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.
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! …
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.
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.
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.