Sylvia Beach Hotel
A haven for bibliophiles on the Oregon Coast.
Perched on a 45-foot bluff above the Pacific surf, this funky old hotel welcomes book lovers. There is always an eclectic mix of guests: couples, singles, families and friends. Everyone gets together at mealtime, where the food is served family style. Dinner conversation is often quite spirited, and the owner likes to start word games. The reading room is where guests can sit back by the fire and enjoy a good read, board game or puzzle. This is an excellent choice for a woman traveling alone. This hotel is so adamantly reader-friendly that no televisions, radios or phones are allowed in the rooms. Each room is named after a famous author, from Mark Twain to Alice Walker. The three classics have fireplaces and decks directly over the surf. The least expensive rooms, the novels, have no view but are whimsically decorated to reflect the authors for which they are named. Many Oregonians consider this hotel a state treasure.