So we're driving down the Oregon/California coast in September and we're looking for a hotel room with an
. Yes, this is a followup to
Thanks to all the people who answered my previous question, we've hammered out most of an itinerary. However, I'm having trouble finding a good place to stay along the coast.
On Sunday we're camping at Cape Disappointment State Park, just over the Oregon border. We have until Wednesday to get to the Avenue of the Giants (Humboldt Redwoods State Park) in California, where we're also camping. I was thinking we'd spend Monday night in Yachats, OR and Tuesday night near Crescent City, CA. We are totally flexible on these locations; one of those nights we'll need to be camping. This works out to about 175 miles of driving on Sunday, 190 on Monday, and 150 on Tuesday. I don't want to upset this balance too much.
The problem is that I can't find a hotel anywhere in that stretch that I am 100% sure has ocean views. I don't mean "if you look across the parking lot through the trees and you squint hard." I mean you look out your window and BAM! there is the ocean in your FACE.
I did find this place
, but it's got some mixed reviews on Trip Advisor and the owners did not return my phone call (wtf? I want to give you money!). I also found this place
, but I cannot figure out what the actual view is. We got BURNED on our honeymoon by this resort
north of San Francisco because the ocean was not visible from the room and you couldn't even walk to the overlook because it was overgrown. I am not paying $200-300 to see a bunch of grass when I wake up.
tl;dr - unobstructed ocean view, under $300, won't create any extra-long driving days between Cape Disappointment and Avenue of the Giants. Extra credit for modern decor.