Where to Stay

Where to Stay

When seeking accommodations in Ilwaco, Washington, a variety of charming options await to enhance your coastal experience. Choose from cozy bed and breakfasts that offer personalized hospitality against the backdrop of serene landscapes. Embrace the coastal vibe with boutique inns, where each room tells a story of comfort and style. For those seeking a more immersive experience, vacation rentals and cottages provide a home away from home, often nestled near the town's scenic attractions. Whether you opt for a seaside retreat or a centrally located inn, Ilwaco's lodging choices cater to different preferences, promising a comfortable and memorable stay amidst the town's natural beauty and maritime allure.

Baker Bay Retreat

The hidden cove where you’ll find Baker Bay Retreat offers views of the bay you can’t find anywhere else on this peninsula. This relaxing getaway is located a mile from the Port of Ilwaco and a short distance from Cape Disappointment state park. The recently renovated Aubudon Cottage is currently available and accommodates two adults with an outdoor soaking tub overlooking the bay. We’re excited to announce the addition of an Air Stream and completion of the Main House in late 2024! 

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SALT Hotel & Pub

Norwegian writer Isak Dinesen once said: 

“The cure for anything is salt water: sweat, tears or the sea.”

This proverb is a hallmark of our experience living and working in Ilwaco. SALT came to be when our family blindly dove head first into proprietorship of the old Harbor Lights motel and bar in 2015. Were we naive? Probably. But we knew a good thing when we saw it and couldn’t let the chance to resurrect the establishment go. 

The original motel was built in 1972, and for almost 40 years it was a storied lodging and watering hole that catered to commercial and sport fishers. With the support of other local businesses and friends, we breathed new life into the modest building establishing a modern, inviting getaway and place to recharge for anyone who walks through our doors. 

We don’t profess to know it all or to think we always get everything right, but we hope your visit is pleasant and memorable. If you love what we’re doing, tell your friends. If you don’t, please tell us. We’ll do our best to make it right. 

Saltily Yours, 
Jules & Laila

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Col-Pacific Motel

Welcome to Col-Pacific Motel, ideally located in the historic village of Ilwaco, just steps from the Port of Ilwaco where the Columbia River meets the Pacific Ocean. Our charming motel serves as your gateway to an array of exciting outdoor adventures and cultural experiences. From leisurely strolls along the tranquil waterfront to exhilarating hikes on the nearby Discovery Trail, there's something for everyone to enjoy. Explore the rich heritage of the region at the Columbia Pacific Heritage Museum, or embark on a journey to iconic landmarks like Cape Disappointment and North Head Lighthouses. With comfortable accommodations and unparalleled access to Ilwaco's treasures, Col-Pacific Motel invites you to make the most of your Pacific Northwest getaway.



Call or text us at 1-(360)-244-3348


Our resort is a beautiful 30 acre forested park surrounded by trees, nestled in the outskirts of one of the most attractive vacation areas in the Pacific Northwest. Our campground offers full/partial RV hookups, cabins and tent sites. Many of our RV spots are shaded and we have plenty of room for your boat too!

Enjoy large and clean full service bathrooms and showers together with a small convenience store.  Our campsites include a fire pit and picnic benches. The park includes horseshoe pits, sports and games for kids.

Enjoy the outdoors! Many visitors come for the charter fishing. You can also hike the wilderness refuge, checkout beautiful beach views, and the area is surrounded by biking trails.

Foodies will be delighted that the community of Long Beach (5 mins) is filled with Mom & Pop restaurants. History buffs should check our the local curio museum and The Lewis & Clark Interpretive Center. The area is also home to the World’s Largest Frying Pan.


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Wallicut River RV and Campground Resort - All good spots, good views ,well maintained, very clean,Tracy's is great to work with, very accommodating, helpful and capable 👍I Loved my stay

Barry Demey

Off the beaten path, Salt hotel and Pub is a gem you won’t believe you didn’t know about. It’s that cool!
The pub food is seriously fantastic...

Zoe Mendell

Col-Pacific Motel - We booked this room sight unseen and were so pleased. The room was the cleanest out of all the places we stayed on our entire trip. The staff were so kind and friendly. The location is perfect for exploring..

Laura McFadden

Baker Bay Retreat - The cottage is amazing - well appointed, decorated, cleaned, and situated in beautiful area.The best part is the operators are amazing

Matt s 

Ive been to all of these places are you will love each of them!

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