Set on a cliff-top overlooking Nye Beach, the literary-themed Sylvia Beach Hotel in Newport is a quaint, charming hotel that offers guests a peaceful retreat with beautiful views. Named after Sylvia Beach, expatriate American bookseller, and publisher, Sylvia Beach Hotel boasts beautifully appointed TV- and telephone-free guest rooms named after famous authors with private bathrooms, fireplaces and garden or ocean views.

A delicious complimentary continental breakfast is served every morning in the low-key restaurant, which also serves family-style dinners in a casual atmosphere, and a cozy lounge, library and games room offers various forms of entertainment from board games to books. A furnished deck with comfy seating provides the perfect place to relax with a cup of tea and a book to soak up the stunning ocean views.

Sylvia Beach Hotel is ideally located for exploring the area and is located just a mile from the Yaquina Bay Lighthouse, two miles from the Oregon Coast Aquarium and three miles from Big Creek Park.

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1.Rooms & Suites

Rooms & Suites
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Sylvia Beach Hotel boasts 21 beautifully appointed and literary-themed guest rooms with charming décor and comfortable furnishings, different size beds ranging from singles and twins to double, queens and kings in clean, homely linens. Private bathrooms vary from room to room, some with en-suite bathrooms with showers, others with shared bathrooms, while some rooms have spacious sitting areas with fireplaces, tables, and armchairs.

Four Novel Rooms, namely Tolkien, Oscar Wilde, Jules Verne, and Gertrude Stein are located on the first and second floors and feature queen-size beds in crisp linens, en-suite bathrooms with bathrooms with shower/bath combinations and plush towels, and lovely views over the garden. These rooms also have access to the garden via patios.

The three Classic Rooms, namely Agatha Christie, Mark Twain and Colette boast queen-size beds and a pullout sofa beds (single or double) for extra guests, en-suite bathrooms with shower/bath combinations and plush towels, spacious sitting areas with fireplaces and expansive private decks with glorious ocean views.

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The hotel’s family-friendly Tables of Content Restaurant serves a delicious complimentary continental breakfast every morning, and hearty home-cooked dinners in the evenings with a menu of local dishes prepared with locally sourced ingredients, including ocean-fresh seafood.

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3.Amenities & Recreational Activities

Amenities & Recreational Activities
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In addition to comfortable, home-away-from-home guest rooms, Sylvia Beach Hotel offers a variety of guest amenities to ensure a tranquil and relaxing stay. A large oceanfront library on the third floor of the hotel provides plenty of reading material, including novels by many of the authors that the guest rooms are named after, as well as daily newspapers, board games, and puzzles. Laptops are allowed in the library but the hotel is a technology-free zone without televisions or telephones in the guest rooms, and there is no wireless Internet available. The hotel’s family-friendly Tables of Content Restaurant serves a delicious complimentary continental breakfast every morning and home-cooked dinners in the evenings and coffee are served in the hotel’s coffee room throughout the day.

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4.Plan This Vacation

Plan This Vacation
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Set on the charmingly rugged Oregon Coast, Newport offers a variety of fun and educational activities for the whole family. The beautiful coastline provides myriad activities from mountain biking, hiking, golf and flying kites, to bird watching and strolling the sandy shores, exploring rock pools, combing for fossils and spotting marine life in its natural habitat. The Oregon Coast Aquarium is worth a visit to walk through a glass tunnel surrounded by sharks and stroke an octopus, while the historic Nye Beach is a perfect place for a picnic with its pretty cottages and laid-back atmosphere. Newport’s most iconic landmark is the impressive Yaquina Bay Bridge, which is an ambassador for the city and a magnificent piece of art-deco architecture and there two picturesque lighthouses on Yaquina Head and Yaquina Bay, one of which is the tallest on the Oregon Coast.

Officially known as the ‘Dungeness Crab Capital of the World,’ Newport is the place to enjoy public crabbing. Grab a cold Rogue brew can be savored at Brewer’s on the Bay, a restaurant and bar at the foot of the Yaquina Bay Bridge that offers over 40 taps and spectacular panoramic views of Yaquina Bay.

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267 NW Cliff St, Newport, OR 97365, Phone: 541-265-5428

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