Washington Coast hotels are some of the most charming in the entire state. With miles of rugged shoreline, beaches, and gorgeous views of the ocean, the surrounding natural beauty of the region itself is your bedroom. Nevertheless, finding the right hotel can make a good trip great. For the greatest selection, look for Ocean Shores lodging and hotels around Long Beach, some of the most popular areas on the Washington Coast.
Washington Coast Hotels
Ocean Shores is the best town in which to look for Washington Coast hotels if you're planning to visit Long Beach and the surrounding coastal area. There is a large selection of hotels and inns in town, many of which offer additional activities such as clam-digging, horseback riding, and more. This town is one of the most popular coastal destinations in the state, as it’s located in a beautiful area of Washington close to the Olympic Peninsula and the Quinault Rain Forest, among other attractions.
Judith Ann Inn
One of the favorites for Ocean Shores lodging is the Judith Ann Inn on Ocean Shores Boulevard. Located a little away from the hustle and bustle of town, the Judith Ann Inn is a quiet and quaint getaway for those who want a little rest and relaxation. Instead of offering standard hotel rooms, this hotel offers condo-style lodging with sitting areas and kitchens. Rooms are spacious and decorated in a country cottage traditional style. They come well equipped with flat-screen TVs, spa tubs, full kitchens with fridges and stoves, coffee and tea, and some even have grills on their decks! You can save money, and enjoy your own fresh-caught seafood with the convenience of the kitchen, but if you don't want to go to such an effort, a nearby seafood restaurant serves a variety of fruits of the sea. Listen to the waves on the shore as you walk on the patio in the evening—the beach is just a short walk away and many rooms have views of the ocean.
The Canterbury Inn also offers incredible value among Washington Coast hotels. Also located in Ocean Shores, it backs right onto the beach in a quiet and family-friendly location. Picnic tables are located outside, and the rooms also come with kitchens where you can cook a family meal. This is a more affordable option for Ocean Shores lodging than the fancier Judith Ann Inn, with more basic but good value condo rooms. Some of the rooms look out onto the ocean, but the beach is just a hop, skip and a jump away for everyone staying at the hotel. A heated indoor pool is the perfect place to swim should the water at the beach prove too cold (which is often), and a hot tub is provided for your soaking pleasure.
Kalaloch Lodge WA
For a slightly more rustic experience on the Washington Coast, consider staying at Kalaloch Lodge in Forks (pictured at top). Located right on the beach off of Highway 101, you are well-placed to enjoy the best nature has to offer. The log cabins are comfortably appointed, giving you the fun of staying in the woods while providing the comfort of home. Many of the rooms come equipped with kitchens and comfortable beds, although the Lodge has a restaurant if you prefer. Be aware, however, that if you go to this coastal getaway, you will truly get away from it all, with no telephones, no TV, and spotty cell phone service. You won't be able to help having a restful vacation in quiet solitude.