Sylvia Beach Hotel & Tables of Content Restaurant


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Sylvia Beach Hotel was named in honor of Sylvia Beach, the expatriate American bookseller and publisher who opened Shakespeare and Company bookstore in Paris in 1919. Located in Newport on the central Oregon coast, Sylvia Beach Hotel sits on a bluff above Nye Beach and the Pacific Ocean. Originally built in 1912 as the New Cliff House hotel, the structure was renovated in the 1980s to become a 21-room literary-themed bed and breakfast with a homey and eclectic charm that attracts readers, writers, and travelers from all over the world. It has been listed on the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. Each room includes details and books to reflect the life and writings of 21 different authors. Guests can enjoy a book with a view in the quiet and cozy haven of the third-floor oceanfront library. Family-style dining for breakfast and dinner brings guests and locals together to share conversation and adventures in our Tables of Content Restaurant.

There are no telephones, TVs, or WiFi in rooms at Sylvia Beach Hotel. The allure is beach quiet—gathering one’s thoughts, writing, reading, and savoring the wonder of ocean and sky. Unplug, unwind, and sleep with your favorite author. Give us a call to make a reservation – 541) 265-5428


The historic Sylvia Beach Hotel, located in Nye Beach for more than 30 years.
The Mark Twain is one of the hotel's three classic rooms with oceanfront views to both the north and south, a fireplace, large private deck, and the complete works of Mark Twain to browse.
One of the hotel's three classic rooms, the Agatha Christie has its own private deck, fireplace, and ocean views. In this room our guests can read from the many Christie books on the shelves and perhaps find a clue from each mystery hidden somewhere in the room.
The J. K. Rowling room faces north, looking toward the Yaquina Head lighthouse and Nye and Agate Beach areas.
The Ken Kesey is perfect for family or couples groups, with ocean views to the south and four single beds.
The Tolkien has a private bath and is located on the first floor, with patio access to the garden.
Located on the first floor, the handicapped-accessible Jules Verne faces south overlooking the garden/entrance, and includes patio access in garden.
The library is well-stocked and open to all patrons.
Take a seat in the lounge-y library to curl up with a book.
The lobby is warm, welcoming and full of nods to the Sylvia Beach's rich history.
The Sylvia Beach Hotel's Tables of Content Restaurant offers nightly seatings of a prix-fixe, four-course dinner made from scratch using local ingredients.
Breakfast each morning always includes house-made breads and sweet treats, fresh fruit and juices, and eggs.
Morning breakfast includes a hot entrée, alternating between sweet (such as crepes or pancakes) and savory (such as quiche pictured here) choices.
Appetizer plates often feature the bounty of the seasons – fruit, nuts, fresh herbs, local seafoods, for example.
The chefs depend on local farmers for the vibrant greens on the Tables of Content daily-changing menus.
Chef Rowan Lehrman at work in the kitchen.
Chef Nanci Courtney cheering on the cauliflower harvest with ready-to-eat "pom-poms."
Fresh veggie bisque with local herbs and edible flowers.
Voluptuous soufflées appear on the menu occasionally; call 541-265-5428 to see what's on the menu today.
Fresh fruit shortcakes make the most of summer berries – dessert is always included in your dinner at the Tables of Content.
The view from the deck of the Sylvia Beach Hotel on a mid-summer night.
An early fall sunset over the Yaquina Bay Bridge,
A winter storm sunset seen from the Tables of Content dining room.
The Sylvia Beach Hotel mascot, Shelley.