Hallmark Resort Newport Review

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565 Family Reviews
744 SW Elizabeth St., Newport OR 97365
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Editor’s Review of Hallmark Resort Newport

As one of the bigger towns on the Oregon Coast, Newport offers you a wide range of choices in accommodations. However, with its beachfront location, amazing ocean views, and onsite restaurant, the Hallmark Resort easily provides one of the best family vacation experiences in the area.

From the moment you step into the lobby, with its clean, modern decor, you will know your vacation has begun. The resort features a nautical theme throughout, as if you've just boarded a classic cruise ship, complete with a wall of portholes, antique navigational equipment, and gorgeous stained glass windows. The lobby is wide and welcoming. The staff are friendly and attentive, and ready to greet kids with a bucket of beach toys and fresh saltwater taffy.
... more You will be immediately impressed by the grand staircase, again reminiscent of a cruise ship, and the huge floor to ceiling windows offering views of the beach and ocean below. Next to the lobby is a gift shop, open 24 hours a day, selling souvenirs, drinks, and snacks. The gift shop is also the place to rent free DVDs for movie night in your room.

Kids will want to immediately explore the hotel grounds, where they'll find a small play area, sandy volleyball court, horseshoe pits, picnic area, and a walkway leading to the beach. This is all at the back of the hotel, away from the street and city, which adds to the feeling of splendid isolation unique to cruise ship vacations.

Beyond the lobby, you'll find five floors of spacious rooms for families both large and small. The rooms, many with fireplaces, are clean and uncluttered, so a big family won't feel squeezed for space. There are options that can accommodate up to six guests. Most of the rooms have a kitchenette, which can help you save money at meal times.

Mostly, though, your family will love the stunning view of the water, the sand, and, on a bluff to the north of the resort, the grand old Yaquina Head Lighthouse. less
Our Editor Loves
  • Beachfront location and ocean views
  • Onsite restaurant
  • Indoor saltwater pool
Family Interests
  • Beach
Family Amenities
  • Children's Program
  • DVD Player
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Game Room
  • Kitchenettes
  • Onsite Dining
  • Refrigerator
  • Pool
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Every traditional room at the resort comes with a balcony or patio, flat-screen TV and DVD player, refrigerator, microwave, and coffeemaker. Not every room includes a fireplace, so definitely ask about that when making your reservation. Nights on the Oregon coast are chilly all year long, and a gas fireplace is definitely a huge plus for any family vacation.

One nice touch in the rooms is a small sliding window above the patio doors, so you can hear the sounds of the sea at night without worrying about the safety of your family.

The resort was remodeled several years ago, so everything in the rooms still feels fresh and modern. Wi-Fi is strong throughout the resort, which should make your teens happy, but you might just find them staring out at the water instead of at their screens.

Traditional Rooms
The most economical choice at the Hallmark Resort is the standard, traditional room, which can sleep two to six. Our family stayed in what's known as the "loft room," with one of the three pillow-top queen beds located in an open loft. It's almost enough to feel like you have separate rooms, and kids will love being above their parents. This set-up gave us more than enough space to spread out for a long weekend.

There are plenty of chairs inside and outside for watching sunsets or eating room service meals.

Limited Edition Rooms
The resort offers slightly upgraded rooms, labeled as "Limited Edition," that feature a little more elbow room, along with a kitchenette and gas fireplace. The key difference here is additional seating in the form of a small sofa. This will come in very handy if you plan to eat a few meals in your room. These limited edition rooms are only for a family of up to four, so not recommended for a bigger group.

Parents of teens might consider booking separate rooms to take advantage of the jetted tubs in the two-person rooms.

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