Salishan Resort4.0 out of 5.0
Recent guest reviews
Becky and her staff at the main lodge were great. Very helpful and friendly. Beautiful location, close to everything but the people are really what made the difference. Can't say enough. Highly recommended!
Ariel Adventure well worth the challenge. Well supervised and an opportunity to gain confidence as you choose your own course, safely harnessed in up in the trees. Dylan, Chad, and Nick are exceptional guides.
One caveat: This is a resort with golf, swimming, tennis and free rental bicycles, and I don't golf, can't swim, play tennis like it is racquetball and haven't ridden a bike since LBJ was president. The good: nice location, near Lincoln City and not too far from Newport and Yaquina Head. Beds are comfy. Quiet enough despite being near US 101. Nice patio with rocking chairs. Small fridge in room. Nice scenery around the Attic bar. Underpass under US-101 (if you're not too tall) gives access to nature trail and a few businesses. The not-so-good: Rooms are a bit dated (this might be a plus for some people). Food at the more casual restaurants underwhelmed (the burger and salmon sandwich are good, however). No bar soap in the shower. $25/day "resort fee", which I was aware of ahead of time. Biggest complaint for me, personally, was that there was a bogus breakfast charge on my bill ($84, with $5 of the total being a very chintzy tip). Despite my visiting the front desk (they removed the charge after what I sensed was a failure to fully believe me) where they told me the charge was removed AND a follow up call after checkout once I saw the charge was made to credit card, the charge is STILL on my card a week later. I had to open a dispute with the credit card company. This should never happen.
First, I sent my comments to the GM via their review request so hopefully they were able to see and review outside of TA. The hotel itself is in a beautiful location, surrounded by trees and the sounds of nature. It is right over 101 but I didn't find the highway noise bothersome or even a major factor at all. We enjoyed sitting out on our balcony at night, overlooking the water and trees. The walking paths are well maintained and the beautiful large sloping yard near the main lodge was a wonderful place to sit and let our son play. Salishan is also dog friendly - and I mean, truly dog friendly. Staff members were all lovely, warm and extremely hard working. But that leads us into our first issue. 1) Salishan seems to have a real issue with employee retention or needs projection and hiring or something. We stayed at the resort for an entire week, through the July 4th holiday, and at no point were they staffed appropriately or even well. It is July in Oregon, over a holiday, and they operated completely on the most barebones amount of staff. It made things difficult, not just for guests, but for the other staff members. They were all visibly stressed, exhausted but doing their absolute best. Every staff member we encountered, despite their lack of team support, were friendly and helpful and the individuals were a highlight. 2) When we first arrived, we had to switch rooms twice. The first time, the location was just really, really poor. I think because we had a large dog, but booked one of their premier rooms (not technically dog friendly), they put us in the lowest caliber one. I spoke to Greg after we got to the room and was apologetic but it just wasn't going to work for us. The next room they gave us filthy. There was dirt and barkdust ground into the carpet, the room was musty and smelled of cigarette smoke, there was barkdust in the toilet and tub and lots of little piles of hair all over. I went back and showed the front desk some photos and Greg was HORRIFIED. We chose to move to yet another room, this time 420, which was lovely. However, we had to move our luggage each time and the last room switch we made, I asked for some help since I was solo and moving to an entirely different building (it was 630pm at that point and our four year old needed to eat) but no one ever showed so I lugged everything again. It was exhausting and frustrating but I remained grateful to Greg for his help and patience, despite having NO help at the front desk during the busy check in hours. 3) Food taste, quality, presentation were all really incredibly disappointing. The two meals we ate at Salishan were, frankly, terrible. At our first dinner, we thought about mentioning something to our server but he was totally on his own, serving all tables inside and out of the Sun Room restaurant, so we figured we would wait. Because of this, food and drink came out extremely slowly (because how could he possibly keep up). The food was lukewarm (again, because how could he possibly get it out immediately) and, though not inedible, totally boring, bland and everything was bone dry. I couldn't believe I was even paying the amount of money I was paying for it. Our second meal, was exactly the same. My husband wanted to give the hotel restaurants another try so we could have a relaxing night and that was an absolute mistake. Food dry, bland, boring and lack of staff made experience unenjoyable again. Our server, alone again completely, was a highlight and really tried his very best. Please keep in mind this was a holiday week and the hotel was absolutely slammed - they still only had one staff member working their main restaurant. 4) I was really shocked by the pool and jacuzzi area. I do not think these two spaces have been updated or even cleaned since the last time I came to Salishan, in the early 90s. Both rooms were dirty, falling apart and dilapidated. Half of the chairs/tables are literally falling apart - like totally broken down. The hot tub room and tub itself was....horrible. Broken tiles, dirt and sand everywhere, jets with and without covers. The pool itself was moderately better but still in surprisingly poor condition. To be frank, it was gross and I really was uncomfortable having my small child in there. As I said, there were lovely and wonderful things about Salishan. Beautiful room and view. Wonderful location. Nature walk lovely. Private beach calm and beautiful. But you cannot market yourself as an upscale or luxury resort with barebones staff, mediocre food/drink and a pool/jacuzzi that a Motel 6 would be disappointed by. We chose to leave a night early and just eat the money for the night because it just didn't feel worth our time to stay. I cannot imagine I would make it any sort of priority to visit again, especially if you can't get a decent meal.
Salishan is a newly revitalized lodge in a magical coastal setting. This is a nature lovers dream. Surrounded by every outdoor activity you can imagine. Came to get away stayed to enjoy all the many activities. Dogs welcomed and worshipped!
Visited the adventure park for my husbands 35th birthday. The staff were knowledgeable and friendly. There is a 15 minute hike to the park which is absolutely gorgeous and a great added bonus. There were 8 of us at the park at once and we had no problems with bunching up at stations. Highly recommend for something different to do st the coast.
My wife and I booked a night away for our wedding anniversary. We had such a great local adventure from hiking to the beach to bike rentals at sunset to yoga in the morning to a great nearby hike at Drift Creek Falls. Such an amazing trip. Highly recommended.
Mid-trip we had a change in our itinerary and needed a stop along the coast. I called the place to double check they could accommodate 5 and the phone operator said yes. I checked a few other places and ended up booking the Salishan via Bookings.com. Once we arrived they said they did not have any rooms that could accommodate 5 and because it was booked via Bookings.com it was out of their hands. I am sure hotels must encounter many issues with the 3rd party companies, but they are happy to take the business anyway. At checking we needed a solution minded person who is willing to see where we go from there. Unfortunately the man they had in the front, did not share my feeling and said it was basically my problem. Thank God, another lady, Heather, took over the bald man and found a way to make it work. We only had a 1 night stay and we made a little bed with the bed cushions; not too comfortable, but doable for one night. By the time we were ready to eat it was about 8:30 pm. By then, the hotel and the whole town had pretty much stopped serving food. We ended up driving about 20 minutes away to Safeway, which closes at 1 am. We got ourselves sandwiches, snacks and breakfast for the next day. Our stay at the Salishan was the low point of our trip. On the positive side, the place was nice. My daughter and I used their nice bicycles and walked around the golf course trails. Since our stay was not too pleasant I can't give high marks, but the Safeway in Lincoln City is surely good to know about.
Got an upgrade for free when they found out we were married an hour earlier. It was the perfect experience for a perfect day. Unbelievable vibe that feels classic and so safe. Perfect place for meditation and fun. We loved our stay. Mahina at the restaurant was so helpful and made our breakfast memorable.
Traveling the amazing Oregon Coast was truly a remarkable experience! That experience was extended during our stay at the wonderful Salishan Resort. Salishan is one of the most beautiful places to stay on the Oregon Coast. From the moment you enter the Lodge, you feel that this place is something special. Robert, Traci, Nickie and the entire management team ensure that everything possible is done so that your visit is a memorable one. Our room (431) was nicely furnished, clean and comfortable (thank you John and Veronica!)..with fantastic "alpine" and water views. The schedule of daily activities was great...bikes, painting, classes, the Summer Concerts on the lawn, lounge entertainment, etc. plus fantastic trails within the resort. The food was excellent, especially enjoyed the breakfast with fantastic service by Christian and Jill. When visiting Salishan be sure stop by the Attic Lounge and enjoy a glass of Pinot Noir or your favorite beverage - also, the Shishitto Peppers are excellent!. The service by Bekkah, James and the other wonderful, friendly staff is fantastic. Then there is Matt, the best bartender (actually Bar Captain) we have ever come across! He knows his stuff, whether it be wine, beer, whiskey or cocktails including his very own concoctions...which you do NOT want to miss...plus his personality is extremely warm and inviting. Overall, Salishan Resort is remarkable due in great measure to the outstanding staff that management has assembled; congratulations! Therefore, we highly recommend the Salishan Resort when visiting the Central Oregon Coast...and we will certainly return!
- Free WiFi in rooms and public areas
- Free parking
- Onsite dining
Salishan Resort is located 0.9 mi (1.5 km) from Alder House Glassblowing and within a 10-minute drive of Whale Watching Center. This 205-room, 4-star hotel welcomes business and leisure travelers with a private beach, a golf course, and a full-service spa. Located centrally in Gleneden Beach, it's connected to the convention center and also close to North Lincoln County Historical Museum and Jennifer Sears Glass Art Studio.
There are ample dining options with 3 onsite restaurants, including The Sun Room, which has golf course views. Savor a meal from the comfort of your room with room service. For your convenience, a cooked-to-order breakfast is available for a fee.
An LCD TV comes with cable channels and pay movies, and guests can stay connected with free WiFi. The bathroom offers hair dryers, free toiletries, and bathrobes. Other standard amenities include a fireplace, a balcony, and a refrigerator.
Salishan Resort features a private beach, a golf course, and a full-service spa. You can take advantage of free parking if you drive. The 24-hour front desk has staff standing by to help with concierge services and luggage storage. Other amenities at this beach hotel include an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna.
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51.0% of guests recommend this hotelTotal of 256 reviews