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A Horrible Experience at the Coho Inn
My husband and I were very disappointed during our stay at Coho Inn. Like the previous 2 reviews, we had a "deluxe suite"---the walls were paper-thin and so we heard our neighbor's dog who cried all night long, and the guests above us who walked around their room at all hours. The most frustrating part however was the false advertising. The pictures on the website are deceiving--even though it looks like the pool and hottub have a view of the ocean, they do not. Even though the website says they charge $8 per night for pets, they do not (they charge $10). Even though they advertise Sunday-Thursday nights at 50%, that too is deceiving. When our "midweek" nights came to much higher than 50% of our weekend price, the staff said, "Oh..well, the 50% off for midweek is off of our summer prices."
Coho Inn is Terrible Choice
This is truly a third-rate hotel. Very unprofessional staff (except for the cleaning staff). If you do choose to make a reservation, be sure that they assign rooms- they did not for us. In fact, they did not contact us until the day of check-in informing us that we had no room. The managerial staff does the very minimum in customer service, and does not do much to remedy mistakes. Eventually we were assigned a room, but had to move the second day. The new room was still not ready by the time we were promised.
This is our third time in Lincoln City, and we love it. If you want to relax on your vacation, my advice is stay elsewhere. The Ester Lee is quite nice.
Agree with Roseburg...Don't Waste Your Money
We also had a "delux suite", there was NOTHING delux about it except the price. It was just not worth the money that we paid. We will not be staying there again. For the price, there are many other hotels in Lincoln City that provide better features. Also, the photo's on Coho Inn web page are deceiving. There is no direct beach access from the rooms...you can't just leave your room and walk straight on to the sand. One must use the public access site about 1/2 block away. They also advertize a new jacuzzi and sauna. What they don't tell you on the web page is that you must be 21 years to use the jacuzzi and sauna. My daughter and I went to use the jacuzzi and we were told that since she was under 21 she couldn't use it...not even with me present, and I am 49 years old. The jacuzzi and sauna is what attracted me to the Coho Inn and my daughter and I couldn't use them. The Coho Inn is NOT children friendly. I sent two emails to the Coho Inn expressing my disappointment with our stay. The "Management" has not responded. I'd suggest that folks only stay at the Coho Inn as a last resort. There are much better choices in Lincoln City.
The room was very very small! The view was good via a bird splattered window, no balconey, on our side, which we were never told about. The office person was so blah, we felt like we were a problem for her! We also booked in advance, to get the deal. $143 plus tax, WAY over priced! BIG TIME! The people next door said the same thing, exactly the same room and they paid 10 dollars more than we did. The breakfast room closed sign was never taken down, leading you to believe they were not have it that day. No mico wave, no fridge, bare bones room! We went to Seaside and got a great room, on the beach, for 20 dollars more, king bed, miro, fridge, stove, pool, etc... We will never ever stay at that over price room again! It should have been 80 dollars, MAX!
Great little get away!!
We arrived without a reservation Sept.27th, we got a great room with frige. micro, and balcony under $80! It was so nice we stayed 2 nights. Very clean, comfortable and affordable. Would only suggest complementry coffee in room and fruit offered with the continential breakfast. We will definately recomend this place to our friends.
Don't waste your money!
We had a "delux suite", there was NOTHING delux about it except the price. It was not overly expensive, but what we got, it was way too much. We were told we would have a kitchenette, not so. There was a microwave and coffee pot. They would not provide any coffee for the coffee pot however. The room was very outdated and there was a teeny little t.v. in the corner of the room, so if you wanted to watch it you got a stiff neck from having to turn your head the whole time. Then around 8:00 at night we started smelling horrible fumes. Right by our door they were using paint thinner and wouldn't stop! Also right against our wall was the ice machine. So at 2:00, then 4:00, and so on in the morning we were woken up to the loud sound of ice crashing into people's ice buckets. It was just not worth the money that we paid. We will not be staying there again.
This is a lovely place on the Coast.
My daughter and I spent a weekend at the Coho and are planning to come back, this time with other frineds and relatives. Along with great views and location, the Innkeepers were very helpful and friendly. A definite A+.
Sleep to the sound of the waves
This hotel was great! My daughter and I stayed in a room with two double beds, a kitchen, complete with coffee maker, stove, dishes, pots, pans, silverware, microwave and a fridge. It was very clean. My daughter loved the new pool. I loved listening to the waves from our room and watching the sun rise in the morning. This place was really clean. It was tucked away right in downtown Lincoln City, just a couple of blocks from shops, food, and the local theatre is charming. The beach is just one block away, easy to walk too. It has wonderful tide pools. We found two hermit crabs, saw starfish and tons of oyster beds. It's a must see for kids and adults. Make sure you stay on the top two floors for a great view. The employees told me this right away, which I appreciated. Check it out!
Great little "Getaway" spot
My wife and I just stayed at the Coho for a mid-week getaway, and it was absolutely fabulous. The Coho is a quaint little hotel right on the beach with fabulous views. As other reviewers have noted this place is immaculate. So what if they sweep the parking lot, or ask you to drive around if you have had your car on the beach. It's that little attention to details that make this place so nice. Having kids of my own, and being on an adult’s only getaway, I appreciated the fact that they are strict with ages and the entrance into the pool facility. There in nothing worse than parents who let their children run wild at the pool while they are off somewhere else, not supervising. Are room was small, but suited us just fine for our two day stay. It had the queen bed (firm), table and chairs, and the coolest sink/refrigerator/stove combination that I have ever seen. If you really think about it, when you visit the beach how much time do you spend in your room? The innkeepers were very attentive to our needs, and did not hesitate to accommodate us when we needed extra pillows, or an iron and board.
Whether you have a picture window or a balcony the views are great!! Beach access is only one block away, an it is a very nice set of steps to the bottom. The Coho is centrally located, and only a few short blocks off of Hwy 101, and a very easy walk to the many restaurants and shops that line the main drag through town.
All in all I would highly recommend this place to anybody who appreciates clean rooms, attention to detail that is lost somewhere on the corporate ladder in those "chain" hotels, and a place that isn't afraid to enforce a few simple rules. We will definitely be back!!
Needs online reservations; avoid room 35
I made my reservation two months in advance (by phone, as they have no online reservation system), and arrive late in the evening only to be told they couldn't find me anywhere in the system. I knew that my credit card had been charged so after investigation and many phone calls, it turns out I had been booked for the previous month, and the K in my last name was mistaken for an A, thus the confusion.
We were able to book into their last room left, (room 35) which turned out to be more like a half-room -- enough room to walk around the bed, and a small bathroom. It smelled like marijuana and had no ocean view (despite claim that all rooms have ocean views), and cost $4 less than a full-sized room with full ocean view and probably some other nice features. :-(
The manager, who came in the next morning, was really nice and worked hard to figure out what happened to my reservation, as I was worried that I'd lost my mind and should have been somewhere else. She reversed the charge for the previous month's "no show" and after I asked for one, gave me a discount on the room we wound up in, as it was their mistake.
I won't go back, but they did try to make up for the rotten experience. Online reservations would have prevented this error from happening in the first place.