McMenamins Gearhart Hotel

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There’s great news for anyone looking for new digs (or at least newly renovated digs) on the Oregon Coast this season. Throw in a round of golf and you have McMenamins Gearhart Hotel on the North Coast. McMenamins recently expanded the boutique property by adding 16 new guest rooms (making a total of 34) and a new bar called The Sand Bar and expanding golf offerings and more.

In true McMenamins fashion, this intimate hotel puts the “fun” in “funky.” The public spaces and guest rooms are infused with splashes of whimsy in the custom art and décor. Whether staying overnight or stopping by for the day, visitors can take their pick from the hotel’s new Sand Bar, Sand Trap Pub or Pot Bunker Bar for traditional pub fare and craft brews. Golfers can tee up on the 20,000 square-foot putting green or practice their swing at the new Swingers Lounge Golf and Fitness Center, complete with a new virtual golf setup. Outdoor spaces, like the hotel’s Fore Deck, let guests wind down after a day of recreation on the coast, and, just as the Oregon Coast temperatures start to dip each evening, fire pits are at the ready.

At only a 1.5-hour drive from Portland, and three miles north of Seaside, McMenamins Gearhart Hotel is ideal for last-minute getaways. To book a stay, visit Find out more about visiting Seaside and Gearhart, go to