Inn at Arch Rock, Depoe Bay Delight

When planning a trip to the Oregon coast, Depoe Bay and the Pacific Ocean take center stage. If enjoying a cup of coffee from the comfort of your ocean view hotel room sounds like your cup of tea, Inn at Arch Rock delivers. 

Depoe Bay ocean view from behind the wood fence. Coastal pine trees frame the view.

Perched on the bluff above Depoe Bay, Inn at Arch Rock has been welcoming sea captains and travelers since the 1940s. Step into the lobby and you’ll be surrounded by glass floats and nautical themed decorations and logo apparel. Depending on the time of year for your visit, you may spy a whale spout from the picture window looking out to Depoe Bay. 

Inn at Arch Rock three white buildings. perched above Depoe Bay Pacific Ocean on Oregon Coast. West Building one-story, Center and East Building both 2-story.

The 19-room inn is divided into three buildings. All but one hotel room offer Depoe Bay water views and they are fabulous. My husband and I stayed in the west building in room #7 with a queen bed. The room featured Oregon coastal art with nautical-themed bedding.

Many of the rooms are currently under renovation to update some well worn furniture. Due to its fabulous location, above the crashing waves and seasonal beach, the cosmetic imperfections may be overlooked at this Depoe Bay hotel.

I plan a return visit when the 2 bedroom penthouse, above the center building, has been updated. The upstairs penthouse, with several large balconies, is perfect for a girlfriend getaway on the Oregon coast or for several couples. In fact, the penthouse suite sleeps 7 and has a complete kitchen, as well as gas fireplace. You’ll want to reserve these rooms on the second floor in advance. They require a two night minimum and are not ADA accessible. 

Queen bed with nautical themed bedspread, blue sofa and small table for two in front of large picture window. Window looks out to Depoe Bay and Pacific Ocean on Oregon coast.

Depoe Bay hotel rooms

All of the Depoe Bay hotel rooms include a mini fridge, microwave oven (bring your own popcorn or purchase snack items in the lobby) and binoculars. The binoculars are great for watching shore birds and whale spouts. 

Buffet breakfast at Inn at Arch Rock includes muffins, fresh fruit, oatmeal, eggs, biscuits and gravy.

Room service is not offered, but you may take breakfast back to your room or enjoy it in the small dining area. The complimentary hot breakfast is available in the hotel lobby from 8 – 10 a.m. Menu items change with the seasons, but count on eggs, muffins, fresh fruit and oatmeal, in addition to yogurt. Drinks include juice, tea and coffee by the Depoe Bay, Oregon-based Pirate Coffee Company. 

The ideal location allows guests to walk into downtown Depoe Bay. Wander the boardwalk with its retail shops, Depoe Bay Winery, restaurants and oceanfront walkway. If you visit during storm watching season, you may see huge waves crashing into the seawall in Depoe Bay. 

What's left of the collapsed Arch Rock in Depoe Bay on the Oregon coast as seen from Inn at Arch Rock.


A little history on the name behind Inn at Arch Rock. While the bridge and business strip in Depoe Bay were not built until 1927, Arch Rock was a natural rock formation that has been there for decades. Unfortunately, in the winter of 2004 the sandstone rock arch collapsed due to natural causes. A timely reminder when you visit the Oregon coast to watch your step and tread lightly. 

Four glass float balls are on display in the Depoe Bay hotel lobby at Inn at Arch rock.

For additional activities on the Oregon coast, try your hand at glass blowing. The colorful glass floats on display at the Depoe Bay hotel are available for purchase or visit Lincoln City Glass Center. 

Rates for our ocean view queen room start at $165 per night, midweek, not including tax. Inn at Arch Rock hotel rooms start at $99  and go as high as $600 depending on the unit, time of year and holidays. Check the website for package deals and special offers, or see if you can find a better rate at, Expedia, or your favorite hotel booking site.

Review and photos by Eugene, Oregon-based travel writer Nancy D. Brown. Her stay was hosted by Inn at Arch Rock, but her thoughts and opinions are her own. 

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