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The Gilbert Inn

341 Beach Dr, Seaside, OR 97138-5707
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What you can expect during your stay
  • All linens sanitized in high-temperature wash
  • Face masks required for guests in public areas
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitizer available to guests & staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
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Updated 23/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 23/11/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.


#6 of 27 hotels in Seaside
Travelers' Choice
The Gilbert Inn is a retreat nestled steps from the ocean in Seaside, Oregon. With eleven cozy escapes, The Gilbert Inn offers a setting with the perfect blend of comfort and elegance. Families, as well as pets are welcome here. Guests will love the comforts of the hotel including bathrobes, complimentary breakfast, private bathrooms and numerous seating areas throughout the interior and exterior of the hotel, including an inviting fireplace in the lobby. All rooms are accessed by stairs. After your day enjoying the beach and downtown activities, cuddle up around our outdoor fire pit. Make memories with your loved ones at the coast. We look forward to spoiling you on your next Seaside getaway.
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Full view
Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
Bicycle rental
Bicycles available
Books, DVDs, music for children
Adults only
Non-smoking hotel
Street parking
Breakfast buffet
Complimentary instant cofffee
Horseback riding
Bowling offsite
Board games / puzzles
Outdoor fireplace
Outdoor furniture
Picnic area
Sun deck
Sun loungers / beach chairs
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Room features
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Coffee / tea maker
Cable / satellite TV
Bath / shower
Flatscreen TV
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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Good to know
Historic Hotel
Centrally Located
Languages Spoken
English, Spanish
442Reviews1Q+A100Room tips
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Erin C wrote a review 12 Jan
2 contributions
Only stayed here for a night for a quick beach trip, but the service and accommodations are very good. Easy access to a communal fridge and coffee machine as well as an assortment of dvds and games. The photos online don't offer the best look at the rooms, but they are pretty close to what was expected. The room and linens are very clean and the hotel itself had a welcoming and homey atmosphere. Breakfast accommodations for the pandemic were great! You get a tray with the food you order the night before. I would love to come back for breakfast when the sunroom is open, it's very beautiful. Only bummer is I have a plug in hybrid car and couldn't find a place to plug in, though I will admit I didn't ask. So it might be worth asking about if you need an outlet for an EV.
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Date of stay: January 2021
Sleep Quality
Room Tip: Second floor might be better for the view. Huge apartments next door block the ocean view for...
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Response from Taslema Sultana, Owner at The Gilbert Inn
Responded 3 days ago
Hi Erin, Thank you for your wonderful review. We are so pleased to know you enjoyed your stay. We would love to see you again soon! Especially when you can enjoy your breakfast in our lovely sunroom. Outlets for an EV are a little hard to find in a small town but I'm sure we could help you next time with that situation! Thank you again, have a wonderful day. Riley- Front Desk
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griffin b wrote a review Dec 2020
3 contributions1 helpful vote
This is my first time writing a review on Trip Advisor. I have traveled all around the world but never have I ever had a more poor experience than staying at the Gilbert Inn. For the price tag of $190 per night and the photos and review online I thought that this would be an amazing get away for my girlfriend and I after a long harvest season. Unfortunately this was not the case. They put us in a dilapidated room that looks like it was added to the property in the 1960s. There was no white tile bath room with antique fixtures and a claw foot bath tub as advertised. The room was of the quality that I would expect at a $40 per night motel. Faded paint, sparse decorations, mismatched furniture, worn out bathroom, the TV was even screwed up. The TV was the tiniest thing that was being propped up by a little piece of wood. The DVD player didn't even work. The whole room felt so cheap. We asked reception if we could please get a different room and they denied our request. The breakfast the next day was equally disappointing. The food was of the lowest quality grade with no recognizable quality brands. The only thing that didn't taste dreadful was the cheese bagel they bought. They were serving microwaved eggs and frozen meat patties. I know this because I went to the kitchen and asked the "chef." It was pretty obvious that we weren't the only ones experiencing this. There were three other couples eating the breakfast who just looked so disappointed and sad, leaving most of the food on their plates. After our stay I politely explained the issues we had with reception. The lady at the front was very nice and made me feel like she took them seriously. She told me that someone would contact me and make it right. It has been over a month since our stay now and I have yet to hear anything back let alone get partially reimbursed. It saddens me to say this but I would highly recommend you not stay here. The price point to what they are delivering on in the market place is way off. If it was $50 per night I wouldn't complain. Congrats on making it all the way through. Thank you for reading my review!
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Date of stay: November 2020
1 Helpful vote
Response from Taslema Sultana, Owner at The Gilbert Inn
Responded 4 Dec 2020
Thank you for your review. We are sorry that you were so disappointed with your stay. We will look into your concerns and make any needed improvements. Thanks again, Mary - Front Desk
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MarciaKayak wrote a review Nov 2020
2 contributions
This was my first trip to Seaside and the Gilbert Inn was the perfect choice for me - a beautiful historic home one block from the beach, promenade, and shopping/dining. Breakfast was delicious and generous. I was given an order sheet when I arrived with several nice choices. Quiet room, comfy bed, and I was able to leave my car parked after check-out while exploring. Overall great experience.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Taslema Sultana, Owner at The Gilbert Inn
Responded 11 Nov 2020
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your first trip to Seaside and the Gilbert Inn. We look forward to a return visit, hopefully, soon. Mary - Front Desk
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Tim M wrote a review Oct 2020
1 contribution
Needing a long weekend during this crazy world, after a quick business trip to Portland, we looked for a place along the coast to stay 3 nights. I found the Gilbert Inn, and it could not have been a better spot! Great location, one block from the beach, and an easy walk the other direction to restaurants and shops. The Inn is great; friendly staff; and a hot breakfast in the morning.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Taslema Sultana, Owner at The Gilbert Inn
Responded 29 Oct 2020
Thank you so much for your kind review. We are so glad that you enjoyed your stay here at the Gilbert Inn as well as your time spent in Seaside. Please try to visit us again soon. Mary - Front Desk
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msmccuiston wrote a review Oct 2020
Dallas, Texas37 contributions3 helpful votes
My husband and I spent one night in Seaside beach at The Gilbert Inn prior to visiting Oregon Willamette Valley Wine country. Our guest room was comfortable and well furnished. Although the Inn considers itself a Seaside Oregon's romantic couples retreat we did notice a family with a young, under 5 year old child, checking out. If this is a concern, I would reach out to the Inn keeper when booking your get away. The history of the Gilbert Inn and the blend of Victoria charm makes for a quaint Seaside get away.
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Date of stay: October 2020
Response from Taslema Sultana, Owner at The Gilbert Inn
Responded 14 Oct 2020
Thank you for your review. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. It is true that we do not allow anyone under 18 years of age to stay at the Gilbert Inn. However, there have been a few rare occasions where people who are "Late Arrival" get in with children. As soon as we find out about it, we relocate them to the Inn at the Prom, across the street. Once in a while they do get out the side door with out the staff seeing them. Thanks again, Mary - Front Desk
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US$123 - US$338 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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United StatesOregonOregon CoastSeaside
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Gilbert Inn
Which popular attractions are close to The Gilbert Inn?
Nearby attractions include Seaside Beach (0.2 km), Turnaround at Seaside (0.2 km), and Seaside Inverted Experience (0.1 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Gilbert Inn?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and free parking.
What food & drink options are available at The Gilbert Inn?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at The Gilbert Inn?
Yes, free parking and street parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Gilbert Inn?
Conveniently located restaurants include Sea Star Gelato, New Garden Asian Cuisine, and Tsunami Sandwich Company.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Gilbert Inn?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Spanish.
Are there any historical sites close to The Gilbert Inn?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Lewis & Clark Salt Works (0.8 km).