My husband and I stayed at the Seaview Motel and Cottages in early November, and when we first arrived, we were pretty excited about it! The buildings were old, but looked like nice, quaint places, excellent for retreating to after cold walks on the beach. Their old motel sign out front had seen better days, and it looked like their vacancy sign was burnt out, but we decided to stay anyway.We paid around $50 for it, a great price compared to most of the Motels in the area. After staying there, we would happily pay the extra for the other motels! The room was small, but adequate, and the only decor were a couple of waterstained topographic maps, and some framed photos of a lady and her cats that we found more frightening than charming. It was kind of chilly in the room, so we turned on the heater, which was a little wall unit that seemed to work pretty well, and went to close the blinds. That’s when we noticed a huge gap between the frame and the window, and mold growing all along the sill! We pulled the curtains across it, and found them almost as bad, soggy, faded and absolutely gross looking!
We left the heat on, and fled in a panic to get something to eat. We ate at the Chowder bowl, where the sassy waitress was great fun, and returned to the motel. Their parking lot is pretty hard to navigate, and we would imagine really hard when fully rented, but it seemed like there were only a few other guests there that night. When we went to put our leftovers in their tiny little fridge, we were shocked to find even more mold along the door and on the shelves. Obviously, cleaning wasn’t high on the keeper’s priority. (He looked pretty busy dealing with the kids running around in the office) The bathroom was pretty dirty too, with dirty floors, fingerprints all over the mirror, and a ring around the floor of the toilet. The water was nice and hot though, and the showerhead was set high enough for my husband, which is usually his big gripe, though the shower stall was pretty tiny.
Our biggest complaint though, was the bed. It was the worst bed I have ever slept on! Lumpy and hard, it creaked loudly with every move, and as uncomfortable as it was, we moved a lot! We actually got out at one point, and pulled back the sheets to look at the mattress, expecting to see oyster shells instead of a really old looking, worn out, mattress. After sleeping horribly, we made some coffee, which was pretty decent, though there weren’t nearly enough condiments for it. (Only one thing of sugar, and one stir stick!)
In the early morning light, we also noticed that the quaint little cabins were really overgrown, and falling apart, there were missing patches of siding, and the roofs looked ready to collapse. The place had a for sale sign out front, and we weren’t surprised! We ran away from the Seaview Motel and Cottages, and spent an excellent day on the beach in winter, which almost made up for the horrible motel.
By the way, if you are ever in the area, make sure to visit Oysterville, its so perfect, we fell in love!
I was pleasantly suprised for the price. There is a lysol smell after they clean the rooms. However this is minor. The rooms are clean and cute. The location is wonderful. far enough away from town and bars to be quiet but close enough to walk or take a short drive. short walk to the beach. The staff was friendly and nice. We had a wonderful time and would return again.
Harbor Lights offers guest rooms with 20\" flat screen televisions, extended cable, microwave ovens and mini refrigerators. Harbor Lights Restaurant
is a full service restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner. They specialize in local seafood and feature weekly dinner ...