Overnight Oregon Coast Mini-trip

My husband and son and I took a last minute overnight trip to the Oregon coast. Stayed the night in Lincoln City and spent the next day at Seaside.


Chinook Winds Resort & Casino

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by snuggle26 on January 29, 2007

I stayed at this hotel on a trip to the coast. We made reservations a few hours before we arrived. We asked if they were running any specials and they said they were offering their suites for $109 a night. They normally run around $150 or so. We arrived at the hotel and were surprised to see that they had all their suites in one building and the regular rooms in another. When we got to our room we were really happy with what we saw. You walk in and there’s a vanity and the bathroom to the side. The bathroom was a good size and had a television mounted on the wall. I’ve never been in a hotel with a television in the bathroom and thought that was pretty cool. Then there is a section that has the two queen beds, which were very comfortable a dresser with another television, a little desk, nightstand, safe etc. There’s a big wall that divides the beds from the living section, which had a couch that I believe turns into another bed, yet another television, a table with 4 chairs, fridge, microwave, sink and a electric fireplace. Then there’s a door that leads you to your patio. It’s a nice big glass enclosed patio with a high railing. It’s safe enough that I felt comfortable letting my son out there without me having to hold him... They had placed a little table and 2 chairs out there for you to use. The view from our room was amazing. I’ve never stayed in an oceanfront hotel before and loved it.

The pool and spa at this resort honestly sucked. It’s in yet another building that you can either walk to if the weathers nice or drive to. The towels they proved there are tiny and very thin. The pool was dirty and the hot tub smelled a lot like chemicals and wasn’t very hot at all. We spent maybe 10 minutes here and decided that we just couldn’t handle the smell so we went back to our room. The only complaints I have about the hotel itself are the pool/spa and how dirty our curtains were. We were in a smoking room and the curtains looked like they hadn’t been cleaned in a very long time. My only advice would be that if a nice pool is really important to you, then stay else where, but if what your looking for is just an incredible oceanfront room, then this is the place for you.

Chinook Winds Casino Resort
1777 NW 44th Street
Oregon Coast, Oregon, 97367
(541) 996-5825

Chinook Winds Casino

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by snuggle26 on January 29, 2007

This casino is a pretty decent casino. They had a ton of slots, which is what my husband and me like to play, anything from penny slots on up. They also have card tables here but I’m not sure of what games they offer because we don’t play cards. They also have a nice little food court that has good food for not an outrageous price. We lost when we played the night we were there but won our money back plus some when we went the next morning. I want to warn you that the casino is pretty far from the hotel/resort. I think I remember them offering shuttles but am not positive because we drove over. Also, the daycare that they provide is in another part of the parking lot in a completely different building. This was something I was surprised to see. I can’t tell you how the Daycare center is because we didn’t use it. Our son was too young.
Chinook Winds Casino
1777 NW 44th Street
Lincoln City, Oregon, 97367
(541) 996-5825

The Seaside Candyman

Member Rating 4 out of 5 by snuggle26 on January 29, 2007

This is a place we visit whenever we go to Seaside. It’s a candy store filled with 170 different flavors of salt-water taffy. We went around picking out a few of each of the different kinds and putting them in our bag. The price was also fantastic. You get a lot for your money because they do it by pound and the taffy is pretty light. They also sell other candies like Jelly beans, candy sticks, peanut clusters and different kinds of chocolates. They also sell popcorn and ice cream. They have this wheel there that everyone gets a chance to spin. You can win cool stuff and everyone who spins gets a piece of taffy. I would highly recommend checking out this store.
The Seaside Candyman
21 North Columbia, Suite 105
Seaside, 97138
(503) 738-5280

The Seaside Aquarium

Member Rating 3 out of 5 by snuggle26 on January 29, 2007

We also stopped by the aquarium to see the animals. It’s not as big as I had imagined and smelled like well and aquarium. They have a section up front where you can feed the seals, which my husband and son enjoyed. Then in the back area are different kinds of fish and sea life. One of the really cool thing they had was a big octopus. This thing was really cool looking and my son loved it. The aquarium is not very stroller friendly. When you walk in after you pay you have to go threw these bar things that only one person can do at a time. You know the ones that go in a circle. So if you have a stroller, you have to use the exit part which has a swinging gate but you end up waiting awhile because people are constantly coming out of there. Overall the aquarium is a pretty interesting place and kids will like it. I’m glad I got to see it and will only go back if my kids want to. If they don’t then next time I’ll just skip it.
Seaside Aquarium
2nd Street & Promenade
Seaside, Oregon

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