The Coho Oceanfront Lodge on the Oregon Coast in Lincoln City is a comfortable, somewhat luxurious hotel located right on the beach. We stayed in a Fireplace suite, and if you need a separate bedroom situation, this is definitely the room you want. This hotel has loads of character with a Mid Century Modern meets Beach House meets Pacific Northwest atmosphere. It’s cozy and has a very personal vibe, it pushed a lot of nostalgic buttons for me, reminding me of my childhood road trips and visiting relatives on a different coast. The Coho is technically a motel, meaning it has exterior corridors and you can park right out front. This is convenient, especially when traveling with a dog.
The lobby is welcoming and serves coffee all day and fresh chocolate chip cookies in the afternoon. The staff is friendly and knowledgeable about the area, and will point you in the right direction if you have any questions. They’re on site 24/7 and its an inviting space with a fireplace.
They have snacks and cold beer from one of my favorite breweries, Rogue Ales. They also have various sundries in case you forget something, and souvenirs like the hand blown glass floats Lincoln City is famous for.
We loved our Fireplace Suite and I think it’s the perfect accommodation for people traveling with a dog, and that want their own separate space. At night we sat around enjoying the fireplace and the sound of the ocean while watching HGTV. I love traveling with my friends because its kind of like a slumber party and makes me feel like a kid. The Coho is perfect for a girlfriend’s getaway.
Isn’t this kitchenette adorable? An under-mount sink, fridge, microwave, and fully stocked cabinets, silverware, and posts and pans provide everything you need to cook your own food. It was tempting to do that because it’s so cute and we wanted want to spend a lot of time in the room, but Lincoln City has some really wonderful food options, so I recommend using the kitchen to heat up leftovers. Unless you’re traveling with kids, in that case, cook away. There’s a grocery store within a few blocks, so you can pick up whatever you might need for food prep. The Fireplace Suite is also an ideal room for families.
The fireplace suite has a totally separate bedroom. The bed in the main part of the room faces the fireplace and has the kitchenette on one side, and the sliding doors with the ocean view opposite.
The bath is pretty small and I couldn’t get great pictures of it, but it was really cool. There’s this sparkly plexiglass (I think it’s plexiglass?) divider that separates the sink and vanity area, and keeps it feeling open while giving it unique retro design element. The rest has chocolate brown tiles with metallic dots and turquoise blue walls. They really made the most of the space.
The Luxury Aspect
There are a lot of different ways to think of luxury. Soft sheets (check), views (check), great design (check), great service (check), generous amenities (check), and access to the destination’s focal points (check). One thing I associate with luxury is not having to think of anything other than my trip because the hotel has already thought of it and it’s covered. This the Coho does in spades. So much love and care has gone into this hotel you can just feel it. And it feels good, and you feel valued and welcome. The grounds are immaculate, there are details that could have easily been ignored but they weren’t, and that makes it all the more enjoyable. The Coho is family owned, and I think that plays into the quality.
Views don’t get better than this, you’re right there on the ocean and it’s pretty spectacular. The hotel is perched on a hill, so you have a birds eye view. You can build bonfires on the beach here, and the Coho offers convenient bonfire kits and s’mores kits.
Fire Pits & Adirondack Chairs
There’s nothing like sitting by a cozy fire with the ocean as a backdrop. If you don’t feel like going down to the beach to build your own bonfire, you can just enjoy the gas fire pits. There are also chairs on your porch or balcony, and you’re going to want to spend some time taking in those beautiful panoramas. We saw whales from our room patio!
Pool & Breakfast
An indoor pool is great for wearing out kids, and people like me who love to swim at every opportunity. There’s also a hot tub to sooth muscles after outdoor activities like hiking and horseback riding. Breakfast is complimentary and generous. I’m not a breakfast person, but my friend had sausage, toast and eggs. They also have one of those fun waffle griddles, muffins, fruit, yogurt and coffee. Speaking of coffee, it’s fresh ground and there is a French press in your room, I really prefer this to the coffee makers and machines.
There’s a cute little patio with a pergola and bistro lights right outside the breakfast room, so you can eat your breakfast outside, or just hang out in the evening.
This room made having a dog with us as easy as it is at home. It was perfect. There’s plenty of grass for potty breaks, and it’s just right out the door, no elevators to contend with, it’s just super convenient.
The Coho Oceanfront Lodge Bottom Line
I really loved the Coho and if I ever go back to Lincoln City, I’d want to stay there again. It felt almost like staying at a relative’s house. There is something very special about it that felt so familiar and comforting. The owners thought of everything they could to make your stay as comfortable and memorable as possible.
If you like the vibe at the Coho, I strongly recommend Olde Line Lanes & Kitchen. Its a bowling alley with fantastic farm to table food and spectacular pizza and baked goods. Order extra food and enjoy leftovers re-heated in the kitchenette, or eat cake in bed. Find out more on The Coho Oceanfront Lodge WEBSITE.