SALT Hotel & Pub

Stay on the water in this historic fishing village.

The ethos of the sea, simplicity, and comfort come together to create a uniquely inviting atmosphere. SALT, a boutique hotel and pub, perched by the water's edge, offers a refreshing blend of local charm and modern hospitality.

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Think coastal cabin meets sleepy hotel.

What it's like

SALT's story began in 2015 with the transformation of the Harbor Lights motel and bar, a beloved local landmark since 1972. Reimagined for the modern traveler, this family-run establishment maintains its connection to the area's fishing heritage while offering a relaxing retreat. The hotel's history, coupled with its commitment to genuine service, will give you a personal and memorable stay.

Independent spirit

Stay salty, friends.

Small touches

Each of the 21 rooms at SALT was designed with your comfort in mind. Sink into your room's memory foam mattress, watch your favorite shows on the flat-screen TV, and stay connected with high-speed WiFi. Locally-made soap adds a nice personal touch, and since all rooms are dog-friendly, your four-legged friend can join you on your Washington adventure. As a guest, you'll also have access to the onsite Norwegian sauna, perfect for relaxing after a long day enjoying Ilwaco's surrounding nature.

Eat and drink

The onsite pub, a favorite among locals and travelers alike, offers a seasonal menu of locally sourced fare. Choose from a variety of dishes, from classic fish and chips to innovative vegetarian options, complemented by craft cocktails and local wines. The dining experience at SALT, whether inside or on the dog-friendly patio, encapsulates the spirit of coastal living.

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Rooms & Rates

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Located on the Long Beach Peninsula in Ilwaco, Washington.

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Guest Services            

Eat & Drink            

  • SALT Pub (lunch, dinner, and drinks served Thursday - Monday)
  • Snack Shack (snacks and refreshments available for purchase daily)

Fitness & Recreation            

  • Sauna

In-room amenities

  • Bath products
  • Hairdryer
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Work desk
  • Mini fridge
  • Microwave
  • Coffee maker
  • Air conditioning

Cancellation policy

Reservations must be canceled at least 48 hours prior to arrival to receive a refund of the total deposit amount, equal to one night's room and tax.
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Meetings + Events

Hosting a meeting or event? SALT Hotel & Pub offers a 960-square-foot space for up to 65 guests, set against the inspiring backdrop of the Port of Ilwaco and the Columbia River. Ideal for any gathering, the harbor-side venue combines stunning views with personalized service to make your event truly unforgettable. To learn more, click here.

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