Top U.S. Seaside Inns
Depoe Bay, Oregon
On a bluff overlooking the rugged Pacific coastline, the Whale Cove Inn (doubles from $395, including breakfast) is a two-year-old retreat made of stone, steel, cable, and glass. Its seven 1,000-square-foot-suites have white wood-beam ceilings and understated accents such as cream-colored sofas and mahogany tables. Watch bald eagles, gray whales, and distant ocean storms from the terrace in your suite. The nearby Tidal Raves Seafood Grill (dinner for two $65) serves excellent fish and is surprisingly affordable, and the hotel recently opened its own restaurant, Beck (dinner for two $60).
Don’t Miss: Shopping for fused-glass objets by area craftsmen along Main Street in Toledo, a 20-minute drive south.