Note that this review comes from 2 easy to please people. :-)
Coastal weather isn't a factor for us on the coast. We like most anything, but with 2 nights of colder temps and windy conditions, the wind blew through unsealed areas around the entry door. (I noted the same condition next door). The same in the bathroom where we closed the door so the draft from the poorly sealed small window stayed out of the room. We had to close the 2-3 inch opening we had in the main window [which is ok] so that air wouldn't flow in. When the electricity went out in that area for 90 minutes on Nov.22, after 1 am, the room was VERY cold from that room breeze. But did warm later.
Nothing is perfect, and we don't need perfection, but that and the bunched up carpet padding, dusty room made it a little less desirable. This Shilo Inn didn't provide us (or anyone) with "affordable excellence."
The motel's associated restaurants and bars were very good with very good service.
I would rate my room higher, but the smoke alarm kept going off. The staff was nice about it, and maintenance was fairly quick to come out and take a look at it, but it took about three visits from maintenance (during a one day stay) to finally fix the problem.
That said, the problem did get fixed, and probably won't be an issue again.
Good thing about room: There was a coffee maker included. Downside: It was a Keurig, which turned out to be something I had to clean up after the rest of the family tried to figure out how to use it.
If you are looking for a cheap hotel room, this is it. They offer microwaves and refrigerators. The beds were hard. We got 1 bar of soap for a 3 night stay. No shampoo or conditioner. Terrible toilet paper. But it was clean, plenty of towels, and all we needed was a room to sleep in. We spent all day every day running around to see the wonders of the coast. We reccommend Nye Beach in Newport and D Beach in Lincoln City for those who have kids. We had a great time in Newport, Depoe Bay and Lincoln City. We spent about a day in each. If you have a whole day to spare, don't miss the Newport Aquarium. The Hatfield Science Center is also great.
Conveniently located on the junction between Highway 101 and Highway 20, Newport is just north of Yaquina Bay and the historic Yaquina Head Lighthouse, Oregon's tallest lighthouse. A popular seaside retreat for over 100 years, the quaint Nye Beach neighborhood is known for its art boutiques, restaurants, and antique shops. Visitors are also drawn to the state-of-the-art Oregon Coast Aquarium.