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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Image of the Tripadvisor rating Very nice!

Jan 19, 2020 KellyS199 Portland, Oregon, United States

After a terrible experience at the Dublin House motel in Yachats, it was so nice to be greeted at the front desk with a friendly hello, and stepping into the elevator to get to our room on the 4th floor was such a relief! The hotel is located about 3 miles north of Florence and 2 miles off Highway 101. It was getting dark, and it had been a gray… Read more
After a terrible experience at the Dublin House motel in Yachats, it was so nice to be greeted at the front desk with a friendly hello, and stepping into the elevator to get to our room on the 4th floor was such a relief! The hotel is located about 3 miles north of Florence and 2 miles off Highway 101. It was getting dark, and it had been a gray and drizzly day, so we couldn’t see our view, but I was totally fine with that. Driftwood Shores looks like an older place that has had a recent remodel. The toilet had a water saving feature, there was an adapter in the bathtub to make the shower head higher (relief! I’m not that tall, but oftentimes I have to stoop under a too-low shower head!), and a flatscreen TV. The queen bed was nicely made up with 4 pillows arranged invitingly on top. We stepped out onto a nice balcony, but it didn’t have any chairs on it. We went to the hotel restaurant for dinner, and were pleasantly surprised by how good it was. Being relatively early, we drove to the Three Rivers Casino for a few hours. When we returned, we went right to bed. I slept really well and was very comfortable. Woke up to the sound of seagulls, a beautiful day and a lovely view. My only real complaint is that the water pressure in the shower was kind of low. Had breakfast at the hotel restaurant and was again pleasantly surprised. Went to the back, the. Down to a very nice beach. Walked for a bit, then back. Checked out - Rey reasonably priced - and headed back home. When my husband and I go to the coast, we usually go to Lincoln City, but wanted to go to the Agate Festival in Yachats. We had such a pleasant experience at the Driftwood Shores and Florence that we discussed that being our new go-to for beach trips. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Cozy with a view

Dec 27, 2019 larsj511 Xi'an, China

Stayed over Christmas holiday. Every room has a view. Wake up next to the ocean. Friendly staff and well kept and maintained property. Be sure to book early because this place fills up. The rooms have full kitchen, so you can just move in here and stare at the ocean or walk along Heceta beach. Whatever you want to do to relax, you can do it… Read more
Stayed over Christmas holiday. Every room has a view. Wake up next to the ocean. Friendly staff and well kept and maintained property. Be sure to book early because this place fills up. The rooms have full kitchen, so you can just move in here and stare at the ocean or walk along Heceta beach. Whatever you want to do to relax, you can do it here. Finally the pool and spa are are everything they are advertised. Great for solo, couple or family getaway. I think I’ve found my new coastal getaway. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Great place for family stay

Nov 23, 2019 Linda A

We spent 3 days here with our son, wife and grand children ages 2 1/2 and 4, joined by five year-old for a day. The rooms were fine, with an ocean view. Staff was very helpful. The wide-sandy beach was great. When the wind came up in the afternoon, we moved to the indoor play area and the pool. The kids were happy playing therefor hours. Our… Read more
We spent 3 days here with our son, wife and grand children ages 2 1/2 and 4, joined by five year-old for a day. The rooms were fine, with an ocean view. Staff was very helpful. The wide-sandy beach was great. When the wind came up in the afternoon, we moved to the indoor play area and the pool. The kids were happy playing therefor hours. Our only complaint ‘was the one night we decided to eat at the restaurant, assuming it would be faster than going out with two hungry and tired little boys. The food was good but the service was terrible. It took half an hour to place our order and another half hour before food came. Would have been ok for adults enjoying the sunset but not so much for a family. Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating This place could be so much more!

Oct 26, 2019 mcallistar Scotland

The location of this property is amazing and that's the best thing about it. The room was a bit tired and there is a crazy two-hour check-in window listed (4-6pm) although the reception staff were still there when we returned from dinner after 8pm. I wouldn't recommend eating at the on-site restaurant - our dinner was awful - so much so that we… Read more
The location of this property is amazing and that's the best thing about it. The room was a bit tired and there is a crazy two-hour check-in window listed (4-6pm) although the reception staff were still there when we returned from dinner after 8pm. I wouldn't recommend eating at the on-site restaurant - our dinner was awful - so much so that we didn't risk breakfast! Read less
Image of the Tripadvisor rating Nice View!

Oct 20, 2019 janetlA3606BT

We stayed in an oceanfront room with 1 queen bed. The room was adequate, nothing special. It was pretty small, but fine for us. I had a choice of first or second floor and mistakenly took the first floor so we could walk out onto the grass and through a short area of small dunes and onto the beach. It would have been much better on the 2-4 floors… Read more
We stayed in an oceanfront room with 1 queen bed. The room was adequate, nothing special. It was pretty small, but fine for us. I had a choice of first or second floor and mistakenly took the first floor so we could walk out onto the grass and through a short area of small dunes and onto the beach. It would have been much better on the 2-4 floors for the view and an added bonus of a small balcony. The bathroom was small. There was a lot of noise from outside. I think from kids coming back from the pool or people getting on/off the elevator. You could hear everything going on outside. I would definitely ask for a room away from the elevator. It wasn’t horrible and was quiet during the night and in the morning. The checkin people were pleasant. The room was clean; a little dated but that didn’t bother us. A great value for an ocean front room. Read less