The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
11/08/2018 Kalamariverrat, Rainier, Oregon
We spent a long weekend here, choosing Reedsport because it was the debarkation point for a (successful!) salmon-fishing trip. The pictures online show what looks like an expansive resort-type hotel.... more
We spent a long weekend here, choosing Reedsport because it was the debarkation point for a (successful!) salmon-fishing trip. The pictures online show what looks like an expansive resort-type hotel. The reality was different. On the Good side, the room was large, comfortable, well-appointed, and had a nice view of one of the tributaries of Winchester Bay. The room itself was quiet, despite being next to a housekeeping work room. Housekeeping was attentive and the check-in clerk was very personable.
On the Bad side, the layout of the motel made parking a full-size SUV anywhere close to our room difficult. Entrance is either by an extreme 90-degree turn off US 101, or through a strip-mall parking lot. Exit is only through the strip-mall.
On the Ugly side, we were accosted by the evening desk clerk on our last evening there, who berated us for daring to walk our medical service dogs on the motel's (dying) lawn. She stormed about our being assigned the room we had - "that's not a pet-friendly room!" - and implied that we would have to change rooms (we didn't). Not a nice was to end our otherwise pleasant stay. less