Driftwood Shores Resort and Conference Center

Oregon, USA

The hotel

Every room at Driftwood Shores faces the ocean, and that’s what really places it on the map. In fact it’s the only oceanfront hotel for miles. They’ve maximised on this fact with a balcony or deck in every guestroom (along with complimentary WiFi and a kitchen or kitchenette), and a restaurant and lounge flooded with views over the wild sandy shoreline and dramatic Pacific surf. And you have 10 miles of beach-swept coastline starting just steps from the hotel, with the Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area promising more sand-themed fun nearby. For a break from the beach, Driftwood Shores offers its ‘aquatic center’, with its heated indoor pool accessorised with a 15-seater hot tub, a children’s pool, and a mini-splash area for little ones, complete with water spray tunnel.

Amenities

  • Bar
  • Swimming Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Safety Deposit Box
  • Laundry Service
  • Internet Access
  • Restaurant

Where is it

Right along the beach, which stretches for 10 miles, this hotel is near Oregon Dunes National Recreation Area, Sandmaster Park, and Sea Lion Caves. Other natural attractions around Florence include Cape Perpetua, while manmade fun comes in the form of the Historic Old Town’s boutiques, Heceta Head lighthouse, three mini-golf courses, and the 18-hole course at The Sandpines Golf Links.

Hotel information

128 rooms, suites, and condos. All with ocean views, private deck or balcony, flat screen TV, complimentary WiFi, telephone (free local calls), full kitchen or microwave and fridge, coffee maker, hairdryer, and iron and board. Standard Queen Rooms have a microwave and fridge, 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Single Queen – Kitchen Rooms have a full kitchen, and 1 queen-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Double Queen – Kitchen Rooms have a full kitchen, and 2 queen-size beds, sleeping maximum 4 adults.

Deluxe King Rooms have a full kitchen, love seat, and 1 king-size bed, sleeping maximum 2 adults.

Surfside Restaurant & Lounge (gourmet Pacific Northwest menu, ocean views, breakfast, lunch, and dinner). Indoor Aquatic Center (with heated swimming pool, oversized whirlpool seating up to 15, kids’ pool, and splash toys including water tunnel, pool towels and swim nappies available*). Gift shop. Laundry*. Safe available at front desk. Complimentary WiFi. Complimentary self-parking.

*Denotes local charge.

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Traveller rating

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Image of the Tripadvisor rating ATV or other trailers set up Do Not stay here

Sep 9, 2020 mitchro2002 Seattle, Washington

Parking a nightmare for anyone but especially guests pulling trailers for ATV etc. And the front desk staff clearly could have cared less. And even threatened towing if parked in unmarked area. The room it's self fit our needs for 4 adults and 2 children. Room was not ready at 4pm and asked for another, was told ours was the only pet friendly… Read more
Parking a nightmare for anyone but especially guests pulling trailers for ATV etc. And the front desk staff clearly could have cared less. And even threatened towing if parked in unmarked area. The room it's self fit our needs for 4 adults and 2 children. Room was not ready at 4pm and asked for another, was told ours was the only pet friendly suite. But that was clearly not true as we saw others check in behind us in suites with pets. Social distancing was in effect and followed by most. Pool attendants friendly. Unfortunately the same could not be said for Front Desk staff, the older women's attitude was clearly not customer service friendly. She was doing us a favor @ $400 a night Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Well managed. Great views. Updated Rooms

Sep 5, 2020 Suzanne B Austin, Texas

We had a pet friendly room on the first floor that opened onto the lawn and beach. Everything in the room was renovated and well organized. The staff was friendly and helpful. Washer and dryer are available.
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Amazing views and a great, walkable beach!

Aug 31, 2020 3kids2kauai San Luis Obispo, California

I stayed here 2 nights along the way of a solo road trip. I was on the 2nd floor in a standard queen room. There was a fridge, microwave and coffee maker in the room. The only ice machine was on the 3rd floor which was a little out of the way. My balcony had a great view (they all do I think) of the beach and sunset. I slept with my slider… Read more
I stayed here 2 nights along the way of a solo road trip. I was on the 2nd floor in a standard queen room. There was a fridge, microwave and coffee maker in the room. The only ice machine was on the 3rd floor which was a little out of the way. My balcony had a great view (they all do I think) of the beach and sunset. I slept with my slider open and listened to the waves. The beach is super wide and made for a great walk in the morning. The restaurant on site was take out only due to COVID and closed on Mon and Tues. so I didn't get to try it. I didn't use the pool, but it was open with reservations. The room smelled a little musty, but it is right on the beach so I guess that is to be expected. My only complaint, is the noise from the rooms above. There were littles up there re-enacting the Indy 500 each evening and early morning. So pick a top floor and maybe folks with kids could stay on the main level and/or remind their kids they are not the only ones in the hotel. Read less
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Aug 30, 2020 spelkey56 Eugene, Oregon

It had been 22 years since our last visit so we gave it a shot. We got what would probably be considered their budget room with one queen bed for 149.00 a night. It was tiny and outdated. It was clean and had a good view I will give it that. And I supposed due to the fact that it is the only ocean front hotel in Florence they can charge fairly… Read more
It had been 22 years since our last visit so we gave it a shot. We got what would probably be considered their budget room with one queen bed for 149.00 a night. It was tiny and outdated. It was clean and had a good view I will give it that. And I supposed due to the fact that it is the only ocean front hotel in Florence they can charge fairly high prices. We had dinner (pick up only) from the restaurant there and we were very disappointed. The food really was sub par and not even correctly described on their menu. Trust me, don't order fish and chips. It wasn't cheap either. 2 people 2 towels for 2 nights, does that make sense. It didn't to us. They may have other rooms that are really fantastic perhaps we should keep that in mind. One other thing, as you can see from the pics, there are no chairs on the balcony, I thought that was odd. Read less
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Aug 21, 2020 Synergem7559 Las Vegas, Nevada

Other than the fact that one of the receptionist was not wearing a mask, there was a plexiglass guard, during covid, the view from each room is spectacular. We had standard queen room, a bit small but comfortable. The beds are soft and dressed with white sheet and white blanket. Wonderful listening to the crashing waves of the sea at night. We… Read more
Other than the fact that one of the receptionist was not wearing a mask, there was a plexiglass guard, during covid, the view from each room is spectacular. We had standard queen room, a bit small but comfortable. The beds are soft and dressed with white sheet and white blanket. Wonderful listening to the crashing waves of the sea at night. We ordered food from the restaurant. We had the salmon and fish n chips meals, reasonably priced. We were given a time for pickup and food was ready at that time. We had planned to camp on this day but every campground was full, and do to the fact that it was raining, getting the room and for the price of $152+ with ocean view was worth it! We enjoyed sitting out on the balcony in our chairs listening to the sounds of the ocean. Read less