Cannon Beach/Hallmark Resort

Hallmark Resort is located just outside of Cannon Beach’s tiny village. Oceanfront rooms with balconies face out to Haystack Rock, one of Oregon coast’s iconic landmarks.

Cannon Beach/Haystack Rock

Check in was done at the office. I was able to get my car to a parking space (free guest parking) close to my room on the third floor. There are a couple of elevators located around the property, but be prepared to walk your luggage up as I noticed that most rooms in my part of the resort weren’t near an elevator.

Cannon Beach/Hallmark Resort

The first thing that I noticed in my room was the jacuzzi whirlpool, with a small jar of bath salts and a couple of chocolates waiting by the basket of towels. The room is inviting with its fireplace, table with a view, king size bed, and amenities such as a a microwave, small fridge, and coffee maker.

Cannon Beach/Hallmark Resort

Free wifi is complemented by a guest computer at the resort’s room off of the lobby. Here’s where you can also grab a cup of coffee, tea, or hot chocolate to enjoy by the fireplace while the waves crash against the rocks.

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I was here for storm-watching and was not disappointed, as much of my stay was a rainy one.

Cannon Beach/Hallmark Resort

No matter, once I headed into town for lunch, I found several shops, art galleries, a bank, market, library, bakery and cafés to explore.

Cannon Beach shopper
[A lone seagull exits The Picnic Basket in Cannon Beach]

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By the way, Waves of Grain Bakery is outside town headed in the opposite direction. If you’re out this way, it’s not to be missed for its deliciousness.

It was easy to spread out in my spacious room. A small screened window to the side of the balcony door allowed fresh sea breezes into my room, something I welcome in any hotel, regardless of whether there’s an in-room heating/AC system or not. My afternoon was spent simply unwinding from the drive out from Portland, and a visit to the spa.

Hallmark Resort

I was pampered at Elements by the Sea, a full service spa located at the resort. In a nearby building are two indoor salt water pools, three spas, a dry sauna, and fitness centre.

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Hallmark Resort is pet-friendly and perfect for couples, families, special occasions, and a long weekend escape from the city. Guest laundry is also available. Banquet and meeting rooms make this a great retreat venue. The staff are very helpful and can recommend spots to visit along the coast when you’re headed out.

Hallmark Resort has a sister property in Newport, called the Oceanfront Hallmark Resort. Hallmark Resort is located at 1400 South Hemlock Street in Cannon Beach.

Cannon Beach/Hallmark Resort view

I travelled as a guest of Travel Oregon and Hallmark Resort. Opinions, as always, are my own.

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