We arrived here after an extremely long day; most other places along the coast from Astoria south had no vacancy. We were pleased there was room available here.
We pulled into the parking lot just before 11 and the owner was sitting on the porch next to the office and watching us owlishly. He seemed cantankerous, grumpy and not very hospitable, but was accommodating. He asked if our young daughter "wears Pampers or wets the bed," to which I assured him she does not wet the bed; he smirked with sort of a "I've heard that before" expression. Then he asked if we had any pets along in the car; I told him we didn't, and he nonetheless told me there'd be a $1,500 charge if we brought our non-existent pet into the room. I had to sign a form agreeing to this.
I thought it was bizarre but didn't care; we were all tired and just needed to become horizontal for several hours. The funny thing is that smoking is perfectly acceptable on the porch right outside the room – there are sand-filled ashtrays thoughtfully placed along the walkway – and smoke can easily find its way inside the rooms. However, pet hair is apparently on the same level of acceptability as radioactive waste.
The room was probably the cleanest we've ever occupied at any hotel or motel. It looks like somebody spends hours every day with a toothbrush and steam mop to clean it. The beds were quite comfortable but the walls were thin; we could hear the TV of the guy next door until close to midnight.
The bathroom was likewise clean, exceeding even military and hospital standards, but strangely had toilet paper and paper towel dispensers. These looked industrial, more like what you'd see in a public restroom.
Unfortunately, the curtains are quite thin and do not keep out the morning light at all. Our room looked like someone was shining a beacon into the windows at about 6:15. This is a huge drawback, especially since we wanted to sleep in due to the long day previous.
Overall, a very clean and comfortable room – with the exception of the sunlight. We'd probably stay here again if in the area.