Where to stay in Lincoln City

What is the best area to stay in Lincoln City?

By Carles Barcelo. Mar 21, 2023

Lincoln City, located on the central Oregon coast, is a charming and scenic destination for tourists. Known for its miles of pristine beaches, stunning ocean views, and outdoor activities, Lincoln City has something for everyone. Visitors can enjoy hiking in the nearby forests, fishing, crabbing, or clamming along the coast, or exploring the tide pools and rock formations. The city is also home to several museums and art galleries, as well as a variety of restaurants and shops. For those looking for a unique experience, Lincoln City is famous for its colorful blown-glass art, and visitors can even take glass-blowing classes at local studios.


If you're looking for a great place to stay in Lincoln City, look no further than Oceanlake. This charming neighborhood is home to a variety of restaurants and shops, making it the perfect spot to explore during your stay. Don't miss Barnacle Bill's, which has been serving up fresh, seasonal seafood since 1949. You'll find international flavors, too, at Yatai Sushi and other nearby restaurants. For something sweet, check out Candyland, which offers fresh saltwater taffy and other vintage treats. And be sure to catch a movie at the historic Bijou Theatre, which serves up popcorn and more from its neighbor, Grill 1646. Of course, the real highlight of Oceanlake is its easy beach access, with options for both vehicles and pedestrians.

Hotel   Avg price
Sailor Jack Oceanfront Motel
Northwest Harbor Avenue
142€ - 155$
Hotel   Avg price
Lincoln Sands Oceanfront Resort
Northwest Inlet Avenue
184€ - 201$
Pelican Shores Inn
Northwest Inlet Avenue
229€ - 250$
Hotel   Avg price
Surfland Hotel
Northwest Inlet Avenue
204€ - 222$
The Coho Oceanfront Lodge
Northwest Harbor Avenue
211€ - 230$
Starfish Manor Oceanfront Hotel
Northwest Inlet Avenue
283€ - 308$

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Other areas to stay in Lincoln City



NelscottDiscover the hidden charm of Nelscott, a blink-and-you-miss-it district in Lincoln City. This pocket of tranquillity is adorned with quaint beach cottages and offers a delectable dining scene, alongside a perpetual Santa visit.


Nelscott is a haven for surfers, with ZuhG Life Surf Shop providing gear and lessons. Live music performances by ZuhG add to the laid-back ambiance. Easy beach access can be found at SW 35th St and SW 33rd St, where you can also snap a selfie with Joe the Sea Lion. Adjacent to the beach, you'll find prime beachcombing spots. Search for agates, jasper, quartz, and even coveted glass floats. For unique gifts and expert advice, visit Rock Your World.


Satisfy your appetite at Nelscott Cafe, renowned for its cinnamon rolls, or sample Mexican delights at La Roca. The Dory Cove serves up classic American and seafood dishes, while Mr. Bill's Smokehouse tempts with mouthwatering smoked indulgences. Nelscott District is your gateway to a memorable stay in Lincoln City.



Featured hotels in Nelscott: Sandcastle Beachfront Motel, Westshore Oceanfront Motel, Overlook Motel





WecomaDiscover the luckiest place to stay on the coast in Lincoln City's Wecoma District. This vibrant area offers a delightful culinary scene and hidden gems to explore. For a fantastic dining experience, head to the Blackfish Café, where Chef Rob Pounding creates delectable dishes featuring fresh seafood and local produce. Indulge in the best breakfast in town at Wildflower Grill, known for their mouthwatering crab benedict and unique twist on French toast.


In Wecoma, you'll find the charming Connie Hansen Garden, a serene sanctuary perfect for peaceful strolls. Uncover treasures at the Little Antique Mall, boasting over 80 dealers under one roof. Make your stay even luckier by visiting the renowned Chinook Winds Casino Resort, offering gaming, entertainment, dining, and oceanfront rooms.


Wecoma provides easy beach access, and several oceanfront hotels offer private access. Immerse yourself in the luck and charm of Wecoma District, the perfect area to stay during your Lincoln City getaway.



Featured hotels in Wecoma: In at Wecoma, Surftides Lincoln City





Where to stay near Lincoln City


Depoe Bay

Depoe BayDepoe Bay, located 12 miles south of Lincoln City, is a captivating coastal town that offers a unique and picturesque getaway for visitors. With its breathtaking natural beauty and charming atmosphere, Depoe Bay is an ideal area to stay for those seeking a tranquil and relaxing vacation.


One of Depoe Bay's main attractions is its enchanting harbor, known as the world's smallest navigable harbor. Visitors can stroll along the harbor wall, watching boats come and go, or even embark on a whale-watching excursion. The town is renowned for its resident gray whale population, and witnessing these magnificent creatures up close is an awe-inspiring experience.


Depoe Bay also boasts stunning coastal vistas, with rocky cliffs and crashing waves providing a dramatic backdrop. Visitors can enjoy leisurely walks along the shoreline, explore tide pools, or simply bask in the tranquility of the ocean. The town's quaint shops, cozy cafes, and seafood restaurants add to its allure, offering delightful options for dining and shopping.



Hotels in Depoe Bay




Pacific City

Pacific CityPacific City, located 17 miles north of Lincoln City on the beautiful Oregon Coast, is a picturesque coastal town that offers a tranquil and scenic escape for visitors. This charming area is a hidden gem, known for its stunning natural beauty and laid-back atmosphere.


One of the highlights of Pacific City is its iconic Haystack Rock, a massive sea stack rising from the Pacific Ocean, providing a breathtaking backdrop for beachcombers and photographers. The expansive sandy beach is perfect for leisurely strolls, beachcombing, or flying kites.


Pacific City is also a haven for outdoor enthusiasts. Hiking opportunities abound in nearby state parks, such as Cape Kiwanda State Natural Area, offering trails with panoramic views of the coastline. Surfing, paddleboarding, and kayaking are popular activities in the area as well. The town itself exudes a welcoming vibe with its quaint shops, seafood restaurants, and craft breweries. Visitors can savor delicious local cuisine while taking in the coastal scenery.



Hotels in Pacific City

Carles BarceloCarles Barceló

Running Best Location Hotels since 2009, I've always had a deep curiosity for uncovering new destinations and discovering exceptional hotels. It brings me immense pleasure to share these experiences with the thousands of readers who visit us year after year. Join me on my journey to explore the best destinations worldwide!