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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Mar 19, 2021 lindafQ1355XC Grants Pass, Oregon

My husband & I needed a night away and planned a spontaneous tank of gas getaway to the coast. We didn't get into Florence until after dark and had no previous reservations . From the photos on the web this hotel appeared to be updated , spacious, and clean. NOT! Actually the room directly across the hall from ours had some sketchy looking guy… Read more
My husband & I needed a night away and planned a spontaneous tank of gas getaway to the coast. We didn't get into Florence until after dark and had no previous reservations . From the photos on the web this hotel appeared to be updated , spacious, and clean. NOT! Actually the room directly across the hall from ours had some sketchy looking guy peering at us through a cracked door as we were bringing in our luggage. My husband said it looked to be more like a long term rental type apartment arrangement than a hotel. We had to ask for an extra blanket because the bedding was literally 2 sheets folded together. When it was handed to us it was a very well used thin baby blanket ( teal green) and not even folded neatly or clean looking. We ended up tossing it in the back seat of our car and returned it the same way it was handed to us at check out. The parking lot was full and hard to find a spot close to our room. We lugged up most of our belonging because the hotel just looked shady. The next morning as I was getting dressed a loud fire alarm went off asking everyone to leave their rooms because there was a fire reported. Come to find out it was just a tenant cooking bacon in the one rooms? At least their fire alarm system worked! The adjoining room door was very thin plywood like door panels and we could hear our neighbors arguing with one another. However, we did have a ocean view which would've been lovely to enjoy if we had stayed another night but for the price we opted out and headed to Bandon which we got a very comfortable clean room at the Best Western Bandon for less than what we paid at the Driftwood Shores and got a grab n go breakfast included. If you get creeped out staying in hotel rooms because of lack of cleanliness and charm this match boxed sized room is probably not for you. Read less
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Feb 21, 2021 deniselovestoexplore Lake Oswego, Oregon

I'd like to say that the view from our room was spectacular with beautiful ocean views. Unfortunately, the room was disgusting and not COVID safe. Nothing was wrapped and marked as clean like other places that we have stayed in. The bed covering was a thin sheet duvet with a very thin blanket. That's it! My husband called the restaurant and the… Read more
I'd like to say that the view from our room was spectacular with beautiful ocean views. Unfortunately, the room was disgusting and not COVID safe. Nothing was wrapped and marked as clean like other places that we have stayed in. The bed covering was a thin sheet duvet with a very thin blanket. That's it! My husband called the restaurant and the recording stated that take out food from the restaurant was available. This was not the case. The restaurant was not operating at all. We had to drive into town to eat. The tub was stained with rust, and the whole room smelled terrible! The room felt like a stripped down dorm room. It was not cozy and inviting at all. This hotel desperately needs a full renovation. Read less
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Feb 1, 2021 connielynn84 Eugene, Oregon

We decided to come here for out 10 year wedding anniversary. I chose this place because of the view, patio, amenities and the photos of the rooms. I called around to other properties in the area and pools plus restaurants ect ... were open. I didn't call to book big mistake. I would have found out that cool pool they have pictured and their… Read more
We decided to come here for out 10 year wedding anniversary. I chose this place because of the view, patio, amenities and the photos of the rooms. I called around to other properties in the area and pools plus restaurants ect ... were open. I didn't call to book big mistake. I would have found out that cool pool they have pictured and their restaurant was not open. The room looked a bit dated. There was a note by the thermostat that said no cool. We almost went to town to by a fan but slept with the door cracked. Room smell was a bit musty. Room was also rather small. They deffinatly shouldn't be charging full price for a property that isn't offering everything listed on their website. I paid almost $200 simply for a ocean view. We were going to extend our stay but drove an hour to Newport and stayed at the Best Western where everything was open. Huge modern clean room at a much cheaper rate. Read less
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Oct 28, 2020 theresalG4972GS

Terrible facility! Old and outdated. Photos don't match the actual rooms AT ALL! COMPLETE MISREPRESENTATION! Our rooms had no power and wall electric heater had lint in it which is a fire hazard. Bad were hard as rocks. None of this is worth the view from the window. Charged us twice as much as the Red Lion Inn which is where we ended up staying… Read more
Terrible facility! Old and outdated. Photos don't match the actual rooms AT ALL! COMPLETE MISREPRESENTATION! Our rooms had no power and wall electric heater had lint in it which is a fire hazard. Bad were hard as rocks. None of this is worth the view from the window. Charged us twice as much as the Red Lion Inn which is where we ended up staying instead. Once we saw the rooms we immediately asked for a refund and left and went to the RedLion. Read less
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Oct 22, 2020 William_D_Howells Los Angeles CA

My wife checked in here for a night of rest after volunteering with the Red Cross. First she was given the key to "her room" and entered to find a man on the bed. Thankfully he was as surprised and as nice as she was, so she withdrew safely. The next room was dirty and smelled funny. The third room was about the same - worn, dated, dirty, musty… Read more
My wife checked in here for a night of rest after volunteering with the Red Cross. First she was given the key to "her room" and entered to find a man on the bed. Thankfully he was as surprised and as nice as she was, so she withdrew safely. The next room was dirty and smelled funny. The third room was about the same - worn, dated, dirty, musty and with an unpleasant unidentifiable odor. The balcony was also dirty and without even a chair. She wasn't comfortable staying, so she left, and the management thankfully waived any charges. Maybe some of the rooms are as pictured online. Read less