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Title: any good hotels on the beach in Seaside Oregon
Post by: johnguz76 on March 16, 2012, 07:00 PM
  I would like to book a weekend vacation for our wedding anniversary in early Aug.I would like to find something nice right on the beach where we can just go out our door to fly our kites.Anyone have any suggestions.Dates are Aug 3rd thru the 6th.Would like to book now as the later i get im sure rooms will be at a premium if i can get one at all.I know nothing about Seaside so any tips would really be helpful.Something that might be pet friendly for our Shepherd.Thanks..actually wife says we will not be bringing the dog so pet friendly wont matter.Looking online the Shilo looks nice..


Title: Re: any good hotels on the beach in Seaside Oregon
Post by: Bill Rogers on March 17, 2012, 09:42 AM
We have stayed at the Shilo in Seaside. Nice hotel and the beachside rooms are nice. Great location too, walk out the back and fly kites.


Title: Re: any good hotels on the beach in Seaside Oregon
Post by: King-J on March 17, 2012, 05:27 PM
Try This

Seaside (http://www.google.com/mapmaker?ll=45.991297,-123.93033&spn=0.024897,0.055747&t=h&z=15&vpsrc=6&q=Hotels+near+Seaside,+OR&hl=en&source=gm_el)


Title: Re: any good hotels on the beach in Seaside Oregon
Post by: mikenchico on March 18, 2012, 12:24 PM
No recs here, 30 minutes from Long Beach? You know where I'm going ... LOL ... 27 miles of kiters heaven.





Title: Re: any good hotels on the beach in Seaside Oregon
Post by: DGomberg on March 19, 2012, 10:00 PM
Happy Anniversary!

Shilo is centrally located (and right across the street from a fine kite store...)

If you are looking for something different, drop me an email.

David


Title: Re: any good hotels on the beach in Seaside Oregon
Post by: johnguz76 on March 20, 2012, 08:28 AM
Shilo it is


Title: Re: any good hotels on the beach in Seaside Oregon
Post by: Katrina on March 20, 2012, 09:29 AM
Another to consider, but a different experience from the Shilo, depends on what you want.
http://www.seaside-tradewinds.com/index.htm (http://www.seaside-tradewinds.com/index.htm)

I've stayed there twice and I like it very much.  It's on the prom, at the far north end, right across from the beach.  It's both a plus and a minus that it's a bit of a walk down the prom to the main drag.  If you want to be right in there, stay at the Shilo.  But Seaside is a very busy place on weekends in August, so I prefer the quieter location of the tradewinds.  And still it is right across the prom from the beach, and it's far less crowded.  There's a bathroom on the beach right there, which is nice when you're out all day flying kites. Tradewinds are privately owned studio condos mostly, with kitchens or kitchenettes. The website has pics of each room.


Title: Re: any good hotels on the beach in Seaside Oregon
Post by: boomertype on March 20, 2012, 06:04 PM
Shilo hands down.


Title: Re: any good hotels on the beach in Seaside Oregon
Post by: Stardragon on March 22, 2012, 08:35 PM
Seaside is my least favorite Oregon Beach.


Title: Re: any good hotels on the beach in Seaside Oregon
Post by: johnguz76 on March 23, 2012, 02:57 PM
   We havent booked anything yet but wife likes Shilo but i have family in Astoria so i have a 3000 sq ft house at my disposal overlooking the Columbia no charge.Wife also have relitaves in Depoe bay and Cannon beach so we can stay there too.So many choices.We can drive to fly anywhere..


Title: Re: any good hotels on the beach in Seaside Oregon
Post by: mikenchico on March 23, 2012, 11:58 PM
Canon Beach is a cool little town, dunno how the flying is since I've never launched there myself, Bob & Sketch frequent there though. Stop into Once Upon A Breeze, "the oldest kite store on the Oregon coast" if you head that way to drool over the displays. They are the exclusive US dealer for Brassington Kites, plus there is some history hanging from those rafters.



Title: Re: any good hotels on the beach in Seaside Oregon
Post by: johnguz76 on March 24, 2012, 07:55 AM
  Plus Cannon beach is more photo friendly too.I plan to take a bunch.


Title: Re: any good hotels on the beach in Seaside Oregon
Post by: Sketch on April 04, 2012, 05:13 PM
Canon Beach is a cool little town, dunno how the flying is since I've never launched there myself, Bob & Sketch frequent there though. Stop into Once Upon A Breeze, "the oldest kite store on the Oregon coast" if you head that way to drool over the displays. They are the exclusive US dealer for Brassington Kites, plus there is some history hanging from those rafters.



Cannon Beach is BY FAR my favorite getaway kite site....My twin sister and I graduated from Tillamook High School...about a million years ago.
(GADS...CAN U JUST IMAGINE HOW MUCH BULLYING' we managed to recieve to  those of us who played high school sports. OUR SCHOOL SPORTS PROGRAMS WORE THE INFAMOUSLY FAMOUS NAME..."CHEESE MAKERS"
Especially when our competitors from other schools...had MACHO NAMES LIKE PIRATES..LIONS TIGA'S N BEARS!
So many fights broke out...ESPECIALLY..when many of those players from other schools would GRIN..TAKE HOLD OF THEIR NOSES...AND YELL OUT LOUD "PEEEEEUUUUUUU! WHO CUT THE STINKIN' CHEEEEEEEEESE!  
Cannon Beach is only a few minutes south of Seaside...but truly another world...NOT ONLY FOR WIND CONDITIONS BUT ALSO CLIMATE...If you don't like the wind conditions...you can travel 17 miles south to Manzanita..or to Nehalem..and 99% of the time...each location will have a different weather forcast. 
WE ARE SO FORTUNATE due to the latest technology...in  forcasting. CHANCES ARE VERY VERY HIGH...that with a little R&D from your I pod...You can enjoy good KITE FLYING nearly each n every day!



Title: Re: any good hotels on the beach in Seaside Oregon
Post by: lylenc on April 04, 2012, 05:41 PM
Where do you fly when at Cannon Beach? Any favorite motels on the beach there? Any public restrooms near the beach? Thanks.


Title: Re: any good hotels on the beach in Seaside Oregon
Post by: Sketch on April 04, 2012, 06:37 PM
Where do you fly when at Cannon Beach? Any favorite motels on the beach there? Any public restrooms near the beach? Thanks.

The Tolavana  www.tolavanainn.com (http://www.tolavanainn.com)...about a half mile south of downtown...right on the beach. We however always try to book at favorite old Ecola Inn www.ecolainn.com (http://www.ecolainn.com). ....that has just remodeled...wonderful family run motel...that is ALWAYS BOOKED a year in advance. Closest to the Cannon Beach rock! However check for cancellations, since many folks get bored and want to bug out or have family emergencies which open up extra rooms.
Lots of price er' motels...but both the Tolavona has a large price range...winter rates are really great...but prices all up n down the coast in summa...soar as high as  our beloved Bob M...the Mountain man..Mt.Flyers beautiful custom kites.

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Title: Re: any good hotels on the beach in Seaside Oregon
Post by: Sketch on April 04, 2012, 07:05 PM
First Photo...Tolavana Inn..Cannon Beach www.tolavanainn.com (http://www.tolavanainn.com)
next..photo Ecola Inn (closest to Rock and downtown.) www.ecolainn.com (http://www.ecolainn.com)

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Title: Re: any good hotels on the beach in Seaside Oregon
Post by: MtnFlyer on April 05, 2012, 08:56 AM
I have to second Sketch's words. Cannon Beach. South end, called Tolovana Park. Nice beach, usually good wind, not too many folks. That's where I actually met Don, flying out on the beach.  :D

There are public restrooms next to public parking. Tolovana Inn sits ocean front there, also. That's where we've usually ended up for, wow, somewhere in excess of 25 years.

Don showed you a pic looking north toward Tolovana Inn and Haystack Rock.
This is a wide shot looking south...
clickable
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And a few more shots to whet your appetite  ;)
(http://inlinethumb54.webshots.com/47925/2465867480064770744S200x200Q85.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2465867480064770744qCIUaT) (http://inlinethumb33.webshots.com/49440/2349514560064770744S200x200Q85.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2349514560064770744PQbFjy)

(http://inlinethumb17.webshots.com/2960/1400582327064770744S200x200Q85.jpg) (http://family.webshots.com/photo/1400582327064770744GGnLqW) (http://inlinethumb04.webshots.com/50947/1400582142064770744S200x200Q85.jpg) (http://family.webshots.com/photo/1400582142064770744gXUtJS)

(http://inlinethumb22.webshots.com/48597/2314675730064770744S200x200Q85.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2314675730064770744mjFwbH) (http://inlinethumb32.webshots.com/49439/2918195000064770744S200x200Q85.jpg) (http://home-and-garden.webshots.com/photo/2918195000064770744ptbACX)



Title: Re: any good hotels on the beach in Seaside Oregon
Post by: Sketch on April 05, 2012, 09:41 AM
Thanks Bob! Truly you have that Artistical' "MINDS-EYE" not only for beautiful photos...but equally for you beautifu collection of SKY ART KITES!
bye the way...lurking kite-krazzeee's here my long time all favorite MtFlyers photo & kite...that he so generously gave me a test ride right there on that same spot.
Looking outside this morning at the dark sloppy rain soaked Gig Haaba woods..things looks soooooooooooooooo much  brighter--- when I still reflex on that moment in time, at this beach...flying this most amazingly beautiful UL that so easily takes a mere mortal...to be n' equal and one with the wind..."between the earth n' sky---perhaps very near to where the angels dare to fly."  ;)

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Title: Re: any good hotels on the beach in Seaside Oregon
Post by: tpatter on April 05, 2012, 10:20 AM
Cannon Beach is one of my favorite places to fly!  A creek dumps into the ocean on the north end of town which makes a nice area to practice landing in the water if you are into that.

I didn't get there last year, but will definitely make at least a short trip this year.


Title: Re: any good hotels on the beach in Seaside Oregon
Post by: Sketch on April 05, 2012, 10:45 AM
That north end is truly a fun place to hang...and if the wind is from the S SW or W...a fun place to fly kites...However, during the summer..LARGE CROWDS GATHER and also additional great veiws from Ecola State Park entrance just a few blocks north...offering  the best views this side of Paradise.

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Title: Re: any good hotels on the beach in Seaside Oregon
Post by: ray3619 on May 06, 2012, 02:41 PM
seaside is nice , but we fly about 20 minutes north at sunset beach , about 12 miles of open beach you can drive on , i like it there cause i fly some really big and wacky stuff , ray


Title: Re: any good hotels on the beach in Seaside Oregon
Post by: Sketch on May 06, 2012, 05:38 PM
Yes..
I have flown at that beach many times before...however.....Depending on the Tides and wind directions...just like Ocean Shores...some parts of Longbeach and this Sunset beach share the same problemo' which is THAT HAVE ALWAYS  I DISLIKED INTENSELY KEEPING N EYE ON TRAFFIC!.