Call them up..make a reservation. See your credit card charged for full amount before you even check in! They say they have 3 night minimum, unless you say you only need 2 nights then they somehow manage to bend the rules. Yes, it is the beach, but it is only the Oregon coast, not exactly Monterey Ca. Kinda spendy for what you get.
We happened upon the Stephanie Inn at just the right time. It wasn't a crowded touristy time of the year. We spent 2 weeks traveling through Oregon and down to Napa, Sonoma and San Francisco. We travel to the wine country about twice a year and this year we decided to try some Oregon wines. Somone suggested to us to take a trip out to Cannon Beach and so we did. It was a much longer haul than we had anticipated and as my husband drove the rental through the woods of Oregon, I pulled out the AAA book. We arrived well after 10:00 p.m. The staff was extremely attentive and caring, pointing out the cookie jars filled with home made cookies as we checked in. It's funny, from the outside, the inn is not impressive in the least. It faces a large parking lot and a sort of dumpy street. But inside, it is warm and rich and cozy. Our room was inviting with it's lovely 4 poster bed, overstuffed chairs and fireplace. The bed, oh the bed, it was like sleeping on a bed of clouds. We heard the ocean, but it was pitch black and we were exhausted. We fell asleep to the lull of the tides. In the morning, we woke to a magnificent sight. We are from Florida and so beaches are the norm for us. The stark contrast of the Pacific Ocean's splendor compared to the Gulf's waters was breathtaking. The large boulder that stood right in front of our room, jutting out from the water was incredible. Breakfast was huge and sumptious and the hostess graciously came over and filled us with information on things to do and ways to get there. I can't even begin to describe how wonderful our one night was there. The Stephanie Inn has a way of making sure the smallest needs are met, even before the asking. I can see what others have said, though. I think I would be disappointed if I had to stay on the parking lot side. The only way I would stay would be if I were on the ocean. It was utter bliss. I was sad to leave there.
We arrived at the Inn on a walk-in basis as part of a tour of the Oregon coast. The reception staff were extremely welcoming and gave us a tour of the only rooms they had available at the back of the hotel with no sea view. Even so, these rooms are of the highest standard and are considerably cheaper than seaview rooms. Worth a thought if you don't plan to spend long periods in your room ! If it's not raining it's only a few footsteps onto the magnificent beach and walking along it is wonderful.
We also had dinner at the Inn and found the quality of both the food and the service to be excellent, & with the chef explaining how the courses were put together. The breakfast, included in the rate, was first class albeit the restaurant is maybe a little small for peak times, we had to wait a few minutes which was not a hardship.
There's also a daily wine tasting event which some may find a little stuffy as the layout of the library, where it's held, doesn't allow for easy conversation. Wine was good though.
We have only experienced service of the level here in 5 star establishments - and then only rarely, their attention to detail is exceptional.
We'd need to be extremely picky to find any faults with our stay and plan to stay here next time we're in Oregon.
We stayed at the Stephanie Inn for our 25th anniversary - a gift from our family. They had gotten us a gift certificate for the entire amount + tax. We still had to give them a credit card, which we did. Half way thru our stay, we were summoned to the front desk saying our credit card was declined. First of all, we gave them the gift certificate, so they knew the room was covered. Second of all, they punched in the wrong number for the credit card. Once this was resolved, they treated us like second class citizens. Way too snooty! There are better places to stay in CB where you feel more at home.
We spent two nights there and wish we didn't have to leave! You have got to love a place that has a cookie jar of fresh cookies on the desk 24/7! The rooms are very nice with one of the biggest bathrooms we have seen. The fridge came stocked with some complimentary water and beverages. Each night they have wine tastings. Not just 1-2 cheapies, but a nice selection with cheese and snacks. Later, they have a night cap with cognac, whiskeys, or Baileys. Real nice touch. But the breakfast really blew us away - more food then we could imagine and all of it great. Fresh fruit, hot foods, pancakes, eggs, scones, breads, even desserts - all fantastic! We had to spend a day hiking just to burn off the calories since we had to try a little of everything. Heck, then even give you a goody bag when you check out!! We were nervous since we booked so late our room was by the front desk and over looking the parking lot. But it was very quiet. Any noise we heard was easily drowned out by the A/C. We have traveled all over the world and this was one of the nicest places we have stayed - we want to go back to Oregon just to stay there.
A 5 Star Romantic Getaway
We went to Cannon Beach for the Labour Day Weekend and we are so glad we did! This was our second visit to Cannon Beach but our first stay at the Stephanie. The service was truly outstanding. They went out of our way to make our stay effortles - offering me a wonderful warm blanket (as if they read my mind). They also have DVDs and CDs that you can borrow and we had binoculars in our room as well. The details didn't go unnoticed.
The wine and cheese tastings every night are a great touch. Even the night-caps were appreciated. The breakfast every morning was superb - from perfect fresh, ripe fruit, to homemade scones that are to die for. My husband and I still talk about it... We even had a bon fire on our last night. Go to Cannon Beach and stay at the Stephanie. You won't be disappointed. Its location is perfect, and it's a relaxing, tranquil way to spend a few days with the one you love.
Too bad we could only stay one night!
My husband and I did a one-night getaway to Cannon Beach while we were spending time in the Portland area for a wedding. We decided to book an ocean-front room and were not disappointed.
The staff at the inn was very helpful. As far as I know, this hotel can't be booked online, you have to call the inn directly. When we made our reservation, the clerk asked what types of beverages (complimentary) we'd like in our room, which was a nice touch.
Check-in was quick and easy. Even though our room was right next to the lobby, the bellhop gave us a short tour and a rundown of the activities (afternoon wine & cheese reception, evening cocktails). He also showed us how to work the A/C, ceiling fan, and jacuzzi tub.
I suggest calling ahead to see when your room will be ready. Ours wasn't ready until about 4 pm, their regular check-in time. Not a big deal since we planned to spend the day sightseeing around the coast. However, my sister and her husband we there at the same time and they were able to check into their room at 11 am.
The room was very large and clean. No sand in the room at all, which must be a chore since the inn is right on the beach. I was pleased to find that the rooms had been redecorated. The photos on the inn's website are a little dated and don't do justice to the beautiful, spacious rooms.
If possible, book an ocean-front room, it's worth the extra money. Otherwise, you'll have a view of the parking lot. We could lay on the bed and take in the fabulous view of the water and Haystack Rock. The fireplace also adds some extra romance.
The bathroom had a jacuzzi tub for two and a separate shower. There are no windows in the bathroom, hence, no view from the tub, but that was fine with us. The hairdryers are "real" full-sized units, not those awful little ones attached to the wall. The bedroom area had a king-size bed, mini fridge, and sink. There's also a small sitting area with a couch, coffee table, and small table with two chairs. There are flat screen TVs in the rooms and the inn has a pretty good selection of DVDs you can borrow for free. There are Bose CD alarm clocks in each room and you can also borrow CDs from the front desk. The ocean-front rooms have patios (first floor) or balconies with two chairs and a side table.
We really appreciated the little details. The closet was stocked with binoculars, a lantern for nighttime walks on the beach, linen spray, and bathrobes. The rooms were quiet, we didn't hear a peep from the rooms next to us or above us (the hotel was fully booked). Also, we were in our room when the staff was doing the turndown service. We asked to have our room made up later while we took a walk on the beach (it had to be around 10pm) and were told it wasn't a problem. Even though the housekeeping staff was due to leave for the night, they came in to give us new towels and the turndown service.
We decided to have dinner at the inn and took the later seating. As other reviewers have stated, they serve everyone at once. We were there on a Wednesday evening and there were only a few other couples, so it didn't take long for the courses to be served. I'm assuming this type of service could be annoying if the dining room were more crowded. With tax, tip, and drinks, our total came to about $125, which we felt was very reasonable.
The chef came out to describe each course and the staff will help you select wines, if you're interested. The dinner itself was fantastic, simple and well prepared. I'm not an adventurous diner, whereas my husband will try almost anything, but we were both raving about the meal. The menu changes each night. Our dinner included a baby greens salad with olives and goat cheese, potato leek soup, choice of crab cakes or beef tenderloin, and creme brulee for dessert. I had the crab cakes and my husband had the beef, both dishes were excellent. The chef also stopped at each table near the end of the meal to get feedback from the guests.
The breakfast buffet was a treat. They had two types of eggs (scrambled or a crustless quiche-style dish with bacon and cheese), sausage, and oatmeal. Cold dishes included fresh fruit and the baked goods, especially the scones, were wonderful. Not a huge number of items, but the food was excellent. We liked the fact that you could get your own beverages (coffee, tea, orange juice, tomato juice, etc.) instead of waiting for table service.
We didn't want to leave The Stephanie Inn! We requested a late checkout (around 1pm) and were told it was not a problem. When you leave, the front desk gives you a little "parting gift" of bottled water, some mints, and a card good for discounts (30%) for future stays from October to June.
Overall, we were very pleased. We've stayed at other hotels that charge three times what The Stephanie Inn charges and received horrible service. We felt the rates were appropriate considering the outstanding service and attention to detail. The Stephanie Inn, as far as we could tell, tends to attract an older crowd. We're in our early 30's, but most guests were in the 50-70 range. However, this didn't bother us. We also didn't find the staff at the inn to be stuffy or snobby. On the contrary, they were always helpful and friendly.
We hope to be back in the Portland area again this winter and we'll definitely be taking advantage of the repeat guest discount.
Go to The Stepahnie Inn...you won't be disappointed!
We had the pleasure of staying at the Stephanie Inn for one night. Everything from check-in to check-out was a friendly, warm experience. We arrived just in time for a complimentary wine tasting and after returning from dinner, we enjoyed the complimenary night cap of Courvoisier in the library.
The room was tastefully decorated with many thoughtful ammenties. Seattle's Best Coffee, citrus scented toiletries, a pair of binoculars and a lantern to stroll the beach at night.
In the morning a delicious breakfast was included in our room rate. Tasty egg dishes, home made breads and preserves, pastries, juice and much, much more.
The Inn was being re-roofed at the time(though we didn't see/hear any roofers) we were offered a rate of $119/night.
We will be back again, even if the rate is higher!
***Simply No other place to stay in Cannon Beach!***
I've been reading the reviews and am simply amazed that some have posted negative feedback. My wife and I tried the Stephanie several years back when a friend asked me if we had ever stayed there. Our usual way was to pick a different place each time we went down to CB, OR. That is not the case since our first visit to the Stephanie. Been to the Stephanie 4 or 5 times. As far as we are concerned, if we are going to CB, the ONLY place to stay is the Stephanie. Never have we had better service and ammenities. The staff is very friendly and helpfull with anything you may need. The breakfast is always over the top with fresh baked pastries and fresh fruit each morning. There must be 8 different juices and Starbucks coffee. The wine tasting is always a must. Great cheese and snacks with several different Pacific Northwest wines. Always good company and very relaxing. Definately a place to visit for a special occasion. We are heading down in a few weeks for our wedding anniversary. Can't Wait!
Guy Hansen Arlington, WA