Known as being one of the most beautiful beaches in the state of Oregon, this quiet, charming and laid-back little town is a much-loved stop along the Pacific Highway. Haystack Rock is a stand-out feature and is the third-tallest such intertidal structure in the world, but other reasons to visit include the tidal pools, Tillamook Rock Lighthouse, interesting art galleries, awesome breweries, some fine restaurants, independent shops, stunning surrounding state parks, cute puffins (which can be seen at certain times of the year) and of course the gorgeous sandy beaches.
Now find yourself a gem of a place to stay, so from cute and intimate boutique inns to modern and trendy, here are the best cool and unusual hotels in Cannon Beach, Oregon (in no particular order)…
1. Inn at Cannon Beach – a rustic-chic boutique inn to stay in Cannon Beach where pets are welcome
This gorgeous, garden-based Cannon Beach hotel, which offers complimentary passes to state-of-the-art fitness and yoga facilities, was the creation of two community-driven men determined to make their dream a reality.
Their dream was to build a peaceful community home to nurture incoming visitors’ sense of replenishment and discovery, providing them with a luscious environment which infuses their design with a warm sense of Northwest hospitality and a celebration of nature.
The vast majority of the rooms at this cute and cool Cannon Beach are arranged around a shared central courtyard and naturalized pond, where guests either come to share their stories with like-minded travellers, read a novel in a quaint spot under a tree or spend an afternoon sun-lazing in Adirondack chairs in the company of cute bunnies.
This family-friendly boutique hotel is located at the south end of Cannon Beach, one short residential block from the ocean, by which guests often build bonfires and tuck into some delicious s’mores.
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2. The Ocean Lodge – a charming upscale and beachfront lodge where guests can enjoy panoramic views of the Oregon Coast
The Ocean Lodge, Cannon Beach’s premier oceanfront hotel, is a place where life slows down, simple pleasures are treasured, and lifelong memories are created.
The quirky beach-vibe interiors, the spectacular architecture, and the exceptional oceanfront location are complimented by a caring staff culture and their great attention to detail.
The sloping rooflines and surrounding verandas hint of a 1940’s era beach resort, whilst the grand rough-hewn Douglas fir wood beams, the two-story wood-burning fireplace, and the hand-blown glass chandelier in the breakfast room, give this hotel its whimsicality.
Available for booking are the oceanfront studio rooms, partial view studios, pet-friendly studios, and suites. All come stocked with a wet bar, a gas fireplace, a complimentary DCD library and a walk-in shower, whilst select rooms have a Jacuzzis and awe-inspiring views of the shoreline’s sunset.
The Ocean Lodge has an extraordinary reputation for warmth, hospitality, and excellence, which is reflected in the complimentary glass of wine at check in, free cookies and coffee in the quaint lobby, and a cosy library full of books and games.
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3. Hallmark Resort in Cannon Beach – a cool and unique resort that offers breathtaking oceanfront views
The Hallmark exemplifies the very best of Cannon Beach. Since its establishment in 1948, the hotel has always been family-owned and wholeheartedly dedicated to helping other families create lasting, happy memories.
This trendy oceanfront resort boasts panoramic views of rolling waves, pristine beaches, and the unique rock formation, Haystack Rock.
Rooms are available for every whim and budget and are all well-equipped with luxury amenities and spectacular views, hence its fabulous reputation as a retreat where many guests return year after year.
Guests may revitalise in true tranquillity at ‘Elements by the Sea’, the resort’s lavish spa experience which offers swirl spa’s, saunas, massages, hydrotherapy, facials, and more.
The resort welcomes your furry friends too and is dotted with pet exercise areas complete with wash-down stations and treats, with a portion of the pet fees going to local animal shelters.
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4. Inn at Haystack Rock – a trendy and charming inn ideal for a romantic stay
The newly renovated Inn at Haystack Rock, nestled around a quiet courtyard with a Spanish-style fountain, sits just minutes from downtown Cannon Beach, and one block from the enthralling Pacific Ocean.
The cool boutique Inn boasts an irresistible charm and offers a lavish variety of amenities, including kitchens, fireplaces, private patios, and hot tubs. All the 23 cosy rooms are situated around quiet garden courtyards and feature local artwork, as well as original, hand-crafted furniture.
An escape to the beautiful coastal town of Cannon Beach comes with the perfect blend of activities to rejuvenate the mind, body and soul, and this little spot of paradise at Haystack Rock is the perfect relaxation spot in which to unwind afterwards.
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5. Sandals Inn | Spa Suite – a modern and cozy holiday home that is within close proximity to the beach
This elegant, dog-friendly vacation rental is the perfect romantic getaway spot, offering a serene spa suite equipped with an electric fireplace, a smartly designed kitchen, and a delightful living area with a 42-inch TV.
Just steps away from the ocean, guests can discover the hidden seaside gems that surround Cannon Beach, hike to one of the gorgeous picnic spots just a stone’s throws away, or enjoy easy access to the fancy galleries and restaurants in one of Oregon Coast’s most charming towns.
After spending the day watching the waves crash into shore or biking around the nearby Ecola State Park, the Inn’s spa bath awaits guests with the ultimate relaxation experience, boasting a luxury ambiance and another TV mounted above the jetted tub.
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6. Cannon Beach Hotel Collection – a quirky-chic hotel that is steps away from stunning beaches
Whether it’s a family trip, or a romantic getaway, you will always find genuine hospitality and local charm at this stunning collection of boutique guesthouses.
What started off as a revival of a local B&B has now grown into 4 unique hotels which have won a series of impressive accolades. The original Cannon Beach Hotel, the Courtyard, the old-fashioned motor court ‘McBee cottages’ and the rustic and cabin-like ‘Hearthstone Inn’, all offer luxury amenities, gas fireplaces, kitchenettes, clawfoot bathtubs, and attention to detail beyond measure.
The rooms are designed to be a ‘Restful Oasis by the Shore’ and offer diversity in styles to accommodate ALL types of travellers.
Each of the hotels boasts its own rich history and are conveniently located, setting guests up perfectly to explore the delightful downtown, the nearby beach, and local boutique shops and restaurants.
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7. The Waves – easily one of the coolest hotels to stay in Cannon Beach perfect for Millennials and Gen Zs
Set in the rugged nature of the Oregon Coast, The Waves is a beautifully charismatic and attentively crafted oceanfront lodging, which provides the most stunning, exclusive backdrop to an elegant photoshoot.
This locally owned and family-operated lodging has accommodations to meet every budget, from romantic studios to large family suites to classic cottages.
Most if its 40 commodious rooms come with fireplaces, kitchens and are specially designed and strategically positioned to offer the optimum Ocean View from the private deck.
The Waves’ location is ideal for curling up next to the fireplace and relishing the magnificent Oregon Coast scenery, gazing out over the rocks fronting Ecola State Park, or venturing around the many specialty stores and chic dining opportunities which embellish the village area.
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8. Haystack Views Vacation Rental – one of the most Instagrammable vacation homes in Cannon Beach
Haystack Views Vacation Rental welcomes guests (and pets) to a highly privileged experience.
The property embodies timeless elegance tailored to the demands of our time, with comfort, conviviality and tranquillity combined in perfect harmony.
A perfect quirky getaway for families, friends, and couples alike, this 4-bedroom masterpiece overlooks the magnificent Haystack Rock from just about every vantage point.
Vaulted ceilings and a gourmet kitchen bolster the home’s upscale atmosphere, whilst the luxury outdoor hot tub invites guests to unwind peacefully in the fresh air.
The home is located just south of downtown Cannon Beach, within walking distance to the shops, galleries, and restaurants yet remote enough to immerse yourself in the graceful surroundings.
The oceanic photo opportunities and the tide pools at Haystack Rock are likewise just a short walk from the home.
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9. Chapman Point Beach home – a bright, kitsch holiday home to stay in Cannon Beach, great for large groups
Tranquil views and salty breezes will sweep you off your feet during a stay at this spectacular custom oceanfront home.
The full-length windows which stretch to the open beam ceilings frame the gorgeous views of the ocean waves and provides a serene and spacious environment in which to kick back and relax.
A private hot tub, a Ping-Pong table and a full kitchen with a gas grill are some of the most popular, distinctive features of the house. Its 5 bedrooms and 4 luxuriously equipped bathrooms all exude comfort, with high-end finishing touches in just about every aspect.
With easy access to the beach, guests can spend their days surfing and collecting seashells.
As all the downtown breweries, restaurants and shops are only one mile away, a stay at Chapman Point Beach Home certainly provides plenty of opportunities to explore the heart and soul of this glorious, small coastal city.
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10. Drift away – a contemporary holiday home that provides a children’s playground, great for families
This breath-taking oceanfront home, characterized by lush greenery and sweeping panoramic vistas beaming through every window, is a revitalizing haven to soak in the magic of the Pacific Northwest.
Drift away, which sits in close proximity to one of the most iconic landmarks on the Oregon Coast, Haystack Rock, has been transformed from an eclectic beachside cabin into a contemporary luxury home.
It sleeps up to 8 people across 3 rooms, and it was designed with coastal beauty at the forefront. The large stone fireplace and swish seating areas make the perfect backdrop for a memorable sunset.
Perfect for family vacations, guests can enjoy bonfires on the nearby beach, as well as the property’s awesome array of gaming facilities including foosball and ping pong tables.
The crisply decorated kitchen comes equipped with two coffee machines and is perfectly sized for preparing delicious meals.
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Beth was born under a wandering star, with drama in her veins and ink in her pen. After stints studying theatre in Dublin and Utrecht she used her creative streak to see as much of the world as she could on as little money. She toured Italian Schools with a children’s theatre troop, lived as an au-pair in both Rome and Washington DC, explored the British countryside, worked her way through much of Europe, Salsa danced in Cuba and road tripped down America’s west coast where she discovered her spiritual home; Portland, Oregon. In between adventures she resides peacefully with her family, cats and ukulele.