Where to Stay in Long Beach, Washington: Beachfront Hotels and Beyond

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Long Beach is one of Washington state’s best beach towns. With an expansive stretch of beach (like, really expansive, miles and miles of expansive), the beach always has plenty of room for visitors to enjoy, as well as plenty of oceanfront hotels to admire the view. Unlike hotels at Oregon beach towns like Seaside and Cannon Beach, the hotels in Long Beach tend to be set back a little farther from the shoreline so the beach might feel a little farther away than you’re used to if you’re an Oregon Coast aficionado (but you won’t mind if a tsunami shows up…just sayin’). And don’t worry. There are hotels without a view as well if you’d like to save some money. Just about all of the hotels keep you close to all the fun things to do in this awesome little shoreline town!

From north to south, here are plenty of hotels to choose from in Long Beach…

The Breakers

About a mile north of downtown Long Beach, The Breakers is just tucked away enough on its 24-acre property so that you can feel like you’ve gotten away from it all, but it’s not too far to get to lots of shops and restaurants either. You can easily walk to the beach, or hang out at the hotel’s indoor pool or hot tub (and there’s an outdoor hot tub too in warmer weather), at the playground, play on one of the sports courts, grill out on one of the barbecues, and even fish and clam cleaning stations, if you’re inclined to catch yourself some seafood. The rooms at The Breakers are all uniquely decorated and include studios, one bedrooms and two bedrooms. Room options include soaking tubs, kitchenettes and even full kitchens in some unites.

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Most Long Beach hotels and lodging options are either on or within a block or two of the beautiful beach.

Chautauqua Lodge

Chautauqua Lodge offers both condo rentals and hotel-styled units – both types of rooms offer views of the ocean from the second and third floors, but hotel rooms look and feel more like a hotel, and condo rentals look and feel more like a home. Amenities include an indoor pool, a hot tub and a sauna. This hotel is a little bit away from the heart of Long Beach, but a very short and easy drive to get to the shops and restaurants. Access to the beach is as simple as a short stroll out of the hotel, and the Discovery Trail is also right outside the hotel.

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Boreas Bed and Breakfast

This cozy B&B is well-rated place to stay with charming atmosphere. The property includes a private path to the beach, and a hot tub in a gazebo facing the beach that only has one key so not everyone at the property can go at the same time. Amenities include a full breakfast each morning, electric fireplaces in the rooms, nice touches like fluffy robes and luxurious beds, as well as full concierge service from the B&B hosts. Note that children must be 12 and older to stay here, but also note that this is an amazing place to leave the monsters at home for an anniversary trip!

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Oceanview Inn at the Arch is on the right and the arch stretches over the Bolstad Approach, which has lots of parking and access to the beach and boardwalk.

Oceanview Inn at the Arch

Oceanview Inn at the Arch is located within easy walking distance of the shops and restaurants of Long Beach and is right next to the Bolstad Approach, which is one of the main roads leading down to the beach. Literally walk out of the hotel, head down the approach, and you’ll be greeted by the boardwalk as well as the dunes and beach. This hotel is set back a ways and does not have deck and patios, but you can see the ocean from upper floor rooms. There is a basic hotel breakfast in the lobby each morning, rooms are clean and tidy and comfortable, and there’s an excellent ice cream shop called Scoopers right out front too – don’t miss it. It’s delicious!

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Inn at the Sea

Inn at the Sea used to be the former Rodeway Inn and will be undergoing some pretty major remodeling in 2020 that will give the hotel rooms new furniture, new flooring, new paint, new TVs…pretty much new almost everything. So if you’re coming in 2020 and care deeply about being surrounded by renovations, perhaps call ahead and see where the progress is at. The hotel’s location puts you close to everything, including the Bolstad Approach where you can hop onto the boardwalk for a stroll…or get some ice cream at Scoopers (doooooo it!).

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Best Western Long Beach

If what you seek is a solid, chain hotel where you know exactly what to expect, Best Western Long Beach is an excellent choice. Rooms do not have ocean views as there are trees on the hotel’s west side, but it is well located for walking around town and also just a short walk to the beach, boardwalk, and Discovery Trail. Amenities include breakfast in the morning, interior corridors, as well as two rooms for the physically challenged. Just make sure when you book that you’re booking for Long Beach, Washington, and not Long Beach, California, as there’s a Best Western there too!

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Coastal Inn and Suites

Coastal Inn and Suites is smaller with 15 guest rooms and suites, but each is unique, allowing you to choose one that perfectly fits your stay, from single queen rooms to a couple of king suites. Some of the rooms face the ocean, but not all. You can enjoy a continental breakfast in the morning, a coffee shop where they roast their own coffee, as well as close proximity to all the things to do in Long Beach. Amenities include recently remodeled rooms, nightly turndown service on request, and all rooms come with mini fridges, coffee makers, and microwaves (aka all parents’ holy trinity of hotel room amenities).

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Boardwalk Cottages

If you want to stay in a cozy cottage near lots of things to do, Boardwalk Cottages are the place for you. Cottages include everything from larger suites with jetted tubs, to one- and two-bedroom units with full kitchens, fireplaces, covered decks and other touches that will make you feel right at home. There are also studio units with kitchenettes that sleep as few as two people.

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The heart of town with all its shops and restaurants are also within walking distance of most Long Beach hotels, B&Bs and other lodging options.

Adrift Hotel

Adrift Hotel is one of the Long Beach hotels set a bit closer to the water as it’s near the very end of the Syd Snyder beach approach, and the hotel has several unique perks. Rooms include a variety of spaces from bunk rooms to suites, and are all designed using recycled materials and a modern industrial vibe. All rooms have an oceanview, but if you want an especially good view, choose an oceanview room. The lobby has free coffee and tea, and there’s also a games room, library, and the restaurant Pickled Fish on the top floor of the hotel with lots of windows and an awesome view.  The hotel also has a heated saline pool, a barrel sauna (yes, it’s a sauna in a giant barrel), a fire pit, and a full-service spa.

Adrift Hotel also operates a second property nearby called the Inn at Discovery Coast with access to the amenities at Adrift.

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Our Place at the Beach

Our Place offers homey comfort in a few different shapes and sizes. Rooms come in studios for budget travelers, and range up to suites that can sleep up to 8 people. The property has a spa and fitness center, a fish and clam cleaning station, and does not offer ocean view rooms.

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