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"Gorgeous views. The beds are large and comfy. The rooms are very clean. It feels healthy here. Happy! " More

By a verified traveler on Sat 01 Aug 2020

Hotel Description

Enjoy the free WiFi at this beach Homer motel

Steps from the beach

Your stay at this Homer motel places you within a 10-minute walk of Pratt Museum and Bunnell Street Gallery. Also, Bunnell Street Arts Center is within half a mile (1 km) and Alaska Islands and Ocean Visitor Center is within 2 miles (3 km).

Property Amenities

This motel doesn't skimp on freebies - guests receive free WiFi and free self parking. Free newspapers are provided for your convenience.

Free WiFi, refrigerators

Featuring conveniences like refrigerators and microwaves, the 38 guestrooms also offer free WiFi and TVs with cable channels.

Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds, Balcony, Beach View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Room, Balcony, Ocean View

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Premium Room, 2 Queen Beds, Lanai, Beach View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Room, 2 Queen Beds, Ocean View

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

The Ocean Shores ratings based on 13 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.5 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for The Ocean Shores

Everyone (6) Family (1)
5 out of 5
Gorgeous views. The beds are large and comfy. The rooms are very clean. It feels healthy here. Happy!

Posted by , from San Francisco on Aug 1, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Aug 21, 2020 by Pam

Thank you. We are doing all that we can to keep all the rooms healthy and safe for our guest. The view from here is the best in Homer. Best Regards, Pam - Manager

5 out of 5
Out of our two week vacation this was the best three night stay we had. Clean, courtesy, helpful and most of all restful.

Posted by on Aug 28, 2016

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4 out of 5

Beautiful View!!!

Right on the water!!! Beautiful vista! Follow with breakfast from Two Sisters.

Posted by , from Tampa, FL on Jul 15, 2016

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3 out of 5

Beautiful surroundings and view....

Pros: Location is its positive note.
Cons: Furnishings need to be updated and bathroom clean. I would hope that clients requests for privacy should be respected
Location: Restaurants, shops, tours, bay, charters for fishing, local sites
Room was not quite what was advertised. View was Ok, but a building in front of us partially blocked the scenery of Kachemak Bay. Room could have been cleaner, especially bathroom and we requested privacy with no room entry, which was not respected. Front desk not always available. Noise from front walkway was noticable, but not disruptive. For the price, I would have expected more. Rooms need to be updated. Location was excellent to town, attractions, and views of Bay.

Posted by , from Bloomington on Jun 19, 2016

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1 out of 5

Nice view over the garages

Pros: Not one thing
Cons: New beds and more insulation in the walls
Location: We were in Home to fish but the rest of the town was ugly...great view of mountains
This place was a complete disappointment...view was good if you looked over the back of other buildings, no screens on windows or sliding door, bed was uncomfortable and walls are very thin. Noise from upstairs until after 2 am. Would not ever stay here again and would not recommend anyone to stay here.

Posted by , from Minnesota on Aug 5, 2015

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5 out of 5

Excellent experience in every aspect

Pros: Everything except the coffee in the room.
Cons: The only fault we found was the awful coffee in the room. We love our c A jar of instant would be a great improvement over the Folgers individual bags
This is one of the best inn experiences of our two week adventure. Very clean, comfortable, accessible, with a great location above the beach. We loved this place.

Posted by , from Minneapolis/St. Paul on Jul 22, 2015

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5 out of 5

Stunning Views from comfortable clean room.

Pros: The easy access to the room, cleanliness, and the view !!
Location: Easy access to the beach and Homer Alaska has fishing, sight seeing, hiking, wild life viewing, shopping, and gourmet restaurants, and character.
I couldn't ask for a better value for my money. Very nice clean rooms, the view of the ocean, the glaciers across the bay, and the bonus was an eagles nest with 2 chicks in it within view of our room window. I'll stay here again and again. I recommend this easy access hotel with one of the best views for your money.

Posted by , from Idaho on Jul 2, 2015

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3 out of 5

Great view

Great view of the harbor, old but clean with a nice balcony

Posted by on Aug 25, 2012

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4 out of 5

great view

Pros: Free Internet, Quiet, great view from each room, close to two sisters bakery, microwave
Cons: walls seem a little thin but wasn't a problem
As far as I can tell, The Ocean Shores has a great view from all the rooms. We asked for a roll away bed for a third person in the room and that was no problem, although, it was not a traditional mattress, more like a tri-fold pad/mat that was about 5 inches thick. It was actually comfortable, though. They provided plenty of sheets and blankets to go with it. This hotel is very close to the Homer Chamber of Commerce, where you can get maps of town and ideas of what you can do there (and of excursions out of town across or into the bay). It is also very close to the Alaska Oceans and Islands Visitors Center where you can get a great overview of the local wildlife, research, and the area's history. The Two Sisters Bakery is just behind the Visitors Center - you can walk the path and look for nesting sandhill cranes while enroute between the two.

Posted by , from Los Angeles, CA, USA on Jul 20, 2012

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4 out of 5

Nice People

OK for the price. Access to the beach is a steep downward hill. Quite a climb back up, not sure little kids or older folks could handle it. It's away from the Spit and you need to drive to sight see or shop. It did have a microwave and fridge. (most do in Alaska) Front desk was very nice and helpful, (you need to ask for a hairdryer) they have lots of info. Room was clean and roomy with private deck looking over the water, not a beach.

Posted by on Aug 18, 2008

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Property Features

The Ocean Shores offers its guests complimentary newspapers in the lobby. Public spaces have free WiFi. Limited free parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Smoking is allowed in designated areas at this Homer motel.

  • 38 guestrooms or units
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Smoking in designated areas

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Free self parking , Parking (limited spaces)


  • Airport: Homer, AK (HOM) (4.2 km / 2.6 mi)
  • Parking: Free self parking

Room Amenities

The Ocean Shores offers 38 accommodations. Guests can make use of the in-room refrigerators and microwaves. Bathrooms include showers. Guests can surf the web using the complimentary wireless Internet access. Televisions come with cable channels. Housekeeping is offered daily and hair dryers can be requested.

  • Television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Hair dryer available
  • Ensuite bathroom


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)
  • In-room accessibility

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 3:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 10:00 PM
  • Minimum check-in age is: 18

Special check-in instructions:

The front desk is open daily from 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

The front desk at this property is open daily from 9:00 AM - 10:00 PM.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards; cash is not accepted

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.Personal protective equipment, including masks and gloves, will be available to guests.Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.The property affirms that it adheres to the Safe Travels (WTTC - Global) sanitization guidelines.

  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Debit cards not accepted
  • Gloves are available to guests
  • Property follows sanitization practices of Safe Travels (WTTC - Global)
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer
  • Staffed front desk
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cribs (infant beds) available
  • No elevators
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • gap period enforced between guest stays 24 hours

Hotel Names

  • Ocean Shores Homer
  • Ocean Shores Hotel Homer
  • Ocean Shores Motel Homer
  • The Ocean Shores Motel
  • The Ocean Shores Homer
  • The Ocean Shores Motel Homer
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.