Review: Adrift Hotel in Long Beach, WA
Golden sunlight with a deceivingly cold bit to the wind. Light green moss draping the trees. Piles as big as haystacks full of oyster shells. Foamy waves with strong riptide currents. This is Long Beach in a nutshell – a popular summer getaway for Washington and Oregon residents. Yet I went in the dead of winter and it was still this beautiful and lively? Yes!
There are lots of activities to partake in while in Long Beach, making it the perfect beach getaway for families and people of all ages. We passed by go-kart tracks, arcade and laser tag hangouts, horse ride treks and of course, the stretch of sand that makes up Long Beach. My girlfriends and I really loved visiting the local bakery, Cottage Bakery & Delicatessen, and even went multiple times because we wanted to try more of their delicious baked goods! There are also plenty of other local restaurants that serve up fresh seafood dishes. Also nearby is Ilwaco, where you can take the short drive to see the Navy and Coast Guard boats practicing at the mouth of the Columbia River. For such a small town, you won’t get bored here!
We ended up staying at the Adrift Hotel & Spa for a night to get away and relax on my birthday. I really appreciated their local and eco-friendly focus in how they run the hotel. The food at the Pickled Fish restaurant is organic and more gourmet than I expected. Bath products are high quality, eco-friendly and kept in bottles they reuse, instead of giving guests travel-sized, landfill-destined plastic bottles. The design of the hotel and rooms are modern, sleek, industrial and natural. The Adrift Hotel is located right next to the beach with many rooms featuring lovely views of the water!
- Eco-friendly atmosphere
- Quick beach access
- Pickled Fish restaurant frequently features live shows (we saw Bradford Loomis play a show… check out his music!)
- Organic tea, coffee and hot chocolate always offered to guests. Selection of wires, beers and snacks are available for purchase.
- Spa attached to the hotel based on appointments
- DVD’s and board games free to use in hotel rooms
- Bathrooms need to be renovated
- Beds were very stiff (Good for playing the board games on though!)
- Signs and directions to Long Beach and the Adrift Hotel were vague and made it hard to find both (that’s not really the hotel’s fault though)