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.

Rating summary

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Traveller rating

  • Excellent (213)
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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Old, Dated Rooms

Sep 12, 2019 bbb421 Fairfax, Virginia

It's located right on the beach - that's the best thing I can say for it. The rooms are very dated and stale and in desperate need of renovation. There is bird dirt all over the place. My wife cut out power to the room when she used a hair dryer while my mother in law was using the microwave. The front desk couldn't tell us where the fuse box… Read more
It's located right on the beach - that's the best thing I can say for it. The rooms are very dated and stale and in desperate need of renovation. There is bird dirt all over the place. My wife cut out power to the room when she used a hair dryer while my mother in law was using the microwave. The front desk couldn't tell us where the fuse box was - we eventually discovered it was hidden behind a picture frame. Prices were reasonable but the rooms just left something to be desired. There is also no AC but they did lend me a fan for the night. On the positive side - parking is cheap and plentiful and they have rooms with kitchenettes so we could cook dinner. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating On the Beach

Sep 9, 2019 Edd G

Driftwood Shores is right on the beach and you can get a room with a kitchenette. Other rooms have a microwave and small refrigerator. Each room has a terrace overlooking the ocean. The hotel has a good restaurant, but it is also convenient to Fred Meyers supermarket and other Florence establishments as well as to Old Town Florence. The staff… Read more
Driftwood Shores is right on the beach and you can get a room with a kitchenette. Other rooms have a microwave and small refrigerator. Each room has a terrace overlooking the ocean. The hotel has a good restaurant, but it is also convenient to Fred Meyers supermarket and other Florence establishments as well as to Old Town Florence. The staff couldn't be nicer I've stayed here twice and plan to return. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Good Views and Right on the Ocean

Sep 8, 2019 familytravellerz Victoria, Canada

The views from the rooms are exceptional. The rooms themselves are ok. They’ve done some upgrading but the hotel could certainly use more of an overhaul. There was a musty smell to the room and our belongings felt slightly damp. With no A/C you have to keep the sliding glass door open all the time but there are no screens. Even with the… Read more
The views from the rooms are exceptional. The rooms themselves are ok. They’ve done some upgrading but the hotel could certainly use more of an overhaul. There was a musty smell to the room and our belongings felt slightly damp. With no A/C you have to keep the sliding glass door open all the time but there are no screens. Even with the door open the room got very hot. We requested a fan and that helped a little but it was really old and noisy. Front desk staff, while not exactly rude, were rather unfriendly and unpleasant. The housekeeping staff were, however, very friendly and accommodating - We were so impressed with them. Location of this hotel is good but the rest is lacking. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Wonderful view of the ocean!

Sep 8, 2019 Liza S Tampa, Florida

Wonderful hotel right on the ocean, balcony looking out at the beach and ocean was just awe inspiring. Clean and friendly staff. Wonderful that they had screens on the sliding door and we were able to leave our door open all night and feel the cool fresh air and hear the waves!
Image of the Tripadvisor rating oceanview is the only strength of this hotel

Sep 8, 2019 Maps612549

Reception staff were cursory and made no effort to be friendly. Overpriced (and no breakfast) compared to other similar hotels on the Oregon coast. But it is the only oceanfront hotel in Florence and you are paying for that. But even the beach was not half as nice as other beaches we visited at Cannon beach, Ecola state park, Oswald West state… Read more
Reception staff were cursory and made no effort to be friendly. Overpriced (and no breakfast) compared to other similar hotels on the Oregon coast. But it is the only oceanfront hotel in Florence and you are paying for that. But even the beach was not half as nice as other beaches we visited at Cannon beach, Ecola state park, Oswald West state park and Seaside. Read less