Gay Friendly Hotels Cannon Beach

Guide to Gay Friendly Hotels in Cannon Beach, Oregon (2024 Updated)

Search and book Lesbian and Gay friendly hotels Cannon Beach, OR.

Lesbiangaybisexual and transgender (LGBT) rights in the United States have evolved in recent decades. However, LGBT Americans may still face some legal and many social challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents, particularly in states with large conservative populations, such as in the Deep South; in rural areas; and in some Native American tribal nations.

U.S. federal law does not explicitly include protections against discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity. In June 2020, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that sexual orientation and gender identity are included under “sex” as a prohibited ground of employment discrimination in the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) people in the U.S. state of Florida may face legal challenges not experienced by non-LGBT residents. Same-sex sexual activity became legal in the state after the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Lawrence v. Texas on June 26, 2003, and same-sex marriage has been legal in the state since January 6, 2015.
Oregon is frequently referred to as one of the United States’ most LGBT-friendly states, and is home to an active LGBT community with multiple bars, clubs, venues, events and other establishments. Elected in 2016, Governor Kate Brown is the nation’s first openly bisexual governor.
Cannon Beach has a long history of being a  gay friendly town and in downtown we can find a few gay friendly bars as well ashe Chart Room is  the most famous gay friendly bar in Cannon Beach, OR.
Cannon Beach is a small coastal city in northwest Oregon. It’s known for its long, sandy shore. Standing tall in the ocean, Haystack Rock is a seasonal haven for tufted puffins. On a headland to the north, trails in Ecola State Park offer sweeping views of the ocean, coves and a lighthouse. South is Arcadia Beach, with tide pools and a picnic area. Nearby Hug Point has sea caves. Boutiques and galleries dot downtown.

 top attractions to visit in Cannon Beach

1. The Waves 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Cannon Beach

The Waves
The Waves

The Waves is an ocean front property located in the center of downtown Cannon Beach, Oregon. Each room here will provide you with a seating area. Most rooms have direct beach access or a view of the ocean.

Each room is complete with a microwave, refrigerator, and a coffee machine. Featuring a shower, the private bathroom also comes with a bath or shower. Extras include a sofa, bed linen and ironing facilities.

At The Waves you will find a hot tub and barbecue facilities. Other facilities offered at the property include meeting facilities and a vending machine.

The property is located within 5 minutes’ walk of the EVOO Cooking School and the Coaster Theater Play House. A number of shops and restaurants can be reached within 1,650 feet of The Waves.

Composed of 4 townhouse-style buildings overlooking the ocean and Ecola Creek, this relaxed hotel is 0.9 miles from Les Shirley Park, 1 mile from Haystack Rock and 2.5 miles from Ecola State Park.

The relaxed rooms and suites feature understated coastal decor and varying amenities, including coffeemakers, microwaves, cable TV and free Wi-Fi. Some have 1 or 2 bedrooms with separate living rooms, oceanfront balconies, kitchenettes with cooktops, or full kitchens.

Free parking is provided. The property offers an outdoor hot tub and a BBQ area, as well as games, books and beach toys to borrow.

The Waves is a unique Ocean Front property in the village center of Cannon Beach. Eight different buildings and five classic cottages offer lodging options from romantic studios to large family suites. Most rooms have kitchens, fireplaces, private decks and are either Ocean Front or Ocean View with a few non-view options. Locally owned and family operated for 30 years, The Waves, has accommodations to meet every budget with an unbeatable location.

The Waves is an excellent facility in a perfect location to both enjoy the ocean and beach and to walk into town. We have stayed in many places in Cannon Beach for over 30 years and The Waves ( Flagship Building) is among the top. We were in room 403 which was on the top floor. It had a very nice nook with a table and two comfortable chairs. Perfect for sitting and watching the beach and ocean. It also had a nice private deck.

The architectural arrangement of the individual rooms in this building is such that you have a real sense of privacy. Expansive windows look onto the beach but not into other rooms or balconies. The clearstory windows allow a lot of light into the rooms even on dreary days. The bathroom is very nice with amazing water pressure. The bathroom lights are harsh though – the very white white kind.

Not to take away from our room, but we looked into room 402 and felt, all things being equal it would be preferable. It’s a bit larger and has a slightly better view.

The Waves looks more like a condo development than a traditional motel. Our room looked a little older (recognizing that buildings on the beach age in dog years) but was clean and neat. We had ocean view – not panoramic but very nice, mini-kitchen, and a gas fireplace (a real plus). The Waves is a short walk from the restaurants and shopping in Cannon Beach and a healthy walk from Haystack Rock.

Our room was comfortable. Our private deck overlooked the north-west so we saw nearby rock formations and part of the sunset. The stove is a four-burner electric. There is a microwave and decent sized fridge. The bathroom is clean and fairly newly done.

The front desk staff was pleasant and helpful. The location is central to the town and steps from the beach. We would come here again.

Gay Friendly Hotels Cannon Beach
Gay Friendly Hotels Cannon Beach

How much does a room costs at The Waves Cannon Beach?

Prices start 112$/night for Queen Room with Partial View. The Queen Studio with Ocean View
is  181$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

Featuring ocean views, this studio has a craftsman-style design and offers a fireplace, and raised ceilings with skylights. A wet bar with a refrigerator, microwave, coffee making facilities, and a private balcony is included.

Where to book online – The Waves Cannon Beach Hotel –  Gay Friendly Hotels Cannon Beach – you can find the best hotels deals in Cannon Beach during Stormy Weather Arts Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Cannon Beach on  or  or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


2. Surfsand Resort 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Cannon Beach Oregon

Surfsand Resort
Surfsand Resort

This oceanfront resort offers access to Cannon Beach and a clear view of the 235-foot Haystack Rock offshore. A wide array of therapeutic massage services is also available on-site.

Rooms at Surfsand have contemporary themes featuring iPod docking stations and free Wi-Fi. A TV with DVD player and free access to a movie library is also provided. Some rooms include a private patio or balcony as well as a soaking tub.

Guests may enjoy the heated indoor swimming pool and hot tub. An on-site fitness center includes workout equipment and saunas. Surfsand Kids club allows children to experience a number of crafts and activities.

The Wayfarer Restaurant & Lounge, connected to the resort, offers fresh seafood dishes daily.

Situated in downtown Cannon Beach, overlooking the ocean and Haystack Rock, this polished resort lies 3 miles from Ecola State Park.

Cozy, earth-toned rooms feature flat-screen TVs and free Wi-Fi, as well as coffeemakers, microwaves and mini fridges. Many have ocean views, private balconies and gas fireplaces. Suites add separate living rooms.

The hotel offers free ice cream socials and weenie roasts. A relaxed restaurant serves regional cuisine, and there’s a heated indoor pool, a hot tub, a fitness center and a spa. Event facilities are available.

The oceanfront Surfsand Resort is just steps from Haystack Rock and has sweeping coastline views to the north and south. These views include not only Haystack Rock but also Tillamook Head Lighthouse. The full-service Surfsand Resort features stylish, contemporary guest rooms and suites with a serene, tranquil vibe and a lot of fun extras that will make your stay memorable and your return visit a good bet.
Wi-fi, lux bath amenities, deep soaking tubs and seasonal beachfront Cabana service are just a few of the touches that will make your stay laid back and fun. Located just 70 miles due west of Portland, this full-service resort welcomes guests with warmth and hospitality.
What a wonderful find. We were recommended this hotel from multiple people and it did not disappoint. Our room was on the top floor looking over the beach and Haystack rock, it was so peaceful and gorgeous. The hotel staff was top-notch and very friendly. We really enjoyed having the Wayfarer next door as it was a very rainy/windy night so being able to go next door for our dinner and breakfast was great. Totally would recommend the Surfsand Resort.
Love Surfsand Resort’s on-the-beach location & fabulous view of Haystack Rock … also great was that it’s location is easy walking distance within the heart of the community of Cannon Beach!
The desk staff are friendly and we got there on movie night (a collection of free DVD rentals spiced with fresh popcorn at the desk). It’s a short downhill drive to the oceanfront rooms and the rest are splayed out to the northeast a bit.

Our third floor room had a panoramic view of the ocean, with the sand starting perhaps 20 feet from the comfortable balcony. It was cold as the dickens the night we stayed so we didn’t use it much, but in warm weather for sunsets I’m sure it’s amazing. If you had a crossbow you could probably hit Haystack Rock from your balcony…it’s RIGHT there. Pretty much any room in that oceanfront building is gonna give you that view. Ask for one of those.

The room itself is comfortable, good bed, great gas fireplace. The bath products are Aveda which is pretty chic. Room service and there’s a full restaurant just steps away and even closer to Haystack Rock.

Great for couples and families alike. The southern end of Cannon isn’t quite as packed with shops and restaurants as the north end, but there are plenty of places to choose from and visit nonetheless. A little less bustling and spread out. Easy access from the highway too.
Gay Friendly Hotels Cannon Beach
Gay Friendly Hotels Cannon Beach

How much does a room costs at Surfsand Resort?

Prices start 150$/night for King Studio with Sofa Bed – No View. The Beachfront King Studio is  293$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This studio features a gas fireplace, sofa bed, soaking tub, and panoramic ocean views from the balcony.

Where to book online – Surfsand Resort –  Gay Friendly Hotels Cannon Beach – you can find the best hotels deals in Cannon Beach during Stormy Weather Arts Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Cannon Beach on  or  or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


3. Inn at the Shore 3* – Gay Friendly Hotels Seaside Oregon

Inn at the Shore
Inn at the Shore

Offering free seasonal bicycle rentals and BBQ facilities, Inn at the Shore is located in Seaside. Free Wi-Fi access is available in all guest rooms.

A flat-screen cable TV with a DVD player is available in all rooms at Inn at the Shore. A microwave, small fridge, and dining area are also included. Ocean views or partial ocean views are featured from all guest rooms.

Seaside Outlet Mall is 5 minutes’ drive away. Ecola State Park is 15 miles away. Portland International Airport is 78 miles away.

A 0.4 mile drive from US-101, this casual hotel is across the street from the beach. It’s 0.2 miles from Seaside Golf Course, and 1.2 miles from Seaside Aquarium.

The relaxed, airy rooms feature sliding glass doors opening onto patios or balconies, most with ocean views. All rooms have free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs with DVD players, and gas fireplaces, as well as microwaves, mini fridges and coffeemakers. Some have whirlpool tubs. Suites add extra bedrooms and kitchenettes.

Amenities include free bike and DVD rentals, plus communal gas grills.

Inn At The Shore is an oceanfront hotel in Seaside, Oregon. We are located on the quiet south end of the Promenade. We have 18 rooms with panoramic views of the sea and Tillamook Head. The ocean is at your doorstep.
All of our rooms have a terrace or balcony on which you can sit and enjoy the sea air. Step out of the hotel and you can walk along the Promenade or go down to the sand and seashore. We are on a gorgeous wide stretch of beach with sea grasses and native shrubbery. The sunsets are beautiful and you can fall asleep and wake up to the sound of the waves. We are located on the North Oregon Coast which has a great variety of sightseeing attractions.
Off the main downtown touristy area, Inn at the Shore is pretty far south of the main street with all the tourist shops and arcades. The unit is right at the end of the promenade so you can easily walk or bike to the action if you so choose, or you can continue to the north end of the promenade and return for the 2 mile walk or ride.
We have repeatedly stayed at The Inn at the Shore for the location, amenities and the inclusive treatment of our dog who also excited to revisit. The location at the south end of the promenade is ideal as it is away from downtown but still a healthy walking distance away. The bikes are helpful in that regard although we have yet to make use of them. Having a microwave and fridge in the room is quite convenient as is the proximity of U Street Pub (great pub food and beer selection) and The Osprey Cafe for coffee/breakfast. Never have to move your vehicle.

Our second stay here, it’s just a lovely small boutique hotel with a great location and great value. Our first stay we had the two room suite with full kitchen, hard to beat the oceanfront double balcony and full size fridge. We booked later this time and got the ground floor two queen room with jacuzzi…it was lovely!

Comfortable in every way, still has a microwave and mini-fridge and the perfect glassware/utensils to make takeout easy.

Staff are friendly and helpful and the location on the quiet end of the prom overlooking Tillamook Head is seriously unbeatable. Efficient and easy WiFi, cable and DVR player and gas fireplace made a rainy afternoon very enjoyable. We are so happy to have had the chance to return here for another rejuvenating weekend.
Gay Friendly Hotels Seaside
Gay Friendly Hotels Seaside

How much does a room costs at Inn at the Shore?

Prices start 108$/night for Queen Room with Balcony. The Oceanfront Deluxe 2 Bedroom Suite
is  159$/room per night with breakfast included – if coming on a honeymoon this is the perfect choice for gay couples.

This suite has a balcony, DVD player and minibar.

Where to book online – Inn at the Shore –  Gay Friendly Hotels Seaside OR – you can find the best hotels deals in Seaside during Stormy Weather Arts Festival which is celebrated with much enthusiasm in Cannon Beach on  or  or  and see more reviews on TripAdvisor.


by Sorin

Sorin is a freelance travel writer. He is an experienced travel writer and traveller. Since 2012 he explored more than 60 countries on 4 continents: Asia, Europe, Africa and North America. Currently is based in Romania after spending the last 7 years in Myanmar.