, we will certainly return to this condominium complex.
"Wonderful condo Unit 610"
10/04/13 LuzechSpur Newton Abbot, United Kingdom
We'd driven down from Vancouver and arrived late on a busy holiday Friday. We were greeted by helpful staff across the road in the hotel where admin for this flat is located. The flat itself overlooked other holiday homes with the ocean beyond. The accommodation was very spacious, well equipped and ideal for a self-catering stay. Shirley in admin' was very helpful even to the point of locating a candle to dress our dining table. Excellent value and if we are ever in the area again then we'd probably choose to stay here (or perhaps one floor higher up where the ocean view might be more impressive). Pretty handy location for a base from which one can explore Oregon and the Colombia River.
"wonderful place unit #613"
09/18/13 p_vanallen westminster
My husband and I arrived in Gearhart, after driving from Portland. We opened the door to find a beautiful condo, nicely furnished, with a welcoming deck. I wouldn't consider the view to be an ocean view, however you could see beyond the units directly in front and see the ocean beyond. We were treated to a different kind of view in the morning! A herd of elk wandering the grassy bluffs beside the beach! What a great first night on the Oregon coast!
"UNIT #660 was not pleasant"
09/03/13 radgirl00 Washington
I have stayed at this property many times and have had some wonderful memories but that WAS NOT the case this summer. We rented the UNIT #660 as a pet unit to take our sweet dog. We have always stayed in pet units and have NEVER had a problem like this unit. The overwheling odor of cat urine hits you as soom as you open the door. I Called front desk immidiatly so they would know #1 it was NOT from my obidiant, very housebroke pet and #2 do something about it, my eyes were watering up. They sent housekeeping who asked ' where is it concentrated' Ummmm the carpets , the bedroom, the clostes... that would be everywhere. She spend 30 seconds spraying one room. The unit is old , the balcony HAS ripped up torn indoor fake grass/carpet that is a hazard, the closets are broken and the shower door is broke, the kitchen is NOT fully stocked,. Not even a cookie sheet? AND to top it off, the cat previously there had scratched up the carpet at the door and exposed the carpet tact nails. Housekeeping had the nerve to tell me, 'sorry , we told maintenence but he didn't want to do anything about, so be careful' I stuffed a towel over it and onto the nails to be sure we didnt step on them, they were extreamly sharp. :-( BAD experience in this unit, dissappointed managment keeps this in the rental pool. There are safety hazzards.
09/03/13 sue h huguenot new york
Stayed for two days in August. Beautiful unit with ocean view. Nice indoor pool. Unit was well equipped, it was very comfortable. My only complaint was that it was not cool enough to use the fireplace! On our last morning we saw a small herd of elk walking along the bluff above the beach! Wish we had spent more time there!
08/18/13 Alejandro Z San Jose, California
Recently stayed there for a honeymoon, in room 607. Although the trip was amazing and we enjoyed ourselves, the room was not the least bit comfortable. For starters, the main bedroom bed was as hard as a rock and no mater how well we tried, it was not working for us. So we moved to the pull out bed from the couch and that was not working with us but we ended up sticking with it for the week. There were barely any plugs, the ones they had were at inconvenient locations. The plus side was that there was an ocean view, the kitchen was decent.
07/17/13 roger j Portland, Oregon
This unit is so much in need of upgrading. It has a limited view of ocean. Dishwasher is so poor, you can't utilize it to the max. Terrible waste of space. No disposal. Deck is ugh! Bathrooms need serious attention. Housekeeping staff is attentive, but simply does not cover for the deficiencies in this unit. They've jammed in as much furniture as possible so that you can hardly walk through the unit without bumping into something. Closets in master BR were without rods, no hangers. Way too much money for what you get. I've stayed in units for half this money and been better served! Don't rent this unless desperate!
"July 4th Visit"
07/13/13 USMC178 Palm Springs, California
We have stayed here the last 4 years. This year we were in 714 and it was very comfortable. When booking a condo at Gearhart you must review the pictures of the available condo's. We have found the best thing to do is while staying here ask to see other rentals then pick. Tami is a great help and we talk to her every year. We enjoy staying in the north wing (2+ bedrooms and bath's) because it faces the ocean. I recommend staying on the 4th or 5th floor (highest). We have stayed twice on the 5th floor but the owners have not updated the unit and it is not comfortable for use. The views on either floor are excellent. Some units do allow pets. We will be back next year. Great driving on the beach. Location is great for the family we visit. I find this the best location because it is not congested like Seaside or Astoria.
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